GRCC In the News, 12-12-17

Posted December 12, 2017 by grcctoday
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Showtime: Tuesday, December 12

Dec. 11, 2017; WOOD Radio

Your daily digest of live music performances and entertainment in West Michigan, for Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

… GRCC PLAYERS    Spectrum Theatre, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, 616-234-3946

  • This Is Our Youth, January 11 to 13, 2018.
  • Dead Man’s Cell Phone, March 29 to 31.

Quiet Cafe offers Exam Week specials

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Quiet Cafe Exam Week Special

Get Them Before They Are Gone

Limited Quantity While Supplies Last

Tuesday: Butter Pecan & Caramel Latte

Small $2.50   Medium $3.00   Large $3.50

Wednesday: Toffee Nut, White Chocolate, & Cinnamon Latte

Small $2.50   Medium $3.00   Large $3.50

All Week

Blackberry or Watermelon Italian Soda

Medium $2.25   Large $3.00

 

Kent City High School sophomores visit GRCC

Posted December 11, 2017 by grcctoday
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On Wednesday, December 6, the Admissions Office hosted the entire sophomore class from Kent City High School on our campus. Their day included an admissions presentation, a culinary tour and time with staff from both Manufacturing and Mechanical and Architectural Design. Their visit concluded with lunch and information on our athletic program and a tour of the Ford Fieldhouse. The Admissions Office would like to thank the departmental staff who engaged with these students!

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Familiarize yourself with weather closing procedures

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Winter weather may soon impact college operations. Please visit the GRCC Emergency Closing Procedures webpage and familiarize yourself with how the decision is made to delay or close, the types of messages you will receive, and the action you should take in each circumstance.

GRCC In the News, 12-11-17

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Change Ups: 7GenAE garners Honor Award for Native Justice Center

Dec. 8, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… EDUCATION

A Grand Rapids Community College analysis concludes it adds $413.5 million to the Kent County economy and $34.2 million to Ottawa County’s economy. EMSI, a provider of economic impact studies and labor market data, looked at GRCC’s economic impact through its students, employees and alumni.

GVSU receives $1 million grant for STEM scholarships

Dec. 10, 2017; The Holland Sentinel

Grand Valley State University has received a $1 million grant National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program to form a financial help program for low-income science and engineering students.

… Additionally, the project team will enlist area community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College, Northwestern Michigan College, and Muskegon Community College, to help identify potential RISE scholars at their institutions and provide mentoring for those students before they enroll at Grand Valley.

GVSU announces speakers for 2018 MLK week

Dec. 11, 2017; The Lanthorn (Grand Valley State University’s student newspaper)

Each January, members of the Grand Valley State University community attend events for Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week, a celebration of the life of King and his work in the civil rights movement. The keynote speakers for January 2018 are April Reign and Bree Newsome, both of whom made waves in 2015 for their efforts to initiate social change.

Bobby Springer, director of the new Pathways to College Office at GVSU, has been working closely with Grand Rapids Community College and Davenport University to host these speakers. According to Springer, Reign and Newsome are in high demand across the country. Newsome first caught his attention two years ago when she made national headlines after climbing to the top of a flagpole to remove a Confederate flag in Columbia, South Carolina.

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Names Executive Chef Colin McPhee

Dec. 8, 2017; hotel-online.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 8, 2017) — DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport, welcomes Colin McPhee as executive chef for the hotel restaurant Ganders. Bringing years of experience, dynamic culinary talent and a creative approach to developing unexpected dishes featuring local fare, McPhee will oversee menu development and culinary creations for the hotel and restaurant as well as catering for on-property events and in-room dining. As the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Grand Rapids, Mich., the 226-room property is just minutes away from popular Grand Rapids attractions and Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

… Prior to joining DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids, McPhee most recently served as the sous chef of J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids where he oversaw various aspects of the food and beverage outlets, including the mentoring of young chefs. His resume also includes time at Gracewill Country Club, Bar Divani and Timbers Inn in Grand Rapids. A lifelong resident of southwestern Michigan, McPhee earned his Associate Degree in Culinary Management and Pastry Certification from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

Dancing with the Local Stars cast list revealed

Dec. 9, 2017; WZZM

MUSKEGON, MICH. – 56 alumni cast members are returning as participants in the 10th annual Dancing with the Local Stars reunion event.

… Sonya Hernandez, Grand Rapids Community College Adjunct Professor & YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids Director of Y Achievers & Youth in Government, 2016

IT Support Desk holiday hours

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The IT Support Desk will be available for phone and walk-in support Friday, December 15, through Friday, December 22, from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We will maintain normal weekend phone hours on December 16 and 17, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Upon return from the winter break, we will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on January 3-5.

College Channel programming through Dec. 15

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The latest schedule, through Dec. 15, for the College Channel includes a Ferris State University sports update.

