Laker Life Briefs

First Cornhole Tournament at GVSU

Grand Valley is hosting their first cornhole tournament on Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s free to sign up and registration is due by Aug. 12. To sign up all you need is a teammate and a team name, the winners will get a prize from the Laker Store and get a trophy. GVSU faculty, staff, and students are able to sign up. The event will be held at the Cook Carillon Tower Lawn. Registration is available at this link.

GVSU holds Choir, Band, and Orchestra Auditions

The department of music, dance, and theatre is inviting students to audition for choir, band, and orchestra Aug. 27 through Aug. 30 in-person at the Haas Center for Performing Arts. Choir auditions are scheduled for Aug. 27 at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The second audition date is Aug. 30 at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The audition will include a warm-up to determine vocal range and then students will be able to perform a song of their choice. If students don’t have a song to sing themselves, they are being asked to perform “America (My Country ‘tis of Thee).” Students are asked to bring a copy of their musical selection to the audition only if they’re performing their own song selection. Students can sign up for ten minute time frames at this link. Band and Orchestra auditions are on Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 with audition times split based off of the instruments. Upon arrival students will be assigned a number and all play behind a screen. Students can register for their spot online.

Student Senate Looking for New Sign Ups

GVSU’s Student Senate is looking to get more students involved with student government on campus. Student senate is a group of 50 students who each serve on one of six committees. These committees work to better student life, academics, and the overall student experience at GVSU. Their mission is to help create a student body that is engaged, healthy, and empowered. Students can apply to join Student Senate at Student Senate is working on preparing for Battle of the Valleys, after previously assigning a BOV benefactor with Saginaw Valley State University and are actively working to promote that.