Free Fitness Training

From the Be Healthy Be Fit Program: the Downtown Alliance and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department will offer free fitness and dance classes throughout the summer at Rosa Parks Circle. The schedule is as follows:

  • Sundays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. is Ballroom/Latin Dancing
  • Mondays at 5:30 is Zumba
  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. is Hip-Hop

These are fun ways to get fit and the whole family is welcome to participate.

GRCC in the News: 6/16/10

Michigan Drives For A Battery-Powered Recovery
by Alan Greenblatt | June 16, 2010 | NPR

On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden will attend the groundbreaking ceremony of a new $600 million advanced battery production plant. For people who have been following the growth of this industry — and tracking the billions of dollars the federal government has devoted to promoting it — it comes as no surprise that Biden will be heading to Michigan. […] But Dan Clark, dean of Grand Rapids Community College‘s Lakeshore campus, notes that advanced battery work requires more skill in chemistry and electrical work than the kinds of manufacturing work Holland has specialized in — making office furniture and interior parts for cars. To fill the gaps, both the community college and Grand Valley State University are offering new programs to train workers in areas such as energy engineering.  (More)

‘Net Zero energy’ introduced in GR – Partnership involves Wealthy Heights neighborhood
Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010, 6:04 PM EDT | By Steve Kelso

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – In Grand Rapids’ Wealthy Heights neighborhood, Habitat for Humanity is entering into what it calls its most extensive partnership projects to date. […] “In the past, it was called demolition … in a landfill somewhere,” said Brian Schultz, who works in program development for Grand Rapids Community College — one of the partners on the project.  (More)

This week’s newsmakers
By CC Times, Published June 14, 2010

Stuart Blacklaw is the new vice president for instruction at Washtenaw Community College in Michigan. Blacklaw is currently dean of curriculum and program development at Monroe Community College in New York. Previously, he served as assistant dean for arts and sciences at Grand Rapids Community College (Michigan) and as associate dean for curriculum.  (More)

Course Pack Reminder for Fall 2010 Semester

Before heading off for the summer, please submit all course packs needed for Fall courses.  If you are making changes to a current course pack, you may pick it up from Print Solutions.    Submitting your course pack early ensures that we can have it available to students before classes start.  Course packs submitted after the Fall tuition deadline may not be available prior to the beginning of classes.