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As the end of the winter semester draws near, many students are readying to take the step from being a student to becoming Grand Valley State University alumni. In order to prepare the soon-to-be graduate students, a panel of recent alumni will come to GVSU to talk to students about upcoming changes that will take place in their lives.
On any given Monday or Wednesday afternoon this semester, in the D wing of Mackinac Hall, you can find 12 students spread across their classroom and the neighboring Language Resource Center rehearsing original Spanish scripts and acting with homemade puppets.
This is Spanish Laboratory Theatre, a 300-level hybrid elective for students who want to improve their language skills in a unique way, replacing academic papers with creative scripts, puppet building and live performances in front of elementary and college students.
As the self-proclaimed greatest country in the world, the U.S. is still falling short on a handful of things that any great country should provide. One of those things is universal health care. Fortunately, in 2010, with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, our government made an effort to make health care accessible to all. The problem is that even with this signed into law, many people still find health care to be unaffordable and unrealistic. That has to change.
It turns out the U.S. public doesn’t like it when you let shady political data firms who brag about having “a long history of working behind the scenes” harvest the personal data of 50 million people in order to predict voter behavior. At least, that’s what Mark Zuckerberg discovered when Facebook stocks dropped by 10 percent after just a week of controversy.
Grand Valley State University professor Lisa Feurzeig, who teaches music history, literature and world music, is set to report on research she conducted while on a Fulbright grant in Austria, focusing on different styles of performance in Austria, Hungary and Germany. She will give her presentation Friday, March 30, in the Cook-DeWitt Center from noon to 1 p.m.
Grand Valley State University has been honoring the memory of Kenneth R. Venderbush since 1999 with an award in his name and a series of annual leadership lectures. This year, instead of bringing in three speakers for the Venderbush Leadership Lecture, GVSU will be hosting Grand Rapids’ first female mayor, Rosalynn Bliss.
Four Grand Valley State University students traveled to Stanford University over spring break to participate in the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program at the Stanford design school (d.school). The four students, Dean Geschiere, Madalyn Slubowski, Meredith Filter and Haley Jennings, were selected as part of a rigorous training program leading up to the event and were among the 250 students taking part in this year’s events.
On Tuesday, March 27, Grand Valley State University announced the presentation times for the final four candidates for the dean of students and vice provost position.
At Grand Valley State University, there are students who have made this campus their adoptive home. To many, this might mean becoming a member of the Greek community, joining a campus organization or making friends with your neighbors in your dorm.
Intersectionality is defined as the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class and gender as they apply to a given individual or group of people. Grand Valley State University's Intersections Ambassadors focus on inclusion and social justice for all students attending the university.
There are many untold stories about armed conflicts worldwide, and the Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project aims to tell those tales. GVSU students are invited to join them for a showing of “Unforgotten,” a documentary about Vietnamese survivors of re-education camps. The showing is set for Monday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium.
Lanthorn staff members make their predictions for the March Madness winners.
The Grand Valley State men’s golf team was on the road once again this week, facing off in the Findlay Spring Invitational in Lexington, Kentucky, on Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27. The Lakers finished in a second-place tie with Maryville University, finishing with a total stroke count of 590 for +14 shots over par.
Whether you think it’s warm enough or not, it’s officially baseball season.
Although the Grand Valley State baseball team is already 23 games into its season, the Lakers (13-10 overall, 2-2 GLIAC) will finally hold their home opener against the Tiffin Dragons (8-10 overall, 2-2 GLIAC) in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday, March 29. GVSU will also play another doubleheader against Tiffin on Friday, March 30, starting at 1 p.m.
On Monday, March 26, Grand Valley State University alumna and investigative reporter for the Indianapolis Star Marisa Kwiatkowski returned to campus to deliver two separate talks about her part in breaking the USA Gymnastics/Larry Nassar story. A big takeaway from the event was speaking out in support of victims to bring about large-scale change.
In the world of collegiate and professional athletics, young men and women usually improve their abilities as they advance through their respective sports. However, when it comes to Grand Valley State softball player Teagan Shomin, she has experienced a lot more growth mentally than physically as she reflects over her time here at GVSU.
Two Grand Valley State University students placed first and second in the Outdoor Weber Idea Competition on Friday, March 23. The first-place team, consisting of Jordan Vanderham and Jared Seifert, created the Orindi Mask, which allows wearers to breathe warm air even in cold temperatures. Taking second place was Katarina Samardzija, who created Locker Lifestyle, which allows wearers to take small valuables with them while being active.
For the first time in his young collegiate career, Grand Valley State men’s tennis sophomore Jack Geissler was named the GLIAC Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week per a release by the league office on Tuesday, March 27.
Opening Day is a celebration unlike any other. We have been waiting since Nov. 1, 2017—yes, that's right, November—to get back to baseball, and we have finally reached the finish line. From this day forward, we will have at least one game to watch every single day until the 2018 World Series concludes. Think about that. Isn’t it beautiful?
What might not be as beautiful is the season the Detroit Tigers are primed for.
The Padnos International Center at Grand Valley State University is excited to be hosting the GVSU Global Laker Alumni Event in Chicago on Thursday, March 29. This event has seen massive success in West Michigan, and the PIC is eager to take it to a new location and reach even more Lakers, GVSU study-abroad alumni, international alumni and friends.