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Grand Rapids welcomes first-ever Halloween on Ionia

Published October 23, 2013

After seeing McFaddens Irish Saloons St. Patricks Day street party Irish on Ionia grow from 1000 people in attendance its first year to 14000 by its third BarFly Ventures has decided to bring a similar festival to Grand Rapids for Halloween.



Steve Aoki to bring energetic, interactive performance to GV

Published October 16, 2013

Hes remixed several top artists and bands performed at festivals such as Lollapalooza and Coachella and tonight electronic artist Steve Aoki will be taking the stage at Grand Valley State University for the Homecoming concert.



GV alumni start first-ever Grand Rapids Comic Con

Published October 9, 2013

Grand Valley State University alumnus Mark Hodges started as a vendor selling posters at comic conventions.



GVSU students take home ArtPrize award

Published October 2, 2013

Dutcher Snedeker was leaving a recital and Brad Fritcher was waiting tables when the news rolled in from their manager Bear Yovinotheir band Brad Fritcher Trois had won the jazz category in ArtPrize.



'Much Ado About Nothing' brings constant comedy

Published October 2, 2013

After last years presentation of Shakespeares tragedy Richard III Grand Valley State Universitys theatre program decided to take a lighter approach for this years main stage production of the Shakespeare Festival.



A battle of 'wit rather than sword'

Published September 25, 2013

In a battle of wit rather than sword the Grand Valley State University Shakespeare Festivals production of Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing brings celebration after war. Running from Sept. 27-Oct. 6 the comedy features visiting professional guest artist Chris Seiler regional artist Gary Mitchell GVSU students and several alumni.



GVSU kicks off ArtPrize season with music, dance

Published September 18, 2013

Its officially that time of year when Grand Rapids becomes adorned in all sorts of unique art pieces.



Paul Varghese brings 'somewhat smart' comedy

Published September 18, 2013

Texas native Paul Varghese will take the stage at Grand Valley State University Sept. 25 in what is said to be a one-of-a-kind comedy act. The comedian who has appeared in several known comedy shows such as NBCs Last Comic Standing and Comedy Centrals Live at Gotham has watched so much stand-up comedy that he knows what has and has not already been done.



Not your grandma's Sweeney Todd

Published September 11, 2013

Circle Theatre closes out the 2013 season with a special production of the musical thriller Sweeney Todd starring Grand Valley State University alumna Kelsey Kohlenberger as Mrs. Lovett and former student Rob Karel as Anthony.



Homecoming act revealed: Steve Aoki

Published September 4, 2013

The suspense is over Grand Valley State Universitys Spotlight Productions have finally revealed that the artist taking the stage at this years homecoming concert is none other than electronic performer Steve Aoki.



GV professor, student, alumna star in 'Hairspray'

Published June 30, 2013

Grand Valley State University student professor and alumna took a trip back in time to Baltimore in the 1960s in Caledonia Community Players production of the Broadway musical Hairspray.



GR restaurants host Dishcrawl

Published June 2, 2013

Grand Valley State University Alumna Amy Baird was browsing job websites when she happened upon a posting to be an ambassador for Dishcrawl. The company that began in San Jose CA sets up restaurant crawls in cities around the United States and Canada.



Trip the Light brings Mythical to Grand Rapids

Published May 5, 2013

Members and alumni of Grand Valley State Universitys Dance Company will team up with dancers from the Grand Rapids community in this years performance of Trip the Light Mythical on May 11 at the Wealthy Theatre.



LGBT Resource Center hosts annual Lavender Graduation

Published April 14, 2013

Grand Valley State Universitys LGBT Resource Center will celebrate its eighth Lavender Graduation on April 17 at 4 p.m.



GV graduate eliminates outsourcing with American-made clothing project

Published April 14, 2013

After graduating from Grand Valley State University in 2010 with a bachelors degree in geology Nathan Noll went on to pursue a masters degree in biological sciences at East Tennessee State University.



GV students take home two awards

Published April 7, 2013

Grand Valley State Universitys American Marketing Association took home awards for Professional Development and Communications at this years national conference in New Orleans.



The clock tower goes blue in honor of autism

Published April 3, 2013

Disability Advocates of Grand Valley State University joined with Campus Links Disability Support Resources and Facilities Services in an effort to engage students with Autism Awareness Month kicking off the advocacy efforts on Tuesday night when the Cook Carillon tower lit up blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.



Warrior Run opens up registration to public

Published March 31, 2013

Do you have what it takes to make it through over 12-obstacles which include leaping over fire and trekking through mud in one of this years Warrior Run 5Ks



Men, women partner up to showcase gender justice

Published March 24, 2013

What have you done that takes ovaries Before you jump to conclusions this statement is not intended just for females. Grand Valley State Universitys Womens Center made sure to point out that men can be just as nervy and courageous and do things that take ovaries in this years presentation of That Takes Ovaries Bold Women Brazen Acts.



Students fight off procrastination at NAP

Published March 17, 2013

There was no confusion students werent lost they did mean to wear their pajamas out in public. Well in Lake Ontario Hall at least.