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For 15 years, Grand Valley State University's art publication Fishladder has served as a collection of some of the best art created by GVSU students. Released once a year, Fishladder highlights work from several branches of art, such as painting, creative writing and everything in between.
With an album due to release Friday, April 27, and music festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo and Electric Forest in her sights, artist and producer Elohim is finally bringing her work to Grand Rapids. Elohim’s U.S. headline tour, which began Friday, March 9, brings her to the Intersection on Friday, March 30.
The Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse team traveled to Ohio and West Virginia to take on GLIAC rival Tiffin University on Friday, March 16, and Wheeling Jesuit on Sunday, March 18.
The Lakers would first come away with a blowout 20-10 victory over Tiffin, later closing the weekend with a 22-11 win over Wheeling Jesuit. These wins bring GVSU’s record to 3-2 on the season and also mark the team’s first GLIAC game and win of the season.
If you haven’t heard, Toys "R" Us is officially closing its doors forever after the company’s September bankruptcy filing was followed up by a financially disappointing holiday season. Parents and children across the country are mourning the loss of such a beloved chain (though apparently not beloved enough for people to actually purchase its products).
As Grand Valley State University continues to encourage students to study abroad, students have the opportunity to learn about how to address issues of identity in new surroundings.
"Navigating Roles Abroad" is a discussion that will be led by a panel of returned Peace Corps volunteers and study-abroad alumni and faculty. The discussion will take place Wednesday, March 21, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room.
Grand Valley State University's student senate announced that funding requests for student organizations between July 1 and Oct. 1 need to be submitted between Monday, March 19, and Monday, April 9.
Without a cloud in the sky and temperatures reaching the upper 40s, the No. 23 ranked Grand Valley State softball team was finally greeted by their fans during the team’s home-opening doubleheader against Ferris State on Sunday, March 18.
Fueled by more great pitching performances by Allison Lipovsky and Allie Grys, the Lakers shut out the Bulldogs, winning their contests 3-0 and 2-0, respectively.
On a chilly afternoon in Romeoville, Illinois, the Lakers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead starting with an RBI single off the bat of first baseman Ryan Blake-Jones. Three batters later, third baseman Ricky Clark reached on a bases-loaded error, allowing two unearned runs to score. The three first-inning runs would be all the Lakers needed, but they managed to score twice more in the fifth inning, once again courtesy of a Blake-Jones RBI single.
Grand Valley State University’s Design Thinking Academy is looking for applicants for the fall semester. The academy, headed by director John Berry, is looking to accept 20 new members, and at less than a year old, it has already attracted the interest of many students.
The DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium was packed with intelligent energy Friday, March 16, for TEDxGVSU's independently organized TEDx event, which gave Grand Rapids employees and GVSU professors and graduates a chance to share their ideas worth spreading.
Without a doubt, one of the most highly anticipated events in sports every spring is the National Football League Draft. Every April, the top college football players in the country nervously await to hear their phones ring with confirmation that they’ve been selected or have garnered interest in being signed to a professional contract.
Last April, Grand Valley State University junior Natalie Masterton was getting ready to move back home for the summer when she received a phone call: A friend from home had just committed suicide.
Plans for the 2018 season of the Grand Valley State University Shakespeare Festival are already underway. This year’s performances will be “King Lear” and “Bard to Go.” There are casting opportunities for all students regardless of major or minor. Backstage duties are also available.
The Grand Valley State men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed in the 2018 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, as the top finishing GLIAC members for both the men and women. The Laker men finished 11th with 136 points, while the women finished 15th with 81 points. Queens (North Carolina) won both the men's and women's titles.
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).