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Organizations reach out, recruit at Campus Life Night

As students return from winter break with resolutions to join a new club or organization, many flock to Grand Valley State University’s Campus Night Life, which was held in the Kirkhof Center on Friday, Jan. 11. While the event featured many of GVSU’s over 400 organizations, just as the fall semester’s Campus Life Night did, many organizations came into the winter event with varied goals.   

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'Wonderful Town' offers new challenge for GV Opera Theatre

Grand Valley State University’s Opera Theatre is encouraging students to grow with their upcoming production of Wonderful Town, which will debut in February. The musical tells the story of two sisters from Ohio that move to New York City seeking success and their detours along the way. The show boasts 25 student actors, a 14-person production crew and 20 student musicians in the pit orchestra.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author speaks at Hauenstein Center

On Thursday, Jan. 10, Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, presidential historian, contributing editor of TIME magazine and writer for the New York Times Book Review, spoke about his newest novel, “The Soul of America: The Better Angels of Our Nature.” The event also served as the third anniversary of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies’ eponym, Ralph Hauenstein.  

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GV professor illustrates surrealist poetry

Grand Valley State University art history professor Kirsten Strom will showcase illustrations of French Surrealist poet Robert Desnos’ work in her exhibit “Apple Blossom and Nightingale" featuring translated poems from the original collection, "Chantfleurs et chantfables."