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Kate Branum

Voter Registration Drive

The 2016 election is approaching quickly and Grand Valley State University wants to make sure every voice counts.

Sigma Lambda Upsilon, a GVSU sorority, is sponsoring a voter registration drive Monday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon in the lobby of the Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus.

A table will be set up with all materials needed to allow students to register to vote in the election.

Students registering must be at least 18 years old and provide valid identification.

The Practice of Mindfulness

As classes pick up pace, stress seems inevitable. Luckily, there are ways to combat that added pressure.

Grand Valley State University will host Sue Dilsworth of Heart’s Journey Wellness Center to guide students through the basic principles of meditation and mindfulness.

A 45-minute meditation session with Dilsworth will be held Monday, Sept. 19 from noon until 1 p.m. in Kirkhof Center Room 2215.

During this event, participants will learn breathing exercises, mindfulness, meditations, mudras, restorative yoga poses and relaxation techniques.

No prior meditation or yoga experience is required to attend the session.

GV Hosts Annual Paleo-Olympics

Grand Valley State University is hosting the eighth annual Paleo-Olympics Friday, Sept. 23 from noon until 3 p.m. on the west lawn outside of the Kirkhof Center.

This interdisciplinary event aims to bring together students and faculty through various games and activities focused on learning about history.

Participants will have an opportunity to play games from the ancient world as well as some more modern games.

In addition to physical activities, demonstrations by professors and students will be scheduled along with crafts and puzzles.

This event is free and open to the public.

Excellence Series: Mastering Tough Conversations

Confrontation is a difficult thing to do, especially when it comes to friends or classmates.

Dev Butler, director of staff relation and development will be speaking at Grand Valley State University Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in Kirkhof Center Room 2270.

Using material from the best-selling book, “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High,” Butler aims to teach participants a four-step process to effectively handle tough conversations.

Students will learn techniques to confront others and successfully state their concerns in a cordial and patient manner.

There is no prior sign-up required to attend the event.