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Care Allen, style consultant for Fashion With Care, has teamed up with the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) to present “Body Image and Blackness” and discuss the evolution of black body image. The presentation will be held Friday, Feb. 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Rooms 2215/2216.
A group of faculty members at Grand Valley State University recently took big steps in its effort to implement a new graduate program in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. The GVSU Board of Trustees approved the college’s request for a Master of Arts in social innovation, as well as the College of Health Professions’ request for a new Bachelor of Arts in communication sciences and disorders on Friday, Feb. 2.
After a tough road loss Thursday, Feb. 1, to the Michigan Tech Huskies 61-68, Grand Valley State women's basketball must have been listening to some Big Sean in the Upper Peninsula because they "bounced back" beautifully with a win against Northern Michigan 52-38 on Saturday, Feb. 3. The Lakers are now looking to carry that momentum into their games this week.
The upcoming Grand Valley State University Wellness Summit invites students to be focused on health this semester. Various departments and initiatives on campus will be presenting health strategies for students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held on the Pew Campus in the DeVos Center, Building C.
Grand Valley State University students interested in learning more about Grand Rapids’ sustainability initiatives will have the chance to do so next week.
The GVSU Urban Planning Association (UPA) is bringing in engineer Carrie Rivette, Grand Rapids stormwater manager and lead on green infrastructure, to speak in Mackinac Hall B-1-118 on Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. The main topic of discussion will be green infrastructure in Grand Rapids.
To educate students on what to expect when filing sexual assault reports, It’s on Us As Lakers hosted an informative discussion Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room. The organization partnered with representatives from the Title IX office, the Grand Valley State University Police Department and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office to hold the event.
Failure in college, as in life, is inevitable. The truth is that college is hard, and with so much information to learn, memorize and deliver, sometimes we fall short of our expectations. In a place where it seems like the only thing that matters is a good GPA, failure can feel like the end of the world. However, I think that failure might be one of the most important aspects of college. It allows us to learn and to grow not only as intellectuals, but as humans.
The Grand Valley State men’s Division III club hockey team finished its regular season this past weekend after winning its final home series against Adrian College 8-6 and 3-2.
These wins brought the Lakers' record up to a successful 27-7 overall on the regular season, setting them up to capture a high seed in the upcoming regional playoffs.
Four Grand Valley State University students, Katarina Samardzija (entrepreneurship and marketing), Zach Skogheim (entrepreneurship and finance), Luciano Hernandez (management) and Jordan Vanderham (engineering) are competing in the Outdoor Weber Recreation Idea Competition.
With the conclusion of National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 7, Laker fans finally got the chance to see the new faces who will impact our sports programs for the next four years.
But to Grand Valley State soccer head coach Jeff Hosler, National Signing Day was especially important for a dynasty that welcomed 15 new players to the ranks of this prestigious program
On both sides of the aisle, journalists, politicians and their supporters are immersed in the use of rhetoric. Without written speech and verbal communication the flow of information would be non-existent, so it isn’t surprising that the political realm has found a way to wield this power. Even people who don’t consider themselves to be "normal" politicians, like our current President Donald Trump, have found a way to manipulate words to suit themselves. In the continued wake of this year’s State of the Union, it is important to understand just what we’re hearing and seeing from our president.
With an 11-11 overall record (6-8 GLIAC), the Grand Valley State men's basketball team will have to play their best basketball during their last six regular-season contests to prove how successful they can be in order to clinch a spot in the GLIAC Tournament.
That first step to finish off the regular season starts against the Wayne State Warriors (11-8 overall, 9-5 GLIAC) in the final installment of the "Downtown Thursdays" series at the DeltaPlex Arena on Thursday, Feb. 8. Tip-off will start at 6 p.m., while the women’s game will start at 8 p.m.
For the second time this season, the Grand Valley State men’s and women’s track and field teams have swept the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) weekly awards, announced Tuesday, Feb. 6.
The economy and workplace are constantly evolving, and understandably, students' educational needs and desires evolve with them. Grand Valley State University has stayed consistent with meeting students' needs, adapting its programs and financial accessibility to accommodate both undergraduate and graduate students.
Major-specific honor societies have the potential to make a student feel proud and connected to the subject area they study. One major-specific honor society at Grand Valley State University is Iota Iota Iota (sometimes called "Triota"), which is a national women and gender studies honor society. Triota inducted its new members for the 2017-18 academic year with a celebratory induction breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Kirkhof Center.
Students at Grand Valley State University and Kendall College of Art and Design got a rare chance to team up on a recent project. Students from both schools combined their talents to work with First Build, a subsidiary company of GE Appliances, in a course offered last semester.
As cases of sexual assault have gained national attention, Grand Valley State University will be reviewing its own policies for handling cases and educating students on reporting processes with "What’s Next?: The Process of Reporting with Title IX and GVPD.”
At its meeting on Friday, Feb. 2, in the L. William Seidman Center, the Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees approved increases to the university’s 2018-19 housing budget and dining rates, as well as budgets for two parking projects in downtown Grand Rapids.
Renee Zettle-Sterling, professor of jewelry, metalsmithing and foundations at Grand Valley State University, worked with New York jeweler Jen Townsend to release the book “Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process” in June 2017. Recently, this book was named the “Most Beautiful Art Coffee Table Book of 2017” by ArtNet News.
When students decide on a career path, looking at what they used to do when they were younger can help them choose which path might be best suited for them. For Grand Valley State University senior and photography major Rachel Britton, finding a career path has been a back-and-forth process, but photography has been pretty constant in their life.