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Jacob DeWeerd, Laker Life Editor

Learn indoor rock climbing and belaying at the Climbing Center

On Wednesday January 12, students can get a formal introduction to the world of indoor rock climbing. The instructional session will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Climbing Center. Topics like routes, rating systems, basic equipment, and movement fundamentals will be covered. Students will also receive training on belaying before the end of the session. No previous climbing knowledge or equipment is necessary for participation, and equipment will be provided as needed. Interested students can RSVP here.

Get tested for STIs

In partnership with the Ottawa County Department of Public Health, Recreation & Wellness is offering monthly free, confidential STI testing at the Holton-Hooker Living Center. The first testing session is Wednesday January 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and testing will continue to be offered on the second Wednesday of each month at the same time. Testing will continue as university protocols and testing supplies allow. Students will need to wear a face covering and complete their self-assessment before getting tested.

Learn about fellowships and study abroad opportunities

The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships is hosting weekly virtual information sessions on fellowships and study abroad opportunities. The first session is being held Wednesday January 12 on Zoom and will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Topics covered at these information sessions will include competitive, federally funded support programs for undergraduate students studying abroad. The Office of Fellowships will also discuss non-GVSU opportunities for studying abroad and intensive language study. Interested students can RSVP here.

Learn how to practice and prepare for job interviews

The Career Center is giving a presentation in the Kirkhof Center on interview preparation and practice. The event is hosted by the Pre-Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Student Organization. The presentation, which is scheduled for Thursday January 13 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. will cover any questions students have about the interview process and will also allow students to practice interview questions with presenters. As job interviews start ramping up in the next few months, this is a great time to start practicing.

Get CPR, AED, and First Aid training

On Friday January 14, Recreation & Wellness, in partnership with American Red Cross, is providing blended learning courses on CPR, AED and First Aid training. The first course of the semester will take place from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and more courses will be offered weekly in January and February. Attendees can choose between three different blended learning courses:

  • Adult CPR and AED
  • Adult First Aid, CPR, and AED
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED

RSVP here.