News Briefs 11-03

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.

Tree Planting Initiative

Members of the Grand Valley State University community are lending a hand to participate in an initiative to increase the number of trees in Grand Rapids. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss of Grand Rapids has enacted a “greening initiative” to help bring more trees to the city. The initiative kicked off at GVSU’s Pew Campus Friday, Oct. 28, where members of the community gathered to plant trees near the DeVos Center.

Tree planting events continue to take place in Grand Rapids in November. For more information, visit