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Several Grand Valley State University students aim to promote creativity and imagination by creating an arcade made of cardboard. Proceeds from the arcade will go to the Imagination Foundation. For $1, students, faculty and staff can purchase a “fun pass” that allows for unlimited play. The arcade will take place Thursday, March 2, at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. It will also be held Friday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Kindschi Outdoor Lobby on the Allendale Campus.
The Health Professionals Graduate Student Alliance (HPGSA) at Grand Valley State University hosted guest speaker Adam London, the health officer for Kent County, Tuesday, Feb. 21, to discuss public health issues in West Michigan. The event took place in the DeVos Center University Club Room.
GrandPR, a public relations firm run by Grand Valley State University students, is putting together a mental health awareness campaign that will focus on the five signs of emotional suffering. The students of this organization are competing in the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Bateman Case Study Competition with other student-run firms nationwide to spread this awareness.
Each semester, representatives from Grand Valley State University’s Parking Services try to meet with concerned students. They answer a barrage of parking-related questions many students commonly ask through surveys, phone calls or in person.
Since its inception, protests in the U.S. has not come in blips, but in waves. From the revolution of 1776, to the call of abolitionism in the 1800s, to the widespread fight against the Vietnam War in the 1960s, protestors have fought at injustices in their cultures and lives since the beginning.
A strong leader is someone who is willing to take risks for the betterment of the majority. A passionate leader is someone who takes the time to listen to those whom they are leading and takes all of their opinions into consideration. A wise leader weighs their options and thinks through a decision, instead of acting on pure impulse.The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University is striving to mold young leaders to have those qualities in its Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy (CLA), which is now accepting nominations and applications for membership in its ranks.
Grand Valley State University has 24 LEED-certified sites and structures totaling 1.7 million square feet, and newly added to that list is the Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a designation given to buildings and communities that commit to sustainable progress through design and construction innovation.
George Heartwell, former mayor of Grand Rapids, came to Grand Valley State University Tuesday, Feb. 21, for an event titled “Beyond the Paris Accords: Adaptation Planning and Local Government.” He spoke about his role in dealing with climate change at the local level, specifically as mayor.
For some college students, the most interesting discoveries they can make during their academic careers and beyond pertain to science, social studies or other fields. Some people, though, prefer to look to the past to learn more about human nature and how people operate. Hillery York, the collections manager for the National Numismatic Collection (NNC) at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, appreciates the opportunity to delve into the past through her work and share what she learns with others.
In recognition of outstanding advertising work completed by professional and student-level nominees, the American Advertising Awards (ADDY), facilitated a gala, hosted by the American Advertising Federation of West Michigan, Thursday, Feb. 16 at the New Vintage Place in downtown Grand Rapids.
Seniors Trevin Alexander, Luke Ryskamp and Juwan Starks played their final regular season home games this weekend. Time will tell if the trio will ever play at Fieldhouse Arena again.
Think back to a time when you were walking down the sidewalk or standing in line for something, and heard someone near you start speaking another language. How do you react? Were you interested in their language? Did it irritate you at all? Did you wish you knew what they were saying? Whether we accept it or not, language diversity is very common in this world. And although it’s not something anybody should feel obligated to do, there are benefits of knowing a second language.
In Lake Ontario Hall, there’s a line of vending machines loaded with varieties of delicious sweet and salty processed junk food. Last year, my fingers seemed to code in their numbers all too often as I was running late from class to work on an empty stomach. Ripping open a bag of Gardettos, speeding down the hall, I wished I had something a little healthier and more fulfilling, but the option didn’t seem to be quickly accessible. Still, I knew the product was a pretty wasteful and unsatisfying way to start the day and I felt some guilt, but I had to eat something on those days scheduled back-to-back.
Since the election, the political climate at Grand Valley State University has mirrored that of the nation: split, divisive and covered by a general cloud of uneasiness. Whether you love or hate Donald Trump, he will definitely be a president to remember. Something he has particularly emphasized recently is his war against the media, calling them the "enemy of the American people."
Looking for a good laugh? Find the funny at Dog Story Theater in downtown Grand Rapids. Dog Story, a small, volunteer-based performance venue, hosts Comedy Outlet Mondays (COM), each Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
What would life be like without music? Imagine it for a moment. No listening to music on the radio on a long drive. No music to dance to. Many people do not realize it, but music has a bigger effect on their lives than they may think. The New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University, an undergraduate ensemble that promotes modern-day music through different events, will be facilitating the eighth annual Student Composer Competition for GVSU music students.
The Great Lakers Intercollegiate Athletic Conference revealed the recipients of the Fall 2016 GLIAC Commissioner’s Awards with Grand Valley State athletes taking home four of the possible 12 spots.
‘Tis the season for NBA trade rumors. The Detroit Pistons have been no stranger to the rumors this year, and for a good reason. They’re not performing nearly to expectations and fans are blaming Pistons’ point guard Reggie Jackson.
The Grand Valley State men’s club hockey team (Division III) fell to the Michigan State Spartans by a score of 10-3 in the first round of the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference Tournament Friday, Feb. 17.
The Grand Valley State men’s club hockey team (Division II) can be proud to say they finished the regular season with a record of 22-4-3 after sweeping its final weekend series against Davenport. The Lakers won the first game in a back-and-forth 5-4 victory Friday, Feb. 17, while completing the sweep the next day with a 7-4 victory to close out the season.