GRCC In The News, 8-16-18

Posted August 16, 2018 by grcctoday
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The Rapid 25 years on: Looking back on the transit’s evolution as instrumental CEO retires
8/16/18 rapidgrowthmedia.com
Peter Varga, recently retired CEO of The Rapid, has been the driving force that’s transformed a once sputtering public transportation system into a dependable public transport network that enables riders to track real-time arrivals.
… A three-year pilot program named Route 19 has also been announced, and will serve riders from Plymouth Street along the Medical Mile on Michigan Street through a section of the near West Side along Bridge Street and up to Stocking Avenue. A partnership with the city of Grand Rapids Mobile, Route 19 will include stops near Spectrum Health, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, and the Bridge Street Market.

How can journalists create more unity against Trump’s anti-press tactics?
8/16/18 The Sumter Item (S.C.)
A former editor described Donald Trump as a “magician” who has “led (journalists) by their noses around the circus ring by his cheap acts.” How can journalists create more unity against Trump’s tactics?
Tatiana Diaz, 30, sophomore, Grand Rapids (Michigan) Community College
Diaz is pursuing a career in journalism and is editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The Collegiate.

How an Inexperienced Caregiver Became an Exemplary One
8/15/18 benzinga.com (investment news service)
Diagnosed with an early-onset dementia at a time when information about the mental disease was scarce, Cheryl Edwards-Cannon handled her mother’s condition with an optimistic enthusiasm. As the disease promised to negatively affect the whole family, Cheryl found a way to become an exemplary caregiver.
… Cheryl Edwards-Cannon is the CEO of President of Clear Path Choices, LLC, a consulting company that helps families to make informed end-of-life decisions. She holds a Master of Management degree from Aquinas College, a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University, and a Certificate in Gerontology from Grand Rapids Community College.

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire open to all, this weekend at the Public Museum

Posted August 16, 2018 by grcctoday
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Grand Rapids is a creative community, and that talent will be on display this weekend at the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire.

GRCC associate professor Moss Ingram has been involved with planning the event – billed as the “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth.” It is planned for the Grand Rapids Public Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 18 and 19.

The family-friendly event attracts makers as young as 10 though the mid-80s, showcasing robotics, drones, sewing and jewelry work, 3D printing, virtual reality, glass blowing, specialty foods and drinks, and more.

Artisans will show off their completed and in-progress work and share their experiences with people interested in learning how to tinker and invent, hoping to entertain and inspire as well as grow the maker community.

Additional details and tickets are available at grandrapids.makerfaire.com.

GRCC In The News, 8-15-18

Posted August 15, 2018 by grcctoday
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Grand Rapids Community College Deploys vArmour to Protect Student Data and Applications
8/15/18 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
vArmour, the leading data center and cloud security company, today announced that Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) has selected vArmour to protect their critical applications and student data.
(This press release appeared in many media outlets.)

Library and Learning Commons Upcoming Adjusted Library Hours

Posted August 15, 2018 by grcctoday
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Upcoming Adjusted Library Hours

  • Thursday, August 16: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, August 17: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • August 20-24: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Regular Hours*

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. -5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.**

*Beginning Monday, August 27, through Friday, December 14, 2018.

**Saturday hours begin September 8.

Holiday Hours

  • Monday, September 2: CLOSED (Labor Day)
  • November 21-25: CLOSED (Thanksgiving break)

December Exam Cram Hours

  • Saturday, December 8: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 9: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Spring Break Hours

  • Saturday, March 2: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 3: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday-Friday, March 4-8: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9: CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 10: CLOSED

The library will reopen on Monday, March 11, will its regular school hours.

April Exam Cram Hours

  • Saturday, April 20: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 21: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

GRCC In the News, 8-14-18

Posted August 14, 2018 by grcctoday
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Pregnant mother of 4 killed in crash ‘always put family first’

Aug. 13, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Nancy Orozco is being remembered by her friends and family as a “loving mother, wife and sister who always put her family first.”

… Nancy Orozco spent most of her life in Grand Rapids, where she lived with her husband, Oscar Reyes, and four children. She graduated from Union High School in 2008 and later attended Grand Rapids Community College.

Young gardeners with Grand Rapids Urban League cook up their harvest with GRCC students

Aug. 13, 2018; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Urban League and Grand Rapids Community College are cooking up a special meal Monday.

Entries wanted for Barry County Artists Exhibition / 8-11-18

Aug. 11, 2018; The Hastings Reminder

The Thornapple Arts Council and Historic Charlton Park will host the juried fourth annual Barry County Artists Exhibition at Historic Charlton Park in the fall.

… As her sons entered high school, she (Patti Sevensma) focused on becoming a professional photographer and also began taking art classes at Grand Rapids Community College, along with local instructor Loretta Sailors, who has been a significant influence on her work.

Photos from Urban League visit

Posted August 14, 2018 by grcctoday
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About 50 teens in the Grand Rapids Urban League have been working in community gardens all summer and needed to know how best to prepare their harvest. Staff at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education stepped up Monday with expert advice. After working in the GRCC kitchens, the teens hosted their families and served the meal that they had prepared.

