Grand Valley State University

Security director examines proposed panhandling restrictions

by (Sara Ransom)

Submitted 08-08-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

For the past five years Russell Wolff has had many experiences with panhandlers on the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Pew Campus and the surrounding area. "It’s a public university; panhandlers are welcome to come on our campus,...

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Story Matters: Isaac Murray turns love of Grand Rapids into poetry

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Greener Grads launches cap and gown recycling program

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-20-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A new Grand Rapids based startup is emphasizing sustainability in an industry that has typically contributed to the throw-away culture of modern America. Graduation gowns, a keepsake item, have a one time purpose. Once the graduation ceremony is...

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Reading with the Stars program encourages young readers

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Liz Aschwege has a passion for sharing her love of reading. Her program, Reading with the Stars, is a partnership between local college students and athletes and area elementary schools. Teams from Aquinas College, Grand Valley State University, and...

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Story Matters: Renata Horvath applies GVSU learning in urban design to work at DGRI

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Story Matters: Kelley Howley stays in Grand Rapids, starts business

by (Holly)

Submitted 10-07-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Public input needed for survey of Grand Rapids life

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-01-2013 under NEWS

VoiceGR, an initiative of Grand Valley State University through the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is running an online survey in an effort to gather information about living and working in Grand Rapids. The survey takes approximately 15...

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Young painter shares unique approach to painting, thoughts on art

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-17-2013 under NEWS

“Painting is this magical thing,” says Jeff Kraus. “I think people fantasize painters, or something. They’re like creating these masterpieces.” Standing in his warehouse studio on Godfrey, I am surrounded by Kraus...

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Activists perform in That Takes Ovaries! this weekend

by (GVSU Womens Center)

Submitted 03-19-2013 under NONPROFITS

Eighty Grand Valley State University students, faculty, staff and community members are involved with the GVSU Women’s Center second annual performance of "That Takes Ovaries! Bold Women, Brazen Acts." Taking place this Friday,...

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Grand Valley student focuses on fashion and environment for senior thesis

by (Allison Arnold)

Submitted 11-19-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Alissa Krumlauf has a busy season ahead of her, graduating from Grand Valley State University, moving to California, and most important, the debut of her thesis project, Fashion Meets the Storm (Water). Krumlauf, a Photography and Natural Resource...

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