Campus Climate Survey report available online, at library

Posted November 21, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Equity Affairs Office

You can find a printed copy of the full 260-page GRCC Campus Climate Survey Final Report in the Library & Learning Commons. It is also online at http://www.grcc.edu/equityaffairsoffice/campusclimatestudy. The library copy is currently reserved for building use.

College Channel programming through December 7

Posted November 21, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: College Channel, Media Technologies, YouTube

The latest schedule, for November 24 through December 7, for the College Channel includes GRCC’s Veterans Day ceremony. Check out the offerings here.

GRCC In the News, 11-20-14

Posted November 20, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Admissions, Alumni, Board of Trustees, GRCC In the News, Institutional Research and Planning (IRP)

5 charts show how GRCC’s enrollment has changed over past decade

Nov. 19, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – From more minorities to a growing number of part-time students, Grand Rapids Community College’s student body continues to change, the school’s latest enrollment report shows.

Citing financial concerns, GRCC opts out of West Side tax district

Nov. 19, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College has opted out of an economic development initiative in which about $478,000 of the college’s property taxes over a 30 year period would have contributed to a corridor improvement authority on Grand Rapids’ West Side.

Cedar Springs officials ‘ecstatic’ about new college program

Nov. 17, 2014; MLive

CEDAR SPRINGS – A small group of Cedar Springs students will start their college careers while still in high school, thanks to a new collaborative effort between the school district and Grand Rapids Community College.

Public invited to watch party as local chef competes on Food Network’s ‘Guy’s Grocery Games’

Nov. 14, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The next episode of “Guy’s Grocery Games” on the Food Network will feature Steven Couch a local banquet cook from Grand Rapids. Couch will appear on the show on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. and the public is invited to a watch party in downtown Grand Rapids.

(Articles doesn’t mention it, but Steven Couch is a GRCC alumnus.)

100 Ways to Give: Items for veterans

Posted November 20, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: 100th Anniversary, Mathematics Department, Student Records, Veterans Benefits

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GRCC’s veterans and student records offices and mathematics department are teaming up to collect items for veterans through December.

Items needed include:

  • $10 gift cards for places such as Meijer, McDonald’s and Wendy’s.
  • cologne, body wash and deodorant for both men and women.
  • AAA, C and D batteries.
  • lap blankets for both men and women.

You can bring items for any of the 100 Ways to Give projects to drop boxes at:

  • the enrollment center.
  • the student success center in Sneden Hall.
  • at Tassell M-TEC.
  • in the student life office at the Student Center.
  • the first-floor circulation desk at the library.

To see the full list of 100 Ways to Give projects, click here. When getting involved, don’t forget to share it on social media by using #GRCC100years and #100waystogive on Twitter and Instagram, and “Grand Rapids Community College” on Facebook.

 

Subway and Patatas’ Holiday Hours

Posted November 20, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Campus Dining

November 24th:

  • Patatas will be open from 7 am-6 pm
  • Subway will be open from 8 am-7 pm

November 25th:

  • Patatas will be closed
  • Subway will be open from 10 am-1 pm

December 15th-December 23rd

  • Patatas will be closed-Coffee, muffins, and bagels will be served at Subway starting at 10 am
  • Subway will be open from 10 am-1 pm

GRCC College Democrats Hosts Conference

Posted November 20, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Student Life

From left: Ross Pike, MFCD Secretary; Natasha Mckenzie, President of College Democrats of America; Brittany Hall, Vice-President GRCC Chapter; Daniel Eggerding, President GRCC Chapter; Arianna Skentzos, Coordinator of Membership GRCC Chapter; Taylor Haan, Events Coordinator GRCC Chapter; and Sam Jones-Darling, general member GRCC Chapter.

From left: Ross Pike, MFCD Secretary; Natasha Mckenzie, President of College Democrats of America; Brittany Hall, Vice-President GRCC Chapter; Daniel Eggerding, President GRCC Chapter; Arianna Skentzos, Coordinator of Membership GRCC Chapter; Taylor Haan, Events Coordinator GRCC Chapter; and Sam Jones-Darling, general member GRCC Chapter.

Over 50 students from 8 different colleges and universities across the state visited Grand Rapids Community College’s campus last Saturday, November 15th for the yearly Michigan Federations of College Democrats (MFCD) conference.

The conference brings together College Democrat student groups from Michigan schools to come together and partake in professional development and growth. If is a great opportunity for students from different campuses to collaborate, network, and brainstorm.

The theme for the conference was “Taking the Next Step.”

