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Students share submissions, look ahead at the literary journal’s future

Published April 17, 2013

Kathryn Willis a senior at Grand Valley State University and editor-in-chief of fishladder has been on the staff of the student literary magazine since her freshman year.

Art seniors combine talents for Art Gallery exhibit

Published April 10, 2013

As their college careers come to an end four art students with very different areas of interest have come together to create an exhibit that showcases the skills they have learned at Grand Valley State University.Their final senior showcase is on display in the Art Gallery inside the Performing Arts Center until April 12 with a reception to meet the artists April 11 starting at 5 p.m.

‘The Good Person of Setzuan’ opens Friday with all-student cast

Published April 3, 2013

Theatre student Matt Fowler channeled his inner animal for inspiration in preparation for his role as Wang the Waterseller in the Grand Valley State University theatre department production of The Good Person of Setzuan.

One-man play entertains, educates on philosophical socialism

Published March 27, 2013

When Bob Weick first saw the script for Marx in Soho he knew the role would have a special meaning to him especially with everything that was going on around the world at that time.

Women’s Center production shares submitted stories of bold acts

Published March 20, 2013

Women arent the only ones who have stories of courageous bold or brazen acts. To incorporate more men into their programs last year the Grand Valley State University Womens Center switched its yearly productions from The Vagina Monologues to the play That Takes Ovaries Bold Women Brazen Acts. GVSU student Dmitri Westbrook was one of the men to join last year as an activist which allowed him to combine his passions for theatre and activism.

Writers Series aims for inspiration

Published March 13, 2013

Caitlin Horrocks associate professor of writing at Grand Valley State University wants students to know that the Writers Series isnt only open to writing majors. As a coordinator for the event she said all students are welcome to the event series which features unique opportunities students wouldnt find while just reading a book at home.

Colleges Against Cancer raises money for a cure

Published February 27, 2013

When it comes to cancer students Kirsten Platto and Sabrina Stewart know a thing or two about the disease which has affected their families.

OBOHIO teaches students, performs free concert

Published February 20, 2013

For five Grand Valley State University music students their Feb. 25 lessons will be a little different than normal class.

Alpha Phi Alpha holds annual dinner to recognize four women’s achievements

Published February 13, 2013

Sometimes the volunteer effort that many Grand Valley State University community members put in can go unnoticed.

Sharon Leventhal shares her musical talents with GV

Published February 6, 2013

Sharan Leventhal is a classical violinist but wasnt born into a musical family her father is a psychologist and her mother has a doctorate and Master of Business Administration in the genetics field.

Last Laker Standing semi-finalits compete for laughs

Published January 30, 2013

Jacob Guajardo has never performed stand-up comedy before. But he is now a semi-finalist in Last Laker Standing competing Feb. 2 against nine other Grand Valley State University comedians for a spot in the finals and to win a top prize.

Women’s Center looks for brave, bold actors

Published January 23, 2013

Talking about brave bold acts can be difficult for some people but the Grand Valley State University Womens Center is giving student faculty staff and community members a chance to share their stories.

Mystery, Magic & Mayhem comes to GV

Published January 16, 2013

Grand Valley State University has some new magic to share. In collaboration with the American Museum of Magic in Marshall Mich. the GVSU Art Gallery is hosting Mystery Magic Mayhem Wonders from the American Museum of Magic on display until March 20.

Shining positive light on Uganda

Published January 9, 2013

Ken VanderWal is a boiler engineer who controls the temperature throughout the Grand Valley State University Allendale Campus but he has a passion for traveling to different countries.And now hes behind the newest exhibition in Lake Ontario Halls Red Wall Gallery Mukono to Kampala Life in Uganda. The exhibit is a collection of photographs VanderWal took during 13 mission trips he took to Uganda starting in August 2004.Henry Matthews director of galleries and collections wants students to see things from around the world in the galleries around campus.When I view these photographs it always makes me want to go and participate in the activities see the sights meet the people smell and taste everything of the region Matthews said.

Father marches in GVSU Marching Band alongside two sons

Published December 5, 2012

Imagine what its like marching in the Grand Valley State University Laker Marching Band. Putting in hours of practice during the season on top of classes and possibly a job.

GV gifts community with free performance

Published November 28, 2012

The Grand Rapids community can celebrate this holiday season with a gift from Grand Valley State University.

Marching band highlights season with final concert

Published November 14, 2012

Highlighting their football season as it comes to an end the Grand Valley State University Laker Marching Band is ending the year with a free season recap performance that pays tribute to the Laker Nation and graduating seniors.

Exhibit combines professors love for architecture, art

Published November 7, 2012

Appreciating architecture doesnt always mean designing buildings. For Lorelle Otis Thomas Grand Valley State University professor of art and design architecture is about painting a piece of her history.


Published October 31, 2012

When first meeting CrossBow the connection between all of the 13 members might not be immediately apparent but most of them have known each other for years.

Lecture series focuses on health care

Published October 21, 2012

The Barry Castro Lecture Series featuring Kim Horn will take place on Oct. 24 from 6-730 p.m.