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Learning life lessons teaching prisoners

Published April 15, 2012

When Grand Valley State University student Katie Stefanek came to the university as a biology major she almost immediately regretted her decision.


Published April 8, 2012

11GVSU students are invited to sign the final beam completing the steel erection of the Mary Idema Pew library on Thursday at 4 p.m. near the construction site.

Group to give hair, grant wishes in Kirkhof

Published April 8, 2012

Andrea 8220Buster8221 Schneider was diagnosed with Glioblastoma an aggressive malignant brain tumor at a very young age however despite her daily battles she was always the light of anyone8217s day.

Are you fracking kidding me?

Published March 28, 2012

In Michigan cleanliness is often considered a given when swimming in the Great Lakes but when something called fracking moves into town that cleanliness may be jeopardized. Grand Valley State Universitys Student Environmental Coalition came together Monday to discuss this new trend and the risks involved.

Professor delivers 'Last Lecture' on making best of life

Published March 19, 2012

When Meagan Wolschon came to Grand Valley State University as a transfer student she said she had preconceived notions of what a university professor would be like.

Published March 18, 2012

GVL Rachel MelkeProfessor Darren Walhof speaking at Last Lecture

Team Building class learns through service

Published March 11, 2012

While most classes at Grand Valley State University try to integrate teamwork with group projects one class in particular breathes it MGT 345 or Team Building.

Barbara Pierce Bush presents at GV

Published March 5, 2012

Barbara Pierce Bush made an appearance at Grand Valley State University last week as a guest of the Frederik Meijer Lecture Series a program sponsored by the Frederik Meijer Foundation when endowing the Honors College.

Published March 5, 2012

GVL Rachel MelkeBarbara Pierce Bush spoke at GVSU before spring break.

Former first daughter to visit GV's campus

Published February 22, 2012

Barbara Pierce Bush daughter of former President George W. Bush will speak at Grand Valley State University on Monday.

Future Alumni Association teaches students about state funding, tuition dollars and other Laker randoms

Published February 21, 2012

Grand Valley State University received 2365 per student for the 2011-12 school year from the State of Michigan which is about half of the state average and only one-third of the amount given to schools such as Michigan Technological University University of Michigan and Wayne State University.Many ask why this is and Vice President for finance and administration Jim Bachmeier is out to answer that question.The Future Alumni Association hosted GVSYou an event that is part of Laker for a Lifetime to spread GVSU spirit.

Valentine's Day tips to make Tuesday a little less average

Published February 12, 2012

The Lanthorn8217s Laker Life Editor shows you what to do on- or off-campus to have a special Valentine8217s Day.

Sigma Phi Epsilon hosts Save a Life Tour

Published February 9, 2012

Drinking and driving and texting and driving simulators as well as other multi-media were set up throughout the Kirkhof Center lobby.

GV fraternities, Just Tennis hold Ultimate Euchre Tournament

Published February 5, 2012

Grand Valley State University fraternities Delta Sigma Pi and Delta Upsilon and recreational group Just Tennis used euchre8217s popularity among Michiganders as an opportunity to raise funds and hosted their very first Ultimate Euchre Tournament at the Kirkhof Center during the weekend.

GV students create budget-friendly snowboard apparel business

Published January 29, 2012

S.H.R.E.D.- For Grand Valley State University students Max McCain and Ryan Taylor this not only relates to their snowboarder definitions but is also given a different meaning as well. This acronym of shred defines who they are and what they live for Success hope risk effort and dedication.

Annual Leadership Week explores sustainability, service opportunities

Published January 29, 2012

Last week Grand Valley State University celebrated the eighth Campus Leadership Week sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.

GV club creates electric cars while gaining skills

Published January 22, 2012

For many Grand Valley State University students sustainability is small measures like recycling and buying fluorescent light bulbs but in the GVSU Electric Car Club members are going green on a bigger scale while gaining experience that will make them more competitive in the job market.

Networking 101

Published January 22, 2012

Grand Valley State University Career Services and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will host Networking 101 and the Art of Small Talk in the Pere Marquette Room of the Kirkhof Center on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Sibs & Kids Weekend returning to GV with circus theme

Published January 22, 2012

It8217s not too late to make plans and sign up for one of the oldest Grand Valley State University traditions 8212 Sibs Kids Weekend.