Midday West Michigan

WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema about movies opening up this week, including the comedy Going In Style, with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.  Plus, the animated kids picture Smurfs: Lost Village and faith based The Case of Christ are also appearing on west Michigan movie screens.

The Boss Baby and Ghost In The Shell on Mid Day

Mar 31, 2017

WGVU's Scott Vander Werf with Ron  Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema.  It's movie talk on Mid Day with The Boss Baby and Ghost In The Shell, among others.

Grand Valley Presents Euripides' Helen

Mar 23, 2017
GVSU Theatre

Helen by Euripides premieres at Grand Valley Friday night in a new translation by GV Prof. Diane Rayor at 7:30pm at the Louis Armstrong Theater on the Allendale campus.  Rayor worked with director Karen Libman and GV student actors on the work.  WGVU has this interview with the renowned translator of ancient texts.

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Mar 14, 2017

Grand Valley State University Swimming & Diving teams competed in the 2017 NCAA Division II Finals held in Birmingham, Alabama.

Sophomore diver Brad Dalrymple was the surprise 1 meter diving board champion last year and has competition from his own team to defend the championship. In Birmingham, Dalrymple claimed the NCAA Division II National Championship on the 3 meter diving board and was named the 2017 Men's Diver of the Year.

GVSU men finished 5th and the Laker women came in 11th place at the NCAA Championships.

Kong: Skull Island lands in Michigan

Mar 10, 2017

Kong: Skull Island opens in theaters this weekend throughout Michigan.  WGVU sits down with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema to talk the history of the iconic movie ape and the latest film incarnation.

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We discuss how the new U.S. Department of Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, separates family business interests from her federal government function. Also, Blue Cross Blue Shield is proposing lower rates for small businesses.


Today on Gifts for the Greater Good: Philanthropy in West Michigan we shine the spotlight on Michigan-based Feyen Zylstra launching a new corporate program providing paid leave for employees volunteering at nonprofits of their choice.


The X Men franchise continues with the opening of Logan, billed as the final Wolverine film starring Hugh Jackman.  That movie plus faith based The Shack, the drama Before I Fall, the comedy Table 19 and the true life A United Kingdom all open in theaters plus four indie films.  WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran and Eric Kuiper from Celebration Cinema.

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Feb 28, 2017

Grand Valley State University men's basketball guard Luke Ryskamp has been one of the most exciting players to watch with his aggressive twisting moves to the hoop. The senior has followed in his sister's footsteps to become one of the top players in Laker history.


The Academy Awards are Sunday night and WGVU talks with Ron Van Timmeran from Celebration Cinema on prospective winners.  There are also three movies opening in theaters in western Michigan, including the critically acclaimed comedy horror film Get Out and Paterson, the latest from director Jim Jarmusch.  It's movie talk on Miday Day.