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GV student-, faculty- made film to premiere

Published April 18, 2012

While many dream of seeing their work on screen either in front of the cameras or behind the scenes a group of Grand Valley State University students will have that chance when the film 8220Message Sent8221 debuts at Celebration Cinemas North on April 27.



A capella group to host concert benefit for Relay

Published April 11, 2012

If you have ever seen a group of students do a flash mob on Grand Valley State University8217s campus then you8217ve experienced Euphoria.



Water issues addressed in documentary

Published April 4, 2012

The second film in a series of joint screenings by Sierra Club8217s Michigan Chapter and Grand Valley State University 8220Last Call on the Oasis8221 a documentary about the global water crisis will be screened tonight at 7 p.m. at the Loosemore Auditorium on the Pew Campus.



GV Nerf Club readies for EPIC BATTLE

Published March 28, 2012

Grand Valley State Universitys Nerf Club is hosting the largest Nerf game on the Allendale Campus Kelly Family Sports Center at 830 p.m. on Saturday.



GV's Women's Center hosts 'Call for Art'

Published March 21, 2012

The Women8217s Center annual Call for Art has begun. Winners have their art displayed for the entire year in the Women8217s Center office located in the Kirkhof Center.



Film lovers gather to discuss, watch movies

Published March 14, 2012

8220Anyone can join8221 said DeLain Bomer president of GVSU8217s Film and Conversation Club. 8220We encourage students from all majors to come and give us their viewpoint on the films we watch.8221 The idea for the club came in fall of 2009 from film major Nikki Martin who wanted a place where people could gather to discuss 8220under-the-radar8221 films that many students don8217t often get a chance to see in theaters. Along with Bomer Martin developed the club and it became a registered student organization by the Fall 2010 semester.



Pianist shares passion with students

Published February 29, 2012

8220I had never met Mr. Baldocci but he had the opportunity to read through some of my works after we got in touch through a common friend8221 Lupis said. 8220He particularly liked a set I wrote called 8216A Few Excuses8217 so I decided to write a new composition for him called A Few More Excuses which he was very enthusiastic about playing.8221



Lecture series continues with pianist

Published February 22, 2012

Grand Valley State University will bring pianist Jeffrey Brown to campus on Sunday as part of the William Brown Lecture Series.



Sierra Club screens film to raise environmental awareness

Published February 15, 2012

The Sierra Club8217s Michigan Chapter and Grand Valley State University8217s School of Communications are joining forces tonight to screen a film that they hope will educate a whole new generation about environmental issues and motivate students to join the fight for a healthy environment.



Professor shines a light on American history in award-winning "Up From the Bottoms"

Published February 1, 2012

The locally-made documentary film 8220Up From the Bottoms The Search for the American Dream8221 by Grand Valley State University8217s Jim Schaub will be aired Sunday on PBS at 8 p.m.



Short films from GVSU student, alumni featured at UICA

Published January 19, 2012

The feature films being screened in the Chiaroscuro Film Series are highlighting humor in countries around the world but the short films preceding the main attractions are shining a light on local talent.



Local film series highlights global comedy on camera

Published January 11, 2012

The Chiaroscuro film series is bringing enthusiasm to learning through humor with this year8217s theme 8220Humor Around the World.8221



Passion, hard work drive theater student

Published December 8, 2011

Sophie Ni a senior theater major at Grand Valley State University has been in almost every theater production that GVSU has put on in the last four years from the Shakespeare productions to the main stage shows.



Childhood memories relived through the Muppets

Published November 30, 2011

8220It8217s time to play the music it8217s time to light the lights82308221



Promise ring promises: on pre-engagement

Published November 21, 2011

In this age of promiscuity and casual sex there is a group of young adults who are saying no and promising to be true to their one and only.



Business class goes green

Published October 5, 2011

Making an impact on the environment can seem like a daunting task but one Grand Valley State University professor believes making small changes in her classroom can have a big impact.



Move to Outlook requires Mac users

Published October 2, 2011

After Grand Valley State University began the conversion of the university8217s employee email system from Groupwise to Outlook in June potential difficulties have surfaced for Mac users who now must update all of their Microsoft Office programs in order to use the new system.