More Canon Copier/Printers on the way

Tuesday Canon will be rolling in more of the new copier/printers. These will be placed by your current copier/printer unless there is not enough room. If you have a particular area you would like them to place the new device instead, please let them know when they arrive on Tuesday. A couple Canon’s have been installed and IT is improving the process while getting student labs ready for the new semester. The full roll out will start in January. We will start by replacing the HP 9040’s with a target completion date of January 30th for the first 25 printers. The offices that currently have HP 9040’s will be contacted for a installation and training date.

The goal is to:

  • Have labs loaded and ready for the start-up of the Winter Semester
  • Lab Coordinators trained
  • Lab Coordinators ready to assist students in this new technology
  • The remainder of staff office areas set-up after semester start-up replacing the HP9040 models first with the remainder models to follow, unless your HP device dies first
  • Each area scheduled ahead of time to let you know what date and time the new device will be implemented.
  • A trained Canon representative to train staff.
  • A video you can watch on your computer and then give it a try if you can not make the training session
  • If you still need some assistance, your office ESP will gladly assist you or the instructions at the device should guide you through the basic process.

GRCC in the News: 12/17/10

Griffins equipment manager Brad Thompson bonds with players while sharpening their skates
Published: Friday, December 17, 2010, 7:00 AM | Michael Zuidema | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — If dog is man’s best friend, then it only is appropriate that “Dogg” is the Grand Rapids Griffins’ best friend. […] Thompson, a Wyoming Park graduate, was studying criminal justice at Grand Rapids Community College and working parttime at Michigan National Ice Center (now the Patterson Ice Center) when he was hired by the Griffins in 1996.  (More)

Friends say Lowell High School grad killed in crash was ‘bubbly, happy’ teen
Published: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 8:06 PM | John Tunison | The Grand Rapids Press

LOWELL TOWNSHIP — After just starting her first year of college, Caitlin Baker hadn’t yet settled on a career path. But friends of the 19-year-old Ada woman, killed in a head-on car crash Wednesday on M-21, say she would have succeeded at many things given her irrepressible spirit and outgoing personality. […] Baker was a full-time student at Grand Rapids Community College and had talked about going into zoology, but had not made a decision on a course of study. She excelled at tennis, made the OK White all-conference girls tennis team earlier this year and was considering playing for GRCC.  (More)

Grand Rapids college students share ways to deal with stress and form good study habits
The Rapdian | by Karlye Byrnes (byrneska) on Thursday Dec 16th, 2010

Amanda Clark, a senior student at Grand Valley State University, said, “I have a capstone presentation that’s due tomorrow and my capstone project due the day of the final. I have self-assessments to do for two classes. A take-home exam, research poster to do, follow-up paperwork.”  (More)

Ferris State University pharmacy program looking for space on Medical Mile
Published: Friday, December 17, 2010, 6:00 AM | Rick Wilson | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — The Ferris State University’s pharmacy program could be the newest addition to the city’s Medical Mile. Ferris trustees were expected to vote today on acquiring space for part of the school’s doctor of pharmacy program in an undisclosed building here. A university spokesman said Ferris currently offers undergraduate pharmacy classes in Grand Rapids and has had a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College’s Applied Technology Center for more than a decade.  (More)

Ed Sosa Transitions to Student Life

Student Life is pleased to welcome a new team member. Beginning January 3rd, Ed Sosa, Associate Director of New Student Orientation & First Year Experience, will report to Student Life. This move will align Ed’s work in leading orientation and first year experience programs with Student Life’s efforts to increase GRCC’s overall focus on new student success.

Reminder: Vending Machines Not Serviced for Shutdown

Reminder: GRCC’s vending suppliers will not service any machines after Friday, December 17, 2010. This is to allow for inventory to reduce prior to the closing. There may be spot shortages of product. On Wednesday, December 21, 2010, all perishable product will be removed. On Thursday the 22nd, beginning very early, Facilities staff will begin a systematic power down of all vending equipment for the holiday period. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.