News Briefs

Baton Twirling Workshop geared toward young girls

Moriah Muscaro, otherwise known as the baton twirler featured at Laker football games, recently hosted a baton twirling workshop that allowed young girls the chance to perform during the Grand Valley State University men’s basketball halftime show on Feb. 7.

The halftime show featured more than 30 girls from the ages of 3-16 who performed a routine they learned during training at GVSU’s Allendale campus.

This is Muscaro’s third time hosting the GVSU Twirler for a Day event. She will be heading off to Italy in April to compete in the World Baton Twirling Championships.

All proceeds earned from the event went towards the Helen DeVos Children’s Center.

For more information, contact Matthew Makowski at (616) 331-2228.

GV musical group to perform

The Grand Valley Winds is set to perform at the next Arts at Noon session starting at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 11 in the Cook-DeWitt Center.

Comprised exclusively of Grand Valley State University faculty members, the Grand Valley Winds is known for spreading enthusiasm for music through performances within the community.

Members of the Grand Valley Winds include Christopher Kantner, flute; Marlen Vavrikova, oboe; Joel Schekman, clarinet; Vincent Karamanov, bassoon; and Richard Britsch, horn.

For more information about the event, call the Music and Dance Department at (616) 331-3484.

Why Vote Workshop will highlight importance of voting

As a part of the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration, Grand Valley State University will present a workshop concerning the issues of voting and how to get students more involved.

Theresa Q. Tran, executive director at Asian & Pacific Island American Vote – Michigan, is the event moderator.

Topics at the workshop include jobs, immigration and the economy as well as the challenges introduced when engaging with multi-generational and multi-lingual community.

The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today inside Room 2263 at the Kirkhof Center.

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Sexual Health Focus Group

A focus group will focus on sexual health resources, services and access at Grand Valley State University.

The event will be held today from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Kirkhof Center Room 0042. Personal information and behavior will not be collected as the event is not a research project and all participation is voluntary. Students or student groups wishing to provide input without attending the event can submit information via email or through writing.

Information can be submitted through this link:, or students can contact Monica Rykse at [email protected].

Academic Success Workshop

Grand Valley State University students who are looking for additional help in biology and chemistry can attend the How to Study for BIO and CHM workshop today from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in North C 142. 

Upperclassmen in the science fields will provide students with specific study strategies and tips to help them succeed on their midterms and other tests throughout the semester. 

The Student Academic Success Center hosts events such as this several times during the semester. For more information on tutoring and other academic resources the center offers, visit or contact the SASC at (616) 331-3588.