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Grand Valley State University freshman John Vander Velde took eight months between graduating from Fowlerville High School in 2011 to visit the city of Zarqua in Jordan.
On Feb. 27 Grand Valley State University Associate Professor Veta Tucker will present on Freedom Slavery and the Underground Railroad in Michigan from 430-6 p.m.
Black History Month celebrations continue Feb. 19 at Grand Valley State University with a visit from U.S Western Michigan District Attorney Patrick Miles Jr. who will address what it means to be an effective leader as well as active in the service community.With goals to expand education improve neighborhoods and the quality of life and increase the number of healthy families in the area Miles has practiced leadership with several local foundations for nearly 20 years.
Christine Vo vice president of the Multicultural Greek Council offered insight at Tuesdays Asian Pacific American Heritage Month event about the restrictive media portrayals of Asians in America and the many avenues that are left to be fulfilled by Asian actors and actresses.
According to a study done by the Social Science Research Council 64 percent of people enrolled in a four-year college institution reported a decline in religious service attendance.Professor Sheldon Kopperl of Grand Valley State Universitys religious studies department said these numbers are not necessarily surprising.Sometimes a student rebels especially if they were raised in a very strict home and they want to explore different faiths Kopperl said.But students often trace back to some form of religion because of the established framework and worth that it often provides said sociology professor George Lundskow.What is most important to everyone is that they have to have a meaningful object of devotion of some kind Lundskow said.
Cold lake-effect weather goes hand in hand with hot coffee at Grand Valley State Universitys Java City.
As February draws near so does the well-regarded celebration known as Black History Month. Black History Month recognizes the achievements made by black Americans and its also a time for distinguishing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. As Grand Valley State University holds this month tribute the Allendale Campus will be hosting a wide spread of events Feb. 5-28.
About 200 members of the Grand Valley State University community listened Thursday as urban revitalizationist Majora Carter shared her story of growing up and why she developed a passion for a historically red-lined area.The Burning Bronx which was sort of infamous in my childhood symbolized the arson that ran rapid in the South Bronx Carter said.
Whether its re-inventing what the payphone means to New York City or turning the South Bronx area into a green space Majora Carter has a driving passion to make a difference in the area that she once hated.
100 Best and Brightest Women in Corporate America according to Ebony Magazine is only one of the titles used to describe Judge Glenda Hatchett.
Spoken word artists are artists that experiment and collaborate with words music and poetry. They are artists that use emotion and vibrant rhythm to convey a message.
Weve heard it our whole lives. If you dont wash your hands youre gonna get sick But is this really our only defense to keep healthy during the winter months
For the first time in the universitys history Grand Valley State University will cancel all classes held on Martin Luther King Day to promote participation in Kings plan for peace and justice.Dwight Hamilton assistant vice president for affirmative action at GVSU said that in previous years when the holiday was observed a majority of the students were unable to attend the multiple events hosted by the university due to class being in session.
Rough and tough. Built with muscles that can withstand anything. A real man is someone who is ultra-macho super cool and extremely violent.
At Grand Valley State University the adjustment from fall to winter semester isnt the only anticipated change.
During the winter months Grand Valley State University students may become more susceptible to develop a form of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Grand Valley State University will lay undisturbed Thursday as many students head home for the Thanksgiving holiday. As a tactic to rejuvenate the mind before coming back to campus and starting preparation for finals most students strive to get away visit family and hometown friends eat home-cooked food and leave campus.
Islam which comes from an Arabic root word meaning peace and submission teaches that one can only find peace in life by submitting to God Allah in heart soul and deed.
Chances are with cold season just around the corner you might find yourself attempting to dispel the most unpleasant symptoms.
Heather Winia wakes up at 622 a.m. because 22 is her lucky number. She wears something different each day 8211 whatever makes her feel good on that particular day. She is a mother to four girls and takes this responsibility very seriously. Her success story is her own.