Course pack due date

Posted March 24, 2017 by grcctoday
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The Summer semester is quickly approaching. All course pack orders, files, and planner sheets are due to printing by Friday, April 21. Anything that comes to us later than that cannot be guaranteed in the bookstore prior to the week of classes starting.

Photos from ‘A Further Education’

Posted March 24, 2017 by grcctoday
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You have two more chances to see “A Further Education” — Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Call 234-3946 for tickets!

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FBI victim specialist to speak on human trafficking on April 20

Posted March 24, 2017 by grcctoday
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The Social Sciences Department is sponsoring this presentation:

Human trafficking: Modern Day Slavery. Human trafficking affects millions globally and thousands locally. Please join us in becoming more aware of this growing problem with a discussion led by Carmen Kucinich, FBI Victim Specialist. Her expertise will provide a valuable look into the dynamics of human trafficking, including the risk factors and methods used by traffickers to enslave their victims. Ms. Kucinich is active in working on the FBI’s West Michigan Based Child Exploitation Task Force (WEBCHEX). She is an original member of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force and is a forensic interviewer and therapist to sexually abused children and children who have witnessed domestic violence. Carmen Kucinich, FBI victim specialist, human trafficking expert. April 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Grand Rapids Community College. DeVos Campus. 415 Fulton St. E; Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Sneden Hall, Room 108. All participants are welcome. Those in need of accommodations, please contact the Social Sciences Department at (616) 234-4283.

GRCC In the News, 3-23-17

Posted March 23, 2017 by grcctoday
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Tuition-free early college program to build talent pipeline for in-demand jobs

March 22, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – As manufacturers gather in Detroit today for a summit on advancing the industry’s future, local companies are working with Kent ISD and Grand Rapids Community College to create a new pipeline of workers to meet labor demands.

GRCC welcomes its first African-American president

March 22, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Community College’s first African-American president says he’s humbled to fill the role.

Is the craft beer market in Grand Rapids saturated?

March 22, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Pour a cold one and consider: the number of craft breweries in Grand Rapids has tripled since 2011, the year before beer lovers voted it “Beer City, USA.”

… Professionalizing the industry is the goal of a new Grand Rapids Community College certificate program, which has 30 people enrolled in its first year of offering coursework and hands-on training at its own Fountain Hill Brewery.

Making transferring easy

March 22, 2017; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

Grand Valley State University has been chosen as a member of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the university’s support of community college transfers.

… “We have an advisor at Grand Rapids Community College, which is really our main feeder school for community colleges,” (Bonnie) Ulmer-DeGraves said. “We have someone there from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday to meet with potential students and make sure they’re on the right path for transferring into Grand Valley.”

Monica’s Gourmet Cookies to debut on QVC

March 22, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A favorite Grand Rapids cookie brand will get the QVC spotlight next week.

… The former caterer (Monica Mitidieri) is a graduate of Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute of Culinary Education.

Words of encouragement

March 22, 2017; Commercial-News (Danville, Ill.)

DANVILLE — Zachary Pangborn has attempted nearly 300 shots this season.

On Wednesday afternoon in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament at the Mary Miller Gymnasium, the Grand Rapids Community College freshman missed six of his first seven field goal attempts and he was just 1-of-5 at the free-throw line.

Sí, se puede! Standing up for immigrants & farm workers in Grand Rapids

March 23, 2017; rapidgrowthmedia.com

Lupe Ramos-Montigny remembers three summers of her childhood, seasons now decades ago, like they were yesterday: the months when she would travel with her parents, Ysidro and Maria, and seven of her nine siblings from her hometown of Weslaco, Texas north to Michigan. There, Ramos-Montigny, now a Grand Rapidian who serves on the State Board of Education, would spend the 10th, 11th and 12th summers of her life harvesting beets in a town at the tip of the Mitten State’s thumb, Caseville, and picking cherries in Old Mission Peninsula, a region just north of Traverse City.

… Since then, the march has gone on to draw hundreds of people each year, with such officials as Olivarez, the Aquinas College president; Grand Rapids Community College President Steven Ender; Grand Valley State University Vice President Jesse Bernal; Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall-Neal; Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky, and various elected officials attending the event last week.

Experimenting with healthier ingredients at home

March 22, 2017; WZZM

Liz Weber is a Registered Dietitian at Mercy Health Saint Marys.

