Lakers discuss 'hunger and homelessness'

While in college, there are many things that students can learn about outside of their academic classes, including issues that affect the world. The Community Service Learning Center at Grand Valley State University decided to target some of those issues through monthly discussion forums. The topic for November focuses on hunger and homelessness.

GVL/Kevin Sielaff - An aerial view of the Halloween themed corn maze at Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.

Finding fun fall activities in West Michigan

As October comes to a close, the fall season has brought in beautiful and colorful leaves, cooler temperatures and a plethora of autumn activities to do. Grand Valley State University Lakers have the great opportunity to be in the heart of West Michigan with the great scenery it provides. Before the snow hits the ground, be sure to find some fun fall things to do like going out to corn mazes or going to a haunted house or picking a giant pumpkin to carve.

GVL / Courtesy - Alissa Lane
Professor Sebastian Maisel of the Oman/United Arab Emirates serves tea to students at the Study Abroad Fair wearing a traditional outfit (2015).

Global Laker Night to bring alumni, current students together

Choosing a major can be hard. Choosing where to study abroad can be even harder. While Grand Valley State University’s Padnos International Center hosts various study abroad fairs during the academic school year, the center also hosts a “Global Laker Night” so undergraduate students can meet with study abroad alumni in an informal environment.