News Briefs 10-31

| 10/30/16 11:21pm

Scholar Discussion

Wendy Doniger, a professor of religion at the University of Chicago will give a presentation at Grand Valley State University Monday, Nov. 7 at the Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room. The presentation will begin at noon with a reception held at 11:30 a.m. Doniger will participate in a book signing after the event. The presentation will cover topics including religion and censorship.

The event is free and open to the public and is approved for LIB 100/201 courses. The presentation is sponsored by the following GVSU departments: Area and global studies, Brooks College dean's office, Meijer honors college, the human rights minor, Kaufman Interfaith Institute, the liberal studies, sociology and anthropology departments.

Battle of the Valleys

Grand Valley State University will face off against rival Saginaw Valley State University for the annual Battle of the Valleys fundraising competition. The competition will begin Sunday, Oct. 30 and will run through Saturday, Nov. 5. The proceeds GVSU raises will go toward the Laker Children's Fund, an organization which assists groups and local nonprofits that work with children.

The competition will conclude with the football game Saturday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. at the University Center at SVSU.

Fundraising events will take place throughout the week, including:

Monday, Oct. 31: The Angry Bird competition will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center lobby.

Tuesday, Nov. 1: The Pumpkin Smash event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center lobby along with GV's Got Talent competition at 9 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 2: Pie Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center lobby with the Mr. Laker event held at 9 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center.

Thursday, Nov. 3: The Battle of the Valleys carnival will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center lobby. A Super Smash Bros. Tournament will take place from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Kirkhof Center Room 2215 and Family Feud will be held at 9 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room.

Friday, Nov. 4: Another Battle of the Valleys carnival will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center lobby. The Mission IMPROVable event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room and water pong will begin at 8 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center lounge.

For more information, visit gvsu.edu/battleofthevalleys.

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