Student and Faculty Spotlights


Dr. Denise Goerisch Book Published

Congratulations to Professor Denise Goerisch! Their book The True Cost of College (Palgrave MacMillan). This book examines the true costs of attendance faced by low- and moderate-income students on four public college campuses...

What did IRIS Faculty do over the summer?

Please meet one of the newest faculty members in IRIS! Dr. Daniela Marini This summer, my friend and I climbed (free solo!) the Second Flatiron in Boulder, CO.

What did IRIS Faculty do over the summer?

"This summer was a quite busy one for me as I was teaching online, but fortunately I was able to spend some time to travel with my families in July! We spent a few days visiting western Michigan and enjoyed the beautiful beaches." -Professor Haixia Liu

What did IRIS Faculty do over the summer?

"We put our heads together but couldn't think of anything fun to do." -Professor Joel Wendland-Liu

Winter 2020 Wendy J. Wenner Award

The IRIS Department as chosen Amanda Niswander as the Wendy J. Wenner Senior Thesis Award winner for Winter 2020. Please click to read more.

Winter 2020 Stanley Krohmer Senior Project Award

The IRISI Department recently selected the Winter 2020 Senior Thesis Award winners. The Stanley Krohmer Senior Project Award went to Ivy Baillie from the Traverse City Campus. Please click to read more.

Congratulations to our student award-winners who received Excellence in Discipline Awards!

Three outstanding students were chosen as Excellence in Discipline Award winners. Miranda Bryan, for Religious Studies; Brooklyn Lipponen, Integrative Studies; and Yeram Leonard for Social Innovation.

Diego Galicia, IRIS student assistant

Diego Galicia is a junior Political Science major. He is from Shelby, MI a small town north of Grand Rapids. He chose GVSU because "Grand Rapids was a city I could settle in after graduation, but it was still close to home."

Design Thinking and Founders Brewery

Winter 2020 LIB 323 students are applying Design Thinking skills and education to a partnership with Founders Brewery. Students will be working to develop a sustainable product that collaborates with local farmers and highlights the history of beer in MI.

Denise Goerisch - Pew Teaching with Technology Award

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies Department are honored to share that IRIS Professor Denise Goerisch has been named a 2020 Pew Teaching with Technology Award winner.

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