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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2011 Grand Rapids Bicycle Summit a call to action as part of National Bike Month

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 05-02-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

May is National Bike Month and on Friday, May 6, GVSU’s Eberhard Center will host the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition’s (GGRBC) 2011 Grand Rapids Bicycle Summit: “Inspiration to Action." GGRBC Interim Director, Tom...

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Wheel Run Together rolls into its 15th year

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 03-18-2011 under NEWS

Good cause. Good route. Possibly good weather. The 15th Annual Wheel Run Together Race is set for Saturday, April 2 on the campus of Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and regardless of the weather, organizers are enthusiastic about the event. The...

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AIGA Grand Valley Presents 3rd Annual Pattern Show

by (aigawestmi)

Submitted 03-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

AIGA Grand Valley is holding its 3rd Annual Pattern Show on Friday, March 25th. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and will be on display from 8-11pm at the DAAC. The theme of the exhibition is Maps & Direction.The Pattern Show is...

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Civic Studio presents exhibition: Envisioning Art in Public

by (Visual.Studies)

Submitted 03-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

Civic Studio will present Envisioning Art in Public, an exhibition focused on art and its public function on March 18th, 2011 at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. Projects in the exhibition aim to visually interpret a range of topics...

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New Book Brings Lambert Zuidervaart Back to Grand Rapids

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 03-10-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

More than 20 years ago, Lambert Zuidervaart began developing an idea for a book. His idea had the working title, Cultural Politics and Artistic Truth. But even for the accomplished arts philosopher, professor and author, the subject was much more...

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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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Catalyst Radio: Kevin Den Dulk encourages his students toward community engagement

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian has been working with classrooms to submit content for the last several semesters. We talk with Kevin Den Dulk, the first professor to approach us about class submissions. The collaboration has matured over the last year; hear how...

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In studio: Uma Mishra returns from Ghana, water filters installed

by (WYCE)

Submitted 09-10-2010 under NONPROFITS

Uma Mishra of the GVSU Ghana Nsu Project joined us in June prior to her trip to Ghana. She has just returned from Atekyedo, the Ghanean village where she collaborated to install 30 water filters. She shares how she adapted communication to...

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Foundation Awards $574,275 in Scholarships to Local Students

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 07-21-2010 under NONPROFITS

  Half of awards go to first generation college students This fall, 539 local students will start a new year of college knowing they have the support of their community as recipients of scholarships from Grand Rapids Community Foundation....

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