News Briefs 11/28

| 11/27/16 10:27pm

'Before the Flood' showing

The Grand Valley State University Office of Sustainability will show “Before the Flood” Monday, Nov. 28 at noon. The showing will take place in Kirkhof Center Room 2259. “Before the Flood” is a National Geographic movie produced by Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens.

The film focuses on climate change and environmental issues affecting the world. The movie also explores solutions for saving the destruction of ecosystems and the endangerment of animals. After the movie, the floor will be open for the discussion of the movie, climate issues and the environment. The event is LIB 100 approved.

For more information, contact Mandy Rodgers at sustainability@gvsu.edu.

Civic conversation

The Community Service Learning Center at Grand Valley State University will present its monthly issue forum Monday, Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. The group will meet at the north entrance of the Mary Idema Pew Library to talk about the issues of hunger and homelessness. The goal of the event series is to bring public issues of concern to the forefront of conversations on campus through civic conversations, democratic dialogue and an interactive program. Participants will also have the chance to learn more about the CSLC and opportunities to get involved. The event is LIB 100/201 approved. For more information, contact servicelc@gvsu.edu.

Suicide Prevention

The Grand Valley State University Counseling Center will hold a suicide presentation event Monday, Nov. 14. The event is titled "QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer" and will take place in Kirkhof Center Room 2266 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The QPR program aims to dismiss common misconceptions about suicide, helps students recognize the warning signs of suicide, and empower students to save lives using the nationally-recognized QPR method of suicide prevention. The event will also allow students to examine the issue of suicide from both a social and multicultural perspective while considering their own role in preventing suicide. The event is LIB 100 approved.

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