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James Moyer, Grand Valley State University’s associate vice president for facilities planning, will be retiring at the end of this month after 22 years with the university. Since starting in 1996, Moyer has witnessed GVSU change from a small institution serving the Grand Rapids area to a large regional university that attracts students from all over the world.
The Bonnie Wesorick Center for Health Care Transformation, part of Grand Valley State University’s Kirkhof College of Nursing, is hosting the fifth annual Wesorick Distinguished Lectureship on Wednesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium.
My mom always told me that a good diet is all about balance; it’s okay to eat junk food as long as you balance it with healthy food. Through the years, this was an idea that I stood by, tinkered with and am still trying to perfect. As I got more interested in nutrition, I tried clean eating, cutting out sweets and giving myself one cheat meal a week, but from these attempts I found that trying to cut out treats entirely is completely unsustainable. Today, I try to follow the 80/20 rule, an idea that is more of a healthy lifestyle than a diet.
When it comes to graduating and establishing a career, prior experience is becoming more and more important. It seems that even entry-level jobs with entry-level pay are looking for candidates with one to two years of work experience. Fortunately, internships are a great way to acquire some of the experience that employers are looking for. Some majors and minors even require one or more internships to complete your degree. The only problem with that is that some of these internships are unpaid.
The saying goes that desperate times call for desperate measures, and for university students facing tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt, "desperate times" often go hand in hand with commencement.
For one Grand Valley State University senior (who wished to remain anonymous), facing desperate financial times meant taking up a profession mired in controversy: stripping.
The Nonprofit Graduate Student Organization at Grand Valley State University is set to kick off the season with the Networking Over Dinner event on Friday, March 16, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the DeVos Center’s University Club (Room 107C).
On the evening of Monday, March 12, a Grand Valley State University student was struck by a vehicle while crossing Campus Drive. According to Director of Public Safety and GVSU Police Department Capt. Brandon DeHaan, the student was crossing the street in the crosswalk when the crash occurred.
In a recent effort to enhance game-time operations and atmosphere, Grand Valley State Athletics sent out a survey to every current GVSU students’ email address on Tuesday, March 13.
After serving Grand Valley State University for more than 30 years, Capt. Brandon DeHaan of the GVSU Police Department is embracing a new role as director of public safety. The promotion is effective immediately and is a logical next step for DeHaan, who assumed the role of acting director and chief in October of last year.
At Grand Valley State University, cell and molecular biology (CMB) senior students have been preparing for months, some for years, on researching innovative initiatives in the field. These students have worked with each other as well as professors to create solutions to complex issues.
These students will showcase their research on Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24, at the P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science, Room 1101.
The 2018 R.I.C.E. (Realizing and addressing Issues in our Culture and Education) Conference, hosted by the Asian Student Union at Grand Valley State University, will take place once again Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium.
The goal of the conference is to bring awareness to difficulties that the Asian-American community faces today.
Opioid addiction is not a discriminatory disease. It crops up in both cities and suburbs, oblivious to the different demographics of its victims. Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is hosting a panel to discuss stigmas and the opioid epidemic at 6 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium on Thursday, March 22.
The Grand Valley State men’s golf team kicked off its spring season at the Las Vegas Desert Classic over the spring break period.
It was a strong performance for the Lakers as they finished third collectively as a team.
This offseason has been quite unorthodox for the women of the Laker golf team. According to head coach Rebecca Mailloux, mental strength became a focal point of the women’s training.
The Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies hosted its 13th annual Community Reading Project, inviting author Rebecca Traister to speak about the history of single women and her book, “All the Single Ladies.”
Coming to campus is the annual Intercultural Festival, a three-day-long celebration of the diversity and many different cultures represented here at Grand Valley State University.
As November's gubernatorial election looms, the campaign season has begun to heat up. On Wednesday, March 14, one Democratic dark horse spoke at Grand Valley State University.
Hosted by the GVSU College Democrats, candidate Abdul El-Sayed spoke in front of GVSU students for a little more than an hour in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. During the town hall, El-Sayed addressed revitalizing Michigan's economy, investing in public education, addressing corporations in politics and more.
The week off for spring break was more than eventful for the Grand Valley State softball team, as they went 10-2 in their road trip to Clermont, Florida. With the wins, the Lakers improved their overall record to 13-5 as they are in the midst of a five-game winning streak.
Usually, when a team brings back zero starters and loses even more rotation players to graduation from one season to another, the outlook is not particularly bright for the upcoming campaign.
Such was the case with the transition from the 2016-17 Grand Valley State women's basketball team to the 2017-18 team. At that point, there was not exactly a championship vibe floating around Allendale.
Comedian Drew Lynch visited Grand Rapids on Tuesday, March 13, to deliver a free stand-up performance hosted by LaughFest and Grand Valley State University's Spotlight Productions.