GRCC In the News, 1-19-18

Posted January 19, 2018 by grcctoday
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Lakeshore Advantage Holds Meeting, Gives Honors

Jan. 19, 2018; WHTC

HUDSONVILLE, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) – The annual meeting of Lakeshore Advantage today will look back, look ahead and have some honors included.

Highlighting the session at Hudsonville’s Pinnacle Center is the awarding of the organization’s 2018 Visionary Award which recognizes leaders and the initiatives that they have undertaken to “affect positive economic change now and for the future,” according to a statement. The finalists for this honor are: Brian Walker of Herman Miller, Peter Haines of the OAISD and Dr. Bill Pink of Grand Rapids Community College, who created the Careerline Tech Center Early College Program; Dave Koster and Tim Hemingway of the Holland BPW for the Holland Energy Park that began full-scale operations last fall; and Community Foundation leaders Mike Goorhouse of Holland/Zeeland and Holly Johnson of the Grand Haven Area for the Housing Next affordable housing initiative.

Rees Scholarship Foundation Awards $74,000 to Aspiring HVACR Technicians

Jan. 17, 2018; achrnews.com

The Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), announced scholarship awards totaling $74,000 to 40 students, including one military veteran program recipient, studying to become technicians in the HVACR and water heating industry.

… HVACR and Water Heating Technician Program Recipients:

… Christopher Lewis, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

Jan. 19 is Live United Day

Posted January 19, 2018 by grcctoday
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The 2nd annual LIVE UNITED Day is this Friday, Jan. 19. Get ready to celebrate by wearing your LIVE UNITED T-shirt and encouraging your friends, family, and co-workers to join in on the fun, too!

On LIVE UNITED Day, we’re asking you to do a United Act of Kindness for at least one other person. Imagine the effect we could have if we all committed to showing kindness or generosity to just one other person on the same day: Jan. 19.

How to participate:

Don’t just wear the shirt — live it! Show our community how to LIVE UNITED by doing an act of kindness for one other person in your workplace, neighborhood, school, family, group of friends, or community.

Capture it! Snap pictures or take a video of you doing your act of kindness or the act of kindness you received or experienced.

Share it on social media with #unitedinservice and #liveunited. Don’t forget to tag the Heart of West Michigan United Way — @hwmuw.

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Dental students host blood marrow registration drive

Posted January 19, 2018 by grcctoday
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Did you know that someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia every 3 minutes? For many of those patients, a marrow transplant is their only hope for survival. You could be their match. On February 12th and 15th here at GRCC, the Dental Assisting students will be hosting the “Will you Marrow Me” bone marrow registry event. All it takes to give hope to blood cancer patients is 10 minutes of your time to complete a swab of your cheek. There is about a 1 in 430 chance you’ll actually match a patient and be requested to donate and the most common way to donate is similar to giving plasma! So if you’re between the ages of 18-44, please consider stopping by the Student Activity Center on Feb. 12 or the 4th floor of Main on Feb. 5 from 8-11 am to learn more.

Will You Marrow Me? Bone marrow donor registration drive. Feb. 12 and 15. GRCC Dental Assisting students will be hosting the Will You Marrow Me GRCC bone marrow donor registration drive. We are partnering with Michigan Blood and Be The Match, the nation’s largest bone marrow drive registry. Monday, Feb. 12, 8-11 a.m. The donor drive will be held on the 1st floor of the Student Activity Center; tables will be outside the office of Student Life. Thursday, Feb. 15, 8-11 a.m. Location is 4th floor Main; tables will be next to the elevators and Art Gallery. Stop by to learn more! #willyoumarrowme #willyoumarrowmegrcc #grcc #grccdentalassisting #miblood #bethematch #swabme #savealife Be The Match. Michigan Blood. GRCC.

 

GRCC, GVSU host Night @the YMCA on Jan. 27

Posted January 19, 2018 by grcctoday
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Students, faculty and staff are invited — just show your RaiderCard at the door:

Night @the YMCA. Saturday, Jan. 27 7:00-11:00 p.m. (doors will close at 10:30 p.m.), 475 Lake Michigan Drive NW. All students, staff, and faculty, as well as family and friends are welcome to attend. RaiderCard required upon entry. Free food and refreshments will be available. Funded by Campus Activities fees. Basketball, volleyball, swimming, rock-climbing, track, Zumba. All participants are welcome. Those in need of accommodations please contact Student Life at (616) 234-4160. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. GRCC is an Equal Opportunity Institution. The David D. Hunting YMCA. Grand Valley State University. GRCC Campus Activities Board.

