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Faculty, staff members to host second free Repair Clinic for students

  • Photo of student and staff member at Repair Clinic

Posted on February 20, 2018

During the hustle and bustle of a busy semester, accidents happen and it is not uncommon for students to rip their jeans, lose buttons, break their eyeglasses or bust a zipper or backpack strap. 

An upcoming Repair Clinic will offer students a free opportunity to have all of the above scenarios and more mended by Grand Valley faculty and staff members.

The free Repair Clinic will take place Thursday, February 22, from 6-8 p.m., in the Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center's Multipurpose Room.

The clinic is a collaboration between the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Housing Department, and volunteers will be on-hand from multiple campus departments, including Human Resources, Kirkhof College of Nursing, TRiO Student Support Services, University Libraries and more.

Monica Johnstone, director of communications and advancement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, said it is her hope that these clinics repair more than material items.

"These clinics model a kind of resiliency and allow faculty, staff and students to come together in a casual setting and make something better right away," said Johnstone. "It is a way of caring for the campus community in a little way that is symbolic of our desire to support our social fabric."

For more information, contact Johnstone at johnstmo@gvsu.edu.