GRCC and the Grand Rapids Public Museum recently presented “Celebration of Earth & Sky,” a performance of student work featuring, “A Quilt of Words” spoken-word event, live music, and visual art created to promote sustainability, create community, and celebrate our sense of place.
Daily Archives: April 26, 2010
Title VI Grant Due Date Extended to 5/3/10
Aleta Anderson would like faculty to be aware that the Title VI grant due date has been “pushed back. Faculty have until May 3, 2010 to send her a letter of commitment and faculty applications. This is an opportunity to receive a $1000 stipend and to gain insight and help on internationalizing your curriculum. Those interested may use the attached documents:
Condolences to Nancy O’Brien
Woodrick Diversity Learning Ctr. Participating in “Stand Against Racism”
The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center will host a facilitated video and dialogue on “‘Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North”
- 9:00 a.m. DLC Conference Room
- 2:00 p.m. DLC Conference Room
In the feature documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain a powerful new perspective on the black/white divide.
GRCC Apparel for Sale From Purchasing
The college is once again offering a great deal from one of its suppliers for men’s & women’s short sleeve polos with the GRCC block logo on the left chest. They are both crafted from Dri-Fit material. In addition, a new item for sale is a men’s lightweight navy jacket and a women’s light blue vest. Melissa Davis has samples in her office (304 CPPB) if you would like to see them up close.
- Mens shirts – $18.50
- Ladies – $18.50
- Mens Jacket with embroidery on back – $19.50
- Ladies Vest – $19.50
These are close out prices so the Purchasing Department needs your orders by next week Thursday (4/29/10) by Noon. Please email your order using this form (.xls). Questions? Contact Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org) at #3853.
GRCC in the News: 4/24/10-4/26/10
New federal EPA rules require extra precautions when dealing with lead paint
By Cami Reister | The Grand Rapids Press | April 25, 2010, 6:04AM
GRAND RAPIDS — The backyard was cordoned off with yellow caution tape, and the area was covered in plastic tarps. Posted signs warned people against entering the area, and the work crews sometimes sported respirators. It may sound like a crime scene, but it was only a paint job. (Captioned Photo: Amy West [a graduate of GRCC’s GREEN Remodeling Program], of Corrosive Control in Kentwood, gives a lesson on protective tools when working with lead paint cleanup as Joshua Schaub, a landlord from Grand Rapids, tries on a protective suit and goggles.) (More)
Three newcomers seek two Coopersville school board seats
By The Grand Rapids Press staff | April 23, 2010, 4:08PM
COOPERSVILLE — Three candidates are vying for two four-year Board of Education seats left open by Tim Postma and Richard Holman, who are not running. Kurt Meinders, assistant director of Grand Rapids Community College‘s IT department, said he wants to contribute his experience. Meinders, 49, has been on the school’s strategic planning and learning environment teams. Denise DeWys-Gilbert, 53, is a stay-at-home and “professional volunteer.” She said she wants to make use of her bachelor’s degree in early education. (More)
Nina Lewis-Sleet, first black woman appointed to Grand Rapids school board, dies at age 76
By Kaitlin Shawgo | The Grand Rapids Press | April 24, 2010, 10:58PM
GRAND RAPIDS — As the first black woman appointed to the Grand Rapids school board in 1969, Nina Lewis-Sleet made an impression by speaking out for fairness. She walked out of a meeting after telling board colleagues they were ignoring needy children and minorities. [..] After working as a secretary at Henry Park school in Grand Rapids, Ms. Lewis-Sleet was a mentor and counselor in a variety of positions for 30 years at Grand Rapids Community College. (More)
Rob Bliss’ May 1 Founding Day Parade in question; he says weather is deciding factor
By Rachael Recker | The Grand Rapids Press | April 23, 2010, 10:38AM
GRAND RAPIDS — Rob Bliss will decide Saturday whether to cancel his May 1 Grand Rapids Founding Day Parade, proving it literally can rain on someone’s parade. The downtown event organizer said he is waiting until this weekend to make the decision, based on weather reports that call for thunderstorms. Bliss, a Grand Rapids Community College student, also works for WOOD-TV 8. (More)
Play’s the Thing with the GRSSC
Rapid Growth | G.F. Korreck | 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. (More)
Photos: Chef Renusson and Team Judge Pastries
Over the weekend, Chef Gilles Renusson of GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education and a team (including Nick Antonakis of the Visual Arts department) judged pastries (including works in chocolate and sugar) by Chefs Geoff Blount and Andy Chelebana. For a full slide show, click here.
Video: Groupwise Notify – Notifications for Mail/Meetings
Groupwise Notify: How to have your GroupWise notify you of new mail and upcoming meetings.