Tom Caltabiano returns to GVSU

A multi-talented, Emmy award-winning writer will make his fifth return to Grand Valley State University. Tom Caltabiano, a stand- up comedian, lectures at many universities, but this time when he visits GVSU, he will work closely with professor Frank Boring to develop a new lecturing style.

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GVSU student project to screen "Girl Rising"

It started with an assignment from Lorie Tuma -- break up into committees and work together to coordinate a major event. Now, a little over a month into the semester, Tuma’s section of HTM 240 (Intro to Meeting and Event Management) is planning to screen the documentary "Girl Rising" at Grand Valley State University in March to celebrate national women’s month.

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Flirting with magic

Escaping a straightjacket, making an object appear out of thin air and mind reading all began as ploys for Trino the Magician to pick up girls back in middle school. After years of practice though, he turned the hobby into a profession.

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Projecting light on inequalities

Many different types of people were persecuted throughout the Nazi regime including Jews, Roma and Sinti Gypsies and the mentally and physically disabled. One group often ignored is the 100,000 homosexuals targeted during this time.

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Desire for diversity

Attracting College Graduates to Grand Rapids: A Student-Driven Model, called PA 380, is a special topics course taught by Grand Valley State University professor Mark Hoffman. It focuses on developing recommendations for helping Grand Rapids thrive and increase diversity through attracting and retaining young professionals. Partnering with the city of Grand Rapids, the class developed 10 recommendations over the course of the Fall 2014 semester and presented them to the City Commission in December.

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Jake Heiss

Lead to the mead

Carrying on a family business that has been around for nearly 90 years can certainly place pressure on someone, but when it involves having the aspiration to expand it into an entirely new and innovative direction, that pressure often turns into passion.

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