[Note date/time changes] From Employee Professional Development & Enrichment. The WE Team invites you to participate in the following courses:
- Lunchtime Yoga will be held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. on Fridays beginning October 1. This time slot will allow participants “travel/prep” time at the beginning and end of the session. There will be 2 five week courses — Course 1: Begins October 1 and concludes October 29; Course 2: Begins November 5 and concludes December 10 (NOTE: Yoga will not be held during Thanksgiving week.) The cost is $15 for each five week course, which is payable prior to the start of the course. Payment should be sent to Employee Professional Development & Enrichment – Admin Bldg – DeVos Campus. Make checks payable to GRCC.
- Zumba will be held from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning October 27. This time will allow participants “travel/prep” time after their work day. There will be 2 five week courses — Course 1: Begins September 29 and concludes October 27 with Course 2 beginning November 3 and concluding December 8 (NOTE: Zumba will not be held during Thanksgiving week.). The cost is $15 for each five week course, which is payable prior to the start of the course. Payment should be sent to Employee Professional Development & Enrichment – Admin Bldg – DeVos Campus. Make checks payable to GRCC.
Once payment is received, a confirming GroupWise appointment will be sent with the location of the sessions. Questions can be directed to Angela Zainea (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Liz Timmer (email@example.com
In observation of Constitution Day, GRCC is pleased to host a panel discuss on our Constitution and current events featuring GRCC Political Science faculty, and local representative of the ACLU. This conversation will be moderated by Nicholas Wikar, GRCC Student Congress President.
The event is today, September 16, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the ATC Auditorium. More Information (.pdf)
Artprize is coming soon; below are important dates and the amounts that the entrants stand to win if they’re selected. GRCC will feature a number of works on its campus, more details to follow. More info: www.arprize.org | Artprize on Facebook
- 9/22 – Opening day
- 9/30 – Top 10 announced
- 10/7 – Winner announced
- 10/10 – Closing day
Below are links to the video of yesterday’s Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Ender – topics discussed included the budget situation, the filling of some vacant positions, and the compensation study.
WCCCD, other community colleges hurt in budget deal
Detroit News staff and wire reports | The Detroit News
Lansing — Wayne County Community College District will lose $679,000 in renaissance zone reimbursements in the community college budget approved by the Senate and House today. While general operations cash from the state will remain the same as last year, 23 of Michigan’s 28 community colleges will lose money with the elimination of state reimbursements for renaissance zones. In total, community colleges will lose almost $2.9 million. […] Around the state, Grand Rapids Community College will lose $418,000 and Montcalm Community College in Ionia will lose $341,000. (More)
How Obama’s Stimulus is Creating Green Jobs
Matte Network | September 15, 2010 | by Dan Heffernan
Here’s what we hear: a naggingly high unemployment rate, a wavering stock market, tea party protests, low approval ratings for the President and the party in power… Here’s what we don’t hear: President Obama’s stimulus package is funding green technology around the nation – creating jobs, spurring innovation and transforming the U.S. economy. […] And in a sign of optimism, Energetx has teamed up with Grand Rapids Community College for a specialized training program to help fulfill anticipated needs of more than 1,000 additional workers. (More)