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On Thursday, Jan. 31, the decision was made by Grand Valley State University’s Office of Student Life to cancel this year’s President’s Ball. The decision followed five consecutive snow days — a campus record. According to Associate Director of Student Life LeaAnn Tibbe, it was a difficult but necessary decision.
Despite losing their past six road games before Saturday, Feb. 2, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team was able to dig themselves out of a 14-point halftime deficit to upset the No. 7 ranked Ashland Eagles at Kates gymnasium, 60-53.
Grand Valley State University’s jewelry and metalsmithing program submitted artwork to represent the university in Wayne State University’s “Metals 2019” exhibit. The collection was comprised of metalwork done by students, professors and alumni from 10 universities in the Midwest region.
Subject to Change, a Grand Valley State University improvisational comedy team, performed at the Black Box Theater in the Haas Performing Arts Center on the Allendale campus on Friday, Jan. 25. The free performance was held during Sibs and Kids Weekend.
For the second time this season, the No. 15 Grand Valley State women’s basketball team has taken down the No. 3 Ashland Eagles in epic fashion.
The annual Asian New Year Festival has been celebrated at Grand Valley State University for 26 years. Its popularity has grown immensely due to elaborate decorations, dazzling live performances and tables filled with free selections of Asian cuisine. For 2019, they will be celebrating the year of the boar.
Each year, 11 Michigan universities and colleges compete to see which school can get the most people to register as new organ donors. This year, the Gift of Life campus challenge started on Wednesday, Jan. 16 and will end on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
According to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, 160,000 students skip school each day in fear of being bullied. Grand Valley State University alumnus David Theune has made it his priority to defeat bullying in the classroom through promoting empathy.
In the last week, Michigan has faced its coldest days since 1996, rightly claiming the week’s weather forecast title of Polar Vortex 2019.
On Tuesday, Jan. 25, students from any academic area interested in working for the FBI were able to get a glimpse of what that future would hold for them at the 2019 FBI Collegiate Academy held in the Loosemore Auditorium in the DeVos Center on Grand Valley State University's Pew Campus.
With a new congress sworn in this past January, members from Grand Valley State University will travel to Lansing to make a case for receiving additional state funding. GVSU President Thomas Haas and Student Senate President Rachel Jenkin plan to testify before the Michigan House of Representatives’ Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee on Thursday, Feb. 14.
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Grand Valley State University professors Paul Swantek and Robert Byrens performed a concert comprised of works from 20th century American and British composers. The concert took place at the Sherman Van Solkema Hall in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. This is one of many faculty showcases that GVSU’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance have organized throughout the year.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 was a monumental day for the Grand Valley State University community with the announcement of the university's new president, Philomena V. Mantella. Mantella's appointment as the university's fifth president and first ever appointed woman has the GVSU community beaming with pride, and rightfully so.
The Grand Valley State men’s and women’s track and field teams produced winning times, distances and heights in the GVSU Open and Cam-Am International on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27.
Grand Valley State University continues its commitment to health education through various health forum events, the most recent upcoming event will be held on Friday, Feb. 1 in the Loosemoore Auditorium. "Organ Donation and Plastination," the forum’s topic for discussion, is open to the public and aims to show the current realities of the organ transplant process. Presentations begin at 8 a.m. with a range of health and transplant experts from GVSU and the west Michigan area, the event will conclude at 9:30.
Over 4,000 students will attend this year’s Presidents’ Ball event. For more than three decades the Presidents’ Ball has been a Grand Valley State Unviersity annual tradition. The Presidents’ Ball is a celebration of our campus community and includes several special awards that are presented during the dinner program. The annual ball is hosted by both the university president and student senate president. Many university staff volunteer their time to assist in hosting this event.
The Grand Valley State women's soccer team has been no stranger to success in the last several months. With an appearance in the NCAA Championship game, winning the GLIAC title and a handful of team and individual awards, the Lakers have much to be proud of.
I was a writer for my high school newspaper in 2014 when news broke of the violent execution of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the infamous terrorist group ISIS. In our newspaper class, we took the time to talk about the risks of reporting in unstable parts of the world or on dangerous people.
The Grand Valley State University Lakers DII club hockey team started off their night with a little flair before the puck dropped against Michigan State on Friday, Jan. 25.
There are over 20,000 Special Olympic athletes in Michigan alone. Special Olympics, which was founded in 1968, aims to use the power of sports to empower and support those with intellectual disabilities. The organization supports over five million athletes worldwide, and is entirely volunteer and donation driven.