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While there are many forms of teaching, finding exciting new ways to involve students can be challenging. Recognizing this, David Eick, associate professor of French literature and European culture at Grand Valley State University, uses the "Reacting to the Past" (RTTP) pedagogy in his classroom to teach students about significant events in European history and to strengthen language acquisition skills in his French classes.
After a solid fall season, the Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse team took home their last win of the season after sweeping University of Michigan (club) Saturday, Oct. 21, at the GVSU track and field stadium.
For students interested in attending graduate school, Grand Valley State University will be hosting a graduate school fair Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Henry Hall Atrium. Representatives from schools in Michigan and country-wide will be set up for tabling.
On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Lanthorn published an article written by Professor Steve Tripp titled "Why I will never 'anchor up!' with Louie the Laker." Due to the adverse response this article has created in my own friend groups, my essay disputes claims laid against facets of our Grand Valley State University culture. This essay will not focus on the opinions of Professor Tripp but will instead look at the logic and the arguments they brought to the table.
Being born a woman means being born into a legacy of fighting for equality. We have made huge strides within the last few centuries garnering things like the right to vote, the right to education and equal pay legislation. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, this equality is more of a facade than a fact. Even in the 21st century, women are plagued by sexual harassment and assault, as shown by the recent Harvey Weinstein allegations.
On Thursday, Nov. 2, Grand Valley State University’s Padnos International Center (PIC) will host its fifth annual Global Laker Celebration. The event will take place at 6 p.m. in The Waldron Public House in Grand Rapids.
While professional slam poetry can be intense, engaging and competitive, the start for many poets begins at an open mic. Grand Valley State University slam poets Rachel Jenkin, Annie Livingston, Jenna Sobaski and Michelle Roldan hope to inspire creativity at the “Roots of the Future Open Mic” Wednesday, Oct. 25.
Grand Valley State University alumnus and current president of the Pacific island nation Palau, Tommy Remengesau, will visit GVSU Wednesday, Nov. 1, to lead a presentation on current geopolitical issues.
In pursuit of their ninth straight victory this fall, the Grand Valley State women’s tennis team had to overcome GLIAC rival Saginaw Valley State during the Lakers’ Senior Day Saturday, Oct. 21.
Longtime supporter of Grand Valley State University Helen DeVos passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the age of 90.
The Grand Valley State University Arts Chorale and Cantate Chamber Ensemble will perform in a concert Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Cook-DeWitt Center at 7:30 p.m.
Donned with all pink gear and jerseys, the Grand Valley State volleyball team stepped onto their home court for the first time since Saturday, Sept. 30, to raise awareness for breast cancer.
The 20th/21st-Century Piano Festival will bring a range of piano students to Grand Valley State University’s Sherman Van Solkema Recital Hall Saturday, Oct. 28. There will be recitals throughout the day, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing into the afternoon, with performances by professors, college students and young performers alike.
Online College Plan, a website that ranks the top online college degree programs in the country, recognized Grand Valley State University’s Campus Links program as one of the top 10 programs in the country for students with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Fifty-seven years ago, 282 individuals put their minds and resources together to form what we now call Grand Valley State University. With a lot of hard work, they came together to raise an initial $1 million to purchase the original GVSU property.
Now, years later, GVSU will honor their hard work and dedication Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the annual Founders Day celebration. This tradition, which has been ongoing since 2013, is a collaboration between the Future Alumni Association and Laker Traditions.
Grand Valley State University will welcome Shireen Ahmed, writer, athlete, public speaker and sports activist, to lead a discussion on Muslim women in sports Tuesday, Oct. 24. Ahmed’s discussion, "Unveiling Greatness: Muslim Women in Sports," will be held in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2204, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
At Grand Valley State University, sustainability is a way of life.
Or, at least, GVSU administration and organizations are trying to make it be.
The Grand Valley State men’s and women’s cross country teams turned in a dominant performance this past weekend at the GLIAC Championship Saturday, Oct. 21.
Sometimes it feels like the only thing Hollywood likes more than making blockbuster hits is remaking those blockbuster hits decades later. "Footloose." "Star Wars." "Poltergeist." Every animated movie Disney has ever made. "Tron." At this point, it’s more shocking when an old classic hasn’t been reimagined for a modern audience than when it’s finally rebooted to cash in on nostalgia at the box office.
That being said, the announcement of "Blade Runner 2049" took me completely by surprise.
As the new NBA season finally begins, so do the expectations for all 30 NBA teams for the 2017-18 season. For the Pistons, those expectations have only been raised after a disappointing 2016-17 season.