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How often do most people take the time to think about death or life-limiting illness? These are subjects that are often avoided in conversation and education due to the difficulties involved in addressing them among larger groups of people.
Grand Valley State University began a program to fill this gap after a 2014 report by the Institute of Medicine highlighted several improvements that could be made to palliative and hospice care for patients and their families.
When one thinks of death, celebration is often among the last things on their mind. However, in some cultures, death is merely a stage of life, and celebrating is a part of moving on in the cycle of life.
To celebrate those who have passed away, as well as show a unique aspect of another culture, the Grand Valley State University department of Latin American and Latino/a studies is hosting a "Dia de los Muertos"—or "Day of the Dead"—celebration Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the lobby of the Glenn A. Niemeyer Learning and Living Center.
The No. 14 Grand Valley State Lakers defeated the Northern Michigan University Wildcats on a chilly, rainy Saturday by a score of 28-3 in their first home game since September. With the Oct. 28 Homecoming win, the Lakers improve to 7-2 (6-1 GLIAC) on the season, while the Wildcats drop to 1-7 (1-6 GLIAC).
Grand Valley State University will welcome back a Laker who has had a world-changing experience. Tommy Remengesau, a GVSU alumnus who is now president of the Republic of Palau, will be visiting campus Wednesday, Nov. 1, for a motivational and informational presentation from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room
The Grand Valley State soccer team (15-3, 9-0 GLIAC) dropped its final regular-season contest against Ferris State (11-7, 6-3 GLIAC) by a score of 1-0 Friday, Oct. 27, thus ending their streak of victories.
For the fourth annual Grand Valley Lanthorn ride-along with the Grand Valley State University Police Department, staff writer Karina Lloyd and Image Editor Emily Frye were invited to spend Homecoming evening with Sgt. Jeff Stoll, the officer on duty.
At college campuses across the U.S., Halloween is one of the biggest "party" holidays of the year, and Grand Valley State University is no exception. Halloween offers the rare opportunity for students to dress in outlandish costumes without breaking basic social rules. Couple that inhibition with alcohol, bass-heavy music and "spooky"-themed decor, and you have all the ingredients for a classic college party.
In an effort to start a conversation about the different opportunities and challenges that women in politics face, Grand Valley State University invited seven different female politicians, both at the local and state level, to participate in a panel discussion.
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?