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About 45 high school students from throughout West Michigan will spend a week at Grand Valley State University.  They’ll be immersed in the world of entrepreneurship and will learn about creating a start-up company.  The Teen Entrepreneur Summer Academy is in its 11th year and this year they’ve even got evidence of the camp’s success.

“We had a lot of success with the program and see impact it’s having on their education, careers and that’s why we keep trying to grow it and allow more kids to participate.”

Grand Valley State University has launched an $85 million fundraising campaign. It's reported the "Laker Effect" campaign will provide increased support for students and allow university programs and facilities to stay current. The initiative will address three primary areas: opportunity, achievement and relevance. 

The university's President Thomas J. Haas says the Michigan school's strategic plan "inspires and compels us to ensure our students are enabled and successful, and our programs are relevant for their future and the future of our region and our state."

The National Student Advertising Competition is right around the corner, and GVSU is involved. We talk about it with Robin Spring, Addison Wittry and Elizabeth Konen.

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Endangered Peregrine Falcons have established a breeding nest at the GVSU’s Eberhard Center Downtown.  It’s the first time since a nesting box was installed on the building eight years ago.  One of the professors keeping an eye on the falcons  says they hope to use the nest as an educational resource.

“It’s pretty exciting for us, because we can use this as a teaching tool, because they’re charismatic birds, because they’re birds of prey and because they’ve had a history in which their population has declined, but rebounded.”

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GVSU's Wheelhouse talks conclude for 2017 and speaker Barbara Kellerman joins us this morning to discuss, “Contextual Leadership for an Uncertain Future.”

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Two students from Grand Valley State University are honored by their peers and the University for helping rescue a woman in a car accident.  Authorities say the pair helped save the woman’s life.

“I talked to one of the students yesterday and he said, it was just the right thing to do.   Pretty incredible when most people would just leave the scene, these students put it upon themselves to rescue this woman from her car.”

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Two community forums are being hosted by Grand Valley State University’s Division of Inclusion and Equity.  The events will reveal research done by two Grand Valley Alumnae.  They look at barriers facing women of color looking for leadership positions in West Michigan.  The event kicks off several to be hosted for Women’s History Month.

“This work is what we’ve always called a head and heart merger. It emerged from both of our lived experiences  navigating the people, power and politics nuances often being the first and only woman of color in leadership spaces.”

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A partnership, or “Co-Teaching” program, between Grand Valley State University’s College of Education and the Kenowa Hills Public School District seems to be moving in the right direction. So much so, that KHPS is hoping to expand the project following K through 3 student achievement. 

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Members of GVSU's ΑΤΩ Fraternity join us to talk about their upcoming walk to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis.

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Data security is becoming increasingly important to organizations worldwide.  And the demand for those in the know is increasing as well.  Grand Valley State University recently announced it’s expanding its cyber security program.  Experts at the university say those in this field won’t have a problem getting a job.

“We have employers lined up to recruit folks with this background that we probably won’t meet for years, if ever.”

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