GVL / Courtesy - Melanie Grooters

GVSU alumna runs for Walker City Commissioner

At Grand Valley State University, civic engagement is valued as a core way for students to make a positive impact on their communities, and some even go a step further by running for local office. GVSU alumna Melanie Grooters, for example, is running for a seat on the Walker City Commission Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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News briefs 11/2/17

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Grand Valley State University Monday, Nov. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The blood drive will take place in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room. The Delta Zeta Sorority is hosting the event.

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GVSU expands pre-university programs with new Pathways to College Office

Applying to college is an overwhelming process for many high school students who may feel intimidated by the heavier workload, financial questions and the decision of where to enroll. By recently opening the Pathways to College Office under the Division of Inclusion and Equity, Grand Valley State University hopes to expand its pre-college programs to provide guidance for middle and high schools throughout the state of Michigan.

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MarcQus Wright, director of TRIO Student Support Services, speaks during a presentation about first-generation students at the Teach-In on January 19 in the Kirkhof Center. More than 1,100 people attended, and more than 60 sessions were held.

Teach-In sessions to cover social justice, equity

While certain conversations are inherently difficult to start, engaging in challenging discussions can be beneficial for everyone involved.  To kick-start these dialogues, Grand Valley State University is hosting its fifth Teach-In Thursday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both the Allendale and Pew campuses.

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News briefs 10/30/17

The Grand Valley State University Police Department will be conducting an all-systems test of its emergency notification systems Friday, Nov. 3. This will be the GVPD’s first comprehensive test of its different emergency notification messaging platforms. 

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