Bookstore opening late 8/4 due to power outage

Posted July 30, 2015 by grcctoday
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Due to renovation work, the power for the Student Center will be out on Tuesday morning, 8/4/2015, until approximately 8am. The GRCC Bookstore, which usually opens exactly at 8am, will open as soon as possible afterwards, but will be delayed for this reason.

College Channel programming through August 9

Posted July 30, 2015 by grcctoday
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The latest schedule, for August 4 to 9, for the College Channel includes “Physics in the Cosmetic Industry.” Check out the offerings here.

Andre Fields releases book

Posted July 30, 2015 by grcctoday
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Andre Fields, of GRCC’s Counseling and Career Center, released his book, The Psychology of Racism: Made in America, this month.

Here’s a summary:

fieldsbookWhy Is Racism So Destructive?

As the collective soul of American society continues to evolve, it seems our Country has become more racially-divided than ever before. From police brutality, to race-riots, to media propaganda, it seems that in recent times, racism has triggered increased levels of separation, hostility, and resentment amongst American citizens. As with all previous generations of America’s young existence, racial conflict continues to be the most damaging issue facing our Nation.

In Volume I of this three-part book series, The Psychology of Racism tackles the controversial subject of racism by meticulously dissecting and examining the insidious psychological connection between Black male underachievement (i.e. high school drop-out, unemployment, criminality, life-expectancy, and psychological dysfunction) and American racism.

The 4 primary goals of this book are to: 1. Present a clear explanation of the deeply complex nature of American racism. 2. Outline a concrete explanation of the insidious connection between American racism and the psychological functioning of Black males. 3. Provide a theory-based rationale and reason for why Black males have evolved into the most underachieving category of American citizen. 4. Introduce a racially-contextualized therapeutic model for re-conditioning and re-empowering the stigmatized minds of Black males.

To order the book, click here.

GRCC In the News, 7-29-15

Posted July 29, 2015 by grcctoday
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Things to do on Friday, July 31

July 28, 2015; MLive

… Jul. Thru Aug. 8 Bus Stop: Spectrum Theater at GRCC, 160 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids. 8 pm. $20/adult, $15/senior, $10/student. www.heritagetheatregr.org

Sidewalk work to close Cook parking ramp entrance

Posted July 29, 2015 by grcctoday
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The City of Grand Rapids will be doing sidewalk repair around the GRCC campus on Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31. The G2 entrance to the Cook ramp will be closed while the work is occurring. Employees who park in G2 should plan to park in the Lyon ramp staff area.

The sidewalk repair will also block the driveway between the Ford and Science, partially block the flow of pedestrians into the Science building.

Advanced manufacturing series starts in fall

Posted July 29, 2015 by grcctoday
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GRCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Series is an introduction or update for those in manufacturing or interested in manufacturing. You may take one workshop or a combination of workshops. Sessions start this fall!

Core courses include:

  • Lean Manufacturing Overview.
  • Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing 1.
  • Basic Metrology and Measurement System Error.
  • Problem Solving – 8 Steps and 5 Whys.

Elective courses include:

  • Manufacturing Terminology, Processes, and Practices.
  • Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing 2.
  • Working Better in Teams.
  • Quality Products and Quality Management Systems.
  • Statistical Process Control – SPC 1 (elective).
  • Statistical Process Control – SPC 2 (elective).

For details or to register, click here.

Fieldhouse pool is closed

Posted July 29, 2015 by grcctoday
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The pool at Ford Fieldhouse is closed until further notice because of mechanical problems.

GRCC In the News, 7-28-15

Posted July 28, 2015 by grcctoday
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Glen Lake’s Odziana headed to GRCC

July 24, 2015; Traverse City Record Eagle

GLEN LAKE — The last four years have been special for the Glen Lake baseball program.

… (Austin) Odziana was able to land a spot at Grand Rapids CC with the help and connections of Glen Lake head coach Kris Herman, as well as Frankfort head coach Mike Zimmerman. Both vouched for Odziana’s ability and that provided him with the opportunity he has in front of him.

Sidewalk work to affect Cook parking ramp

Posted July 28, 2015 by grcctoday
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The City of Grand Rapids will be doing sidewalk repair around the GRCC campus on Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31. The G2 entrance to the Cook ramp will be closed while the work is occurring. Employees who park in G2 should plan to park in the Lyon ramp staff area.

The sidewalk repair will also block the driveway between the Ford and Science, partially block the flow of pedestrians into the Science building.

GRCC In the News, 7-27-15

Posted July 27, 2015 by grcctoday
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Change Ups: Children’s museum marks 18th anniversary

July 24, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… Grand Rapids Community College’s computer information systems department has reached a partnership with Cisco Networking Academy, CompTIA Academy and Microsoft IT Academy to provide students pursuing computer careers with access to the latest curricula and certifications.

What’s required of you in a Michigan traffic stop?

July 25, 2015; The Detroit Free Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Dashcam video released this week from a traffic stop shows how a confrontation between a Texas woman and the arresting officer escalated.

… We also asked former Flint police officer and Grand Rapids Community College assistant professor Jermaine Reese what’s expected of an officer. The driver might be smoking a cigarette, angry that they got a ticket, or using profanity.

Condolences to Cindy Peterson, Mary Doltoske

Posted July 27, 2015 by grcctoday
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We extend condolences to two ATC employees: second-shift building manager Cindy Peterson, who lost her mother, Joan Gummere, and third-shift custodian Mary Doltoske, who lost her mother, Patricia Doltoske. Plans for services are pending.

Raider Salute for help with ice cream socials

Posted July 27, 2015 by grcctoday
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It was so fun to see so many smiling faces at last week’s ice cream socials. The weather was perfect and the ice cream was delicious. Staff development would like to share a huge “thank you” to those who helped make these events successful: Creative Dining, Art Johnson, Cora Beute and the awesome CEBA employees who made sure that the facilities were ready to go!

GRCC In the News, 7-24-15

Posted July 24, 2015 by grcctoday
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Habitat Kent partners with GRCC students to wrap up construction on MI’s first LEED Gold v4 home

July 23, 2015; rapidgrowthmedia.com

Dedicated back in April, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has completed construction on the first home in Michigan to meet new LEED Gold v4 standards from the U.S. Green Building Council located at 730 Oakland Ave. SW.

… Brandyn Deckinga is project manager for Habitat Kent’s 730 Oakland Ave. SW project and says the newly certified LEED Gold v4 home was part of the Grand Rapids Community College 100th anniversary build, with the majority of construction led by students studying green construction in the GRCC Tassell M-Tec program.

GRCC to build $7.3M early childhood laboratory preschool

July 23, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has received a $1.5 million loan from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to build an early childhood laboratory preschool, a $7.3 million project.

What’s required of you in a Michigan traffic stop?

July 23, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) – Dash-cam video released this week from a traffic stop shows how a confrontation between a Texas woman and the arresting officer escalated.

… We also asked former Flint police officer and Grand Rapids Community College assistant professor Jermaine Reese what’s expected of an officer. The driver might be smoking a cigarette, angry that they got a ticket, or using profanity.

Photos from ice cream social at Sneden

Posted July 24, 2015 by grcctoday
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The last of this week’s ice cream socials was held Thursday in Sneden’s courtyard.

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College Channel programming through August 3

Posted July 24, 2015 by grcctoday
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The latest schedule, for July 27 to August 3, for the College Channel includes the Salute to Women event. Check out the offerings here.


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