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Juwan Starks, a senior guard on the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team, earned GLIAC North Division Player of the Week honors after his performance in two home victories against Northwood and Lake Superior State. Starks averaged 22.5 points in the two games and made 10-of-13 shots from beyond the 3-point arc.
Entering their final weekend series with a record of 20-4-3, it’s time to reflect on the Grand Valley State Division II men’s club hockey team’s successful regular season before the playoff frenzy begins.
High jumping is an art. Some are naturally gifted and others work hard at perfecting their craft to turn raw talent into greatness. Grand Valley State’s Hunter Weeks is the perfect combination of both.
The GVSU Shooting Club had a performance for the record books in the NRA Intercollegiate Indoor Metric Position Smallbore Rifle Sectional and Precision Air Rifle Standing Sectional Feb. 11 at the Jackson County Sportsman’s Club.The Lakers’ four-man smallbore team finished second overall in the sectional with a score of 1967. The air rifle team finished second overall as well, with a score of 2095.
Picture a flower pot. Inside lies fine soil and even deeper rests one small seed. With enough time and care, that seed will bloom into a ripe, green stem. From the stem blooms a flower. The stem is Grand Valley State’s women’s lacrosse team and the inaugural flower on the branch was its 2016 season where the team made its first ever NCAA tournament appearance. The Lakers lost in the first round to No. 4 Dowling College by a single goal.
Grand Valley State junior Chris Dorsey is a man of many talents. He can score, pass, play different positions, defend the rim and just about anything else on the basketball court. His most important talent, though, transcends the hardwood. Leading a fast break down the floor? Forget about it. Feeding a perfect pass to a teammate? That’s definitely up there. No, Dorsey’s most impressive talent is his ability to do one thing: work hard.
A search for the new Grand Valley State University provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs will continue, according to an announcement from the search committee Tuesday, Feb. 14. This announcement comes after five candidates have already given their visions of what they would do on campus if elected to the position.
The U.S. is a country founded upon the beliefs of freedom, equality and justice. When these don’t line up, people can lose trust in their government. This is why the Omicron Alpha Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. is putting on an extravaganza.
The world holds an endless variety of unique passions, and K-pop, a term defining Korean pop culture, happens to be one. The K-pop Group Evolution club at Grand Valley State University will present its annual K-pop Unleashed event, an upbeat showcase of Korean pop culture, Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room.
The 2016 presidential election sparked fresh debate about the role and potential of third parties in the United States’ political system. Is it worthwhile to vote for a third-party candidate, or would that be throwing away a vote? Is there any chance for a third party to receive enough support to break the long-standing two-party system? To answer these and other questions, the Grand Valley State University Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) hosted its first Democracy 101 event, “Elections & Two-Party Systems: Why Third Parties Have It Rough,” Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Kirkhof Center.
Talking to a professional in their field of interest can be nerve-wracking and intimidating for some students, but knowing how to connect meaningfully with employers is an important networking skill. To help students and alumni develop their professional communication skills, Grand Valley State University will be hosting an event called “How to Talk to Employers.”
For the ninth year in a row, Grand Valley State University has been named a “Best Workplace for Commuters” by the Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) program. This designation has been awarded to GVSU every year since 2009 due to the university’s busing system.
One of the challenges of being part of a global economy is learning how to communicate internationally with people from different backgrounds and viewpoints. Given the variety of cultures, languages and social standards in this diverse world, communication challenges can arise for several reasons during engagement with people from different countries.
Registration is now open to sign up for Student Scholars Day, an annual event where students showcase their scholarly or creative works to the community. The final day to register is Friday, Feb. 24. Undergraduate and graduate students can submit their work to the event and have it showcased in multiple exhibits at Grand Valley State University Wednesday, April 12.
It was no accident that Roy Wilson, president of Wayne State University, picked out a Laker Blue tie the morning of Friday, Feb. 10. Gathered in the Grand Valley State University Detroit Center for the Board of Trustees meeting, leaders from GVSU and Wayne State's School of Medicine signed documentation Friday to put the "Early Assurance" partnership program into action.
Across the United States, anti-abortion demonstrators congregated Saturday, Feb. 11, to demand the federal defunding of Planned Parenthood, and pro-abortion rights advocates responded in kind with their own counter-protests to express their support for the organization.
For those who didn’t qualify for nationals, the GLIAC Championship meet was the last meet of the season for the Grand Valley State swim and dive team. For those who did qualify, however, it’s time for them to focus and bring a national championship back to Allendale.
The Grand Valley State University art department will host the the 5th annual Juried Student Art Show Wednesday, Mar. 15. This talent-fueled celebration of student work will bring three professional art judges, all specializing in various mediums, to campus to help choose the winning pieces.
What is it about studying abroad that so many people find appealing? Is it the chance to travel and see other cultures? Is it being able to relate to the people of other cultures? Or is it just needing a break from the same everyday life of the U.S.? There are many reasons why someone would choose to study in another part of the world, and they’re usually pretty open to share them with you.
I have noticed, like I’m sure many college students have, that I’ve begun to dread gatherings with my extended family, meeting new people or even interviewing for jobs. Why? Well it’s not because I have a weird Uncle Herbert, a fear of people or even a bad resume, but rather because of the slew of questions I have begun to get.