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TechSmith Relay Replacement

Posted August 14, 2018 by grcctoday
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As of January 1, 2019, TechSmith Relay Recorder and Relay Server (https://relay.grcc.edu) will no longer be available as their parent company, TechSmith, has discontinued both products.

If you have used TechSmith Relay Recorder in the past to create videos, SnagIt and Camtasia are more robust versions of TechSmith Relay Recorder that allow you to screen capture and edit your videos. Both SnagIt and Camtasia are available for download in the Software Center. If you have uploaded videos to RaiderCast using the TechSmith Relay Recorder in the past, those videos will still be available and you can upload to that location through December 31, 2018.

Starting January 1, 2019, videos can no longer be uploaded to RaiderCast. They can be uploaded to Google Drive or YouTube using the Share option in SnagIt and Camtasia. The video captioning process will stay the same. As a reminder, per the audiovisual captioning policy, compliance with federal law requires captioning of all created, purchased or continually used audiovisual media production shown at GRCC.

Tutorials for SnagIt and Camtasia are listed below.

SnagIt: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-snagit.html

Camtasia: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia.html

If you need assistance with these products, please drop-in to the Distance Learning office at 316 Main, alternatively, you can email them at dlit@grcc.edu or call 234-3205.

Blackboard Instant Messenger Going Away

Posted August 14, 2018 by grcctoday
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Blackboard Instant Messenger will no longer be available for use as of January 1, 2019. This solution has been discontinued by its parent company, Blackboard.

Information Technology understands that many faculty and staff rely on the use of an instant messaging tool to communicate with students. With this, GRCC will officially support the use of Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts allows you to send chat messages, make video calls, and screen share. Whether you are new to Google Hangouts or are currently using it or have used it in the past, more information can be found at https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/hangouts/#!/. This resource includes information on all three platforms of Google Hangouts including Google Chat and Google Meet.

We encourage faculty and staff members to begin using Google Hangouts prior to January 1, 2019, to familiarize themselves with the product suite and to determine how to best use the new tool in your day-to-day operations. Faculty and staff can use the Hangouts suite by visiting https://hangouts.google.com and entering their GRCC email address and GRCC network password.  To switch between Hangouts, Chat, and Meet simply click the Google Apps menu in the upper right corner of your browser.

If you need assistance with these products, please drop-in to the Distance Learning office at 316 Main, alternatively, you can email them at dlit@grcc.edu or call 234-3205.

GRCC In the News, 8-13-18

Posted August 13, 2018 by grcctoday
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The future begins with our children

Aug. 10, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Let me tell you about a young man named Jason. Like many other teenagers growing up in an inner-city environment, he struggled in school and didn’t think he was going to make it.

Jason was fortunate. He had adults to support him, motivate him and make sure he stayed on the right track. This past spring, he graduated from one of our great high schools in our Grand Rapids Public Schools and will attend Grand Rapids Community College as part of our culinary arts program this fall.

(Guest column by President Bill Pink.)

Mom accused of starving baby: ‘I dream about her’

Aug. 10, 2018; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In a jailhouse interview with 24 Hour News 8, the mother of a baby girl who police say starved to death said the child was loved.

… (Tatiana) Fusari and (Seth) Welch are college sweethearts who met while attending Grand Rapids Community College. They’ve been together for seven years and married for three of them, Fusari said.

 

College Channel programming through Aug. 17

Posted August 13, 2018 by grcctoday
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The latest schedule, through Aug. 17, includes the press conference with Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Quiet Café Closed until August 27

Posted August 13, 2018 by grcctoday
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The Quiet Café will be closed for two weeks starting today, August 13, through August 24.

It will reopen Monday, August 27, with normal hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lane Closure on Fulton Street East begins Monday

Posted August 10, 2018 by grcctoday
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Starting Monday, August 13, Fulton Street East will be under construction from Division Avenue to La Grave Avenue. The eastbound and westbound inside lanes will be closed, while the outside curb lanes are scheduled to remain open.  The closing, which is connected to median island construction, is scheduled to run through Wednesday, August 22.

Reminder: Quiet Café Closed August 13-24

Posted August 10, 2018 by grcctoday
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The Quiet Café will be closed for two weeks starting Monday, August 13, through August 24.

It will re-open Monday, August 27, with normal hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Recap: First Raider Nation Day helps incoming students prepare for success

Posted August 9, 2018 by grcctoday
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New Grand Rapids Community College students from Grand Rapids Public Schools and East Kentwood High School came to GRCC yesterday to learn how they can connect with campus resources and successfully launch their college experiences during our first Raider Nation Day.

Throughout both morning and evening sessions, students who are enrolled for GRCC’s fall semester and their parents participated in workshops to help them transition from high school to college.

A huge ‘thank you’ to all of the people who made this possible – great job representing GRCC and helping our incoming students prepare for success!

Lane Closure Notice for Fulton Street East beginning August 13

Posted August 9, 2018 by grcctoday
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Starting Monday, August 13, Fulton Street East will be under construction from Division Avenue to La Grave Avenue. The eastbound and westbound inside lanes will be closed, while the outside curb lanes are scheduled to remain open.  The closing, which is connected to median island construction, is scheduled to run through Wednesday, August 22.