Laker Life briefs 1/18/18

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ACES to hold 12-step meeting

The Grand Valley State University organization ACES, which is centered on education about alcohol and other drugs, will be hosting a 12-step meeting on Monday, Jan. 22, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 0073.

The meeting will offer the education and support necessary to aid people who want to stop drinking or using other drugs. Meetings are open to GVSU students, faculty, staff and other community members. Multiple meetings are held throughout the semester on campus.

For more information, contact the ACES office at 616-331-2537.

Dance auditions set for all day Friday, Jan. 19

For students wanting to major or minor in dance or who are interested in taking a dance class, dance auditions will be held Friday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 

An audition schedule is available to be viewed online, and for certain auditions there is a required dress code. There are audition times set aside for ballet technique auditions, modern technique auditions and solo pieces. The day will conclude with an informal meeting with the dance faculty.

For more information, contact the Office of Music, Theatre and Dance at 616-331-3484.

Study-abroad funding workshop set for Friday, Jan. 19

The Grand Valley State University Padnos International Center is set to host a funding workshop centered around summer programs abroad from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, in Lake Ontario Hall, Room 130. 

The workshop will help interested students navigate the possibilities for financial aid abroad, including scholarships, grants, loans, fundraising, deferred payment options and affordable program options. Studying abroad during spring/summer may offer GVSU students a convenient opportunity to go abroad without having to arrange a special semester schedule.

For more information, visit the Padnos International Center in Lake Ontario Hall or call at 616-331-3898.

New art exhibit available for viewing in GV Art Gallery

In the Art Gallery in the Haas Center for Performing Arts, the new art exhibit titled “Ebb and Flow: Explorations in Painting” by Herbert Murrie is available to be viewed. 

Including 26 pieces done throughout Murrie’s life, the exhibit examines the “ebb and flow” of his creative process. The opening reception for the exhibit is Thursday, Jan. 18, and several events will be held throughout the duration of the exhibit’s presence on campus, which will end Thursday, Mar. 15. 

For more information, contact the GVSU Art Gallery at 616-331-2563.