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From the ground up

GVL / Brianna Olson Freshman Alie Culver

From the ground up


By DAVID SPECHT Published 12/07/14 11:29pm

For some time, Renee Zettle-Sterling, associate professor of art and design and president of Society of North American Goldsmiths, has been interested in geology – curious as to the science behind the stones that she and her Intro to Jewelry and Metalsmithing students use in their pieces.


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Months of hard work debut in two performances

Months of hard work debut in two performances

The muffled conversations of the audience at the Grand Valley State University’s Louis Armstrong Theatre fell to whispers as the room fell dark at the Fall Dance Concert on Dec. 6. Those whispers quickly subsided into silence as the spotlights upon the stage ignited to reveal the first piece of the night – “Concerto.”

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Teammates create fundraiser for deceased student founder

During his time at Grand Valley State University, student Alex Aninos was a valued member of many organizations, one being the club indoor box lacrosse team.

In honor of Aninos, who recently passed away after his car was struck by a semi-truck in Cannon Township, the indoor box lacrosse team will be hosting a memorial fundraising game on Nov. 22.

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A snapshot of the semester

A snapshot of the semester

As other Grand Valley State University students began cracking open their books in early September, six senior photography students started snapping away on their cameras, filling memory cards full for artwork.

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Arts at a glance: Artist-Faculty series kicks off

This evening, Pablo Mahave-Vegilia, an associate professor of music at Grand Valley State University, will exit the classroom and enter the stage. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Van Solkema Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center on the Allendale Campus, Mahave-Vegilia will be performing the complete Beethoven cello sonatas. Tonight’s show is free and open to the public. This concert is the first in a series of three, the other two of which will be held on Jan. 5 and March 23.

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GV theatre department to share two distinct performances

GV theatre department to share two distinct performances

This Friday evening will be a big one for the theater department at Grand Valley State University for the opening night of “The Women of Lockerbie” and “The Magic Flute.” The productions offer two very different performances: one being a modern play and the other a classical opera.

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Renowned political scientist Francis Fukuyama to speak at GV

The mission of the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University is to foster a community of ethical, effective leaders for the twenty-first century. The main way in which they strive to hit that mark is by hosting world-class talks, debates and conferences that feature renowned public intellectuals. This Thursday, the center will welcome Francis Fukuyama, an American political scientist, political economist and author.

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Combos on campus

Combos on campus

It’s no secret that Grand Valley State University supports the cultivation of musical expression on campus. In fact, each semester a big-band group consisting of more than 30 instruments hosts its annual jazz concert.

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