Study Abroad Student Panel

Grand Valley State University is offering a study abroad student panel at noon today in Room 2259 of the Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus.

Student panelists are speaking on studying and serving in the Dominican Republic. This event highlights Santo Domingo. It is sponsored by Latin American Studies, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, various departments and the Women’s Center.

For more information, contact Leslye Allen at [email protected].

Last Lecture

Grand Valley State University’s Student Senate is hosting the annual Last Lecture starting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Mary Idema Pew Library Multipurpose Room. The event is LIB 100 approved.

This year’s speaker is classics professor Charles Pazdernik, who was nominated by GVSU students and faculty and chosen by the senate. Inspired by Randy Pausch’s lecture and book in 2008, the Last Lecture gives professors a chance to offer advice, share experiences and connect with members of the GVSU community.

For more information, contact [email protected].

From Knowledge to Action: Where do we go from here?

The Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies is sponsoring a dialogue event on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 174 in Lake Ontario Hall at Grand Valley State University. The event is LIB 201 approved.

The student-led event will focus on topics related to the teach-in event that happened on campus last winter. Randa Elbih is collaborating with students to raise awareness about how people can address oppression and injustice in the community.

For more information, contact Elbih in Room 234 in Lake Ontario Hall on the Allendale Campus.

Intermediate Leaders Institute

The Laker Leadership Program at Grand Valley State University is presenting a leadership retreat from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday in Room 2263 of the Kirkhof Center. The event is free for students and is LIB 100/ LIB 201 approved.

Participants will learn to work as part of a team through activities and discussions. They will also learn how to use the appreciate inquiry model and how to seek out the positive in the world. Individuals and members of student organizations are encouraged to attend to develop interpersonal skills.

For more information, contact [email protected].


This educational event is happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Grand River Room of the Kirkhof Center at Grand Valley State University. It is approved for LIB 100/ LIB 201 students.

The event focuses on spreading awareness about the benefits of eating a healthy, plant-based diet. Attendees can participate in a free yoga class, learn fall food recipes and listen to speakers. Topics will include the environment, health and animal welfare.

For more information, contact Emma Gasinski at [email protected].

Fall Breather

Student Senate is looking for feedback on Grand Valley State University’s first fall breather on Oct. 18 and 19. It is almost Thanksgiving. Are you hanging in there? Wish you had gotten a break? Let them know about your experience at