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Health forum to discuss relationship between animal, human health

There is a link between human and animal health in water, food and more. In fact, human and animal medicines intersect in many ways. The Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC) is hosting a team of panelists to explain these connections.  The Health Forum of West Michigan event, “One Health: The Intersection of Animal and Human Health,” will take place Friday, Dec. 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Grand Valley State University’s DeVos Center in the Loosemore Auditorium.

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GVSU student wins national writing award

Some students come to college with a major in mind and stick to that major, but sometimes college opens new doors and ignites new passions, sending students down a different path than the one they had initially planned out.  Grand Valley State University junior Maria McKee never thought she would seriously pursue creative writing when she came to college. After taking an introduction to creative writing class, however, her professor encouraged her to take more writing classes, and a couple of years later, she won a national award for her poetry.

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Spectrum Health executive to speak at GVSU

Privacy and security are key when it comes to the health-care industry. With the many cyber threats and advancements in technology, now is an important time to make sure health-care systems are secure.  To discuss these current threats facing health-care organizations, the Healthcare Professionals Graduate Student Alliance (HPGSA) will be hosting guest speaker Lenny Levy, the vice president and chief information security officer for Spectrum Health. The discussion will be held in Grand Valley State University’s DeVos Center, Room 107C, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 4:30 p.m. 


News briefs 11/30/17

Thursday, Nov. 30, is the final day for nominations for Grand Valley State University's "I Am Grand Valley" student leadership recognition campaign. Nominations can be submitted by students, faculty and staff. 

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Grand Valley State University's "It's On Us" organization campaigns against sexual assault on Tuesday September 12, 2017

It's on Us to host discussion on consent, sexual assault

Consent is a topic that is being discussed on college campuses across the country. Students often hear the word "consent," but not everyone may understand the current definition as it relates to sexual assault. The Grand Valley State University chapter of It’s on Us is striving to change that and educate students on how to give, recognize and teach others about consent. 

Downtown Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids adopts 'equal services' policy

To ensure that all community members feel safe in Grand Rapids, the city commission passed the "Equal Services Regardless of Immigration Status and/or National Origin" policy, which ensures that all community members—regardless of their immigration status—are provided with equal services and their rights are respected.