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Lt. Gov. of Michigan Brian Calley visits Student Senate

During their final meeting of the semester, Grand Valley State University’s Student Senate received a special visit from Lieutenant Governor of Michigan Brian Calley. Calley, who is a former Laker, spoke to Student Senate on a variety of topics ranging from personal experience to advice on how these students can become strong leaders, especially in the political realm.  

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Johnson Center appoints new Executive Director of Philanthropy

Grand Valley State University recently announced its appointment of Teri Behrens to Executive Director of Philanthropy. Behrens assumed the new role as head of GVSU’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center on Oct. 22 Established in 1992, GVSU’s Johnson Center is an academic center within the College of Community and Public Service that aims to be a global leader in helping individuals and organizations understand, strengthen, and advance philanthropy. 

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Student puts out a cigarette outside of the Connection Commons on Saturday November 14, 2014.

GVSU Wellness looking for student support of smoking ban

Grand Valley State University is just one of two public institutions in Michigan that has yet to go tobacco-free.  In late March, GVSU student senate voted against supporting a proposal that would implement a tobacco ban on the university's campuses. The proposed ban wasn't just limited to traditional cigarettes: Vaporizers and e-cigarettes also fell under the proposal.