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Upcoming Events

>2014-2015 Events Calendar (pdf)
Fall 2014   Spring 2015

August 21 - Multicultural Dessert Reception
12:45 to 1:30 p.m. *Invitation Only*


August 27 - Peer Mentor Program Orientation
3 to 4:30 p.m.


September 6 - Multicultural Welcome Back Bash
Noon to 1:30 p.m., Cook Carriage House
In collaboration with V.I.B.E., L@SA, and GSA


September 15 - Latin American Independence Celebration
Sponsored by L@SA


October 15 - West Michigan Presidents’ Compact Committee Retreat
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Baker College *Invitation Only*


October 16 - César Chávez-“Si Se Puede” Breakfast
7:30 to 9 a.m. *RSVP required*
In collaboration with the César E. Chávez Unity Committee
Hosted by the President’s Office


October 16 - César E. Chávez Scholarship and Community Awards Gala
6 to 8 p.m. *Ticket required*
Sponsored by Committee to Honor César E. Chávez


October 21 - Calling All Colors Kent County High School Conference
In collaboration with Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance


November 1 - All Saints Day Mass
4:30 p.m., Bukowski Chapel
Sponsored by Campus Ministries in collaboration with L@SA


November 2 - Día de los Muertos
Sponsored by L@SA


November 4 - Native American Heritage Celebration
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Loutit Room


November 10- “The Neurobiology of Trauma” - Presentation by Dr. Rebecca Campbell
7 to 8:30 p.m., Loutit Room
In collaboration with the JHI Women’s Studies Center


November 19 - Chocolate Kisses—Poetry night
6 to 8 p.m., Lower Cook Carriage House
Sponsored by V.I.B.E.


December 3 - Peer Mentor Program End of Semester Gathering
11 a.m. to Noon, Loutit Room


December 10 - Holiday Party
In collaboration with V.I.B.E.


January 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • MLK Day Blood Drive
    11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wege Ballroom
    In collaboration with Service Learning & MI Blood
  • MLK Social Justice March
    3:05 p.m., Meet at Wege Mall
    Student Affairs Signature Series event


February 12-13 - “The Meeting”
Award winning play about the fictional meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X in Harlem in the early '60s.
7:30 p.m., Location Pending
In collaboration with Ebony Road Players


February 15 - Black History Month Choral Concert
3 p.m., Kretschmer Recital Hall, Art & Music Center
Featuring Aquinas College Chorus


February 15 - Soul Food Sunday
6 to 8 p.m., Wege Ballroom
Sponsored by V.I.B.E.
Student Affairs Signature Series event


February 19 - Chinese New Year Celebration
Lunch in Wege Cafeteria
In collaboration with AQ Dining Services


March 18 - New Orleans Night
6 to 8 p.m., Loutit Room
Sponsored by V.I.B.E.


March 19 - Grand Rapids César Chávez Social Justice March & Community Gathering
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Transportation provided
Sponsored by César E. Chávez Unity Committee


March 22-27 - Migrant Family Donation Drive
Various Locations around campus
In collaboration with GRPS Migrant Education Program

March 22
- Latin Fest
6 to 8 p.m., Wege Ballroom
Sponsored by L@SA


March 24 - César Chávez Commemorative Lecture
3 to 4 p.m., Loutit Room
Student Affairs Signature Series event


April 15 - Peer Mentor Program End of Semester Gathering
4 to 5 p.m., Cook Carriage House


April 17 - National Day of Silence Activities
Sponsored by GSA


April 25 - Multicultural Student Leader Retreat
1 to 7 p.m. (Transportation provided)
*RSVP required*



Past Events

>2013-2014 Events (pdf)


>2012-2013 Events (pdf)