Grand Rapids schools address online courses rumor: Colleges will accept credits
By Kym Reinstadler | The Grand Rapids Press
April 22, 2010, 7:05AM
Grand Rapids Press File PhotoSuperintendent Bernard TaylorGRAND RAPIDS — There are many questions about Grand Rapids Public Schools’ planned shift to predominantly online education in its high schools next fall, but whether area colleges will accept credits being earned via computer isn’t one of them.
…It’s the same story at Grand Rapids Community College, Calvin College, Hope College, Aquinas College and Cornerstone University.
Grand Rapids rolls out the Green Carpet for the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day
April 22, 8:01 AM Examiner: Grand Rapids Environmental News
By Maureen Rice
How cool to live in a community where Earth Day celebrations began at the beginning of April and have continued throughout the month in K-12 classrooms, universities, libraries, retail establishments and at City and County sponsored events.
…Other notable Earth Day events were hosted by John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University, just to name a few.
Play’s the Thing with the GRSSC
By G.F. Korreck, RapidGrowth.com
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Who would’ve thought that getting people involved in games they last played in grade school — if ever — would be the cornerstone of a new social network?
Chris Wessely, for one. Wessely is the founder of the Grand Rapids Sports and Social Club (GRSSC), an organization geared mostly toward 20- and 30-somethings that has more than doubled in membership since its initial co-ed dodgeball season in 2008.
…Joblessness was not as daunting to him as it might have been for some. It freed Wessely to pursue a long-time passion, cooking, which led him to enroll in Grand Rapids Community College’s culinary arts program.