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.


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).

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.