GVL / Luke Holmes - Students check out Becky Baker's therapy dog, Lilley. The Volunteer/Non-Profit Internship Fair was held in Henry Hall on Thursday, Sep. 8, 2016.

Volunteer, internship fair taking place at GVSU

Grand Valley State University's Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair will take place Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the L. William Seidman Center, located on the Pew Campus. The fair is a collaboration between the Community Service Learning Center and the Career Center. 

GVL/Hannah Zajac— Professor Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz gives a lecture called “Why Didn't They Get Legal” on Thursday 25 Jan 2017.

'Why Didn't They Get Legal?' tackles immigration issues

Visiting professor Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz fitted an audience of students and faculty members in the shoes of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. on Thursday, Jan. 25.  Gomberg-Muñoz was at Grand Valley State University to lead a lecture titled “Why Didn’t They Get Legal?” The lecture took place in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room and was live-streamed to an audience on the Pew Campus.

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Visiting Columbia professor to discuss 'hip-hop education' at GVSU

At Grand Valley State University, students are working together to build stronger relationships between African-American students and faculty. As part of the Office of Multicultural Affairs' (OMA) celebration of Black History Month, the Black Student Union (BSU) at GVSU has invited Christopher Emdin, professor of science education at Columbia University, to speak on the education of students of color at GVSU. 

GVL / Dylan McIntyre. GVSU Multicultural Affairs held "Conversations of Color" on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

'Conversations of Color' discusses national-anthem kneeling controversy

Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in August 2016 because he believed the U.S. flag did not represent what it was supposed to represent and he wanted to give a voice to the voiceless. Kaepernick couldn’t have known the immense national debate that would ensue, nor the possibility that it would contribute to ending his career. Britney Underwood, a graduate assistant for Grand Valley State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, elaborated on Kaepernick’s cause during the “Conversations of Color: The NFL and #TakeAKnee Controversy” event on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

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Donor driver licences on Wednesday January 24, 2018.

Gift of Life Campus Challenge returns to GVSU

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, someone is added to the national transplant list every 10 minutes, and approximately 20 people waiting for a transplant die every day.  Until Tuesday, Feb. 20, colleges and universities in Michigan, including Grand Valley State University, are taking part in the Gift of Life Campus Challenge to help more Michigan residents register to be organ donors. 

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GVSU student sits alone outside of Kirkhof center on Wednesday January 24, 2018.

Combating freshman loneliness on campus

"Freshman loneliness" is not an uncommon problem, yet it is one that students often feel is exclusive to themselves. There are many factors that play into making the first year of college difficult for new students, and while Grand Valley State University offers plenty of resources for freshmen, most—if not all of them—depend on the student reaching out, which can be intimidating. 

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Grand Rapids sustainability manager to speak at GVSU

Given that 2017 ended as the second hottest year on record, questions remain about how cities are working to combat climate change at a local scale. Alison Sutter, sustainability manager for the city of Grand Rapids, will be at Grand Valley State University to address these questions and explain the city’s goals for a more sustainable future. The event will take place Monday, Jan. 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the L. William Seidman Center’s Loosemore Forum B, located on the Pew Campus.