Conscious Conversations

The Grand Valley State University Women’s Commission is hosting their monthly conversation at noon today in Room 1104 in the Kirkhof Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The discussion is called “Expecting Better: Establishing Family Friendly Workplaces.” Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch to the event.

For more information, contact [email protected] or visit the website at

Political Order and Political Decay lecture

The Grand Valley State University Hauenstein Center is sponsoring Francis Fukuyama at 7 p.m. tonight in the Eberhard Center on the Pew Campus. The event is LIB 100/LIB 201 approved.

Francis Fukuyama wrote the book “Origins of Political Order” as an examination of how societies develop strong, impersonal institutions. He also looks at how corruption affects different governments throughout the world. “Political Order and Political Decay,” Fukuyama’s newest book, will be sold and signed at the event.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit, or contact Tori VanDragt at (616) 331-2770 for more information.

Salute to Latinas: “Still We Rise: We Will Not Be Defeated”

The Grand Valley State University chapter of Delta Tau Lambda is presenting their first annual event at 7 p.m. on Friday in the Alumni House. This event is LIB 100/LIB 201 approved and is open to the public.

The event will include a reception to celebrate women and the winner of the Lydia Cruz and Sandra Maria Ramos scholarship for future Latina leaders. Participants will enjoy dinner, live entertainment and speakers. There will be opportunities to win prizes.

For more information, contact Brenda Garcia at [email protected].

Native American Day of Service

The Grand Valley State University Native American Student Association is sponsoring a volunteer event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Students and community members are encouraged to attend.

Participants will help clean up the Norton Mound National Historical Landmark, located in Grand Rapids. The Hopewellian burial mound is one of the few surviving in the area. The Grand Rapids Public Museum also sponsors the annual event.

To register, contact Kristie Scanlon at [email protected]. For more information, visit

PACES workshop: Admissions to Completion

The Grand Valley State University Office of Graduate Studies is sponsoring a workshop for students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in Room 107C in the DeVos Center on the Pew Campus.

Students are encouraged to attend if they are interested in getting their doctorate. They will learn how to obtain a PhD and succeed in the program once they are accepted. Rique Campa, a professor at Michigan State University, will speak about the steps from admission to completion.

For more information, visit Contact Brent Showerman at [email protected] with any questions.