Laker Life briefs 4/5/18

The Grand Valley State University Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) will host its annual spring open-house event, this year called “Spring Thing: Exhale,” on Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center Multipurpose Room.  

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GVL / Courtesy - Gustavo Rondon Cordova

Venezuelan filmmaker to present work at GVSU

Gustavo Rondón Córdova is a filmmaker from Venezuela whose films “La Familia” and “El Amparo” will be featured in the Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival on Saturday, April 7. On Thursday, April 5, Rondón Córdova will be visiting a Grand Valley State University classroom to present his work and share his experience as a filmmaker. During his presentation, Rondón Córdova will show clips of his films while sharing the progression of editing a scene or two.  

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GVSU spring concert returns with All Time Low

After being canceled last year due to a contractual issue with the band, Grand Valley State University’s annual spring concert is returning and will feature All Time Low as its headliner. The concert is Thursday, April 5, with doors opening at 7 p.m. at the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena.  

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Arts briefs 4/2/18

Plans for the 2018 season of the Grand Valley State University Shakespeare Festival are already underway. This year’s performances will be “King Lear” and “Bard to Go.” There are casting opportunities for all students regardless of major or minor. Backstage duties are also available.  

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Documentary on Vietnamese re-education camps offers learning opportunity

There are many untold stories about armed conflicts worldwide, and the Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project aims to tell those tales. GVSU students are invited to join them for a showing of “Unforgotten,” a documentary about Vietnamese survivors of re-education camps. The showing is set for Monday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium. 

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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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