United Way Campaign: Well on its Way

Our annual United Way campaign is well underway!  Supporting United Way, gives each of us the opportunity to make our community a better place to live. United Way’s work with partner agencies, funded initiatives and community collaborations, is improving the lives of thousands in West Michigan through better education, financial independence and health. These are the building blocks that lead to a stronger community and better life for all. Please return your pledge forms to your team captain or to Mansfield Matthewson in Purchasing.

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Volunteers Needed for G.A.S. Stations 11/18/10

The WE Team is looking for volunteers to work the G.A.S. (Great American Smokeout) Stations encouraging smokers to quit smoking even for one day. Each year, the WE Team supports the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. The hope is that the G.A.S. Stations will increase awareness of tobacco-related issues as well as promote smoking cessation services. G.A.S. Stations/ Information tables will be set-up in the following locations with an informational video, material handout and other helpful items: 2nd floor ATC, 4th Floor Main Building, 2nd Floor Student Community Center, G2 Main Building/Winchester Alley, Sneden Hall Lobby. Please call Laura Alsgaard (x-4175) or Maria Herrera-Belmares (x-4052) if you can volunteer for an hour or two for this great cause on Thursday November 18th.

Teacher Education Seminar: “Teaching Math and Science”

On Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:00-3:30 p.m. GRCC’s Education Department will present a Teacher Education Seminar; “Teaching Math and Science” in Room 120 in the Applied Technology Center (ATC).  Snacks will be provided, and students interested in a degree in Education will have the opportunity to hear from the following panelists:

  • Kirk Weller-FSU Mathematics Faculty
  • Dave Frank-FSU Chemistry Faculty
  • Julie Hess-GRCC Mathematics Faculty
  • Sarah Krajewski-GRCC Biology Faculty

GRCC in the News: 11/9/10

Grand Rapids Community College taps Lowell for next satellite campus
Published: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 8:00 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College leaders are adding Lowell to their list of satellite sites, a move they say could ease crowding at the downtown campuses and bring more students the chance to earn credit.  Classes for up to 100 students are planned for the winter semester at Lowell’s Runiciman Administration Building, 300 High St.  (M0re)

Auction to Benefit the Heart of West Michigan United Way

GRCC is conducting an auction to benefit the Heart of West Michigan United Way on Thursday, November 11 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. . A variety of items are available including: Thousand Oaks Gold Course package, West Michigan scenic one hour flight, GRCC Green shed valued at $1,000, tax preparation services, an authentic homemade Mexican dinner, and many other items donated by employees and local organizations such as Grand Rapids Popcorn and Valley City Linen. View the items up for auction here.

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All bids must be submitted to uwauction@grcc.edu by 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 11. You must send separate messages for each item and each bid, please include the item name in the subject line of your message.

Bid on as many items as you want! You can monitor the auction on the GRCC Post-it Board. Winners will be announced via Post-It Board on Friday, November 12. Winners must pay for their item(s) by 5 p.m. Friday, November 12. Checks made payable to Heart of West Michigan United Way. Questions should be directed to Melissa Davis.