GRCC In the News, 9-18-14

Posted September 18, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: GRCC In the News

Pastor Provides Support for College Students with Disabilities

9/12/14 The Banner (Christian Reformed Church’s magazine)

Going to college can be a challenging experience. For people with a disability, the experience can be daunting.

… Now a commissioned pastor in the Christian Reformed Church, (Peter) Gordon works with students who have disabilities through Jabez Ministries, a ministry at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) in Mich. Two years ago Gordon founded the ministry, which is supported by Christian Reformed Home Missions and several Grand Rapids-area classes (church regions).

Collins Art Gallery, Spectrum Theater to host ArtPrize entries

Posted September 18, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Collins Art Gallery, Community, Performing Arts, Theater, Visual Arts

ArtPrize 2014 opens September 24 and runs through October 12. Before you complete your ballots, be sure to stop by GRCC’s two venues: Spectrum Theater and the Collins Art Gallery.

The Collins Art Gallery, on the fourth floor of the Main Building, will be open additional hours during ArtPrize: 5-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Learn more about the art you’ll find there by clicking here.

The Spectrum Theater lobby will be open 1-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. For a preview of the pieces displayed there, click here.

Do you know somebody with a GRCC connection who has an ArtPrize entry? Let us know by emailing communications!

GRCC sponsors Fox 17’s ‘Classroom of the Week’ segment

Posted September 18, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: 100th Anniversary, Communications, Community

This academic year, GRCC is sponsoring the “Classroom of the Week” segment on Fox 17.

If you know a K-12 teacher in West Michigan with a classroom of motivated and caring students, nominate them!  You’ll see GRCC highlighted during the news segment every Friday morning, our ads online and our recruitment commercial, featuring alumna Azusena Ruby Nevarez.

Fox 17 Screen Shot

 

100 Ways to Give: special Heritage lunches to benefit Kids’ Food Basket

Posted September 18, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: 100th Anniversary, Heritage Restaurant, Secchia Institute For Culinary Education

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The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education has developed a tasty 100 Ways to Give project: For four Fridays throughout the semester, The Heritage lunch menu will feature a special dish celebrating the different decades. These dishes will be prepared by Chef Campbell and his students, and proceeds from the sale of these special menu items will go to Kids’ Food Basket.

On September 19, the special dish — celebrating 1914 and the “Teen Decade” is Saddle of Veal Prince Orloff, which was popular in Europe and American during that time. It’s a French-Russian dish from classical French haute or high cuisine. There are many stories associated with the origin of this dish: The most famous is that Urbain Dubois, a 19th-century French chef, named the dish in honor of his employer, Prince Orloff, the Russian ambassador to France. A second story states that it was created even earlier by the much more famous Marie-Antoine Carême, who was called “the king of chefs, and the chef of kings.” A third story attributes its invention to a French chef who worked in Russia for Prince Grigoryevich Orlov, a one-time lover of Catherine the Great.

The Heritage serves lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. To learn about the other “decade dishes,” click here.

Story Van volunteers needed for Carter lecture

Posted September 18, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: 100th Anniversary, College Channel, Diversity Learning Center, Diversity Lecture Series, Media Technologies, YouTube

President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will be here Monday, September 22 as the first speakers for the 2014-2015 Diversity Lecture series.  The GRCC Story Van will be set up to record birthday wishes and GRCC stories at the event, which is being held in the Ford Fieldhouse.

We are looking for volunteers to work at the van from 4 to 5:30 and from 6 to 7.  If you are available, please contact Liz Timmer at ltimmer1@comcast.net.

Math seminar is today

Posted September 18, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Mathematics Department

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department will host its first Mathematics Seminar of the 2014-2015 academic year on Thursday, September 18, 3:00- 4:00 PM in 104 Cook. Our presenter, Duy Duong-Tran, is a former GRCC student currently at Western Michigan University double-majoring in Mathematics and Industrial-Entrepreneurial Engineering. He will discuss applications of mathematics in the field of engineering. See below for title and abstract.

