News briefs: Statistics career day

Statistics career day

The Statistics department at Grand Valley State University is hosting its Statistics Career Day on Nov. 20.

At the event, students interested in careers within the field of statistics will have the chance to network with professionals from local companies such as Steelcase, Perrigo, ASA/Southwest Michigan Chapter, MPI Research., Ally Insurance and more. This networking portion will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the Kirkhof Center’s Grand River Room.

In addition to networking, students will hear a keynote address at 12:30 p.m. from David Morganstein, American Statistical Association president. Following the presentation, students will break up into five different rooms for presentations from other local companies until 3:30 p.m.

To register for the Statistics Career Day, go to

For additional information about the event, contact Robert Downer at [email protected] or (616) 331-2247.

Interfaith and health care

Grand Valley State University’s Kaufman Interfaith Institute will hold a seminar on Nov. 19 focusing on how hospices can better care for people from various religious, spiritual and secular backgrounds.

“Bridging the Gap: Understanding the Needs of Our Interfaith Community” has two different sessions. The first will take place in the morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and the second is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the Loosemore Auditorium, located at the DeVos Center on the Pew Campus.

The event is free and open to the general public. Registration is required online at

For more information, call the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at (616) 331-5702.

Paper Tigers documentary screening

In conjunction with American Education Week, several Grand Valley State University departments are sponsoring a screening of the documentary “Paper Tigers” on Nov. 16.

Released in 2015, “Paper Tigers follows the lives of six Lincoln High School students with behavioral and substance abuse issues over the course of one year. The documentary explores how these students are changed for the better after the school’s principal enacts a new approach to discipline.

The screening will take place at 6:15 p.m. at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences inside the Hager Auditorium. Following the movie, a conversation with director James Redford over live-stream will begin 8:45 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, contact Jill Smalldon at [email protected].

“The Black Power Mixtape”

In an effort to educate the community on the Black Power Movement, the Grand Valley State University NAACP will show the documentary “The Black Power Mixtape” on Nov. 16.

In “The Black Power Mixtape,” influential figures of the Black Power Movement such as Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, and Huey P. Newton discuss the evolution of the movement in footage that was not released for decades.

The screening will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2266. The event is LIB 100/201 approved.

For more information, contact the GVSU NAACP at [email protected]

Hauenstein Center to host examination of President Gerald Ford.

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies will host a presentation examining the life of President Gerald R. Ford on Nov. 17.

Richard Norton Smith, a historian and expert on Ford, will present “Character and the Presidency: Gerald Ford.” A panel of local experts will examine the character of Ford in contrast to presidential candidates today.

The presentation is set to take place at 6 p.m. in the Loosemore Auditorium, located on the Pew Campus.

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