Grand Valley State University

American Civil War Museum CEO highlights importance of understanding history

by (jproth1)

Submitted 01-18-2018 under NEWS

Grand Valley State University’s Loosemore Auditorium on the Pew campus in downtown Grand Rapids was filled with over 200 people on Tuesday evening, January 16th. Christy S. Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia...

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I saw a sign: My journey from food bank client to food bank advocate

by (kooim)

Submitted 05-25-2017 under OPINION

In my son’s first year of life, I didn’t have enough food to feed us. It was just me and I was doing the best that I could. At 20 years old, without a degree and very little experience it was hard to survive on my own. I had really only...

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Catalyst Radio: Community Read explores identity, diversity in America

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NEWS

Download the interview here.  This week's Catalyst Radio episode is an interview with Jennifer Jameslyn, the director of the Office of Integrative Learning and Advising in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley...

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Experience of food insecurity inspires Grand Valley student to help others

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

It’s late September and Gabby Vernon is standing in a field in Allendale, launching a drone. The drone lifts off and hovers more than a hundred feet above Ham Family Farm where a dozen volunteers are picking kale and loading it onto a van...

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Catalyst Radio: The interfaith movement in West Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-18-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Interfaith engagement is the positive interaction between communities from various religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds, and there has been a strong interfaith movement in West Michigan since the 1980s.  Katie Gordon, program director...

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Mathias Alten painting inspires Grand Rapids Symphony cellist to compose original work for orchestra

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 11-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

Mathias Alten, whose paintings can be found throughout West Michigan, may be the most important artist Grand Rapids ever has produced. In 2008, an early 20th-century landscape by Alten was featured on PBS-TV’s “Antiques Road Show,...

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Catalyst Radio: Civil discourse initiative promotes dialogue on immigration, refugees

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-11-2016 under NEWS

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Jack Mangala, the current Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Professor of Civil Discourse at Grand Valley State University. He is an Associate Professor of African and African American Studies and Political Science, and...

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Student behind viral photo offers solutions during GVSU visit

by (fleuryj)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NEWS

Leighton Watson, a 2014 graduate of the historically-black undergraduate college Howard University, is a West Michigan native who served as an advisor on President Obama’s Taskforce on 21st Century Policing during the Ferguson crisis. He...

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Nonprofit sustainability in West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Here in Grand Rapids, and extending throughout West Michigan, we’re known for our many nonprofit organizations and our culture of philanthropy. From services for those in need, to organizations that support the arts, from nonprofits that...

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Bus riders have their say on Laker Line design

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 05-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

On April 20, 2016, at the Fulton Street bus stop under US-131, Route 50 bus riders were met with art, hammocks, chalk designs, food trucks and most importantly, an opportunity to provide input for the future design of the Laker Line. The Laker Line...

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