News Briefs 04/03

| 4/2/17 9:43pm

Activist, former congressional candidate to speak at GV

Erin Schrode, an activist and former California congressional candidate, will speak Monday, April 3, at 6 p.m. in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons Multipurpose Room about “How We Can Change the World.” Schrode is being hosted by the Grand Valley State University student organization Hillel.

At her talk, Schrode will be speaking about different ways in which millennials can take part in social change and activism on environmental, equality and public health issues.

Since founding Turning Green, an environmental sustainability advocacy and educational group, in 2005, Schrode has written, and continues to write, for such publications as Refinery29, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Fusion.

GV Hauenstein Center to host legal scholar

The Grand Valley State University Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies will host scholar Martha Nussbaum Tuesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the L.V. Eberhard Center to deliver a lecture on the role of anger in politics.

Nussbaum, a philosopher, classicist and legal scholar at the University of Chicago, will reference examples from history to examine whether anger is an effective political tool.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is LIB 100/201 approved.

To learn more and register for the event, visit

GV Public Health Society to hold yoga session

The Grand Valley State University Public Health Society will host a free yoga and mindfulness session Thursday, April 6, at 1 p.m. in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.

This event is being held as part of National Public Health Week. Individuals of any skill level are welcome to participate.

While the event is free, donations of menstrual hygiene products are welcome and will be given to women in need via the Grand Rapids Red Project.

For more information, visit

PIPES to host mental illness awareness event

Promoting Interprofessional Education for Students (PIPES), the student organization of The Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center, will host a discussion on mental illness at the group’s meeting Wednesday, April 5, at 5 p.m. in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences.

Kandice Sloop of the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan will be the featured speaker.

During the session, attendees will be introduced to various symptoms and signs of mental illness, as well as the be nice. campaign.

The event is free and open to all local health-related college students, although interested parties are encouraged to RSVP in advance. Food and drinks will be provided.

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