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I saw a sign: My journey from food bank client to food bank advocate

by Molly Kooi (kooim)

Submitted 05-25-2017 under OPINION

In my son’s first year of life, I didn’t have enough food to feed us. It was just me and I was doing the best that I could. At 20 years old, without a degree and very little experience it was hard to survive on my own. I had really only...

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Workshop by GVSU United Students Against Sweatshops chapter questions hedge funds, university spending

by Taylor Fussman (Taylor Fussman)

Submitted 02-27-2017 under NEWS

Since many people believe they alone cannot make a difference in the world, Grand Valley State University's United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) organization hosted the workshop, "Students and the Fight For Justice" to show...

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GVSU's Kutsche Office of Local History delves into the history of student activism

by Taylor Fussman (Taylor Fussman)

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NEWS

Throughout the history of Grand Valley State University, students have engaged in the constantly changing political and social climate in the world surrounding them. Students today have the opportunity to learn about these past events by visiting...

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GVSU students stage sit-in against Donald Trump

by Ashley Benedict (Ashley-benedict)

Submitted 02-01-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

On January 31, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., a group of GVSU students came together for a sit-in to display resistance against recent executive orders put in place by President Donald Trump. This sit-in, organized by social work student Megan...

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Artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz to give talk at Civic Studio

by Civic Studio (civicstudio)

Submitted 01-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

Civic Studio, in conjunction with the GVSU Art & Design Department’s Visiting Artist Committee, is honored to host a lecture by artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz at 6:30 p.m. on February 1, 2017, at Civic Studio’s current project site at...

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Experience of food insecurity inspires Grand Valley student to help others

by Feeding America West Michigan (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

It’s late September and Gabby Vernon is standing in a field in Allendale, launching a drone. The drone lifts off and hovers more than a hundred feet above Ham Family Farm where a dozen volunteers are picking kale and loading it onto a van...

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Catalyst Radio: Civil discourse initiative promotes dialogue on immigration, refugees

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-11-2016 under NEWS

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Jack Mangala, the current Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Professor of Civil Discourse at Grand Valley State University. He is an Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Political Science, and...

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GVSU Piano & Clarinet Concert at St. Cecilia

by Caitlin Cusack (GVSUmtd)

Submitted 11-10-2016 under

The clarinet studio of Arthur Campbell and the piano studio of Helen Marlais will be performing.  Reception following.   This event is free and open to the public. 

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GVSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert

by Caitlin Cusack (GVSUmtd)

Submitted 11-10-2016 under

The GVSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs under the direction of Barry Martin. Open to the public. Free admission. For more information, please call the Office of Music & Dance (616) 331-3484.  

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GVSU Symphony Orchestra Concert

by Caitlin Cusack (GVSUmtd)

Submitted 11-10-2016 under

For their annual Side by Side Concert, the GVSU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Henry Duitman, will share the concert with the excellent Forest Hills Central High School Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Pool.  On their part of the...

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