This talk should be of interest to students considering a career in engineering or applied mathematics, or to anyone who would like to learn more about real-world applications of mathematics. A working knowledge of Intermediate Algebra (Ma 107) would be helpful. As always, everyone is welcome to attend GRCC Mathematics Seminars.

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

Mathematics in the World of Industrial Engineers

The influence of mathematics in our society is amazing. For example, mathematics plays a role in the infrastructure of the automobile industry (aerodynamic simulation through the use of math modeling), bioengineering (footwear design through piecewise linear interpolation and modeling), and the aviation industry (cubic spline interpolation at Boeing Research and Development to replace “lofting” technique).

This seminar will discuss the use of mathematics in the world of industrial engineering. Specifically, we will talk about Optimization Problems in the industry using Linear Programming (LP). Surprisingly enough, LP problems often do not employ any computer algorithm techniques, and most mathematics students are exposed to LP problems early in their careers without an official introduction to the topic. Well-known LP techniques can be applied to scheduling, transportation, assignment, capacity planning, network optimization models, project management, facility planning, and capital budgeting problems.

All of these reside under the applied mathematics field called Operations Research (OR). We will go through the technique of solving a couple of problems, and will be surprised at how much impact OR (or more generally mathematics) has upon the success of a manufacturing based corporation.

Students with knowledge of Intermediate Algebra (Ma 107) or above are encouraged to attend; no knowledge of calculus is necessary. The seminar is also designed to encourage students with a passion for both mathematics and engineering to move forward with confidence.

Changes made to policy

Posted September 18, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: General Counsel, Policies

Changes were recently made to a college policy:

6.4 Sexual Misconduct (revised) Policy Section 6.0 Subsection 6.4

Effective September 16, 2014

  • Amended in 2014 to implement changes to the Clery Act made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA)
  • Amended the investigation procedures to provide legally required procedural rights for both parties
  • Outlined reporting options and for victims and for those receiving the complaint, including recommended steps following any act of sexual misconduct
  • Outlined the institutional response to complaints of sexual misconduct
  • Added a statement that the institution prohibits the crimes of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation and stalking, including the applicable definitions under Michigan law.
  • Added the definition of consent, in reference to sexual activity
  • Outlined awareness and prevention programs for ongoing employee and student education including bystander intervention and risk reduction
  • Outlined who are “confidential/privileged employees” for reporting on campus and the reporting requirements for all employees.
  • References separate document listing community and GRCC resources

http://www.grcc.edu/sites/default/files/docs/policies/6-4_sexual_misconduct.pdf

Crane work set for September 19

Posted September 17, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Construction Update, Facilities

Crane work is scheduled for 6-7 a.m. Friday to lift steel to the roof of the Main Building. The crane will be located at the south end of the building and the alley might be closed for a short period.

GRCC In the News, 9-17-14

Posted September 17, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Alumni, Athletics, Golf, GRCC In the News, Students, Tutoring

Who’s riding the Rapids new Silver Line

Sept. 16, 2014; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The new Rapid Silver Line buses hit the road late August, promising a shorter commute down one of the busiest stretches into downtown Grand Rapids.

… Rapid officials say Medical Mile employees and Grand Rapids Community College students make up a bigger percentage of the Silver Line Riders.

CultureMesh builds cultural networks for those a long way from home

Sept. 16, 2014; siliconprairienews.com

OMAHA — America has been known as the melting pot of creeds and cultures since the early 1900s. After more than a century, the nickname remains relevant today.

… “When I was a student at Grand Rapids Community College, I was hired as a campus academic tutor, and my first student was from Ethiopia who needed help with English,” (Ken) Chester said. “I thought, ‘This person is totally different than me; they won’t want to talk.'”

College Notebook: Locals hit D-1 links

Sept. 16, 2014; Battle Creek Enquirer

The Lakeview High School boys and girls golf teams have been perennial powers in the area, thanks in part to a steady stream of talent to come through each program.

