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News Briefs 04/20

At a retirement celebration honoring the legacy of Grand Valley State University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Gayle Davis, GVSU President Thomas Haas announced a new scholarship in Davis’ name.

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News Briefs 04/17

The University Singers and Select Women's Ensemble at Grand Valley State University will be performing under the direction of GVSU professor Shirley Lemon Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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News Briefs 04/13

The office of fellowships will be hosting an event in an effort to help students looking to better tune their scholarship writing and application skills entitled “A Word From Scholars: Panel of Award Recipients Q and A.”

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News Briefs 04/10

An event taking place Monday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 2270 of the Kirkhof Center will highlight ways in which people can help prevent suicides. It will teach students misconceptions about suicide, warnings signs that someone may be planning to attempt to take their own life and how to use the QPR method (question, persuade, refer) of suicide prevention. It will also examine suicide from both a social and multicultural standpoint.

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News Briefs 04/06

Steven Hecht, associate professor of biomedical sciences at Grand Valley State University, passed away Wednesday, April 5, after collapsing near the Cook-DeWitt Center. He was 60 years old. Hecht starting working at GVSU as an assistant professor of biomedical sciences in 1999 and was promoted to associate professor in 2004. He taught several classes at GVSU, including introductory microbiology, public health concepts, bacterial physicology and medical virology.

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News Briefs 04/03

Erin Schrode, an activist and former California congressional candidate, will speak Monday, April 3, at 6 p.m. in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons Multipurpose Room about “How We Can Change the World.” Schrode is being hosted by the Grand Valley State University student organization Hillel.

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News Briefs 03/30

Returning to Grand Valley State University is alumnus Kristofer Pachla, who has recently been named the new director of the Regional Math and Science Center, a GVSU department that serves K-12 schools in the area.

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News briefs 03/27

This year’s Sigal Lecture, taking place Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium, will feature Simran Jeet Singh, a professor of religion at Trinity University and a senior religious fellow with the Sikh Coalition. Singh will be speaking on Islamophobia, the radicalization of religious identities and hate crimes.

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News briefs 03/23

An exhibit now on display in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons Atrium entitled “Graphic Language in the Library” aims to clarify terms students may be misusing or misunderstanding. Informational posters are set up detailing common words used during research and study that students may need clarified.

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