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Louis Moore

Leading the way

Four African American college students sat down at lunch counter at a Woolworth retail store in Greensboro, North Carolina Feb. 1, 1960. Each asked for a cup of coffee – the store followed a “whites only” policy at the lunch counter. They were asked to leave; they refused to give up their seats.


Putting the patient first

To discuss the role of design thinking in health care and the importance of putting patients’ needs first, Ryan Armbruster, vice president of innovation, research and development at Optum, delivered a presentation titled “Design Thinking in Health Care Services” Monday, Jan. 23, in the DeVos Center. The presentation was followed by a Q&A.


Saving as a student

There are several business in the greater Grand Rapids area that offer a discount for Grand Valley State University students with a valid student ID.

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Kevin Callison (left) and Leslie Muller (right) speak during the Health Check Forecast at the Eberhard Center in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

Checking health trends

The eighth edition of the “Health Check: Analyzing Trends in West Michigan” report, commissioned by the Grand Valley State University Office of the Vice Provost for Health, has been released for 2017. The study was conducted by GVSU economics professors Leslie Muller and Kevin Callison, with the help of their students, to see if there would be any changes to health-related insurance costs or employment in West Michigan.

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Amanda Peskin uses a yoga mat on Thursday, July 14, 2016 inside the Campus View exercise center.

"The Practice of Mindfulness"

Relaxation: a 10-letter word that means a number of things to a number of different people. To some, it’s woodworking, or maybe it’s drinks on a beach. To others, it’s taking an hour out of their day to meditate and push out their negative thoughts.

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Hauenstein Center puts on Common Ground event to honor MLK Jr.’s legacy

Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies will partner with the Division of Inclusion and Equity to present “Race and the American Dream,” a Common Ground Initiative event, Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the L.V. Eberhard Center. The event is scheduled as part of GVSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week to honor King’s life and legacy.