Grand Valley State University

Lovin' the hubbub over senior lipdub

by (headbloom)

Submitted 07-16-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The attention just keeps on coming for the seniors at Clark Retirement Community.  Less than one week after launch of the first all-senior lipdub video, view totals on Vimeo and YouTube have gone over 300,000.  As their video goes viral,...

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Community Foundation Grants: Civil Liberties, Bike Bridges, Housing Rehab, Summer Interns, Hispanic Business Development and Fish Streams

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 06-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

Trustees of Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently approved $454,500 in grants to nonprofits in Kent County that will have impact on people in all corners of the community. American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan was awarded $30,000 to...

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Grand Valley's 50th Anniversary 50 Hour Service Challenge

by (Praxeum)

Submitted 03-11-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The end of March marked the end of a yearlong challenge of service to the Grand Rapids community. Back in August of 2010, Grand Valley State University’s President Thomas J. Haas charged every student, faculty and staff member to complete 50...

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Hits and Messes: World Affairs Council presents Great Decisions lecture series

by (jeffcrafter)

Submitted 02-11-2011 under NEWS

The Great Decisions foreign policy lecture series at Aquinas College features speakers from multiple disciplines speaking on topics from the cutting edge in the fast-changing realm of world affairs. The series, presented annually, is...

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Grand Rapids college students share ways to deal with stress and form good study habits

by (byrneska)

Submitted 12-16-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

It's final exams week, and everyone is feeling crunched. Amanda Clark, a senior student at Grand Valley State University, said, “I have a capstone presentation that’s due tomorrow and my capstone project due the day of the final. I have self-...

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Call for Art: A Show about Breaking and Fixing

by (amberstout)

Submitted 11-04-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

On Dec. 10 during the Urban Lights event in downtown Grand Rapids on Division Avenue, twelve students from Grand Valley's Art & Design department will be curating and putting together a show titled "Reset." This is from the artists: "'Reset'...

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[Eat & Drink ArtPrize 2010] Bitter End Coffeehouse

by (lindsmcholme)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

With perks like 24-hour service and a 15% discount with a student ID, Bitter End Coffeehouse (752 W. Fulton) is a perfect and cozy scene to pull all-nighters when writing a paper or playing chess.  The art-clad café, located a few blocks...

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UICA Volunteer Spotlight: Brett Colley

by (UICA)

Submitted 03-31-2010 under NONPROFITS

Over the past six years, Brett Colley has been a dedicated volunteer, leader, arts advocate, educator, and peer. Brett has generously given countless hours to UICA and to our community as one of the most active members of our all-volunteer Visual...

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350GR - City Participates in International Day of Climate Action

by (dostafinski)

Submitted 10-28-2009 under NEWS

On Saturday, October 24th nearly 60 activists gathered at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, MI for the International Day of Climate Action. Overall 5,200 events in 181 countries happened on the 24th, marking it as the largest day...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Jennifer K : Vibrant Art from a Vibrant Woman

by (wisperingdove)

Submitted 09-28-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Speaking of her entry into ArtPrize, Jennifer K. Waldner says she hopes that people take away “a new way to think about the things that they are going through.” She hopes that her work invokes emotion rather than a specific idea, taking the viewer...

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