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Sikh Society of West Michigan Gurdwara, October 2018. Courtesy / Interfaith Resources

Interfaith Resources strengthen GV community

Grand Valley State University’s Campus Interfaith Resources helps connect students to each other through their differences in faith; they seek to support and celebrate the religious, secular and spiritual diversity here on campus. Along with the many resources and connections the organization provides, the Campus Interfaith Resources also offers an internship program to one person each year.

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Courtesy / It's On Us as Lakers

Poetry slam to be held for Domestic Violence awareness

In 1981, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence coined October as Domestic Violence Awareness month. Since then, the month of October has been a time to educate people on Domestic Violence and support victims.  This October, the Grand Valley State University It’s On Us As Lakers organization is partnering with Anchored in Poetry to present the Slamming the Stigma event. The event, which is taking place this Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m., is an open mic night focused one spreading awareness on Domestic Violence.

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Courtesy / Esports Club

New eSports club sparks interest among students

“This might sound dumb, but I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about anything ever,” said Marshal Brummel, Grand Valley State University junior and President of the GVSU Esports club.  “I just really saw an opportunity for the gaming community in Grand Valley to come together and have a lot more of a connective poll with each other than apart,” Brummel said. “The community of gamers, I mean we play tons of games. I think I have four or five games on my computer right now, and I don’t play all of them as much as I play my favorite, but it’s enough that you can relate to everyone. It was just a good opportunity to get a community together for people who don’t always have a community where you can actually meet people.”

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Courtesy / GVSU Office of Multicultural Affairs

Grand Valley Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Intercultural Student Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the annual Intercultural Student Reception is being held in the Kirkhof Center’s Grand River Room. This event provides an opportunity for GVSU faculty, staff and student organizations to connect with the student body. More than 20 student organizations will be present to share information about their club and encourage visitors to join. Many faculty members will also be attending the reception to inform new students about the numerous offices and resources on campus that may be beneficial throughout the school year.

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Campus Life Night September 4, 2018.  GVL / Amanda Rogers

Students get involved at Campus Life Night

Crowds of students filled the streets as they made their way to Grand Valley State University’s annual Campus Life Night on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Over 400 organizations lined up their tables in Lot H to represent their favorite groups.  Campus Life Night is a student organization fair that provides students with the chance to explore the various clubs and organizations GVSU has to offer. Students also were able to meet campus department staff and learn how they could benefit from GVSU’s countless resources. 

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Young Life golf outing raises thousands at GVSU

Young Life, a non-denominational Christian organization working to teach middle schoolers, high schoolers and college students about Jesus Christ, hosted their 17th annual golf outing on May 11. Volunteers from the Eastern Ottawa group hosted the outing to raise money for their organization, which focuses on building friendships with students throughout the school year, no matter their religious belief. The golf outing specifically supported the 11 schools where Young Life staff members gather for ministry. 

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Swing Dance Club closes semester with performance

Grand Valley State University’s Swing Dance Club has made its way back into our calendars for the organization's annual showcase, closing the semester with a night of performing. The showcase will take place Saturday, April 14, at 8 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room. T-shirts and carnations will be for sale as well. 

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