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Chicago artist Todd Chilton will give a free public lecture sponsored and presented by the Grand Valley State University Visiting Artist Committee and Art & Design Department on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Haggar Auditorium in the GVSU Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.

Born in Chula Vista, California in 1977, Chilton lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Chilton earned a B.F.A. from Brigham Young University in 2002, and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005.

A silent march and keynote address at Grand Valley State University will honor Cesar Chavez on March 29.

The silent march will begin at 12 p.m. in front of Zumberge Library on the Allendale Campus, and a keynote address by Miguel Martinez-Saenz, “Courage, Hope and Love: Honoring the Legacy of Cesar Chavez,” will follow from 1-2 p.m. in the Grand River Room of the Kirkhof Center. Events are free and open to the public.

Martinez-Saenz is the associate provost of Undergraduate Education and Student Support Services at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. He has worked extensively with students on the importance of multicultural education.

Cesar Chavez events are sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Grand Valley, with support from many other campus departments.

For more information, call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (616) 331-2177 or go online.  

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Learn how to become involved in local government and be inspired to run for office at the Grand Valley State University Women Center's "Ready to Run Michigan" workshop.

Blast! Build Your Business Conference and Competition for Women will take place March 15-16, 2012, at the Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids.

More than $35,000 in scholarships will be awarded this year in the twelfth annual ATHENA Scholarship program. Women over the age of thirty who are working toward a college degree are eligible to apply for these scholarships to off-set the costs of tuition, books, childcare, or transportation. The application deadline is May 4.

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