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Delta Phi Lambda to host Global Gala Cultural Showcase

The Global Gala Cultural Showcase, sponsored by Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc., is held every year at Grand Valley State University. Student organizations gather to put on performances during a three-hour extravaganza. This year, the cultural showcase will take place Friday, Nov. 17, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room.

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GVSU students hold 'Art Is a Drag' exhibit in library space

For Grand Valley State University students Rachel Britton and Kaylee Britton, drag has become not only a source of performance and entertainment but a source of artistic expression as well. Highlighting this, their exhibit "Art Is a Drag: The Library Is Open" is being held in the Mary Idema Pew Library’s Exhibition Space from Saturday, Nov. 4, to Wednesday, Nov. 29.

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GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Saturday, October 21, 2017. Revive Conference co-sponsored by Sigma Lambda Gamma was hosted to talk about the "untalkable" topics with students and faculty.

Revive hosts annual conference

Approximately 30 attendees gathered to experience the annual conference hosted by the student organization Revive at Grand Valley State University Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Kirkhof Center. The conference, which focused on issues affecting minority populations, was a combination of five sessions co-sponsored by the Omicron Alpha Chapter of the Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. 

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Gearing up for Campus Life Night

More than 400 registered student organizations will be represented at Grand Valley State University's Campus Life Night this year.  The annual event, designed to showcase GVSU's many student clubs and organizations and connect incoming and returning students with extracurricular opportunities, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Parking Lot H.

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GVSU Laker Familia Orientation kicks off fall semester

The 2017 Laker Familia Orientation is a three-day program designed specifically to welcome Latino/a students to Grand Valley State University. The program provides students with a personal welcome to campus; opportunities to connect with fellow students, faculty and staff; and tools for navigating many campus and community resources.

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Grand Rapids Pride Fest to celebrate LGBTQ community

To commemorate June being LGBT Pride Month, the annual Grand Rapids Pride Festival will be held to honor and celebrate the greater LGBTQ community. There will be no fee to enter the festival Saturday, June 17, in downtown Grand Rapids. The event, which will go from noon to midnight, will feature a selection of vendors and booths, as well as music and live drag performances.

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Student senate hosts first annual ‘human library project’

Not every student has the opportunity to have a conversation with a police officer and a member of the LGBT community together over lunch. At student senate’s first ever “Human Library Project,” held Monday, April 10, where Grand Valley State University students had the chance to ask questions to a group of human “books” from diverse backgrounds.

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School supply drive to support study abroad in South Africa

Providing students with rich, global experiences and friendships to last a lifetime, study abroad at Grand Valley State University combines academics with service to communities as part of the “Laker Effect.” With this in mind, the women, gender and sexuality studies department (WGS) and the GVSU Women’s Center teamed up in 2012 to start a six-week program held abroad in Cape Town, South Africa.

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