Gleaves Whitney

Jon Lauck

Finding the Lost Region IV: Fourth Annual Midwestern History Conference attracted more than 150 panelists to the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University.

Executive Director, Gleaves Whitney along with historian Jon Lauck have crafted a program focusing on the national and global importance of the region.

Topics this year cover art, immigration, politics, religion, and sports to name a few.

We talk with Lauck about the role the region has on American society. / Grand Valley State University

Ralph D. Hauenstein, the son of philanthropist Ralph W. Hauenstein carried out his late father’s wishes Monday announcing financial gifts to three West Michigan institutions.

“I think his life was exemplary of where he’s placed his fortune. Represented here are the mind, the body and the soul and the health of all three,” said Brian Hauenstein, the Grandson of philanthropist Colonel Ralph W. Hauenstein who passed away in January 2016.

WGVU Public Media will broadcast live Ralph Hauenstein: A Celebration of Life, The funeral will air on WGVU Life 35.2/52.2, WGVU 88.5/95.3 FM, and via the WGVU website tomorrow from 10 – 11 AM.

WGVU-FM talks with Gelaves Whitney, the Director of Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies. Whitney spent more than a decade with Ralph Hauenstein both personally and professionally.