Learning Academy Offerings: 3/8/10-3/19/10

From Employee Professional Development and Enrichment (Formerly The Learning Academy for Faculty & Staff):

Monday, March 8 | Regenerating the Spirit at Work  2-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10 | Searching for Opportunities  9-11 a.m.

Monday, March 15 | Leadership & Followership  2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 16

  • Best Practices for Taking Notes  10-11 a.m.
  • Food choices, Exercise & Weight Loss  3:30-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 17

  • FERPA: The Mystery Revealed  9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Performance Evaluation Training  2:30-4 p.m.

Thursday, March 18 | Emotional Intelligence  1-3 p.m.

Friday, March 19 |

  • Best Practices for Email  9-10 a.m.
  • Moderating your salt, sugar, fat, & cholesterol intake  11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For details or to register go to www.grcc.edu/currentlearning

GRCC TRiO Upward Bound Students Attend Student Leadership Conference

Group Photo - All GRCC UB participants in the 2010 MI-CAPP SLS

The Upward Bound staff brought 12 students to the 2010 MI-CAPP (Michigan College Access Programs & Personnel) Student Leadership Summit at the Radisson Hotel & Suites in Kalamazoo, MI on February 19th-21st. The UB students were just twelve of over 250 TRiO and EOP students from across Michigan. On Friday, the 19th, students attended a college fair with 30 Michigan colleges and universities. They also participated in team-building and get-to-know-you activities with other TRiO/EOP students. Saturday, the 20th, involved students attending various workshops covering topics ranging from financial strategies for attending college, goal setting, leadership, and stress management. That evening, students attended the MI-CAPP Scholarship Banquet where nine $500 and two $1,000 scholarships were handed out to fellow TRiO students. Sunday’s activities included a community service breakout session where students were able to plan future community service activities with their own program participants and staff. Overall, the weekend was a huge success and the students are looking forward to incorporating the new skills learned at the conference with the rest of their UB family!

Photos: Black Ash Basketry Documentary Premiere

Premiere of "Black Ash Basketry: A Story of Cultural Resilience"

Approximately 600 people turned out to see the premiere of a documentary titled “Black Ash Basketry: A Story of Cultural Resilience” about Potawatomi Native Americans preserving their cultural heritage that was worked on by GRCC’s intrepid Media Technologies department.  The documentary received a write-up in Rapid Growth.

Premiere of "Black Ash Basketry: A Story of Cultural Resilience"

The documentary will air on WGVU’s Channel 35 at 12:30 p.m., Easter Sunday, April 4.

CEPD offers Introduction to Self-Reflective Meditation

Learn the skills of compassionate self inquiry and calm awareness through the practice of meditation. This workshop will introduce you to a variety of practical meditative philosophies and techniques useful for those who want to cultivate and sustain a sense of balance while increasing resilience and well-being. This course will allow participants to enhance their own skills, but will also include a special emphasis on techniques which can be utilized in mental health and medical settings.

Mar. 17, 2010 (Wed., 6 – 10 p.m.)  Cost:  $55

Approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 4 CE Clock Hours.  For more information, visit grcclearn.com

GRCC in the News: 3/5/10

Grand Rapids Community College men hang on to win tournament quarterfinal
By Gary Bond | The Grand Rapids Press | March 02, 2010, 11:40PM

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College‘s Brandon Newburn made his first 3-point shot of the season Tuesday night in the Raiders’ Michigan Community College Athletic Association District 8 tournament basketball game against Jackson Community College.  And it could not have come at a better time.  (More)

Movie: The Story of Stuff and Wall-E Consumerism, Waste, and Resistance? (4/6/10)

The Story of Stuff and Wall-E – Consumerism, Waste, and Resistance? | Tues. April 6 – 6:15pm – ATC Auditorium

In the twenty-minute dash documentary “The Story of Stuff,” Annie Leonard presents a picture of consumerism that depends on a firm collusion between corporations and governments. With this “Story” as backdrop, Maryann Lesert, GRCC English Dept. faculty, will give a brief lecture that illustrates our love of stories of resistance – as long as resistance remains on the screen. The evening’s main feature, the animated film Wall-E, is a sci-fi love story featuring one solution to our out-of-control garbage problem. Viewers will take note of the consumerism, waste, and magical thinking that sent these future humans into space – and the overarching message to resist isolation.