… Seek out local cooking classes. Downtown Market, Grand Rapids Community College, Sur La Table, The Local Epicurean, and Williams-Sonoma are all great resources available in the Grand Rapids area that provide cooking classes.

LSU to host ‘Feria de las Flores’ to welcome in the spring

March 22, 2017; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

For almost sixty years, the Feria de las Flores event in Medellin, Colombia, has been one of Latin America’s most vibrant events. Grand Valley State University’s Latino Student Union (LSU) will bring some of the events famous flair to one of its bi-annual dinner-dances taking place Friday, March 24.

… In addition, two singers will perform songs in Spanish, followed by a semi-formal dinner and then traditional Mexican and Colombian dancing. Students from the Grand Rapids Community College’s Hispanic Student Organization will also participate.

Basketball team advances to NJCAA quarterfinals

Posted March 23, 2017 by grcctoday
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The men’s basketball team defeated Essex County College on Wednesday 74-72. GRCC advances to the quarterfinal round of the NJCAA Division II National Tournament, playing Louisburg College at 9 p.m. today. The game will be streaming live at njcaatv.com .

Drug and Alcohol Policy and DAAPP Annual Report

Posted March 22, 2017 by grcctoday
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The updated GRCC Drug and Alcohol Policy, and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) 2016-17 annual report, are available for your review online by clicking here.

The alcohol and drug related health risks, prevention and intervention resources, college discipline and legal sanctions are outlined in these two documents. You also have access to the video”Promoting a Substance Free Workplace” via Skillport. For questions please contact Jessica Berens at jberens@grcc.edu or (616) 234-3179.

Watch it LIVE: GRCC Men’s Basketball plays Essex County (NJ) today at 2 p.m.

Posted March 22, 2017 by grcctoday
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The Grand Rapids Community College Men’s Basketball team has advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament. GRCC plays #6 seed Essex County (NJ) today at 2pm ET, in Daville, IL.  Watch it live.

If the Raiders win today, they will play tomorrow, March 23 at 9 p.m. ET. If they should lose, they will play at 12 p.m. ET. All games can be seen on NJCAATV (available on Apple TV, FireTV and Roku).

Point five percent of your Amazon purchase can benefit the GRCC Foundation

Posted March 22, 2017 by grcctoday
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The Grand Rapids Community College Foundation is a registered AmazonSmile charity and will receive 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase when you select the Foundation as your charity of choice. Let’s go shopping!

GRCC In the News, 3/22/17

Posted March 22, 2017 by grcctoday
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Year away from competition helps Multer find his game
3/22/17, Battle Creek Enquirer
For Jared Multer, the decision to put down the clubs wasn’t easy…for convincing him to try his hand at college golf. The two teamed up at Grand Rapids Community College in 2013.

GRCC Men’s Basketball Advances to NJCAA National Tournament
3/21/17, Mlive.com
The Grand Rapids Community College Men’s Basketball team will continue their inspiring post season run on Wednesday, March 22, when the Raiders face the Essex County Wolverines (NJ) in the NJCAA Sweet 16.

Inspired by Nation of Islam, man helps police catch robber
Suni M. Musawwir didn’t stop to consider the danger of the pursuit as he chased a man throughout Grand Rapids’ southeast side…degrees from Illinois State, Kendall College of Art and Design, and Grand Rapids Community College, and is pursing an architectural career to build housing for the poor.

GRCC In the News, 3-21-17

Posted March 21, 2017 by grcctoday
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Skilled trade training program launches in W MI

March 20, 2017; WOOD TV

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Austin Bonter is a machine build apprentice with specialty manufacturer AutoMatrix in Wyoming. It’s his job to transfer designs from paper to a computer and make a workable machine.

… Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids Community College and several local manufacturers are partnering on the program to get high school students interested in an industry that many declared dead on arrival just a few years ago.

Patriots to host forum on emergency preparedness

March 20, 2017; The Holland Sentinel

The Ottawa County Patriots will focus on emergency preparations for manmade and natural disasters at their next public forum on Tuesday, March 21.

… Lt. Col. Denny Gillem, U.S. Army (Ret.), hosts the radio program “The Frontlines of Freedom” and teaches classes in American Government at Grand Rapids Community College. After graduating from West Point, Lt. Col. Gillem served more than 22 years in various positions, including as a combat leader in Vietnam and as a war planner in Europe and the Middle East at U.S. Readiness Command in Florida.

