Our Mission: "Giving Voice to Diverse Communities Through History"

Located in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Kutsche Office is home to the annual Local History Roundtable as well as multiple projects designed to support local groups and people to preserve, protect, and retain their histories.  Examples of recent initiatives are featured on our website and in the Kutsche Chronicle, published quarterly. Please contact us at 616-331-8099 or [email protected] to learn more about how we can work with you.


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Happening Now at The Kutsche Office

Click to register for the 14th Annual Local History Roundtable

March 22, 2023 / 1:00 - 8:00 pm

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Gordon Olson Award, honoring those who use history to give voice to diverse communities in West Michigan.


ENS Drop-In Advising

March 28, 2023 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Students of Environmental & Sustainability Studies: Stop by one of our open advising sessions, and meet with an advisor to plan out your 2023-2024 class schedule. Don't wait! Course offerings...


March 28, 2023 6:30 PM

GVSU is in Ottawa County. Changes are taking place within the county related to policy, leadership, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Some recent examples include the County Commissioners voting to...

Environmental Justice in Michigan and Beyond: Sociology in Action and Advocacy

March 30, 2023 1:00 PM

Professor Cedric Taylor is a deeply impassioned sociologist and a documentary filmmaker with a mind and heart for social and economic justice. His scholarly and creative endeavors focus on racial health...

Beaver Island Field School- Info Session

March 31, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Attend this virtual information session to learn more about the Beaver Island Field School , a 3-credit course offered by the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program. Students participating...

Global Express series: Oindrila Mukherjee's Dream Builders - Survival & Identity in a Globalized Society

April 6, 2023 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Area & Global Studies department welcomes author Dr. Oindrila Mukherjee for our next Global Express series. Dr. Mukherjee is a GVSU professor of Creative Writing and will discuss her recent...

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Page last modified February 7, 2023