Laker Life briefs 2/1/18

Study-abroad informational session to be held Friday, Feb. 2

The Grand Valley State University Padnos International Center (PIC) is set to host a study-abroad first-step meeting on Friday, Feb. 2, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Lake Ontario Hall, Room 130.

The meeting will go over the basics of studying abroad for GVSU students who are interested. It will also cover picking the best program for each student, funding and academic information. Meetings are held every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, contact the PIC at 616-331-3898.

Campus Interfaith Resources to host second sacred sites tour

Grand Valley State University’s Campus Interfaith Resources is set to host its second sacred sites tour, this time traveling to the West Michigan Hindu Temple on Friday, Feb. 2, from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attending GVSU students will not only be able to see a local Hindu temple, but they will also learn about Hinduism and Jainism. 

For more information, contact Kevin McIntosh at [email protected].

Illustration students to hold road show Saturday, Feb. 3

Grand Valley State University illustration seniors are taking their artwork on the road Saturday, Feb. 3, from noon to 6 p.m. at Vault of Midnight in Grand Rapids.

Vault of Midnight, a comic book store located at 95 Monroe Center St. NW in Grand Rapids, will be a location for GVSU seniors to show off and sell their artwork, as well as zines, buttons and prints. 

For more information, contact professor Durwin Talon at [email protected].

Standing Rock photography to be shown in library Exhibition Space

Grand Valley State University will be hosting the “Standing Rock: Photographs of an Indigenous Movement” exhibition in the Mary Idema Pew Library Exhibition Space starting Monday, Feb. 5, and ending Wednesday, Feb. 28.

The exhibit will consist of 36 out of more than 1,500 photos taken of the Standing Rock resistance of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The photos, taken by American Indian journalist Levi Rickert, capture the intensity of the Standing Rock movement. 

For more information, contact the Kutsche Office of Local History at 616-331-8099.

GVSU Opera Theatre to hold performances of ‘Oklahoma!’

The Grand Valley State University Opera Theatre will be performing the musical “Oklahoma!” on Friday, Feb. 2, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Haas Center for Performing Arts.

Set in the old American West amidst a rivalry between farmers and cowboys, “Oklahoma!” tells the love story of cowboy Curly and farm girl Laurey. GVSU alumnus Christopher Carter will be returning to campus to direct the play after recently performing in it with the Chicago Lyric Opera.

For more information, contact the GVSU Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at [email protected].

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