Laker Life Briefs 8/1

Sabrina Edwards, Laker Life Editor

Start the school year with CAB

To open the new school year Grand Valley State University’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) is hosting multiple different events on campus for new and returning students to take part in, the highlight being the Laker Kickoff party.

The party will be held Friday, Aug. 26 on the Kirkhof Lawn.

The event starts at 6 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. There will be live music, DJs, food trucks, airbrush tattoos, inflatables and more. Students are welcome to join to meet other incoming or returning students, or to attend just to have fun before the school year starts.

Following that is Campus Life Night on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m.

The event be taking place in Lot H and gives GVSU students the opportunity to meet with many different student organizations on campus.

It’s also a chance for student organizations to promote and highlight work done by their organization. There will be free food and goodies for students to take home as well as activities throughout.

From beekeeping to sailing, there will be an on-campus group for everyone who is looking to get involved.

Clean up the beach with CSLC

The Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) is holding its own events for welcome week. While they’re ringing in the new school year, they’re also helping the environment.

CSLC will be doing a beach clean-up event on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be heading to Grand Haven State Park to pick up trash along the beaches. Those who are interested in attending can visit the CSLC page to sign up. The CSLC will be providing transportation and food free of charge to volunteers.

GV Rec Center offering inclusion

As previously announced via their Instagram, GVSU’s Recreation and Wellness Center has opened registration for open leagues. This means that any student can participate in intramural sports regardless of their gender.

There are also no restrictions on how many of each gender must be on a team. This announcement came during Pride month. Any student, of any gender, is welcome to join an intramural sport. Those who are interested in joining can join regardless of experience. For more information on intramural sports or what is needed to form or join a team, visit the rec center online or in person.