GVSU update 2017-2018

Grand Valley State University- Pew Campus  This is a non residential campus. Grand Valley State University's main campus is in Allendale MI, but GVSU has a significant presence in Grand Rapids at the Pew Campus and the Health Sciences complex. Our group here - called "The Garden"- was a collaborative group supported by an intern … Continue reading GVSU update 2017-2018

Kendall College of Art and Design 2017-2018

Kendall College of Art and Design is a commuter school of 1071 students in downtown Grand Rapids.  Sixty nine percent of KCAD students are full time. Kendall is a four year college and part of Ferris State University. At KCAD, classes stop for a lunch break every day which helps us have regular student meetings. … Continue reading Kendall College of Art and Design 2017-2018

Grand Rapids Community College 2017-2018

  Here is a summary of what happened this past academic year at GRCC. Grand Rapids Community College is a commuter campus of a little over 13,000 students. Twenty six percent of the students are full time (the highest percentage since 2010), and 74 % are part time. The average age of a GRCC student … Continue reading Grand Rapids Community College 2017-2018

Winter/Spring 2017 Update- Everything Else

Campus ministry, as you might imagine, is mostly focused on students and what happens on campus. However there are other things that happen and here is the update on those "other" things. There are other regular and one off meetings and events that occurred over the semester.   I met weekly to talk and coordinate … Continue reading Winter/Spring 2017 Update- Everything Else

Winter/Spring 2017 at Kendall College of Art and Design and GVSU

Because True North is present on three different campuses, I am sharing an overview of what happened on each campus this semester. Some events True North supports and hosts independently and some we work collaboratively with other campus ministries. At Kendall College of Art and Design: This semester we read and discussed Quentin Schultze’s book … Continue reading Winter/Spring 2017 at Kendall College of Art and Design and GVSU

Winter/Spring 2017 at GRCC

Because True North is present on three different campuses, I am sharing an overview of what happened on each campus this semester. Some events True North supports and hosts independently and some we work collaboratively with other campus ministries. At GRCC: The Listening Post was held every week of the semester. While somewhat thin on … Continue reading Winter/Spring 2017 at GRCC

The Class of 2019

Yes that's right. This year's entering freshman class is the class of 2019. At Grand Valley State University the freshman class is 4155 students. That number is down 71 students from the year before.  The median high school GPA is 3.56. 37.8% of incoming freshmen are male and 62.2% are female. 3608 live on campus … Continue reading The Class of 2019