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Going Blonde

Published June 2, 2013

Get ready to go blondeLegally Blonde the Musical opens May 31 at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and will run through June 16. This is the first time the musical will run on the Civics stage and even better features three Grand Valley State University students in prominent roles.

GV holds third annual Multicultural Greek Exhibition

Published April 14, 2013

On April 11 the brothers of Sigma Lambda Beta and the sisters of Sigma Lambda Gamma held their third annual Multicultural Greek Exhibition to cap off Beta-Gamma Week.

Zombies vs. Humans Run

Published April 7, 2013

On Friday night zombies took over part of Grand Valley State Universitys Allendale campus at the second Humans vs Zombie Run event.

GV hosts annual Intercultural Festival

Published March 31, 2013

On March 26 Grand Valley State University held its annual Intercultural Festival in Kirkhofs Grand River Room.

ASU to team up with Michigan Blood for Be the Match registry

Published March 31, 2013

On April 2 the Asian Student Union will team up with Michigan Blood to host the Be the Match registry.

Water Wars event raises funds for Tanzania

Published March 24, 2013

On March 21 a group of about twenty people gathered in the Neimeyer Multipurpose room for the Water Wars event to learn about just what it takes to get clean water in Tanzania.

Grand Valley to host Michigan Science Olympiad, Robotics Competition

Published March 20, 2013

Although Grand Valley State University has previously hosted and attracted wide audiences for the Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad and FIRST Robotics Competition this year will be its first hosting both on the same day.On March 23 the Science Olympiad will take place from 830 a.m.

GVSU group hosts 27-hour vigil to help spread awareness about slavery, sexual exploitation

Published March 17, 2013

From 10 a.m. on March 12 to 1 p.m. on March 13 Grand Valley State Universitys chapter of the International Justice Mission held a Stand for Freedom event to raise awareness about slavery in the modern world.

GV president says federal spending cuts will have no immediate impact on university

Published March 13, 2013

In 2011 the U.S. Congress passed a law saying if the legislators couldnt agree on a plan to reduce the federal deficit by 4 trillion about 1 trillion in automatic arbitrary and across-the-board spending cuts would start to take effect on March 1 2013.

GV Laker Leadership Programs host seminars

Published March 10, 2013

On March 13 Grand Valley State Universitys Laker Leadership Programs will host the first of three Community Leader Seminars.

GVSU students organize outreach projects, fundraise

Published March 10, 2013

Grand Valley State Universitys MGT 345 Team Building course students are working in groups to reach out to the local communities.

Annual “Indulge in a Cause” event raises money for Women’s Center

Published February 24, 2013

On Thursday Feb. 21 the Womens Center hosted their eighth annual Indulge in a Cause event at Grand Valley State Universitys Eberhard Center.

GVSU’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity strives to raise awareness, money for MS

Published February 24, 2013

Spring Break is coming up soon at Grand Valley State University and with it comes the decision of just how to spend those eight days.

Students for Haiti to host traditional dinner

Published February 17, 2013

On Sunday Feb. 24 Grand Valley State Universitys Students for Haiti organization will host an event to raise funds for the Empowering Haiti through Education Scholarship Fund.


Published February 13, 2013

The agenda that President Barack Obama laid out for his second term at Tuesdays State of the Union Address focused largely on the U.S.

S.P.O.R.T.S.: Nonprofit creates framework for opportunity

Published February 10, 2013

In 2011 Grand Valley State University student Tyler Kinch was inspired to start a non-profit organization to give underprivileged children opportunities to grow and develop life values that they might not have had otherwise.

GVSU Asian Student Union hopes to entertain, educate with annual Asian New Year event

Published February 3, 2013

As lake effect snow fell to the ground all around Grand Valley State Universitys campus on Thursday night the Grand River Room in Kirkoff filled with students performers and faculty for the Asian Student Unions annual Asian New Year festival to ring in the Year of the Snake.

Event gives students a glimpse into daily difficulties of disabled individuals

Published January 27, 2013

On Thursday Jan. 24 Sara Bartles an International Relations major at Grand Valley State University set out to show her fellow students just how difficult living with a disability can be. Bartles hosted the Enable the Disabled event which allowed those present to participate in activities that some disabled people face daily with the hope that they would walk away with a better understanding of disabled individuals.

GV students, staff to participate in Day of Service

Published January 20, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. once said Lifes most persistent and urgent question is What are you doing for others On Jan. 26 Grand Valley State University will answer that question by participating in the National Day of Service initiative right here in the West Michigan community as part of the universitys Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week.

Annual Study Abroad Fair to be held at GV

Published January 13, 2013

On Tuesday Jan. 15 the Padnos International Center will hold their annual Winter Study Abroad Fair along with a new event a Gelato Social.