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When GVSU athletic programs begin their recruiting search, there’s a consensus on the three distinct qualities that separate Lakers from athletes in any other program: dominating in their sport, going above and beyond in the classroom, and being willing and passionate about giving back to the community.
Recently graduated GVSU soccer player Clare Carlson not only checked all three boxes, but she did so in fashion as she was recently awarded NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30 Honoree in Indianapolis, Indiana, Sunday, Oct. 22.
The Latino Student Union (LSU) invites Grand Valley State University students to enjoy the Sábado Gigante dinner dance Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. The event promises a re-creation of the popular Spanish-language reality show "Sábado Gigante," the longest-running television variety series ever. There will be food provided and an open dance floor later in the evening.
While composer Johann Sebastian Bach may be known for his grand orchestral movements, sometimes overlooked are his cello compositions. These pieces of music, made for the solo cello player, are what inspired cellist Christopher Hutton to bring the pieces and their lasting influence to the stage.
Coming to Grand Valley State University Friday, Nov. 3, Hutton will be performing his set at the Haas Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m.
The cult classic film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is coming to Grand Valley State University. The annual GVSU showing of the film will take place in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 9 p.m. Admission to the showing is free, and snacks will be provided.
Grand Valley State wrapped up its weekend in the best way possible, dominating Ashland University on the road 3-0 Saturday, Oct. 28, to push the team's winning streak to five games.
The Grand Valley State women’s tennis team traveled to Midland, Michigan, this weekend to participate in the GLIAC Tournament. For the second time in program history, the Lakers took home the GLIAC Tournament title after sweeping the competition Friday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Oct. 29.
Grand Valley State volleyball continued its winning streak Friday, Oct. 27, as the team took down the Tiffin University Dragons 3-2.
Cosmetic products are "pretty" makers: They’re supposed to make our skin look flawless, our lips look bigger and our eyes look more vivid. However, underneath all the glitter and beauty lies a very gruesome truth: Our artificial prettiness is a product of the lives and well-being of animals.
Following the "Zapatos Rojos" (or "Red Shoes") installation created by artist Elina Chauvet to raise awareness about violence toward women, Grand Valley State University held a panel on the same topic Monday, Oct. 23.
This discussion could not have been more timely, considering the snowballing power of the "#MeToo" movement that has been circling social media for the past few weeks.
To serve as a bridge between the classroom and the work room, Grand Valley State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is holding a series of lectures hosted by the Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Program. Speakers from 13 CLAS departments will be on GVSU campuses Thursday, Oct. 26, and Friday, Oct. 27, to share their experiences as Laker alumni.
Given that domestic violence, sexual assault and gender equity continue to be prevalent issues throughout the U.S. and across the globe, Grand Valley State University gave several speakers the opportunity to address these issues Monday, Oct. 23, as part of a panel on violence against women.
When the No. 14-ranked Grand Valley State Lakers lost to the rival Ferris State Bulldogs, who moved up to No. 7 in the country after the win, the vibe in the locker room was unenviable. It was only their first conference loss and second overall, but there are just some games that teams circle to start the season and hype up to be more important than the others, right?
One of the most storied runners in Grand Valley State history is looking for a storybook ending to his career.
The GVSU men’s cross country team is coming off a big weekend at the GLIAC Championships. They won the GLIAC Championship as a team, and the standout individual was senior runner Wuoi Mach. Mach finished second in the men’s division with a time of 24:40.4 in the 8K.
It’s been quite a career for Grand Valley State volleyball middle blocker Sydney Doby. The senior has started every one of GVSU's matches so far this season, and she has accepted her leadership role in fashion.
After having a few weeks off from competition, the Grand Valley State women’s golf team packed their bags and headed to Old Hickory, Tennessee, to compete in the Music City Fall Invite Monday, Oct. 23, through Tuesday, Oct. 24.
In September, Anne Marie Fauvel, adviser for the Grand Valley State University Beekeepers club and professor of environmental studies and liberal studies, traveled beyond the fields of Western Michigan to Slovenia, in central Europe, to further her professional development. It was there that she learned more about beekeeping and additional beekeeping management practices.
As part of the 15th annual Fall Arts Celebration at Grand Valley State University, a poetry night will be held. The event, “An Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Jane Hirshfield and Dan Gerber,” will take place Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the L.V. Eberhard Center on GVSU’s Pew Campus.
People will soon have the opportunity to watch a collection of foreign movies when Grand Valley State University's and Grand Rapids Community College’s French programs host their 2nd annual Tournées Film Festival from Monday, Oct. 30, to Friday, Nov. 17.
Approximately 30 attendees gathered to experience the annual conference hosted by the student organization Revive at Grand Valley State University Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Kirkhof Center. The conference, which focused on issues affecting minority populations, was a combination of five sessions co-sponsored by the Omicron Alpha Chapter of the Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc.
Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas signed an early assurance agreement with Central Michigan University President George Ross Thursday, Oct. 19. Starting in winter 2018, GVSU premedical students can apply for an early assurance of admission to the CMU College of Medicine.