News briefs 10/9/17

LGBT Resource Center celebrates 10-year anniversary

Grand Valley State University’s Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center is celebrating its 10-year anniversary for the 2017-18 academic year.

The center, which opened in 2007, will be hosting two celebratory events in October in honor of its anniversary. These events will be free and open to students, faculty, staff and community members. 

The first event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the L.V. Eberhard Center on the Pew Campus. The second event will occur Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Creston Brewery in Grand Rapids. Proceeds collected by the brewery will be donated that day to the center’s action fund. 

For more information, visit

Comedian to shine light on Indigenous Peoples Day   

Comedian and YouTuber Tania Jo Hall will be highlighting the significance of Indigenous Peoples Day Monday, Oct. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room. A student-led panel will follow this program.

This event is LIB 100- and 201-approved.

For more information, visit or contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at [email protected].

Career Center to prep students for annual fair

To help students prepare for the annual career fair at Grand Valley State University, the Career Center will be holding a prep series to sharpen students’ networking skills and help them get ready for future business opportunities.

“So You Think You Can Network?” will take place Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the L. William Seidman Center. Helpful tools will be given on how to give elevator speeches and other informal conversations in an attempt to grow throughout professional settings. 

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‘Walk with the President’ set for Friday, Oct. 13

Grand Valley State University students will be able to walk with GVSU President Thomas Haas Friday, Oct. 13, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the benefits of physical exercise.

The two-mile walk around the Allendale Campus, which will start at the Cook Carillon Tower, is being held to bring national awareness to the Exercise is Medicine initiative and help GVSU students see the potential benefits that physical exercise may contribute to their daily lives. 

The first 100 students to show up and check in will receive a free T-shirt.

For more information, contact Amy Gyorkos at [email protected]