Laker Life Briefs 4/14/2019


Amy McNeel

Unwind and relax with goat yoga 

Finals is a stressful time for students and professors alike. To provide some much-needed relaxation, the Grand Valley State University Campus Activities Board is hosting Goat Yoga at the Kirkhof Center 2263. The event is taking place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 and is free and open to all GVSU students, faculty and staff.

Yoga is known to be a relaxing, peaceful form of exercise that boosts brain power and mindfulness. Mixed with baby goats, this event will provide students with exercise, relaxation and fun.

The class will be run by one of GVSU’s yoga instructors. All levels of experience are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Campus Activities Board at [email protected].

Celebrate the end of classes with Lakerpalooza

Need to get away (but not too far away) from your finals? Join GVSU for Lakerpalooza, the grand finale of the April 13-19 ExtravaGRANDza festivities. The outdoor musical festival is completely free, will taking place right on campus in the Fieldhouse Circle Drive from 5 to 9 pm on April 19.

This year features many performances from local musicians and student talent, with a set list including The Skinny Limbs, Brother Elsey, Hexing, Blanco Suave, Rendered Worthless, Balloonboy, Birdie Country and No Fun Club. The event is also packed with free carnival food, circus acts, a dunk tank, and more.

For more information, visit GVSU’s ExtravaGRANDza website or contact Esther Ly and Samantha Sanders, the Directors of Special Events, at [email protected]

Laker Leader for a Lifetime

Are you looking for leadership advice, an incredibly last-minute LIB 100/201 credit, or just really want to see T-Haas one last time before saying goodbye to everyone’s favorite retiring GVSU president? Check out “A Laker Leader for a Lifetime,” President Thomas J. Haas’ closing advice to the Laker community he leaves this summer.

The event will be held by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at the DeVos Center’s Loosemore Auditorium (122E) as a part of their driving mission to foster ethical, effective leadership for the 21st century. Join Hauenstein’s newest alumni class for personal and professional leadership lessons from Haas himself.

For more information, contact Rachel Florida, the Event Planner at Hauenstein Center, at [email protected].