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Now is the time to take advantage of our Class Connections! This resource provides a variety of water-related

  • games
  • books
  • movies
  • videos
  • music
  • and more


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Building new ways to think about water at GVSU and beyond

Making Waves is a University initiative to create collaboration across campus among students, faculty, and staff, as well as with the community. The goal of the Initiative is to explore and investigate the many ways that water touches our lives, from being a life-force to defining GVSU in relation to the Grand River and Lake Michigan. The Initiative has the potential to clearly define GVSU: a liberal education institution where we integrate theory with practice to prepare students for the challenges of our world.

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LGROW Annual Grand River Spring Forum

May 8, 2020 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

2020 Grand River Expedition

July 6, 2020 All Day

2020 Grand River Expedition

July 7, 2020 All Day

2020 Grand River Expedition

July 8, 2020 All Day

2020 Grand River Expedition

July 9, 2020 All Day

2020 Grand River Expedition

July 10, 2020 All Day

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Campus, public voice concerns about water at town hall

November 07, 2019

The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Michigan/Bridge Magazine.

GVSU, Bridge Magazine will host town hall about water priorities

October 28, 2019

The free event is November 4 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center.

Grand River highlighted during Making Waves event

September 17, 2019

Students, faculty and staff hiked trails and kayaked on the Grand River during the Confluence.

'Big Splash Week' kicks off Making Waves About Water initiative

September 09, 2019

September 15-21 features speakers, showcases, a beach clean-up, hikes, kayak rides and more.

Making Waves initiative announces winning logo

March 01, 2019

Design emphasizes constant presence of water in the region.

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“Sail Forth - steer for the deep waters only. Reckless, O soul, exploring.”

Walt Whitman

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Making Waves Logo

Logo designed by Sarah Tibbe, GVSU alum