Professor to lecture on racial battle fatigue syndrome

To continue to commemorate Black History Month at Grand Valley State University, professor Lois Owens will lead an interactive seminar about racial battle fatigue syndrome. The seminar will take place Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the DeVos Center, Room 107D. Students, faculty, staff and the public are welcome to attend. 

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - Professor Louis Moore speaks during the Democracy: 101 event on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

Democracy 101 lecture to focus on human rights

The Democracy 101 series is returning to campus this week. The lecture “Human Rights and the Promise of Democracy” will be presented by Grand Valley State University associate professor of political science Karen Zivi on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2266. 

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GVSU students, faulty, and staff stand in solidarity with the victims of the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday February 21.

Campus officials address safety concerns after Parkland shooting

Dozens of students gathered outside the Cook Carillon Tower on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 21, to hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. It was a somber event, filled with pictures of victims and emotional words from students looking to make a change. 

GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Domestic Violence and Stalking lecture hosted by Safe Haven Ministries and Campus For Consent.

Campus for Consent hosts event on domestic violence

“Are you going to survive the night?" This is a question that Sarah Omicioli, a prevention and education specialist at Safe Haven Ministries, must ask women, children and teenagers who are being domestically abused. Omicioli delivered a lecture on domestic abuse Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room to a crowd of about 40 people, most of whom were Grand Valley State University Students.

GVL / Luke Holmes - President T. Haas introduces the keynote speaker in the Fieldhouse Arena on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Search for full-time GVSU victim advocate underway

In a recent email sent to students, Grand Valley State University President Thomas Haas announced a number of reviews and changes being made by the university to improve safety and address sexual assault on campus. Among these efforts was an announcement that GVSU is searching for a new full-time victim advocate. 

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Wheelhouse Talks series returning to campus

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies' Wheelhouse Talks series is returning to Grand Valley State University. The series was created to give mentors the opportunity to share advice on how to be a leader in the workplace. For this upcoming talk, the owner and operator of Born Preventive Health Care Clinic, Tammy Born, will speak Friday, Feb. 23, at the L.V. Eberhard Center on GVSU’s Pew Campus.