GRCC In the News, 2-24-17

Posted February 24, 2017 by grcctoday
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5 takeaways from GRCC’s mid-year budget talk

Feb. 23, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed $56.3 billion state budget for next fiscal year has no recommended increase for community colleges.

Like other Michigan Community Colleges grappling with declining enrollment, Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) has to make difficult decisions about its spending habits and the level of tuition increase with deadlines for next year’s budget looming.

Big voice of Lalah Hathaway, big sound of Grand Rapids Symphony, sell out ‘Symphony with Soul’ in DeVos Hall

Feb. 23, 2017; therapidian.org

The Grand Rapids Symphony set out 15 years ago to do something it had never done before – fill the better part of DeVos Performance Hall with people who likely had never been to a symphony orchestra concert before.

… Former Grand Rapids City Commissioner Elias Lumpkins and Christina Guajardo Arnold, founding director of The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion at Grand Rapids Community College, and Cherry Health, all were awarded the MaLinda P. Sapp Legacy Award.

Free transportation to neighborhood summit filling up fast

Feb. 23, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Officials with Grand Rapids Public Schools, co-sponsor of the third annual Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit, say free transportation to and from the event Saturday, March 4, is filling up fast.

… The summit is being held at the Grand Rapids Community College Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain St. NE, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information about the summit, visit the website.

Spirit Week ends with basketball, dance

Posted February 24, 2017 by grcctoday
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GRCC’s Spirit Week wraps up with basketball and a dance:

Feb. 24

  • Pep Rallies — Pep rallies will be held during both the women’s and men’s basketball games, which start at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively, in the fieldhouse. Free admission!
  • Homecoming dance — This will start following the basketball games (about 9:30-11:30 p.m.) in the Raider Grille. Doors will be locked at 10 p.m., so students should arrive before that time.

Feb. 25

  • GRCC Night at the Grand Rapids Drive — The Grand Rapids Drive will face off against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 7 p.m. in the DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW. GRCC students, faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets online, and parking is $5.

Collegiate looks at Transgender Equal Opportunity Policy

Posted February 24, 2017 by grcctoday
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Collegiate editor-in-Chief Kayla Tucker shares GRCC’s response to President Trump’s withdrawal of federal protections for transgender students.

IIPD Grant Applications are due on March 17, 2017, at 4:30 pm.

Posted February 24, 2017 by grcctoday
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The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grants program is 4:30 p.m., March 17, 2017.  Information about how to apply for an IIPD grant can be found at this website: IIPD Application and Guidelines. Please note that applications must include Dean’s and Department Head Approval forms, 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. Good luck!

GRCC In the News, 2-23-17

Posted February 23, 2017 by grcctoday
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“Morning News”

Feb. 22, 2017; WZZM

Grand Rapids Community College is holding its second round of job fairs for both students and the public today.

Passionate motivator Dennis Neat still going strong in 30th season as Forest Hills swim coach

Feb. 22, 2017; MLive

The guys on the state-ranked Forest Hills United swim team have their own theories why Dennis Neat has been such a popular and successful coach over the past three decades.

… Neat swam at Ottawa Hills High School before graduating in 1979. He swam two years at Grand Rapids Community College, then walked on at Ball State, swimming two more years.

Exercise Science sets Advising Day for March 15

Posted February 23, 2017 by grcctoday
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Exercise Science and Academic and Transfer Center are working together to plan Advising Day on Wednesday, March 15, 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

There will be an informational advising presentation held at 10:15 a.m. and repeated at 11:30 a.m. in Calkins Science Room 348 Auditorium that is for all students, regardless of major. This presentation will be given by Counseling and Transfer Center staff covering information pertaining to earning an associate degree, earning the MTA designation, scheduling and choosing classes, online tools, graduation, transfer, and more.  Everyone is welcome.

Drop-in, individual advising is also available from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Calkins Science Building 125/127.

