United Way stories of impact: Children born with motor disorders

Posted August 29, 2016 by grcctoday
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GRCC employees do a great job of supporting our community through their annual commitment to the West Michigan Heart of United Way. Each month we are sharing a story that demonstrates the outcomes of your commitment.

Learn how Hailey, born with athetoid cerebral palsy, is learning to overcome this limiting motor disorder at the Conductive Learning Center.

 

GRCC In the News, 8-29-16

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50 Best Culinary Schools in the US 2016

Aug. 29, 2016; bestchoiceschools.com

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for chefs and head cooks at restaurants and other establishments will grow 9%, faster than most other industries in the country. With the popularity of cooking shows and competitions, more and more people are discovering the field of culinary arts and what it takes to be successful in the industry. Earning a certificate or degree in the field not only provides the experience and training needed to get your foot in the door, it also provides a  foundation for upward mobility to become future leaders and trend setters in the industry.

… #30. Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College-Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bosnian brothers build on heritage

Aug. 26, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Growing up in Bosnia, Rudy Kadiric remembers handing nails to his father as they built a pole barn. Today, Kadiric and his brother, Muhamed, are continuing the family’s carpentry heritage in Grand Rapids.

… Kadiric worked various construction jobs while going to school at Grand Rapids Community College, where he graduated in 2005 with a degree in architectural drafting and design. In 2006, the brothers decided to utilize the family history and work experience as carpenters and opened their small operation.

News 8 Daybreak

Aug. 29, 2016; WOOD TV

… It’s not only the high schools heading back to the classroom. Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University will be both starting their school years. Traffic may be impacted.

Former Comstock Park coach welcomed back to sidelines with victory

Aug. 26, 2016; MLive

It has been over 30 years since Tim Johnson wore headphones on the football field at Comstock Park.

… Johnson served as a coach at Grand Valley State and then at Grand Rapids Community College before he became Comstock Park’s baseball coach.

Sneden Cafe open for fall

Posted August 29, 2016 by grcctoday
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The Sneden Cafe reopens this week! Its hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

A drawing of a cup and saucer sits next to the words "The Sneden Cafe."

 

Employee Behavioral Intervention Team

Posted August 29, 2016 by grcctoday
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The Employee Behavioral Intervention Team provides preventative measures on campus to reduce the risk of an employee incident. (Our team works similarly to the Behavior Intervention Team for students.)

Our team will intake and assess information, take action when necessary and track details about behavior concerns noted in our work environment. Our goal is to provide information and resources to keep our community safe.

Some examples of behaviors or concerns that could be referred to the team are: an employee who states they intend to harm self or others, erratic or unusual behaviors that disrupts the work environment, as well as a sudden or drastic change in behavior that causes concern.

If you have a concern, please feel free to contact any of our team members directly:

  • Cathy Kubiak, Jessica Berens, Christine Coon, or Laura Caulk (Human Resources)
  • John Cowles (Dean of Student Success and Retention)
  • Rebecca Whitman (Chief of Campus Police)

We are committed to a safe work and learning environment at GRCC!

Emergency contact information

Posted August 29, 2016 by grcctoday
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Do you know you can verify online your emergency contact information that is currently on file with Human Resources?

Your personal information summary can be found when you log into the online center.  Click on “GRCC Employee” and you’ll see the option to click on “personal information summary.”

If you need to update your emergency contact information, please contact Angie Ramirez at aramirez@grcc.edu!

Fieldhouse’s fall schedule starts this week

Posted August 29, 2016 by grcctoday
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The fieldhouse’s fall open activity schedule starts this week.

Basketball court:

  • 7:30-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • 6-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.

Track: 

  • 7-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Exercise room:

  • 6-10 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • 11:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • 6-7:45 a.m. Fridays.
  • noon to 8 p.m. Fridays.

Free weight room:

  • 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Pool:

  • 6-8 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • 5-7k p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Video of Opening Day presentation

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This year’s Opening Day featured a presentation by Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, of Ohio State University’s Center for Higher Education Enterprise.

GRCC In the News, 8-26-16

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Grand Rapids Students Learn Beer Making

Aug. 25, 2016; ccnewsnow.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Sheldon Korcal, a Grand Rapids Community College student, says hes been hooked on craft beer since downing one of Founder’s Brewing Company’s flagship beers — the Dirty Bastard scotch-style ale.

