News Briefs

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 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

Visiting Artist Lecture

Grand Valley State University will welcome Jen Delos Reyes, an artist, educator and community organizer Monday, Oct. 3. Currently serving as the associate director of the School of Art and History at the University of Illinois Chicago. She is also the director and founder of “Open Engagement,” an international annual conference on socially engaged art.

The lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Lake Huron Hall Room 132 and is presented by the GVSU department of art and design visiting arts committee. For more information contact Paul Wittenbraker at [email protected].

Marketing Career Night

The Grand Valley State University Seidman College of Business will present a Marketing Career Night Monday, Oct. 3. The GVSU American Marketing Association and marketing department will hold an evening of mingling with marketing professionals.

Attendees will also learn about possible careers in the field, resume and interviewing tips as well as internship opportunities. Business professionals from local and multinational companies will be available. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Loosemore Forum located in the L. William Seidman Center.

The Arts in Latin America

Grand Valley State University will welcome Catalina Cuervo, a performer with the Grand Rapids Opera Tuesday, Oct. 4. Cuervo, who currently stars in the opera “Maria de Buenos Aires,” will give a presentation about opera and Latin American arts. Cuervo, a Colombian native, has played the roll of Maria in various productions across the country.

The presentation will be held in Kirkhof Center Room 0072 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For more information, contact [email protected]. The event is LIB 100/201 approved.