News Briefs

GVL Staff

Sibs and kids seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Sibs & Kids weekend activities from 4 to 10 p.m. on Jan. 27 and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 28.

Sibs & Kids weekend is organized by Spotlight Productions and features games, crafts and performances in Kirkhof Center and the Fieldhouse Arena. Those interested in volunteering should contact [email protected].

GV and GR partner for energy efficiency

Grand Valley State University and the City of Grand Rapids are joining up to provide free energy assessments to GVSU faculty and staff.

The program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, cuts the cost of a home energy assessment from between $300 and $500 to $100 for those covered. Homeowners whose homes are assessed will receive a report outlining energy saving measures that would be most effective for the home including more efficient lighting and insulating pipe wrap for hot water. The offer lasts through the winter semester.

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PIC to host study abroad fair

For students interested in study abroad programs, the Padnos International Center is hosting a study abroad fair Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Henry Hall Atrium. The fair will be a chance for students to learn about the programs prior to the Feb. 1 application deadline. More information is available at