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| 10/23/16 9:25pm

Founders Day Celebration

Grand Valley State University will celebrate the fourth annual Founders Day Tuesday, Oct. 25. The day will celebrate the individuals who came together to share their vision and create the foundation for the university.

Cupcakes will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Allendale and Pew campuses. President Thomas J. Haas will be in Kleiner Commons at 11:30 a.m. The Future Alumni Association will host a Buck-A- Brick Contest and Founders Day Festival on the Kirkhof Center Lawn from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The celebration is organized by the GVSU Laker Traditions Team.

Costumes for Kids

A group of engineering students at Grand Valley State University and their professor have teamed up to help design Halloween costumes for young patients at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. During a costume workshop Friday, Oct. 21, they helped to design and create costumes for children who use power mobility devices.

The students then helped the patients construct their costumes Saturday, Oct. 22. The children will participate in a Halloween parade Saturday, Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. around the Mary Free Bed campus.

GV, Cornerstone sign partnership agreement

Grand Valley State University and Cornerstone University presidents signed a partnership agreement Wednesday, Oct. 19, which will allow students to enroll concurrently at both universities. The agreement was signed in the Kirkhof Center and will take effect Jan. 1, 2017. GVSU intends to expand the engineering program to create four new emphasis areas within the engineering major. Cornerstone will, in turn, offer engineering courses for the first time.

Courses will be taught at both universities’ campuses. The four emphasis areas include environmental engineering, design and innovation engineering, engineering management and data science and engineering.

Sustainability Week

Grand Valley State University kicked off campus sustainability week Sunday, Oct. 23. The events are organized by the Office of Sustainability Practices. Some events include an International Dinner Sunday, Oct. 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Connection. The dinner is prepared with produce form the Sustainable Agriculture Project. Students will also gather at Kleiner Commons for a campus cleanup Monday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. Brewery Vivant will give a presentation Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center.

The football game Saturday, Oct. 29 will be a “zero waste” game at Lubbers Stadium. The Wesley Walks to Replenish 5K race will be held Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. starting at the Cook Carillon Tower. For more information, visit

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