T.Haas Retirement Interview with Brady. Zumberge. 3/27/19 at 1 p.m. GVL / Ben Hunt

Exclusive: Thomas Haas' Lanthorn finale

Editor's note: With the impending retirement of Grand Valley State University's President Thomas J. Haas - better known around campus as "T. Haas", Lanthorn Editor-in-Chief Brady McAtamney, with help from Ben Hunt, Nick Moran and Amy McNeel, conducted the newspaper's final exclusive interview with the iconic figure. 

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Spring concert to feature Blackbear

Rapper and R&B artist Matthew Musto, known by his stage name Blackbear, will perform at Grand Valley State University’s Fieldhouse Arena on April 4 as part of this year’s spring concert. Andre Power, DJ and co-creator of music label Soulection, will open for Musto. Two surveys were sent out in fall 2018 by the Campus Activities Board (CAB) to decide on a performer for the event. The first survey intended to gauge student music preferences and the second let students vote on the artist they would most like to see, where Musto received the most votes. Event organizer Kalie Tomlinson said that it is rare to book the campus’ first choice.

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GV ranked top Gilman Scholarship school for 2018-19

Grand Valley State University has the distinction of being among the top institutions for students receiving the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, as 11 students were granted the award for the 2018-2019 academic year. Granted by the U.S. State Department, the scholarship provides financial assistance for students traveling overseas for internship or study-abroad programs. Paul Villa, one of the students selected for the scholarship, will travel to Spain where he will apply medical skills learned in the classroom this summer. 

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GVSU student represents Michigan in Cherry Blossom Festival

This year marks the 71st annual Cherry Blossom Festival in the nation’s capital, and along with it, the annual Cherry Blossom Princess Princess Program, in which women from all over the country are selected to represent their state. This year, the Michigan representative is none other than Grand Valley State University student Elizabeth Kebler.  Kebler, a senior at GVSU with a major in public relations and advertising, got involved with the Cherry Blossom Festival through the National Conference of State Societies (NCSS) and the Michigan State Society. She then went through an application process before being crowned Michigan’s Cherry Blossom Princess. 

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GV hosts technology, AI author for Big Data Initiative

On Tuesday, March 26, Grand Valley State University hosted journalism professor and author Meredith Broussard, an assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. Broussard was invited to present as a part of the Big Data Initiative, an organization that sponsors training workshops for faculty, brings in speakers from around the country and encourages the development of courses and programs that use data analytics.  The initiative was established in 2012 to incorporate data analytics into the university’s curriculum and into faculty scholarship, and has created programs such as digital studies and data science. 

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Slam poet wraps up GV's Intercultural Festival

Slam Poet Ebony Stewart combined poetry and activism in her performance for Grand Valley State University students at the Cook-DeWitt Center on March 25. The performance was put on by the GVSU Campus Activity Board (CAB). Opening her hour on stage, Stewart shared that she wanted audience participation. Students remained engaged throughout the entirety of the hour. Encouraging honest reactions from the audience, she spent her time talking directly to the students.  

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GVL/Archive - Junior Theraputic Recreation student Angela Thweni works on finishing homework in the Mary Idema Pew Library on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

April showers: GVPD says April is worst for student mental health

It’s finally April, and final exams are approaching quickly for students at Grand Valley State University. Some students are breathing a sigh of relief knowing that the end is near, but according to Grand Valley Police Department, preparing for finals also leaves many students buckling under extreme pressure. GVPD Capt. Jeff Stoll confirmed that last week, four GVSU students were hospitalized due to ailments of poor mental health and encourages struggling students to de-stress and prioritize their well-being. 

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GVL / Dan Goubert - GVSU GrooVe hosts a concert inside the Cook-DeWitt on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

GV a cappella group GrooVe celebrates 10 years

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, one of Grand Valley State University’s a cappella groups, GrooVe, put on their “GrooVy Decade Concert” on March 30 in the Cook-DeWitt Center. The show included performances of popular hits like Paramore’s “Misery Business” and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September.”  Throughout the concert, members took turns soloing and providing backup vocals to both pop and classic songs. The performers danced, gestured and interacted onstage, giving the audience an energetic performance. 

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GV hosts 1950s interpretation of Moliere’s 'The Imaginary Invalid'

Of many other artistic endeavors, Grand Valley State University is host to a vivid and exciting theatre program, with a considerable number of plays, musicals and operas being performed throughout the academic year. A particularly exciting one that students can experience now is a production of Moliere’s 1673 play “The Imaginary Invalid,” re-imagined in a 1950s setting. 

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