2017-02-16 / Living

In brief

Free speaking event regarding shipwreck

FLINT – Tragedy and Discovery off the Shipwreck Coast: The Wreck of the Schooner NELSON, with guest speaker: Bruce Lynn, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Feb. 16, from 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.).

This event is for adults and is at the Sloan Museum in Flint. Fee: Adults $10, Seniors $9. Tickets are on sale now. Members: Adults $9, Seniors $8. Details: Call 810-237-3409. – G.G.

Kidney cancer support group to meet

FLINT — This is the 10th year of the Kidney Cancer Support group. All programs are open to the public. They meet at the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, Robt. T. Longway Blvd.

The first meeting is ALZHEIMER’S: Past, Present and Future, with guest speaker Jo Campbell, March 15, 1:30 p.m. at the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington Ave., Flint. Open to the general public. The second meeting is April 12, at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Julie Feeny, representative of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

The third meeting is May 10, from 1-3 p.m. with Dr. Mark Roby, “Survival Skills for cancer patient.”

Details: Call 810 232-8233 or 810-762- 8226. — G.G.

Baker College human resource MBA earns nod from professional society

FLINT – Baker College’s MBA in human resource management has received alignment renewal from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) through 2022. This acknowledgement means the graduate program is in alignment with SHRM’s “HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.” “Meeting the requirements of SHRM alignment is exceptionally advantageous to Baker College’s human resource management MBA program and its students,” said Jill Langen, Ph.D., Baker College Online/Center for Graduate Studies president. “Having our program elements mirror the needs of the HR industry helps us provide the highest quality education for our students and better positions them for professional success.” Langen noted that SHRM professional certification, now only available to working professionals, will be opened to students in programs designated in SHRM alignment, such as Baker College’s human resource management MBA, beginning December 2017. Baker College is one of two Michigan schools that offer an MBA program that has been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment. The alignment designation is part of SHRM’s initiative to define HR education standards taught at university business schools and to help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards. Details; Call 800-469- 3165 or email adm-ol@baker.edu, or visit www.baker.edu. – G.G.

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