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August 2016

LMC Activities

Greg Chorak, graduate student working with Carl Ruetz, successfully passed his qualifying exam on August 19.

Dave Kraff and Al Steinman hosted the final full stakeholder meeting for the Integrated Water Commission Project Team at the Seidman College of Business in Grand Rapids on August 29.

Jason Lorenz, graduate student working with Carl Ruetz, successfully passed his qualifying exam on August 30.

Carl Ruetz attended the Michigan’s Artic Grayling Initiative & Partnership Meeting in Roscommon on August 18.

AWRI hosted staff from the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies on August 5 at the Lake Michigan Center.

Al Steinman attended a joint meeting of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County and GVSU University Development on August 17 to discuss fundraising opportunities for the institute.

Al Steinman attended the Board of Directors meeting of Goodwill Industries of West Michigan on August 15.

Al Steinman attended the Board of Trustees meeting of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County on August 22.

Al Steinman attended the annual GVSU Unit Heads retreat on the Allendale campus on August 23.

Janet Vail hosted the West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI) partner event at AWRI on August 4.  She was at the Zephyr site that same week for the EPA and MDEQ presentations for the WMGLSI.  Teachers from that group met at AWRI on August 22 for a project planning session.

Janet Vail attended the Project Water Education for Teachers (WET) USA Coordinators Council meeting and the annual conference in South Carolina on August 7 – 10.  She is the chair for the 2017 conference.

Graeme Zaparzynski, graduate student who worked with Mark Luttenton, successfully completed his master’s thesis defense on August 10.  The title of his presentation was: Evaluating foraging habits, and estimating prey consumption and growth of brook trout in a coolwater Michigan stream