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While students were wrapping up their short Thanksgiving break and preparing for the two-week spring leading to finals, the No. 18 ranked Grand Valley State women’s basketball team blew out the Concordia Cardinals 86-42 on Saturday, Nov. 24 at GVSU’s Fieldhouse Arena.
On Tuesday, Nov. 20, Grand Valley State University professors Michael Drost and Tim Froncek organized a jazz concert that took place at the Louis Armstrong Theatre located in the Haas Center of Performing Arts on the Allendale Campus. The performance contained both a jazz orchestra and smaller-scale jazz combo performances, directed by Froncek and Drost. In order to organize the concert, the two combined their many years of experience with their respective directorial positions to help assist with directing, teaching and performing in every aspect of the event.
In the world of classic rock, few Michigan musicians hold the same fame and regard as Bob Seger. Hailing from Detroit, Seger has led an illustrious career, entertaining millions of fans around the world. Seger, through the Detroit Free Press, said “you can’t cheat Father Time forever” and announced that his most recent tour will be his last.
Grand Valley State University owns the largest public collection of Michigan painter Mathias Alten’s work, which is now available to students via digital library. The collection includes paintings, letters and various personal items and photos that students can browse from home.
Popular fast food chain restaurant Checkers may soon be coming to Allendale within the next year. For Grand Valley State University students and the community, this means another dining option, more opportunities for student employment and readily-available comfort food.
Grand Valley State University’s Frederik Meijer Honors College is currently in the stages of proposing changes to the honors curriculum. If adopted, revisions to the curriculum could be seen in the fall semester of 2020.
Grand Valley State University desire to ensure its students’ safety is a top priority in both on and off campus housing. Although GVSU’s campus does not have the notable blue phones most first division universities have, there are multiple resources available to students who need protection when walking at night.
Grand Valley State University's current transportation system operates through the Rapid bus system that connects several apartment complexes to both Allendale and Pew campuses. At a recent Student Senate meeting, the idea for expanding transportation into more parts of Allendale was discussed. Currently, the furthest west the Rapid bus can go is its stop at Becker and University drive. Student Senate President Rachel Jenkin and several local businesses are hoping to provide transportation for students that goes further west into Allendale.
While of the student body was at home visiting family for Thanksgiving break, the Grand Valley State men's basketball team was busy adding another win to their record, beating Grace Christian 87-70 in a home match-up.
The Grand Valley State women’s soccer team competed in the Midwest NCAA Regional Championship on Friday, Nov. 16 where they beat the Ferris State Bulldogs before advancing to the national quarterfinal, beating the Central Missouri Mules to advance to the national semifinals.
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On Thursday Nov. 8, Student Senate voted on a resolution to allow students to move an exam if three or more of their finals fall on the same day. The resolution was written by Student Senator Ethan Schafer to address the lack of policy surrounding multiple exams being stacked on the same day. The University Academic Senate and other faculty departments will review the approved resolution before a policy can be enacted. This resolution brings to light Grand Valley State University's complicated final exam schedule algorithm and how it is poorly affecting student's academic success.
Like many other reporters in 2018, CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta is not unfamiliar to verbal sparring with President Trump during news conferences. Unlike other reporters, however, a brief fumble with an intern trying to take away his microphone resulted in Acosta having his White House “hard pass” taken away, prompting a weeks-long legal battle between CNN and the Trump administration.
The Grand Valley State men’s and women’s cross country teams continued their dominant ways as they both took home NCAA Regional Championship victories on Saturday, Nov. 17.
“If we play our hockey, we’re a really hard team to beat,” said Grand Valley State DII men’s hockey coach Carl Trosien after a loss to Trine a couple of weeks ago.
November brings forth the season of giving, and at Grand Valley State University there is no shortage of opportunities to give back to the community. This past Saturday, Nov. 17, the GVSU Running Club did just that at their 10th annual Turkey Trot.
It’s Tuesday night during finals week and you have three exams tomorrow. You’re trying to study, but your stress levels are on the rise because you know that no amount of coffee can prepare you for six hours of testing. If this sounds like your version of finals week, Grand Valley State University’s Student Senate is offering a solution.
On Wednesday, Nov. 17, teachers and other educators from across Michigan gathered for the 34th Annual Fall Science Update Conference. Organized by Grand Valley State University’s Regional Math and Science Center, the event focused on encouraging students to pursue STEM-fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in hopes that today’s students can become tomorrow’s problem solvers.
The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners held its November meeting in the Kirkhof Center’s Pere Marquette Room on Thursday, Nov. 15. Ottawa County Chairperson Gregory DeJong said that the meeting was the first time that the board had reached out to Grand Valley State University in hopes of collaboration, making the meeting a historic one.
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance welcomed Dr. Chia-Ying Chan to Grand Valley State University. Chan is an active soloist and chamber pianist who has given solo performances and recitals across the globe.