Laker Life briefs 3/15/18

| 3/15/18 2:14am

Networking event set for Friday, March 16

The Nonprofit Graduate Student Organization at Grand Valley State University is set to kick off the season with the Networking Over Dinner event on Friday, March 16, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the DeVos Center’s University Club (Room 107C).

Speaker Carlos Martinez of the GVSU Career Center, as well as a panel of five professionals in the nonprofit sector, will be facilitating a panel discussion about the importance of networking within the nonprofit industry as not only a means for job acquisition, but also as a means of personal growth. A buffet dinner will be offered as a model of a typical networking event.

For more information, contact Iryna Bilan at 616-520-8310.

Study-abroad funding workshop to be held Friday, March 16

The Grand Valley State University Padnos International Center is set to host a study-abroad funding workshop for GVSU students interested in studying overseas on Friday, March 16, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Lake Ontario Hall, Room 130.

In this workshop, students who attend will learn about various sources of funding for their studies, including scholarships, loans, grants, private fundraising and more options. Students will also be informed of the most cost-effective locations to study abroad.

For more information, contact Meaghann Myers-Smith at 616-331-3898.

New exhibit works to end victim blaming

The Grand Valley State University organization It’s on Us as Lakers has given it own recreation of the traveling “What were you wearing?” exhibit, which began at the University of Arkansas. The exhibit opened Monday, March 12, and will be open publicly until Sunday, April 1, in the Mary Idema Pew Library’s Exhibition Space.

The exhibit comes after It’s on Us as Lakers has collected quotes and statistics for the exhibit, which aims to convey that what someone is wearing does not matter when one is sexually assaulted in order to bring an end to victim blaming.

For more information, contact Maddie Vervaeke at vervaekm@mail.gvsu.edu.

Gender roles abroad event being held Wednesday, March 21

The Grand Valley State University Padnos International Center is set to host an event about navigating gender roles while overseas on Wednesday, March 21, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mary Idema Pew Library’s Multipurpose Room.

Gender roles and expectations differ in every country, and learning how to understand those gender roles is important for students going to another country for a summer program, semester program or the entire academic year. 

At the event, there will be a panel comprised of returned Peace Corps volunteers, study-abroad alumni as well as faculty and staff, who will give their opinions on dealing with gender roles abroad. Food and drinks will be served.

For more information, contact the Padnos International Center at 616-331-3898.

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