Laker Life briefs 8-31-17

For students at Grand Valley State University who wish to stop drinking or using other drugs, Alcohol & Other Drugs Campus Education Services (ACES) is hosting a 12-step meeting with coffee and meditation Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Room 0073 of the Kirkhof Center. 

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News briefs 8/31/17

Holly Cole, a graduate of Grand Valley State University, will serve as the new director of grants and programs at the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation. 

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News briefs 8/28/17

Grand Valley State University students Matt MacGregor and Zach Darmofal teamed up with three other Michigan college students and Comfort Research to send a 2.27-pound “Big Joe” bean bag chair into space.

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Arts briefs 8/28/17

The Grand Valley State University Padnos International Center will host its "Global Laker Alumni Happy Hour" Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Monarch’s Club in Grand Rapids.

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News Briefs 8/21/17

The new performing arts center has now been formally named the Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts in recognition of the endowments made by the Grand Valley State University president and his wife. A ceremony to commemorate this naming will be held Friday, Aug. 25, in the Louis Armstrong Theatre on the Allendale Campus from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Remarks will be given at 2:15 p.m.

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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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