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What makes people enjoy their favorite genre of music? Is it because of the melody or artist, or is it because of gender, race or even their age? Omar Lizardo, a professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame, spoke Friday, March 24, at the P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science about why music is a significant topic in sociology.
The Grand Valley State University Circle K International organization, an affiliate of Kiwanis International, will be hosting its third annual Disney-themed Murder Mystery Dinner Thursday, March 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Alumni House and Visitor Center.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is right around the corner. Observed during the month of April, the annual campaign is designed to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate on how to prevent it.
A hero for farm workers. An icon for the Latino community. A civil rights activist who would not stop until all people had their rights. César Chávez was and is an icon for the grassroots and civil rights movements as he championed unions for the underrepresented workers in California and across the country.
As part of a settlement reached with the Grand Valley State University chapter of Turning Point USA, GVSU has amended its policies on “expressive activities,” practically eliminating its designated “free speech zones.”
The Grand Rapids community is known for its surplus of soccer talent that advances to play at some of the top-collegiate programs in the nation. In 2015, the city formed the Grand Rapids Football Club to bring a professional men’s team to the rich-soccer community.
Providing students with rich, global experiences and friendships to last a lifetime, study abroad at Grand Valley State University combines academics with service to communities as part of the “Laker Effect.” With this in mind, the women, gender and sexuality studies department (WGS) and the GVSU Women’s Center teamed up in 2012 to start a six-week program held abroad in Cape Town, South Africa.
It’s no secret that in this topsy turvy world we live in there are a lot of differences in opinion. For example, who’s your favorite Disney princess? Mine is Ariel because duh she’s a mermaid and she pulls off fire engine red hair, you go girl. That being said, I totally accept your right as a human being to pick Cinderella or Snow White or whatever floats your boat.
Growing up there are certain movies that act on you in certain ways. For me, when I was young it was Toy Story. I didn’t like the idea that my toys would be all by their lonesome when I was gone, so the fact that these toys led somewhat of a life outside of their owner’s made me happy.
In a university setting, it's not unusual for students to have concerns about policies or to disagree with administration on certain issues. In fact, these differences can be beneficial to harboring a more inclusive campus environment for students, faculty and staff. But in order to turn criticism into growth, both parties have to be constructive in working together to accommodate a change that will work for everyone.
The Grand Valley State men’s and women’s tennis teams both dropped its first match since returning from its spring break trip to Orlando. The men’s team traveled to Western Michigan where the Lakers lost 7-0 to the Broncos Monday, March 20. The women’s team traveled to the east side of the state to lose a tight 4-3 match to Detroit Mercy Sunday, March 19.
Heading into the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) was believed to be the strongest conference in the country and for good reason. The ACC broke the NCAA record with nine teams making the tournament, including one No. 1 seed and two No. 2 seeds.
Silence can show thoughtfulness, selflessness and maturity. It can also give others a reason to doubt. Grand Valley State junior hurdler and 400-meter runner, Jessica O’Connell, has seen both sides.
The Grand Valley State women’s club hockey team dropped both of their games against Miami- Ohio in the national championship series played in Columbus, Ohio. The Lakers fell 4-2 in game one Wednesday, March 15, and the Redhawks clinched the series win over the Lakers 2-1 Thursday, March 16.
There can be many ways to define success today. Most definitions include reaching a certain career status, attaining a specific level of wealth or reaching a sustainable level of happiness. But for two-year old Kaleb Fry, who suffers from a rare condition called polymicrogyria, success may be as simple as making it to the next day alive.
Heads turned, eyebrows raised and whispers crept around the Kelly Family Sports Center practice field. Bystanders confirmed with people who saw the time on the scouts’ stopwatches: 4.53 in the 40-yard dash. The time wasn’t recorded by a running back, a receiver or a corner. It was linebacker David Talley.
On a global scale, women can often feel disempowered or struggle with self-negativity. The budding Grand Valley State University student chapter of I Am That Girl, however, has plans to combat this issue.
For almost sixty years, the Feria de las Flores event in Medellin, Colombia, has been one of Latin America’s most vibrant events. Grand Valley State University’s Latino Student Union (LSU) will bring some of the event’s famous flair to one of its bi-annual dinner-dances taking place Friday, March 24.
An exhibit now on display in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons Atrium entitled “Graphic Language in the Library” aims to clarify terms students may be misusing or misunderstanding. Informational posters are set up detailing common words used during research and study that students may need clarified.
Nate Young, the senior vice president of global innovation at Newell Rubbermaid, came to the L. William Seidman Center at Grand Valley State University Monday, March 20, to give a lecture on the application of design thinking in business.