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GVSU's Geography and Sustainable Planning Department provided T-shirts and water bottles at the Grand Rapids by Design event on March 27th, 2018.

Grand Rapids city designer speaks at GVSU

The city of Grand Rapids can expect major changes in the next few years. To talk about the city’s master plan, Suzanne Schulz, managing director of design and development for Grand Rapids for 13 years, gave a presentation at Grand Valley State University. The event, “Grand Rapids by Design,” took place Tuesday, March 27, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center.  

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Kailee Harris during GVSU Commencement on Saturday December 9, 2017.

Alumni to speak on life after graduation

As the end of the winter semester draws near, many students are readying to take the step from being a student to becoming Grand Valley State University alumni. In order to prepare the soon-to-be graduate students, a panel of recent alumni will come to GVSU to talk to students about upcoming changes that will take place in their lives. 

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Kendra Marckini and Caitlin Hennessy practice their puppet skit for their upcoming performance on Wednesday March 21, 2018.

Students learn Spanish through puppetry class

On any given Monday or Wednesday afternoon this semester, in the D wing of Mackinac Hall, you can find 12 students spread across their classroom and the neighboring Language Resource Center rehearsing original Spanish scripts and acting with homemade puppets.  This is Spanish Laboratory Theatre, a 300-level hybrid elective for students who want to improve their language skills in a unique way, replacing academic papers with creative scripts, puppet building and live performances in front of elementary and college students.

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Grand Rapids mayor to speak at GVSU

Grand Valley State University has been honoring the memory of Kenneth R. Venderbush since 1999 with an award in his name and a series of annual leadership lectures. This year, instead of bringing in three speakers for the Venderbush Leadership Lecture, GVSU will be hosting Grand Rapids’ first female mayor, Rosalynn Bliss.  

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GVL/Hannah Zajac— James Robilotta gives a speech about leadership in the Grand River Room on Thursday 27 Mar 2018.

Author speaks on 'leading imperfectly'

At Grand Valley State University, there are students who have made this campus their adoptive home. To many, this might mean becoming a member of the Greek community, joining a campus organization or making friends with your neighbors in your dorm.  

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Gas line turned off after leak at Kistler Living Center

There was a small gas leak at Kistler Living Center on the Allendale Campus Tuesday, March 27. The leak was from a one-inch line outside the building and possibly related to a water leak. Residents were evacuated as a precautionary measure only. DTE was on the scene to turn off the line. No one was injured as a result of the incident. UPDATE: DTE has shut down the line, and residents are being allowed back into the building.

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Student Senate meeting took place Thursday, March 15, 2017.

Student senate elections underway

Fifty-three Grand Valley State University students are running in the student senate election this year. Voting will be conducted online at www.gvsu.edu/studentsenate, and students may vote for up to 10 candidates of their choice from Monday, March 26, at 8 a.m. to Monday, April 1, at 11:59 p.m. 

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GVSU Sustainbility Award Ceremony on Friday March 23, 2018.

Grand Rapids city designer speaking at geography open house

Grand Valley State University's geography and sustainable planning department will be hosting an open house Tuesday, March 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event, taking place in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2204, will feature guest speaker Suzanne Schulz, the managing director of design and development for the city of Grand Rapids, and will focus on recent developments and changes occurring within the city.  

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