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Campus dining offers students a chance for food feedback

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Campus dining offers students a chance for food feedback


By DUANE EMERY Published 09/21/14 9:16am

If Grand Valley State University students have ever found themselves enjoying a meal on campus and had an idea to improve the dining experience, but didn't know who to tell, then the food committee meeting is the place for them.


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Increasing immigration

Grand Valley State University senior Michelle Alderink will give a presentation called “A Lost Innocence: The Forgotten Children of Central America” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in Room 2263 in the Kirkhof Center.

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GV mythbusters: Tunnels under campus?

GV mythbusters: Tunnels under campus?

Put into place in the 1960s by Grand Valley State University’s facilities department, the infamous tunnels underneath the university have been a hub for gossip. What goes on in these tunnels? Why do we not know more about them? How many students have been lost in the depths of these underground mysteries?

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Shakespearean scholar to speak at GV

Shakespearean scholar to speak at GV

Famous playwright, William Shakespeare said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.”Grand Valley State University will play host to one of the greats, Tony Simotes, a Shakespearean scholar.

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Genius Lab workshop integrates apps into student success

Genius Lab workshop integrates apps into student success

Grand Valley State University students will have the opportunity to learn about apps that help with time management skills and academics in the Genius Lab. The Genius Lab is a recurring workshop at the Mary Idema Pew Library every Monday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., beginning this evening. Located in the Learning Alcove, next to the Knowledge Market, the event is set up so students can stop by as they are walking into the library.

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Giving back globally

Giving back globally

Studying abroad has a different impact on every student as for what they’ve learned and what they hope to do with that knowledge in the future. For Grand Valley State University junior Stephany Zahl, taking a trip to Ghana with the Honors College Service Learning Program made her want to do something to help those she met now that she’s home.

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Tips for ArtPrize

Tips for ArtPrize

1. For Grand Valley State University students that live downtown, make sure to plan a few extra minutes to your commute, starting Thursday morning.

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MAREC

The Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center at Grand Valley State University has partnered up with Chart House Energy, LLC, to build the largest non-utility solar project in West Michigan at Agritek Industries, a manufacturing company in Holland.

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Sharing International stories

Sharing International stories

Earlier this month, the Padnos International Center held a ballot for photos students have taken while abroad in the 2013-2014 school year. The ballot closed Friday, Sept. 12 and winners will be announced as soon as the votes are counted, but in the meantime the office has seen increased interest in students wanting to study abroad.
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Prepping for fall flu season

Prepping for fall flu season

The Grand Valley State University Kirkhof College of Nursing is providing influenza vaccinations for students, faculty, staff and other community members.

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