Laker Life Briefs

Learn about Personal Finance

On Tuesday, Mar. 2, Professor of Financial Planning Gregg Dimkoff will be leading a webinar on what young professionals should know about their finances as they graduate college and enter the workplace. The event will last from 4-5 p.m. over Zoom, touching on subjects like credit cards, vehicle leasing and ownership, and how your landlord’s insurance applies to your property.

Though anyone can attend the event, it doubles as a part of the TRACKS program for students of the Seidman College of Business. Those who attend eight TRACKS events will receive a Certificate of Completion at the Seidman Evening of Honors. If you’re interested in joining this particular webinar, you can RSVP for the talk at

Relax with tea and therapy dogs

Grand Valley’s Campus Activities Board is looking to help students (or faculty) de-stress from midterms with their “Pup of Tea” event. As is tradition for exams, CAB is bringing friendly dogs to the Allendale campus for people to pet and mellow out with. The dogs will be hanging out under the Cook Carillon Tower from 12-2 p.m. along with cups of tea to-go.

Journal your COVID-19 experience

The GVSU archives are interested in documenting and preserving the community’s experience of the pandemic. As a part of their COVID Journaling Project, the University Archives have been accepting online journal submissions from students, faculty and staff on their website at This week, however, they’re adding a new element to their collection: hand-written postcards.

Every day until Saturday, Mar. 6, the Mary Idema Pew Library in Allendale and the Steelcase Library in the Grand Rapids Pew Campus will both have a supply of postcards, prompts for writing, and a mailbox for completed submissions. If you participate, your postcard may be archived and added to the digital collection online, and preserved in Seidman House for future research.