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Grand Valley State University’s Veterans Network is adding another layer to its program offering academic support to low-income veterans.

Grand Valley State University is a Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency gold-level military friendly institution. Its commitment to military servicemen and women seeking degrees will now expand reaching low-income, first-generation veterans. Through the U.S. Department of Education GVSU is receiving a 5-year, $1.3 million grant establishing what’s called a Trio Veterans upward Bound Program.


This month, bee keepers across the region began harvesting honey created during the summer. Grand Valley State University students and faculty members are part of this group and recently gathered honey produced on campus.  Harvesting honey is only one part of the story.  It appears the bees can have an impact on their college experience.

“This year, we extracted over 360 pounds of honey.  And we have more than 300 jars of honey total and that’s great.”

Detroit Tigers host GVSU Night at Comerica Park

Jul 26, 2017

Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas along with the vice chair of the GVSU Board of Trustees will kick off GVSU Night at Comerica Park tonight in Detroit. At least 3 bus loads will make their way from the Allendale and Grand Rapids’ campuses.

“It’s our first event to be participating in at Comerica Park, so we’re extremely excited about it," Courtney Geurink, director of Alumni Relations at GVSU said.

Grand Valley State University is announcing plans for the construction of its third healthcare building along Grand Rapids Medical Mile. Grand Valley State University continues advancing projects making it the region’s number one provider of healthcare professionals.

The university announcing its breaking ground on a $70 million facility. The building will house health professions and nursing programs. The new construction next to Grand Valley's Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences is scheduled to break ground in June of 2018 and be completed in May of 2021.

Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University

West Michigan’s economy continued its steady growth into June. WGVU breaks down the data points highlighted in the most recent Supply Management Research survey.

What continues to be the strength of the Supply Management Research survey is the regions low unemployment.

Michigan State University scientists have received $300,000 in grants to research protections for the state's cherries from an invasive fruit fly. The funding will support efforts to fight spotted wing drosophila, which industry surveys say ruined 21 percent of Michigan's cherry crop in 2016.

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park annually generates more than $75 million in Kent County. WGVU breaks down the economic impact study with one of its authors from Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business.

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During its Board of Trustees meeting, Grand Valley State University released its economic impact report. GVSU estimates its economic impact on the region, based on 2015-2016 data, is $816 million.

The 2014-2015 estimated economic value to the tri-county area of Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties was $780 million. The university’s new construction and renovations projects created 1,760 trade and construction jobs and injected more than $83 million into the local economy.

Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University

West Michigan’s economy returned to double-digit growth in February and that trend continued into March. WGVU breaks down the latest Supply Management Research survey.

Officials say a fraternity at Grand Valley State University in Michigan has been shut down following multiple drug and alcohol violations. The national Delta Upsilon organization announced Thursday that the violations took place during the last 18 months. Executive Director Justin Kirk says in a statement that "we hold our members and chapters to a set a standards" that the school's chapter couldn't sustain.