WID-Michigan Hosts Industry Outlook Roundtable Discussion: Women In Defense (WID) Michigan wll hold an industry outlook roundtable discussion, “Where Do We Go From Here?”, Tuesda, April 16 at the Sterling Inn, 34911 Van Dyke Ave. in Sterling Heights. The event, sponsored by the National Defense Industry Association, begins with networking at 5 p.m. and the roundtable discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is $40 for WID and NDIA members and $50 for non-members. Registration cost includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, coffee, and tea. A cash bar will be offered. Join in a roundtable discussion with local defense experts and strategists to discuss the future of the defense industry.  Hear expert insight on what to expect given the current economic climate and ongoing budget uncertainty. For more information, visit www.wid-mi.org or contact events@wid-mi.org.

Plante Moran Spring 2013 Webinar Series To Focus On Critical Business Topics: Plante Moran, the nation’s 11th largest public accounting and business advisory firm, has announced its spring webinar series with topics that focus on critical and timely business issues. There is no charge to participate in the webinars, which are approved for Continuing Professional Education credit and are part of a continuing series of educational webinars launched by Plante Moran in 2009. This spring’s topics cover a broad range of business and tax issues for organizations and executives, including: Three webinars on critical decisions for businesses related to healthcare reform; Changes to the Fair Value Measurement standards caused by updates to ASU 2011-04; Utilizing business intelligence to gain a competitive edge; Disaster recovery planning: lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy; Top trends in state and local taxes in 2013 and beyond; Making the HR department a strategic partner in your company; Tax strategies for the high-income individual; and a captive insurance company could offer tax savings. For a complete listing of the webinar schedules and registration and CPE information, please visit www.plantemoran.com/perspectives/webinars/Pages/home.aspx.

EMU Sets Undergraduate Symposium: Eastern Michigan University is set to host its 33rd annual Undergraduate Symposium on Friday, March 22, at the Student Center, located at 900 Oakwood Drive, Ypsilanti. The annual symposium will feature 214 oral presentations, 88 poster displays and 60 design expo exhibits, with a total of 430 students representing numerous academic disciplines. The event is free and open to the public. The Undergraduate Symposium is part of EMU’s Salute to Excellence Week. Other events include the Graduate Research Fair on March 18, the Employee Service Awards and the Gold Medallion Student Awards on March 19 and the Outstanding Faculty Awards on March 20. Oral presentations will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in various rooms in the Student Center. Poster Presentations will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Room 310 A/B, located on the third floor of the Student Center. The design expo will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Room 300 and 302, located on the third floor of the Student Center. Envisioned by former Provost Ronald W. Collins, and under the leadership of Ira M. Wheatley, of the History and Philosophy Department, the first annual symposium was held April 3, 1981. It began with 17 students and 19 faculty members from nine College and Arts and Sciences departments. Over the past three decades, more than 4,000 students have had the opportunity to share their research in front of their peers, professors University administration, community and family. The symposium has grown from 17 presenters in 1981 to over 400 participants in 2013.