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News Briefs 07/10

A new website featuring the policies of Grand Valley State University was launched Thursday, June 1, by the Division of Legal, Compliance and Risk Management. The website is being called the “authoritative location” of all of the university policies approved by the Board of Trustees. It contains policies that were originally found in separate locations for students, faculty, staff, the president’s cabinet, contractors and vendors, and campus visitors.

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News Briefs 06/05

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is debuting a new exhibit called “Mindbender Mansion” for the summer through Labor Day. The exhibit will feature puzzles and brain teasers set up like rooms of a house, according to GRPM Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations Kate Moore. The 45 different activities that will make up the exhibit can be completed individually and in groups. Moore said the exhibit is intended for all ages.

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News Briefs 05/08

The 44,000 square foot addition on the east side of the Performing Arts Center that will include a black box theater, theater support spaces, two theater classrooms, three ensemble rooms and a student study space will be completed and occupied by August, according to James Moyer, associate vice president for facilities planning at Grand Valley State University. The $20 million construction project was approved by the Board of Trustees in April and began in May.

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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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