News Briefs 04/13

| 4/12/17 10:29pm

Award winners to share success tips

The office of fellowships will be hosting an event in an effort to help students looking to better tune their scholarship writing and application skills entitled “A Word From Scholars: Panel of Award Recipients Q and A.” 

The event will be held Thursday, April 13 at 1 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Room 2266.

The panel will consist of five or six students who have won scholarships and awards who will answering questions on putting together successful applications, good essays and other relevant information as well as sharing their stories and experiences with applying.

The event is intended to help those who wish to apply to nationally competitive scholarships and awards and all are welcome to listen, learn and ask questions.

Orchestra concert to feature GVSU student soloists

In an upcoming concert Saturday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m., two Grand Valley State University seniors will be playing solo pieces alongside the Grand Valley Symphony Orchestra. This is part of the GVSO's annual Orchestra in the Atrium, an event where they orchestra plays in the atrium of the Mary Idema Pew Library.

The seniors, violinist Elizabeth Joyce and saxophonist Lindsay Meyers, both won the orchestra competition as part of the Concerto Competition, an event that also student musicians to play in front of a panel of judges from Michigan universities, and in doing so, secured a spot as a soloist in this event.

Civic Engagement showcase and awards set for Thursday, April 13

The Civic Engagement showcase and awards ceremony will be taking place Thursday, April 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hagers-Lubbers Exhibition Hall and Loosemore Auditorium, both in the DeVos Center. The event will highlight Grand Valley State University’s commitment to serving the community as well as highlight local and global partnerships that are making the campus and world better places.

At the event, GVSU President Thomas J. Haas and provost Gayle R. Davis will be unveiling GVSU’s new civic action plan. The event is LIB 100 approved.

Sex ed event to highlight issues not commonly taught in standard sexual education

An event titled “Intersectional Sexual Education: What You Should Have Learned in Sex Ed but Didn’t” will be covering topics that are generally not discussed in traditional sex education, focusing primarily on what consent is and why it is important.

The event will take place Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15, at 6 p.m. 

The event will also be talking about biological sex (male, female, intersex), gender identity (man, women, cisgender, transgender, genderqueer, etc) and sexual orientation (gay, straight, bisexual, asexual etc). With this, the event will also touch on the politics of gender and sexual freedom, national healthcare, bathroom bills, the effects traditional marriage laws have on polygamists and other such topics.

The event is LIB 100/201 approved.

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