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Stephanie Brzezinski


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Graduation feels

After studying for five and a half years, I was one of the 900-something students who walked across the stage at Van Andel Arena on Saturday. To my fellow graduates, congratulations- we made it and are now Lakers for a lifetime.

Literary journal accepting undergraduate submissions

As finals week approaches, students at Grand Valley State University are completing papers and projects. For students with more creative pieces, fishladder is accepting submissions until Dec. 22.

New civil discourse professor named

In an award ceremony on Nov. 19, Jack Mangala was appointed the second Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Professorship of Civil Discourse at Grand Valley State University. He follows Lisa Perhamus, an education professor, who started the position in January 2013 and will hold it until Dec. 31.

Students give back at local retirement center

For students who want a break from studying, Grand Valley State University’s student-run organization Alternative Breaks is hosting a Service Saturday on Dec. 5 starting at 9 a.m. Participants will spend the day volunteering at Clark Retirement Community.

Don't panic, just breathe

When Thanksgiving break comes to a close, the semester seems to move full-force toward the grand finale. Final exams and projects loom over students' heads as they try to keep up with work they should've started sooner.

Humans of Grand Valley

With more than 2,000 likes and 130 interviews posted on Facebook, the Humans of Grand Valley project has grown since its inception in October 2013.

Mentoring reception promotes leadership, networking

The Women’s Commission has partnered with the Women’s Center, the Provost's Office and the Office of the President to host the fourth annual Fall Mentoring Reception at Grand Valley State University on Tuesday.

Task force recommends broader education

Only 14 percent of undergraduate students at Grand Valley State University choose to study abroad. About 84 percent do not study abroad and are not international students.

Holocaust survivor to share childhood story

According to the U.S. Holocaust Museum, only 6 to 11 percent of European Jewish children survived the Holocaust, compared with 33 percent of adults.

Be the magic, be the match.

Almost 300 people at Grand Valley State University registered to potentially save a life during homecoming last week. The Office of Student Life and Michigan Blood partnered to provide bone marrow information through tables in the Kirkhof Center.

Playing the numbers game

Many high school seniors go through the long process of filling out college applications while struggling against senioritis and preparing for their impending graduation.Thousands of these students sent their applications to Grand Valley State University for the 2015-2016 school year.

Traditions team plans Founders Day festivities

In 1960, 282 people came together to establish Grand Valley State College. Today, the Laker Traditions team is planning the third annual Founders Day in their honor.

GV hosts seventh annual research fair

The Grand Valley State University Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship encouraged students and faculty to ‘Find your geek’ during the seventh annual Undergraduate Research Fair this week. The event showcased 32 departments and programs from the university.

GVPD chief to take part in HerStory series

More than 40 female leaders from across the university have taken part in the HerStory series at Grand Valley State University since 2002.

University Senate approves affiliate faculty council

Affiliate professors may not be able to be on track for tenure, but now, Grand Valley State University affiliate professors will have a support system behind them.

Four more houses added at Grand Village

Students involved with Greek life at Grand Valley State University now have the opportunity to live in the recently dedicated Grand Village, a collection of ten homes located at 5050 Pierce St. near the Copper Beech Townhomes in Allendale, Michigan.

Social media accounts at GVSU engage students

More than 158,000 people follow Grand Valley State University across all its social media platforms, with Facebook and LinkedIn reaching the most people.

Evaluating educators

Each college and university across the nation has an evaluation process in which students rate their professors and their courses.

Laker total reaches record number

Many students, faculty and staff may have noticed the increased numbers of people on Grand Valley State University’s campus.

Embracing diversity

The Grand Valley State University student senate has been working on securing a prayer room for students, faculty and staff members to use.

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