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Just 24 hours before their final exhibition matchup against the University of Michigan, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team stepped on the court to begin an intense practice Thursday, Nov. 2.
While the Lakers dropped the contest by an 82-50 final score against the Wolverines Friday, Nov. 3, it became clear that the focus for this season’s team is at an all-time high.
The 11th annual Grand Valley State University Accountability Report, which was released Friday, Nov. 3, at the GVSU Board of Trustees meeting in the Kirkhof Center, revealed that GVSU continues to rank well in the areas of graduation rate, retention rate, Pell-eligible students and degrees awarded in critical skills.
Despite the strong numbers posted in the Accountability Report, the most jarring figure has to be GVSU's appropriation per student from the state of Michigan.
Last Thursday, Nov. 2, the Grand Valley State University student senate voted in favor of a fall break proposal, which was presented to the University Academic Senate Executive Board Friday, Nov. 3. Jonathan Bowman, president of student senate, is currently in discussion with faculty and administration on the proposed calendar changes.
You Beautiful Black Woman (YBBW) will put a spin on boxing when they place hair stylists in the ring to show off their talent at YBBW’s annual hair show. This free event will take place Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room.
The Grand Valley State women’s volleyball team earned themselves another win after competing against the Warriors at Wayne State Saturday, Nov. 4. GVSU played strong in a tough match that ultimately drove the Lakers to securing the victory with a final score of 3-2.
Following their dominant performances in the GLIAC Tournament Saturday, Oct. 28, the Grand Valley State men's and women’s cross country teams each went on to capture the NCAA Regional Championship Saturday, Nov. 4, in Cedarville, Ohio. They will now advance to the NCAA National Championship.
The curriculum of Grand Valley State University’s nursing program, as with many majors, demands a lot of hard work and dedication. To help combat the stress of nursing school, the GVSU Student Nurses' Association (SNA) has been participating in the Transitions Mentorship Program for the past three semesters.
Words have the ability to empower. To spread this empowerment, a nonprofit organization called The Letter Project connects writers with struggling individuals to send uplifting letters around the globe.
The Letter Project is currently searching for a courier on Grand Valley State University’s campuses to spread these positive messages.
"Can Religions Collaborate for the Common Good?" That question is the theme behind the 2017 Academic Consortium Conference, sponsored by Grand Valley State University’s Kaufman Interfaith Institute. The event will feature global religion expert R. Scott Appleby, dean of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, as the keynote speaker, as well as a panel of four experts.
Arthur Vandenberg was a Republican senator from Grand Rapids who worked through differences in views to help create the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and other important pieces of foreign policy legislation. To offer more perspective on this, Hank Meijer, co-chairman and CEO of Meijer, wrote a biography about the life and career of Vandenberg. Meijer was recently at Grand Valley State University to speak about the book.
In celebration of Grand Valley State University’s Native American Heritage Month, Gary “Litefoot” Davis, member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and business entrepreneur, will be discussing ways to empower oneself and the community Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 5 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room.
Music reverberated through the living room of the Sage House, a Grand Rapids location for house concerts, for the annual Lamp Light Music Festival. Packed with people, the space buzzed with an intimate, friendly energy.
The sixth annual festival was held this weekend from Friday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 5. Held in the Eastown area of Grand Rapids, the house concert festival offered artists a unique space to perform.
Sixty-seven years ago, a revolution occurred that went overlooked for many years. For a long time, Puerto Rico struggled against the U.S., resulting in violence that plagued the island.
Grand Valley State University students will have the opportunity to learn about this untold story of politics, U.S. intervention and Puerto Rico from Nelson A. Denis, author of “War on All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony.”
Sookkyung Cho, Grand Valley State University assistant professor of piano, is an expressive pianist who has traveled around the globe to showcase her talent. Cho will be performing solo repertoire Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall in the Haas Center for Performing Arts.
In the U.S., we are overwhelmed with the idea of choice. We have so many options in front of us all of the time that it is hard to say no. This holds true for the food available to us, too. We have Chinese food, Italian food, Polish food and so much more. We have extra-large fries and half-pound burgers around every corner. While at face value these choices seem to be beneficial, I think the stereotypical American diet does more harm than good.
The Department of English at Grand Valley State University will host Robert Skloot Wednesday, Nov. 8, as he participates in and directs a staged reading of his play “If the Whole Body Dies: Raphael Lemkin and the Treaty Against Genocide.”
The No. 19 Grand Valley State Lakers dropped their pivotal week ten road matchup with the No. 11 Ashland Eagles on Saturday, Nov. 4 by a final score of 34-31. AU ended the game with a 29-yard field goal as time expired in the contest.
After their previous loss in an exhibition matchup against the University of Michigan Wolverines, the Grand Valley State women's basketball team bounced back beautifully in their scrimmage win over Olivet College Sunday, Nov. 5. The Lakers beat the Comets 106-19.
After hearing about the possibility of a fall break at Grand Valley State University, students may be wondering if any action has been taken and whether they can look forward to a fall breather next academic year. Student senate gathered for its general assembly Thursday, Nov. 2, to discuss whether or not the university should make room for a fall break in the calendar, how long the break would last and when it might go into effect.
Grand Valley State University will host a lecture series in recognition of international Earth Science Week that will feature alumni presenters. From Monday, Nov. 6, to Friday, Nov. 10, there will be presentations on topics related to earth science in Manitou Hall.