Laker Life Briefs Sept. 26

Sabrina Edwards, Laker Life Editor

Battle of the Valley’s fundraising events

Student Senate is hosting multiple events for the fundraising of Battle of the Valley’s. All proceeds benefit the I Understand-Love Heals charity and mental health awareness. The first being a yoga event on Tuesday Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There is a minimum $5 donation to attend the event, however, students can give more if they are able. This event is in collaboration with the Recreation and Wellness center. The event will take place at the North Library Lawn.

On Sept. 29 there will be a tie dye event from 5 to 7 p.m. In order to attend students will have to pay $3 if they’re bringing their own shirts or $5 if they are provided one. This event will take place on North Library Lawn.

Later in that night there will be a trivia night from 7 to 9 p.m. Those who want to attend will have to pay $5 for donations. The event will take place at the Cook DeWitt center. On Sept. 30 there will be a Friendly Feud from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Those who want to participate can gather a team of four to five friends. There will be prizes available, those include GVSU merchandise, home decor and apparel. In order to attend, students are asked to pay $5 per individual or $15 for their team. All donations will be made cashless and students can donate more than required minimum amount if they are able to.

Progressive Conservatives hosting a summit

The group is hosting a two day summit starting on Oct. 1. There will be only one speaker on the first day. The keynote speaker will be Jane Coaston, Coaston will be speaking on the importance of a good-faithed debate.

On Oct. 2 the events will take place for the entire day. Starting at 9 a.m. there will be breakfast and registration. Following that there will be a keynote speaker at 10. David French will be speaking on what’s next for conservatism. That will lead into the panel at 11:45 during which they will be talking on the shifting of demographics and how that could potentially impact future elections. During this attendees will look over the 2020 Census and discuss the election.

There will be a luncheon facilitated by Brian Bowdle and Lisa Perhamus. At 2:30 there will be another keynote speaker, Matthew Yglesias, who will speak about what’s next for progressivism. At 4:15 there will be another panel discussion and a public networking reception at 5:30 p.m. There will be a final keynote speaker at 7 p.m. Coaston, French and Yglesias will join together to speak on finding a common ground. Students can RSVP for this event online.

Decorate jars in Kirkhof

Campus Activities Board is hosting a mason jar decorating event. The event will take place Oct. 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This will take place in room 2266 in Kirkhof. This is being limited to 60 students so it’s first come first serve.