The Rapidian


Former U.S. Ambassador to speak on pandemics and other global challenges

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 05-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

William Garvelink, former U.S. Ambassador to The Democratic Republic of the Congo, will speak on “Global Trends Driving International Relations” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, in the Gezon Auditorium at Calvin College. Garvelink...

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Former ambassador, Carter Center CEO speaks on global health

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 03-22-2018 under NONPROFITS

The diseases that afflict the poorest of the poor are often neglected by the global health community. Virtually no one in United States or Europe suffers from Guinea worm disease, or river blindness or lymphatic filariasis, diseases that mire their...

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Russia will be the subject of March 12 Great Decisions presentation by POLITICO columnist

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Submitted 03-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan (WACWM) continues its "Great Decisions" series on international issues and foreign policy on Monday, March 12 as it welcomes noted POLITICO editor and columnist Susan Glasser to speak on the...

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Great Decisions Series spotlights U.S.-Turkey relations: Is there trouble brewing?

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 02-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Turkish-American bilateral partnership has its roots embedded in the Cold War. However, since the onset of heightened instability in the region, Turkey's relationship with the U.S. has come under increased strain. Dr. Sinan Ciddi, director...

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Area GRIL alumni graduate from college

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NONPROFITS

GRIL (Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders) would like to acknowledge and celebrate three more GRIL U Teen Leadership graduates who recently graduated from Calvin College: Allison VanderPloeg graduated with a BSW in Social Work. She will be...

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W. Dwight Armstrong provides new perspective on large-scale farming

by (Renato)

Submitted 01-25-2013 under OPINION

W. Dwight Armstrong recently spoke on the topic of Feeding the World and the Future of Farming at Calvin College’s January Series. Armstrong is the CEO of the National FFA Organization - formerly Future Farmers of America - and received his...

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Calvin Student Activities Office perfects "listening room" concert experience

by (Trevor Ditmar)

Submitted 10-16-2012 under OPINION

"Music is the silence between the notes." -Claude Debussy Now into their twentieth season of production, Calvin College established the Student Activities Office [SAO] back in 1993, with Director Ken Heffner at the helm of one of the...

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