GRCC in the News: 2/11/10

GRCC speaker Angela Davis says the fight for rights continues
By Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press | February 10, 2010, 11:01PM

GRAND RAPIDS — Slavery was never truly abolished, but takes different forms today, says Angela Davis, who pledges to continue fighting for people she believes remain oppressed in American society.  Davis, a former Black Panther and Communist Party candidate for vice president, spoke to a near-capacity crowd of about 1,500 people Wednesday at Fountain Street Church as part of Grand Rapids Community College‘s Diversity Lecture Series.  (More)

Kent County plans for Grand Rapids area’s first Restaurant Week
By Chris Knape | The Grand Rapids Press | February 10, 2010, 12:18PM

GRAND RAPIDS — Eateries throughout Kent County would celebrate the region’s first Restaurant Week in November under a plan being developed by the Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention and Visitors Bureau.  The event is expected to be a celebration of the region’s various culinary options, its chefs and Grand Rapids Community College‘s well-known culinary school.  (More)

Nominate a GRCC/JC alumnus to receive the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award

GRCC’s College Advancement office is inviting all to nominate a GRCC/JC alumnus to receive the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award.  The Distinguished Alumni Award honors a GRCC/JC alumnus who has achieved substantial public recognition for his/her accomplishments or success.  Nominations are due March 1st, 2010. [Distinguished Alumni Application (.pdf)]

To be eligible for nomination, the nominee should have:

  1. Earned 30 or more credit hours from GRCC/JC, and
  2. Earned the respect and trust of his/her associates in his/her chosen field, or
  3. Made substantial contributions to the good of his/her fellow human beings or be recognized as an outstanding practitioner of his/her profession or vocation, or
  4. Served as a motivational force for others in a positive manner.

Welcome to the World Emma Hope and Abigail Faith Hamilton

Congratulations to Kristie Hamilton and her husband Nathan Hamilton (Web Analyst in IT) on the birth of their twin daughters, Emma Hope and Abigail Faith Hamilton. Emma arrived on 2/1/2010 at 9:12 a.m. weighing in at 5 lbs. 3 oz and measuring in at 17 inches long.  Abigail arrived at 9:13am weighing in at 4lbs. 13oz and measuring in at 17 inches long as well.  Isabella Grace (16 month old older sister) is patiently waiting for her baby sisters to come home.  Mom and babies are all doing well.

Adjunct Faculty Learning Day 2/13/10

Space is still available for Adjunct Faculty Learning Day, this Saturday, February 13, in the ATC Banquet rooms.

  • 8:15 – 8:45 a.m.     Registration, refreshments and networking
  • 8:45 – 9:00 a.m.    Welcome from GRCC President Dr. Steve Ender
  • 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.    Move to Session 1 Workshops
  • 9:15 – 10:30 a.m.    Session 1 Workshops
  • 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.      Break
  • 10:45 a.m. – noon    Session 2 Workshops

Participants will be able to choose two breakout sessions from the following topics:

  • Academic Service Learning: Curriculum Integration – Dr. Mindy Firlan, Director, Academic Service Learning
  • Active and Collaborative Learning -Steve Abid, Professor/Department Head, Social Sciences
  • And No One Said Anything: Uncomfortable Conversations about Diversity – Kathleen Owens, Professor/Counselor, Counseling and Career Center
  • Partnering with Academic Support: Services and Strategies – Raju Hedge, Associate Director of Tutorial and Testing Services
  • Student Behavior and Code of Conduct – Sara Dorer, Associate Director of Student Conduct & Student Satisfaction Initiatives

Register Online Here.

For questions about registration or logistics, contact Penni Weninger 616.234.4547.  For questions about workshop content or other professional development opportunities, contact Ann Alexander, Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Facilitator 616.234.4179