Laker Life Briefs

CAB hosts Disney Week

Starting on Monday, March 22, the Campus Activities Board is putting on a full week of events inspired by the classics of the Disney animated canon. All week long will be a “Dress Disney” social media challenge, where members of the GVSU community can wear clothes and costumes relating to everyone’s favorite media monopoly conglomerate and tag @gvsucab on a post on Instagram.

Other events include craft nights on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, a Disney trivia night (which will take place both virtually and in-person) on Wednesday, March 24, a “Magic Kingdom Adventure” scavenger hunt during the day on Saturday, and a Lion King watch party at the Kelly Family Sports Center starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. A full schedule of events can be found on CAB’s website at

Women’s History Month continues

The various departments and organizations at Grand Valley have been hosting events celebrating Women’s History Month since March began, and this week features more programs covering a wide range of periods in both local and national history.

Among these events is Wednesday’s “Grand Rapids Women & Their Work During the Great War” from the Kutsche Office of Local History, Thursday’s “Tea Time” conversation on women’s history hosted by the Community Service Learning Center, and Friday’s “A Decade of Upheaval: Grand Rapids Women and Public Office in the 1910s,” a part of the Grand Rapids Time Traveler Series. For a full schedule of all Grand Valley’s programming on the subject, visit

LGBT Center promotes trans visibility

In preparation for the Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, Grand Valley’s Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center is inviting artist, educator and activist Chelsea Thompto to give a keynote on how “technologies of visualization” (such as facial recognition software and gender markers on governments IDs) can create difficulties and outright danger for trans people.

The event will take place virtually from 2:30-4 p.m. on March 25. Those interested can register online on the Center’s website at, as well as check out Thompto’s art project that inspired the presentation at