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Michigan State Geographic Bee at Western Michigan University on April 4

For the seventh straight year, Western Michigan University will host the Michigan State Geographic Bee.

Students will compete for the opportunity to travel to the National Geographic Bee in Washington D.C.

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The Atlantic Calls Western Michigan University’s Education Degree ‘Waste of Money’

The Atlantic magazine has published a report of the college degrees with the best and worst values in the country.

Western Michigan University's undergraduate education program for out-of-state students was listed among the worst in the country.

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Walker Charter Academy Principal to be Duct Taped to Basketball Goal Thursday

Walker Charter Academy’s principal will find himself in a sticky situation this Thursday, April 3, when students duct tape him to the school’s basketball poles.

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Summer Camp for Grandparents and Grandchildren at GVSU

We can't wait for the snow to be gone, warmer weather, and, summer vacation.  Do you have summer plans?  I have a great, fun suggestion for all Grandma's and Grandpa's.  Summer Camp for Grandparents and their grandchildren.  It will be a super time to share a college experience at G3 Camp: Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley!

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Harry the Bunny Visits on Wet Nose Wednesday

Harry the Harlequin Bunny was our special guest on Wet Nose Wednesday this morning.

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School Closing Announcements the Fun Way [Video]

I don't think this has hit West Michigan yet, but some school systems around the country are using creative ways to announce a "snow day!"

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Public and Private Art to be Discussed at Public Forum

Community leaders from the worlds of art and law will be having an interesting discussion regarding public art during an event hosted by three organizations.

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Meijer Gardens Welcomes Award Winning Author and Sculptor

As part of The Master Lecture Series, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is welcoming award-winning author Alexandra Fuller and renowned sculptor David Nash.

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Kendall College of Art and Design + UICA Announce New Collaborative Exhibition

Collaboration is a word not lightly tossed around in Grand Rapids.  Collaboration is what has made this community grow and thrive, and become the envy of communities around the country.  Around these parts, collaboration in the Art world is a key success benchmark, as well.

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Officer Trevor Slot Scholarship Being Offered to Northview Teacher

It was a 2011 bank robbery that ended in tragedy, and it's one that won't be forgotten.

Two bank robbers were killed in a shootout with police officers and the FBI, but not before they had struck and killed Walker Police Officer Trevor Slot.  So sad, and so much pain.

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Forest Hill Northern Students Music Video a Winner (video)

Life as a teenager is tough.  Teenagers have parents who are stupid...or so my girls said to me...classmates who may, or may not, accept them, the wanting to be in the "right crowd."

Well, students at Forest Hills Northern High School, here in Grand Rapids are addressing that, and put together a great video.  Using Katy Perry's song, "Roar," I think they 'knocked it out of the park' with their look at bullying, acceptance and believing in who you are.

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A Celebration of Women in Sports at GVSU

Grand Valley State University is honoring women in sports.

Alumni and current students at Grand Valley State University who have played varsity sports, club sports or majored in movement science will be honored at an event during the university’s Family Weekend.

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