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MONDAY, JUNE 2 Lanthorn WWW.LANTHORN.COM DiIanni accepts coaching position at Big Ten university G R A N D VA L L EY SPORTS, A7 ST U D E NT- R U N P U B L I C AT I O N S L A NT H O R N . C O M PRINT . ONLINE . MOBILE SPORTS, A7 TWO FORMER LAKERS BATTLE FOR STARTING POSITION IN NFL GROUND FLOOR: Pew Faculty Teaching & Learning Center Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence Covered parking area FIRST FLOOR: Human Resources, Accounting Student Accounts, Payroll offices Faculty government & conference rooms SECOND FLOOR: Accounting, Institutional Marketing GVL | KEVIN SIELAFF THE NEWLY RENOVATED ZUMBERGE HALL BY AUDRA GAMBLE NEWS@LANTHORN.COM O ver the 2013-2014 academic year, Grand Valley State University students and faculty watched the old Zumberge library transform into the new Zumberge Hall. As the fall semester approaches, members of the GVSU community are anxious to peek inside the renovated building and explore. The renovations for the building will be completed within the $22 million budget that was originally allotted for the project. “With a majority of administration departments located in one building, students, staff and faculty can handle many issues in one location,” said Scott Whisler, the project manager. “There are many resources for students within Zumberge Hall.” The concentration of offices and resources is beneficial for more than just students. “Having many departments in one location can make it easier and faster to communicate face to face,” Whisler said. “We have also created shared break rooms within the building to encourage a more collaborative work environment.” Conference rooms & storage rooms THIRD FLOOR: Office of the President, Provost’s Office Various administrative offices & conference rooms FOURTH FLOOR: News and Information Inclusion and Equity Office University Counsel Disability Support Resources Study abroad trip highlights differences BY CARLY SIMPSON ASSOCIATE@LANTHORN.COM A fter a 12 hour flight from Detroit to Amsterdam, a 4 hour layover, an 8 hour flight to Tanzania and an hour drive from the airport, 24 education majors from Grand Valley State University arrived in Arusha on May 4. For the next 25 days the group taught at local schools in the city, located in northern Tanzania. The study abroad trip offered the students a chance to earn college credits while also experiencing life in another country. Instead of listening to lectures about how to teach, these students were able to stand at the front of a classroom as the teachers. “I thought teaching in Tanzania would be so much more beneficial to me rather than sitting in a classroom for 16 weeks,” said Josh Greene, a senior at GVSU. “There are not too many study abroad programs that allow you to actually teach, and teach quite a bit.” Greene and the other GVSU students worked with various age groups, ranging from children in primary school to teenagers in secondary schools. They taught Monday through Friday and were in charge of creating the lesson plans. They also attended their own classes in the evenings to earn college credit. In addition to the 24 GVSU students, there were also three GVSU mathematic education professors and two students from the University of Missouri. On the weekends, the group went on several expeditions, including a safari at Ngorongoro Crater, a hike to the first hut of Mount Kilimanjaro and camping at a village near Mount Meru. The group also visited the Serengeti and Arusha National Parks. “Although the safari was incredible and a once in a lifetime opportunity, I think my most favorite part was teaching,” said Dawn Glefke, another member of the trip. “That was the reason I came on this trip and I have never taught a class before, so it SEE AFRICA ON A2 GVL | ARCHIVE GV faculty salaries rank lower than average Shopping smarter: The Farmers Market at Grand Valley State University has products that are locally grown and fresh. This year, there are 17 area vendors coming to sell their goods. Farmers Market starts 8th season at GV T BY CARLY SIMPSON ASSOCIATE@LANTHORN.COM his summer, June 4 marks the beginning of the 8th season of the Farmers Market at Grand Valley State University. On Wednesdays, Lot G will be transformed from asphalt and parking spots into a destination for students, staff, faculty and administrators looking for healthy, fresh food. “We work hard every season to bring the campus and surrounding communities a variety of fresh, local produce and options for shopping smarter and supporting our local economy,” said Kay Hart, the manager of GVSU’s Farmers Market. “With that, we have fun and try to