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Art & Science of Aging Conference at Grand Valley State University

The first woman to have four books on the New York Times best-seller list will be the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Art & Science of Aging Conference at Grand Valley State University. The theme of the February 13 conference is “Life Balance: Keep Moving Forward in the Third Age.”

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Mother of Late Trayvon Martin Keynotes GRCC, GVSU and Davenport Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebrations

Grand Rapids Community College's 29th annual the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration is being highlighted by a commemoration program Monday night with keynote speaker Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teen-ager Trayvon Martin.

Also, Fulton is speaking at Grand Valley State University's program on Monday afternoon in Allendale and at Davenport University's guest lecture on Tuesday morning in Caledonia.

Trayvon was fatally shot in February 2012 by a neighborhood watch patrolman.

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Courtesy Experience Grand Rapids
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West Michigan Has Good Jobs and Economic News for 2015

Yesterday, I posted some good economic news regarding consumer spending over the holidays, so I thought I would continue the "rosy" news, especially for here in West Michigan.

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Jocelyn Goldberg (Wieden+Kennedy)
Jocelyn Goldberg (Wieden+Kennedy)
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Doritos Ninjas, Clydesdales, Talking Frogs, Coke and More at GVSU on Friday

What do Doritos ninjas, Clydesdale horses, talking frogs, cavemen, a miniature Darth Vader and Mean Joe Green have in common?

They all have had their 30 to 60 seconds of fame as commercials during the Super Bowl.

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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How Should Michigan Fund Higher Education Debate at GVSU

How should Michigan fund higher education is a question being asked across the state. In fact, across the state and nation, there has hardly been a time when greater pressure has been put on our colleges and universities to fulfill a dizzying array of functions. The demands are many: Colleges must produce  job seekers with competitive degrees.

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Michael Buble Donates 100 Tickets to Clark Retirement Community for Grand Rapids Concert [Video]

Clark Retirement Community residents, particularly those who starred in an well-recognized lipdub, are feeling good as Canadian singer Michael Bublé has gifted the Grand Rapids senior living community with complimentary tickets to his July 25 concert at Van Andel Arena.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Health Professions Summer Day Camp for Teens is Next Week

Health Care is such a growing career field that for the fifth year, area teens will have the chance to learn about health professions at a summer day camp sponsored by Grand Valley State University.

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Grand Valley State University
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Congrats to Grand Valley State University’s Class of 2014!

It's graduation day on Saturday for Grand Valley State University's Class of 2014, with commencement at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

Two words (or is it one?): Woo-hoo!

Basically, congratulations to all the GVSU graduates this weekend!

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Grand Valley State to Launch Concerts in National Parks [VIDEO]

The Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble is returning to the national stage with the launch of its Music in Our Parks project. Two years in planning, the ensemble commissioned composers to create music inspired by national parks in the southwest, where the ensemble will then perform the pieces, April 29-May 4.

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Courtesy: Grand Valley State University
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Twins are all Over Campus at Grand Valley and it may be a World Record

There was a pretty cool event at GVSU this weekend.  Fifty-two sets of student twins plus 12 sets of alumni twins may set a world record, and it certainly set a mood for a festive, family celebration April 6 at Grand Valley

University Communications and Alumni Relations hosted an event for current students who are twins and alumni twins. There are 101 sets of twins enrolled at Grand Valley, more than half came to the event. That has to be a record, right? 

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(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Doubletree)
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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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CedarBendDrive/Flickr
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The Debate is on – Should Michigan Raise the Minimum Wage

Since the United States instituted the first federal minimum wage in 1938, there has been no shortage of debate on the topic. Whether we should raise, lower, maintain, or abolish the minimum wage has warranted serious discussion and heated debate.

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