Laker Life Briefs 2/21

Jacob DeWeerd, Laker Life Editor

Hear student-nominated professors give their “Last Lecture”

Last Lecture gives professors the chance to give what would be their last lecture. Polly Diven and Majd Al-Mallah are the student-nominated professors that will be speaking this year. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the Mary Idema Pew Library MPR. It will be a hybrid event and the Zoom link can be found on LakerLink under the event title “Last Lecture”.

Discuss internalized homophobia with the LGBT Resource Center
Internalized homophobia affects queer individuals presents itself in many ways and can lead to mental health problems in those it affects. Join students Alonda Smith and Casey Classen on Wednesday, Feb. 23 as they discuss internalized homophobia and its impact on queer individuals. This event is INT 100/201 approved and is open to anyone.
Take a mental health break on Wind Down Wednesday
The Center for Women and Gender Equity is hosting a hybrid discussion on mental health on Wednesday, Feb. 23. According to the event description, Wind Down Wednesday will include discussion topics and activities like self-care strategies, creating healthy boundaries and building social support. Students can attend in person in Kirkhof 1201 or virtually. This event is INT 100/201 approved and will recur on Wednesday, Mar. 23.
Learn how to network around the world
The Seidman Mentorship Program is hosting an event teaching students how to network with anyone in the world. Mentorship Captain Gerry Cooke will lead the discussion and share his 20 years of professional sales experience. Topics covered at this event will include how to leverage and grow a network and how to develop a personal professional brand. The event will take place at the SCB Loosemore Forum on the Pew Campus.
Hear author Angeline Boulley present her new book
As part of the Native American Heritage Celebration, author Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, will present her new debut novel, Firekeeper’s Daughter. The book is about a young biracial woman living on an Ojibwe reservation and was an instant no. 1 New York Times Bestseller. Firekeeper’s Daughter is currently in the works to become a Netflix series. This event is open to anyone and will take place on the Health Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
Get rips, buttons, backpack straps and more repaired at the Repair Clinic
Held twice an academic year, the Repair Clinic gathers faculty and staff volunteers who fix students’ ripped or damaged items. The event is absolutely free to attendees. Snacks and small giveaways are available and advisors will be on hand to answer academic or scheduling questions while items are being fixed. The Repair Clinic will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the Holton Hooker Multipurpose Room.