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To say it’s only been a great season for the No. 12 ranked Grand Valley State softball team would be an understatement, as the Lakers extended their winning streak to 21 straight after a sweep of the Tiffin Dragons on Thursday, April 12. The Lakers’ winning streak is now tied for their second-longest win streak in program history.
The University Arts Chorale and the Cantate Chamber Ensemble will be performing in the Cook-DeWitt Center under the direction of professor Ellen Pool on Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m.
GradFest, a traditional event held before commencement celebrating students' success, will take place this week at Grand Valley State University from Monday, April 16, to Thursday, April 19. Both Monday's and Tuesday's celebrations will be held on the Allendale Campus in the Grand River Room (2250) of the Kirkhof Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will take place downtown at the DeVos Center Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall from the same time.
It’s a rough time to be a Detroit sports fan.
While cities like Boston, Philadelphia, and Cleveland are riding a recent wave of success across their major sports (excluding the Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Browns, sorry), Detroit has abruptly sunk from being a top three sports town in the U.S.
With the end of the winter 2018 semester coming soon, the Grand Valley State University Office of Student Life will once again host ExtravaGRANDza. This event will take place from Saturday, April 14, to Friday, April 20.
At Grand Valley State University, the "Laker Effect" can be described as an ongoing effort where students and staff work to positively impact the community, the state and the world. Recently, one of the ways the Laker Effect has been impacting the local community is through the GVSU Ambassadors of Environmental Education project.
Grand Valley State University’s Swing Dance Club has made its way back into our calendars for the organization's annual showcase, closing the semester with a night of performing. The showcase will take place Saturday, April 14, at 8 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room. T-shirts and carnations will be for sale as well.
Living in the Great Lakes State has made many of us take water for granted. We’re surrounded by a shocking 21 percent of the Earth’s fresh water, which means we never have to deal with shortages unlike the rest of the world and even the rest of the country. In the last week or so, many of the residents in Michigan have been protesting the increase in the amount of water allowed to be pumped by Nestle because they are worried about its consequences. Those people are right to be worried, but there is an even bigger problem at hand.
Sexual assault is a serious and prevalent issue on college campuses across the U.S. Children grow up learning strategies that are meant to protect them from that very threat, such as avoiding walking alone in the dark, never leaving drinks unattended and carrying around a bottle of pepper spray, among other things.
In 2009, former President Barack Obama declared the month of April Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and at Grand Valley State University, many student organizations are stepping up to the plate, educating fellow students and spreading awareness.
On Saturday, April 14, Grand Valley State University will host hackGVSU, a computer programming event, or “hackathon,” that will give high school and college students an opportunity to improve their computer coding skills. The event is in conjuncture with Blackboard Inc. and will focus on improving Blackboard Learn, allowing students to practice coding on a web application with which many are familiar.
Grand Valley State University graduate students have been working on a number of research projects over the last year. Several gathered at the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium on Tuesday, April 10, to showcase poster presentations of their research during the university’s eighth annual Graduate Showcase.
Since 2016, numerous protests and marches have taken place across the country, many of them dealing with issues viewed as being related to President Donald Trump. But just how many Americans are actually protesting, and what do these modern movements look like compared with the protests of 50 years ago? Recently, The Washington Post put out an article detailing a study on this topic.
The Grand Valley State men’s golf team traveled to Noblesville, Indiana, to play in the Indianapolis Spring Invitational from Sunday, April 8, through Tuesday, April 10.
The Lakers finished in second place overall in a field that consisted mostly of GLIAC rivals. This tournament would serve as the last tune-up for the team before next week’s GLIAC tournament.
More than 600 people have signed an online petition campaigning for emergency blue light telephones to be installed on Grand Valley State University's Allendale Campus. While these emergency phones might not be particularly effective, the sense of safety they would give students would be worth the cost of installing them.
Grand Valley State University will recognize the winners of the spring 2018 Laker Effect Challenge on Thursday, April 12.
In a day that started with snow on the ground, the Grand Valley State softball team was hot yet again, sweeping Davenport on Monday, April 9, in a home doubleheader, 1-0 and 7-5.
Senior Taylor Barrett and her Grand Valley State cheerleading teammates had one mission in mind when they set foot in Daytona, Florida, for the NCA College National Championship: Win.
Playing baseball in cold weather is not ideal. The metal bat stings the hands, the wind blasts against everyone’s face and the feeling in players' fingers is nonexistent. After all, the sport is meant to be played in the summertime under the warm sun.
Nevertheless, the Grand Valley State baseball team had no issue with the brisk temperatures Tuesday, April 10, as the Lakers clobbered the Hillsdale College Chargers 14-4 at the GVSU baseball field.
During a road trip to Columbus, Ohio, the Grand Valley State women's golf team finished in first place at the NC4K College Classic with a two-day total of 599 on Monday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 10. The Lakers took a five-stroke victory over second-place Northern Michigan, which shot a 604.
The Grand Valley State University organization Intersections Ambassadors (IA), who participate in peer education surrounding social justice, are accepting new member applications for the 2018-19 academic year until Saturday, April 14, at 5 p.m.