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. 

GVL / Courtesy - Jordan Vanderham

GVSU students sweep Outdoor Weber Idea Competition

Two Grand Valley State University students placed first and second in the Outdoor Weber Idea Competition on Friday, March 23. The first-place team, consisting of Jordan Vanderham and Jared Seifert, created the Orindi Mask, which allows wearers to breathe warm air even in cold temperatures. Taking second place was Katarina Samardzija, who created Locker Lifestyle, which allows wearers to take small valuables with them while being active. 

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.  


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.