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Ethics and Religion Talk: Do You Need a Degree to Be Clergy?

Submitted 01-23-2024 under OPINION

For the Christians on the panel, I'm curious what degrees you needed to serve in your position. For non-Christians, what sort of ecclesial training is required for your ordination. Are there seminaries? Graduate work?


WMCAT's iBall 2024

Submitted 01-23-2024 under NONPROFITS

Join us at iBall 2024 – presented by Meijer – on Thursday, March 14 from 6-9 p.m. for an evening of celebration, community building, and connection as we invite our greater WMCAT community to be a voice of encouragement to our students.


Clyde's dramatizes the hopes and struggles of post-prison life

Submitted 01-21-2024 under OPINION

Clyde's, a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, dramatizes the realities of post-prison life with humor, empathy and style.


Grand Valley presents screenings of inspiring athlete documentary "Team Dream" with cast in attendance

Submitted 01-17-2024 under NEWS

Grand Valley State University hosts screenings of Queen Latifah produced short documentary "Team Dream" (2022) with a star athlete and coach from the film present.


Ethics and Religion Talk: How have your religious beliefs changed over time?

Submitted 01-16-2024 under OPINION

Putting aside your religion’s/denomination’s “company line“ for a moment, how have your personal religious beliefs changed over the years, if any. If they haven’t, do you think that is a good or bad thing?


Local Artist Highlight: Kailey Smith-Barth

Submitted 01-14-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts hears Kailey Smith-Barth, Exhibitions & Internships Manager for ArtPrize and artist in her own right. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.


Ethics and Religion Talk: What Should Religious Practice Look Like at Home?

Submitted 01-08-2024 under OPINION

What does your religion say about practicing at home on days not spent in a congregation? Are there solid guidelines, or do families just decide for themselves what works?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Foster Parents and Religious Beliefs

Submitted 01-02-2024 under OPINION

Should potential foster parents be turned away because of their religious beliefs?


Ethics and Religion Talk: Do You Need a Personal Relationship with God?

Submitted 12-28-2023 under OPINION

How important is a personal relationship with God in your tradition?


St. Cecilia Music Center presents The Blue Note 85th Anniversary Tour Celebrating the Newest Eclectic Jazz Artists of today on January 18, 2024

Submitted 12-18-2023 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) presents The Blue Note 85th Anniversary Tour on January 18, 2024. Blue Note Records celebrates their 85th Anniversary with a U.S. Tour starring The Blue Note Quintet to honor the label’s rich history and to pave the way for the eclectic artists of today's roster.