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Event Notices From September 22

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Lawrence Tech hosts Co-op & Internship Expo: Southeastern Michigan employers can meet and evaluate college students seeking work experience related to their studies at the annual Co-op & Internship Expo on Thursday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ridler Field House, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield. The employer registration fee is $75 prior to Oct. 1 and $100 thereafter. The Co-op & Internship Expo is an opportunity for employers to establish a relationship with students who seek work opportunities prior to graduation. Practical experience outside of the classroom is essential to a student’s success at Lawrence Tech. There will be students majoring in engineering, architecture, business and computer fields as well as students majoring in arts and sciences areas such as media communication, chemistry and biology, physics and mathematics.  Private space will be available for interviews. Recruiters wishing to attend can register online on CareerQuest at ww.ltu.edu/career_services/careerquest.asp. Or they can contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Career Services at (248) 204-3140 or ltuocs@ltu.edu

The Right Place sets green growth event in GR: The Grand Rapids economic development organization The Right Place Inc. will host a sustainable development conference, the “Green Growth Conference and Expo,” on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 13 and 14, at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhard Center on W. Fulton St. in downtown Grand Rapids. To learn more about the conference program, speakers, pricing and registration visit www.rightplace.org/G2. The early registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 24.

Davenport University and Small Business Association of Michigan Partner: As part of its ongoing commitment to deliver education and resources to help business owners throughout the state, the Small Business Association of Michigan is kicking off its Business Growth Strategies Series in partnership with Davenport University on Thursday, Oct. 14. Through an online virtual classroom, business owners from across Michigan will be able to participate in “Cultivating Great Customer Service,” a session helping organizations identify and deliver the very best experiences for their customers. SBAM president and CEO Rob Fowler noted that “With the underwriting support of our partners Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and PNC Bank, we are able to deliver this initial kick-off session free of charge to SBAM members.” Future virtual classroom sessions will be offered on Sales Techniques, Conflict Negotiation, Social Media, and Innovation. The Oct. 14 virtual classroom event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Individuals interested in participating can register online at http://www.sbam.org/Community/Events to reserve a spot at the event, or can contact Sarah Miller at sarah.miller@sbam.com or by phone at (800) 362-5461.

NEW offers media help to nonprofits: NEW (Nonprofit Enterprise at Work) is offering a workshop of high interest to Detroit nonprofits titled “Navigating Today’s Media” from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Hannan House, 4750 Woodward Ave., Detroit. The cost is $10 with online registration at www.new.org/getconnected.

Merit Network Announces Two Locations for Fall MJTS: Merit Network announces that for the first time Merit Members will have two options to attend the fall meeting of the Merit Joint Technical Staff. The meeting, to be held on Sept. 29, will feature an interactive video connection between two locations, East Lansing and Gaylord. The interactive video connection will enable individuals from Merit Member organizations in the northern Lower and Upper Peninsulas to engage with their peers from like organizations located in southern Michigan. The two centrally located meeting sites provide all of Merit’s Membership the opportunity to participate in the beneficial professional community of MJTS without having to travel great distances. MJTS meetings are day-long gatherings held semi-annually. The majority of speakers present from the East Lansing MJTS location, the Michigan State University Union. Meetings are open to individuals from Merit Member organizations, and are typically attended by people who specialize in networking, system administration and other areas of information technology. A typical MJTS meeting features several presentations by technical staff from Merit Member organizations. Talks cover a wide range of topics including emerging technologies, data security, best practices in networking and IT, and case studies of recent projects. Merit managers and engineers also attend MJTS meetings to discuss technical issues and report on advances in Merit’s network and services. The day also includes significant time during breaks and lunch for attendees to learn from each other in informal interactions. For several years, Merit has offered a live webcast of MJTS meetings. While that tradition will continue, Andy Rosenzweig, manager of professional learning at Merit, says that two MJTS locations adds a new dimension for distance learning and interaction. Rosenzweig adds that this initiative is part of a larger goal to expand the number of training, events, and professional learning offerings made available in multiple locations around the state. People from Merit Member organizations who wish to attend the MJTS meeting, either in East Lansing or in Gaylord, are asked to register at www.merit.edu/learning/mjts.

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