Arts briefs 11/6/17

Momentum dance concert Friday, Nov. 10

The Grand Valley State University Momentum dance organization is set to host a dance concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. The event is open to the public and is free to attend, although donations are welcome.

The organization allows GVSU students to showcase their choreography and dance skills, and the concert is student produced. The performers are using the excitement of live dance performance as a platform for raising funds. Proceeds raised from the performance will go toward a charity of the performing students’ choice.

For more information, contact Mackenzie Matyn at [email protected].

Company information session with Vera Bradley

The Enterprise Systems Student Union (ESSU) will be hosting an informational company meeting for its members with Vera Bradley from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Forum of Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business. 

The event was arranged by Vera Bradley, as the company has shown interest in ESSU. Vera Bradley company members will use the time to get to know students and share information on their company. 

The dress code is business casual, and internships and/or jobs may arise from the event, so participants are strongly advised to bring resumes.

For more information, contact the Seidman College of Business at 616-331-7380.  

Fireside Chat to be held Wednesday, Nov. 8

The Grand Valley State University Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity will be hosting a “Fireside Chat” at noon Wednesday, Nov. 8, inside of the center located in the Kirkhof Center. 

The CWGE’s Fireside Chats serve as a safe space for diverse women across GVSU’s campus to meet one another, form relationships and engage in critical conversations about gender-related topics.

For more information, visit the CWGE’s website at 

P.E.P. Talk being held Tuesday, Nov. 7

Grand Valley State University’s Peer Education and Prevention (P.E.P.) will be holding a P.E.P. Talk Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2215/2216. P.E.P. Talks are a bystander intervention program that take an interactive approach with the curriculum it teaches.

The 90-minute program will give attending students skills they may be able to use to intervene in situations in which there is a possibility that sexual assault and/or harassment may take place. Topics included in the talks include rape culture, empathy building, bystanders and more, and concludes with a pledge to be an active bystander.

For more information, contact Krystal Diel at [email protected].