Laker Life briefs 4/12/18

The Grand Valley State University organization Intersections Ambassadors (IA), who participate in peer education surrounding social justice, are accepting new member applications for the 2018-19 academic year until Saturday, April 14, at 5 p.m. 

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Sexual assault survivors and supporters listen to other survivors share their stories at the Survivor Speak event in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Week on monday April 2nd, 2018.

GVSU hosts annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week

For the last nine years, April has been Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Taking advantage of that awareness and applying it to Grand Valley State University, a consent education and sexual assault prevention student organization implemented Sexual Assault Awareness Week, which has been observed at GVSU since 2009. 

GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Monday, April 2nd, 2018. Alex Jenny presentation kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness Week.

Alex Jenny discusses healing in keynote

Alex Jenny spoke softly, but every word they said hit with intention in the Kirkhof Center Monday, April 2. Jenny is a therapist, model and actor who runs various social media with their partner, Effee Nelly. They came to speak at Grand Valley State University for Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Jenny was brought to GVSU by Campus for Consent, an organization that is holding various events throughout the month.  

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Grand Rapids to host annual Latin American Film Festival

For Grand Valley State University community members interested in other cultures, the Grand Rapids Latin American Film Festival (GRLAFF) may offer an exciting and entertaining means of learning.  The festival runs from Friday, April 6, through Sunday, April 8, at the Wealthy Street Theatre in Grand Rapids. Along with diverse films, there will also be authentic Latin American food. The festival is LIB 100- and 201-approved. 


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.  


Laker Life briefs 3/29/18

Grand Valley State University professor Lisa Feurzeig, who teaches music history, literature and world music, is set to report on research she conducted while on a Fulbright grant in Austria, focusing on different styles of performance in Austria, Hungary and Germany. She will give her presentation Friday, March 30, in the Cook-DeWitt Center from noon to 1 p.m. 

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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.