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GV to host second panel on interfaith and life after death

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, Grand Valley State University hosted a panel titled, “What Happens When You Die?” sponsored by the Kaufman Interfaith Institute in partnership with Making Choices Michigan, a registered non-profit organization devoted to changing the narrative about healthcare decision-making, including at the end of life. The panel, held for the first time ever at GVSU, took place at the Pew Campus' Eberhard Center in downtown Grand Rapids and discussed what happens when you die, exploring the beliefs and practices of faith traditions that inform end-of-life care. 

A representative showing students information about travelling at the Study Abroad Fair in Kirkhof Center on October 9th, 2018. GVL / Emily Modloff

Annual Study Abroad Fair encourages worldly experience

The Padnos International Center hosted its annual Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 9 in order to provide students with knowledge about the many international educational opportunities available to them. The fair was held in the Grand River Room of the Kirkhof Center and lasted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Study Abroad Outreach Coordinator Alissa Lane said she estimated that over 1,200 students were in attendance, most of which were likely undergraduates. 

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Discussion on sexual violence prevention hosts Sue Snyder

Sexual assault awareness has become a very common and important topic of discussion at Grand Valley State University, especially in the past several years. Much of this conversation is a result of an increase in campus safety alerts that have notified the community of the numerous sexual assaults occurring on and off campus. To continue this discussion, an event was held Oct. 10 with various campus officials and Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder, who gave their input on preventing campus sexual violence.

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Alcohol a factor in crash near GVSU; four injured

The crash happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday on Pierce Street near 52nd Avenue in Allendale Township. According to Grand Valley State Police, a 19-year-old GVSU student from Rochester, Mich. was turning left into the Mystic Woods Apartment complex when another car attempted to pass on the inside and caused the collision.

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"Unplugged" campaign encourages mindful usage of technology

Grand Valley State University Campus Recreation team members are logging out of their social media accounts, checking their emails less and spending more time with others - and they’re encouraging others to do the same.  The department began their “Unplugged” campaign Oct. 1, a two week campaign that features a series of events and activities to help students spend less time on their phones and more time experiencing the world. Throughout the campaign, Campus Recreation will be collecting stories about how and why students are unplugging and posting them online.