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GVSU Holds Technology Workshop

SAP University Alliance and Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business hosted a technology workshop Friday, Oct. 28. Over 20 students from Cass Technical High School in Detroit participated in hands-on exercises and put their critical thinking skills to the test.

Students learned about technology, software and data processes. The program helps young students understand Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and the impact on business function and daily life. The program is sponsored by General Motors, SAP University Alliance and the Enterprise Systems Student Union and was held in the GVSU Detroit Center.

Battle of the Valleys fundraising

For the past week, fundraising for Grand Valley State University’s annual competition against Saginaw Valley State University for Battle of the Valleys has been going on. At the football game, GVSU beat out SVSU 62-56 in double overtime.

In the fundraising field, GVSU raised $17,331 for the Laker Children’s Fund and SVSU raised $26,000 for Hidden Harvest. This was an increase of about $2,000 for SVSU and $5,000 for GVSU from last year.

Student senate meeting

Grand Valley State University’s student senate held their weekly general assembly meeting Thursday, Nov. 3. Each vice president gave their reports and updated the rest of the body on what their respective committee had been working on. Ella Fritzemeier, student senate president, updated the senators about her meetings about GVSU’s re-accreditation next year, bias reporting and an upcoming election town hall Monday, Nov. 14.

The town hall will be discuss the outcome of the presidential election and to hear the concerns of students. Fritzemeier also relayed information regarding the fall breather and her upcoming meeting with Lynn Blue. Other upcoming events are ChallengeGV, a meeting for leaders on campus, the “Hunger and Homelessness” discussion Wednesday, Nov. 9 and the annual You Beautiful Black Woman hair show Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.