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Grand Valley State University is actively pursuing opportunities to diversify its campus and give students a global perspective. As part of this initiative, each semester, GVSU will host international students sponsored through the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) student exchange program.
As Opening Day in Major League Baseball was celebrated throughout the U.S. (and Ontario), the Grand Valley State baseball team finally made its way into Allendale for their first home series of the 2018 season.
The Lakers welcomed Tiffin University to the GVSU baseball field on Thursday, March 29, with a drubbing in game one of a doubleheader, defeating the Dragons 13-3 before starting up a 3-2 loss that had to be finished on Friday, March 30, due to darkness.
The Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center at Grand Valley State University has organized a talk on queer criminology that will take place Tuesday, April 3, at 4 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2266.
Grand Valley State University’s club To Write Love on Her Arms, which doubles as a nonprofit organization, held a "Breaking Down Walls" event to discuss the stigmas surrounding mental illness.
Growing up, I watched a lot of feminists get very angry about Barbies. Most of them were from TV shows or movies—sympathetic but satirized versions of the real-life women who were probably more angry about pay gaps and workplace harassment than the measurements of a doll’s waistline.
Is screen time always a bad thing? I guess that’s a subjective question in itself, but from the majority of news stations, parents and professionals, the answer seems to be overwhelmingly “yes."
Sadly, the greatest month in all of sports has come to a close.
This March has been one of the maddest in recent memory, featuring many buzzer beaters; the one overall seed getting blown out by 16-seed UMBC; and 11-seed Loyola-Chicago making a shocking run to the Final Four with phenomenal ball movement, excellent shooting and possibly a little divine help from above.
Local members of the West Michigan community, including current students, came together at the "March for Our Lives" to call on representatives in Congress to address what they see as ineffective gun-control legislation.
Mark Richards, chair of the political science department at Grand Valley State University, sees the student activism displayed in the "March for Our Lives" as an opportunity to get students more involved in politics and more civically engaged.
The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) at Grand Valley State University will soon be a thing of the past, at least in its current form. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center is in the process of merging with SASC in a move that some say will allow for a more effective use of both centers.
This weekend was nothing short of disappointing for the Grand Valley State men’s tennis team.
The Lakers lost against Northwood University 6-3 on Friday, March 30, and could not redeem themselves against Ferris State on a 7-2 decision on Saturday, March 31.
After playing their first seven games on the road, the Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse team returned to Allendale to take on a GLIAC rival on Thursday, March 29. The No. 16 Lakers took on the University of Indianapolis, the No. 8 team in Division II. The Lakers came in to this matchup looking to make a statement, and that is exactly what they did.
Grand Valley State University student senators voted against supporting a proposal for a smoke-free campus Thursday, March 29.
After splitting a doubleheader with the Tiffin University Dragons on Thursday, March 29, the Grand Valley State Lakers came out Friday, March 30, and swept the second doubleheader of the week against Tiffin with scores of 7-1 and 9-0.
After being canceled last year due to a contractual issue with the band, Grand Valley State University’s annual spring concert is returning and will feature All Time Low as its headliner. The concert is Thursday, April 5, with doors opening at 7 p.m. at the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena.
At its general assembly Thursday, March 29, Grand Valley State University’s student senate considered whether or not to support a smoking-ban proposal presented by representatives of different GVSU departments. A smoking ban (at least on cigarettes, not necessarily e-cigarettes and vaporizers) is definitely something GVSU should consider implementing.
For the sixth game in a row, the No. 16 Grand Valley State lacrosse team won, grabbing a 19-13 victory over the McKendree University Bearcats in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action on Saturday, March 31, at the GVSU lacrosse field.
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will speak at Grand Valley State University on Wednesday, April 4, to share her experiences leading Michigan's second-largest city.
Bliss will speak at 6 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room for the Venderbush Leadership Keynote. The Venderbush Leadership Keynote has taken place since 1999 at GVSU to honor the memory of the late Kenneth Venderbush.
Plans for the 2018 season of the Grand Valley State University Shakespeare Festival are already underway. This year’s performances will be “King Lear” and “Bard to Go.” There are casting opportunities for all students regardless of major or minor. Backstage duties are also available.
The USA Gymnastics scandal has sent shock waves through the sporting world in recent months. A highly publicized trial culminated in former USAG and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar being sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexual abuse in January.
“There’s this public perception of stranger danger, … but the vast majority of sexual abuse cases, the person knows their perpetrator; they know the person who’s doing it to them,” said Marisa Kwiatkowski, Grand Valley State University alumna and investigative reporter for The Indianapolis Star (IndyStar).
Kwiatkowski, alongside two of her colleagues, produced an immense investigation into USA Gymnastics and Larry Nassar that has garnered national attention. On Monday, March 26, Kwiatkowski was welcomed back to GVSU to participate in two separate talks.