Four of Michigan’s flagship universities and nine top community colleges are embarking on a newly expanded collaboration to accelerate statewide development of leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). At a February 3 kick-off event on the Lansing Community College campus, the institutions announced the reauthorization and expansion of the Michigan-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (MI-LSAMP). In Phase II, nine of Michigan’s top community colleges are joining the alliance. The MI-LSAMP community college partners are: Grand Rapids Community College; Kalamazoo Valley Community College; Kellogg Community College; Lake Michigan College; Lansing Community College; Macomb Community College; Muskegon Community College; Washtenaw Community College; and Wayne County Community College District.
GRCC’s Heritage Restaurant, run by students from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, needs diners so students can practice after two days of being closed due to the blizzard. If you don’t already have lunch plans – please consider dining there. If you do, you’ll get a free cup of coffee to warm up with!
More Information: www.grcc.edu/heritage
Need information on parking options in Grand Rapids to give out to visitors or students? The City of Grand Rapids prepared this document to assist:
Grand Rapids Symphony Celebrates 10th Annual “Symphony with Soul”
Feb 03, 2011 | Press Release
For the 10th year in a row the Grand Rapids Symphony will present “Symphony with Soul,” a special collage concert celebrating the richness of African-American musical and cultural expression, in DeVos Performance Hall on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. […] Highlights of the community collaboration will include 14-year-old violin phenomenon Randall Goosby, the 125-voice Grand Rapids Symphony Community Chorus, three new arrangements by Grand Rapids’ own Duane Shields Davis, and singer-songwriter and recording artist Lizz Wright, who will perform along with the Symphony and jazz pianist Kenny Banks. (More)
Pediatrician, director of pre-college program file for Grand Rapids Board of Education
Published: Friday, February 04, 2011, 7:00 AM | Monica Scott The Grand Rapids Press
As the Tuesday deadline approaches, a pediatrician and the director of a pre-college program, have have filed to run for the Grand Rapids Board of Education. Dr. Monica Randles, 43, and Raynard L. Ross, 42, director for Grand Rapids Community College’s Upward Bound program for low-income and potential first generation college students, are first to file in what’s anticipated to be a larger field. (More)
Our thoughts and condolences go out to David Selmon, and his wife Robin on the death of Dave’s father Wednesday. Services will be in Mansfield, OH; Dave’s family is mainly in that area. The location is confirmed and the business has a website, but details are not complete. The service is tentatively set for Monday, February 7.
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From the GRCC WE Team and the American Heart Association – Stroke info:
Many people mistakenly believe that high blood pressure is more common among men. The truth is nearly half of all adults with high blood pressure are women. Having high blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but it raises the risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure and kidney failure. It truly is a “silent killer.” No one knows exactly what causes most cases of high blood pressure. It usually can’t be cured, but it can be managed. Not treating high blood pressure is dangerous. Make it your mission to fight heart disease by treating and controlling high blood pressure. Continue reading →