Sweet Sixteen Pursue National Title in Danville!

March 20, 2017; vermilioncountyfirst.com

Sixteen (16) National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Men’s Basketball teams from across the country have earned the title of regional champions and will represent their regions in the upcoming NJCAA Division II Mens National Basketball Championship held at Danville Area Community College Tuesday, March 21-Saturday, March 25, 2017 in the DACC Mary Miller Gymnasium.

… Alphabetical List of Teams 2017:

… Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

 

‘Landmarks of Grand Rapids’ available on streaming video

Posted March 21, 2017 by grcctoday
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Landmarks of Grand Rapids : A Look at the Neighborhoods of Sacred Heart Church, Heritage Hill, and Eastown is now available via streaming video through GRCC!  This local documentary “brings to life three significant areas of Grand Rapids: the Sacred Heart Church parish, Eastown, and Heritage Hill. Residents, activists, and scholars, including Dr. Norbert Hruby, Mary Alice Williams, Caroline Matecki, Fr. Ed Hankiewicz, Fr. Dennis Morrow, Joyce Makinen, Tom Logan, and Barbara Roelofs, share their memories of the past and describe how these neighborhoods have helped Grand Rapids become the vibrant city it is today.”

Librarian Steven Putt collaborated with Lori DeBie, Mike Klawitter, Klaas Kwant, and Simon Kittok to recreate a streamable, close-captioned version of the hour-long documentary that was produced in 2007 by the now-dormant Grand Rapids Area Council For The Humanities. The result – scholarship about local neighborhoods has become much more accessible than in the past.  Since posting, it has received more than 100 views!

Check out the Library’s DVD from the Audiovisual Media Collection, OR, watch GRCC TV (Comcast Cable Channel 903 (Digital) and AT&T U-verse Channel 99):

  • Tuesday, March 21st at 3:46 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22nd at 2:50 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23rd at 9:09 a.m. and 3:25 p.m.
  • Friday, March 25th at 10:10 a.m., 11:53 a.m., 2:50 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Orientation — directing students

Posted March 21, 2017 by grcctoday
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Fall-start orientations began last week. We are off to a really great start! If you encounter a lost student who is here for orientation, you can direct them to the Enrollment Center. Please feel free to contact Evan Macklin directly as well. If you would like Evan’s cell number, please email him directly.

GRCC Players present ‘A Further Education’

Posted March 21, 2017 by grcctoday
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The GRCC Players’ presentation of “A Further Education” opens this weekend!

A Further Education by Will Mortimer. March 23-25, 2017 at 8 p.m., Spectrum Theater. For tickets and information, call (616) 234-3946. www.grcc.edu/theater GRCC. Grand Rapids Community College. All participants welcome. Those in need of special accommodations, please contact Disability Services at (616)234-4110.

GRCC In the News, 3-20-17

Posted March 20, 2017 by grcctoday
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News 8 Daybreak

March 20, 2017; WOOD TV

We’ll learn more today about a new partnership that could help fill a manufacturing gap in West Michigan. Manufacturers are working with the Kent ISD and Grand Rapids Community College.

LINC Up looks to address affordable housing

March 17, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Community-driven economic development organization LINC Up is hoping to address the affordable housing dilemma by starting right around the corner.

Braving the return of winter weather, state and local officials were on hand last week to celebrate the announcement of LINC Ups new partnership with Grand Rapids Community College. The program will provide hands-on experience for construction students while building affordable housing in southeast Grand Rapids. The announcement was held at 507 Umatilla St. SE, the site of the first new home construction.

NJCAA Division II National Tournament Capsules

March 18, 2017; Commercial-News

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Cap and gown vouchers available

Posted March 20, 2017 by grcctoday
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Commencement celebrates the academic accomplishment of our students, and to ensure each graduate has the opportunity to participate in commencement, a cap and gown voucher is available. Through the generous donations of faculty and staff, the Sponsor-A-Grad program guarantees that each graduate who cannot afford the cost of a cap and gown, receives one.

If you know of a student who is not participating because of the cost, please contact the Student Affairs Office.  The voucher can be mailed to the student, or sent to you, if you would like to personally give it to the student.