Laker Life Briefs 4/3


Sabrina Edwards, Laker Life Editor

Lessons from Ghana

On Tuesday, the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies will be presenting Dr. Richard Amfo-Otu and Dr. Anthony Amoah from the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, both of which are visiting from Ghana, Africa.

They’ll both be sharing their lessons they’ve learned while studying in a different country and from their time in their research in the field of environment and sustainability studies.

After the presentation there will be a Q&A session for attendees. This talk will take place in the Kirkhof Center room 2263 from 9-10:30 a.m. It’s open to all faculty, staff and students.

Recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and because of this the Center for Women and Gender Equity (CWGE) will be holding a “Plant Your Power” event in the Kirkhof Center. This is to symbolize healing and growth. Participants will be able to plant a heart-shaped seed paper in a small nursery pot that they will then take home to grow.

On Wednesday, April 5, CWGE will be hosting a Community Resource Fair in the Kirkhof Lounge from noon to 3 p.m. This will feature both on- and off-campus resources to help support survivors of sexual assault in their healing. There will be tables to answer questions about their services as well as share any opportunities they have to get involved.

On Thursday, April 6, there will be trauma-informed yoga in the Kelley Sports Center room 002BC from 4-5 p.m. This session will be led by GVSU yoga instructor. In order to attend this session register through the MindBody app. Participants must bring their own yoga mat or towel to use.

To close out the week, CWGE asks students to wear teal on Friday, April 7 to help raise awareness and show support.

Hunt for Easter Eggs

On Wednesday, April 5 the GVSU Laker Store will be hosting an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. inside of the Laker Store.

Those who find an egg can bring it to the service desk to win candy, special prizes and discounts on items in the Laker Store.