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After a tough road loss Thursday, Feb. 1, to the Michigan Tech Huskies 61-68, Grand Valley State women's basketball must have been listening to some Big Sean in the Upper Peninsula because they "bounced back" beautifully with a win against Northern Michigan 52-38 on Saturday, Feb. 3. The Lakers are now looking to carry that momentum into their games this week.
Major-specific honor societies have the potential to make a student feel proud and connected to the subject area they study. One major-specific honor society at Grand Valley State University is Iota Iota Iota (sometimes called "Triota"), which is a national women and gender studies honor society. Triota inducted its new members for the 2017-18 academic year with a celebratory induction breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Kirkhof Center.
Last Laker Standing finals to be held Saturday, Feb. 10
When I was little, I looked up to strong female athletes. I idolized Mia Hamm, Abby Wambach and Serena Williams. They were everything I wanted to be: strong, powerful, graceful and passionate. As I grew up, I played a lot of sports and surrounded myself with athletes who pushed me and inspired me. I pushed myself not only to play as well as others, but to look as good as them, too. I wanted to be an athlete, and I wanted to look like an athlete.
It may be difficult for some people to see someone else’s point of view in a discussion, and this inability can make people feel a range of emotions, from anger to confusion. According to Lisa Perhamus, an associate professor at Grand Valley State University, if two sides “agree to disagree,” then a “stressing point" has been reached. Perhamus is seeking to break down the argumentative approach to discussions, which lead to stressing points.
To educate students on what to expect when filing sexual assault reports, It’s on Us As Lakers hosted an informative discussion Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room. The organization partnered with representatives from the Title IX office, the Grand Valley State University Police Department and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office to hold the event.
Grand Valley State University students interested in learning more about Grand Rapids’ sustainability initiatives will have the chance to do so next week.
Care Allen, style consultant for Fashion With Care, has teamed up with the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) to present “Body Image and Blackness” and discuss the evolution of black body image. The presentation will be held Friday, Feb. 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Rooms 2215/2216.
The upcoming Grand Valley State University Wellness Summit invites students to be focused on health this semester. Various departments and initiatives on campus will be presenting health strategies for students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held on the Pew Campus in the DeVos Center, Building C.
According to Debt.org, 70 percent of college graduates in 2017 left with student loan debt averaging $38,000. To help students from working families afford college and avoid taking on such an unhealthy amount of debt, Lynn (Chick) Blue, vice president for enrollment development at Grand Valley State University, has developed the Blue Working Family Endowed Scholarship.
In the continued wake of President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the 2015 Paris Agreement, some citizens remain skeptical of the federal government’s role in implementing goals to mitigate climate change and improve conditions in cities across the country. Marina Kaneti, Grand Valley State University professor of global studies and social impact, worked alongside four students to develop the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) compact, a system of goals that works to involve cities and local governments in achieving sustainability objectives.
Grand Valley State University's Asian New Year Festival will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. The festival will be hosted by the Asian Student Union in order to showcase the traditions of the New Year celebration from various Asian cultures.
A group of faculty members at Grand Valley State University recently took big steps in its effort to implement a new graduate program in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. The GVSU Board of Trustees approved the college’s request for a Master of Arts in social innovation, as well as the College of Health Professions’ request for a new Bachelor of Arts in communication sciences and disorders on Friday, Feb. 2.
It was a long, long bus ride home to Allendale for the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team.
After the seismic wave of damning victim-survivor testimonies in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, Michigan State University's staff, administration, internal review policies and reporting mechanisms are consequently being put under the microscope and scrutinized by the public. While MSU is beginning to suffer the (well-deserved) consequences of being called out for gross neglect of victim survivors, other universities are now being compelled to conduct their own internal reviews and investigations to avoid the public relations disaster that MSU is currently experiencing.
Imagine yourself in the shoes of NBA superstar Blake Griffin, playing for the same team for the first seven years of your career and set to become a free agent in the offseason following your seventh season. The offseason free agency finally comes around, and you hold the keys to your future destination. But before making a decision, you meet with your old team.
GVSU swimming and diving earns scholar team honors
The Grand Valley State men’s club lacrosse team has been one of the most successful programs in the school’s recent history. Last year, GVSU lost in the final four of the MCLA against Saint Thomas University, losing 13 seniors to graduation in the offseason.
Snow and all, this year's Presidents' Ball drew a large crowd of Grand Valley State University students on Friday, Feb. 2, with the theme "A Night of Masqueraded Mystery." GVSU students entered the DeVos Place masks-on and ready for a night of dancing.
Grand Valley State’s entire men's Division II club hockey roster should be feeling sore this week after their matchup with Adrian this past weekend. In what was arguably the most physical hockey game they’ve played all year long, GVSU held on to win 6-3.