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Catalyst Radio: Wege Speaker Series bringing to town wind energy expert Tom Kiernan

Submitted 04-18-2014 under NEWS

The Wege Foundation continues its annual speaker series by bring to Aquinas College Performing Arts Center wind energy expert Tom Kiernan, CEO of the nonprofit American Wind Energy Association. The free event on Thursday, Apr. 24 begins at 4 p.m.


Meet civic investor Carol Lautenbach: Investing in education, investing in community

Submitted 04-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Carol Lautenbach, administrator at Godfrey-Lee School District and downtown resident, sees the direct link between community and education clearly. The Rapidian, she says, helps these communities' stories grow.


Storytellers spin tales for elementary classrooms, public events

Submitted 04-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Story Spinners of Grand Rapids have created an elementary program focusing on fables that they will present in addition to continued appearances at events like Festival of the Arts.


Meet civic investor Erica VanEe: Investing in a place at the table

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Erica VanEe says it wasn't until she was living, working and playing in the same community that she truly found a sense of place and purpose. VanEe brings her history of inclusive strategy and work in education to her new appointment on the City of Grand Rapids Planning Commission.


Meet civic investor Tami VandenBerg: Investing in the other

Submitted 04-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Tami VandenBerg believes that we all should have access to a great city. Her work at Well House as well as starting both The Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid Scheme are all a part of making Grand Rapids great- for all.


Louis Savary, PhD, STD, former Jesuit, to speak at Dominican Center

Submitted 04-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Louis Savary shares insights into the work of St. Ignatius re-envisioned with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's powerful integration of faith and science


Former First Lady to visit Grand Rapids to commemorate Betty Ford

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On April 8, Rosalynn Carter will speak of her friendship with Betty Ford during a luncheon at the JW Marriot followed by a panel discussion at the Gerald R. Ford Museum on Betty Ford's legacy in women's health.


GR Initiative for Leaders and Fifth Third Bank Partner to Prepare Students for Career Success

Submitted 03-31-2014 under NONPROFITS

Fifth Third Bank Employees Conduct Mock Interviews with Ottawa Hills High School Students


New school sets sights globally, organizes locally

Submitted 03-25-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Global Center for Advanced Studies offers a new format for earning master's and doctoral degrees by engaging local students with world renowned philosophers.


Downtown Market announces spring break, summer camps for kids and teens

Submitted 03-25-2014 under NEWS

Kids can learn culinary skills and broaden their cultural knowledge while exploring foods from around the world.