Laker Life briefs 3/1/18

As part of the winter 2018 Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration, the Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) will be hosting a workshop centered on addressing and managing microaggressions on Monday, Mar. 12, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2215/2216. 


Arts briefs 2/26/18

For those interested in perfecting their Shakespeare monologues, Katherine Mayberry, Grand Valley State University professor and director of the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, will be leading a Shakespeare workshop, scheduled for Friday, March 16, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 1721of the Haas Center for Performing Arts.  

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Dinner to raise funds for Haitian students to attend GVSU

Through the Padnos International Center (PIC), Grand Valley State University offers several study-abroad programs, one of which is a four-week program in Haiti. On the flip side, the PIC has also been working to bring Haitian students to GVSU. To raise funds for these students to study abroad at GVSU, a Haitian dinner event is set for Sunday, Feb. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Glenn A. Niemeyer Learning and Living Center Multipurpose Room.


Laker Life briefs 2/22/18

The 2018 Mosaic Lecture is set to focus on women in mathematics in order to celebrate diversity in mathematical sciences. This year’s lecture, being given by Deanna Haunsperger, will focus on the lessons that female mathematicians have contributed to the field. The event is set to take place from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  


Arts briefs 2/19/18

Levi Rickert, editor and publisher for “Native News Online,” captured a series of photographs of the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in the Standing Rock reservation.  His photos, amounting to 1,500, covered the movement of the protests from Standing Rock to Washington, D.C., to Lansing. They are currently on display in the Exhibition Space of the Mary Idema Pew Library.

GVL/Hannah Zajac— Creators of Fierce Pussy give a lecture on the power of feminism in Kirkhoff on Thursday 15 Feb 2018.

Feminist artist group gives lecture on activism

Formed in 1991, “fierce pussy” is a lesbian feminist artist collective known for its activism during the AIDS crisis. Nancy Brooks Brody, Carrie Yamaoka and Joy Episalla, three of the four “fierce pussy” original core members, delivered a lecture at Grand Valley State University on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. 

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Lyndsie Hosang practices henna during the summer time

Student-led event to shed light on disrespectful use of henna

The use of henna to apply intricate designs has roots as old as Ancient Egypt, but in the modern day, its popular use is typically seen on the hands and forearms of curious individuals. Unbeknownst to many, their designs may be disrespectful in some contexts, which will be the main topic of discussion during “Henna: Appreciation or Appropriation?” on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. in North Living Center C’s second-floor lobby.