News Briefs: Cancer Warriors group hosts first meeting

Study Abroad Funding Workshop

The Grand Valley State University Padnos International Center is hosting the first study abroad funding session of the year at 1 p.m. on Sept. 25 in Room 130 of Lake Ontario Hall.

The workshop will focus on the financial aid- grants, scholarships and loans- and fundraising options for students who are interested in studying abroad. Other options include affordable programs and deferred payment.

For more information, visit or contact Meaghann Myers-Smith at [email protected].

Power of Latino Vote

As part of Hispanic Heritage month, the Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs is presenting an event about the power of the Latino vote on Friday at noon in Room 2266 in the Kirkhof Center.

The event will include a discussion of why it is important for Latinos to vote. A GVSU alumna will tell the story of how she got involved in politics.

OMA is cosponsoring the event with the GVSU sorority Sigma Lambda Gamma. For more information, contact Allison Roman at [email protected].

Strengths- Based Leadership Seminar

A strengths-based leadership seminar is being offered for students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Grand Valley State University Mary Idema Pew Library multipurpose room.

The day-long event will show students how to find their top five strengths and how to use them to the fullest now and in the future. Students with leadership positions or memberships in campus organizations are encouraged to attend.

Registration is preferred. For more information, visit

Cancer Warriors group hosts first meeting

Grand Valley State University’s cancer support group, the Cancer Warriors will hold its first meeting of the year this afternoon at 3 p.m. The meeting will be in Rooms 2215/2216 in the Kirkhof Center.

The meeting is open to all members of the GVSU community and will be focused on those who are currently battling cancer. In addition, the support group helps individuals who are caring for a loved one that is battling cancer.

The meetings occur once a month, and continue throughout the entire year. In order to come to the first meeting, individuals must register online at