Student Life Briefs 8-21-17

Art exhibit links student communities

The Grand Valley State University Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons art exhibit “Tied Together: An Interactive Visualization of Community Ties” is a recurring event that will be hosted from Wednesday, Aug. 16, to Friday, Sept. 24.

The exhibit, which will be located in the library’s Exhibition Space, is an interactive art project that will allow students to tie a thread around words they think represent them and their journeys to GVSU. 

For more information, contact Erin Fisher, library program manager, at [email protected].

Campus Life Night to occur Tuesday, Sept. 5

Campus Life Night, the on-campus event in which hundreds of student clubs and organizations—as well as several departmental campus resources—set up their tables and give out information and fun freebies, is set to take place Tuesday, Sept. 5.

More than 400 registered student organizations, as well as businesses and non-profit organizations, are planning to be present at the event, located in Parking Lot H on the Allendale Camus, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. As the event will take place outdoors, a backup date of Sunday, Sept. 10, has been chosen in case of rain.

For more information about Campus Life Night, visit

Meijer Mania at Standale Meijer

An event for incoming freshmen and returning students alike, Meijer Mania will be occurring Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Standale Meijer location. The event, which is set to happen after freshman move-in, provides an opportunity for students to bond with their new roommates and other students.

Meijer Mania is an event that has evolved into a tradition to many Grand Valley State University students. Late at night, GVSU students go into Meijer to find what resembles a giant party: music, dancing and a huge amount of college students. Meijer employees are armed with samples of nearly everything at the event, which happens annually.

Meijer Mania will start at 8 p.m., and shuttles will be running from GVSU to the store to transport students.

Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning set for Wednesday, Aug. 23

The 23rd annual Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning will take place at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the L.V. Eberhard Center. This year, keynote speaker Regan A. R. Gurung will focus the presentation around lifelong learning.

The day before, there will be a pre-conference workshop called “Using Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to Optimize Teaching and Foster Student Learning.” This will be an interactive workshop detailing the methodology of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and how attendees can modify and potentially improve their classes.

For more information on where to register for the workshop or keynote presentation, visit