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Robert Mayberry Comm-Unity Series - Local Reporting, National Impact: Marisa Kwiatkowski on Breaking the USA Gymnastics Story. LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!

Marisa Kwiatkowski

Marisa Kwiatkowski

Date and Time

Monday, March 26, 2018
6:00 PM


  • DeVos Center » 122E - Loosemore Auditorium


The first annual Robert Mayberry Comm-Unity Series is pleased to host its first speaker Marisa Kwiatkowski, the IndyStar reporter and GVSU Journalism alumna (Class of 2005) who broke the Larry Nassar / USA Gymnastics story exposing that children were being abused in gymnastics gyms, but no one knew how widespread the problem was until now. The title of her talk is: Local Reporting, National Impact: Marisa Kwiatkowski on Breaking the USA Gymnastics Story.

This event is LIB 100/201 APPROVED 

Ms. Kwiatkowski will speak at the first annual event of this series on Monday, March 26 from 6-8 pm at the Loosemore Auditorium. Attendance to the event is free and open to the public. This event is being co-sponsored by the Center for Women and Gender Equity and Inclusion, the Center for Women in Transition (Holland), and the Grand Valley Department of Public Safety.

Speaker Bio: Marisa is an investigative reporter for The Indianapolis Star. She handles investigations relating to social services issues, including child abuse and neglect, poverty, elder abuse, human trafficking, domestic violence and access to mental health services. Marisa has earned more than 40 journalism awards throughout her career, including Indiana Journalist of the Year, IRE's Tom Renner Award, a Sigma Delta Chi Award in public service, the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism and the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award. Prior to The Star, Marisa worked for The Times of Northwest Indiana and media outlets in South Carolina and Michigan. She also serves as president of the Indiana Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and vice president of Girls on the Run of Central Indiana.

About the series: The Robert Mayberry Comm-Unity Series celebrates Mayberry’s academic vision of diverse academic programs forging a productive connection for students and for the Grand Valley community. The series features public intellectuals, practitioners, and alumni who have benefitted and/or engage in the kind of cross-disciplinary education and practice that leads to the betterment of localities across the US and the world.




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