Laker Life Briefs 10/8/18

Amy McNeel

GV Career Center to hold career and internship fair 

All Grand Valley State University students are welcome to attend the GVSU fall career and internship fair on Tuesday, Oct. 16. 

The fair, which is sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance and the GVSU Career Center, will consist of over 230 employers. Students will have the opportunity to explore internships, co-ops and full-time jobs from a wide range of industries. 

The event is being held at DeVos Place Convention Center from 1 to 5 p.m. All students are welcome and no registration is required. To view the full list of participating employers, go to

The Net Delusion hosted by the School of Communications 

The School of Communications is holding a panel on Tuesday, Oct. 16 to discuss the negative sides of internet freedom. The event, titled “The Net Delusion,” will feature professors Corey Anton, Eric Harvey, Vandana Pednekar-Magal and Valerie Peterson. 

The professors will discuss many topics in relation to the internet, such as how it relates to democracy and how authoritarian regimes manipulate it. All Grand Valley State University students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Attendees have the opportunity to sit and listen or become part of the discussion. 

The event will take place at the Frederik Meijer Honors College from 5 to 6 p.m. No registration is required. 

Lighten lives at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

This Wednesday, Oct. 10 is a special opportunity to bring joy to the kids at the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The event is called Project Night Lights and is taking place from 8:30 to 9 p.m. 

During this time, kids will be flashing flashlights out their windows at the hospital. Outside, community members and law enforcement are able to flash lights back at the children. Everyone is welcome to attend, but make sure to bring your own flashlight. 

Project Night Lights is a partnership between the Hospital, local first responders and Silent Observer. The sign atop of the Hospital will also blink as a signal for community members to join in. 

GV’s NASA to clean up Millennium Park 

The Native American Student Association (NASA) is hosting a day of service on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Attendees will meet in the Kirkhof Center room 2266. From there, transportation will be provided to Millennium Park in Chicago. NASA will be doing a clean-up of burial mounds near the park. 

All Grand Valley students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. The trip is LIB 100/201 approved. To attend the day of service, RSVP by Friday, Oct. 19 at 11:59 p.m. Go to to RSVP. 

International Dinner set for Monday, Oct. 22

On Monday, Oct. 22, the Padnos International Center is hosting its Monthly International Dinner. This month, the dinner will focus on Italian cuisine.

The Monthly International Dinner is a series that allows an international student to share a dish from their country. Grand Valley State University student Daniela Ceccato is hosting this month’s Italian dinner. 

All students are welcome to attend the event for food and fun activities. The cost is $7.19, or a meal with the campus dining plan. The dinner will take place at Kleiner Marketplace from 5 to 8 p.m.