Laker Leadership Programs

The Laker Lead & Serve E-Newsletter 9.23.2011

Date: September 23, 2011

The Laker Lead and Serve:

Updates from the Community Service Learning Center & Laker Leadership Team

Friday, September 23rd



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-Student Leader Networking Reception, September 28th - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kirkhof Center 2204

This is an opportunity for GVSU student leaders to network and learn new ways to collaborate with other groups on campus. All students are invited to attend even if they are not affiliated with a student organization, living center, or campus department. Don't miss this incredible opportunity! Click here for more information! Sign up as soon as possible! Walk-ins are welcomed too.


-Leadership Summit Planning Board Positions, Applications due Today by 5 p.m.! 

Leadership Summit of Grand Valley State University is a state-wide premier leadership conference and campus tradition entering its 15th year. It is a student-run conference which strives to foster leadership development for undergraduate students, in multidisciplinary aspects of campus life. The planning board helps with all aspects of Leadership Summit. Click here for the application!

-First Year Service Experience, October 7th – 8th 4:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Kirkhof Center 2215

This is a service-learning opportunity for first-year students to volunteer together at a local non-profit organization. We will be taking 15-20 students to Blandford Nature Center where students can enjoy getting to know new people while participating in an intense 24-36 hour experience packed with learning, fellowship, and service. Lib 100 Approved! Click here to Sign Up and for more information! Registration ends September 30th.


-Like Us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

The Laker Leadership & Service team has a facebook page “Grand Valley Leadership and Service Programs”. Join the group to get updates of upcoming leadership & service programs. Just click here to be re-directed to the group. Join Today! You can also follow us on Twitter! @GV_Lead_Serv


-First Year Leadership Experience, October 3rd – 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Kirkhof Center 2215

The First Year Leadership Exploration is a 5-week leadership emersion program designed to assist newer leaders in creating and enhancing their personal philosophy of leadership while developing basic leadership skills and learning about all of the leadership opportunities that the GVSU community has to offer. Click here to Sign Up and for more information! Registration ends September 30th.


-I Am Grand Valley Days

The first Wednesday of every month is "I am Grand Valley" day. If you have previously been nominated for I AM GV wear your shirt on October 5th! Click here for more information on how to nominate someone!

-Make a Difference Day, October 22nd – 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Kirkhof Center Grand River Room

Be a part of America's largest national day of doing service! Last year, almost 400 people served in the Grand Rapids area. Lib 100 Approved! Click here to register!

-Omicron Delta Kappa Application Deadline – Friday, October 7th by 5:00 p.m.

ODK is a National Leadership Honor Society that recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character.  Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students who have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA, as well as staff, administration, faculty, and alumni. Click here for more information and the application!

-Join Leadership University!

Leadership University is a public forum for students to plan and showcase their development as leaders. Students at Grand Valley State University work with mentors, engage and reflect on development opportunities, build marketable e-portfolios, and earn recognition for their effort and growth. Click here for more information about this new University program!

-Place Matters, October 19th – 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Kirkhof Center 2270

This workshop focuses on the well-being of minorities living in neglected, urban areas.  Profiles and discussion of the residents include life-expectancy, disease, environmental quality, poverty and other issues that affect quality of life and health.  Public policy is also discussed and its impact on health is examined. A model for civic engagement and community activism is presented as a model for change. Click here for more information! Sponsored by the Community Service Learning Center & The Wellness Center


-Help Plan Service & Advocacy Week! November 7th – 11th  

Service & Advocacy student organizations host various programs designed to bring awareness to their causes. If your organization would like to be a part of this week, Contact Eric Stevens (


-September Volunteer of the Month! Nominations due September 30th

Do you know a student or graduate student who is always volunteering? If so please take the time to nominate them for a new award! The Community Service Learning Center is looking for those outgoing students to be named the Volunteer of the Month! Nominate someone today!

Other Upcoming Events!

-9/27 ~ 10:00a-3:00p: Michigan Community Blood Drive at the Center for Health Sciences Building

-10/3 ~ 11:30a-5:30p: American Red Cross Blood Drive-Hosted by Pre-Pharmacy Club. Click here to schedule an appointment! Use Sponsor Code “GVSU”

-10/9 ~ 12:00p–6:30p: 2nd Annual MCPA Careers in Higher Education Conference, Lansing, MI

Undergraduate students looking into student affairs often do not consider the thought of working in higher education. The goal of the conference is to open the door for a career in higher education student affairs. For more information on the event please visit the MCPA web site

-10/19 ~ 2:00p-5:00p : Careers in Student Affairs Workshop – Kirkhof Center: Room 2215/2216

-10/20 ~ 1:00p-4:00p: Careers in Student Affairs Workshop – Kirkhof Center: Room 2263



-Is your organization hosting a community service or philanthropy event? If so submit your event to to have it posted on the CSLC website!


-One Time Volunteer Opportunities


-On-Going Opportunities




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