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Out-of-state opportunities can be few and far between for college students and recent graduates looking to break into the job market. That’s why Grand Valley State University will be hosting an out-of-state teacher fair, giving GVSU students and alumni an opportunity to form connections with student-teachers and educators representing school districts from states other than Michigan.
Dancing has always been a form of expression. For people in the Dominican Republic, dance is a crucial part of their culture. Paul Austerlitz, an ethnomusicologist, visited Grand Valley State University to talk about why this is.
In the fall of 2016, many Native Americans in North and South Dakota fought against a pipeline they claimed threatened the quality of their water supply and the sanctity of their burial sites. Since then, many Native Americans and other environmental activists across the U.S. have joined the local tribes in protest against the still-prevailing pipeline. One such advocate, Winona LaDuke, will come to Grand Valley State University Thursday, March 2, to speak about her experience as an environmental activist and to enforce the importance of women’s environmental stewardship.
For a moment after turning in an essay, I feel relieved. As I leave class, though, the anxiety begins again. I prepare myself to play the waiting game. That span in between the deadline and the grade always feels so long. As much as we try to empathize with teachers as they tackle through the process of evaluating writing, we can not truly understand unless we provide commentary ourselves. We know the process is difficult, sure, but our desire for a response often gnaws at our patience and compassion. With diminished sympathy, researching and writing 10 pages can feel like a waste of time when the long awaited grade arrives with a simple 'good' or 'needs work.’
You’ve already chosen housing for next year, you didn’t give a marketing person your email address, and yet on a regular basis, a new email shows up your school inbox advertising the Lodge. Our student email addresses are a place for us to email people about university related things. I do not want emails advertising apartment complexes to be filling up my inbox, especially when I did not give them permission to do so.
How would you describe yourself as a thinker? Are you optimistic or pessimistic? Are you always looking with hope to the future or are you preoccupied with the worst case scenario? Are you satisfied with however you think, or do wish you don’t think the way you do? Like many other things in life, I believe there’s a certain balance between the two ends of the spectrum that we should try to reach in order to keep a clear mind in the face of life’s peaks and valleys.
In a previous Lanthorn editorial, we urged administration to be cautious when selecting a new candidate to fill Provost Gayle Davis' position. Since then, the university has been through five potential provost candidates, and none of them seem to have made the cut. With only two months left in the semester, we're left with questions about the search process and a sense of urgency as prime training opportunities for the new candidate pass.
What happens when you experience a life-changing illness that makes you rethink what’s important to you and how you’re spending your time? How do you reconcile your idealistic childhood dreams with the need for practicality as an adult? How should you view yourself knowing you’re one tiny speck in a vast universe? Guest speakers at TEDxGVSU’s inaugural event, “The Blueprints Between X and Why,” examined these questions and many others Friday, Feb. 24, in the Cook-DeWitt Center.
Grand Valley State continued its dominance of the GLIAC this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26, taking home the women’s indoor track and field title and taking runner-up on the men’s side. The women, ranked No. 1 in Division II, scored 160.5 points to edge out second place Hillsdale (96.5 points).
Renowned impressionist painter, Mathias J. Alten, spent the majority of his career in Grand Rapids, spreading influential talent and creativity throughout the city. Currently, Grand Valley State University owns the largest single known public collection of Alten’s work and proudly displays it in the George and Barbara Gordon Gallery in the DeVos Center on the Pew Campus.
Grand Valley State University will welcome middle and high school students from around Michigan who play or are interested in the oboe for a music-filled afternoon with the GVSU Oboe Studio in celebration of the double-reeded, woodwind instrument. The 2017 GVSU Oboe Day is a day-long event beginning Friday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m.
Many people collect different objects for various reasons. For some, like the football fan who collects club memorabilia, it is a way to express loyalty; for others, like for a stamp collector, they are proud of rare finds, and other times people collect items purely for the satisfaction of seeking them out and owning them. The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) opened the exhibit Finders Keepers: West Michigan Collects in February. This exhibit, created by GRAM Chief Curator Ron Platt, hopes to explore the idea that collecting things is creative.
In this installment of the Grand Valley State University Community Service Learning Center’s Democracy 101 series, Gary Stark, professor emeritus of history at GVSU, will focus on how Adolf Hitler was able to rise to and consolidate power in Germany during the period between 1933 and 1935, ensuring his place as the nation’s absolute dictator. The event will take place Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center.
Todd Williams, associate professor of psychology at Grand Valley State University, will be conducting a lecture titled “The Role of Fear and Anxiety in Social and Political Judgment: A Social Psychological Perspective” Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the L.V. Eberhard Center. “In the talk, what I’m going to be doing is reviewing the ideas of a cultural anthropologist named Ernest Becker,” Williams said.
The calendars are speeding toward March already, and many people who started the year off with new year’s resolutions have stopped. This is one reason the “Health Wellness Tech Expo” is being held Tuesday, Feb. 28. The Grand Valley State University Laker Store will host the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on its second floor. Here, people will be able to check out technology and foods that can improve their fitness regimes.
A new opportunity is available to science majors who wish to pursue a unique research opportunity at Grand Valley State University: the P. Douglas Kindschi Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Sciences. This year marks the first year where students in certain majors will be able to pursue a research opportunity during the school year. The Kindschi Fellowship is a $1,500 fellowship that allows undergraduates to pursue research while under the mentorship of a faculty member.
Partnering with Access of West Michigan, the Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business will host a poverty simulation with 75 participants. The simulation workshop is designed to provide insight into what living in poverty is like. The workshop will take place Monday, Feb. 27, at the L. William Seidman Center in Room SCB 1008 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Campus tours and student recruitment were the focal points of the Grand Valley State University student senate general assembly Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Pere Marquette Room. Talking about students and their role in the GVSU community, Jodi Chycinski, GVSU’s director of admissions, spoke about the working relationship between the Admissions Office and student senate, which included the formation of an advisory group for recruiting incoming and transfer students.
Many people have heard about the “glass ceiling,” the metaphor that symbolizes the invisible barrier that prevents many women from being hired to higher-level jobs because of their gender. But underneath the glass ceiling is another unknown barrier that hinders women of color specifically, a room with "Invisible Walls, Ceilings and Floors.” Roughly 120 women of color in Kent and Ottawa counties were surveyed by Grand Valley State University alumnae Shannon Cohen and Patricia VerDuin over the past year for a study that examined women of color in leadership positions and the difficulties they faced in the work force.
Big-name manufacturers roll out their newest technology and innovations every year during the multiple auto shows across the country. Whether they’re in Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Philadelphia or New York, the biggest names in the automotive industry try to outdo each other and garner a bigger share of whatever market they are competing in (full-size truck/SUV, midsize sedan, sport coupe, etc.).