9/3 News Briefs

Sarah Edgecomb, News Editor

Grubhub Campus Dining launches on campus

Tapingo became a part of the Grubhub family last year, allowing Grand Valley State University students to order food ahead of time and pick up at the restaurant, skipping long lines. Students can enter their debit card numbers or even student ID numbers into the Grubhub app to use their dining dollars and meal plans to pay, just as they did with Tapingo. 

A notification lets users know when their food is ready. This lets them skip the line and the ordering process, making for an easy and quick pick up of what they ordered. 

“I really liked that I could order my food from my dorm if I was running late and it would be ready for me to pick it up on the way to class,” sophomore Arica Swift said about using the app.

Unfortunately, GVSU’s app doesn’t have an extensive amount of options for restaurants that students can order from. This mobile ordering app is more popular among freshmen and upper level on-campus students, since the places available for fast pick up are located throughout campus. 

Dean Antczak delivers final address as dean of CLAS

After 16 years as dean of Grand Valley State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Fred Antczak will return to a faculty position in 2020. With the start of the semester underway, Antczak delivered his final address in the Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Performance Center.

His address centered around preparing students for the future in both their professional and personal lives through higher education.

“Preparing our students for living as professionals and citizens will be challenging,” Antczak said. “Preparing each person for a whole life of sudden, profound and accelerating change may prove even more difficult, and surely more important.”

Antczak addressed faculty at the event, emphasizing the importance of working closely with colleagues.

“What we build into the future always needs to be the right thing for the times and circumstances as they present themselves,” Antczak said. “Let’s always bring our expertise and experience and professional imagination to the party. Let’s stay nimble.”

A nationwide search for university’s next dean will take place throughout fall 2019.

MIPERC conference to focus on collaboration in health care

The Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC) conference will be held at Pew Campus Sept. 19-20. In its 12th year, MIPERC aims to improve interprofessional communication.

Created by Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners and Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, MIPERC is composed of over 25 organizations working toward collaborative health care initiatives. The conference will include workshops and opportunities for participants to hone their interprofessional skills.

Those interested in attending should register online.