What's Ahead

Workshop: learning to work through disagreement 

Grand Valley’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies is hosting a workshop to help explore ways to help participants find common ground with people they disagree with.

The latest installment of the Common Ground workshops will discuss “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Meeting the People you Disagree With” on Wednesday, April 23, from noon-1:30 p.m. in the DeVos Center, Meijer Regency Room.

Director Gleaves Whitney and Brenna Cleary will present time-honored techniques to help avoid conflict despite existing disagreements, and explore how to build trust and find common ground.

Appetizers will be served. RSVP online at hauensteincenter.org. The program is limited to the first 20 participants, and is presented courtesy of the Dyer-Ives Foundation.


Educator to be honored at convocation 

The College of Education will honor an outstanding leader during its convocation ceremony April 23, at 7 p.m., at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids. About 200 graduates are expected to participate.

During convocation, Nanette Clatterbuck will receive the Outstanding Alumni Leader Award. Clatterbuck, dean of the School of Education at Aquinas College, earned a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley in 1980 and a master’s degree in 1992.

Three students will give a keynote address: Mariah Andrews, Michelle Vader and Kelli Andrascik. Two students will perform a duet for the national anthem: Lauren Davidson and Rachel Niewiada. For more information, contact Forrest Clift in the College of Education at (616) 331-6230.


Screening set for Summer Film Project 

A screening of ‘The White Bag,’ the Summer Film Project is set for Friday at Celebration Cinema North.

The public is invited to the premier screening of “The White Bag,” the 19th annual Grand Valley Summer Film Project. The short film was written and directed by Chicago filmmaker Marie Ullrich, assistant professor of communications.

The screening is set for Friday, April 25, 8 p.m. at Celebration Cinema North, 2121 Celebration Drive NE, Grand Rapids. Admission is $5, including a post-screening reception.

DVDs of the film will be on sale in the lobby for $10. All proceeds help fund future films.

The 16-minute comedy centers on an old woman who loses her temper with ”kids today” and becomes a local hero in her one-woman crusade for politeness. The lead role of Pearl Baskin is played by local actor Victoria Mullen. The supporting role of Sam Puck is played by Chicago actor Ashley Black.

The Summer Film Project was established by the School of Communications in 1995 to offer Grand Valley junior and senior students an opportunity to work side-by-side with industry professionals to produce a short film. Each year, students may enroll in the six-week practicum summer course that handles the pre-production and filming. Post-production is done during fall and spring courses.

For more information, contact the School of Communications at (616) 331-3668.









Sustainability author to speak on campus 

The founder and president of Enterprise for a Sustainable World is the guest speaker for the Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture, sponsored by the Seidman College of Business.

Stuart Hart, author of “Capitalism at the Crossroads” and S. C. Johnson Professor of Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University, will talk about “Entrepreneurship for a Sustainable World,” Thursday, May 1, at the L. William Seidman Center. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.; the presentation begins at 8 a.m.

Enterprise for a Sustainable World is a think tank and non-profit, dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems through a new, more inclusive form of commerce: sustainable enterprise.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, visit www.gvsu.edu/business/events. For more information, call the Seidman College of Business at (616) 331-7100.


Farmers Market readies for June opening 

The GVSU Farmers Market will open on June 4, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in parking lot G of the Allendale Campus.

Opening day will feature the annual Grill Challenge from noon-1 p.m. Participants can vote for their favorite recipe.

The Farmers Market provides a venue for local food vendors to offer fresh food for members of the campus and the Allendale communities. 


Irwin Fund Golf Outing scheduled 

The 42nd Annual Irwin Athletic Fund Golf Outing & Social is scheduled for June 5 at the Meadows.

Registration times are 6:30 a.m. and noon. Teams of four can choose a morning (7:30 a.m.) or afternoon (1:30 p.m.) tee time. Cost for faculty and staff members is $100 for 18 holes.

Proceeds from the scramble benefit the Charles H. Irwin Athletic Fund. A continental breakfast will be served at 6:30 a.m., and lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. Guests can attend the luncheon only for $25. There will also be a cash bar/hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m.

Register online at www.gvsulakers.com/irwinclub/golfouting.html. The deadline to register is May 23; questions can be directed to Janine Warfield at x12330.


Registration open for CLAS on the Green 

Registration is now open for the third CLAS on the Green. The golf outing, June 18, is hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, supporting the endowment of the CLAS Scholarship Fund.

The event is open to faculty and staff members, alumni, students and community members.

Driving Range and registration will begin at noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A cookout and celebration with prizes will be held at 6 p.m.

Gather a group to play and register at www.gvsu.edu/clas/golf-index.htm.

For event questions, contact Paul Stephenson at stephenp@gvsu.edu with “CLAS on the Green” in the subject line.


'Will Power' Shakespeare youth camp set for July 

The Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival has planned the third annual “Will Power” summer education program for children.

The day camp will focus on developing creativity and expanding campers’ imaginations through the process of drama. Using Shakespeare’s works, campers will learn about theater concepts and storytelling while having fun with other young people. Activities include games, stage combat, and improvisation centered on the Bard’s plays. Teachers from Pigeon Creek Shakespeare, assisted by Grand Valley theatre student counselors, will provide instruction and encouragement. 

All sessions will be held at the Performing Arts Center.

• Session 1: Hamlet: Ghosts and Graveyards: July 14-18; Buckingham Group: (entering grades 1-3) 9 a.m.-noon; Westminster Group: (entering grades 4-6) 1-4 p.m.

• Session 2: Twelfth Night: Tricks and Disguises: July 21-25; Buckingham Group: (entering grades 1-3) 9 a.m.-noon; Westminster Group: (entering grades 4-6) 1-4 p.m.

Registration fees are $100 per camper; $90 second child discount; $180 two-week discount. Price includes class fees and materials. Scholarship opportunities available, send an email to Karen Libman at libmank@gvsu.edu.

For more information and registration forms, visit www.gvsu.edu/theatre or call x13668.

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