Nursing Department Poster Session

These photos come from GRCC’s Nursing Department, which held its first “poster session” where students had the opportunity to display their work to their colleagues.

Investiture Yields Week of Learning Opportunities for Students

The the week of events culminating in the investiture of Dr. Steven C. Ender, GRCC’s newest president, isn’t just about pomp and circumstance – it’s primary focus is actually to stimulate dialogue and promote transformative learning across campus.  Students at GRCC will be involved at all levels in the event, as attendees but also as active participants.  Just some of the examples include:

  • GRCC Lakeshore campus student workers will be featured in the video that will be shown during the Community c0nversation and one of our students will also be introducing the President at this event.
  • A College Learning Studies (CLS) class of 24 will be attending the Lakeshore Colloquium as part of their academic and cultural inclusion requirements and will be asked to complete an assignment about the experience.
  • 20 International students will be carrying their countries flags during the Investiture’s academic processional.
  • GRCC faculty Kate Byerwalter and Mursalata Muhammad will be bringing their classes the Internal Colloquium Conference.
  • 15 of the 22 entries to the Internal Colloquium’s $1,500 Challenge are current students.
  • Secchia Institute for Hospitality Education students are creating petits fours for the estimated 800-1000 guests attending the investiture and will be assisting in the catering services for the events on GRCC’s main campus throughout the week.
  • GRCC student and social networking guru Rob Bliss will speak at the Investiture.
  • A number of GRCC’s music students and faculty will be performing at the investiture including the Trumpet Ensemble, the Wind Ensemble, student Melissa Gleason, and faculty Lynn Asper, Duane Davis and Michael Gillen.
  • Departments across campus will be represented at the investiture in uniform.

Photos From Student Technology Expo 1.0

Student Life and a variety of other departments on campus including IT and the Learning Academy assembled in the Enrollment Center on Wednesday to help better familiarize students with the plethora of technology available to them at GRCC.

The event featured free food, prizes and a raffle for a netbook.

Coffee and Conversation With Dr. Ender

Dr. Ender invites you for coffee and an open conversation about the college and our work.  Several dates throughout the academic year have been set.   Each morning will begin with fifteen minutes of networking, followed by remarks by Dr. Ender, and a half hour of conversation between you and the president.  All employees are invited to attend:

  • October 14, SCC Multipurpose Room, 8-9 a.m.
  • February 17, SCC Multipurpose Room, 8-9 a.m.
  • April 7, SCC Multipurpose Room, 8-9 a.m.

Diversity Lecture Series Presents Eric Alva on “Ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Fountain St. Church, GRCC’s Woodrick Diversity Learning Center will present the first of this season’s Diversity Lecture Series: Eric Alva “Ending Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Eric Alva is the national spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign fight to repeal the military’s discriminatory GLBT policy. In January 2003, in the build-up to the war, Alva’s unit, the 3rd Battalion 7th Marines, was deployed. His unit was among the first to cross the border of Kuwait into Iraq for the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He stepped on a landmine breaking his right arm and damaging his leg so badly that it later needed to be amputated. He had become the first American wounded in the war, and the war’s first Purple Heart recipient. Continue reading

GRCC in the News: October 14, 2009

Photos: Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding in Rockford
By The Grand Rapids Press | October 14, 2009, 10:21AM

ROCKFORD — The Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding has established a partnership with the Academic Service Learning Center at Grand Rapids Community College, combining service and learning with an interdisciplinary approach.  On Tuesday, two horseback therapy riding programs for students of all ages will be assisted by GRCC student.  (More)

Sports Edge: Walsh named basketball captain at GRCC
Gaylord Herald Times | Tuesday, October 13, 2009 11:00 AM EDT

Gaylord High School 2008 graduate Tessa Walsh has been named a captain on the Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team this season. Walsh, a former all-conference and all-area player for the Lady Blue Devils, had a solid freshman season last year for GRCC.  (More)