For those who cannot make these events and would like to arrange an advising appointment with an Exercise Science faculty member, contact the department at exercisescience@grcc.edu

Advising appointments can include (but are not limited to):

  • Reviewing the 2 + 2 articulation agreements that are available
  • Understanding the Michigan Transfer Agreement and Associate Degree requirements
  • Developing a class schedule, determining a sequence of classes that works for you and registering for classes
  • Discussing potential career opportunities that are available with an Exercise Science degree
  • Discussing professional certifications such as personal training, group fitness instruction, health coaching and more!

Mathematics Seminar is today

Posted February 23, 2017 by grcctoday
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The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Thursday, February 23, 3:00-4:00 PM in 101 Cook.  Our speaker, GRCC mathematics instructor Sang Lee, will discuss mathematics related to the Tower of Hanoi puzzle.  The title and abstract are below.

In 1883 Édouard Lucas, working under the pseudonym M. Claus, created a puzzle that may have been inspired by an ancient legend.  Anyone who attempts to solve this puzzle will notice the need for logical thinking and pattern recognition, which means mathematics is close at hand.  Sang will discuss various aspects of this mathematics and related applications.  Regardless of your puzzle-solving ability or background in mathematics, you are encouraged to attend – everyone is always welcome to our mathematics seminars.

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

Mathematics in the Tower of Hanoi

The Tower of Hanoi puzzle was first introduced by the Frenchman M. Claus in 1883.  The puzzle has been popular ever since, and it can be found in toy/game shops around the world.  The puzzle has drawn interest from a wide range of people, especially those who plan to study computer science.  In this math seminar we will look at some fascinating, beautiful and powerful mathematics hidden in the Tower of Hanoi, along with those mathematicians related to the puzzle.  Tower of Hanoi puzzles will be available for those attending the seminar.

Cap and gown orders due Feb. 24

Posted February 23, 2017 by grcctoday
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The GRCC Bookstore is accepting Cap and Gown orders (including custom stoles) for faculty and staff.

Please stop in the bookstore to place your order for Commencement 2017.

The deadline for all orders is February 24.

ImageNow to be down for upgrades

Posted February 23, 2017 by grcctoday
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Reminder: ImageNow will be down for a required version upgrade beginning on Thursday, February 23, at 5:00 p.m. and will be back up and available beginning Friday, February 24, at 8:00 a.m.

Client Update Information:

For those who have the ImageNow client installed on your computer, the client will automatically update after the upgrade has been completed when connected to the GRCC network. This update will require your system to be restarted upon completion, but will allow you to decide when to restart your system.

For those not on campus, your client will automatically update the next time your system is connected to the GRCC network. .

Reminders:

During this outage window the following systems will be unavailable: WebNow, the ImageNow client and the Leave of Absence eForm.

After the upgrade ImageNow will look and feel much like the old version with a couple exceptions.

  • ImageNow has been re-branded to Perceptive Content 7. This means that login screens to both the ImageNow client and WebNow will reference Perceptive Content 7 instead of ImageNow.
  • Due to security concerns the Leave of Absence eForm will no longer be available from off campus beginning on February 24th.

If you have the ImageNow client installed on your computer we will be sending out instructions for upgrading it prior to the upgrade date.

Any future updates will be posted at: www.grcc.edu/status

Also available through: https://grccitstatus.wordpress.com/, http://www.grcc.edu/informationtechnology/customersupport, https://twitter.com/grccithelp and www.facebook.com/grccit

Campus Dining offers prizes for feedback

Posted February 23, 2017 by grcctoday
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Do you want to win a Google Home or Google Chromecast? Campus Dining has a new exciting way for you to enter. Visit the Raider Grille, Quiet Cafe, or Sneden Cafe and give us your feedback Feb. 27 through March 1. We want to know how we’re doing! Receive a coupon for each entry and also be entered in to win one of the awesome Google prizes. Enter once at each location for more chances to win!

