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Suzeanne Benet

Her Story

Women in leadership positions at Grand Valley State University have the opportunity to share their stories of success through the Her Story series hosted by GVSU’s Women’s Commission. The next installment of the series will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room.

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News Briefs 01/16

The Grand Valley State University Students of Color will hold a Q&A about studying abroad as a person of color Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons Multipurpose Room. Students presenting will discuss different aspects of their study abroad experiences, such as challenges they faced, adjusting to being in a new place, talking to parents about study abroad, financing and more.

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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.

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GVL/Kevin Sielaff - PHOTO ILLUSTRATION - Grand Valley State senior Renée Cameron revises a set of class notes on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.

Reinforcing Linguistic Diversity

There is a mission taking place at Grand Valley State University to welcome linguistic diversity. Faculty and staff are making it their goal to promote equality and respect for all dialects of the English language while acknowledging the skill of code-switching among these different dialects.

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GVSU sustainability

Saving big

The idea of “going green” and being more environmentally conscious is a concept that has begun to take hold in several institutions around the world. From car manufacturers offering more fuel efficient and electric automobiles, to energy providers switching to renewable forms of energy such as wind and solar, to universities offering larger recycling and composting programs, many people are trying to lessen their environmental impact and help better the earth.

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