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Weekly Update (Week of 2/12/24)

Hello CLA Fellow Candidates!
There is a required event this week, Wheelhouse Talk 5! The makeup module for Self-Reflection 4 is available on the CLA Portal now, with a deadline of February 26th! Additionally, the deadline for Wheelhouse Talk 4 makeup module is February 18th.

Volunteer Opportunity:

  • GVSU Day of Giving Thursday, March 21
    Thursday, March 21, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Kirkhof Center Lobby
    We are looking for up to 10 volunteers to help us spread the word about GVSU Day of Giving, which is featuring the CLA as one of the funds that donors may give to. Help us man our table, run the photobooth or plinko board, or even run the CLA Instagram and do a takeover, there are a lot of different and fun options here! Email Em, [email protected], to learn more about this opportunity, and get entered into a raffle to win a GVSU/HC Swag Bag. More exciting information to follow for how to get involved in the Day of Giving. 
  • Volunteer at the 2024 Progressive / Conservative Summit!
    We are seeking volunteer table hosts for the Proposed Amendment Workshop, a fun, participatory learning experience facilitated by our very own Abby Sachs! Table hosts will be tasked with offering an initial welcome to attendees at your table and facilitating dialogue on the assigned prompts. I have attached the event flyer here which includes more information on the workshop and the event. The workshop will take place from 2pm to 5pm on February 29th in the Eberhard Center downtown. To volunteer, please reach out to Common Ground Initiative Program Manager Kahler Sweeney at [email protected] by Thursday, February 15th. This opportunity meets the service requirement of this semester.

Required Form:

  • CLA 2023-2024 Graduation Form
    Please let us know your expected graduation date and whether you are planning on returning to the CLA next year! The deadline to fill out this form is March 1st, 2024.

Optional Upcoming Events:

You can learn more and RSVP at the links below.  Please note: If you RSVP for an optional event, you are expected to attend. If for any reason you RSVP and are unable to attend, you must email Allie Goeddeke at [email protected].

  • Econ Club Lunch: Jonathan Haidt - In Partnership with the Hauenstein Center
    Monday, February 26, 2024 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    International Ballroom, JW Marriott
    RSVP for this event until February 19, 2024
      An Intimate Roundtable Conversation with Jonathan Haidt  
      Monday, February 26, 2 PM - 3 PM, Amway Grand Plaza 
      This is a limited availability opportunity so if you're interested in attending an intimate conversation with other Hauenstein Center members & guests and featured speaker, Jonathan Haidt, please email Em, [email protected], by Monday, February 19. We would LOVE to have students in the room for this event. 
  • Lead Fellow Applications are OPEN! 
    Are you interested in being a Lead Fellow for the 2024-25 Cohort? Learn more and apply at the link above (or under the Important Forms section on the Portal) by Friday, March 1, 11:59 pm. 
  • Mentor Mixer Etiquette Dinner  
    Save the date & RSVP for this semester’s Mentor Mixer taking place on Wednesday, March 20! This will be a fun and useful brush-up on etiquette at networking events, led by GVSU's Employer Development Manager, Cindy Brown! Etiquette Dinners are a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of etiquette for those important business meals, events, and conferences in real-time while enjoying a meal and mingling with CLA mentors. We encourage you to coordinate with your mentor to attend this event as well. Deadline: Sunday, March 3, 11:59 pm  

Additional Reminders:

This month's focus:

Responding to change icon

Quickly, positively, and smoothly transitioning in response to a known or unknown change.

We love to spotlight the awesome things that our cohort is up to throughout the academic year. Are you working on some cool research? Has your student org hosted an event? Did you recently hike up a mountain or get accepted into a grad program? Let us know with the submission form here!

Ashley Perryman

Student Spotlight: CLA Fellow Candidate AND Homecoming Royal, Ashley Perryman

Ashley Perryman is a senior student with majors in Allied Health Sciences and Public Health. She is a returning CLA Fellow Candidate this year, and was elected as the 2023 Homecoming Royal! In addition to her engagement in the CLA, Ashley is incredibly intertwined within the campus community. She is involved in the Track and Field Team and Sprints Leadership Committee, as well as being Chaplain for You Beautiful Black Woman and previously a life group leader & celevitationality leader for Campus Ministry. When asked what being on the Homecoming Court meant to her, Ashley said, "It is an opportunity to be a representation of the organizations that I am involved in across campus as well as Grand Valley as a whole. Being a member of this court is a chance to emulate what it means to be a Laker, which to me means being an active and positive member of the Grand Valley community". Check out her feature on the Grand Valley Homecoming page here!

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