News Briefs 03/20

| 3/19/17 9:45pm

GV Career Center to hold event for students unsure about future

For students who are unsure about what the future holds, the Grand Valley State University Career Center will host “How to Figure Out What’s Next" Tuesday, March 21, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center Multipurpose Room. 

During this event, students can talk to career counselors and advisers to start planning their futures. The event is meant for anybody who is uncertain about their major, their future career, their graduate school plans or how to use internship experience to their advantage in a job search.

For more information about the event, visit

16th annual Technology Symposium

The 16th annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium will take place Wednesday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the DeVos Center. The event is an opportunity for faculty to share how technology has improved teaching and helped student success.

The event will kick off with multiple sessions put on by different faculty and staff members on different educational technologies. At the same time, a Blackboard product roadmap will be presented. In addition, there will be an ePoster session where various faculty, students and staff will present ways in which technology is assisting in various methods of teaching and learning.

There will also be a keynote address on disability and an award ceremony put on by Thomas Tobin, a faculty developer and professional consultant in State College, Pennsylvania, and the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, respectively.

The event is free and open to all GVSU faculty and staff. For more information, visit

Rave/glow party to bring attention to date rape, sexual assault

A rave/glow party being put on by resident assistants from North C Living Center, Arthur C. Hills Living Center and Edward J. Frey Living Center will teach attendees about the dangers of date rape and sexual assault Wednesday, March 22, at 9:30 p.m. in North C Living Center 200. The event will include music, black lights, food and “mocktails,” as well as non-alcoholic drinking games.

Throughout the night, RAs will run around and sneak Skittles into people's drinks to simulate the “spiking” of somebody's drink. At one point, the lights will go on, the music will stop and everyone will check their drinks to see if they have been spiked. Then, there will be a discussion about date rape and sexual assault with the RAs and the Grand Valley State University Police Department. After this, the lights will go back out, and the party will continue.

GV International Students Organization to host Sexy Accent Night

To collaborate with Laker Traditions on the organization’s annual Intercultural Festival, the Grand Valley State University International Students Organization will hold its Sexy Accent Night to break down stereotypes and highlight international students and cultures. The event will be held Tuesday, March 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room.

During Sexy Accent Night, there will be performances from international students and cultural organizations such as The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan, Grand Rapids Sister Cities International and the West Michigan Refugee Education and Culture Center. Local artist DJ Adrian Butler will also be featured.

The event is LIB 100/201 approved and will include free food. For more information, visit

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