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New GV Exhibit

A new exhibit will be featured at Grand Valley State University in the Mary Idema Pew Library. “The Murmur and the Roar: Personal and Public Perspectives of American Wartime” will be on display in the exhibition space on the atrium level of the library until Wednesday, Nov. 22.

The exhibition will feature the stories of American soldiers and veterans. The space will include memorabilia and materials from the 1860s to present time. Many of the items included are replicas of original items provided by GVSU’s special collections and university archives, but there will also be a few original items.

‘Ending the Stigma around Mental Illness’

To Write Love On Her Arms is a mental health awareness club at Grand Valley State University focusing on creating dialog about mental illness. The event “Breaking Down Walls” aims to relay the facts about mental illness to end the stigmas that are attached to them.

The event Tuesday, Nov. 15 will take place at the Mary Idema Pew Library. It will include an informative presentation for students to learn about several mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, suicide, addiction and eating disorders.

For more information, contact [email protected].

African drumming workshop

For the past 15 years, Joshua Dunigan, instructor at the Cook Arts Center in Grand Rapids, has used his passion for music to teach Afro-Cuban and Latin percussion to public school students.

Located at Grand Valley State University’s Holton Hooker Learning and Living Center Monday, Nov. 14, Dunigan will host an African drumming workshop open to all students on campus.

As an instructor for Artists Creating Together (ACT), Dunigan works with disabled students using percussion instruments to learn communication, expression and the science of sound. More information can be requested at [email protected] or [email protected].

Women’s Commission fall mentoring reception

The Women’s Commission and the Grand Valley State University Women’s Center, in partnership with the provost’s office and the Office of the President developed the GVSU women’s mentoring program to recognize the value of female faculty and staff. The program aims to shape their lives, professions and societies.

The fifth annual reception will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. in the Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Reservations are required by Friday, Nov. 11 to guarantee a spot.