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The Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University is hosting an expert on localism.  The speaker will explain why buying local and supporting small businesses has gained popularity in recent years. 

“The underlying concept is that ownership and purchasing power actually improves the quality of our local community and our local economy.”

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The book for the 2017 GVSU Community Reading Project has been named, ‘The True American,’ the story of Raisuddin Bhuiyan, a Bangladesh Air Force Officer who dreams of immigrating to America and working in technology.  We talk about it with CRP's Interim Coordinator, Jennifer Jameslyn.

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Monthly we speak to guests from GVSU KCON, experts sharing their talents and happenings. Today, Kimberly Fenbert, Pediatric Nurse Practictioner/Affiliate Faculty, discusses treatment for allergies.

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CCPS Community Connections, where we put the spotlight on things related to GVSU's College of Community and Public Service. Today, Dr. Brandon Youker, Assistant Professor School of Social Work, joins us to discuss Community Based Learning and more.

High school students in Rockford will soon be able to get a head start on their college careers.  Through a new partnership with Grand Valley State University, Rockford High School students can take college courses in a health professions program right in their high school.  It’s the first dual-enrollment program between GVSU and Rockford Public. 

The early college program, partnering GVSU and Rockford High school will begin in the fall.  Here’s GVSU’s Vice Provost for Health, Dr. Jean Negelkerk.

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Monthly guests from Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies share their happenings, with today's talk on the GVSU Liberal Studies Accelerated Adult Program. We talk to Dr. Judy Whipps, Tim Woodcox and Marilyn Gilbreath on the details.

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Guests from The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies join us to talk about a groundbreaking summit this weekend, The Progressive/Conservative Summit, bringing together political thought leaders to explore the fundamental problems in politics.

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From learning how a zombie’s brain works to exploring the history of “selfies”, Grand Valley State University’s G-3 Camp will offer fun and engaging ways for children and their grandparents to interact.  G-3 represents: Grandparents, Grandkids and Grand Valley.  Here’s a  camp you might want to check out.

“The learning component along with the fun, coming together and sharing meals together and just a whole bunch of fun that happens while they’re here.”

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Monthly we speak with guests from the Seidman College of Business. Today we have a discussion about the upcoming Peter F Secchia Breakfast Lecture Series, featuring Trustee Mary Kramer. Diana Lawson is our guest.

Grand Valley State University will play host to the “Varsity sport for the mind” in a couple days. 

The 'For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology', or 'FIRST' Robotics District Competition will take place in the Fieldhouse on the Allendale Campus, March 24 through 26.  President Haas will provide opening remarks. 

“It’s kind of like rock concert, meets Sweet 16 basketball, meets NASCAR, all in one place and the excitement level is just incredible.”

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