GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Thursday, April 12, 2018. Laker Effect Challenge. Liza Felix presenting her poster.

Laker Effect Challenge winners selected

Grand Valley State University faculty, students and staff pitched ideas in the Laker Effect Challenge, where six teams gave presentations at the L.V. Eberhard Center Auditorium on Thursday, April 12. Five thousand dollars in prize money was split among the top presenters, and $500 was divided between the highest-voted poster presentations.  

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Grand Rapids Public Library holding event on social media privacy

Nowadays, it is normal to share personal information extensively online, including pictures, work places and personal contact information. To teach Grand Rapids citizens about taking care of the information they post on social media, the Grand Rapids Public Library has organized a lesson for Tuesday, April 17, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Main Library. 

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Refugees and migrants get off a fishing boat off the Greek Island of Lesbos after traveling across the Aegean Sea to from Turkey in October 2015.

Alternative Breaks holding refugee education event

For those looking to learn more about refugees and what can be done to help them, there will be an event held at Grand Valley State University called “Salaam Supper: Refugee Advocacy 101” on Wednesday, April 18. This event is hosted by GVSU’s Alternative Breaks, and those who attend will receive a free dinner. All are welcome to join.  This event will be held in the Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center Multipurpose Room and will begin at 7 p.m. with a free dinner and dessert for attendees. Discussion and presentations will follow. 


News briefs 4/16/18

GradFest, a traditional event held before commencement celebrating students' success, will take place this week at Grand Valley State University from Monday, April 16, to Thursday, April 19. Both Monday's and Tuesday's celebrations will be held on the Allendale Campus in the Grand River Room (2250) of the Kirkhof Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The sessions on Wednesday and Thursday will take place downtown at the DeVos Center Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall from the same time.

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President Thomas Haas, Ella Fritzemeier, and Sarah Daniels toast with the class of 2017 on Wednesday April 19, 2017.

ExtravaGRANDza returning to campus

With the end of the winter 2018 semester coming soon, the Grand Valley State University Office of Student Life will once again host ExtravaGRANDza. This event will take place from Saturday, April 14, to Friday, April 20.  

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GVSU students teach geology lessons at local high school

At Grand Valley State University, the "Laker Effect" can be described as an ongoing effort where students and staff work to positively impact the community, the state and the world. Recently, one of the ways the Laker Effect has been impacting the local community is through the GVSU Ambassadors of Environmental Education project.