Vending machines being prepared for holiday shutdown

Posted December 11, 2017 by grcctoday
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As has been the case for the past several years, we are entering the time of year when we are preparing our vending equipment for the annual holiday shutdown. Our suppliers will begin to pull down stock, particularly with respect to dated items in the equipment, so that nothing is lost when we shut down the power to save energy. This may result in spot shortages in some locations on campus as we near Dec. 22.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Raider Salute for Jason Natte

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The Library & Learning Commons offers a Raider Salute to custodian Jason Natte. Jason, in addition to his regular set-up, tear-down, and clean-up duties, helped us decorate for our recent Learning Center Open House. He has “ladder skills” and hung lots, and lots, and lots of snowflakes from our ceiling panels. We salute you!

Jason Natte stands by a ladder in the library; paper snowflakes hang from the ceiling.

Campus Dining hours for Exam Week

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Exam Week December 11th – December 15th

  • Raider Grille closed all week.
  • Monday 11th — Quiet Café and Sneden Cafe normal hours with breakfast in Quiet Café 7am-10am.
  • Tuesday 12th — Quiet Café 7am-4pm with breakfast 7am-10am; Sneden Café normal hours.
  • Wednesday 13th — Quiet Café 7am-1pm (limited menu option); Sneden Café closed.
  • Thursday 14th and Friday 15th — All retail operations closed.
  • Re-opening on January 8th, 2018.

Donations for veterans due by December 14

Posted December 11, 2017 by grcctoday
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The APSS employee group and the Campus Police will be collecting donations of new items for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, from Oct. 16 to Dec. 14 for the holiday season.

Items needed:

  • Gift cards or certificates to fast food restaurants (McDonald’s, Burger King, etc.)
  • Small lap blankets
  • 100-piece puzzles
  • Stationery sets
  • Personal toiletries:  toothbrushes, soap, body wash,
  • mouthwash, deodorant, cologne for men or women

Donations will be accepted at the following locations:

  • Lt. Robert Decker (x3579) – Campus Police
  • Colleen Copus (x3119) – Math Tutorial Lab – Rm 105 – Cook Bldg.
  • Kim Zinger (x4253) – Math Dept. – College Park Plaza – 2nd Floor
  • Janice Holton (x4129) – Rm 118 – Main Bldg.
  • Janis Qualls (x4248) – Rm 320 – Science Bldg.
  • Tracy Payne (x3673) – Rm 313 – Student Center

Donations will be collected each Friday.  The total collection will be delivered to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on Thursday, December 14.  Please help us support our veterans!

GRCC In the News, 12-8-17

Posted December 8, 2017 by grcctoday
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GRCC’s Davison leading the nation in scoring

Dec. 8, 2017; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Curtis Davison is averaging over 27 points per game through 8 games, best in the NJCAA division II.

… Davison played two years ago at Lansing Community College before sitting out last season. He was considering sitting out again this year until GRCC head coach Luke Bronkema talked him into playing.

Black Tulip Salon and Spa open in Holland

Dec. 7, 2017; The Holland Sentinel

When Rachel DeBoer, Michelle Geoghegan and Teresa Piatek got word that the salon they worked at was closing, the three women knew one thing, they didn’t want to go anywhere.

… For (Rachel) DeBoer, she originally enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College for culinary arts. After working a number of customer service jobs, she enrolled into hair school and since then has grown in the industry.

Carolers visit Administration Building

Posted December 8, 2017 by grcctoday
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Staff from GRCC’s cleaning company, GRBS, stopped by the Administration Building today to sing some Christmas carols and spread a little holiday cheer.

Five women and five men, many wearing elf hats, sing in the hallway by the president's office in the Administration Building.

 

Kendra DeJonge named NJCAA All-American

Posted December 8, 2017 by grcctoday
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On December 7th, the NJCAA Division II Volleyball Committee released the NJCAA Division II All-American list for 2017. Not surprisingly, MCCAA Freshman of the Year Kendra DeJonge’s name was on the list, being named Second Team All-American. DeJonge, who hails from Rockford, led the Raiders volleyball team to a 27-3 (16-0 MCCAA-West) record and a #3 national ranking.

In addition to being named Second Team All-American, DeJonge earned First Team All-Region, All-MCCAA, First Team All-Western Conference and Western Conference Freshman of the Year. On the season, DeJonge recorded 406 Kills, 320 Digs and 43 Aces. Kendra ranked 33rd in the Nation in kills and 9th in kills per set. DeJonge powered a potent Raiders offense all the way to the Region XII, District F finals where GRCC fell to eventual National Runner-Up, Owens Community College.

Joining Kendra on the All-American Team from the MCCAA Conference was First Team All-American Robbie Berg from Muskegon Community College and Honorable Mention All-American Autumn Anderson from Oakland Community College.

Academic Testing hours for Dec. 18-22

Posted December 8, 2017 by grcctoday
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Academic Testing office hours for the week of December 18 -22 will be from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.