Special guests speakers included State Representative-Elect Stephanie Chang, Natasha Mckenzie, President of College Democrats of America and Keynote Speaker Dr. Cherie Strachan.

 

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Winter Jazz Night rescheduled for December 2

Posted November 20, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Music, Performing Arts

Due to the snow day, Winter Jazz Night has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Raider Grille in the Student Center.

100 Ways to Give: Books delivered to Kent County jail

Posted November 20, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: 100th Anniversary, Community, Criminal Justice, Library

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The 307 paperbacks that the library and criminal justice department collected for 100 Ways to Give are already being distributed within the Kent County jail!

To see other 100 Ways to Give projects, click here.

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Pro Cards available this week

Posted November 20, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Purchasing

Attention Pro Card holders: You will be able to pick up your new cards in the Enrollment Center on Friday, November 21,  from 8-9:30 a.m. Otherwise, please feel free to stop by purchasing to get them.

Math Seminar is today

Posted November 20, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Mathematics Department

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Thursday, November 20, 3:00-4:00 PM in 104 Cook. Our speaker will be GRCC Mathematics Instructor Alejandro Saldivar. The title and abstract for Alejandro’s talk may be found below.

This seminar will focus on a result that appears to be impossible: How can there be a one-to-one correspondence between the points on a line segment and the points in a square that has that line segment as its base? Those who attend can expect to have their intuition challenged and will be exposed to ideas that are at once surprising, powerful and beautiful. This talk is intended for anybody who likes and enjoys mathematics for mathematics’ sake; of course, all are welcome.

Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 PM.

A Quest to find a One-to-One and Onto function from the line segment [0,1] to the square plane region [0,1]x[0,1]

Many theorems in mathematics address the existence or non-existence of mathematical objects such as solutions to equations; however, finding an actual and precise mathematical object can be an exciting and, at times frustrating, quest. In this seminar we will talk about one-to-one and onto functions between sets, and the challenges involved in finding a one-to-one and onto function. Along the way, we will discuss decimals extensively.

 

Criminal justice department seeks items for GRCC food pantry

Posted November 19, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Criminal Justice

The criminal justice department is working to fill the shelves of the student food pantry, and you can help:

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GRCC In the News, 11-19-14

Posted November 19, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: GRCC In the News, Human Resources, Facilities, Provost's Office

Top 50 Employers of HBCU Students & Graduates (2014)

HBCU Connect (Historically Black College & Universities’ publication)

Since 2002, we have been working with thousands of companies and organizations to assist them in their efforts to reach students and graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

(GRCC is listed as No. 20 on the list.)

See resumes of 3 finalists for GRCC’s provost search

Nov. 18, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Three finalists have emerged in Grand Rapids Community College’s search for its next provost, the college announced Monday.

Classes canceled: GRCC, Grand Valley State University close due to severe weather

Nov. 18, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Classes have been canceled for thousands of local college students Tuesday, Nov. 18, because of severe winter weather, including students at Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University.

 

Bookstore extends sale

Posted November 19, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Bookstore

Because of Tuesday’s Snow Day, the GRCC Bookstore is extending its Pre-Holidays Sale through November 20!

You can save 25% off the following items today and Thursday:

  • All Fleece
  • All Outerwear
  • Cold Weather Accessories (Gloves, scarves, knit hats)
  • Backpacks
  • Bargain Books
  • Earbuds and Headphones
  • CLEARANCE
  • Imprinted school supples (notebooks, etc)

We are also offering $50 off on all Dell laptops during this period.

Heritage offers special for lunch today

Posted November 19, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Heritage Restaurant, Secchia Institute For Culinary Education

GRCC’s Heritage restaurant is in need of guests in our student-run classroom for evaluation practical purposes. Any staff member who dines with us at lunch today, Wednesday, November 19th, will receive a complimentary hot beverage on this cold day. You may call 234-3700 or go on line to make a reservation.

http://www.grcc.edu/secchiainstituteforculinaryeducation/secchiainstituteheritagerestaurant

Student presents research on hardwood forests

Posted November 19, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Biological Sciences

On Saturday, Nov. 15th, one of GRCC’s students, Jim Jenson, presented his research on the “Ordination and Classification of Mesic Hardwood Forests”at the West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Research Conference. He and over 130 other students from area colleges and universities convened to present their work to peers, faculty and area researchers. He was accompanied by his research mentor, Dr. Pam Laureto as well as Dr. Leunk and Prof. Foster from the Biological Sciences Department.

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