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Office of Multicultural Affairs to host “Black Girls Rock”

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Office of Multicultural Affairs will be hosting “Black Girls Rock” for the first time ever at Grand Valley State University. This event, which is based off of the original TV show on Black Entertainment TV (BET), will give spotlight to some of the most influential Black women professionals right here at GVSU. “Black Girls Rock” originated from an award show that happens yearly on BET. During the show, Producer Beverly Bond acknowledges the work that Black women have done across the world. 

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Blackbear to perform at GVSU for Spring Conert

Matthew Musto, better known by his stage name “blackbear”, has been booked to perform at Grand Valley State University’s spring concert on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Fieldhouse Arena.  The R&B artist/rapper received the most votes in a survey sent out in fall 2018 by the Campus Activities Board regarding who students would like to see this April. Kalie Tomlinson, who was in charge of planning the show, cited this as making him the clear top-choice for both the community and the board.

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GVPD presents Stop the Bleed seminars

Created in 2013 by the American College of Surgeons after the Sandy Hook tragedy, Stop the Bleed attendees will learn to control bleeding by direct pressure, wound packing and the use of tourniquets. They will also learn to identify life-threatening bleeding and how to take further action depending on the location of the wound. According to research cited by the Stop the Bleed campaign, about 40% of trauma-related deaths are caused by uncontrolled bleeding, making it one of the leading causes of preventable death.  

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Gift of Life: You can be the cure

You can be the cure: Gift of Life GVSU strives to help blood cancer patients Every four minutes, a child or adult in the United States is diagnosed with some form of blood cancer, ultimately affecting nearly 170,000 people each year. There are no specific traits that could cause blood cancer; it could occur in anyone, anytime. Cures for many patients are possible, but the shortage of registered bone marrow donors leaves many patients waiting years to receive a transplant, if ever. Gift of Life at Grand Valley State University recognizes the need for more donors and encouraged more than 100 people to step up at their registration event last week. 

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Annual Sexy Accent Night comes back to GV

While study abroad provides students with a chance to dive into different cultures, not everyone is able to take part. So, Grand Valley State University’s Bringing Together the World will soon be kicking off Sexy Accent Night, where students can dance the night away while exploring unique cultures right here at GVSU. Students will be able to see and experience these cultures without having to do any traveling.  “It’s a night where students can come and learn in a fun way and not feel like they are being lectured,” said President of Bringing Together the World Alan Carter.

Grand Valley Alumni came out to the multipurpose room in the Mary Idmea Pew Library this past Tuesday to speak and answer questions regarding their time studying abroad.  GVL  / Emily Modloff

Recent GV graduates share experiences at Five Under 35: Study Abroad

Grand Valley State University has an excellent study aboard department, with opportunities for every year and major. On Tuesday, March 14, five GVSU alumni gathered for the Five Under 35: Study Abroad event to share some of their study abroad experiences. Five Under 35 was hosted in partnership by the Student Alumni Association and Padnos International Center, and took place in the Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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GV to host 35th Regional Science Olympiad Tournament

On Saturday, March 23, the Grand Valley State University Allendale Campus will be home to the Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad Tournament. This will be the GVSU Regional Math and Science Center's 35th time hosting the event, and they are excited to celebrate the excellence Science Olympiad continues to foster.  “Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad Tournament is a regional tournament that serves as a qualifier for the Michigan State Competition in April,” said tournament Co-Director Chelsea Ridge. “Middle and high School students compete in over 50 events that are related to various science fields.”

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K-pop group to host night of dance, discussion

On Thursday, Feb. 28, students will expose the Grand Valley State University community to Korean culture in a whole new way. From 7 to 10 p.m. in the Kirkhof Grand River Room, dance group K-pop Group Evolution (K-GE) will be hosting their annual K-pop Unleashed dance showcase.  The showcase will include performances that the group learned throughout the semester and will also provide information about South Korea and its culture. 

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Geology Department connects through annual chili cook-off

On Monday, Feb. 11, over 75 Grand Valley State University students, faculty and staff filed into the Padnos Hall of Science for the chili experience of a lifetime. For 15 years, the GVSU Geology Department has held a chili cook-off that brings students and professors together for a relaxed night of food and fun.  The chili cook-off was first created by Geology Professor and Chili Coordinator Peter Riemersma. Since its start, the event has not only grown, but become a welcome tradition. With help from Professors Janet Potgeter and Kevin Cole, Riemersa still organizes and runs the event.