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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.
"Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world ... would do this, it would change the earth."
The quote above, famously said by American writer William Faulkner, perfectly symbolizes the events that occurred Wednesday, March 14, as thousands of students walked out of their classrooms in a protest movement over gun violence. This demonstration came after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed 17 people at a high school.
Grand Valley State's Allison Lipovsky was named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Pitcher of the Week for the week of Monday, March 5, through Sunday, March 11, per a release from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) the morning of Wednesday, March 14.
In terms of performance art, it is likely that dance is the form that is most commonly understood and appreciated by the general public. Soon, students will be able to experience this form of art through a performance from Indian dancer Sanjukta Banerjee.
As is proudly proclaimed by the trailer for the 2018 cinematic adaptation, "A Wrinkle in Time" has been a beloved children’s book for decades. The Disney film is exactly what you would expect a modern take on a cherished story written for kids in the 60s to be: a colorful fantasy amusement park ride, more than a little on the cheesy side. But being familiar with the book, I can’t help but think the film plays it too safe to live up to the ambition of author Madeleine L’Engle's original.
Each and every person has the power to impact their surroundings through their citizenship. This can be accomplished through voting or contributing time and attending community meetings. On Wednesday, March 14, Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies will host a Wheelhouse Talk about these capabilities each citizen has.
For the 2017-18 academic year, three faculty members from Grand Valley State University were selected as Fulbright Scholars: Lisa Feurzeig, professor of music; Brian Phillips, professor of sociology; and Jitendra Mishra, professor of management.
The Department of Visual and Media Arts Student Exhibition showcases student work on a variety of levels, ranging from art across multiple disciplines to the curation of the show itself. The exhibition, which will be held in the Padnos Student Art and Design Gallery from now until Friday, March 30, features work selected by faculty from various disciplines within the Department of Visual and Media Arts (VMA).
The political climate is something new to many of us Grand Valley State University students. In fact, some freshmen probably can’t even vote yet. But regardless of your age, if you weren’t raised in a politically active family, chances are that through primary school you didn’t learn much more than the three branches of government and the presidents on Mount Rushmore. With the 2018 elections coming up, specifically the race for Michigan's next governor, now is the time to start learning about our political system and thinking about how you're going to vote.