Angel Tree Toy Drive

GRCC’s Campus Activities has signed up to be a donation site this year for the Angel Tree Toy Drive. Beginning November 12th, please stop by Student Life to choose an Angel Tree tag, purchase a gift in accordance with the tag (gender and age) and bring the unwrapped toy back to Student Life with the tag securely fastened to the gift (feel free to add a personal note if you would like). Toys will be distributed to children throughout West Michigan this holiday season. This year, the Angel Tree Toy Drive is hoping to collect toys that will be given to 30,000 children.

International Studies Workshops for Faculty

The Midwest Institute will receive funding from the Dept. of Education to organize several summer workshops in 2011 thru 1014. specifically, the 2011 workshops well be: Africa; Latin America; Global Values, responsibility and leadership; and Global Interactions and Exchanges. the workshops will b offered in Kalamazoo for the purpose of providing information and resources to faculty for the development of curriculum modules on various aspects or issues relating to one of the weekly workshops. For each workshop, 15 faculty will be selected on a “FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE” basis. Each faculty will receive a $1000 stipend for his/her participation and the development of a curriculum module to be infused into at least one course he/she will be teaching.

For more information contact Aleta Anderson at x4879.

GRCC in the News: 11/3/10

GRCC, Lawrence Tech form partnership
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 | MiBiZ

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) students will now be able to obtain an Associates in Architectural Design and then transfer to complete a BS in Architecture thanks to a new partnership to be announced Nov. 2 at a presentation at GRCC.
http://www.mibiz.com/news/in-the-news/16725-grcc-and-college-of-architecture-and-design-at-ltu-form-partnership-.html

Looking to work for the feds? GRCC and Ferris team up for government job fair
Published: Wednesday, November 03, 2010, 12:11 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

The federal government has been growing, and a number of agencies want college students to know about potential careers in public service.  Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University are teaming up for a federal career day from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday in the GRCC Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain Street SE.   (More)

Director of Communications Candidate Presentations

[NOTE CORRECTIONS] The top candidates for the Executive Director of Communications position will be making 15-20 minute presentations covering their vision and strategy for the communications, marketing, public relations, and web/social media unit and its function at GRCC.   The presentations will be followed by 30 minutes for questions, and following the presentation a zoomerang survey will be sent out   The presentations are scheduled for:

  • Monday, November 8, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Applied Technology Center Auditorium (room 168)
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Applied Technology Center Auditorium (room 168)
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. 348 Calkins Science Center

The finalists names will be sent out on Friday afternoon.

Annual GRCC Employee Holiday Movie: “Tangled”

The WE Team is hosting the Annual GRCC Employee Holiday Movie Event on Saturday, November 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Celebration Cinema in Rivertown Crossings Mall in Grandville. The movie this year is Tangled.

The cost is $6 per person which gets you admission to the move, pop & popcorn during the movie and pizza after the movie.  Vouchers must be purchased at one of the following locations by Tuesday, November 23 (No voucher sales after this date):

  • Tracy Payne – 4th floor CPPB
  • Alyce Stark – ATC
  • Janis Qualls – Science Bldg
  • Debbie DeWent – Provost’s Office
  • Stacey Herrick – 418 Cook Hall
  • Tammy Mosley – Tassell MTEC
  • Employee Professional Development & Enrichment – Rm 100 Admin Bldg – DeVos Campus

Bring your voucher to the theater. The WE Team will have a table set up to exchange vouchers for tickets to the move and a ticket for the pop & popcorn.  This event is for GRCC employees & their immediate family — sorry, no friends or neighbors.  Contact Employee Professional Development & Enrichment is you have questions.

United Way Campaign – Kickoff

The official kickoff for the 2011 United Way Campaign is underway! Please consider giving a little to do more to make West Michigan a better place to live for all. Many in Kent County are without basic essentials and your pledge will increase their quality of life. Our goal of $60,000 is attainable with your generosity. Please return pledge forms to your team captain or Mansfield Matthewson in the Purchasing Department. This year’s auction will be held Thursday, November 11, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (more information to follow).

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