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Calvin College hosts medical mission symposium

by (msk23)

Submitted 05-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

Providing opportunities to combine service and academics is one of Larry Gerbens’ greatest passions as a pre-health adviser at Calvin College and liaison to the health community. This passion has been one of his main motivators in organizing...

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Local landscape painter Overvoorde to host art sale for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

Chris Stoffel Overvoorde spends a lot of time thinking about the elemental things, about the sky, the land and the wind. “To stand or sit in a landscape is an experience we cannot always express in words,” Overvoorde writes in one of his...

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Chris Stoffel Overvoorde Benefit Art Sale

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-10-2015 under

On April 24 and 25, local painter Chris Stoffel Overvoorde will hold an art sale to benefit Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. One third of all sales will be donated to the organization. Overvoorde’s drawings, watercolors, and oil...

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Chris Stoffel Overvoorde Benefit Art Sale

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-10-2015 under

On April 24 and 25, local painter Chris Stoffel Overvoorde will hold an art sale to benefit Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. One third of all sales will be donated to the organization. Overvoorde’s drawings, watercolors, and oil...

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Calvin profs at forefront of national conversation on defining economic success

by (msk23)

Submitted 02-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Calvin professors Matt Heun (engineering) and Becky Haney (economics) and Clemson professor Michael Carbajales-Dale (environmental engineering and earth sciences) are at the forefront of a national conversation about how the success of a nation...

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Disability 101 (Part 1): Disability as dialogue

by (DisArt)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by: Christopher R. Smit PhD, Director of DisArt Festival, Director of the Arts & Access Initiative for Kendall College of Art & Design and Associate Professor of Media Studies, Calvin College   Organizing and producing any...

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New festival to introduce area to disability art; works to build access, understanding

by (Holly)

Submitted 12-16-2014 under NEWS

The DisArt Festival officially announced its plans for a disability art festival housed at multiple locations last week, at the home of one of its main partners, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (UICA). The festival, which will run from April 10...

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Plaster Creek Stewards stepping out: Connecting Grand Rapids with Sarnia, Okayama

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 11-25-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by by Gail Gunst Heffner and David Warners In late October, two members of the leadership team of Plaster Creek Stewards traveled to Canada to give a talk, “Caring for Our Place: A Multifaceted Approach” at the Judith and...

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Columbia scholar discovers power of student beliefs, passions to build literacy

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 10-06-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

When literacy is a means to a powerful end- such as liberation or equity- universal literacy can be achieved. This message from Dr. Ernest Morrell of Teachers College, Columbia University was directed to over 220 teachers, advocates, non-profit...

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Cutting curbs to clean a creek

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 09-23-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Gail Heffner with Dave Warners and Mike Ryskamp   A 2013 study conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency found that over half of our nation’s stream miles are in poor condition. Especially in urban areas like Grand...

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