Upcoming Events

Dr. Aithan Shapira

Fireside Chat: Dr. Aithan Shapira


Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 11 to 12:30 p.m. 

Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium
Richard M. DeVos Center
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
401 West Fulton Street

Acclaimed artist -- expert at the intersection of creativity, culture, and transformation -- and founder of TILT, Aithan Shapira will lead a conversation on how growing our ability to relate to ourselves and others can create a culture of innovation in organizations and communities -- and how knowing can get in the way.

Aithan Shapira, M.F.A., Ph.D., is an established artist, lecturer at MIT Sloan, and founder of TILT, a firm focused on the artful transformation of leaders and cultures as they move the most critical initiatives forward. As facilitator and coach, Shapira draws on more than 20 years of transforming creative process into cultural practice with change agents and global entities. He has pioneered progressive ways for training leadership for the future of work with governments and organizations such as NASA, Google, and Roche. Shapira serves on theMcKinsey Global Institute think tank for Learning Innovation and designs avant-garde curricula at MIT Sloan, Harvard ilab, Stanford d.school, and the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship.

Register to join in person or watch via livestream:


Questions? Contact Morgan Knapp in the Office of the President at (616) 331-2185 or knappmor@gvsu.edu

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Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. 

L.V. Eberhard Center
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
301 West Fulton Street

Join us as we recognize Grand Valley’s students, faculty, and staff who serve(d) in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or the National Guard.


First Sergeant Eversmann personifies the qualities of duty, courage, and selfless service to succeed when ordinary circumstances become extraordinary challenges. Hear his inspiring story of survival immortalized in the epic film, Black Hawk Down. For his actions on the battlefield, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with valor device.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by November 3 to join the breakfast in person or watch via livestream


For questions, please contact Morgan Knapp at knappmor@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-2183

Learn more about resources and programs offered to student veterans

For a complete schedule of GVSU Veterans Day events and activities, including additional opportunities to hear from First Sergeant Eversmann, visit gvsu.edu/hc/vets

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GVSU students, faculty, and staff were invited to join President Philomena V. Mantella and members of the Senior Leadership Team for a virtual address,The State of the University: Today and Looking Ahead. A celebration of our collective successes over the past year, new opportunities, and the path forward. 

The State of the University: Today and Looking Ahead  
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 10 to 10:45 a.m. 

View State of the University Address Here

Reach Higher 2025

Reach Higher 2025 is Grand Valley’s inclusive and iterative approach to establishing a new strategy to propel the university forward over the next four years.

As we move forward in the RH2025 timeline, we are entering “Phase 3” of the process: drafting strategy for the institution. Our next huddles with faculty, staff, and students focus on those strategies: what priorities will GVSU choose to excel at, and how we will succeed in that effort. We invite you to participate in a conversation with fellow faculty and staff to share your insights, passion, and input. 

Learn more about Reach Higher 2025

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