Transgender medicine

GV Alternative Breaks hosts "LGBTQ in Medicine"

As part of its monthly educational event series, “Transformation Tuesdays,” Grand Valley Alternative Breaks (GVAB) hosted an informational event called “LGBTQ in Medicine.” The purpose of these events is to provide students with an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation about a variety of important topics.

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GV Gamma Phi Beta hosts tournament to benefit 'Girls on the Run'

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle while studying at college can prove to be a challenge. With this in mind, Grand Valley State University's Gamma Phi Beta chapter hosted the first annual GVSU "Moonball: Blacklight Volleyball Tournament." The Moonball event, which was held Saturday, Feb. 25, gave participating teams the chance to compete for a monetary donation to their philanthropy of choice. Proceeds from the event went to the Girls on the Run charity, the sorority’s philanthropic partner.

GVL / Courtesy - GVSU Fleece and Thank You Club

'Fleece and Thank You'

Warmth can be experienced in many different ways. Whether it be sitting by a fire in the fall or making a new friend, the sensation of warmth is something most people crave. For Nicholas Kristock, founder and executive director of the Fleece and Thank You organization, warmth is something that is severely lacking for sick children in hospitals.

GVL/ Hannah Zajac- Betsie Schoedel (center) discusses the latest topic during Talk Back Tuesday inside the Women's Center on Feb. 21, 2017.

Women's Center promotes self-love at 'Talk Back Tuesday'

It's no secret that college is stressful, and sometimes self-care is forgotten in the midst of due dates and exams. With this in mind, the Grand Valley State University Women’s Center has continued its “Talk Back Tuesday” series Tuesday, Feb. 21, with a discussion surrounding the topic of self-love.

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GV alumni receive 'New Business of the Year' award

After moving back to Michigan and opening a chiropractic office, two Grand Valley State University alumni were determined to impact the community with wellness and quality care. After one year of service, Lisa Peerbolt and her partner Joshua Konynenbelt were awarded "New Business of the Year" by the Grandville-Jenison Chamber of Commerce.

COURTESY | PHI MU SORORITY - GVSU’s Phi Mu sisters volunteer for Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital Wednesday, Feb. 8 

Valentine's for a cause

The popular phrase “children are the future” was honored by the Grand Valley State University sorority Phi Mu Wednesday, Feb. 8, when the Greek organization volunteered at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The organization’s event at the hospital involved the sorority members making Valentine’s Day cards with the children. It was said by Phi Mu members that activities like this allow the children to feel an escape of sorts from the daily struggles of their illnesses.

GVL/Mackenzie Bush - Melanie Rabine-Johnson and Patrick Johnson sell Valentines to raise money for the Women’s Center, Monday Feb. 13, 2017.

'Cupid's Contributions'

For some, buying for Valentine’s Day is a breeze and often involves a bouquet of flowers or store bought card for $4.99 covered in hearts and glitter. However, other students or faculty at Grand Valley State University might have procrastinated in the gift department. With this in mind, the GVSU Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors hosted the third annual “Cupid’s Contributions” event Monday, Feb. 13 and Tuesday, Feb. 14, as funds contributed to the food pantry “Replenish,” which is sponsored by the Women’s Center.