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Recurring Events

When:  First Friday of each month during the academic year

Where: Online via Zoom

What: The Health Forum of West Michigan is hosted by GVSU's College of Health Professions, Kirkhof College of Nursing, and Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC) and is scheduled on the first Friday of each month during the academic year.  The forums are coordinated under the collaborative leadership of our community partners with sponsorship provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Health Forum Information

When: Varies

Where: Online

What: Campus Compact’s National Webinar series returns for 2021-2022 with more to support and inspire you. Topics touch on issues of relevance to faculty, staff, students, and their partners in education and community building. Be sure to tune to each session for information, tools, and resources to help you in your work.

Campus Compact National Webinar Series Information

When: Conversations of Color happen monthly and are scheduled on Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. 


  • Wednesday, September 22
  • Wednesday, October 20
  • Wednesday, November 17

Where: 1240 Kirkhoff

What: Conversations of Color are open and honest discussions about race, popular culture, identity, and current events. The goals of this ongoing series include:

  • To provide a space to hold difficult and challenging dialogue 
  • Provide context and clarity to issues happening in the world around us
  • To assist students in understanding the complex issues of identity and how they affect us as individuals and a campus community 

The discussions are expertly facilitated and ground rules set the stage for inclusive, fruitful and impactful discussions.

The one-hour conversation includes:

  • Introduction of Facilitator 
  • Establish ground rules to create a "safe space" for dialogue
  • Shared information and context of topic
  • Prompt questions from facilitator to start dialogue
  • Shared learning among peers

Come join the conversation!

Conversations of Color Information

Community Events

When:  Saturday, April 23, 2022 (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m)

Where: Multiple

What: The Westside Community Cleanup is a grassroots effort started in 2009 by two Westside residents with a passion for their community. Today, this 100% volunteer-led event has grown to include over 400 volunteers each year. All funds raised for the event go toward event costs, investments in local businesses for the block party, and seed money for the following year. This community-wide cleanup is a free event and will have five different starting locations throughout the First Ward with a block party to follow at John Ball Park, complete with music, entertainment, games, food, and more. The Westside Community Cleanup is hosted and organized by a committee within the West Grand Neighborhood Organization, and made possible by partnerships with the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Organization, South West Area Neighbors (previously known as John Ball Area Neighbors), and the Downtown Neighbor Network. The event will work toward a zero-waste initiative with an active committee working to put sustainability at the center through every step. The cleanup will be followed by a block party and complimentary lunch from local restaurants and food trucks for all volunteers at John Ball Zoo. Volunteers will also receive free admittance to the zoo.

Event Information




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