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Fabian Haywood

Helping Flint brick by brick

With the nation’s focus on Hurricane Harvey, many have forgotten there is an ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. However, Fabian Haywood, an alumnus from Grand Valley State University, knows there is still work to be done in Flint. Because of this, he is currently attempting to aid the community by developing stable housing.


Laker Life briefs 9-7-17

For feminists, superhero fans and movie enthusiasts alike, the Grand Valley State University Big Screen Theatre in the Kirkhof Center will be showing “Wonder Woman” from Friday, Sept. 8, through Thursday, Sept. 21, with showings at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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Gearing up for Campus Life Night

More than 400 registered student organizations will be represented at Grand Valley State University's Campus Life Night this year.  The annual event, designed to showcase GVSU's many student clubs and organizations and connect incoming and returning students with extracurricular opportunities, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Parking Lot H.


Laker Life briefs 8-31-17

For students at Grand Valley State University who wish to stop drinking or using other drugs, Alcohol & Other Drugs Campus Education Services (ACES) is hosting a 12-step meeting with coffee and meditation Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Room 0073 of the Kirkhof Center. 

GVL / Courtesy - Kevin Spaans

From teacher to life coach

There is no class on “life” for high school students and college students to prepare them for the real world. So, Kevin Spaans, an alumnus of Grand Valley State University, expanded his teaching beyond the classroom with a YouTube channel giving life advice to viewers. 


GVSU to host annual Fall Arts Celebration

The Fall Arts Celebration, held annually by Grand Valley State University, will begin Monday, Sept. 11, and will run through Monday, Dec. 4. This seasonal event was created to enrich the arts and humanities in the West Michigan community, as well as to give students opportunities to see local and national art throughout the autumn season.

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GVSU Laker Familia Orientation kicks off fall semester

The 2017 Laker Familia Orientation is a three-day program designed specifically to welcome Latino/a students to Grand Valley State University. The program provides students with a personal welcome to campus; opportunities to connect with fellow students, faculty and staff; and tools for navigating many campus and community resources.

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Eric Lacerna studies inside the LGBT Resource Center on Sept. 29, 2015.

Marking progress

In a constantly changing nation, new information, along with new ways of self-expression, are almost always coming into the light. To recognize this, Grand Valley State University will be holding its first celebration for the GVSU social justice centers.