Laker Life Briefs 2/6


Sabrina Edwards, Laker Life Editor

GV organization board members engage in trainings

On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Office of Student Life will host online training sessions for their winter organization training program, Re-Ignite. This is a resource and training event for officers and executive board members of student organizations.

All organizations are required to have at least one participant, but it’s recommended that all four officers attend. Some of the topics that’ll be covered are policies and procedures, funding, LakerLink and more.

There are several learning objectives for Re-Ignite, but some are determining risks that could occur at their events, how to plan and execute special events and how to prepare and successfully submit a funding request. This event is being held virtually from 4-6 p.m. and students who hold officer positions must RSVP to attend.

Shop at Asian Night Market

On Feb. 10, from 6-9 p.m. various organizations will be selling items in the Niemeyer Multipurpose room for the second annual Asian Night Market.

The groups attending are the Vietnamese Cultural Association, the Asian Student Union, the Filipinx American Student Association, the Nepali Student Association and Delta Phi Lambda.

All of the groups will be selling dishes that represent their respective cultures. Payment methods and prices will be determined by each individual group.

There will also be karaoke for those in attendance.

Participate in Sibs and Kids weekend

Sibs & Kids weekend is this upcoming weekend, Feb. 10 and 11. The theme of this years siblings weekend is “Jurassic Park.”

Friday, Feb. 10 4-7 p.m. is check-in and the welcome event. There will be carnival games, yard games, crafts, caricature artist and more.

That evening there will be a comedian followed by “Jurassic Park” trivia. For those who don’t want to do trivia, there will be a terrarium-making event held at the same time. The events on Friday wrap up with an ice cream bar.

On Saturday there are several events for students to bring their siblings to such as a dance clinic, open swim and a trip to John Ball Zoo. Those who register for Sibs & Kids weekend can also attend both GVSU men’s and women’s basketball games for free as well as the GVSU hockey game. Participants are also eligible for discounts for the Grand Rapids Griffins game.

The full list of events and times is available on the Sibs & Kids event page.