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Make-A-Wish hosts second annual Haircut-A-Thon fundraiser

Published March 24, 2013

Four stylists from Grandvilles Strands Hair Salon donated their time to cut hair at Grand Valley State Universitys Kirkhof Center on March 20 for Make-A-Wishs Second Annual Haircut-A-Thon. Participants were asked to donate 10 inches or more of their hair to Locks of Love an organization that provides hairpieces to children who have medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

Students for Haiti host dinner

Published March 10, 2013

Students for Haiti hosted a Haitian dinner at the Connection to raise money for their organization and Haitian student scholarship on Feb.

Alternative Breaks trips offer students perspective, growth

Published February 24, 2013

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.

Michigan Nursing Students’ Association’s Annual Convention

Published February 17, 2013

From Feb. 1-3 Grand Valley State Universitys 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.

Chicago comedians keep crowd in stitches at BSU Comedy Jam

Published February 10, 2013

The Kirkhof Centers Grand River Room filled with roaring laughter during Friday nights Comedy Jam hosted by the Grand Valley State University Black Student Union.

That Takes Ovaries! tickets on sale

Published February 10, 2013

Tickets are now on sale for That Takes Ovaries Bold Women Brazen Acts produced by the Grand Valley State University Womens Center.

GV holds Last Laker Standing semifinals

Published February 3, 2013

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.

That Takes Ovaries! hosts sneak preview, open mic

Published January 20, 2013

The Womens 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.

Wheelhouse talks bring cross-disciplinary leaders to GR

Published January 13, 2013

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.

Polish tradition comes to GV with Andrzejki Festival

Published December 2, 2012

Walking through the second floor of Grand Valley State Universitys Kirkhof Center you could smell Polish cuisine at the opposite end of the hallway from room 2270 where the Polish Andrzejki Festival took place.

Professionals of Color Series brings Olympic gold medalist

Published November 18, 2012

On Nov. 12 Billy Mills the first and only American to ever win a gold medal in the 10000 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.

Community energy conservation comes to Holland campus

Published November 4, 2012

On Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. Grand Valley State Universitys Meijer Campus in Holland will play host to a community energy conservation conversation meeting in room 104.

Event aims to raise awareness, empathy of sexual assault

Published November 4, 2012

On a chilly and somewhat rainy Oct. 29 Grand Valley State Universitys 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.

Annual Lipsync competition entertains a packed Fieldhouse Arena

Published October 21, 2012

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 events three judges former Grand Valley State University graduates took their seats.

SCVNGR event encourages teamwork

Published October 21, 2012

One of Grand Valley State Universitys final homecoming games was a different take on a traditional scavenger hunt.

Renaissance Fair brings history to life on GV campus

Published October 7, 2012

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.


Published October 7, 2012

As part of Grand Valley State Univeristys 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.

Student Workers aid in on-campus driving

Published September 30, 2012

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.


Published September 16, 2012

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.

Homemade goods still available at Farmers Market

Published September 9, 2012

Every Wednesday squash-colored tents spring up outside Grand Valley State Universitys Recreation Center to form the GVSU Farmers Market which kicked off this season on June 6.