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Since 2008, Grand Valley State University has been conducting an annual art exchange with Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech) in Seoul, South Korea. This year, GVSU will host another collection of student art from the university, in turn with art from GVSU being displayed in SeoulTech.
In early-season GLIAC action, the Grand Valley State women’s lacrosse team had quite the journey. On Friday, March 23, the team traveled to Marquette to take on Northern Michigan University, and their weekend finale in St. Paul, Minnesota, was against Concordia St. Paul on Sunday, March 25.
GVSU walked away from the weekend with two more victories, outscoring both opponents 44-8 to improve their record to 5-2 overall (3-0 GLIAC).
St. Louis-based artist, curator, critic and editor James McAnally explores the many facets of what he considers to be art. On Monday, March 26, McAnally will be participating in an informal presentation of his work and leading a discussion at Grand Valley State University's Calder Arts Center starting at 1:40 p.m., as well as leading another discussion at the Avenue for the Arts’ Learning Lab in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, March 27.
After the graduation of seven core seniors from the roster, the Grand Valley State women’s soccer team now faces the challenge of finding a new identity before next season. In order to speed up that process, the Lakers hosted a scrimmage against the Division I Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, March 24, at the GVSU soccer field.
Nobody is feeling the sting of the cold wind in their faces more than the members of the Grand Valley State baseball team, which split a doubleheader against the Purdue Northwest Pride on Saturday, March 24. PNW took the first game 3-1 before the Lakers found their groove, taking the second matchup 6-0 on a dull, windy, 34-degree afternoon in Indiana.
With such a large number of students, it’s no surprise that Grand Valley State University offers as many extracurricular opportunities as it does. According to the Office of Student Life, there are more than 400 student organizations on campus. But with so many opportunities for involvement, the money it takes to fund the organizations has to come from somewhere.
The Grand Valley State softball team continued to look like a national championship contender Saturday, March 24, as the Lakers didn’t allow Northwood University to score a single run all day, winning the first game 9-0 and the second 5-0.
Each year, Grand Valley State University offers an opportunity for students in directing classes to apply to direct a show of their choosing. This year, senior Bruno Streck Rodrigues was chosen as the director for the one-act play “No Exit,” with performances running from Thursday, April 5, through Sunday, April 8, in the Haas Center for Performing Arts.
In early January, four Grand Valley State University students submitted their ideas to the Outdoor Weber Idea Pitch Competition, hosted by Weber State University. All four of them are now headed to Ogden, Utah, to present their ideas to a series of mentors and judges who will then determine a winner. The winner, chosen from a pool of 10, will get $30,000 to bring their idea to life.
Possibly unbeknown to many, the contributions to art and popular culture created by those who identify as transgender are often swept under the rug and left unreported.
On Tuesday, March 20, Grand Valley State University welcomed Chris Vargas, an interdisciplinary artist and video maker. With humor and irony, Vargas delivered a keynote speech highlighting the difficulties and trials that transgender people face in terms of lack of representation in popular culture.
As the U.S. political divide continues to stretch further and further, questions can be asked about where political stances are heading. A lecture on the changing U.S. social order, titled “From Social Democracy to Neoliberalism,” will take place Friday, March 23, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2263.
A new plan is being designed in the city of Grand Rapids to remove the Sixth Street Dam and five other smaller dams. Jay Steffen, assistant planning director for the city of Grand Rapids, detailed the specifics of the new plan at the “Grand River Corridor Planning” event that took place Monday, March 19, in Mackinac Hall.
The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University is receiving a generous gift from namesake and co-founder Dorothy Johnson. Over the years, she has been consistently active in the betterment of the center, and her latest contribution will pour nearly half a million dollars into the creation of the Dorothy A. Johnson Philanthropy Innovation Fund.
Just recently, Mississippi passed a bill that gave the state the strictest abortion laws in the U.S., banning most abortions after 15 weeks. (A day after the bill was signed, a judge temporarily blocked it until more arguments could be heard.) Besides being considered unconstitutional by many, this bill represents nothing but an arbitrary limitation on women who need help. Proponents of this agenda like to claim they are protecting the unborn and that these little lives matter, but I would argue that they are missing the bigger picture.
From youth sports to weight training, I have always been interested in fitness. To me, working out is like therapy; the gym is where I go to push my personal boundaries and to better myself. Of course, a very important part of fitness is setting goals, and to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t very good at goal setting until just recently.
Spoken-word poet Kavindu (Kavi) Ade will be bringing their talent to Grand Valley State University on Thursday, March 29, at 6 p.m. The event will be held in the Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center Multipurpose Room
Lynn “Chick” Blue, vice president for enrollment development at Grand Valley State University, announced her intention to retire from the university at the end of 2018. Her retirement will conclude a 50-year journey at GVSU.
Grand Valley State University will host the return of journalism alumna Marisa Kwiatkowski, who will share her experience breaking the Larry Nassar/USA Gymnastics story while working as an investigative reporter with The Indianapolis Star.
What does it mean to be a Laker for a Lifetime? There are many ways to live out this phrase at Grand Valley State University, but one of the annual ways to do it is by participating in Community Outreach Week.
The Grand Valley State University women, gender and sexuality (WGS) studies department is set to host a celebration in honor of March being Feminist History Month on Wednesday, March 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2270.