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News Briefs 01/19

Grand Valley State University’s student senate, Community Service Learning Center and Division of Inclusion and Equality will co-host a post-inauguration town hall in the Kirkhof Center Thornapple Room Monday, Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. The town hall will consist of students, faculty and staff sharing views, hopes, fears, ideas and strategies to move forward after the 2016 election and 2017 inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump.

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News Briefs 01/16

The Grand Valley State University Students of Color will hold a Q&A about studying abroad as a person of color Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons Multipurpose Room. Students presenting will discuss different aspects of their study abroad experiences, such as challenges they faced, adjusting to being in a new place, talking to parents about study abroad, financing and more.

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New Brief 01/12

GVSU celebrates MLK Jr. with week of events The Grand Valley State University community will commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. from Monday, Jan. 16 to Saturday, Jan. 21. GVSU has several events scheduled, including keynote speeches from nationally renowned orator Kevin Powell, an activist and the president of BK Nation, and Kimberlé Crenshaw, a law professor at UCLA and author of several activist books.

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News Briefs 01/09

Lighting Project on 48th Avenue Completed The project to install permanent street lights on 48th Avenue, taken on by Consumers Energy, has been completed as of Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

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News Briefs 12/12

Prepare for Presidents' Ball Just a month after students return from winter break, Grand Valley State University will hold its annual Presidents’ Ball. Students are encouraged to bring their formal wear back to school with them in preparation for the event.

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News Briefs 12/05

Exam Cram Students at Grand Valley State University have the opportunity to release some of the stress caused by studying for exams this week. University Libraries has planned a week of free events for students participate in. Events include: yoga, coloring, therapy dogs, a book exchange and other activities. The Mary Idema Pew Library will begin 24-hour operation Monday, Dec. 5 with the Steelcase Library offering extended hours beginning the same day. Argo Tea will expand operation hours and free coffee will be served in the Steelcase Library starting at 6 p.m. every day until it’s gone. For a full list of events, visit www.gvsu.edu/library/examcram.

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News Briefs Dec. 1

Blackboard updates To install security updates, Grand Valley State University's Blackboard site will undergo maintenance. The updates and maintenance work is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.

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News Briefs 11/28

'Before the Flood' showing The Grand Valley State University Office of Sustainability will show “Before the Flood” Monday, Nov. 28 at noon. The showing will take place in Kirkhof Center Room 2259. “Before the Flood” is a National Geographic movie produced by Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens.

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News Briefs

The 2016 Service Award from Gilda's Club in Grand Rapids was awarded to Grand Valley State University. The award was presented Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the third annual "Gilda’s Night of Gratitude." The award was accepted by Paul Stansbie, associate dean of the College of Community and Public Service on the university's behalf.

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