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GVSU update 2017-2018

Grand Valley State University- Pew Campus  This is a non residential campus. Grand Valley State University's main campus is in Allendale MI, but GVSU has a significant presence in Grand Rapids at the Pew Campus and the Health Sciences complex. Our group here - called "The Garden"- was a collaborative group supported by an intern … Continue reading GVSU update 2017-2018

Kendall College of Art and Design 2017-2018

Kendall College of Art and Design is a commuter school of 1071 students in downtown Grand Rapids.  Sixty nine percent of KCAD students are full time. Kendall is a four year college and part of Ferris State University. At KCAD, classes stop for a lunch break every day which helps us have regular student meetings. … Continue reading Kendall College of Art and Design 2017-2018

Grand Rapids Community College 2017-2018

  Here is a summary of what happened this past academic year at GRCC. Grand Rapids Community College is a commuter campus of a little over 13,000 students. Twenty six percent of the students are full time (the highest percentage since 2010), and 74 % are part time. The average age of a GRCC student … Continue reading Grand Rapids Community College 2017-2018

Winter/Spring 2017 Update- Everything Else

Campus ministry, as you might imagine, is mostly focused on students and what happens on campus. However there are other things that happen and here is the update on those "other" things. There are other regular and one off meetings and events that occurred over the semester.   I met weekly to talk and coordinate … Continue reading Winter/Spring 2017 Update- Everything Else

Winter/Spring 2017 at Kendall College of Art and Design and GVSU

Because True North is present on three different campuses, I am sharing an overview of what happened on each campus this semester. Some events True North supports and hosts independently and some we work collaboratively with other campus ministries. At Kendall College of Art and Design: This semester we read and discussed Quentin Schultze’s book … Continue reading Winter/Spring 2017 at Kendall College of Art and Design and GVSU

Winter/Spring 2017 at GRCC

Because True North is present on three different campuses, I am sharing an overview of what happened on each campus this semester. Some events True North supports and hosts independently and some we work collaboratively with other campus ministries. At GRCC: The Listening Post was held every week of the semester. While somewhat thin on … Continue reading Winter/Spring 2017 at GRCC

The Measure of Success

At GRCC this semester we are offering a monthly “Faith and Culture” forum, each facilitated by one of the campus pastors. In February my topic was Science and Faith. As usual, we placed posters around campus and posted the event on Facebook and the campus event calendar. When the time for the forum arrived, so … Continue reading The Measure of Success