Grand Valley State University

Catalyst Radio: The interfaith movement in West Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-18-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Interfaith engagement is the positive interaction between communities from various religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds, and there has been a strong interfaith movement in West Michigan since the 1980s.  Katie Gordon, program director...

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Mathias Alten painting inspires Grand Rapids Symphony cellist to compose original work for orchestra

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 11-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

Mathias Alten, whose paintings can be found throughout West Michigan, may be the most important artist Grand Rapids ever has produced. In 2008, an early 20th-century landscape by Alten was featured on PBS-TV’s “Antiques Road Show,...

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

by (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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Student behind viral photo offers solutions during GVSU visit

by (fleuryj)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NEWS

Leighton Watson, a 2014 graduate of the historically-black undergraduate college Howard University, is a West Michigan native who served as an advisor on President Obama’s Taskforce on 21st Century Policing during the Ferguson crisis. He...

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Nonprofit sustainability in West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Here in Grand Rapids, and extending throughout West Michigan, we’re known for our many nonprofit organizations and our culture of philanthropy. From services for those in need, to organizations that support the arts, from nonprofits that...

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Bus riders have their say on Laker Line design

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 05-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

On April 20, 2016, at the Fulton Street bus stop under US-131, Route 50 bus riders were met with art, hammocks, chalk designs, food trucks and most importantly, an opportunity to provide input for the future design of the Laker Line. The Laker Line...

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Exercise plays an important role in chronic disease prevention

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

With fitness trends like CrossFit and wearable technology like the Fitbit, it’s easier than ever for people to get on (and stay on!) the exercise train. Even so, our dedication to exercise is often tied to losing weight, or getting our "...

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Overwhelmed by medical bills, family finds help at food pantry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nate and Roxann McNinch have been together for eight years. They have three beautiful children, a nice house and a steady income. But when unexpected medical bills came their way, they struggled to cope. It got to the point where they worried about...

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The Rapid reports increased services, success for Silver Line

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

It’s been just over a year since The Rapid launched the Silver Line, Michigan’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system. The Silver Line connects area suburbs to Grand Rapids to help commuters get downtown quickly. “The whole idea of...

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Just get over it, Part II: "I would've just gone to the police"

by (drewdamron)

Submitted 09-14-2015 under OPINION

It's coming up on a year since the Department of Education began investigating Grand Valley State University for their failure to uphold Title IX. It's also been about four months since part one of this story ran. This second part will focus...

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