The Fall 2020 Schedule of Events is available here.

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We are as eager as all of you are to resume the Hauenstein Center’s thought-provoking in person events. Though in these tumultuous times, in order to comply with the Governor’s executive orders, the CDC recommended guidelines, and Grand Valley’s current policies, our fall lineup will be offered digitally. The very first opportunity we have to go back to in person events, we will do so, so stay tuned!

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Past Fall Events


In a society of 24-hour news cycles and political pundits, weaving through information becomes an increasingly complex task, especially in the wake of COVID-19 and the advent of our digital lives. Our current presidential election cycle has been, in some ways, subverted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we continue to adjust to our hybrid lives of online and in-person, we become easily siloed in an echo chamber of our own beliefs. What are we to make of our continued political polarization in the digital age? The Hauenstein Center was pleased to partner with Grand Valley’s Department of Political Science to present a panel discussion on the 2020 presidential election. The panel was chaired by Darren Walhof, and commenters included Polly Diven, Michelle Miller-Adams, Pat Miles, and Matt McLogan.

Our Next Event



Thursday, November 12, 2020, 7 PM

Although most of us don’t realize it, our beliefs have a major impact on how things go in our lives. What we believe may or may not be true, but unknowingly most of us will behave in ways that reinforce our beliefs anyway. In this presentation, Ari Weinzweig, Co-Founder and CEO of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, will take a look at how the impact of our beliefs likely plays out in our day-to-day experiences in the workplace. Whether we accept it or not, what we believe about ourselves, our organization, and others will significantly impact the work that we do. By becoming more mindful of our beliefs – by altering our beliefs – we can change the way we see our work and the world. The Hauenstein Center, along with our many community partners, welcomes Ari Weinzweig to share his personal and professional lessons in life and leadership.