GRCC In the News, 2-22-17

Posted February 22, 2017 by grcctoday
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Suicide up almost 10 percent, mother shares her son’s story to save others

Feb. 21, 2017; FOX 17

WEST MICHIGAN –  After losing her son to suicide, a mother is now telling her story to help save others from the same grief.

… Professionals studying in the field of mental health are also trying to break the stigma. Lynnae Selberg at Grand Rapids Community College says they’ve received a $300,000 federal grant this year to educate and help students with these same struggles.

Middle school girls receive empowering messages at Beautiful U

Feb. 21, 2017; WOTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) — If you could go back, what would you tell yourself in middle school? Empowering mind, body, and soul is what Maranda’s Beautiful U is all about! 140 seventh and eighth grade girls from five school districts across West Michigan came together for an afternoon of fun and education.

… An exciting part of Beautiful U is the tasty food and snacks! Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, Meijer, and Milk Means More partnered up to educate girls on what they need to fuel their bodies. Calcium and protein are extremely important for girls in the developmental teen and pre-teen years. With snacks like yogurt and cheese, girls got a healthy (and yummy) boost of nutrients they need.

Respondus Monitor Webinar is today

Posted February 22, 2017 by grcctoday
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Join Meegan Willi for a 1-hour webinar, “Preventing Cheating during Online Exams: An Instructor’s Perspective on Respondus Monitor,” in 347 Main from 2:00-3:00 p.m. TODAY!

This webinar offers an overview of Respondus Monitor along with insight from an educator successfully using the application to maintain the integrity of online tests.

First, you’ll see a demonstration of how Respondus Monitor adds webcam and video technology to LockDown Browser for exams taken in non-proctored environments. Then hear from one instructor about her testing process, student feedback, and other insights from her experience with Respondus Monitor. The webinar is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end.

Co-presenter Tammi Kolski is an Online Instructor in Psychology at Central Michigan University, Adjunct Faculty at Muskegon Community College, and Adjunct Online Faculty at Southern New Hampshire University. She is also a limited licensed psychologist and has worked for 26 years in clinical practice in crisis intervention and integrated behavioral health services. Tammi is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Educational Technology at Central Michigan University.

Pre-registration is not required. You can just show up!

Raider Grille, Quiet Cafe, Sneden Cafe to shut down March 6-10

Posted February 22, 2017 by grcctoday
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The Raider Grille, Quiet Cafe and Sneden Cafe will be shut down March 6 through March 10 and reopen with normal hours on March 13.

Grand Rapids Drive hosts ‘GRCC Night’ on Feb. 25

Posted February 22, 2017 by grcctoday
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logo for the Grand Rapids DriveThe Grand Rapids Drive will host “GRCC Night” during the team’s game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW.

Students, faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets online, and parking is $5.

Instructor Sang Lee to lead Mathematics Seminar

Posted February 22, 2017 by grcctoday
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The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Thursday, February 23, 3:00-4:00 PM in 101 Cook.  Our speaker, GRCC mathematics instructor Sang Lee, will discuss mathematics related to the Tower of Hanoi puzzle.  The title and abstract are below.

In 1883 Édouard Lucas, working under the pseudonym M. Claus, created a puzzle that may have been inspired by an ancient legend.  Anyone who attempts to solve this puzzle will notice the need for logical thinking and pattern recognition, which means mathematics is close at hand.  Sang will discuss various aspects of this mathematics and related applications.  Regardless of your puzzle-solving ability or background in mathematics, you are encouraged to attend – everyone is always welcome to our mathematics seminars.

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

Mathematics in the Tower of Hanoi

The Tower of Hanoi puzzle was first introduced by the Frenchman M. Claus in 1883.  The puzzle has been popular ever since, and it can be found in toy/game shops around the world.  The puzzle has drawn interest from a wide range of people, especially those who plan to study computer science.  In this math seminar we will look at some fascinating, beautiful and powerful mathematics hidden in the Tower of Hanoi, along with those mathematicians related to the puzzle.  Tower of Hanoi puzzles will be available for those attending the seminar.