Laker Life Briefs

GV participates in Celebrate Bisexuality Day

Ever since the first official observance of “Celebrate Bisexuality Day” at the 1999 conference of the International Lesbian and Gay Association, activists around the world have taken Sept. 23 to recognize the accomplishments of bisexual activists and spread awareness of this oft-ignored identity. Grand Valley State University’s own Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center is joining the annual festivities with a night of celebration and education.

Anyone interested is welcome to join in the snacks and activities Monday, Sept. 23 in their office at the Kirkhof Center 1161. The event lasts from 7-9 p.m. and is LIB 100 and LIB 201 credit approved. Those with questions can contact Associate Director Marla Wick at [email protected]

Hauenstein Center honors Constitution Day 

How the Constitution of the United States should be interpreted has been a regular facet of American political debate seemingly since the document’s conception. But in today’s vitriolic political climate, the question of how we should apply it moving forward is more relevant than ever.

Should we prioritize the interpretation of our nation’s founders, despite hundreds of years of change separating our world from theirs? Or should we take it as a living document that can be changed to suit modern times, potentially changing our country’s values?

Students interested in learning more about this debate or are interested in credit for LIB 100/201 can join premier legal commentator Jeffrey Rosen Tuesday, Sept. 24 as he shares his insights on the Constitution and how the Supreme Court is likely to use it in the near future. The event is hosted by the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies from 7-9 p.m. in the Loosemore Auditorium. Rosen’s talk is free and open to the public, and those interested in attending can RSVP through the Hauenstein Center’s website at

Padnos International Center educates on affordable study abroad options

Interested in taking advantage of Grand Valley’s opportunities abroad but worried you don’t have the funds to make a trip happen? Come down to the Study Abroad Funding 101 Workshop to learn about financial aid, scholarships, grants and more that can help you spend a semester or even an entire academic year in another country.

The workshop will be held in the Padnos International Center at 130 Lake Ontario Hall Friday, Sept. 27 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Those with questions can reach Study Abroad Adviser Meaghann Myers-Smith at [email protected]