Professor to lead Democracy 101 event on civil discourse

Grand Valley State University associate professor Lisa Perhamus has a planned list of civil discourse skills that she will teach at the event “Disentangling From the U.S.’ Argument Culture: Keeping It Real About the ‘Sticking Points.’” This will be a discussion Wednesday, Feb. 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2266.

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Grand Valley State University students make origami during the celebration of the Asian New Year Festival 2016, sponsored by the Asian Student Union and the Office of Multicultural Affaris, in the Kirkhof Center on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

Asian New Year Festival returning to campus

Grand Valley State University's Asian New Year Festival will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. The festival will be hosted by the Asian Student Union in order to showcase the traditions of the New Year celebration from various Asian cultures.  

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Detective Sara Fillman on Tuesday February 6, 2018.

GVPD, Title IX discuss sexual assault reporting at campus event

To educate students on what to expect when filing sexual assault reports, It’s on Us As Lakers hosted an informative discussion Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room. The organization partnered with representatives from the Title IX office, the Grand Valley State University Police Department and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office to hold the event. 

GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Wednesday, January 31st, 2018. Dr. Darren Walhof speaking about same sex marriage rights.

GVSU professor lectures on marriage rights, religious liberty

In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage in the U.S. For many members of the LGBTQ community, this ruling was considered a long-needed, progressive step. However, the U.S. still doesn’t have a federal law protecting LGBTQ individuals from discrimination. According to professor Darren Walhof of Grand Valley State University’s political science department, this has created problems on a grand scale.