Activism and awareness concerning sex trafficking in Grand Rapids and the United States is being communicated through outlets such as art, film and discussion at Grand Valley State University.
The students are rehearsing in faculty offices, the equipment is being stored wherever space is found and the schedule for classrooms and performance halls is booked solid; the Performing Arts Center is packed. A new addition to the building is in the planning stages to help relieve some of these tight spaces.
A professional troupe of comedians from New York will be traveling to Grand Valley State University even though they have absolutely nothing planned for their performance.
As the presidential election continues to heat up, there will doubtlessly be much debate about immigration issues, with the most controversial being illegal immigration. A recent Latin American cultural event at Grand Valley State University aimed to broaden student perspectives on immigration by putting faces, names and stories to a topic that is often viewed in a vacuum.
From classes to late night studying, university life may sometimes feel like living in a bubble that’s disconnected from reality. But after his recent return to Grand Valley State University, a violinist and GVSU alumnus said he hopes that students will see, hear and feel how their intentions, perspectives and achievements can influence the future.
With peaceful beauty and overwhelming power, the Great Lakes serve as a vital resource and an important part of life for the environments they impact. The new “Great Lakes: Image and Word” exhibit in the art gallery of the Performing Arts Center will show the implications of living within the influence of the Great Lakes through the collaboration of 16 poets and artists.