Grand Valley State University

Mayra Cardenas earns Youth of the Year title

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Recently, three local teens from the Seidman and Steil Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids competed in the 2011-2012 Youth of the Year competition held at Fifth Third Bank’s Gillett Auditorium. Held annually, this competition recognizes...

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Grand Valley students get dirty

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 02-29-2012 under NEWS

In many areas around Grand Valley State University's downtown Grand Rapids campus, along with its campuses in Allendale, Muskegon and Holland, the university has placed composting and recycling bins alongside traditional trash receptacles to cut...

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Reading paves the way to college for students at Harrison Park School

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 01-26-2012 under NONPROFITS

In collaboration with Kristin Brace Mayor Heartwell sat down on the gymnasium floor at Grand Rapids Public Schools' Harrison Park School and asked, “Does anyone know what the mayor does?” The first response from the crowd of first-...

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Relax: Art Doesn’t Think You’re Dumb

by (mnaselli)

Submitted 09-27-2011 under OPINION

At a panel discussion last Friday at GVSU, ArtPrize artist Cynthia McKean defended the moose-o-nails that made headlines in 2009: “It was so real, you could almost touch it.” Her admiration of the odd representation of moose fur wasn...

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Murky future for teacher enrichment program

by (JessalynJ)

Submitted 07-29-2011 under OPINION

It’s hot. It’s humid. And it’s time for a month of teacher professional development. No, this isn’t an attempt to remediate West Michigan’s worst teachers. This isn’t a requirement for tenure. These teachers aren...

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Public Speaking? No Problem

by (mdiamond)

Submitted 07-26-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

On Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. Toastmasters join for a 60 minute session. Club members develop speaking and leadership skills by replicating a formula of activities and member roles each meeting. This week, I had the opportunity to be “a...

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Lovin' the hubbub over senior lipdub

by (headbloom)

Submitted 07-17-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The attention just keeps on coming for the seniors at Clark Retirement Community.  Less than one week after launch of the first all-senior lipdub video, view totals on Vimeo and YouTube have gone over 300,000.  As their video goes viral,...

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Community Foundation Grants: Civil Liberties, Bike Bridges, Housing Rehab, Summer Interns, Hispanic Business Development and Fish Streams

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 06-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $454,500 in grants to nonprofits in Kent County that will have impact on people in all corners of the community. American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan was awarded $30,000 to...

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Grand Valley's 50th Anniversary 50 Hour Service Challenge

by (Praxeum)

Submitted 03-11-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The end of March marked the end of a yearlong challenge of service to the Grand Rapids community. Back in August of 2010, Grand Valley State University’s President Thomas J. Haas charged every student, faculty and staff member to complete 50...

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Hits and Messes: World Affairs Council presents Great Decisions lecture series

by (jeffcrafter)

Submitted 02-11-2011 under NEWS

The Great Decisions foreign policy lecture series at Aquinas College features speakers from multiple disciplines speaking on topics from the cutting edge in the fast-changing realm of world affairs. The series, presented annually, is...

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