GVL/Hannah Zajac— James Robilotta gives a speech about leadership in the Grand River Room on Thursday 27 Mar 2018.

Author speaks on 'leading imperfectly'

At Grand Valley State University, there are students who have made this campus their adoptive home. To many, this might mean becoming a member of the Greek community, joining a campus organization or making friends with your neighbors in your dorm.  

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GVSU alumni event coming to Chicago

The Padnos International Center at Grand Valley State University is excited to be hosting the GVSU Global Laker Alumni Event in Chicago on Thursday, March 29. This event has seen massive success in West Michigan, and the PIC is eager to take it to a new location and reach even more Lakers, GVSU study-abroad alumni, international alumni and friends.  


Gas line turned off after leak at Kistler Living Center

There was a small gas leak at Kistler Living Center on the Allendale Campus Tuesday, March 27. The leak was from a one-inch line outside the building and possibly related to a water leak. Residents were evacuated as a precautionary measure only. DTE was on the scene to turn off the line. No one was injured as a result of the incident. UPDATE: DTE has shut down the line, and residents are being allowed back into the building.

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Student Senate meeting took place Thursday, March 15, 2017.

Student senate elections underway

Fifty-three Grand Valley State University students are running in the student senate election this year. Voting will be conducted online at www.gvsu.edu/studentsenate, and students may vote for up to 10 candidates of their choice from Monday, March 26, at 8 a.m. to Monday, April 1, at 11:59 p.m. 

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Chase Dolan speaks at the Campus Life Summit in the Mary Idema Pew Library on Friday, March 23.

Search for new dean of students down to four

As the end of the 2017-18 academic year approaches, the Grand Valley State University student senate continues to work on finishing projects and preparing for the transition to a new body. The general assembly on Thursday, March 22, had an agenda full of important information.  


Early approval period approaches for student organization funding

With such a large number of students, it’s no surprise that Grand Valley State University offers as many extracurricular opportunities as it does. According to the Office of Student Life, there are more than 400 student organizations on campus. But with so many opportunities for involvement, the money it takes to fund the organizations has to come from somewhere.

GVL / Dylan McIntyre. Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Transgender Day of Visibility : Keynote Speaker Chris E Vargas.

Chris Vargas delivers keynote on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Possibly unbeknown to many, the contributions to art and popular culture created by those who identify as transgender are often swept under the rug and left unreported.  On Tuesday, March 20, Grand Valley State University welcomed Chris Vargas, an interdisciplinary artist and video maker. With humor and irony, Vargas delivered a keynote speech highlighting the difficulties and trials that transgender people face in terms of lack of representation in popular culture.