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Shining positive light on Uganda

(01/09/13 5:27pm)

Ken VanderWal is a boiler engineer who controls the temperature throughout the Grand Valley State University Allendale Campus, but he has a passion for traveling to different countries. And now he’s behind the newest exhibition in Lake Ontario Hall’s Red Wall Gallery, “Mukono to Kampala: Life in Uganda.” The exhibit is a collection of photographs VanderWal took during 13 mission trips he took to Uganda starting in August 2004. Henry Matthews, director of galleries and collections, wants students to see things from around the world in the galleries around campus. “When I view these photographs it always makes me want to go and participate in the activities, see the sights, meet the people, smell and taste everything of the region,” Matthews said.