Service Learning Award Nominations Due 3/31/10

The Academic Service Learning Center is looking for nominations for outstanding student organizations/clubs and outstanding academic service learning students. Nominations for  the “Be the Change” and “Heather Scott Service Learning” awards are due by Wednesday, March 31.


  • Any full-time or adjunct GRCC faculty member may nominate a qualified GRCC student for the award
  • Use one Nomination Form for each nominee
  • Submit the Nomination Form to the ASLC by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Hard copies will be accepted at the ASLC (Main, G2, Room 59) or you can e-mail the form and letter to Lizz Kelly,

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Extras Needed for Employee Recognition Reception Video

Liz Timmer is looking for employees to be in a couple of videos that will be part of the end of the year Recognition Reception.  No lines to memorize — she just needs a crowd.  Filming will take place on Monday, March 22.  There are two segments:  2-3 p.m. & 3-4 p.m.  If you want to be part of the fun and can spare some time, contact Liz and let her know when you are available.

Community Clean-Up 4/17/10

Join the Academic Service Learning Center for a Grand Rapids Community Clean-Up Saturday, April 17, 3-7pm.

Earth Day is a time when people celebrate and renew their personal commitment to environmental stewardship. Join us to raise public awareness and take action to clean our local area in an effort to take better care of the planet we all call home!

The Academic Service-Learning Center will celebrate Earth Day with a community clean up in downtown Grand Rapids.  Students, faculty, staff, community members, and guests will meet to learn a little more about the triple bottom line of sustainability and how our clean-up will affect our planet for future generations. Groups of 10 will meet and be assigned downtown areas to clean-up. We will celebrate our success with a meal courtesy of Guiding Light Mission.

Do a little something for something we can’t do without-our Earth.

Contact Lizz Kelly at 616-234-3459 or by e-mail at for details and to sign-up for the event.

GRCC in the News: 3/16/10

Handicap-accessible picnic tables for veterans earns Eagle Scout rank for Sparta teen
By Ron Cammel | The Grand Rapids Press | March 15, 2010, 8:26PM

SPARTA — Benjamin Davison, of Sparta, earned his Eagle Scout rank recently, the first to do so from Troop 311, charted by the Home School Building in Wyoming.  Davison, 18, built handicap-accessible picnic tables for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans as his Eagle project.  Davison, the son of Don and Denise Davison, attends Grand Rapids Community College for his senior year of high school and is pursuing a career in computer technology.  (More)

LMC women headed to NJCAA nationals
3/15/10 | By SCOTT NOVAK | Niles Daily Star

The Lake Michigan College women’s basketball team is headed to Peoria, Ill. to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Championship Tournament.  The Indians (25-5) earned their way to the national title tournament by winning the Region XII District G Tournament with a 53-36 victory over Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Photos of the Week: March 8 – 14
Added by The Grand Rapids Press on March 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Car’rey Davis, 11 (CQ) of Wyoming has her face painted like a cat Saturday morning at Fundango 2010, an indoor 5K and family carnival fundraiser for Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. The event was held at Grand Rapids Community College Ford Field House and included food booths, games, and a band. (Emily Zoladz | The Grand Rapids Press)  (More)

GRCC, Energetx partnership could be blueprint for other colleges to train workers in new way
By Shandra Martinez | The Grand Rapids Press | March 15, 2010, 10:16PM

GRAND RAPIDS — Businesses could find it easier to team up with colleges to train employees for new careers based on a prototype deal approved by Grand Rapids Community College and a Holland company specializing in wind technology.  The arrangement with Energetx Composites, hailed as the first of its kind in the state, allows colleges to use state tax money for training new hires.  (More)

Psychology Lecture Series: Hypnosis: It’s Not Just a Stage Act (3/18)

The Psychology Department will present another in its Psychology Speakers series with Hypnosis: It’s Not Just a Stage Act on Thursday, Mar 18th, 1:15 – 2:45 in the 168 Applied Technology Center.  The lecture will feature M ichael Kivinen, M.A., L.L.P., C.Ht.

Mr. Kivinen is a therapist at West Brook Recovery Center and also works privately under the business name Holistic Hypnosis Services. He holds a Michigan limited license in psychology and is a certified hypnotherapist. He will provide a brief history of hypnosis, including an overview of its waxing and waning status and perceived credibility; explore difficulties defining hypnosis and address misconceptions; touch briefly on comparatively recent research findings that support its therapeutic value; and discuss several applications of hypnosis in treating specific psychological disorders, including anxiety and addiction.  For more information (including streaming video of past lectures, visit