The SafeZone program is a diversity education program that includes all individuals in a personal journey toward greater understanding and inclusion
(regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, weight, height, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, and disability, as a reflection of the GRCC EEOC statement). The program philosophy provides not only a safe space for all people, but also increases communication and understanding among people. One of the goals of SafeZone is to emphasize that all individuals will be treated and respected as human beings. Further, the program emphasizes that ignorance, bigotry, and harassment will not be tolerated in an environment of learning. The next session will be held on: Friday, November 5, 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. (breakfast & lunch provided) register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRCC tops $1.5 million in energy savings
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | MiBiz
GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College has saved over $1.5 million dollars in utilities in the first 27 months of the Energy Conservation Program and ongoing partnership with Energy Education Inc. (More)
GRCC president awards employee
By Staff reports | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Oct 27, 2010 @ 09:35 PM
Holland, MI — Grand Rapids Community College has recognized an official who helped bring training for new jobs to Holland businesses at Haworth, Johnson Controls International and Energetx. The GRCC Excellence in Education Staff Award was presented to Julie Parks, director of workforce development. (More)
Butler Remains No. 1 in NJCAA Football Poll for Fourth Straight Week
American Football Coaches Associatin | Release: 10/26/2010
Butler Community College (Kan.) stays No. 1 in the latest NJCAA Football Top 20, released Tuesday (Oct. 26). The Grizzlies improved to 9-0 on Saturday with a 28-0 victory over No. 2 Hutchinson Community College (Kan.). […] Grand Rapids Community College (Mich.) rounds out the top five in the poll this week. The Raiders ended their regular season with a 54-14 road victory Saturday over Harper (Ill.). Grand Rapids next host Joliet (Ill.) this weekend in the first round of the Midwest Football Conference – East Division playoffs. (More)
This Raider Salute comes from Scott Mattson in Job Training:
Raider Salute to Lori Cook, Nathan Hamilton, Jodie Wagner, Erin Rozek, Tammy Mosley, Josh Aderholdt, and Chiquital Clay for the development and implementation of our Online Job Training application. Job Training students can access the same application as all GRCC students, but now have the option to choose “Job Training Certificate of Completion” as one their programs. A few of the benefits to our Job Training students being able to apply online are the reduced use of paper, reduced energy costs associated with printing, and reduced time associated with processing applications.
Thanks to all of these individuals for their help in this project.
Attached is a screen shot of the Job Training option on our GRCC online application.
New Job Training Program Online Application
GRCC Biological Sciences professor Dr. Greg Forbes (Biological Sciences) was the keynote speaker last week at a state-wide science teachers conference in Cleveland. Dr. Forbes’s address to the science teachers was entitled “Science, Pseudoscience and Just Plain Non-sense; Helping our Students Tell the Difference”. This is the fourth time that Dr. Forbes has been an invited keynote speaker at an Ohio science teacher’s conference.
David Selmon is to going to jail tomorrow as part of the MDA “Lockup” if he doesn’t raise enough money to stay out. He needs the help of his GRCC co-workers to stay free. Your donation is the key to his freedom!
Please consider a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association by clicking here. Be proud of the fact that together we’re be helping provide help and hope to kids and adults served by MDA in our community.
Glen LeRoy, Dean of the College of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University will speak at GRCC on November 2, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. on the topic “The World of Architectural Design and the Global Perspective. The event takes place at the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center (ATC) auditorium and is open to the public. Dean LeRoy will also discuss Lawrence Tech’s new partnership with GRCC.
LeRoy is both an architect and urban planner and has extensive experience working in these areas throughout the U.S. and the world. He has also, taught an Allied Design Studio for Lawrence Tech in Paris, France. He is a “Fellow”, American Institute of Architects and is a “Fellow”, American Institute of Certified Planners.
Great American Smokeout will happen on Thursday, November 18, 2010.
Smoking is an expensive habit. Here is what it costs to smoke.
On average, if you smoke a pack of cigarettes (20 cigarettes) a day at a cost of $6 per pack, you spend $.30 per cigarette. Here is how this breaks down over the course of time:
- 1 day = $6.00
- 1 week = $42.00
- 1 month = $180.00
- 1 year = $2,190.00
- 5 years = $10,950.00
- 10 years = $21,900.00
Don’t forget to stop by the Benefit Fair TODAY from 9-4 in the ATC, rooms 120, 122 & 124.
With the elections coming next week we have a last minute Legislative Breakfast held on Monday that will be airing on the College Channel the remainder of this week.
Airtimes are listed below and can be viewed on Comcast cable or streamed at http://www.grcc.tv. Enjoy!
Public Policy Breakfast with Legislators, held at GRCC.
Thursday at 12:00 p.m.
Friday at 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Saturday at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.