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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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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