Student and Faculty Spotlights
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...
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.
"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
"We put our heads together but couldn't think of anything fun to do." -Professor Joel Wendland-Liu
The IRIS Department as chosen Amanda Niswander as the Wendy J. Wenner Senior Thesis Award winner for Winter 2020. Please click to read more.
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.
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 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."
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.
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.