News Briefs: Design experts to visit GV

Design experts to visit GV

The incorporation of storytelling and education into design thinking is the point of discussion during two presentations from experts in the field of design at Grand Valley State University on Nov. 11 and Nov. 17.

Shane Meeker, founder of storyMythos, is giving a presentation called “Story Telling: From Culture Building to Design Thinking and Creative Problem Solving.” Meeker is set to speak from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Nov. 11 in Room 1008B of the L. William Seidman Center, located at the Pew Campus. An afternoon session will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grand River Room inside the Kirkhof Center.

Hugh Musick, associate dean and director of executive education at IIT Institute of Design in Chicago, is giving the second presentation, titled “Design Thinking at IIT and Impacts on Organizations.” Musick will speak at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17 in the L. William Seidman Center, Room 1008B.

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Electric car workshop 2015

Grand Valley State University is inviting more than 120 high school students from the West Michigan area to participate in an electric car workshop on Nov. 10.

High school students will get the chance to learn more about the effect of aerodynamic drag on race cars from workshop leader Taylor Irwin, affiliate professor of engineering at GVSU and aerospace engineer who has worked with NASA for 12 years.

Students will also learn how to construct their very own electric car. The students will race their cars in the spring during the National Electric Cart Association races, located at the Berlin Raceway.

“Electric Car Workshop 2015” is set to take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Eberhard Center, located at the Pew Campus.

For additional information, contact Sara Maas at [email protected].

GV’s Got Talent

Grand Valley State University’s annual talent show is set to take place on Nov. 10.

Hosted by GVSU’s Spotlight Productions, “GV’s Got Talent” will include a variety of student acts such as dancers, beatboxers and spoken word artists. In an effort to win the Battle of the Valleys competition, a $1 voting fee has been set in place, with profits going toward the Laker Children’s Fund.

The show will take place at 9 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center, located on GVSU’s Allendale Campus.

For more information, contact Hannah Brown from Spotlight Productions at [email protected].

LinkedIn for college students

Students looking to learn more about the business-oriented social networking service, LinkedIn, are encouraged to attend an event hosted by the Grand Valley State University Career Center on Nov. 11.

At the event, students will learn how to create a professional LinkedIn account as well as how to most effectively search the site for available internships and full-time jobs.

“LinkedIn for College Students” is set to take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the DeVos Center, Room 205E.

For more information, contact the Career Center at (616) 331-3311 or [email protected].