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Brooke Axtell, official headshot

'Consent and healthy relationships'

Grand Valley State University is partnering with the Center for Women in Transition (CWT) to welcome Brooke Axtell to campus to talk about consent and healthy relationships. This event will take place Friday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room Friday. Attendance is free, and all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come.

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Awards are distributed during the Student Life Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 16, 2015. This year's awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the Kirkhof Center.

Student Life to host award reception

Every year at Grand Valley State University, the Office of Student Life hosts the Student Life Awards Reception. This event recognizes student organizations and members that have had successes in different areas. This year’s reception will take place Thursday, April 20, in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Around 200 people are expected to attend.

GVL / Luke Holmes - Marty Rodriguez sells fresh produce at the Farmers Market in Parking Lot G on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

Making 'going green' personal

Grand Valley State University is an institution that takes great pride in its sustainability practices. From LEED-certified buildings, an emphasis on recycling and the handful of sustainability groups on campus, GVSU makes an effort to ensure that the campus is environmentally safe.

GVL/Ty Konell - Students gather for Feminist Flick Friday which took place in the Women's Center Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. The Feminist Film Friday series continues with a showing of “It Happened Here” on Friday, April 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m

Feminist Film Friday to focus on sexual assualt awareness

For the upcoming Feminist Film Friday hosted by the Grand Valley State University Women’s Center, faculty members will use time allotted Friday, April 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., to support those who have been victimized by sexual assault. Though these films occur monthly, this special showing of “It Happened Here” acts as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and commemorates those who have been impacted by sexual assault and domestic violence.

GVL/Hannah Zajac - Students work inside the Mary Idema Pew Library on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

University Counseling Center to host sleep and stress screenings

With final deadlines and graduation swiftly approaching, students are intaking large amounts of caffeine and pulling all-nighters on weekdays to complete papers and study for exams the next morning. However, this stress and lack of sleep can come at a great cost. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 30 percent of college students have reported that stress negatively impacts their academic performance. Additionally, 85 percent have felt overwhelmed by their workload at some point over the past year.

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Performer Christopher Royer

Drag club to host 'Destress Dragapalooza'

With finals approaching, a night of community and quality entertainment is a welcome idea. With this in mind, the Grand Valley State University drag club is taking initiative Wednesday, April 26, to host an amateur drag show. The show, called "De-stress Dragapalooza," will take place in the Cook-DeWitt Center at 8 p.m. and will feature GVSU students who are in the drag club as performers. The club hopes hosting an event like the drag show will raise student spirits during exam week.

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ExtravaGRANDza 2015

Laker Traditions to host annual ExtravaGRANDza

The annual Laker Traditions ExtravaGRANDza will be happening on campus starting Monday, April 17, with activities and events running through Friday, April 21. This Grand Valley State University tradition was established to cultivate the Laker family spirit and promote the identity of Lakers for a lifetime.