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Bringing families back together

GVL/Michael Dykstra Left to Right: Joni Whitford, Claire Whitford, Gary Whitford

Bringing families back together


By DAVID SPECHT Published 09/28/14 7:04pm

While incoming freshmen are likely excited to escape the confines of their parents’ homes and get out on their own, it’s only a matter of time before they’re ready to reunite with their loved ones. Beginning on Friday morning and running through Sunday evening, Family Weekend featured a bevy of Wild West-themed activities for Lakers and their relatives to partake in during the much-needed reuniting.


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Taking to the stage

Taking to the stage

It is that time of year again, when Grand Rapids becomes a citywide gallery attracting thousands of people. ArtPrize 2014 began last week and already many have flocked to see the array of paintings, drawings, sculptures and variety of other mediums. However, many do not know that this international art competition also includes the performing arts.

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Arts at a glance

Aerospace Allocation

If you're interested in human space flight, or just looking for insight on leadership, crisis management and the role of liberal arts, be sure to free up your evening on Tuesday, Sept.

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A voice for the voiceless

A voice for the voiceless

It's no secret that the history of Native Americans is one that is brimming with injustices on behalf of white settlers. One of the indirect wrongdoings is the loss of historical documentation of the natives - an issue that an upcoming Grand Valley State University-related project looks to resolve.

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Saddle up for the GVSU production of “The Comedy of Errors”

Saddle up for the GVSU production of “The Comedy of Errors”

The twang of the Wild West meets the Elizabethan writing style of William Shakespeare in the Grand Valley State University production of 'The Comedy of Errors.' As audience members take their seats for one of the 10 performances, they will not see traditional Shakespearean garb upon the stage, but instead they will witness the fashion and scenery of the Wild West.

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GVSU teams with PBS to enrich student experience

Since its beginning, PBS has played a role in shaping our community, from television to education. Just over four years ago, they launched a program called LearningMedia, an online educational tool with various forms of state and national level content in order to further their mission of informing the public.

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University welcomes latest Stuart and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence

Last year, Grand Valley State University posted an advertisement searching for a talented artist to become the next Artist-in-Residence. Following a handful of interviews and a campus tour, Nayda Collazo-Llorens was hired as Stuart and Barbara Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence. Collazo-Llorens dabbles in all art mediums and has extensive experience in the art field.

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