Grand Valley State University

Catalyst Radio: GVSU's Vandana Magal, on newspaper industry, global and local media

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Submitted 08-24-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Vandana Magal, associate professor of Journalism at Grand Valley State University’s School of Communications, joins us on Catalyst Radio to...

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A Watershed Moment: Monitoring wind on Lake Michigan

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 05-30-2012 under NEWS

On this week’s episode we hear from Dr. Erik Nordman, Professor of Natural Resource Management at Grand Valley State University and West Michigan Environmental Action Council Board President as he talks about a new wind monitoring buoy that...

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GVSU wins Districts at prestigious National Student Advertising Competition

by (Jordan Jessen)

Submitted 04-18-2012 under NEWS

Grand Valley State University's Advertising Team made school history this weekend in Southfield, MI with a first place finish in District 6 at the AAF National Student Advertising Competition [NSAC]. The district is the...

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Catalyst Radio: Brian J. Bowe, on the state of journalism

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Submitted 04-13-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio we talk about the mission of journalism with Brian J. Bowe, a professor of journalism at Grand Valley State...

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Mayra Cardenas earns Youth of the Year title

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Recently, three local teens from the Seidman and Steil Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids competed in the 2011-2012 Youth of the Year competition held at Fifth Third Bank’s Gillett Auditorium. Held annually, this competition recognizes...

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Grand Valley students get dirty

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 02-29-2012 under NEWS

In many areas around Grand Valley State University's downtown Grand Rapids campus, along with its campuses in Allendale, Muskegon and Holland, the university has placed composting and recycling bins alongside traditional trash receptacles to cut...

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Reading paves the way to college for students at Harrison Park School

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 01-26-2012 under NONPROFITS

In collaboration with Kristin Brace Mayor Heartwell sat down on the gymnasium floor at Grand Rapids Public Schools' Harrison Park School and asked, “Does anyone know what the mayor does?” The first response from the crowd of first-...

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Relax: Art Doesn’t Think You’re Dumb

by (mnaselli)

Submitted 09-27-2011 under OPINION

At a panel discussion last Friday at GVSU, ArtPrize artist Cynthia McKean defended the moose-o-nails that made headlines in 2009: “It was so real, you could almost touch it.” Her admiration of the odd representation of moose fur wasn...

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Murky future for teacher enrichment program

by (JessalynJ)

Submitted 07-29-2011 under OPINION

It’s hot. It’s humid. And it’s time for a month of teacher professional development. No, this isn’t an attempt to remediate West Michigan’s worst teachers. This isn’t a requirement for tenure. These teachers aren...

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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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