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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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News Briefs 03/20

For students who are unsure about what the future holds, the Grand Valley State University Career Center will host “How to Figure Out What’s Next" Tuesday, March 21, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center Multipurpose Room.

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News Briefs 03/16

Grand Rapids is gearing up to celebrate the third annual River City Water Festival, which will be held Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The festival is a celebration of the Grand River and the ways in which to shaped the city of Grand Rapids.

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News Briefs 03/13

Tickets for the “GVSU Night at Comerica Park” are now on sale for the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals game Wednesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. The event offers a time where students, faculty, staff, alumni and their family and friends can come together and celebrate the university.

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News briefs 03/01

The Civic Engagement Showcase, which will take place Thursday, April 13, at 3 p.m. in the DeVos Center Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall, is looking for student, faculty and staff members who have recently worked with community partners for various projects. The event is intended to recognize the work of these individuals and all the work they’ve done to better the community.

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News briefs 02/27

In this installment of the Grand Valley State University Community Service Learning Center’s Democracy 101 series, Gary Stark, professor emeritus of history at GVSU, will focus on how Adolf Hitler was able to rise to and consolidate power in Germany during the period between 1933 and 1935, ensuring his place as the nation’s absolute dictator. The event will take place Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center.

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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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