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In early January, four Grand Valley State University students submitted their ideas to the Outdoor Weber Idea Pitch Competition, hosted by Weber State University. All four of them are now headed to Ogden, Utah, to present their ideas to a series of mentors and judges who will then determine a winner. The winner, chosen from a pool of 10, will get $30,000 to bring their idea to life.
Possibly unbeknown to many, the contributions to art and popular culture created by those who identify as transgender are often swept under the rug and left unreported.
On Tuesday, March 20, Grand Valley State University welcomed Chris Vargas, an interdisciplinary artist and video maker. With humor and irony, Vargas delivered a keynote speech highlighting the difficulties and trials that transgender people face in terms of lack of representation in popular culture.
As the U.S. political divide continues to stretch further and further, questions can be asked about where political stances are heading. A lecture on the changing U.S. social order, titled “From Social Democracy to Neoliberalism,” will take place Friday, March 23, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2263.
A new plan is being designed in the city of Grand Rapids to remove the Sixth Street Dam and five other smaller dams. Jay Steffen, assistant planning director for the city of Grand Rapids, detailed the specifics of the new plan at the “Grand River Corridor Planning” event that took place Monday, March 19, in Mackinac Hall.
The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University is receiving a generous gift from namesake and co-founder Dorothy Johnson. Over the years, she has been consistently active in the betterment of the center, and her latest contribution will pour nearly half a million dollars into the creation of the Dorothy A. Johnson Philanthropy Innovation Fund.
Just recently, Mississippi passed a bill that gave the state the strictest abortion laws in the U.S., banning most abortions after 15 weeks. (A day after the bill was signed, a judge temporarily blocked it until more arguments could be heard.) Besides being considered unconstitutional by many, this bill represents nothing but an arbitrary limitation on women who need help. Proponents of this agenda like to claim they are protecting the unborn and that these little lives matter, but I would argue that they are missing the bigger picture.
From youth sports to weight training, I have always been interested in fitness. To me, working out is like therapy; the gym is where I go to push my personal boundaries and to better myself. Of course, a very important part of fitness is setting goals, and to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t very good at goal setting until just recently.
Spoken-word poet Kavindu (Kavi) Ade will be bringing their talent to Grand Valley State University on Thursday, March 29, at 6 p.m. The event will be held in the Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center Multipurpose Room
Lynn “Chick” Blue, vice president for enrollment development at Grand Valley State University, announced her intention to retire from the university at the end of 2018. Her retirement will conclude a 50-year journey at GVSU.
Grand Valley State University will host the return of journalism alumna Marisa Kwiatkowski, who will share her experience breaking the Larry Nassar/USA Gymnastics story while working as an investigative reporter with The Indianapolis Star.
What does it mean to be a Laker for a Lifetime? There are many ways to live out this phrase at Grand Valley State University, but one of the annual ways to do it is by participating in Community Outreach Week.
The Grand Valley State University women, gender and sexuality (WGS) studies department is set to host a celebration in honor of March being Feminist History Month on Wednesday, March 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2270.
The Grand Valley State men’s golf team recently traveled to Lexington, Kentucky, to participate in the Saginaw Valley State Spring Invitational. The two-day tournament—held Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18—serves as a good measuring stick for the team moving forward against several GLIAC rivals for the first time this spring.
It’s hard to pick a defining moment of this past swimming and diving season at Grand Valley State.
This year's season came to a close after the men's team finished 11th at the NCAA National Championships, while the women finished 15th.
Simply put, if a team can’t hit the ball and bring runners home, that team will not win ball games.
Luckily for Grand Valley State baseball, they’re not in that position, and outfielder Jacob Gleason is a major reason why.
On Tuesday, March 20, Grand Valley State University announced the members of the president search advisory committee (PSAC) tasked with finding President Thomas Haas' replacement. Made up of faculty, administration, one student representative and others, the committee will assist a hired search firm to find the institution's next president.
As sports fans, we all have highlights from our favorite teams that we will remember for the rest of our lives. We all have those moments where we will remember exactly where we were sitting and who we were with when we witnessed them.
As a loyal Detroit sports fan, I've experienced more heartbreak than the pleasure of witnessing those moments in the past five years. But what I will remember for a long time is exactly where I was on the night of March 29, 2013.
The Grand Valley State women’s golf team can cross winning a spring invitational off its list after claiming a first-place finish at the two-day Saginaw Valley State Spring Invite in Georgetown, Kentucky, on Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18.
Grand Valley State University's Community Service Learning Center will host another edition of the Democracy 101 series this week. "Democracy 101: Periods Gone Public" will take place Friday, March 23, at noon in the Holton-Hooker Living and Learning Center.
As Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas announced his impending retirement in February, the GVSU Board of Trustees announced that the search for his replacement was underway. On Tuesday, March 20, the members of the presidential search advisory committee (PSAC) were announced.