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Grand Valley State University students make origami during the celebration of the Asian New Year Festival 2016, sponsored by the Asian Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Affaris, in the Kirkhof Center on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

Asian New Year Festival returning to campus

Grand Valley State University's Asian New Year Festival will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. The festival will be hosted by the Asian Student Union in order to showcase the traditions of the New Year celebration from various Asian cultures.  

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Board of Trustees approves graduate program in social innovation

A group of faculty members at Grand Valley State University recently took big steps in its effort to implement a new graduate program in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. The GVSU Board of Trustees approved the college’s request for a Master of Arts in social innovation, as well as the College of Health Professions’ request for a new Bachelor of Arts in communication sciences and disorders on Friday, Feb. 2.  

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Grand Rapids stormwater manager to speak at GVSU on green infrastructure

Grand Valley State University students interested in learning more about Grand Rapids’ sustainability initiatives will have the chance to do so next week. The GVSU Urban Planning Association (UPA) is bringing in engineer Carrie Rivette, Grand Rapids stormwater manager and lead on green infrastructure, to speak in Mackinac Hall B-1-118 on Monday,  Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. The main topic of discussion will be green infrastructure in Grand Rapids. 

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Detective Sara Fillman on Tuesday February 6, 2018.

GVPD, Title IX discuss sexual assault reporting at campus event

To educate students on what to expect when filing sexual assault reports, It’s on Us As Lakers hosted an informative discussion Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room. The organization partnered with representatives from the Title IX office, the Grand Valley State University Police Department and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office to hold the event. 

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News briefs 2/8/18

Four Grand Valley State University students, Katarina Samardzija (entrepreneurship and marketing), Zach Skogheim (entrepreneurship and finance), Luciano Hernandez (management) and Jordan Vanderham (engineering) are competing in the Outdoor Weber Recreation Idea Competition.

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Students discuss topics in their small groups at the Student Senate meeting on January 11th, 2017.

Student senate working to reduce textbook prices

Grand Valley State University’s student senate continued to work on promoting inclusion and decreasing student expenses at the general assembly on Thursday, Feb. 1.  This week, the senators announced that they are working to get approval for a task force that would create a grant for GVSU professors. The grant would be tailored to help decrease what students are paying for textbooks. 

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