GRCC Players present “Art of Murder” A comedy by Joe DiPietro. Wednesday, 2/24/2010 will be a benefit performance – all proceeds benefit the Haitian Relief Fund (started by GRCC’s Student Congress)…ticket cost for GRCC Students/Staff – $5. Regular performances Thursday, 2/25/2010 through Saturday, 2/27/2010 at 8pm in the Spectrum Theater (160 Fountain NE).
From the description: “The ideal artist: famous, productive and … DEAD!” Art of Murder is 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 and situations.
GRCC Alumni Chris Grooms directs the following students in this face-paced comedy-thriller: Danielle Slot, Gary Kilgore, Erin Field & Kristopher Bottrall. Please join us for an evening of laughs and suspense! There will be a reception following the opening night performance on Thursday, 2/25/2010. Call 616-234-3946 to purchase tickets … or purchase tickets at the door.
Recently Tim Koets (Computer Applications) suffered the loss of his mother. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel at Calvary Church, 707 E. Beltline N.E. with Rev. Tom Couch officiating. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Those who would like to pay their respects may visit the Reyers North Valley Chapel from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Hospice-Trillium Woods. Reyers North Valley Chapel. The full obituary is available here.
The Race and Ethnicity Conference put on by the Social Science Department as part of GRCC’s Black History Month activities continued last night with a lecture by Gordon Olson, Grand Rapids City Historian Emeritus and GRCC Instructor. Olson spoke to a packed auditorium on the topic of “Fellow Immigrants: Ethnicity, Race, and the Peopling of Grand Rapids.”
More lectures are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday including topics like “A Glimpse of the Cold War on the Other Side: Reflections on Growing up in Communist Yugoslavia, China, and Vietnam,” “The Economics of Anti-Discrimination Law,” and “Race, Race Relations, and Racism: Stories from the Jim Crow Museum. ”For an updated slideshow of photos from the lectures, click here.
Tasks need attention, policies need fixing, morale needs boosting, and people need care. Can one person make a difference in the ocean of work and the sea of faces? The Learning Academy is hosting a webinar on Monday, March 8, 2010 from 2 -3 p.m. Hear Barbara Glanz address the neglected human element in organizations that can often get lost in the midst of deadlines, timelines, and bottom lines. Join us to find a way to impact your mind and your heart, your work and your life. Find out what a difference YOU can make!
GRCC faculty and the staff from Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies Department met with several NBC staff on Friday, February 19. GRCC is one of three colleges in the nation selected to participate in an exciting new pilot program evaluating the use of NBC video archive video in Blackboard. The meeting on Friday was an opportunity for GRCC faculty to interact directly with producers at NBC to provide feedback, suggestions, and to share how they are leveraging NBC video content into their courses this semester.
The special programming listings for GRCC’s cable channel are now available (including streaming vide) at www.grcc.edu/channel28.
Programming includes an all new Cooking with Angus, the first installments of the Calvin College January series, World Affairs Council speakers and the Diversity Lecture Series speaker Angela Davis which can only be seen on the College Channel! All this and the latest Board of Trustees Meeting.
GRCC’s “Race and Ethnicity Conference,” (created to support learning about cultural diversity during Black History Month) is now underway. These photos come from this morning’s lecture “Not a Trace of Race…Biologically Speaking: How Science Refutes the Myth of Race” which featured a panel including Laurie Foster (GRCC); Sarah Krajewski (GRCC), Tim Hoving (GRCC); and Matt Douglas, Ph.D. (GRCC).
The conference is free and open to the public, all events are held in the Calkins Science Center Auditorium on the third floor (SCIE 248) and the conference is sponsored by the GRCC Social Sciences Department, the International Geographical Honor Society, and Pearson Education Publishing.
Over the weekend, GRCC held its annual “Family Matters” event inviting parents to bring their children for fun and games while also accessing local community resources for families. WOOD TV 8’s Terri DeBoer and Laura Velasquez were on hand to help these nonprofit agencies reach out to the community. Click here for a full slideshow…
As reported in the Grand Rapids Press late last week, GRCC published a free iPhone application for students. In addition to general information about the college, the new “GRCC Mobile” app offers a variety of features including:
Door-to-door directions around campus (including driving, walking and mass transit).
Parking Locations (soon to offer real-time updates on parking availability in GRCC lots).
GRCC’s Chris Arnold (Woodrick Diversity Learning Center) was recently profiled in an article titled “What Women Have Wrought” by Ann Byle. The piece discusses the achievements made by women in remedying social inequities, as well as the steps still ahead. Click Here to Read the Article (.pdf)
GRCC has the following opportunities for Internationalization of the Curriculum, offered by MIIIE, the Midwest Institute for International & Intercultural Education:
Title VI grant project for 1010-1013 from the U.S. Department of Education:
Develop a degree in International/Global Studies (one-year or two-year)
Title VI Grant Project for 2010-2013:
At least 3 faculty to participate in summer workshops of the 2010-1013 period for the purpose of developing at least one curriculum module, organize/participate in at least one overseas project of interest to your students and/or faculty.
Each faculty will receive $1000 for the participation & development of a module.
The 17th Annual Conference is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, March 26-27, at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois. The keynote presentation will be given by David Smith, U.D. Institute of Peace. Workshops and Roundtables will cover the following topics: Assessment and Rubrics for Cross-Cultural Experiences, Conflict and Peace Studies programs at CCs, Fulbright GPAs: china, Czech, Japan-S. Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Collaborative Projects in Brazil, china, Mexico, and Vietnam
Invitations for faculty to participate in a Fulbright GPA Project in: Vietnam, Japan & S. Korea, China, Malasia, and the Czech Republic.
Please contact Aleta Anderson, ext. 4879 if interested and to receive more information.