Need Attention? Use the Event Promotion Calendar

GRCC Event Promotion Calendar (

As you are working on summer events, or planning for the upcoming academic year remember to ad your activities to the GRCC Event Promotion Calendar.  (   List your events on this calendar and it will be used to:

  • create the BOT Agenda upcoming events doc
  • appear in GRCC Today (through an RSS feed)
  • appear in the “Events” section on the front page of the site
  • send to local media and event calendars

Also send requests to for free digital banner ads for your programs, workshops, events, classes etc.

International Studies Development Seminars Available for Faculty

The Midwest Institute, a consortium of community colleges in the Midwest extending as far south as Florida and north to the Dakotas, is offering faculty development seminars along with a stipend of $1000 for the curriculum module you would create. There are still openings for Europe (July 26-30), Languages, Global Communication & Exchanges (August 2-6), and Globalization and the Environment (August 9-13). Contact Aleta Anderson x4879 if interested.

GRCC in the News: 5/21/10-5/23/10

Predictions for ‘Lost’ finale: After six season, 120-plus cliffhangers, discussion will continue
By Troy Reimink | The Grand Rapids Press | May 23, 2010, 6:58AM

The piece of cardboard in front of the house on Lyon Street, near the campus of Grand Rapids Community College, contained a curious proposition: Come in on Tuesdays and talk about “Lost.” I took the sign up on its offer last week. After all, there was much to discuss. “Lost” ends its run on ABC tonight with a 4 1/2-hour send-off bonanza. A sensation upon its debut in 2004, the series has followed the survivors of a plane crash on a mysterious island in the South Pacific. Six seasons and some 120 cliffhanger endings later, many of us are just as confused as we were when we initially fell into this rabbit hole.  (More)

Profile: Children’s author Sue Stauffacher
By Terri Finch Hamilton | The Grand Rapids Press | May 23, 2010, 5:30AM

Sue Stauffacher is amazingly calm, considering she’s about to put on a press conference that includes Grand Rapids third-graders and a live alligator and who knows if anybody will show up in the pouring rain. […] They have two sons. Max, 19, attends Grand Rapids Community College. Walter, 17, is a junior at City High. They tease their mom about her gargantuan collection of children’s books – all organized by the Dewey Decimal System.  (More)

GRCC an Achieving the Dream Partner
Patrick Center | May 20, 2010 | WGVU

GRCC is now one of 130 community colleges in the U.S. teaming up to, as they put it, closing achievement gaps and increasing retention. What does that mean? Brian Bowne is Associate Vice President of College Advancement, he tells me the college now has an expectation to move toward data driven decision making. “Directly impacting the student services that we provide so that students who enter GRCC successfully transfer on, successfully graduate from the college so that we’re driving student success retention and graduation rates.”  (More)