News Briefs Dec. 1

Blackboard updates

To install security updates, Grand Valley State University’s Blackboard site will undergo maintenance. The updates and maintenance work is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Some known issues on Blackboard are the inability for Safari to support SafeAssign, users receiving a “not logged in” error message when attempting to click on or change their Blackboard profile picture and total grades showing five decimal points rather than two.

El Canto del colibri

Grand Valley State University’s Latin American Studies and Latino/a Studies are showing the documentary El Canto del Colibri Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The documentary is about relationships between Latino immigrant men and family members who are part of the LGBT community. El Canto del Colibri is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Dance Out Diabetes

The Grand Valley State University Dance Troupe is having a multiple performances at Allendale High School Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3. Their recital will support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Tickets are $5 and can be bought at the door or by a dance troupe member. Children 12 and younger are free to get in. The troupe will also be selling old and new GVSU Dance Troupe gear. The performance Friday, Dec. 2 is at 7 p.m. There are two performances Saturday, Dec. 3. The first one at 1 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Saturday Night Dive

Grand Valley State University is hosting an open-mic comedy event Saturday, Dec. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is open for anyone to perform, whether they have experience or not. Each performer will receive 10 minutes on stage. It will take place in the Kirkhof Center lounge by the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center.