• Start your adventure at the Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, January 17 from 10am-3pm in Henry Hall Atrium (Padnos Hall of Science)! Whether you're just browsing or ready to grab your passport and pack your bags, you don't want to miss this event! Browse GVSU study abroad programs, meet students that have participated in the programs and talk to program directors! There are programs for every major and minor at GVSU. Get answers to questions about program selection, funding, academics and more. FREE FOOD & drinks will be provided! Questions? Contact the Padnos International Center at or 616-331-3898

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  • Show that special someone some love by purchasing a love line in the Lanthorn on February 11th for $15 or double the size for an extra $5. Accepting orders until Feb. 9th @ noon. Contact or visit our office 0051 lower level of Kirkhof. 

  • To Matt, a Junior at GV: Saturday evening, Jan 21st you helped an elderly woman with her groceries. She wants to thank you so much for your assistance. She says that it's nice to see a young person be so helpful. If you are reading this Matt, please call or email Jackie Messing at or (616) 735-0390, she would love to thank you.

  • ACES wants to remind students to be safe, smart and responsible this spring break! Always tell someone where you’ll be, never explore alone and call 911 if you are ever worried about a friend! Enjoy your time off more by not being hungover and choose a mocktail or water instead, Lakers!

  • Amtrak Pere Marquette offers affordable transportation from West Michigan all the way to Chicago! One ticket gets you a pass to the beautiful beaches of Benton Harbor, the world-class dining of Grand Rapids, and the charming historic shops of Holland. Whatever your interests, the train has got your ticket to adventure. Visit for more information! 

  • As the weather warms up, cool off with delicious frozen yogurt from Spoonlickers! Located at 616 Fulton West in downtown Grand Rapids. Bring in Spoonlicker's ad in today's paper and receive 20% off! For more information about Spoonlickers, visit

  • Be our guest at Lawrence Tech this Summer! There are a variety of programs to choose from to earn transfer credits from. Waive your application fee at

  • Come stop by Motman’s Farm Market during these last few weeks of fall, and get everything you need to make this season the best one of the year! GVSU students can show their ID and get 10% off a purchase of $5 or more.

  • During the months of October - May, Aerials Gym holds a weekly college night on Saturdays from 10pm - midnight. Stop by and take a break from studying and enjoy a fun workout to keep you motivated and energized for those important exams ahead!

  • Find FREE CONDOMS available to pick up throughout campus and in Ottawa County. Also, free to low cost confidential STD testing and birth control options available at or call (616)396-5266.

  • For this Student Highlight, Annis Resource Center would like to name Zakry O’Brien. He was the recipient for the 2016 Wipperfurth Scholarship for his work with Dr. Bopi Biddanda on the Muskegon Lake Buoy Observatory conducting field research on Muskegon Lake and assisting in his lab. Congratulations Zakry!

  • For this Student Highlight, Annis Resource Center would like to name Zakry O’Brien. He was the recipient for the 2016 Wipperfurth Scholarship for his work with Dr. Bopi Biddanda on the Muskegon Lake Buoy Observatory conducting field research on Muskegon Lake and assisting in his lab. Congratulations Zakry!

  • From your friends at Facilities: Save green! Cut down on your energy use to help GV save money and the earth!

  • Fruit Ridge Hayrides and Fall Fun is now open for business! Stop by for hayrides, corn mazes, and fruit picking. It's also the perfect place for large groups and parties! Visit for more info! 

  • Grand Rapids’ brand new music venue, 20 Monroe Live opens February 1! Located downtown next to The B.O.B. See the full concert calendar at

  • Jimmy John’s serves from-scratch food made with excellent ingredients. At Jimmy John's our food is simple; it’s clean, and it’s fresh! We use locally purchased produce, which is brought in fresh and hand sliced daily. Come in or order online to enjoy our freaky-fast subs!

  • Leaky faucet? Flickering light? Unbearably hot dorm? Submit a work order! Catching issues as soon as they appear will help GVSU stay a green school! Submit a work order today at

  • Look out! The Student Senate Election Guide will be coming out on in the March 27th issue of the Lanthorn, and voting opens at that time too! Get active and help choose our next Student Leaders!

  • Looking to get involved on campus? Join the Future Alumni Association. Students can connect with mentors and attend professional events. Learn more at 

  • Peppino's Pizza located 5065 Lake Michigan Dr. offers lots of great food, including a $6.95 1 item pizza if you show your college ID! Call them today for more information 616-895-1615.

  • St. Luke University Parish is moving into their new home on March 1st, at 10144 42nd Ave! The Ash Wednesday Mass Times in the new church are as follows: 9:00 am, 7:00 pm, and 9:00 pm. At the Cook Dewitt Center, the mass time on Ash Wednesday is at 12:10 for the Prayer Service. Sunday Mass times after March 1st in the new church are as follows: 8:00 am, 10:30 pm, and 5:30 pm. Stay updated at

  • Student Leaders WANTED! Run for a position in the GVSU Student Senate! For more information visit!

  • Students: Get outta town with Indian Trails! Rent your own Charter Bus or simply get a ticket for one of the many bus routes throughout Michigan that Indian Trails offers! Visit for more info or to purchase your ticket today! 

  • Summer classes at Grand Rapids Community College are a great way to get ahead on your degree! Visit our site online for further information.

  • Take your career to the next level with a Graduate Business Degree. Whether you’re seeking a promotion, new job or career change, Oakland University has a graduate business program for you. Apply online at

  • The Barbara H. Padnos International Scholars program provides scholarships for year long study abroad programs. Students are expected to engage in serious study for an extended period of time (minimum 9 months) in an approved study abroad program. Preference for the largest award will be given to qualified applicants who plan to be abroad longer than 10 months.

  • The GVSU Journal of History provides undergraduates, regardless of specialization or interest with a cross-disciplinary forum to which they may submit their works for publication. For questions please

  • Tickets are on sale now for Irish on Ionia 2017! This is Michigan's 7th annual largest St. Patrick's Day street party, and this year it falls on Saturday, March 18th. Visit to purchase your ticket.

  • Western Michigan University's Cooley Law School is holding an open house on Monday, March 13th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on GVSU Pew Campus. Stop by and learn how they can help transform your life and your career. Take the next step and sign up at Can’t attend? Sign up now for a campus visit at Success starts here!

  • Watch GVTV's "After the Whistle" on Monday nights. It's GVSU's source for sports, local and national. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.