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News Briefs 02/23

Grand Valley State University President Emeritus Arend D. Lubbers announced in a press conference Tuesday, Feb. 21, that he would be starting a mental health fund called the “Andy Lubbers be nice. Memorial Fund” to promote awareness of mental health issues as well as bullying and suicide prevention in k-12 schools.

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News Briefs 02/20

Fulbright Scholar and professor at the School of Interpreting and Translation Studies—Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Chu Dongwei will be speaking in Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof Center on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 1p.m. on the difficulties and purposes of translating Chinese texts into English from modern day and ancient Chinese.

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News Briefs 02/16

A search for the new Grand Valley State University provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs will continue, according to an announcement from the search committee Tuesday, Feb. 14. This announcement comes after five candidates have already given their visions of what they would do on campus if elected to the position.

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News Briefs 02/09

A group of Grand Valley State University computing and engineering students have created a choreography software that will be used to program the historic Grand Haven musical fountain, and they are looking for volunteers to help them test the software.

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News Briefs 02/06

Starting Monday, Feb. 6, and running through Monday, Feb. 20, the Grand Valley State University Padnos International Center will be holding a spare change fundraiser in an effort to raise money for students looking for study abroad opportunities. Students, faculty and staff can donate at the 20/20 Desk in the Kirkhof Center, the Padnos International Center in Lake Ontario Hall and several other offices across campus.

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News Briefs 02/02

A full range of events have been lined up by Grand Valley State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs in honor of Black History Month, from film screenings to mission trips to learning more about African traditions. These events will take place throughout the month of February, and all are free and open to the public.

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News Briefs 01/30

In continuation of the Arts at Noon concert series, the Almava trio will perform Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center. The trio consists of violinist Miki-Sophia Cloud, pianist Sookkyung Cho and violist Jia Kim.

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News Brief 01/26

Fidelity Investments will be holding a retirement planning session for those interested in starting an investment plan for their retirement Thursday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof Center. Fidelity Workplace Planning and Guidance Consultant Seth Yanik will sit with people one-on-one and go over ways to manage retirement savings goals, review investment decisions and set up individual plans.

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News Briefs 01/23

The second annual “Welcoming Our Neighbors Winter Gear Drive” will continue through Friday, Feb. 10 across Grand Valley State University's Allendale Campus. The donations will be used by Bethany Christian Services (BCS) to help refugees from the Middle East who are settling into the Grand Rapids area. Items that are needed include hats, gloves, boots and jackets.

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