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Kayla Foster


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Campus Life Night to feature over 400 orgs

Thousands of students are expected at Campus Life Night on Tuesday, Sept. 2, an annual event sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

GV recognized as green school for third year in a row

Grand Valley State University was named one of the country’s greenest universities by the Sierra Club for the third year in a row. “This award is great recognition of the hard work our faculty and staff have done,” said Anne Hiskes, dean of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Welcome to the Laker family

Every year, Grand Valley State University starts its school year by inviting first-year students to attend a convocation ceremony. Convocation is a long-standing tradition not just at GVSU but also around the world. Its origin can be traced back as far as the 14 th century. “For students that attend both convocation and commencement, it’s like bookends for their time at GVSU,” said LeaAnn Tibbe, assistant director in the office of student life.

Laker Writing Camps bring young students to GVSU

This summer, July 7 marks the start of the 11th year Grand Valley State University has hosted the Laker Writing Project. Throughout the next few weeks, children in grades 3-12 will gather together to write for fun.

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