Panel to explore state of mental health in Michigan

As awareness of mental health issues continues to grow, Grand Rapids is keeping pace. On Friday, April 6, the Office of the Vice Provost for Health and Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center at Grand Valley State University will be hosting their monthly health forum for the community of Grand Rapids. This month’s topic: mental health.  

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Chemistry lectures taking place on campus

The Arnold C. Ott Lectureship in Chemistry series of presentations is returning to Grand Valley State University. The first lecture, titled “Chemical Reactions: What Lies Under the Arrow?” will take place Thursday, April 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Devos Center Loosemore Auditorium.   

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Faculty diversity-training program launching next fall

Campus diversity remains a priority for Grand Valley State University going forward, and striving to improve working conditions for minorities and people of color is the goal of a new program being launched next fall. Cultivate, a program geared toward GVSU faculty, will work to educate staff on social justice issues and improve awareness of diversity both on and off campus.  

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Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss on Wednesday April 4, 2018.

Grand Rapids Mayor Bliss talks about leadership at GVSU

Grand Valley State University students had the opportunity to learn about effective leadership from the chief of the second-largest city in Michigan. Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss spoke at GVSU on Wednesday, April 4, for the Kenneth Venderbush Leadership Keynote. Bliss, who in 2016 became the first woman to become mayor in Grand Rapids, shared advice on believing in others, finding balance and making the most out of transitions in life.

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Social media opens door for bullying, even in college

Bullying can take many forms, including harmful comments, physical abuse or other degrading actions toward a person. Victims of bullying can feel isolated from their peers and suffer from stress. As more social media platforms develop every year, there is an increasing number of places to be in contact with others. One downside of this, however, is the increased potential for online harassment.  

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News briefs 4/5/18

The Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees has selected search firm Storbeck, Pimentel and Associates (SPA) to aid the presidential search advisory committee (PSAC) in locating a replacement for GVSU's fourth president, Thomas Haas. 

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