Kathy Agee, science program coordinator for the Regional Math and
Science Center, discusses a repair during a previous Repair Clinic.
Heather Van Wormer, associate professor and chair of anthropology,
mends a zipper. The next Repair Clinic is October 19.
The GVSU Repair Clinic returns this fall, with faculty and staff
members bringing in their sewing machines and tools to fix students'
clothing, backpacks or other items for free.
Academic advisors will also be on hand as a resource for students at
the clinic, which is Tuesday, October 19, from 6-8 p.m. in the
Holton-Hooker Living Center's multipurpose room.
"At this clinic, we hope to make our 400th repair and
beyond," said Monica Johnstone, the clinic organizer who is also
director of communications and advancement for the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences.
"In addition to stopping by to get a backpack strap reattached,
a rip sewn up or a button replaced, students should also keep us in
mind for a free knitting lesson (with knitting needles and yarn to
keep) or even an advising question," Johnstone said. "The
faculty and staff volunteers love to know that they helped get
something off a student’s mind so they can get on with learning."