News Briefs 9-22-16

Documentary Series

The Unnatural Causes documentary series will begin Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. The seven-part documentary will be shown each week in Kirkhof Center Room 2270. The series will explore the effects of social factors such as race, socioeconomic standing, geography, and gender on health and health care in the United States. The well-being and longevity of American lives will be examined and discussed as well. The documentary viewing will be followed by an instructor-led discussion. The event is LIB 100/201 approved and will continue every Thursday until Nov. 10.

Harvest Party

The Grand Valley State University Sustainable Agriculture Project will host its annual harvest party Friday, Sept. 23 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The party will be held at the project site located on 4539 Luce St. in Jenison, MI. The event will include a potluck dinner, yard games, farm tours, a bonfire and live music by The Lake Effects. Volunteer hours are open from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. before the party for anyone who would like to help out on the farm. For more information, contact Austin VanDyke at [email protected]. The event is LIB 100 approved.

Open Mic Night

Spotlight Productions will host the first of two open mic nights this semester Friday, Sept. 23. The event will held in the Kirkhof Center lounge from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. All Grand Valley State University students are welcome to showcase their musical and spoken-word talents. The theme for this open mic night is a lip sync battle but any type of performance is welcome. The event is free for all students to attend and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to register as a performer, contact [email protected].

Meet the Dean

Grand Valley State University students will have a chance to meet the new Dean of Students and Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Eileen Sullivan Tuesday, Sept. 27. Sullivan was appointed to the position in July. The event will take place in the Grand River Room of the Kirkhof Center from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Attendees will learn more about Sullivan’s background in student affairs and goals for the university. For more information, contact [email protected].