GRCC in the News: 9/24/10

GRCC volleyball team’s quick start triggers thoughts of national tournament push
Published: Friday, September 24, 2010, 9:30 AM | Dean Holzwarth | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — After winning back-to-back regional championships in coach Chip Will’s first two seasons, the Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team failed to get out of regional play last season. And that has provided the perfect incentive for redemption. The Raiders, off to a fast start this season, improved to 11-1 overall after sweeping Kellogg Community College (25-15, 25-9, 26-24) on Tuesday night at Ford Fieldhouse.  (More)

English teachers share pet peeves on National Punctuation Day
Published: Friday, September 24, 2010, 5:38 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

Note to students — 🙂 is not a punctuation mark. Alas, the smiley-face emoticon is starting to appear in essays as teens blur the lines between text messages and thoughtful academic fare. […] English professor Frederick van Hartesveldt III is celebrating with his Grand Rapids Community College students by showing video clips, including one in which “Seinfeld” characters debate the proper use of exclamation marks. “I try to tell them that one exclamation mark works just fine,” he said. “They don’t have to use three or four.”  (More)

Char-Em Intermediate School District welcomes new staff members
Charlevoix Courier | By David Hopkins News-Review Staff Writer | 10:47 a.m. EDT, September 22, 2010

With the school year just under way, the new educators and staff of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District are getting settled into their new positions. […] Mitchell Klooster is joining the district’s Early Childhood Education Department as a teacher assistant in the Be-Four Program. In this role he helps children meet developmental milestones while sharing resources with their families to assist their child in growth and development. He previously worked at several area day camps and earned an associate degree in child development from Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)