Grand Rapids Community College AD resigns after one year

Aug. 25, 2016; MLive

Orletta Caldwell, who served just over a year as athletic director at Grand Rapids Community College, resigned just ahead of the start of a new school year.

U.P. schools receive ‘gold’ rating from Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Aug. 25, 2016; WJMN

LANSING, Mich. — World-class athletes weren’t the only ones going for the gold this past month. Sixty-five colleges and universities recently earned bronze-, silver- or gold-level status based on their commitment to providing on-campus, veteran-centric services to student veterans.

… The 2016-17 rankings are as follows:

GOLD

… Grand Rapids Community College

Rape survivor preaches compassion, education and ‘everyday activism’

Aug. 25, 2016; The Chicago Tribune

I believe you. It’s not your fault. You’re not alone.

… Tessa Dearth, a 22-year-old student at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan who attended Wednesday’s screening with her mother, said she reported a male student who was sexually harassing her at school last year before anything got physical.

… Dearth said she felt campus police believed her and responded appropriately to her complaint, but that it was disconcerting how, according to the film, that rarely happens.

Opening Day features presentation by Terrell Strayhorn

Posted August 26, 2016 by grcctoday
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This year’s Opening Day featured a presentation by Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, of Ohio State University’s Center for Higher Education Enterprise.

Congratulations to the 2016 Excellence in Education recipients:

  • Faculty — Mike Klawitter, reference librarian and archivist.
  • Staff — Laura DeVries, from the English department.
  • Adjunct — Yelena Wells, from the music department.

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2016 fall wellness schedule is available

Posted August 26, 2016 by grcctoday
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We’d love to have you and your student workers join us for any or all of the fall wellness classes!

Please contact Nicole Dekker, x3848, with any questions.

http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/wellness/groupexercisefall2015

Preschool staff tour new site

Posted August 26, 2016 by grcctoday
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As part of Opening Day, preschool staff toured the construction site of the new Phyllis Fratzke Early Childhood Learning Laboratory.

Twenty-six people, all wearing hard hats and safety vests, stand in front of the laboratory preschool's construction site.

Tuition discount, scholarship available to GRCC employees

Posted August 26, 2016 by grcctoday
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Two great opportunities available to current GRCC Employees:
  • A GRCC Employee Scholarship through Davenport University which covers tuition for one class per academic year.
  • A 20% discount off tuition for select business and nursing programs through Olivet Nazarene University.
For more details go to the Tuition Benefit web page and refer to the Discount and Scholarship menu on the right hand side. http://cms.grcc.edu/financeandadministration/tuitionbenefitinstructions

Raider Salute to tutor trainers, Creative Dining

Posted August 26, 2016 by grcctoday
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Academic Support & Tutoring Services would like to send out a Raider Salute to Barb Bouthillier, Tamber Bustance, Hilda Martinez-Gutierrez, Erendida Eduvina Erazo Alas, Cedric Ingram and Soyla Lange, Deb Perkins, Toni Garcia, Kelly Kozloski, Grace Blanchard and Eddie Blanchard for presenting at the August Tutor Training, which was held last Monday and Tuesday at the Calkins Science Center.  Additional Raider Salutes go out to Keaton Krupa, Cierra Conley and Iesa Gonzales for catering our event and being so flexible with a last-minute change of schedule. Thank you to all!

College Channel programming through September 2

Posted August 25, 2016 by grcctoday
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The latest schedule, through September 2, for the College Channel includes a GVSU technology symposium.

GRCC In the News, 8-25-16

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e-Headlines

Aug. 23, 2016; Community College Daily

… A statewide coalition of community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College, is vying for federal grant dollars that would provide free tuition for students in key advanced manufacturing programs.

Grand Rapids CC ranked 20th in NJCAA Division II pre-season volleyball poll

Aug. 16, 2016; mccaa.org

The Grand Rapids Community College women’s volleyball team is ranked 20th in the NJCAA Division II Pre-Season Women’s Volleyball Poll. The Raiders who finished last season with a 19-11 overall record and a 11-3 record in the MCCAA Western Conference to finish second. They went 1-2 at the MCCAA/NJCAA District E Volleyball Tournament last year.  Grand Rapids will open their season on Monday, August 22 when the travel to Hagerstown, MD to face Hagerstown Community College.

 


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