GVL / Sara Carte - Grand Valley students and alumni volunteer for Kent County Habitat for Humanity in Grand Rapids on Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016.

GVSU students advance in pitch competition

In early January, four Grand Valley State University students submitted their ideas to the Outdoor Weber Idea Pitch Competition, hosted by Weber State University. All four of them are now headed to Ogden, Utah, to present their ideas to a series of mentors and judges who will then determine a winner. The winner, chosen from a pool of 10, will get $30,000 to bring their idea to life.  

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Laker Life briefs 3/22/18

The Grand Valley State University women, gender and sexuality (WGS) studies department is set to host a celebration in honor of March being Feminist History Month on Wednesday, March 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2270.

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Laker Life briefs 3/15/18

The Nonprofit Graduate Student Organization at Grand Valley State University is set to kick off the season with the Networking Over Dinner event on Friday, March 16, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the DeVos Center’s University Club (Room 107C).

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GVL / Sara Carte

Opioid panel to discuss experiences, effects of drugs

Opioid addiction is not a discriminatory disease. It crops up in both cities and suburbs, oblivious to the different demographics of its victims. Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is hosting a panel to discuss stigmas and the opioid epidemic at 6 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium on Thursday, March 22.  

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GVL/Hannah Zajac-- Five Chapters Photography Senior Exhibition in Haas Center for Preforming Arts on Tuesday 28 Nov 2017.

VMA student exhibition showcases various disciplines, department unity

The Department of Visual and Media Arts Student Exhibition showcases student work on a variety of levels, ranging from art across multiple disciplines to the curation of the show itself. The exhibition, which will be held in the Padnos Student Art and Design Gallery from now until Friday, March 30, features work selected by faculty from various disciplines within the Department of Visual and Media Arts (VMA).

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Arts briefs 3/12/18

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 1721 of the Haas Center for Performing Arts.  

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GVL / Luke Holmes - Jack Sligh held his recital in the Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

GVSU student composers to give concert of original music

At Grand Valley State University, many music majors perform recitals with their instrument for their senior project. While these recitals give music students an opportunity to share their talent, a number of students compose their own pieces and have few chances to share them with others. Recognizing this, GVSU senior Josh Doane organized the GVSU Composer Concert, which is scheduled for Friday, March 16, from 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 

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