Laker Life Briefs 8/29


Sabrina Edwards, Laker Life Editor

Welcome back bbq for students

On Monday, Aug. 29 Campus Ministry is hosting a welcome back to school cookout and carnival. The event will take place at the Cook Carillon Clock Tower lawn starting at 6 p.m. Students are welcome to come for free food and activities to celebrate the start of the school year. There will be various carnival-themed games for students to play as well as to connect with their peers outside of the classroom.

Celebrate welcome week with Greek Life

Grand Valley State University’s Greek Life is holding a welcome back to school block party on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. The party will take place at the Cook Carillon Clock Tower lawn. There will be many different sororities and fraternities there, so incoming students looking to get involved with Greek Life can make connections with the groups. However, all GVSU students are welcome to go to the block party, not just those who are involved with Greek Life. There will be yard games, free food and giveaways for those who attend, while supplies last.

Free resources with rec center

GVSU’s Recreation and Wellness Center offers many opportunities for GV students, some of which are free for those enrolled at GVSU.

For students interested in having someone to help push them to reach their goals, the rec center offers wellness coaching. The center also has wellness navigators to help students find resources compatible with their goals and needs. Wellness Information Team peer educators are available at the rec center for any questions the students may have.

Throughout the first week of the semester, the rec center will also be offering free group fitness to give students a chance to try out the rec center before making any monetary or time commitments.

On Aug. 31 from 2 to 5 p.m. the rec center is holding the grand opening for their on-campus Reset Room, Cook-DeVos Center for Health Science 490, on the downtown campus, this will be a space for an area on-campus for students to relax and reset their minds in between classes.

At the grand opening, students will be able to tour the space, win free prizes and enjoy refreshments and at 3 p.m. there will also be a 30-minute yoga session.

Following the event, the rec center is hosting sunset yoga in Lubbers stadium from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is free for students who wish to participate.