News Briefs 10/27

| 10/26/16 11:11pm

MSU president to give speech at GV

Lou Anna Simon, Michigan State University’s 20th president, will present at Grand Valley State University Monday, Oct. 31. Simon will serve as the keynote speaker as part of the ongoing Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture Series. Simon’s lecture is titled "Land-grant Engagement for the 21st Century” and it will focus on the importance of incorporating values such as inclusiveness and connectivity at the university level. The event will be held in the L. William Seidman Center located on GVSU’s Pew Campus. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the lecture starting promptly after at 8 a.m. To RVSP, visit

Challenging Election Propaganda Event

The Muslim Student Association at Grand Valley State University will host an event titled “Challenging Election Propaganda: Islamophobia, Black Lives Matter, Take on Hate” Friday, Oct. 28. The event will feature a panel of guest speakers to discuss themes such as identity, cultural tension and discrimination, among other topics. The panel will feature Asha Noor, an advocacy and civic engagement specialist for the National Network for Arab American Communities. Khaled Beydon, a civil rights, criminal defense and international law attorney will also serve on the panel. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Loutit Lecture Hall Room 101.

Innovation Hub open house

The Muskegon Innovation Hub of Grand Valley State University will host an annual open house Thursday, Oct. 27. The event will showcase the facility introduce the community to CoLaunch, a new collaborative space. The open house will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Muskegon Innovation Hub. The executive director, clients and inventors will discuss their involvement and showcase the projects they’ve worked on.

The space will be open for attendees to walk through and tour throughout the night. The event is free and open to all members of the community. There will also be light refreshments and music. For more information, visit

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