Learning Academy Offerings: 2/15/10-2/25/10

These are the latest offerings from the Learning Academy for Faculty & Staff:

Monday, February 15 | Blackboard Basics for Faculty  1-2 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • GroupWise Calendaring  10-11:30 a.m.
  • Disability 101:  Understanding the Experience of Students with Disabilities  2-4 p.m.

Wednesday, February 17

  • Identifying Strategic Direction  9-11 a.m.
  • Interview for Success  2-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 18 | Best Practices for Meetings  1-2 -p.m.

Friday, February 19 | Best Practices for Social Media  10:30-11:30 a.m.

Monday, February 22 | Blackboard — Creating & Management Assessments  1-2 p.m.

Tuesday, February 23 | Coping & Stress Management  9-11 a.m.

Wednesday, February 24

  • CWEST (College Wide Event Scheduling Tool) Overview  10-11 a.m.
  • Basics for Supervisors  2-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 25 | Dealing with Change  2-3:30 p.m.

For complete descriptions or to register, go to www.grcc.edu/currentlearning

Funeral Information and Obituaries for Judy Bowne

As you are aware, Associate Vice President for College Advancement / Foundation Executive Director Andy Bowne suffered the loss of his mother recently.  Visitations will be held on Friday, February 12, from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm at Lake Funeral Home, 3521 S. State Road, Ionia, MI 48846 (616) 527-0099.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, February 13, at 11:00 am at Galilee Baptist Church, 291 Orchard Street, Saranac, MI 48881 (616) 642-9174.

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Judith Ann Bowne, age 69, was united with her Lord and Savior on February 10, 2010.  Her acceptance of Christ in her forties provides strength and comfort to her family and friends.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Dorothy Putt.  She is survived by her husband of almost fifty years (Bill); her four children, Andy (Ruth) Bowne, Jason (Debbie) Bowne, Becky (Troy) Hoople, and Josh (Michelle) Bowne; and her eight grandchildren, Michael Bowne, Elizabeth Bowne, Daniel Fahey, Jessica Fahey, Jill Fahey, Jaycob Lewis, Gavin Hoople, and Adelaide Bowne.  She is also survived by her sister Janet MacKinnon and her cousin Robert (Julia) Sherwood.

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Congratulations to Shelly Urbane

Shelly Urbane recently directed her first main stage production, Mr. Marmalade, for Actors’ Theater.  Shelly and her cast and crew received many compliments, perhaps most notably from the playwright’s mother, who attended the show.  This was her letter to Shelly:

Dear Michelle,
I wanted to write a note to say congratulations on your excellent production  of ‘Mr. Marmalade.’ Marc and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing it last evening.  The stage set and costumes were outstanding ( I think the cactus one was thepressed to pick out one individual over any other one as to the quality of his/her performance; each portrayed their character exceedingly well.  So…kudos to everyone involved, and please extend my thanks to each for producing Noah’s work so well. It was Terrific!
Most Sincerely,
Andrea (Haidle)

Workforce Training Offering SharePoint Training

GRCC’s Workforce Training is offering training in Microsoft SharePoint – a great opportunity to add to your skills (register at www.grcclearn.com):

Introduction to SharePoint
In this half day workshop you will learn how to use Windows SharePoint Services 2007 to enable greater collaboration and knowledge management in your organization. You will be lead through a series of hands-on exercises on how to use SharePoint to manage your documents, lists, and other information. You will learn innovative ways that organizations are using blogs, wikis, and even image libraries to make their processes more effective and efficient.

  • March 18, 2010 | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  | $150
  • April 14, 2010 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | $150

Making the Most of SharePoint
This hands-on intermediate course provides business professionals with the tools and techniques they need to oversee and maintain SharePoint websites. The focus is on working with standard SharePoint features, creating sites, managing content and understanding security.

  • March 25, 2010 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | $165

Using SharePoint for Project Management
In this half day workshop, you will use SharePoint to enhance the effectiveness of your project management efforts. You’ll be coached through a series of hands-on interactions using SharePoint to communicate efficiently, to track project status, to manage tasks and budgets, to collaborate, and to provide project closure.

  • March 31, 2010 | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. | $165

GRCC in the News: 2/12/10

Fashionably frugal: GRCC students produce Salvation Army fashion show
Phil Dawson  Christa Graban |  Updated:2/12/2010 6:27:35 AM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) – A group of students from Grand Rapids Community College have proven frugal can be fashionable.  Thursday night, fashion students from GRCC showed shoppers some of the trendy outfits available at Salvation Army thrift stores during a runway show at the outlet on South Division Avenue.   (More)

Grand Rapids Schools considers selling old City High building to UPrep group
By Kym Reinstadler | The Grand Rapids Press | February 11, 2010, 9:18PM

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Public Schools is considering selling the “City Building” on the Central High School campus to the nonprofit group that runs University Prep Academy, paving the way for $8 million in private donations to renovate and expand the school. […] Facilities director Ken Klomparens said the district intends to stagger start times of the three schools on campus and begin regulating a district-owned parking lot on Lyon Street, which is routinely used by Grand Rapids Community College students.  (More)

Raider Salute From Campus Police

The campus police have moved, and Lt. Woolworth wanted to send this Raider Salute to the people who made it happen:

“I would like to take a couple minutes and acknowledge a few of the people and departments for their help and hard work in the construction and the move of the Campus Police Department into our new home.

  • IT department
    Donovan Wallace, Dan Cook, Bob Thorpe, Kurt Meinders, Mark Vogel, Todd Torrey
  • Facilities
    Tom Smith, Jim Vandokkenburg, Joe Milito, Bob Lacy, Jim Schultz, Tom Trasky, Caroline Spaulding