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GVSU Students and Special Olympics Athletes Form Soccer League [Photos]

A group of Grand Valley State University students and Special Olympics of Michigan athletes have formed a soccer league together to help promote social inclusion.

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Ottawa Hills High School Holding Lift-A-Thon Fundraiser This Weekend

School funding keeps getting harder and harder to find. Once the academic part is taken care of, schools are left to their own devices, so to speak, to come up with funding for sports, music, art, and other extra curricular activities.

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West Michigan Schools Awarded for Being Prepared for Cardiac Emergencies

122 Michigan schools have been awarded the MI HEARTSafe School designation which recognizes schools that are prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies.

West Michigan schools recognized include schools in Belmont, Cedar Springs, Coopersville, Fennville, Grand Rapids, Rockford, Wyoming, and more.

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GVSU Competing at International Collegiate Racing Event

A group of Grand Valley State University students are competing at one of the world’s largest collegiate autocross car competitions May 13-16 at Michigan International Speedway.

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Schools in Allendale, Belding and Wyoming Win Awards for Healthy Student Lifestyles

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Governor Rick Snyder are recognizing 24 Michigan schools for fostering healthy eating, physical activity habits, and tobacco-free lifestyles among students.

Allendale Middle School, Belding Middle School and Vista Charter Academy in Wyoming are among those being recognized.

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10 Personal Finance Tips For Job-Searching College Graduates

As college students across West Michigan and the entire country prepare to launch their new careers, it is important to keep control of finances.

GreenPath Debt Solutions offers 10 personal finance tips for job-searching college graduates.

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The Discovery of King Tut Exhibition Opens at the Grand Rapids Public Museum May 16

The much anticipated exhibition,The Discovery of King Tut, will make its Great
Lakes Region debut at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on May 16, 2015. Visitors will experience what it was like for Howard Carter and his team when they first discovered the tomb of Tutakhamun in1922.

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West Catholic Athletic Director/Football Head Coach Dan Rohn Shares Concerns About O-K Conference Realignment

Last week, the O-K Conference voted to expand by bringing Fruitport and Spring Lake into the conference.

A realignment of the divisions was also approved.

West Catholic Athletic Director/Football Head Coach Dan Rohn shared with us some of his concerns about the realignment and his thoughts on the renewed annual football rivalry between West Catholic and Catholic Central.

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Veen Observatory in Lowell is Open Through October

The Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association have brought back observing nights at the Veen Observatory in Lowell Township.

Observing nights are open to the public every second and last Saturday evening of the month and runs through October 2015.

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GVSU Surprises 100,000th Graduate With $1,000 Check

Grand Valley State University celebrated its 100,000th graduate on Saturday, April 25.

GVSU awarded the student with a $1,000 check and other prizes.

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Grand Rapids City High Middle School Odyssey of the Mind Team Headed to World Competition

Congratulations to the City High Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team. They will be traveling to Michigan State University to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals next month.

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Former Defense Intelligence Agency Director Speaking in Grand Rapids

As former Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, David R. Shedd led a workforce of more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide. This agency's primary mission is to provide military intelligence to our military leaders and defense policymakers in the U.S. Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.

David R. Shedd will be speaking here in Grand Rapids, next Tuesday, April 28, at Aquinas College in the Donnelly Center, Upper Level (Building located off Woodward Ave. between Robinson and Fulton. Look for signs!)

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