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'Connected' exhibit to create links among strangers

Forming connections with others is a vital part of being human. While some may find it easy to create new connections, others struggle to make the first move, especially after arriving to a large campus like Grand Valley State University for the first time. Erin Fisher, event and exhibit coordinator for the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale Campus, knows exactly how essential connections are to new students and sought out a fresh way to bring strangers together.

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GVL / Dan Goubert - GVSU GrooVe hosts a concert inside the Cook-DeWitt on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

GrooVe hosts movie-themed a capella concert

Though recent films like “Pitch Perfect” have shined a spotlight on the artform, a capella music has been drawing crowds at Grand Valley State University for years. GrooVe, one of GVSU’s four a capella organizations, reminded students of this by debuting a “movie night” of their own, one that showcased the group’s all-important human element.

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Grand Valley State University Dance Troupe recital on April 16, 2016.

GVSU Dance Troupe raises money for YWCA

Shifting among emotional ballads, upbeat girl power anthems and head-banging rock tunes, the Grand Valley State University Dance Troupe performed in a variety of styles and raised money for a local cause at their “Dancing Toward a New Beginning” shows on April 15 and 16 at Allendale High School.

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