Randy Lee’s Retirement Reception Today

Just a reminder that today, December 14 is Randy Lee’s Retirement Reception at the Tassell M-TEC from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please join the Automotive Department and the Tassell M-TEC Team a very warm farewell to Randy after his 31+ years of service to GRCC. You will be missed Randy! Congratulations and best wishes in your future!

Important Notice from Print Solutions

Presort Services will be picking up our mail two hours earlier than usual on December 15th only. It will be very important for departments to get their mail to Print Solutions by 12:30 if it needs to go out that day. We will not be able to guarantee that mail brought to us after 12:30 will go out the same day. Please call Rachel at x3963 if you have any questions. Thank you very much.

GRCC TV Special Programming Listings: 12/14/10-1/3/11

The special programming line-up that will finish out 2010 and begin 2011 is available now at www.grcc.tv .  Included is the Songs for the Holidays 2009 concert and the new 2010 concert, a Tuba Christmas along with an all new Cooking with Angus and many other new offerings. Most programs can be seen on our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/grcc

GRCC in the News: 12/14/10

GRCC faculty says tenure-track hiring needs to keep up with record enrollment
Published: Monday, December 13, 2010, 6:17 PM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College faculty are keeping pressure on college leaders to address the growing number of students and adjunct professors, saying the college needs more full-time, tenure-track educators to maintain quality programs. (More)

Some dental jobs on the rise in 2011
WZZM 13 ONLINE Matt Campbell | Updated:12/13/2010 8:54:21 PM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — While the country’s unemployment numbers remain high, employment experts believe things are starting to look up in certain industries. […] As a first year dental hygiene student at Grand Rapids Community College, Jones is looking forward to learning more about her field.  (More)

Mother who lost son to gun violence: ‘Too many people that don’t care have guns’
Published: Monday, December 13, 2010, 11:25 AM | John Agar | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — As her son lay dying after being shot in a holdup, Theresa Smith held close at his bedside. She knew he didn’t have long. He no longer breathed on his own. […] Then she told her son, a singer and a Grand Rapids Community College student: “You are going to be in God’s choir now.”  (More)

Photos: Hockey Game Fun

Here’s a big GRCC thank you to the following organizations for providing a free night of Griffins Hockey fun for GRCC Employees and their families on Wednesday, December 8:

  • Grand Rapids Griffins
  • Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
  • The Arena District

The goal of this initiative is to build excitement and awareness around our great city core. They want to encourage folks who work downtown and leave at 5 p.m. to stay and experience downtown entertainment and restaurants.  Check out the pictures of just a few of the GRCC employees and their families who enjoyed the evening.

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Fulbright Opportunities for Faculty

Faculty are invited to participate in Fulbright GPA Projects for Summer 2011, sponsored by the Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education. Each overseas trip involves a variety of lectures, worships, and discussions at hosting colleges/universities, as well as meetings at other political, economic, and cultural institutions, archeological sites and museums.

Note: Only full-time faculty who are teaching in the disciplines of Art, Communication-English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, and Social Sciences can participate. The proposed countries are: China, Czech Republic, Japan & S. Korea, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

Please contact Aleta Anderson x4879 for more details.