GRCC In the News, 8-28-15

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GRCC names buildings in honor of faculty members

Aug. 27, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — Grand Rapids Community College is recognizing the contributions of two pioneering faculty members by naming buildings in their honor.

GRCC hosts groundbreaking for $7.3M preschool building

Aug. 27, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College broke ground Thursday on a new building for its laboratory preschool program, a $7.3 million project that will provide a modern space to serve more children and families.

Grand Rapids raises its barbecue profile

Aug. 21, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Kansas City, Memphis … and Grand Rapids?

… (Adam) Watts, a Secchia Institute for Culinary Arts graduate, returned to Grand Rapids three years ago from Colorado to help open Grand Rapids Brewing Co. Most recently he was at Reds on the River, and has really embraced the region’s beer.

Referee Jerry Hendrickson starts 53rd (and final) season with sons by his side

Aug. 26; 2015; MLive

WYOMING, MI — Forgive the Hendrickson family if they let down their officiating guard for just a moment Friday.

… Over the years, (Jerry) Hendrickson, who later spent nearly 47 years as an educator at Davenport University and Grand Rapids Community College, has kept intact a crew with his sons Dan and Steve along with Debbaudt, Benedict and Stone, who will step aside Friday so Jon can work with family members.

Photos from preschool groundbreaking

Posted August 28, 2015 by grcctoday
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GRCC preschoolers helped break ground on their new state-of-the-art facility on Thursday. President Dr. Steven C. Ender also announced at the ceremony that the new preschool would be named for Phyllis Fratzke, who created the program in the 1970s. He also announced that the Music Center will be renamed for music professor Albert P. Smith, who was chairman of the fine arts and foreign language division.

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Fall Tutor Training – Meeting the needs of our changing population

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Academic Support & Tutoring Services held Fall tutor training sessions this week in preparation for the start of the semester. Over 100 tutors participated in team building activities and workshops that included topics on Time Management, Role of the Tutor, Working with today’s students in difficult situations, and a Title IX overview. The two days of training culminated with an award presentation for those tutors who have achieved Level 1 CRLA Tutor Certification.

Our tutoring staff is ready to meet the needs of our changing student population and is proud to continue in the long history of commitment to student success through tutoring and academic support.

If you have questions about our services, we encourage you to contact us at:

tutoring@grcc.edu

(616) 234-4145

Room 232 Learning Center

Student Life welcomes new employees

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With a lot of transition in the Office of Student Life and Conduct, we wanted to introduce the new employees you will see around campus. Please take time to stop and introduce yourself!

Ashleigh Begres

Ashleigh Begres

Ashleigh Begres has been working in the Office of Student Life since January 2015. She serves as graduate assistant for campus programming and is the advisor for Campus Activities Board. Ashleigh completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Higher Education Student Affairs at GVSU. During her free time, she enjoys hiking and playing sports.

Brune Garcia

Brune Garcia

Bruné Garcia will serve as the new Service and Technology Coordinator, with responsibility for the RaiderCard system and front desk service management/oversight. Brune has been working at GRCC since September 2004 as student employee, contingency for a year in 2008 and full time since 2009. During his free time he enjoys spending time with him family and friends. Bruné was born in the Dominican Republic and has lived in Grand Rapids for the majority of his adult life. He attended GRCC and earned his Associates in Arts. After he attended Ferris State University and graduated with his Bachelors in Business Administration, Cum Laude.

Ginger Randall

Ginger Randall

Dr. Ginger Randall is going to be working part-time to help manage student conduct concerns. Ginger worked in Student Services at Grand Valley State University for 27 years. Initially, she worked in an office providing services to international students, minority students and students with disabilities as well as coordinating the student discipline system. Later, as Associate Dean of Students, she focused on discipline and coordinated recruitment and training for graduate assistants in a Master’s of Education program. Since retiring in 2013, she has enjoyed her volunteer work with the Women’s Resource Center, AARP/IRS income tax program for seniors and with Senior Leadership Grand Rapids.

Kaylee Wolff

Kaylee Wolff

Kaylee Wolff is a new graduate assistant for service initiatives. She will have oversight of the food pantry, in addition to supporting front desk operations, working on student education initiatives and the gown recycling program. She is in her first year in the Master’s of Education program in Higher Education with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Leadership at Grand Valley State University. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in political science in 2015 from Grand Valley. Kaylee comes from the beautiful city of Muskegon on West Michigan’s lakeshore. She enjoys reading, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

In addition to the new staff, several office functions have shifted based on staff transitions. Some examples include:

  • Molly Maczka is the new contact for Stall Street Journal, the daily management of club/organizations, and is providing support to do conduct background checks and appointment scheduling.
  • Evan Macklin is advising Student Alliance and has oversight of OrgSync.

Until a new Director is hired, some of the work of our office is being managed in other areas, such as:

  • John Cowles is chairing the student Behavioral Intervention Team
  • Tina Hoxie/Cathy Noviskey have oversight of the Student Feedback Management Team

If you have questions about something not outlined above, please feel free to call us at x4160 and we’ll connect you to the correct person.

