News briefs 3/12/18

James Moyer, associate vice president for facilities planning at Grand Valley State University, announced his intention to retire on Saturday, March 31.

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News briefs 3/1/18

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) offered a statement on Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas' retirement announcement.

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News briefs 2/26/18

On Friday, Feb. 23, Grand Valley State University announced that it was joining the statewide MiSTEM Network, a cohort of various regions designed to tailor education in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM). GVSU's Regional Math and Science Center (RMSC) will lead the effort to design a "robust regional STEM culture." 

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News briefs 2/22/18

The city of Grand Rapids was named one of 35 finalists in the 2018 philanthropist's challenge, a competition that challenges city leaders to uncover and implement new strategies in philanthropy. Grand Rapids will advance a six-month round where officials can refine their idea for community engagement. More than 320 cities entered the competition. As a finalist, Grand Rapids received a $100,000 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies for its project. 

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News briefs 2/19/18

Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas sent out an email to all students on Friday, Feb. 16, in which he addressed the university's continued efforts to combat sexual assault on campus.

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News briefs 2/15/18

The submission window for Grand Valley State University's Laker Effect Challenge is open until Friday, March 2.  The competition invites students and faculty to submit pitches that will have an impact on the West Michigan community. A panel of judges will award up to $5,000 to the winning pitch, with another $500 being available to the best poster.

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News briefs 2/12/18

The Laker Line initiative, a project geared toward providing transportation between Grand Valley State University's Allendale and Pew campuses, finally received federal funding after previously being tied up.

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News briefs 2/8/18

Four Grand Valley State University students, Katarina Samardzija (entrepreneurship and marketing), Zach Skogheim (entrepreneurship and finance), Luciano Hernandez (management) and Jordan Vanderham (engineering) are competing in the Outdoor Weber Recreation Idea Competition.

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News briefs 2/5/18

The 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition gives graduate students the opportunity to share their research with other students in a competitive atmosphere. Each participant will be allowed one static slide and will be required to deliver their presentation in under three minutes.

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