Baas, Books, Back Pain: How to survive the last two weeks of school
It’s upon us. You can feel a change in the air. Much like when a storm looms over the horizon or a natural disaster begins to brew, the animals are beginning to act strangely. They know what’s coming. Finals. Never fear. We here at the Student Life Weekly will tell you everything you need to know to avoid spontaneously combusting due to stress. Take a deep breath: we’re doing a deep-dive into Exam Cram.
April 15, 2019
Goat Yoga and Fire Breathers?! What to expect at ExtravaGRANDza 2019
Oh no. The end of the semester is fast approaching, and that means you are overwhelmed by 5 upcoming exams, 9 papers, 17 group projects, and to top it off, you’re running out of time to hang out with friends before you all part ways for summer. Have no fear, ExtravaGRANDza is here! To find out more about this fun-filled week of events that will help you de-stress and spend time with your fellow Lakers,
April 9, 2019
Music and Free Food and More (Oh My!): Your Guide to Lakerpalooza 2019
Do you like live music, circus acts, drag shows, and free food? If any of these things entice you, come to Lakerpalooza, GVSU’s very own outdoor music festival!
April 9, 2019
blackbear is a Sagittarius?! This and more you should know when buying your Spring Concert ticket
Are you beary, beary excited for this year’s Spring Concert? If you like music, dancing, and singing along at the top of your lungs, come see the one and only blackbear at GVSU this Thursday! To buy tickets and find out more information, read on!
April 3, 2019
GVSU Leadership Summit: Learn, Grow, Lead
Calling all hard-working Lakers who are motivated, strong-willed, and destined to lead! It’s nearly time for the annual GVSU Leadership Summit, where you will have the opportunity to participate in a statewide conference that will help you grow your leadership and professional skills through a series of informative workshops and inspiring speakers. Read on to find out how you can get involved, become a better leader, and enhance your resume.
February 6, 2019
His Dream Lives On: MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity
This January 26, learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and give back to your community. MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity is your chance to learn about the injustices that still plague society today and participate in one of the many service projects happening throughout West Michigan.
January 23, 2019
Come One. Come All. Save the Date for Presidents' Ball.
Coming to you, the grandest event Grand Valley has to offer: Presidents’ Ball. The big show will be held on February 1, 2019. Read on to discover the event that’s gleaming and glittering with gold and wondrous surprises for young and old.
November 29, 2018
Sit In and Stand Up for Inequality: GVSU Teach-in 2018
This annual event allows students, faculty, and staff to come together to engage in discussions surrounding the themes of power, privilege and difficult dialogues. By attending any of the sessions, varying from panel discussions to workshops, you’ll engage in thought-provoking and action-oriented conversations that focus on bettering GVSU and our larger community.
November 1, 2018
Happy Haunts and Horrors: What to do this Halloween
Are you looking for something to do on the most terrifying night of the year? We have the ultimate list of ways to make this Halloween a night you’ll never forget.
October 28, 2018
Battle of the Valleys 2018: Changing the World and Crushing the Competition
This week-long competition will reveal if Grand Valley or Saginaw Valley State University is able to raise more money for charity. Join in on the fun, help fund GV’s Replenish food resource, and show SVSU who’s boss.
October 22, 2018
Make a Difference Day
Spread the Laker effect on October 27. Join a legion of Lakers in working with several local nonprofit agencies right here in west Michigan.
October 16, 2018
National Voter Registration Day
It’s National Voter Registration Day. Don’t let this holiday wash over you, left in the forgotten recesses of your mind, between National Donut Day and National Pedestrian Day. No matter what you believe in, what you’re passionate about, or who you’re rooting for, we all come together on National Voter Registration Day to celebrate our ability to have say.
September 25, 2018
GR College Week
All week long, GR is celebrating YOU. Meet other college students in the area, discover favorite spots, and take advantage of the many discounts available with your student I.D.!
September 12, 2018
Have a COW, Why Don't You? Community Outreach Week
Looking for volunteer opportunities this winter? Make an opportunity! Reach out to any nonprofit community partner to get started on a service project during Community Outreach Week at GV. Check out our list of opportunities already available to you!
February 13, 2018
Democracy 101: A Series of Critical Conversations
Democracy 101 is a series of bi-weekly lectures, panel discussions, and workshops that will focus on themes of democratic values, systems, and structures. All events are LIB 100/200 approved, and free pizza is available at each event!
February 8, 2018
Let Volunteering Open the Door to Opportunity
Don’t miss your chance to get involved! The Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair is this Wednesday in the Loosemore Forum on our Pew Campus from 1-3 p.m. Fifty local nonprofit organizations will be here to answer your questions and help you give back!
January 30, 2018
Who Will Be the Last Laker Standing?
Auditions are over, the top ten have been chosen, and it's almost time to see who will become our LAST LAKER STANDING. This week, we chatted with Brandon Cooley, one of the top finalists in the competition last year, to explain some of the ins and outs of this hilarious event.
January 30, 2018
De-Stress with Exam Cram
Are you dreading finals? Feel like you can’t think anymore because your head is full of new information that you should’ve learned two months ago? Come relax and de-stress for awhile with Exam Cram!
December 5, 2017
MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity
The MLK Jr. Day of Service and Solidarity is part of a national day of service and is a GREAT opportunity to get a few service hours in and gain awareness of your community!
December 5, 2017
Share Your Knowledge at Leadership Summit
We would like to cordially invite you to participate in the 21st Leadership Summit at Grand Valley State University by submitting a proposal to present! We are seeking speakers with fresh perspectives on leadership across a wide variety of topic areas to give presentations at the summit.
November 28, 2017
What You Need to Know about Homecoming 2017
Here at the Valley, Homecoming is a week-long competition between different organizations. Homecoming is a great fall tradition and a fun way to learn more about your campus and get connected. There is something for everyone!
October 17, 2017
5 Things that’ll Make You go MADD for Make A Difference Day
Each fall the CSLC hosts Make A Difference Day, partnering with 15 different local nonprofit organizations, accommodating more than 300 students!
October 3, 2017
Calling all First Year Leaders
First Year Leadership Experience (FYLE) is an annual leadership program offered by The Office of Student Life to empower emerging leaders! The experience engages participants in interactive discussion and activities, connects students to leadership opportunities across campus, and promotes personal philosophy-building of leadership.
September 19, 2017
Top 5 Things to Do at Family Weekend
Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity for Lakers and their friends, family, and other loved ones to experience a Grand Valley weekend.
September 19, 2017
Non-Profit Volunteer & Internship Fair
The Nonprofit Volunteer and Internship Fair will have over 70 local, nonprofit organizations on campus this Thursday on the Kirkhof Lawn from 1-3 p.m.
September 14, 2017
GR101: Get To Know Your City
Whether you’re new to the west side of Michigan or have been around for a while, get to know Grand Rapids better with GR101 College Week and enjoy special events and discounts!
September 12, 2017
Finding Your Strengths
Shift your focus from what you need to improve, and find out how to Become More through investing in your strengths!
September 12, 2017