… (Jared) Multer transferred to the Eastern Michigan University men’s golf team after two years playing at Grand Rapids Community College. The junior currently sports a 74.33 average over six rounds for the Eagles. He was in action Tuesday at the Golfweeks Conference Challenge in Burlington, Iowa.

Sharing the GRCC Story: community picnic

Posted September 17, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: 100th Anniversary, College Channel, Community, Media Technologies, YouTube

Birthday wishes at the community picnic!

Math seminar scheduled for September 18

Posted September 17, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Mathematics Department

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department will host its first Mathematics Seminar of the 2014-2015 academic year on Thursday, September 18, 3:00- 4:00 PM in 104 Cook. Our presenter, Duy Duong-Tran, is a former GRCC student currently at Western Michigan University double-majoring in Mathematics and Industrial-Entrepreneurial Engineering. He will discuss applications of mathematics in the field of engineering. See below for title and abstract.

This talk should be of interest to students considering a career in engineering or applied mathematics, or to anyone who would like to learn more about real-world applications of mathematics. A working knowledge of Intermediate Algebra (Ma 107) would be helpful. As always, everyone is welcome to attend GRCC Mathematics Seminars.

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

Mathematics in the World of Industrial Engineers

The influence of mathematics in our society is amazing. For example, mathematics plays a role in the infrastructure of the automobile industry (aerodynamic simulation through the use of math modeling), bioengineering (footwear design through piecewise linear interpolation and modeling), and the aviation industry (cubic spline interpolation at Boeing Research and Development to replace “lofting” technique).

This seminar will discuss the use of mathematics in the world of industrial engineering. Specifically, we will talk about Optimization Problems in the industry using Linear Programming (LP). Surprisingly enough, LP problems often do not employ any computer algorithm techniques, and most mathematics students are exposed to LP problems early in their careers without an official introduction to the topic. Well-known LP techniques can be applied to scheduling, transportation, assignment, capacity planning, network optimization models, project management, facility planning, and capital budgeting problems.

All of these reside under the applied mathematics field called Operations Research (OR). We will go through the technique of solving a couple of problems, and will be surprised at how much impact OR (or more generally mathematics) has upon the success of a manufacturing based corporation.

Students with knowledge of Intermediate Algebra (Ma 107) or above are encouraged to attend; no knowledge of calculus is necessary. The seminar is also designed to encourage students with a passion for both mathematics and engineering to move forward with confidence.

IIPD Grants: October 2014 Funding Opportunity

Posted September 17, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Grants and Resource Development Office

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grants program is 4:30 p.m., October 10, 2014.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications electronically. The IIPD Application Packet and IIPD Guidelines are available in the GRCC Internal Grants area of the Grants Office website at http://www.grcc.edu/grants. Please note that applications must include a Supervisor’s Approval form, a budget form and budget documentation.

If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen, Director, Grants and Resource Development Department, at 234-3910 or jmlarsen@grcc.edu.

Changes made to policies

Posted September 17, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: General Counsel, Policies

Changes were recently made to several college policies:

Effective July 1, 2014

  • Revised the Withdraw and “I” policy language.

–Language regarding the potential impact of W grades on financial aid and at transfer schools was added.

–A statement indicating that the incomplete grade is only applicable in extenuating circumstances was added. A statement regarding the approximate portion of the course that must be completed (90%) in units of time or points before an incomplete grade can be assigned was added.

http://grcc.edu/sites/default/files/docs/policies/8-18_children_in_the_classroom_and_on_campus.pdf

  • 18 Children in the Classroom (revised) Policy Section 8.0 Subsection 8.18

Effective July 1, 2014

  • This policy was revised to include a classroom and campus policy. Children accompanying visitors, employees or students of GRCC must be under the constant supervision of a responsible adult while on GRCC property.

http://grcc.edu/sites/default/files/docs/policies/8-27_act_cut-score.pdf

  • 27 ACT Cut Scores(revised) Policy Section 8.0 Subsection 8.27

Effective July 1, 2014

  • This policy was reviewed and upon review of bench marking data, the team determined that GRCC’s ACT composite score of 18 was consistent with other community colleges. No change was made.

