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Forty runners took their places under a band of green balloons at a blue chalk-drawn starting line on Sunday in front of Grand Valley State’s Kirkhof Center for the “Run For Their Lives” 5K, a 2.3-mile run through Allendale Campus that took some runners just under 13 minutes to complete.
Every Wednesday, squash-colored tents spring up outside Grand Valley State University’s Recreation Center to form the GVSU Farmers Market, which kicked off this season on June 6.
Exercise classes at Grand Valley State University are now a group event, with fitness and wellness classes like Zumba, Groove, Power Yoga and Spinning becoming more available to students as well as the public.
For the last 15-20 years, GVSU has employed students to work with the Department of Public Safety and the Police Department in order to create a safer campus for vehicles, those attending football games, and foot-traffic alike.
As part of Grand Valley State Univeristy’s Family Weekend, Peter Wampler, a geology professor, led students and their families on the annual Ravine Romp, which gives attendees the hands-on opportunity to romp through the ravines and learn about storm water management.
From the Wilted Rose Tavern, offering hot chocolate to chilly visitors, to the noble knights swinging swords on the lawn, the 18th annual Grand Valley State University Renaissance Faire welcomed guests into another time period, in another world — at least for the weekend, anyway.
One of Grand Valley State University’s final homecoming games was a different take on a traditional scavenger hunt.
A sea of energy flooded nearly at-capacity bleachers of the Fieldhouse Arena and dubstep and techno music filled the air as the homecoming week Lip Sync event’s three judges, former Grand Valley State University graduates, took their seats.
On a chilly and somewhat rainy Oct. 29, Grand Valley State University’s Inter Fraternity Counsel hosted the second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes keynote exhibition and march to raise awareness of gender-based violence such as rape and sexual assault.
On Nov. 15 at 3 p.m., Grand Valley State University’s Meijer Campus in Holland will play host to a community energy conservation conversation meeting in room 104.
On Nov. 12, Billy Mills, the first and only American to ever win a gold medal in the 10,000 meter, or 6.2 mile, run at the Olympics, took the full-house audience at the Cook Dewitt Center on a powerful journey during his two hour presentation.
Walking through the second floor of Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof Center, you could smell Polish cuisine at the opposite end of the hallway from room 2270, where the Polish Andrzejki Festival took place.
On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University will start their Wheelhouse Talks lecture series at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, located in downtown Grand Rapids.
The Women’s Center will be hosting a sneak preview for the upcoming production That Takes Ovaries!: Bold Women, Brazen Acts on Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the Cook Dewitt Center, located on the Allendale campus of Grand Valley State University. The preview, Leading a Bold Life, will be led by GVSU theater professor Karen Libman and will include readings from the play and discussion about real-life situations in which women and girls preformed a courageous action.
The top ten student comedians, out of the original 25 at GVSU, competed in the semifinals of Last Laker Standing, a stand-up comedy competition, on Saturday at the Kirkof Center. Comedian and former Last Laker Standing winner Allen Trieu hosted Spotlight Productions’ seventh annual competition and had the whole audience of friends, family, and students laughing at his jokes about marriage, texting, and Facebook when he performed.
Tickets are now on sale for “That Takes Ovaries!: Bold Women, Brazen Acts,” produced by the Grand Valley State University Women’s Center.
The Kirkhof Center’s Grand River Room filled with roaring laughter during Friday night’s Comedy Jam, hosted by the Grand Valley State University Black Student Union.
From Feb. 1-3, Grand Valley State University’s Student Nursing Association attended the Michigan Nursing Student Association convention in Troy, MI to present their resolution “In Support of Implementing Holistic Health Programs for the Improvement of Student Nurses’ Healthy Lifestyles.”
As Grand Valley State University students wait anxiously for a Spring Break breather, those involved in the student organization Alternative Breaks are gearing up for a week of service in various locations nationwide.
Students for Haiti hosted a Haitian dinner at the Connection to raise money for their organization and Haitian student scholarship on Feb.