Laker Life Briefs

Make a Splash at QueeraPOOLooza

Ever been to a pool party in September? If not, you’re in luck because Grand Valley’s Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center and Campus Recreation are hosting one fashionably late in the season at the Field House Arena pool. Queer and trans students are encouraged to “grab your fanciest swimsuit, a towel, and your GVSU ID” and join the festivities Friday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Those with questions can contact the LGBT Resource Center at [email protected], or stop in to their office at 1161 Kirkhof Center. Their doors are open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday.


Café con Leche at Holton Hooker

Grand Valley State University is once again hosting the annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration, a months-long series of campus events running from Sept. through Nov. This year, they’re kicking off the celebration with traditional Spanish pan (bread) and café con leche (coffee with milk), served at the Holton Hooker Living and Learning Center Monday, Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Drop by and grab some classic morning (or afternoon) goodness in between your classes.

The Hispanic Heritage Celebration is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Latin American & Latino/a Studies program, Center for Women & Gender Equity, Latino/a Faculty Staff Association, Spectrum Health, Campus Activities Board and Latino Student Union. Those interested in learning more about the series can stop by the OMA office in 1240 Kirkhof Center or check out the line-up on their website at


Make Your Own Game Day T-Shirt

Excited for a full season of fall sports? Show your school spirit and create a custom gameday shirt at the Laker Store’s DIY Game Tee Party.

Join them on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 2-4 p.m. at the GVSU Laker Store, where they’ll provide the t-shirt modifying supplies, tutorials, snacks and prizes. Attendees can either bring their own tees to modify or buy one at the event. RSVP for the event at their Facebook page,