Photos from Opening Day

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President Ender and Provost Chesley spoke during Thursday’s Opening Day session, and Dean Pink led a panel of GRCC alumni in a question-and-answer session. Nikki Banks received the Excellence in Education faculty award, and Amy Bennett was given the staff award.

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GRCC hosts online sale starting August 31

Posted August 28, 2015 by grcctoday
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Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting an Online Sale on August 31 at 7 am through September 3 at 7 pm. This sale, running from 7 am to 7 pm, will feature retired College technology and resources including laptops, desktops, monitors, electronics, lost & found items, and many others! A specific inventory listing will be available the day of the sale.

The online sale may be accessed by visiting GRCC’s Online Store http://grcconlinestore.pixafyhosting.com/index.php. Please keep in mind that no inventory will be displayed until July 23 at 7 am. For more information please visit GRCC’s Purchasing Department website http://www.grcc.edu/purchasing/onlinestore.

Disclaimer: Grand Rapids Community College does not guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Inventory must be picked up the following day of the sale. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appt).

Profession development opportunities now grouped into series

Posted August 28, 2015 by grcctoday
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Looking for professional development opportunities? Human Resources/Staff Development has several offerings available for the 2015/2016 fiscal year. This years trainings are grouped into four series to help employees better identify how a training can benefit their professional growth. Including: Enhance Work Productivity Series, Success Series, Supervisor Series, and Seven Dimensions of Wellness Series. If you are interested in seeing the catalog of offerings go to our learning opportunities page: http://www.grcc.edu/staffdevelopment/professionaldevelopment or see attached flier.

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GRCC Foundation brings back 500 Club

Posted August 28, 2015 by grcctoday
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On everyone’s seats at Thursday’s opening day assembly, were brochures outlining the 2015-2016 Faculty/Staff Giving Campaign and highlighting the return of the 500 Club. This campaign is another great chance for each one of us to positively impact the success of our students.

We know the barriers that our students face when it comes to trying to complete their education. We have an amazing opportunity to remove the financial barrier that the panel of students spoke of on Thursday. Your donation to the foundation could mean the difference between a student dropping out and completing.

Together, we can make a HUGE difference in the success of students. To learn more about the campaign, click here.

College Channel programming through September 6

Posted August 27, 2015 by grcctoday
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The latest schedule, for August 31 to September 6, for the College Channel includes a performance of the Hildegard Singers. Check out the offerings here.

Fall wellness schedule

Posted August 27, 2015 by grcctoday
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Fall wellness schedule is now available – we’d love for you to join us!
http://www.grcc.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/Fall%20wellness%20schedule.pdf
For questions call or email Julie Otte  x3490

Wolverine shoe sale to benefit United Way

Posted August 26, 2015 by grcctoday
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Tomorrow’s Wolverine Worldwide Sale is a Pre-United Way Campaign event.

Planning is underway for this year’s GRCC United Way campaign.  Soon United Way captains will be invited to training, and then we’ll begin to publish a list of events and opportunities to participate in this three-week campaign.

But you don’t have to wait until then to support the organization that invested $1.4 million into education in our community last year.

Today, August 27, all proceeds from the Wolverine World Mega Shoe Sale,will benefit United Way. To learn more, click here.

GRCC In the News, 8-26-15

Posted August 26, 2015 by grcctoday
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Good Samaritans help driver on US-131

Aug. 25, 2015; WZZM

WALKER, Mich. (WZZM) — A car fire on US-131 slowed things down Tuesday morning, but thanks to some good Samaritans, no one was hurt.

It was about 7:45 in the morning. Darcy Swope was on her way to work. She says the woman driving ahead of her had sparks coming from her car. “After a few minutes, I realized it was fire dripping from under her car. So I went around her and honked my horn to get her to pull over. And she did.”

(Darcy Swope is in the IT department.)

Group Tour Culinary

2015-2016 planning guide

(SICE professor Angus Campbell is on the cover.)

Main, Cook to get new classroom keys

Posted August 26, 2015 by grcctoday
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Any faculty and staff who have been issued the classroom key for the Main & Cook Buildings (GC-1 stamped 1-490) will need to exchange this key as the classrooms are being re-cored. For your convenience, a table will be set up on Thursday at the Open Day Meeting in the Ford Fieldhouse from 7:30 to 10:30 and again from 2:00 to 5:00 for the adjunct meeting. To receive the new key, employees must return the old key, so please bring your GC-1 key with you on Thursday. If you are unable to exchange your key at that time, you can come to campus police anytime after Thursday to pick up your new key.

Both the new and old key will work on the classroom doors until the first of October, at which time the old key will no longer work.

Changes for today’s Spin/Sculpt class

Posted August 26, 2015 by grcctoday
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NO SPIN/SCULPT TODAY DUE TO CARPET CLEANING.

If you still want a great workout, we will meet outside of CSC 140 and head outdoors for a workout in Crescent Park and on the stairs.

Call or email Julie Otte with questions x3490

Quiet Cafe to be open on Fridays

Posted August 26, 2015 by grcctoday
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THE QUIET CAFE – NOW OPEN ON FRIDAYS

7am-1pm

Complete Coffee Service & Grab n’ Go Food Items

*The Raider Grille will now be closed on Friday.


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