Kate Branum

Conversations of Color: True American

The Office of Multicultural Affairs Conversations of Color series at Grand Valley State University will be collaborating with the Brooks College Office of Integrative Learning and Advising to host a discussion around the book “The True American” Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Kirkhof Center Room 2270.

The conversation will cover important topics including: what it means to be a “true American” and different ways to heal the divides in American society.

The event is free to attend and will provide light refreshments.

Brand Yourself

The Future Alumni Association at Grand Valley State University has partnered with the Career Center to facilitate the interactive workshop “Brand Yourself,” Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Alumni House.

This event will help students learn how to promote a professional online image, make a positive first impression with potential employers and demonstrate the correct way to put together a resume. Members from the Future Alumni Association will offer all participants the option to have a professional headshot taken.

This event is free to attend and will include light appetizers and drinks.

Breaking Down Walls

Grand Valley State University organization, To Write Love On Her Arms, will lead a discussion about mental illness Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Mary Idema Pew Library.

To Write Love on Her Arms is a mental health awareness club on campus dedicated to creating dialogue about mental illness. This event will be an informative and personal presentation about several mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, OCD, suicide, addiction, self-harm and eating disorders.

By providing facts about mental illness, the group aims to raise awareness and end stigmas that are attached to certain mental illnesses.

Women’s Commission Fall Mentoring Reception

The Women’s Commission at Grand Valley State University will hold the fifth annual Women’s Commission mentoring reception Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium of the DeVos Center.

The Women’s Commission, in partnership with the Women’s Center, Provost’s Office and the Office of the President, created the GVSU women’s mentoring program as a way to highlight the value of female faculty and staff members and create opportunities for dialogue and relationship-building between university women.

Those interesting in attending are asked to RSVP by Friday, Nov. 11 at [email protected].