Grand Valley State University’s dance company will get a technology overhaul in their Oct. 22 recital, while collaborating with the Thodos Dance Chicago for a virtually interactive performance of Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons.’
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Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror film “PSYCHO” gets a twist this Halloween as Grand Valley State University students and alumni turn it into a horror musical parody. This years Stark Turn Players’ production of “PSYCHO: The Musical” runs from Oct. 25-27 at the Dog Story Theatre in Grand Rapids, and features several GVSU students.
Ballet and theatre have dominated Russian culture, and on Nov. 5 Grand Valley State University’s Area Studies will be showcasing the 2006 documentary “Ballerina,” which profiles five Russian dancers.
Combining live acting and video projections to give audiences a more realistic feel, Grand Valley State University’s theater program is adding a multimedia twist to the world premiere of the play “An Identified Enemy.”
Once upon a time, Matthew Fowler kept to himself. He would sit in the back of the room in his high school classes and not talk to anyone. Where most people strived socially and struggled with public speaking, Fowler was the exact opposite – better at planning than improvising, he said. But all of that changed the day he wore his first purple shirt.
Every semester, art students spend countless hours constructing the ideas and work that goes into creating their final senior thesis project. This semester, three Grand Valley State University art students have come together to create their senior dream-like world.
Imagine being a soldier in the Iraq War. You’ve seen friends die, you don’t know who you can trust and now that your time is up you have to go back to the real world and try to pretend like none of it happened.
Grand Valley State University’s dance company is showing off their talent in all genres of the medium, including ballet, modern, contemporary and jazz for their annual fall dance concert.
Grand Valley State University film and video major Alex Gillis, a student worker in the LGBT Resource Center, attends the Reel Pride film series every Friday at 2 p.m. - not because he has to, but because he wants to.
Kirkhof Center filled with an abundance of merchants and people dressed in traditional medieval clothing on Dec. 1, where the Grand Valley State University Renaissance Festival celebrated their second annual Yule Faire, leading guests into a world of gypsies, fairies, pirates and more.
Have you seen Buddy the Elf strolling around the Grand Valley State University campuses lately? We assure you, he’s not an end-of-the-semester stress-induced hallucination. Buddy has been brought to life at GVSU by student Dave Westra, who has become the character for the past three years as a stress reliever for himself and his fellow students around the end of the fall semester.
Grand Valley State University’s men’s rowing team spent a morning shirtless out in the cold, posing for photographs in preparation of their 2013 calendar, which will be part of a fundraiser for their international competition in England this summer. The idea originally came from Team Captain and Treasurer Chad Condon’s mother and his girlfriend, but he shied away from it until he talked to the team and realized how into it they were. “We got the idea from the New York City Fire Fighter calendars and more revealing calendars that other teams have done, so it is full of pictures of attractive men with their shirts off in a variety of settings,” said team member Justin Wegner. Condon’s brother, who attends Kendall College of Art and Design, took all of the photos and his aunt went through later and picked the best 12. “All of the profits from the calendar go directly toward paying for the team to compete in England this summer at the Henley Royal Regatta,” Wegner said.
In 2009, Grand Valley State University student, Eric Broadworth, started joking with a friend about starting up another fraternity at the university. What Broadworth and the other men interested in Kappa Sigma did not know, was that the Interfraternity Council had an expansion plan in place, which included specific procedures involved in becoming a fraternity at GVSU, and the confusion left the Greek community under the impression that Kappa Sigma was not a real fraternity.
As Program Coordinator for the Grand Valley State University Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and President of the Student Enterprise Association (SEA), Ulandra Reynolds knows a thing or two about business plans and being an entrepreneur. She doesn’t stop just there though, she has created the Startup Cup Competition as a way for other students to showcase their business ideas for a chance to win some extra cash.
Grand Valley State University students and their siblings filled the field house Saturday afternoon for a day of fun, rather than the usual family feud arguments, at the annual Sibs and Kids Weekend.
Have you ever sat around wondering what there is to do, while hoping for an instant and simple answer? Grand Valley State University graduate Ben Hoppe did.
On Feb. 2, Grand Valley State University’s Amnesty International chapter hosted the 2013 Michigan Statewide Conference. Amnesty International is a worldwide organization with over 2 million members dedicated to human rights issues, such as children’s rights, immigrant’s rights, LGBT rights, death penalty and more than 20 other issues.
Beer Week has arrived and what better way to celebrate than checking out some of West Michigan’s very own brews? Grand Rapids is Beer City U.S.A., after all. Make sure to hit up some of this week’s events and get your fair share of craft beer. We’ve picked out a few hot spots but the list doesn’t end here.
There was nothing but laughs at this years Spotlight Productions’ Last Laker Standing Finals, which took place Feb.
Graduating from university can be a very stressful time in a person’s life, especially when the future is unclear. Peace Corps Regional Recruiter Kera Halvorson visited Grand Valley State University’s Allendale and Downtown campuses on Feb.
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