Laker Life Briefs 2/27


Sabrina Edwards, Laker Life Editor

Geology Club’s chili cook-off competition

The Geology Club hosted its 18th annual chili cook-off competition this past Monday. There were 16 total chilis submitted, six of them being student-made. The club tied the previous record set in 2016 for the most chili in one cook-off. In previous years, the club didn’t have as many vegetarian options, however this year there were four.

There were approximately 70 participants and 16 different judges.

GVSU student Ben Burroughs won best overall chili and Morgan Braddock won best student-made chili, with Angle Castle and Lelia Sigmon coming in second place.

Ian Winkelstern won most popular chili and Ginny Peterson won best vegetarian chili. The hottest chili award went to Kevin Cole and the most geological chili was awarded to Jonathan DeSantiago. They also gave awards for side dishes and desserts. Most geological dessert was awarded to Kathy Agee. Ashley Wilson won best dessert and Lauren Phelps won best side dish.

Paint a mug with CAB

On March 1, the Campus Activities Board will be holding a coffeehouse and mug painting event in the Kirkhof Center room 0058 from 7-9 p.m.

Besides drinks and crafts, this event is also the last chance for students to audition for GV’s Got Talent.

Learn about field school options

Students looking for field school opportunities can attend the Beaver Island information session on Zoom on March 1 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

This is a three-credit course that’s offered in the spring/summer semester by the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program. It relates to the environment, culture and economy of one of the most ecologically diverse locations in the state.

This trip is led by Dr. Kelly Parker and begins June 11 with a one-day orientation at GVSU, followed by a week of training and then a week on the island.

Students will learn about the island’s history, partner with the community, attend the eighth annual sustainability fair and complete a collaborative group project.

The application is open now through March 13. As the information session is a virtual event, students need to RSVP ahead of time in order to get the Zoom link to attend.