Photos: Adjunct Faculty Learning Day (3/27/10)

Adjunct Faculty Learning Day, March 2010

The Center for Teaching Excellence hosted the final Adjunct Faculty Learning Day of 2009-10 on Saturday, May 27.  Thirty adjunct faculty members enjoyed Eric Kunnen’s presentation on Instructional Technologies, as well as workshops on Resources for Counseling and Advising by Fred Zomer, Library Resources by Nan Schichtel, Critical Thinking by Alejandro Saldivar Assessing Student Learning by Elaine Kampmueller and Blackboard Basics by Bethann Talsma.  The highlight of the morning was an interactive panel moderated by Adjunct Faculty Development Facilitator Ann Alexander, in which students Mary O’Brien, Josh Theil and Dan Watkoski gave their perspectives on life as GRCC students. A heartfelt thanks to all of our volunteers and participants.

For more Faculty Professional Development opportunities, visit or contact The Center for Teaching Excellence at or 234-2278.

IT Maintenance: SMTP Mail Server Upgrades (3/31/10)

Wednesday evening (3-31-2010), IT will be performing an upgrade on the services that provide outgoing email to non GRCC email addresses. This change will be performed between 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

During this change, all inbound and outbound email will be delayed until the SMTP service is restored.  All email will be delivered after the change is completed. The change will only delay the delivery of email during this time. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Help Desk at extension 3688 or email

Movie: Food, Inc. – with Panel Discussion (4/1/10)

Food, Inc. – with Panel Discussion | Thurs. April 1 – 6:15pm – ATC Auditorium

Food, Inc. exposes the highly mechanized underbelly of food production that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers, and our environment. Featuring interviews with experts Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising—and often shocking truths—about what we eat.

Following the film, panelists active in the local food movement will discuss the film and their visions for re-building a healthy, local food supply.