Honor a family member, friend or colleague who has been impacted by cancer. Move to the tune of a 5K walk by forming a team, raising pledges and joining Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids for a morning of fun at GRCC. Inspire others to help raise money for the free cancer and grief support program at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. Over 10,000 individuals visit our clubhouses every year for support-when was the last time you were able to impact that many people in one morning?
GRCC Players present “Art of Murder” by Joe DiPietro. A comedy whirlwind of thrills, chills and laughs…it will keep you guessing who is to be killed and who is the killer. Caution: graphic language. Tickets are $3 GRCC students/staff, $8 adult. Call 616-234-3946 to purchase tickets. CAUTION: Graphic language and adult situations. This performance may not be suitable for younger audiences. More information: www.grcc.edu/theater
Over the week of Spring Break (March 1-5) the IT Department will be performing upgrades to the wireless infrastructure in the Main and Cook buildings. During this upgrade period there will be intermittent outages in the wireless network. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Help Desk at extension 3688 or email ITHELP@grcc.edu.
GRCC employees and students may be affected by four upcoming road closures on 3/2/2010:
- Total Closure – Tue 3/2/10, 12 AM to Tue 3/2/10, 5 AM – Eastbound and Westbound I-196 from west of College Avenue to east of Fuller Avenue. Detour: The detour routes for both eastbound and westbound I-196 follow College Avenue, Michigan Street and Fuller Avenue.
- Ramp Closure – Tue 3/2/10, 12 AM to Tue 3/2/10, 5 AM – Ramp from Ionia Avenue to Eastbound I-196. Detour: Follow Michigan Street east to Fuller Avenue, north on Fuller Avenue to the ramp to eastbound I-196.
- Ramp Closure – Tue 3/2/10, 12 AM to Tue 3/2/10, 5 AM – Ramp from College Avenue to Eastbound I-196. Detour: Follow Michigan Street east to Fuller Avenue, north on Fuller Avenue to the ramp to eastbound I-196.
- Ramp Closure – Tue 3/2/10, 12 AM to Tue 3/2/10, 5 AM – Ramp from Fuller Avenue to Westbound I-196. Detour: Follow Leonard Street or Michigan Street to College Avenue to the ramp to westbound I-196.
Work will take place at night and is weather dependent (no rain, cold temperatures, etc.).
GRCC’s Continuing Education and Professional Development department has an upcoming offering for social workers and nurses: Restoring Hope in the Midst of Suffering on March 9, 2010 (6-9 pm). This workshop enables participants to discover new meaning and inner healing potential amidst experiences of illness, pain or suffering.
Suffering is triggered by our body-mind-spirit’s endeavors to signal an increasingly blocked process of inner healing and wholeness. Accompanied by a growing loss of meaning and control and feelings of hopelessness, suffering now becomes a personal crisis of existential proportions. Inner Relationship Focusing offers a gentle, experiential process of body/mind/spirit awareness, presence and listening that helps awaken our inner healer. For more info or to register go to grcclearn.com
The Rodney Dangerfield of Higher Ed
Dome Magazine | by Tom Watkins | February 26, 2010
Our community colleges are the Rodney Dangerfield of higher education. They just “don’t get no respect” — respect that they deserve and continue earning every day. […] Grand Rapids Community College reports applications for the fall semester are up 65 percent. The jump can be attributed to three things: the economic slump, a simplified application process and waiving the application fee. (More)