 

GRCC In the News, 1-18-18

Posted January 18, 2018 by grcctoday
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Agency releases list of 100 ‘Hot Jobs’ in West Michigan

Jan. 17, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

West Michigan Works! is reporting that the highest concentration of the region’s top 100 jobs are in the manufacturing and health sciences industries.

… One such partner is Grand Rapids Community College, or GRCC.

Lk. Mich. College Takes Two From Grand Rapids

Jan. 17, 2018; WSJM

Lake Michigan College held on for a 64-59 win over Grand Rapids Community College Wednesday night.

Bethel topples Taylor in road win

Jan. 18, 2018; South Bend Tribune (Ind.)

The Bethel Pilots (17-3, 6-2 Crossroads) had to dig themselves out of a double-digit hole to earn a road win over Taylor 73-67 in Upland, Ind. Tuesday night.

… Ancilla hosted Jackson Community College Wednesday night. The Chargers then host Grand Rapids Community College Saturday at 3 p.m.

 

CTE session open to all employees

Posted January 18, 2018 by grcctoday
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This session, offered through the Center for Teaching Excellence, is open to all employees.  Register online.

Queer & Trans 101: An Ally Training for Educators: Friday, February 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to noon in 246 Main

In the first half of this training, participants will examine concepts of gender, sex, and sexuality; become familiar with relevant terminology; and discuss issues impacting LGBTQIA + communities. The second half of the training includes suggestions and tips for creating LGBTQIA-inclusive classrooms as well as knowledge sharing, case study analysis, and discussion.  Facilitated by: Jen Hsu-Bishop and Marla Wick – GVSU

 

Human Resources professional development opportunities

Posted January 18, 2018 by grcctoday
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Active Shooter Response 

Monday, January 22, 2018

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

This training is required for all college staff and faculty. The 90 minute training session will be presented by GRCC Police Chief Rebecca Whitman, and will describe what an active shooter is; detail the ‘Run Hide Fight’ response to an active shooter situation; explain ways to recognize and report potential threats to our campus, and answer any questions attendees may have.

Intro to Windows 10

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Windows 10 has arrived at GRCC! This new operating system has replaced Windows 7 and there are some changes we would like to share with you. Come and join us for this basic introduction to Windows 10 and learn how to navigate the changes.

Conflict Strategies

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

1:00 pm-4:30 pm

Conflict is present in all aspects of our lives. An individual’s personal professional, and emotional health is greatly affected by how successfully he or she manages conflict. Individuals rely on each other to attain goals and are continually being thrown into situations where they need to handle conflict in a constructive manner – without being taught how to accomplish this. This half-day course will expose individuals to the different ways that people react in conflict situations, show them what their preferred strategy is in situations of conflict, and then help them plan to use a more integrating style of conflict resolution more effectively at work.

Screening Committee Training

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

1:30 pm-4:00 pm

This learning session is designed to brief all screening committee team members regarding their roles and responsibilities in the search process. Topics that will be covered include: A) Overview of Search Process; B) Position Approval Process; C) Recruitment/ SAAR Notebook Review Including: 1. Screening Committee & Leadership Roles; 2. Candidate Screening/ Recruitment Solutions Training; 3. Interview Questions, Presentations/Demonstrations; 4. Diversity Considerations and Goals; 5. Effective Evaluation Tools and Consensus Decision-Making; 6. Human Resources Responsibilities. Learning Objectives: Participants will understand their role in the selection of excellent candidates for staff and faculty positions and the hiring objectives and legal parameters for assessing and recommending future staff and faculty members.

Drupal Basics: Editing Content

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

10:30 am-11:30 am

In this course, participants will learn to navigate the Drupal system, understand and use content types, and edit existing content.

