News briefs 03/01

| 3/1/17 10:48pm

Civic Engagement Showcase looking for presenter

The Civic Engagement Showcase, which will take place Thursday, April 13, at 3 p.m. in the DeVos Center Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall, is looking for student, faculty and staff members who have recently worked with community partners for various projects. The event is intended to recognize the work of these individuals and all the work they’ve done to better the community.

At this event, Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas is expected to deliver GVSU’s Civic Action Plan. The plan will have ways to prepare students and faculty for community work, align GVSU with community issues and realign GVSU infrastructure to support further civic engagement.

To learn more and submit a proposal, visit before Friday, March 10.

GV prepares to celebrate Women's History Month

Throughout the month of March, Grand Valley State University will hold several events to celebrate Women’s History Month and achievements women have made throughout history. Events include everything from a Holocaust survivor speaking about her experiences during WWII and the centuries-old tradition of tea and discussion on literature and politics. The majority of these events will be free and open to the public.

For a full list of events, visit

Fidelity Investments to hold retirement saving, planning appointment on Pew Campus 

A representative from Fidelity Investments will be on Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus in the DeVos Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 3, to help interested parties better set themselves up for retirement. The sessions are intended to help people learn how to better manage retirement savings goals, review current and potential investment choices and build a retirement plan that fits the individual. This event is open to all GVSU faculty, staff and students.

Interested parties are asked to reserve an appointment, as the representative cannot accommodate walk-ins, and to bring any relevant financial information to better build a plan that suits them.

To book an appointment, visit

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