The City of Grand Rapids and Grand Valley State University are looking for your input on a street closure near Fulton Avenue.  A survey is now available online.

“With the campus continuing to develop downtown, we want to make sure we’re meeting both pedestrian and bicycle needs of the campus as well as a circulating network for the public as well.”

That’s Chris Zull, Traffic Safety Manager with City of Grand Rapids explaining why they wanted to study the closure of the intersection of Mt. Vernon Southwest at Fulton. 

The Voices of GVSU are hosting their 30th anniversary reunion concert.  The Voices came into play at a crucial time for its founder, Cassonya Carter.  The “Voices” filled some critical voids related to faith, being homesick and for some, not being part of mainstream, college life.

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“My faith really keeps me rooted and grounded and I found ten other students. We were on the same page they believed in the vision that I had and they joined with me and we started the Voices of GVSU.”

Earlier this week Tourism professionals arrived in Grand Rapids for the 2018 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism.  And while they came for a conference, they also took time to leave a mark on Grand Rapids.

“Work on projects related to the flood. Some of the damage related to the floods that happened a couple of weeks ago as well as some attention to detail to make them a better experience for our residents and our visitors.”

More than one-thousand local middle and high school students will spend March 17th building bottle rockets, constructing hovercrafts, solving crimes and a lot more at the 34th annual Region 12 Science Olympiad tournament. The competition, presented by Grand Valley State University's Regional Math and Science Center is in its 34th year.

“They compete in anything from astronomy to towers, mission possible, and it’s to build their understanding of science in an extra-curricular way, in a competitive manner and they have a chance to win some awards.”

Local middle school students will have the opportunity to embrace the fields of science, technology, engineering and math during an upcoming event at Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College.  It’s an interactive “STEM” program hosted by The Association of Women in Science-West Michigan. 

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The 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration takes place Monday, Jan. 15.  It honors the life and legacy of King with a community celebration that features Keynote Speaker April Reign, creator of the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, and the premiere of the opera “I DREAM” at Fountain Street Church.

Monday’s celebration is open to the public and is hosted in collaboration with Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Davenport University and for the first time,  Opera Grand Rapids.

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Close to 700 high school students and parents will gather at Grand Valley State University on Saturday to participate in the “FIRST” Robotics Competition kick-off event.  Experts say the lessons learned through robotics help young people get into the engineering and stem fields.

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Starting tomorrow Fulton Street at Mt. Vernon will be closed for about five months as the City of Grand Rapids and Grand Valley State University partner to study the effects of closing roadway.  Officials say it’s a low cost study to help inform future campus planning and transportation decisions. 

“With classes ending, it lined up quite well for us to begin this experiment this weekend. The closures will start happening tomorrow and this will be a full closure from Mt. Vernon to the south.”

Grand Valley State University in Michigan has banned a fraternity chapter from campus for at least five years after an investigation into hazing and alcohol use. The school in Allendale says an investigation after the 21-year-old Sigma Phi Epsilon member was treated after consuming too much alcohol revealed student code violations for hazing and consumption of alcohol

Grand Valley State University President Thomas J. Haas delivered his 11th annual accountability report Friday to the University's Board of Trustees, highlighting a number of successes the university has achieved in the past year. 

Haas said in a time when West Michigan is recruiting talent and skilled workers to the area, he was proud to report that most GVSU graduates are choosing to stay in Michigan when they enter the workforce.