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A cappella group, Euphoria, prepares for new season

Published September 10, 2014

This September the student-run group Euphoria will begin to ease back into the groove of things. The coed a cappella group one of four a cappella groups on Grand Valley State University's campus is not your run-of-the-mill singing group. Euphoria provides their own take on music covering chart topping hits classic oldies and even beat boxing.



GVSU offers student cultural extravaganza

Published September 8, 2013

The Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs will be providing students a chance to mingle with people of all ethnicities and learn about other cultures. The annual Intercultural Student Reception will be held Sept. 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Grand River Room of the Kirkhof Center.



Study Abroad introduces new search engine

Published August 25, 2013

The Grand Valley State University Padnos International Center is kicking off the school year by making the Study Abroad option a little easier for students. Along with planning several new events to raise awareness of opportunities abroad the center has also developed a new search engine that helps students more efficiently browse for an appealing study abroad experience.



Grand Valley students talk healthy aging at fair

Published July 23, 2013

8220Healthy Aging in the Community8221 a health fair recently organized by a group of second year students in the Grand Valley State University occupational therapy program demonstrated July 15 to local community members how to age comfortably in their own homes.The event which took place at Pottawatomie Park in Grand Haven was put on in accordance with the requirements of the GVSU occupational therapy program in which students are required to complete a masters thesis.



GVSU student devotes summer vacation time to fine arts camp

Published June 30, 2013

College students usually fill the gap between winter and fall semester by working at local fast food joints or at the mall.



GVSU Photography Major Travels to China

Published June 27, 2013

Megan Lendman didnt always know that she wanted to be a photographer but setting foot on foreign soil opened her eyes to a world of opportunities.



Well House enriches lives through urban farming

Published June 19, 2013

The word farming usually brings to mind images of open fields cows and of course big red barns.But certainly not city streets.Located in downtown Grand Rapids the non-profit organization Well House has been providing safe affordable housing to the homeless for over 36 years.



There's No Place Like the Valley

Published May 5, 2013

Follow the yellow brick road Grand Valley State Universitys Homecoming theme has been chosen for the 2013 school year and the winner is The Wizard of Oz Theres No Place Like the Valley.The process of choosing a Homecoming theme was entirely student-driven.



GVSU Dance Troupe: Dance for a Dream

Published April 14, 2013

This past weekend the Grand Valley State University Dance Troupe put on their spring recital titled Dance for a Dream. Performances were held April 12 at 8 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m.



‘Sex Signals’ bring sexual assault awareness to GV

Published April 7, 2013

As a part of Sexual Assault Awareness week the student group Eyes Wide Open hosted the event Sex Signals at Grand Valley State University.



Women’s Center EqualiTea event sparks conversation

Published March 31, 2013

Activists students faculty and staff came together to discuss literature politics and reform at EqualiTea an annual event held in honor of March being Womens History Month.The event was presented by the Grand Valley State University Womens Center and co-sponsored by The American Association of University Women Grand Rapids Chapter on March 26 from 3-5 p.m.



Sex and the City: Black Women’s Honorable Intentions

Published March 24, 2013

Students packed into one of Lake Michigan Halls two lecture halls on March 19 to hear Dr. Erika Edwards lecture Sex and the City Black Womens Honorable Intentions on Afro-Argentine populations in Buenos Aires during the 1700s and 1800s. People overflowed the space with some even seated on the floor.



Lakers Give Back during outreach week

Published March 17, 2013

More than 600 Grand Valley State University volunteers are planning on participating in the universitys fifth annual Community Outreach Week from March 18-23.Sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Community Service Learning Center COW will consist of Lakers from around the world contributing to service projects in their communities.



GV DECA Chapter Members to compete in International Conference

Published March 10, 2013

From Feb. 8 to Feb. 10 the Grand Valley State University DECA Chapter attended the Michigan DECA Career Development Conference in Battle Creek.



Workshop provides students with scholarship opportunities

Published February 24, 2013

Have you ever been interested in fellowships Have you ever wondered what a fellowship was or had questions about pursuing one



IFC Bid Night offers GVSU Men a Home Away from Home

Published February 17, 2013

On Wednesday Feb. 13 Grand Valley State University Interfraternity Council welcomed 49 new men into Greek life.



GVSU, Grand Rapids prepares for Fat Tuesday celebration

Published February 10, 2013

Are you ready for a Pazcki Lucky for you Fat Tuesday is almost here. Fat Tuesday the day before Ash Wednesday is traditionally a last hurrah before Lent and fasting begins according to AmericanCatholic.org.



Campus Leadership Week recognizes Student Leaders

Published January 27, 2013

Grand Valley State Universitys Office of Student Life and Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society will host the annual Campus Leadership Week this week to promote the many different forms of leadership displayed on GVSUs campus.



Women’s Center to hold film screening, informational session about South Africa trip

Published January 13, 2013

The Women and Gender Studies department is holding the event Women Media the Art of Inquiry You Have Struck A Rock on Jan.



Campus Life 2.0 Event allows clubs to recruit new members

Published January 6, 2013

If you are one of the Grand Valley State University Lakers who wants to get involved in an on-campus organization but think it might be too late the Campus Life 2.0 event is for you.