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At Grand Valley State University, opportunities to study abroad are seemingly endless. From two-week trips to yearlong stays and faculty-led programs to non-GVSU programs, there is a study abroad trip perfect for each and every Laker.
Learn more about Replenish, the benefactor to this year's Battle of the Valley's fundraising competition at Grand Valley. Sharelle Arnold from Replenish talks with the Lanthorn about this food resource that aims to support those needing some support in the community.
As tuition and housing rates continue to increase, so does the age-old joke about the poor college student. The reference to being a 'broke college student' continues to be commonly referenced as students trash-pick old furniture, eat ramen and donate to BioLife for spending money. To struggle financially while getting a degree has almost become a rite of passage that builds character for those on the brink of adulthood.
In a generation where social media, the internet and technology are a major source of creation and consumption, we’re left to question ourselves which act we take part in more. I recently attended an event where a speaker spoke on the effects of social media today and the many benefits it has brought us.
For the last several years, Octubafest has showcased Grand Valley State University's Tuba and Euphonium studio’s brass instrument performance. The event, which is specifically centered on tubas, consisted of two main series of performances.
One series was on Wednesday, Oct. 17 followed by the second series on Saturday, Oct. 20. Both series of performances took place in the Sherman Van Solkema Hall.
Excited, depressed, underwhelmed, nervous and hopeful. What do these words have in common? They all could be used to describe Detroit Lions fans. The Lions have been an extremely average-at-best roller coaster so far this year, but at times they have flashed potential of a playoff team.
Through four games the Lakers have four wins in dominating fashion, outscoring their opponents this season by a margin of 38-8. In their games against Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill., GVSU used their depth and speed to overwhelm the Flyers on Friday, Oct. 19 8-2, and again on Saturday in the finale of the doubleheader 11-1.
For the past several years Grand Valley State University has been dedicated to creating a space for open access materials to broaden the resources for community learning. Grand Valley’s University Libraries currently holds over 40,000 items in its open access e-Reserve, and the libraries’ ScholarWorks service has seen about 5,120,509 downloads to date. These extensive resources are why GVSU is holding an open access symposium on Monday, Oct. 22 to celebrate and learn more about open access efforts.
On Friday, Oct. 19, the Grand Valley State women’s soccer team faced off with one of GVSU’s biggest rivals: the Ferris State Bulldogs. Through the harsh weather and 110 total game minutes, the Lakers were able to add another win to their record to improve to 16-0-1.
Two Grand Valley State University community members are performing high-impact research on the effects of specific shoes on running economy. GVSU senior Jordan Juzwiak, Clinical Exercise Science major, is working with Dr. Kyle Barnes, PhD and Professor of Movement Science, to test how different shoes can improve the running efficiency and economy of elite athletes.
To kick off the Grand Rapids Symphony 2018-19 orchestra season this year, the symphony opens with classical blockbusters and world-class soloists as well as Broadway's biggest hits, cinematic special events and salutes to legends such as Paul McCartney and Frank Sinatra.
The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping and soon enough there will be snow everywhere. It’s officially “cuffing season,” a term used to describe the time of year when people are most likely to get into relationships. After all, the snow is a lot more bearable when you’ve got someone to snuggle up to during those long, winter nights.
Modern entertainment comes in a huge variety of mediums, such as television, video gaming and even futuristic forms such as virtual reality. However, the modern home entertainment scene has its roots in the radio. From as early as the 1910s, radio has been a mainstay of entertainment and news, and one of the most notorious and important steps for radio entertainment was Orson Welles’ controversial broadcast of War of the Worlds.
On Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m., Grand Valley State University welcomed award-winning poets Ada Limón and Carl Phillips to share their unique and contrasting voices for “An Evening of Poetry and Conversation.” The poetry event is a part of GVSU’s 16th annual Fall Arts Celebration.
After a recent email scam floated around to students at Grand Valley State University, the Grand Valley Police Department and IT HelpDesk is warning students to watch out for phishing, the fraudulent collection of personal information via email.
Many students may not have noticed the small, grey arrow added next to files in Blackboard over the summer, but for the nearly 1,600 students with documented disabilities on campus, it may make a world of difference. The visibly subtle change comes as part of an additional tool added to Blackboard called Blackboard Ally, which has been increasing the accessibility of files since its first semester with a full student body this fall.
On a day where the Wolverines traveled to East Lansing and the Chippewas hosted the Broncos, it would have been easy for the game between the No. 8 ranked Grand Valley State Lakers and the surprising Davenport Panthers - who both came in 6-1 (3-1 GLIAC) - to be buried in the football commotion on Saturday, Oct. 20.
“How much lower can you get than slavery?”
East versus West, Cardinals versus Lakers, Grand Valley versus Saginaw Valley.
Many first year college students find themselves struggling with lack of retention strategies. From not being able to recall information taught in lecture to not being able to relate what was taught in lecture to out of class events, freshmen often find themselves in need of some extra help. This is why Grand Valley State University programs such as the new LIB 100 peer mentor program are created.