Campus Printing Will Moving Into a New Era of Technology

The Enterprise Campus Printing Team will be presenting to the Board a recommendation to move the campus copy/printing into a new era of technology. Today will end our contract with the current vendor so you will expect to see them taking last meter readings and looking for extra toner cartridges in your area. If you have a spare toner in your area and your machine display shows low toner, please put the new toner in before 2 pm today. Print Solutions is working with a new supplier for toner and staples to maintain the current devices on campus until the new devices are deployed. Stay current with GRCC Today for continual information as we move in a more effective and efficient way of campus printing.

Zumba Classes Date Correction

Zumba will be held from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning September 29. 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.

GRCC in the News: 9/17/10

Jackson State has its own ‘White Tiger’
September 17, 2010 | Shreveport Times

Through two games, Therriault has been everything Comegy was looking for and more. The tall, slender transfer from Grand Rapids Community College has thrown for 688 yards and seven touchdowns in two games, both victories.  (More)

Grizzlies move up one spot in latest poll
By Staff reports | El Dorado Times | Posted Sep 16, 2010 @ 01:26 PM

El Dorado, Kan. — Arizona Western College takes over the top post in the second NJCAA Football Top 20 Poll released today (Sept. 14). The Matadors claim the No.1 ranking following a 31-28 upset win by Northeastern Oklahoma A over previous No. 1 and defending national champion Blinn College (Texas). […] Ellsworth Community College (Iowa) and Grand Rapids Community College (Mich.) round out the top five spots in this week’s rankings.  (More)

USC’s Ronald Johnson stays with the program
By Gary Klein | September 16, 2010|6:56 p.m.

Ronald Johnson has built his reputation at USC  by leaving defenders in his wake on deep pass patterns. […] “Never in his time did he ever think he had a good game, or one that couldn’t have been better,” said Annese, now coaching at Grand Rapids Community College. “That’s just the kind of player Ronald is — always wanting to improve.”  (More)

National policy would aid state’s wind industry
Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 11:37 AM | Olivia Pulsinelli | Business Review West Michigan

Although West Michigan and the state have made steps toward advancing the business and adoption of alternative energy, there is still a ways to go, experts say.  One thing Greg Northrup, president of the West Michigan Strategic Alliance, would like people to remember is energy projects and energy transitions occur over long periods of time. […] Energetx also is working closely with Grand Rapids Community College to train and hire students in the school’s composite-materials course.   (More)

GRCC prepares to lose $550,000 if state stops reimbursing for Renaissance zones
Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 9:07 PM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College leaders say they could lose about $550,000 if the state stops reimbursing schools for money lost because of renaissance zones, but the move won’t sting much since they budgeted losing the amount anyway.  (More)

Thousands gather for MaLinda Sapp – The wife of Marvin Sapp was 43
Thursday, 16 Sep 2010, 10:40 AM EDT | By Dani Carlson

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) – Thousands of people from around the country celebrated the life of MaLinda Sapp Thursday in a memorial service filled with song and celebrities.  The wife of Marvin Sapp died September 9 of colon cancer at the age of 43. She’s survived by her husband and three children.  (More)