News Briefs 11-17

Last Lecture

The annual Last Lecture sponsored by student senate will take place Thursday, Nov. 17. Grand Valley State University professors Paul Cornish and David Leonard will present at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Mary Idema Pew Library. Professors are nominated by students, faculty and staff members to present a lecture.

The educational affairs committee then decides on four professors and students senators vote for the lecturers. The event is free of charge and approved for LIB 100/201 students. There will also be refreshments served. For more information, contact student senate at (616) 331-2333 or [email protected].

Film Project Premiere

Grand Valley State University students and faculty have spent months shooting and editing the 2016 Summer Film Project. The film titled, “Lucky Jay: Season 2” will premiere Friday, Nov. 18 at Celebration Cinema! North in Grand Rapids at 8:40 p.m. The prequel to the movie titled, “Lucky Jay: Season 1” will be screening at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $10, which includes both screenings and entry into an after-party at 10 p.m. The cast and crew for the production was composed of more than 20 GVSU students and 15 professional actors. The film was shot in various locations around West Michigan. For more information about the “Lucky Jay” series, visit

Fall Dance Day

The Grand Valley State University dance department will hold a dance day Friday, Nov. 18 for anyone interested in pursuing a dance major or minor. The classes are free but space is limited, in order to register email Samantha Shelton at [email protected].

The event will be held in the Performing Arts Center Studio 1600. The day of events will go as follows: ballet technique from 9 a.m. to 10:25 a.m., informal performance/question and answer session from 10:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., lunch break from 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. and modern technique from 1 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.