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Winter break may have been snowy for most Grand Valley State students, but some lucky student athletes got the chance to come back with a few tan lines—and a ton of memories.
The GVSU men's and women's swimming and diving teams traveled down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a week of intense training at Nova Southeastern University. For head coach Andy Boyce, this trip is a great opportunity for his athletes to improve.
The study of paleontology is vast and exceeds far beyond the preconceived notion that the study is limited to dinosaurs. Explore the world of paleontology with Grand Valley State University’s biomedical sciences professor Laura Stroik at the January Science on Tap: Ask a Paleontologist event. Stroik will be discussing the passion and drive behind many paleontologists’ work and also what studying in the field of paleontology entails.
The event will be held Thursday, Jan. 11, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the SpeakEZ Lounge in Grand Rapids. Arrive early to ensure finding a good seat.
The Grand Valley State indoor track and field season began Dec. 1, 2017, just a little over a week after both the men’s and women’s GVSU cross-country teams competed in NCAA National Championships.
However, for those runners, the season never stops, as many of the cross-country runners also compete in the indoor season.
Grand Valley State University men's Division II club hockey players Troy Marrett and Lucas Little, along with head coach Mike Forbes, represented the U.S. in the inaugural World Cup of College Hockey tournament over winter break.
During the winter of 2012, then high school students Duane Lewis and K.J. Wesley began planting the seeds of Wild, which would later become Wildboyz, a clothing brand that is designed and operated by four current Grand Valley State University students.
Approximately 40-plus police officers, 20-plus firefighters and 20 to 25 volunteers participated in the Grand Valley State University Police Department’s largest annual training session designed to prepare its staff for an active-shooter situation on campus. As part of its yearly exercise, the GVPD partnered with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and other emergency organizations on Sunday, Dec. 17, to practice confrontation and rescue techniques. This year, local fire departments also participated for the first time.
Grand Valley State University recently received a $1 million grant for its new STEM support program designed to assist academically gifted students from low-income backgrounds.
Right now, at the beginning of 2018, we are all presented with an opportunity to look back at 2017, recognize its tragedies and its joys, and learn from them. We all have the opportunity to better ourselves and to make 2018 a year that is full of good instead of plagued with loss. In order to do this, let’s take a look back at 2017.
The world we live in today is bursting with information. Our everyday lives are saturated with news stories, trending topics and the hottest celeb gossip 24/7. This "CNN effect" can be overwhelming, but what’s more important is its connection to greater knowledge within the world. It’s a reminder that we all have a duty to be informed.
As Grand Valley State University concluded another semester, more crime statistics have been released by the GVSU Police Department.
The Laker Store has seen 21 cases of retail fraud, more commonly known as shoplifting, spanning from August to the end of December 2017. According to GVPD Acting Director Brandon DeHaan, 16 of the suspected individuals have been identified, with appropriate punitive action taken depending on the degree of shoplifting. The 21 cases signify an increase from the 10 cases that were reported by the Grand Valley Lanthorn in November of 2016.
The Grand Valley State University Office of the Vice Provost for Health and the Seidman College of Business Alumni Association have teamed up to survey health-care trends in West Michigan. On Friday, Jan. 12, the results of these surveys will be compared to those from other parts of Michigan, as well as the national average.
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.