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GVL Staff

Energy-saving efforts pay off for GV

A rebate check of more than $52,000 was presented to Grand Valley State University by Consumer’s Energy in October for the university’s efforts to reduce energy use in the DeVos and Eberhard centers.

In 2011, it is estimated that the University will receive a total of $165,000 in rebate checks from both Consumer’s Energy and DTE Energy. Since 2001 GVSU has saved about $1.3 million in energy costs.

One of the university’s recent efforts is a project to install fluorescent lamps with motion sensors in the parking ramps on the Pew Campus, which is almost complete.

GV named national diversity role model

Minority Access, Inc., named Grand Valley State University a national role model for the university’s commitment to diversity.

Minority Access, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that works with businesses and educational institutions to improve diversity. Jeanne Arnold, vice president for inclusion and equity, received the award for GVSU in October in Washington, D.C.

Along with GVSU, 17 other universities nationwide were selected by Minority Access with Central Michigan University being the only other university in Michigan to be named a national role model.

Journal of History accepting submissions

The Grand Valley Journal of History is currently accepting submissions of undergraduate research papers.

All research papers relating to history will be considered.

The journal produces one volume each academic year with two issues, one in the fall semester and one in the winter.

Submissions can be made on a rolling basis at