ADA for Supervisors

Thursday, January 25, 2018

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

This course will review basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including college responsibilities that are relevant to supervisors, how to recognize an accommodations request, and the process GRCC follows. Key objectives to the workshop:- Become more familiar with ADA requirements for the college – Identify accommodations requests- Recognize concerns that need to be elevated to HR- Identify concerns that may arise when dealing with disability as related to job role, performance, etc.

Online Ordering

Thursday, January 25, 2018

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

This course will review the printing online ordering from the login and profile set-up how and when to use the quick copy options, how and when to us the print ordering options along with the differences in the categories of each area, paper selection and order history. You will learn the techniques of looking up your past orders and copying into a new order to streamline ordering repeated items.Want to keep track of your budget, What do I need to know when placing my store orders. Administrative staff can look at reports of each budget your area is responsible for and how a minimum and maximum can be put in place to keep you on track.

Healthy Meals on a Budget

Friday, January 26, 2018

10:00 am-11:00 am

There is a misconception that eating healthy is expensive. It can be, if you are not willing to put in the work ahead of time to prep and plan your meals accordingly. In this workshop, we will give you (2) complete grocery lists that can feed a family of four for under $150.00 a week. We will also strategize ways to price shop and compare that makes the planning process a little less painful. Come, learn and strategize how to adapt this for your family and health goals! Better yet, each participant will leave with a two-week meal plan that focuses on variety, nutrition and flavor.

The Road to 850

Friday, January 26, 2018

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

The Road to 850 is an overview of how to reach your credit score goals. You will learn what makes up a credit score, how inquiries affect your credit score, where to find your credit score and the 10 steps to raising your credit score.

You can register for any of these sessions online.

Mathematics Seminar is today

Posted January 18, 2018 by grcctoday
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The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its first Mathematics Seminar of 2018 on Thursday, January 18, 3:00-4:00 PM in 103 Cook.

Our speaker, GVSU Mathematics Instructor Michael Santana, will discuss mathematics underlying the sometimes vexing problem of seating arrangements at tables.  For the title and abstract of Michael’s talk, please see below.

Very little mathematics background is needed to appreciate this talk, making it accessible to a wide range of students and faculty.  All are welcome!

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

A graph theory approach to seating people at parties

You’re hosting a party with at least three people, and you want to seat everyone around a large table so that each person is friends with the person on their left and the person on their right. How do you know when you can do this? This seemingly innocent question turns out to be quite difficult to answer! On the other hand, the question becomes (MUCH) easier when you don’t require that everyone be seated at the table (so you’re okay with some people standing around). In this talk we’ll consider both questions (focusing mainly on the second question), look at several extensions of these questions, and see how doing research in mathematics can be like playing the wooden block game, Jenga.

 

 

GRCC In the News, 1-17-18

Posted January 17, 2018 by grcctoday
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Grand Rapids School Board applying to offer tuition-free pathway to college

Jan. 16, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids School Board passed a resolution Tuesday, Jan. 16, to apply to the Michigan Department of Treasury to become a Promise Zone to offer students free college tuition.

… However, community stakeholders were present, including Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink; 3rd Ward City Commissioner Senita Lenear; and Michele Suchovsky, executive director of the Student Advancement Foundation, the district’s strategic fundraising partner.

Democrat to challenge Jim Lilly for 89th House District seat

Jan. 17, 2018; The Holland Sentinel

Jerry Sias, a Democratic candidate running for Michigan’s 89th House District seat in 2018, said he wants to represent the people — specifically the working and middle class people.

… He then learned the electrical trade, attended Grand Rapids Community College and worked as a union foreman.

Michael Santana to lead Mathematics Seminar on Jan. 18

Posted January 17, 2018 by grcctoday
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The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its first Mathematics Seminar of 2018 on Thursday, January 18, 3:00-4:00 PM in 103 Cook.

Our speaker, GVSU Mathematics Instructor Michael Santana, will discuss mathematics underlying the sometimes vexing problem of seating arrangements at tables.  For the title and abstract of Michael’s talk, please see below.

Very little mathematics background is needed to appreciate this talk, making it accessible to a wide range of students and faculty.  All are welcome!

