• $15,000 Study Abroad Scholarship! Apply by February 15, 2018 for the Barbara H. Padnos scholarship at For information call 616-331-3898 or email

  •  Got something to say? Visit and submit a classified ad on the Laker Exchange page.

  • 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

  • Brian's Books: the better bookstore! 

    Now carrying new and used book for purchase and rent for the Winter 2018 semester!

    Located near the water tower, it's worth the walk! Guaranteed to save you money!

  • 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.

  • Come visit the John Ball Zoo this summer! We have a variety of fun events planned that we know you'll enjoy, learn more at

  • Context for a complex World: Staying informed matters more than ever. The World Affairs Council's annual Great Decisions series begins January 29 and brings 8 critical global conversations going on till March 26. Get more information at or call 616.776.1721

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Interested in taking more credits? Register now at Muskegon Community College. Summer classes start on May 15th and Fall classes start on August 28th. Apply today 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

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

  • No time for a part time job? Bio Life can help!They have multiple locations in Grandville, Walker, and Grand Rapids.This applies to new donors only. To learn more please visit

  • Pennzoil gives all GVSU students and staff $5 dollars off any full service oil change with no appointment needed. Visit your local Pennzoil!

  • 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 Alphonsus Parish, located at 224 Carrier St. NE in Grand Rapids, is offering a 6-week bridge class for beginners. It's free! Participants can choose either afternoon or evening classes. The classes are open to all, young and old, staff and students. If you are interested, contact Ed Bartos at or at 616-745-6984!

  • 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

  • Students save 15% on select Michigan routes: Students age 13-25 with a valid student ID are eligible for 15% off of lowest value or flexible fare when you book at least 3 days ahead at

  • 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! 

  • Study Abroad Fair Thursday January 18, 2018 from 10am to 3pm at Henry Hall Atrium (Padnos Hall of science). For more information visit

  • 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

  • Tallarico's Boardwalk Subs is voted the best stubs in Grand Rapids.They have locations in Standale, Wyoming, Kentwood, and Byron center, with a Variety of jersey style subs, soups, and salads. Visit the

    Tallarico's Boardwalk subs near you.

  • 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