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Grand Valley State University saw another class of students become Lakers for a lifetime.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, GVSU held its commencement ceremony for the fall 2017 semester at that Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. More than 1,000 students received either their bachelor's or graduate degrees. Gayle Davis, former provost of GVSU, received an honorary degree for her contributions to the university.
The Grand Valley State women’s basketball team defeated the Northern Michigan Wildcats 66-59 after the contest went into two overtime periods on Saturday, Dec. 9. With the win, the Lakers improved to 8-2 (3-1 GLIAC), while the Wildcats fell to 6-5 (2-2 GLIAC). It was the first time the Lakers had played at the Fieldhouse Arena since Sunday, Nov. 19, remaining undefeated in Allendale this season.
Grand Valley State University seniors Sarah Byington, Coral Howard, Mackenzie Matyn, Leigha McDaniel and Hannah Suydam hosted their final dance show on Saturday, Dec. 9. From holding auditions for dancers, choreographing the routines and styling the costumes, these performers had a part in all of it.
Do yourself (and your grades) a favor and don't start watching these addictive shows during finals week.
Students could pay for their college tuition in about 2.6 months working part time and making minimum wage in 1968. Now, students face crippling debt, have more difficulty affording healthful food and find that they can't stretch their money as far.
As part of the Community Service Learning Center's Democracy 101 series, Grand Valley State University sociology professor George Lundskow discussed the reasons behind the cost of education and healthful living rising so dramatically.
All-night study sessions, last-minute cramming and excessive amounts of coffee—these are some of the many signs that exam week is starting. To help reduce some of students’ stress during this time, as well as help students prepare for their holiday departures, Parking Services at Grand Valley State University has made some changes to its normal procedures and policies.
Finals week can be the most stressful time during the entire semester. It may feel like 16 weeks of hard work come down to a handful of tests, papers and presentations.
It's this stress that often causes students to struggle. The pressure coming from classes, extracurriculars and other outside factors can make finals week a nightmare if it's not properly addressed.
We’ve all heard the saying "don’t judge a book by its cover." As a population, we are notorious for judging people based on their appearance, whether it be clothing, age, race or something even more minute. We do this in our own lives, but we also do this to people of power. The problem is that appearance has very little, if anything, to do with capability.
As the semester comes to a close and Grand Valley State University students prepare to head home for winter break, they will also be saying goodbye to a longtime faculty member. GVSU professor Faite Mack will retire from the university on Sunday, Dec. 31, after more than 40 years of teaching.
Grand Valley State University’s Padnos International Center will offer students a new and unique study-abroad program in 2018—Namibia: African History, Cultures and Environment. This program will give students an exclusive opportunity to explore the wilderness of southern Africa, encounter wildlife, camp in the desert and discover indigenous cultures.
There are currently six textbooks sitting atop my bookshelf. Some of them are old and worn; some of them are brand new; and, if I’m being honest, a lot of them haven’t been opened in a while. I wouldn’t consider a textbook to be my friend, and only sometimes would I even consider one to be helpful. They are long, boring and difficult to read, let alone comprehend.
Opening with the celebratory Quaker hymn “How Can I Keep From Singing” and closing with “Praise His Holy Name,” the Grand Valley State University Varsity Men’s Glee Club concert was all about coming “full circle." The concert, which took place Saturday, Dec. 9, was held in the Cook-DeWitt Auditorium.
Comedian Daphnique Springs will be visiting Grand Valley State Univeristy to perform Tuesday, Dec. 12, starting at 8 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center. Springs is being brought to campus by Spotlight Productions as a part of GVSU’s "exam cram."
Although it's still early in the season for both Grand Valley State basketball programs, the women’s team has come out to an especially strong start in their season and GLIAC play.
A major reason for that success has been senior forward Taylor Parmley, who was recently named the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week after two breakout performances against GLIAC opponents Wayne State on Thursday, Nov. 30, and Davenport University on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Christmas came a little bit early for the Grand Valley State men's club Division II hockey as they returned from the Goggin Ice Center at Miami University in Ohio with two victories. The Lakers won Friday, Dec. 8, by a score of 3-1 and again Saturday, Dec. 9, by a score of 5-1.
That’s the one word Grand Valley State men’s basketball coach Ric Wesley used to describe the Lakers’ final score as they dropped their game against Northern Michigan 71-68 in overtime Saturday, Dec. 9, at the GVSU Fieldhouse.
Just hearing the words “exam cram” can be enough to stress out college students. At Grand Valley State University, students scramble to write papers, finish projects and study for tests during the last two weeks of the semester, which creates a lot of pressure.
With this in mind, the OMA is hosting exam cram relaxation, a week-and-a-half-long program to help students combat finals fatigue. All of the activities are free and open to everyone.
The Grand Valley State women’s basketball team fell to the No. 18-ranked Michigan Tech Huskies 85-81 in overtime on Thursday, Dec. 7, dropping the Lakers to 7-2 (2-1 GLIAC) while MTU improves to 9-1 (3-0 GLIAC). The game was played at DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids for the first of three “Downtown Thursday” events this season.
The Grand Valley State women’s ice hockey club team finished up the semester with a successful win against Aquinas College on Friday, Oct. 8, at the Georgetown Ice Center.
At its general assembly on Thursday, Dec. 7, Grand Valley State University’s student senate gathered to vote on the Student Award for Faculty Excellence (SAFE) and the Laker of the Year award. Guest speakers Kristen Evans and Sue Korzinek also addressed the assembly.