News Briefs 04/17

Music ensemble

The University Singers and Select Women’s Ensemble at Grand Valley State University will be performing under the direction of GVSU professor Shirley Lemon Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Man stabbed to death in Meadows Mobile Home Park

Officers responded to a report of violence around 8:40 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Allendale Meadows Mobile Home Park where there was a gathering at a home on Snow Mass Lane near Boyne Boulevard when a fight broke out in the roadway.

A 28-year-old man was was fatally stabbed by a 33-year-old Standale woman whom he knew, according to a deputy. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was arrested.The circumstances leading up to the stabbing aren’t yet known and the victim’s name is being withheld by authorities until the family can be notified. Ottawa County deputies say they have interviewed several witnesses.

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‘Toast With T. Haas’ set for Wednesday, April 19

Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas will be holding a toast to all students graduating at the end of the winter 2017 semester at the “Toast With T. Haas” event Wednesday, April 19, at 6 p.m. in the DeVos Center Plaza. The toast is to commemorate the graduating students and escort them into their new relationship to the university as alumni.

The event is intended for GVSU students who are graduating at the end of the winter 2017 semester. Those in attendance must be in business casual attire and have their GVSU and State IDs to gain entry into the event.

Winter 2017 Commencement

The commencement ceremonies for graduating Grand Valley State University students are set to take place Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. All dates and times are in the Van Andel Arena. Graduating students are placed into different dates and times depending on which GVSU college their major is in. People with multiple majors can attend multiple ceremonies if their majors are from different colleges.

The ceremony offers the official graduation for all students who are graduating after the winter 2017 semester. It allows the families of all the graduates to celebrate their achievements at GVSU in one ceremony as the graduates get ready for their lives outside of college.

ACES to hold 12-step meeting

Alcohol & Other Drugs Campus Education Services (ACES) at Grand Valley State University will be holding one of its 12-step meetings Tuesday, April 18, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 0073.

These 12-step recovery meetings are open to faculty, staff, students and community members who want to stop drinking alcohol or using different drugs.

For more information, contact ACES at (616) 331-2537 or [email protected].