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

A graph theory approach to seating people at parties

You’re hosting a party with at least three people, and you want to seat everyone around a large table so that each person is friends with the person on their left and the person on their right. How do you know when you can do this? This seemingly innocent question turns out to be quite difficult to answer! On the other hand, the question becomes (MUCH) easier when you don’t require that everyone be seated at the table (so you’re okay with some people standing around). In this talk we’ll consider both questions (focusing mainly on the second question), look at several extensions of these questions, and see how doing research in mathematics can be like playing the wooden block game, Jenga.

 

 

TRIO to hold Summer Research Fair

Posted January 17, 2018 by grcctoday
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TRIO/Student Support Services is holding a Summer Research Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 in room 336 of the Student Center.

Participating programs include:

  • University of Michigan UROP Community College Summer Fellowship.
  • Michigan Technological University MICUP
  • University of Michigan School of Information
  • Van Andel Institute
  • Summer Health Professions Education Program
  • PTK/Office of Experiential Learning

Information on a variety of opportunities will be available. Stop by, learn, get involved and make a difference! Snacks will be provided.

Maria Perez stands next to her poster on "Using the Web to Enhance Healthcare Differences o Sex Development."

 

GRCC Scramble & Cookout May Fore (4), 2018

Posted January 16, 2018 by grcctoday
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Save the Date

GRCC Golf Scramble & Cookout

May Fore (4), 2018

More info to come!

Save the Date: GRCC Scramble & Cookout on May 4, 2018

GRCC In the News, 1-15-18

Posted January 15, 2018 by grcctoday
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Change Ups: Winkelman promoted to principal

Jan. 12, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… SPORTS

Grand Rapids Community College freshman and volleyball team member Kendra DeJonge was named to the 2017 Two-Year College Third Team All-American team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The honor comes less than two weeks after she was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division II All-American Second Team. DeJonge is a Rockford High School graduate.

‘We’re living his dream’

Jan. 12, 2018; schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)

At a rehearsal of the Martin Luther King Jr. student choir, second-grader Markese McNairy took the microphone and auditioned for a solo part  — singing in that pure treble that is celebrated and nurtured in church choirs. The Kentwood Glenwood Elementary student, who sings in the choir of New Hope Baptist Church where the students were rehearsing, put his heart into the gospel song “I’m Looking For A Miracle.”

… At rehearsal’s end, (Sheri) Gilreath-Watt’s son, Ike, a 2016 Grandville graduate and Grand Rapids Community College student, hoped the celebration will be an inspiring testament to King’s message.

Staff development opportunities

Posted January 15, 2018 by grcctoday
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Diffusing Rude Behavior — Tuesday, January 16, 2018

It can be difficult to know how to react when you are confronted with rude behavior. This course examines a number of cases of rude behavior and provides participants with effective tactics to responding in these situations.

QPR-Question. Persuade. Refer. — Tuesday, January 16, 2018

QPR is used to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. It is believed that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

Drupal Basics: Editing Content —  Thursday, January 18, 2018

In this course, participants will learn to navigate the Drupal system, understand and use content types, and edit existing content.

10-Minute Workouts — Friday, January 19, 2018

The number one reason not to be more active is a lack of time. Yes, we are busier than ever, but what if you could carve out 10 minutes every other day and achieve great results? What should you be doing and what can you cut out? 10-minute workouts can be efficient and help you develop a lean body and strong core. Learn how to make the most out of those 10 minutes with simple program design rules.

 

GRCC Employees on the Move through January 5, 2018

Posted January 15, 2018 by grcctoday
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Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

 *Delicia Wilondja

From:    Support Professional, Workforce Development

To:        Support Professional, Human Resources

Effective 12-11-17

*Correction from last month’s submission which incorrectly stated that Delicia Wilondja transferred from a Contingency position.

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Erik Taylor

From:   Contingency, Preschool

To:       Assistant to Preschool Instructor, Preschool

Effective 1-8-18

 

Kelsee Mullins

From:    Support Professional, Computer Information Systems

To:        Support Professional, Registrar’s Office

Effective 1-15-18

 

Max Spencer

From:    Contingency

To:        Lab Coordinator, Academic Support & Tutoring Services

Effective 12-18-17

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Dawn Mumford

Adjunct Faculty, Business Department

Effective 12-30-17

 

Kali Anderson

Assistant to Preschool Instructor, Preschool

Effective 12-19-17