News Briefs Oct. 13, 2016

Oman & Dubai Info Session

The Padnos International Center at Grand Valley State University will host a study abroad info session Friday, Oct. 14 on its the Oman and Dubai business, culture and language program. This program focuses on the language, culture and business practices of Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

Oman and the UAE are Middle Eastern countries and members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. They share many features of global economic development while maintaining traditional heritage and cultural practices. Students will be immersed in Arabic culture and language, comparing the modern and traditional aspects of the area.

They will also learn about business practices and the influence of culture on business. The session will take place in Lake Ontario Hall Room 167 from 11 a.m. to noon. There will also be apple cider and donuts.

GMAT Workshop

The Seidman College of Business will host a GMAT workshop Saturday, Oct. 15 in DeVos Center Room 136E. The workshop will focus on quantitative analysis and help students create their own study strategies. The session will take place from 8 a.m. to noon and is free of cost.

Any student currently enrolled or planning on taking a 500-level foundation course or students planning on taking traditional higher-level business classes are encouraged to attend. The goal of the workshop is to help students reduce test anxiety by getting them familiar with the information on the assessment.

Stand Up Comedy Event

The Great Valley Stand-Up comedians and Free Speech Stand Up will present “Make Grand Valley Laugh Again,” a free comedy show Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Cook-DeWitt Center.

The performances will cover political satire, stories and observational humor. Comedians will talk about the current political race and media coverage. The performance will take place from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and all students are welcome to attend.