Laker Life Briefs 10/11

Sabrina Edwards, Laker Life Editor

Indigenious Peoples Day talk about traumas

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is partnering with the Native American Student Association for Indigenious Peoples Day. There will be a speaker coming to campus, Dr. Suzanne Cross Associate Professor Emeritus Michigan State University. Cross will be speaking about generational trauma from the U.S. child welfare policy. This presentation will be reviewing the U.S. Indian Boarding School policy and its impact on the American Indian population. This event will be Monday Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 2204 in Kirkhof.

Help raise money for chemo

Tuesday Oct. 12 from noon to 8 p.m. This event will be in partnership with ChemoCare, an on campus organization, and MOD Pizza. MOD Pizza is located at 3300 Alpine Ave. They will be donating 20% of all proceeds from takeout and delivery sales to ChemoCare. MOD Pizza needs at least 20 people to RSVP to the event in order to approve it, even if students aren’t sure they’ll be ordering they should still RSVP. Everything on the menu will be eligible for the event. Those who are looking to help out and raise money can RSVP on LakerLink.

Donate to help those in need

Phi Beta Sigma fraternity is holding a mobile food drive to help local food pantries and homeless shelters. From 10 a.m. to noon they will be holding the drive at Traditional Style Living, which is Robinson, Kistler and Copeland. They will be accepting donations of non-perishable items and clothing. All donations will be given to Beverly Reformed Church and then distributed to local food pantries and homeless shelters. This will be the first drive in a series, the next will be on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon and they will be accepting the same donations in the same location.

Buy stickers for a good cause

Sigma Lambda Gamma sorority will be holding a sticker sale on Oct. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Kirkhof lobby. The sorority is holding multiple events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All stickers will be $1 and can be used on water bottles or laptops for example. All proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Bottle honey with the beekeepers

Grand Valley’s on-campus Beekeepers club is holding another honey bottling event on Friday Oct. 15. Students will be gathering to bottle the honey the beekeepers have recently extracted. The event will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Niemeyer Multipurpose room. They will be pouring the honey into individual bottles and raffle off free chapstick to thank those who attend. No previous knowledge on beekeeping is needed to attend this event. Students who want to participate can RSVP via LakerLink. 


Editor’s note: A photo of a Community Service Leaning Center sign and table was used in an article titled “YDSA make their voice heard through direct action” last week. CSLC is not affiliated with YDSA and the photo has been removed.