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GVSU’s New $55 Million Science Hall to Open This Fall [Video]

The new P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science on Grand Valley State University's Allendale campus is finishing up construction and set to open for classes on August 31.

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Weidenaar Exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum Closing July 5

Your time is almost gone to catch a wonderful exhibit.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s (GRPM) exhibition, Through the Eyes of Weidenaar will close on Sunday, July 5, 2015. The exhibit commemorates the works of local artist, Reynold Weidenaar, whose work earned international acclaim.

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12th Annual Beach Survival Challenge Happening This Weekend At Grand Haven State Park

The popular Beach Survival Challenge event is coming back to the Grand Haven State Park tomorrow, Saturday, June 20. The event was started 12 years ago in honor of Andy Fox who lost his life in a rip current. The event was created to raise awareness of water safety along Lake Michigan in a fun, educational atmosphere. Since its inception, over 3,000 kids and adults have participated.

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Grand Rapids to Host State Wide Launch of McDonald’s Education Strategy

Is flipping burgers a dead-end job for a teen, the uneducated, low-income person? Not at McDonald's!

Today, Monday, June 15, McDonald’s is set to lead the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry to promote workforce education to ensure that eligible employees continue to  grow while working at McDonald’s restaurants, both company- and franchisee-owned. The strategy called Archways to OpportunityTM is being launched in restaurants throughout Michigan and beyond.

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College Team Gets 2,098 Miles Per Gallon at ‘Supermileage’ Competition in Marshall, Michigan

Last week, Eaton and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) held the 36th annual SAE Supermileage competition in Marshall, Michigan.

Colleges from the United States and Canada competed. The winners developed a vehicle which got over 2,000 miles per gallon.

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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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