Laker Life Briefs 4/11

Jacob DeWeerd, Laker Life Editor

Learn to budget at MoneySmart Week

From April 11 to 15, GVSU’s MoneySmart Lakers program is celebrating National Money Smart Week. Throughout the week, MoneySmart Lakers is hosting events focused on budgeting, credit management and paying back student loans. Each presentation will be interactive and will guide attendees through the various topics being highlighted.

Prep for final exams with the Student Academic Success Center

The SACC is hosting virtual Study Strategies workshops for students looking to get a head start on their exam preparation. The workshops will cover study strategies, how to be prepared for virtual exams and teach attendees effective ways to organize their study schedule during the hectic final weeks of the semester. All students are welcome to attend.

View grad student projects at Graduate Showcase

The Graduate School and the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence are partnering to highlight the exceptional work done by GVSU graduate students this year. Student presenters are nominated by their graduate program directors, their poster projects are featured at the April 12 Graduate Showcase will include:

  • Capstone projects
  • Research projects
  • Graduate theses
  • Publications

Discuss climate change challenges with reps from Steelcase and Grand Rapids

On April 15, the Seidman College of Business is hosting a webinar on the impacts of climate change on people’s daily lives. The panelists include Alison Sutter, Sustainability and Performance Management Officer at the City of Grand Rapids and Mary Ellen Mika, Director of Sustainability at Steelcase. The discussion will cover how two of Michigan’s most influential climate change voices are dealing with the issue, and how they plan to bring about systemic, institutional and behavioral changes.

Destress with bingo and tea before exams

The French Club is inviting students to take a break from exam cram and de-stress with tea, bingo and small prizes. This event will take place on April 12 in Kirkhof Center room 2264, and is open to all students.

Listen to Leah Thomas present on environmentalism

RecWell’s final Wellness Series speaker of the year, Leah Thomas, is the author of “The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet.” She’s visiting GVSU virtually on April 13 to promote her book and discuss issues related to environmentalism, building communities and advocacy. Eight copies of Thomas’ book will be given out at the event, which is INT 100 and INT 201 approved.

Dive into the Russia and Ukraine conflict with expert speakers

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies is hosting several international relations and political science experts and GVSU professors for a discussion on how the Russia and Ukraine conflict escalated so quickly. This event will be held in Hagers-Lubbers Exhibition Hall and Loosemore Auditorium on April 13.