University dedicates garden to former GV first lady Murray

GVL Staff

Elizabeth Murray, wife of former Grand Valley State University President Mark A. Murray, will forever have a garden at GVSU in her honor. On Sep. 6th, a ceremony was conducted outside the Murray Living Center dedicating the garden to the former first lady of GVSU.

In a GVNow article, Marcia Haas said the garden will serve as a reminder of Elizabeth’s spirit and dedication to GVSU. President Thomas Haas said the first ladies enhance much of the success of GVSU presidents.

Murray noted that her favorite flower is the delphinium and that she was happy to know that there are some in the garden.

Mark Murray served as GVSU president from 2001 to 2005.

Farmer’s market open through Sept. 28

Continuing every Wednesday through Sep. 28, the Grand Valley State University Farmers Market will be open and available to students and community members. The farmers market is located in parking lot F on the Allendale Campus.

Campus Dining will offer small lunches for sale every week the market is open. In addition to the lunches, music will be played and free blood pressure screenings are available.

Market punch cards are available and will be punched every time someone visits for the chance to win market giveaways.

Student Food Pantry seeking donations

With its Fall Kick-off, the Student Food Pantry at Grand Valley State University began seeking donations to fill its shelves for the 2011-2012 academic year. Sustained by donations, GVSU faculty, staff and students are encouraged to donate anything within their means.

All donations, from pasta to peanut butter to laundry detergent, can be dropped off in the Women’s Center in Room 1201 of the Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus. The Food Pantry requests all donations are not past their expiration date and that the date is posted on the food item.

For any additional information or questions call 616-331-2748.