Laker Life Briefs 10/4

Sabrina Edwards, Laker Life Editor

Baked goods for Make-A-Wish

Stars for Make-A-Wish is hosting a bake sale on Monday Oct. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be cookies, cupcakes, brownies and other sweets available for purchase. The proceeds from this event benefit the Make-A-Wish program which helps children who have cancer. The baked goods can be bought with either Venmo or cash. The sale will take place in room 1110 in Kirkhof.

Students gather to air grievances regarding on-campus dining

The Young Democratic Socialists of America is partnering with the Latino Student Union to give students the chance to have an open discussion about their issues with campus dining. This event is being held for those that are currently upset with campus dining. Professor LaGuardia-LoBianco will be there as well to help facilitate the discussion. The discussions will include what students need from campus dining, why their needs aren’t being met and what campus dining can do to help meet those needs. 

There will also be an examination of Aramark, which is the GVSU campus dining provider, on how their structure impacts GVSU’s community and diverse population. Students will be able to voice their opinion on what steps can be taken to make this better for everyone. The discussion will take place in room 2263 in Kirkhof from 3:30 to 4 p.m.

GVSU celebrates Family Weekend

This week GVSU is hosting Family Weekend. The family members of students are invited to come together on campus and participate in multiple events hosted by the Campus Activities Board. There will be an anchor decorating event Saturday Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Pere Marquette room. There are only 90 slots available so those who want to attend are encouraged to RSVP on LakerLink. Those who do attend will be given a free wooden anchor per person to decorate as they wish.

That same day there will also be a 5K hosted by Recreation and Wellness from 9 a.m. to noon. Registration is now $30 per person and those interested can register until Oct. 9. Anyone in the GVSU community can enter to run. Runner packets will be available to be picked up at GVSU’s Recreation and Wellness office in the Recreational Center.

Participants must complete an online waiver before they are allowed to pick up their packet. The registration links can be found on LakerLink. The race is split into different divisions, there’s a division for men’s, women’s and all genders. It’s also split into different age brackets, 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

Participants can also compete virtually. Results will be available the following Monday, Oct. 11. There will be awards given out for first, second and third place in each division. Virtual competitors won’t be placed into a division so they won’t be eligible for an award.