engage everyone that comes to visit the market. It is a bonus that GVSU has a market on campus. We have something for everyone.” This year there are 17 local vendors including Goen’s Produce, the Great Bread Company, Maisy’s Pies and Billi’s Goodies. Visitors can expect to find fresh produce, kettle corn, baked goods, salsas, cupcakes, micro-greens, honey and fresh flowers, among other things. Each week there will also be live music. “The food you get is so fresh and high quality,” said Shana Kelly, a biostatitiscs graduate student at GVSU. “You don’t have to question what exactly is in it or if it will benefit your health. I love to hear the vendors speak so passionately about the products they have so much pride in. I think it’s great that GV has this farmers market so college students can build healthy habits they hopefully continue the rest of their life.” Oftentimes though, people say eating healthy is expensive. Hart admits that this claim can be true. However, she says that when you look at the big picture, better foods actually end up being cheaper. “I do think that sometimes eating healthy is more expensive up front, but the benefits to your health by eating healthier in the long run will save on doctor visits, time off work for sick days and general overall WANTED health issues,” she said. “Plus, walking around the market you will get some exercise that way too. Most of my vendors are pretty competitive with grocery store prices but the benefit is fresh off the farm.” Hart also believes that the market is a convenient way to support the surrounding communities around GVSU. “The benefits are not only to teach our faculty, staff and students the importance of eating healthy, but to also support the local economy,” she said. “Plus the camaraderie of having a general gathering space so we can see those that we would not normally see during the work day and to meet new people from our surrounding communities. “I truly believe local is best. It helps sustain our local economy, which in the long run saves everyone.” The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday from June 4 through September. For more information visit www.gvsu. edu/farmersmarket/. $120,000 + U of M Ann Arbor, MSU & Wayne State $110-120,000 Michigan Tech & U of M Dearborn $100-110,000 WMU, CMU, U of M Flint & Oakland $90-100,000 BY AUDRA GAMBLE NEWS@LANTHORN.COM A ccording to a recently released survey by the American Association of University Professors, Grand Valley State University’s fulltime professors are paid an average of $96,800. Among the 14 public universities in Michigan that participated in the survey, GVSU ranked 10th. The University of Michigan Ann Arbor ranked first in the state, with an average salary of $156,900. Nationally, the average increase of salaries from the 20122013 school year to the 20132014 was 2.2 percent. GVSU’s increase was slightly below that average, at 2 percent. The rate of 2.2 percent is slightly above the rate of inflation. Professor Robert Hollister, the chairperson of the Faculty Salary and Budget Committee, is not surprised by GVSU’s position on the list. “Our raise last year was 2 percent, a little bit lower than the average,” Hollister said. “Grand Valley used to be in the middle of the pack for Michigan schools, and we’ve fallen to the bottom in the last decade.” Hollister attested the low placement on the list to a low raise rate the previous year. He also attributed it to the growing size of GVSU. “Grand Valley grew a lot, and the state funding has nothing to do with how many students you got,” he said. “Western and Central, they’ve had some declines in student enrollment, but their state appropriations stay the same. They ALL POSITIONS Writers, Columnists, Cartoonists, Photo and Graphic Designer GVSU, Ferris & Eastern get more money per student now. It’s hard for the state to keep pace with the growth of Grand Valley.” However, Hollister is wellaware that low pay raises are not just a problem at GVSU. “If you just look at the headlines of the reports, there isn’t one that says ‘Great year for faculty,’” he said. “This isn’t just faculty salaries, it’s middle-class salaries in general. That’s a national headline.” GVSU receives approximately 20 percent of its funding from the state of Mich., and the growing student body stretches the budget thinner than it used to. Joe Godwin, associate vice president for academic affairs has another explanation for the lower-than-average salaries. ”Nationwide, researchSEE SALARY ON A2 APPLICA TIONS & SAMPLES TO THE LANTHORN OFFICE IN DOWNS TAIRS KIRKHOF CENTER ADVERTISING LANTHORN.COM

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