Climate change panel

This panel discussion held at Grand Valley State University will discuss the debate toward science and the reality of climate change. Located at the Eberhard Center on the Pew Campus, students can join five regional experts on climate change policy at this town hall-style meeting Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Audience questions and participation will be welcomed. For more information, contact Michael DeWilde at [email protected] or (616) 331-7468.

Surplus Store to hold open hours

As part of Grand Valley State University’s Sustainability Week, the GVSU Surplus Store will be holding open hours Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The store sells university property still containing value to avoid the landfill and optimize sustainability practices on campus.

Students and the public can shop for anything from furniture, electronics or even kitchen items. After funds are processed, the money goes back into the general funds of the university. During store hours, attendees are permitted to park in the GVSU Watson Lot by notifying the parking booth attendant.

Students without a parking pass are encouraged to use street parking. Students can also obtain a temporary daily permit from Pew Campus Security at the Eberhard Center or by calling (616) 331-6677.

‘Mr. Laker’ Battle of the Valleys pageant

Acting as part of the Battle of the Valleys Laker Tradition, the “Mr. Laker” male parent raises money toward the Laker Children’s Fund. This Grand Valley State University event Wednesday, Nov. 2 is held at 9 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center. All contestants will have the chance to win bonus points and compete in a lip sync battle round at “GV’s Got Talent.”

Attendees can bring cash donations to help determine the winner. Sign up to become the first-ever Mr. Laker on OrgSync. To learn more about Battle of the Valleys or the Laker Children’s Fund, message [email protected].

Alpha Sigma Alpha to host annual taco dinner

The sisters of Grand Valley State University’s Alpha Sigma Alpha (ASA) invite students to join the annual taco dinner event, as the money will be donated to five different philanthropies. Part of the proceeds will go to programs like Girls On the Run or the Special Olympics.

The event will be hosted at the ASA house Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The sisters will be tabling in the Kirkhof Center Friday, Oct. 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to sell tickets for the dinner starting at $4 from a sister and $5 at the door. Those who attend can donate $1 to join a taco eating contest, which will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Last year, the ASA sorority raised $300 per philanthropy and expect to double it this year. The winner of the contest will win a $20 gift card to Taco Bell.