Art Briefs 10/6 *PRINT ONLY*

Hauenstein Center Wheelhouse Talk

Gleaves Whitney, director of Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, will present a Wheelhouse talk regarding the upcoming presidential election Friday, Oct. 7. He will discuss the political environment and analyze the ideals of modern American society.

Whitney will also discuss if various political movements can work together to find common ground. The event will be held at 4 p.m. in the Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium in the DeVos Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration hosts Marisel Herrera

Coach, author and educator Marisel Herrera will speak at Grand Valley State University to empower Latina/o students and youth to maintain fearless lives. Herrera’s message affirms the power of education, faith, culture and community to transform one’s life.

The forum will take place Friday, Oct. 7 at noon in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. Herrera will share experiences from housing projects of New York City to the halls of academia, from over two decades as an educational leader.

The event is LIB 100/201 approved as attendees will gain a new awareness on the challenges and obstacles that young people of color face in accessing educational opportunities. Upon completion of the program, attendees will be able to analyze the history of oppression in comparison to today’s events.

Technology Showcase Tour hosted at GV

Grand Valley State University will host the 2016 Technology Showcase Tour, located in Parking Lot G on the Allendale Campus. This event is the industry’s only fully integrated commercial technology tour, which takes place in a tour trailer.

Students can learn about solutions from industry-leading manufacturers Friday, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon. The interactive event will allow students to view and experience the latest technology in the nation. The event is free and open to the public.

GV students prepare for Dance Audition Day

Students who want to major or minor in dance at Grand Valley State University should complete an online application for the dance program, where each applicant can choose their individual audition date.

The 2016-17 upcoming audition dates are Friday, Oct. 7 and Friday, Nov. 11. The remaining dates are in early 2017 during the winter semester. Students are encouraged to audition early, as spaces and scholarships are limited.

For more information, contact the office of music and dance at (616) 331-3484. The auditions for Oct. 7 will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.