Laker Life Briefs 8/26

Hypnotist returns to GV

If the first week of class has you already wanting respite from the vagaries of college life, the Campus Activities Board may have you covered. This Thursday, Aug. 29 they’re welcoming comedian and professional hypnotist Chris Jones back to campus to entertain students who want to let go — or who want to watch their friends and classmates let go for them.

Jones will be performing at 7 p.m. in the Grand River Room (2250 Kirkhof Center). Students curious about his work can look up his run on America’s Got Talent, his upcoming prank show “Double Take,” or his Twitter @1wordchrisjones. 


Cultural diversity at OMA open house

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) works towards building and retaining a diverse and inclusive campus at Grand Valley State University. Students may have already seen some of their efforts through their Laker Familia and Black Excellence Orientation programs. Students interested in learning more about what they do for campus can join them at the OMA Open House in their office at 1240 Kirkhof Center.

The event will go from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27. Students who attend can eat snacks, play games, watch movies and learn about OMA programming like student cultural organizations, the OMA ambassador program, and their Professionals of Color Lecture Series. The Office of Multicultural Affairs can be contacted at [email protected]


Explore campus life at Live Eat Rec Fest

For many Grand Valley students, the free access to the Recreation Center that comes with their ID cards is a major feature of their time on campus. At Live Eat Rec Fest, incoming freshmen and returning students alike can learn about what the Recreation Center, as well as Housing and Campus Dining, has to offer. The three have partnered together to put on their annual open house at the Rec Center itself from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Students who come by can explore the fitness facilities, go on a housing tour, participate in sporting competitions and group exercise classes, discover Campus Rec programs and 50+ club sports teams and learn about employment opportunities with Housing and Residence Life, Campus Dining, and Campus Recreation. All interested students need to do is bring their ID card for access to Rec Center.