What's Ahead

December 3, 2018

Hauenstein Center director to discuss cultural, political divides

The 2016 election of Donald Trump, Supreme Court hearings, and midterm elections have stirred up deep emotions about what kind of nation America is and should be. Conservative and progressive debates over the meaning of these events have opened old wounds and created new injuries in our body politic. 

Gleaves Whitney, director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, will address the divide in the country, and explain why failure to resolve our most difficult challenges is not an option. "Gleaves Whitney: Common Ground?" is set forWednesday, December 5, 7 p.m. at the DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium. 

It is free and open to the public, RSVPs are requested at gvsu.edu/hc.

Health Forum event focus: prescription drug pricing 

Panelists at the next Health Forum of West Michigan event held at Grand Valley will discuss prescription drug pricing. 

"The Cost of Prescription Drugs: Highs and Lows" is set for Friday, December 7, from 8-9:30 a.m. in the DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium. 

Panelists, listed below, will discuss the fundamentals of drug pricing, legislative issues, and challenges in the process. The event is free and open to the public. A light breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.; RSVP online at gvsu.edu/vphealth

Health Forums are sponsored by Grand Valley's Office of the Vice Provost for Health and coordinated with community partners, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and the Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement. Sponsorship is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Holiday concert planned for Beckering Family Carillon

Holiday music will fill the air over Grand Rapids on December 24 during a special carillon concert by Julianne Vanden Wyngaard, university carillonneur. 

Vanden Wyngaard will perform the holiday concert on the Beckering Family Carillon, located on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus, from 9:30-10:15 p.m. This concert will be free and open to the public. 

The Beckering Family Carillon Tower was dedicated in Fall 2000 with the support of the Beckering family of Pioneer Construction.

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