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Grand Valley State University's Beacon Since 1963, Allendale, MI
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HerStory series highlights women leadership

HerStory series highlights women leadership

On a personal level, getting to know faculty and staff is not something that everyone has the chance to do. Luckily, the Women’s Commission has created an event to highlight women in leadership positions across campus to share their personal stories.

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Giving back to the community

Giving back to the community

Each year on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of volunteers around the country come together in pursuit of partaking in a day filled with opportunities to improve the lives of others.

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Behind the curtain

Behind the curtain

Behind the rows of seats, past the thick velvet curtains and over the worn-in wood floor of the Grand Valley State University Louis Armstrong Theatre is the scene shop. It is in this workshop that eight pairs of hands construct the sets of four main stage productions, one opera and a number of student productions.

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Cancer warrior

Cancer warrior

When a life-altering situation interrupts the gradual adjustment of experiencing milestone moments, such as transitioning to a university, it can be anything but easy. However, with the right kind of support networks and community resource centers, the word ‘easy’ soon evolves into an understatement.

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