http://grcc.edu/sites/default/files/docs/policies/8-5_catalog_policy.pdf

  • 5 Student Rights/Program Requirements-Catalog Year (new) Policy Section 8.0 Subsection 8.5

Effective July 1, 2014

  • This policy clarifies for GRCC students what program requirement will be used for their graduation audit, to allow students to align their course selections to these Catalog requirements.

http://grcc.edu/sites/default/files/docs/policies/3-8_audiovisual_captioning.pdf

  • 8 Audiovisual Captioning Policy (new) (revised) Policy Section 3.0 Subsection 3.8

Effective July 1, 2014

  • Captioning in a given situation may be Required, Advised, or Not Required, as indicated in the full policy. This policy complies with a federal mandate to provide access to equal and effective communication for all students, staff, and community members. The purpose of this policy is to make the campus community aware of our responsibility, resources available to address shortcomings, and appropriate courses of action to take in select scenarios.

6.4 Sexual Misconduct (revised) Policy Section 6.0 Subsection 6.4

Effective September 16, 2014

  • Amended in 2014 to implement changes to the Clery Act made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA)
  • Amended the investigation procedures to provide legally required procedural rights for both parties
  • Outlined reporting options and for victims and for those receiving the complaint, including recommended steps following any act of sexual misconduct
  • Outlined the institutional response to complaints of sexual misconduct
  • Added a statement that the institution prohibits the crimes of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation and stalking, including the applicable definitions under Michigan law.
  • Added the definition of consent, in reference to sexual activity
  • Outlined awareness and prevention programs for ongoing employee and student education including bystander intervention and risk reduction
  • Outlined who are “confidential/privileged employees” for reporting on campus and the reporting requirements for all employees.
  • References separate document listing community and GRCC resources

http://www.grcc.edu/sites/default/files/docs/policies/6-4_sexual_misconduct.pdf

 

Volunteers needed for Story Van during ArtPrize

Posted September 16, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: 100th Anniversary, College Channel, Community, Media Technologies, YouTube

As you know, Art Prize begins next week.  Kendall College has agreed to the GRCC Story Van being set up on Pearl Street by the old art museum on the first day of Art Prize voting, which is Wednesday, September 24th.

The van will be set up at 11 a.m. to record birthday wishes and/or GRCC stories.  We are looking for volunteers to help out.  If you have an hour or two and would like to help, let Liz Timmer know at ltimmer1@comcast.net. Email her the time you are available.

GRCC In the News, 9-16-14

Posted September 16, 2014 by grcctoday
Categories: Admissions, Alumni, Athletics, Board of Trustees, GRCC In the News, Nursing, Volleyball

With fall enrollment down 5.4 percent, GRCC must cut budget by $1 million

Sept. 15, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Fall enrollment is down 5.4 percent at Grand Rapids Community College, the steepest drop in the schools fall headcount since a downward slide that began in 2011.

24 years of tradition: Rockford to induct hall of fame athletes

Sept. 15, 2014; MLive

ROCKFORD, MI — Two athletes and two coaches are to be inducted into the Rockford High School Athletic Hall of Fame this fall.

… In 1994 she (Shannon Fletcher) and her high school sweet heart, Mike Mengyan, were married and over the next four years had three daughters, Ashley, Taylor and Jessica. In 2000 Shannon enrolled in a nursing program at Grand Rapids Community College graduating in the top five percent of her class with a 3.9 GPA.

Muskegon Community College sports recap: Deanna Near’s record-breaking Spartan Invitational earns MCC athlete of week honors

Sept. 15, 2014; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — A record-breaking weekend in East Lansing has earned Deanna Near Muskegon Community College Athlete of the Week honors.

… VOLLEYBALL: The Jayhawks volleyball program is doing considerably better than either of the soccer programs, despite dropping a Thursday, Sept. 11 match to Grand Rapids Community College.


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