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Grand Valley State University students looking to become more involved with clubs and other student organizations will have the chance to do so early on in the winter semester.
Campus Life Night (CLN) 2.0 will take place on Friday, Jan. 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center. The building will open its doors once more to students who may be interested in joining new organizations this semester.
The new year brings new programs and leadership to Grand Valley State University. This past year, GVSU received a federal grant worth $1.3 million to establish new veteran education programming, resulting in the creation of the TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) office, and now a director has been appointed to lead the VUB.
Traveling abroad as a student can be an exciting and life-changing experience, but it is not free of challenges. At the "Being Black and Brown Abroad" event, Grand Valley State University students of color will be sharing their unique experiences in diverse locations around the globe.
The event will take place Friday, Jan. 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room. It is LIB 100- and 201-approved, and there will be free food following the program.
Grand Valley State University art professor Virginia Jenkins has spent more than two decades painting landscapes, many of which are inspired by her travels across the U.S. Now through Friday, March 2, a collection of these landscapes will be displayed in the Red Wall Gallery of Lake Ontario Hall.
With the commencement of 2018, the Grand Valley State University community should take a step back and assess if it is moving forward in a way that is most beneficial to students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. 2018 will also be a year to see how university administration will handle landmark national policy changes at the local level and fulfill old promises.
January is finally upon us, which usually marks the time of year when the Detroit Lions have stopped playing football and have started looking toward the draft. And this year was just like any other, as the Lions’ week 17 season finale with the Green Bay Packers meant absolutely nothing, wrapping up yet another disappointing Lions season.
The Grand Valley State University Career Center will hold an event designed to assist students with finding employment on campus on Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center, Room 205A.
The Grand Valley State women’s basketball team dominated their rival Saginaw Valley State Cardinals by a score of 70-48 in their first home game of 2018. The victory is the Lakers’ sixth straight with the last five all coming by double digits. With the win, GVSU improved to 13-2 (6-1 GLIAC), while SVSU fell to 3-11 (3-4 GLIAC).
Creators of all kinds follow a similar process of being inspired, creating, revising and repeating until the product is satisfactory. For artist Herbert Murrie, his entire artistic career focuses on the cycle of creation and revision, a notion that Joel Zwart, Grand Valley State University curator of exhibitions, said will be captured in “Ebb and Flow: Explorations in Painting by Herbert Murrie,” opening Monday, Jan. 15, as the GVSU Art Gallery’s next exhibition.
The Grand Valley State women's basketball team went on a crushing winning streak over winter break.
The Grand Valley State men’s Division III hockey team is hosting their third annual Hockey Fights Cancer Event on Saturday, Jan. 27. The team will take on Hope College at 4:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Ice Arena.
With their improved defense and newly discovered effort throughout the team, the Lakers defeated a physical SVSU team 81-66 to bring their record to 8-7 (3-4 GLIAC) on the season and extend their winning streak to five games.
The Lanthorn sports staff makes its prediction for the Division I college football championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs on Monday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. ET.
After losing the previous six matchups, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball hopped on a bus to Hammond, Indiana, to face newly added GLIAC foe Purdue Northwest just two days after the end of the fall semester Saturday, Dec. 16.
Now through May 20, the Grand Rapids Public Museum will be offering the exhibit "Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids," organized by the American Museum of Natural History.
While studying abroad, many students use photography to document their experiences. In 2016, Grand Valley State University graduate Maya Grant traveled to India under a photography scholarship and is currently showcasing their photographs in an exhibit titled “Traveling with Bangalore Wanderlusters: Reflections on a Semester in India.” The exhibition is displayed in the Blue Wall Gallery in the Richard M. DeVos Center in Grand Rapids.
Grand Valley State University saw another class of students become Lakers for a lifetime.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, GVSU held its commencement ceremony for the fall 2017 semester at that Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. More than 1,000 students received either their bachelor's or graduate degrees. Gayle Davis, former provost of GVSU, received an honorary degree for her contributions to the university.
The Grand Valley State women’s basketball team defeated the Northern Michigan Wildcats 66-59 after the contest went into two overtime periods on Saturday, Dec. 9. With the win, the Lakers improved to 8-2 (3-1 GLIAC), while the Wildcats fell to 6-5 (2-2 GLIAC). It was the first time the Lakers had played at the Fieldhouse Arena since Sunday, Nov. 19, remaining undefeated in Allendale this season.
Grand Valley State University seniors Sarah Byington, Coral Howard, Mackenzie Matyn, Leigha McDaniel and Hannah Suydam hosted their final dance show on Saturday, Dec. 9. From holding auditions for dancers, choreographing the routines and styling the costumes, these performers had a part in all of it.
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