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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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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