GVL/Sara Carte - Grand Valley's student veterans lounge, pictured on Monday, March 14, 2016.

GV Student Veterans to host gala honoring service members

A student veteran is a person who has seen more than their fair share of burdens. After coming home from duty, many are faced with the issue of having to work full time, help take care of their family, raise their kids and go to school either full or part time. After fighting for this country, student veterans often find themselves fighting for themselves at home. And their sacrifice does not go unnoticed.

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GVL/ Hannah Zajac- Erin Schrode, a citizen activist and social entrepreneur, speaks about environmental action, public health, and equal justice to a group of students in the Mary Idema Pew Library on Monday, April 3, 2017.

What it takes to change the world

Changing the world is a lot of work. People have done it in the past—in good ways and in bad—but regardless of what they did or how they did it, it usually took a lot of effort, time and money. Many people have significantly impacted the world around them, but few have done so as early as 13 years old, as Erin Schrode did.

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Jesse Bernal speaks to the crowd gathered inside of the Grand River Room in Kirkhof during the sexual assault townhall on Tuesday, April 5, 2017.

Public concern

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As part of the event schedule, Grand Valley State University student senate and the Division of Inclusion and Equity hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday, April 4, to discuss upcoming events and update the community on recent strides made by the university and student organizations.

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Rachael Gates, visiting assistant professor of voice and pedagogy at Grand Valley State University, will be giving a lecture titled "Demystifying the Voice" Tuesday, April 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Idema Pew Library.

'Demystify the Voice'

It can be very useful for someone to know what happens to their voice when they “lose it," and knowing how to properly diet and make good lifestyle choices can be effective when it comes to taking care of their voice. To discuss the importance of vocal health, Rachael Gates, visiting assistant professor of voice and pedagogy at Grand Valley State University, will be giving a lecture titled "Demystifying the Voice" Tuesday, April 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons Multipurpose Room.

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Julia Henderson gets to work at the GVSU Sustainability Farm on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

Recognizing 'sustainability champions'

Sixty nine students, faculty members and members of the community received recognition at the ninth annual Grand Valley State University Sustainability Champion Awards (SCA) Friday, March 31. Among these individuals, five received scholarships for their sustainable efforts. The event was hosted by the Office of Sustainability Practices (OSP) in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room.

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