Grand Valley Alum Starts PR Firm

Grand Valley State University Alumnus Adam Russo has opened his own PR firm called COM 616 Grand Rapids. After working with Haworth and SeyferthPR, Russo decided it was time for him to branch out, which was something he always wanted to do. “I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit,” said Russo. “But I thought I would … Continue reading Grand Valley Alum Starts PR Firm

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GVSU Alumnus Talks About the Influence of Design Thinking

Yesterday, September 25, GVSU Alumnus Mike Rios (2005, Advertising and Public Relations) visited campus to talk about design thinking. Rios has worked for advertising agencies like Grey USA, with clients including Nike, Coca-Cola, and Porsche. However, he became tired of selling products he didn’t believe in, like cigarettes and beer, which led to him co-founding … Continue reading GVSU Alumnus Talks About the Influence of Design Thinking

GVSU Ad/PR Alumna Visits Students to talk about Career in the Navy

On September 18th, GVSU Alumna Jennifer Cunningham (2003, Advertising and Public Relations) visited campus to talk about her career as a Navy Reserve public affairs officer. While this wasn’t necessarily the career Cunningham imagined when at school, she couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities and experiences she has received through the Navy. “I had … Continue reading GVSU Ad/PR Alumna Visits Students to talk about Career in the Navy

4th Annual James W. Carey Memorial Lecture Focuses on the Human Fear of Death

On September 17th, the 4th Annual James W. Carey Memorial Lecture took place in Loosemore Auditorium at the DeVos Center. The featured speaker was Dr. Sheldon Solomon who is a psychology professor at Skidmore College. The event was centered on Ernest Becker’s idea of how a person’s fear of death influences their actions and beliefs. … Continue reading 4th Annual James W. Carey Memorial Lecture Focuses on the Human Fear of Death

Shakespeare Festival will feature two young performers as the leads for “The Comedy of Errors”

On September 26th, the oldest Shakespeare Festival in Michigan will be returning to Grand Valley. This year, the theatre students as well as guest equity actor Paul Riopelle and GVSU alum Kyle Westmaas will present “The Comedy of Errors” with a western twist. The play, “The Comedy of Errors”, has not been performed at GVSU … Continue reading Shakespeare Festival will feature two young performers as the leads for “The Comedy of Errors”

Film and Video Professor and Students Create Video for Homeland Security Campaign

When someone talks about cyber security, the last thing that comes to mind is probably dancing hackers. However, when Professor Kim Roberts (Film and Video Production) and some of her students from Grand Valley State University were asked to make a video to represent the State of Michigan for the Department for the Homeland Security's … Continue reading Film and Video Professor and Students Create Video for Homeland Security Campaign