GRCC in the News: 2/17/11

Muskegon Heights native wins award for community contributions
Published: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 3:43 PM | Megan Hart | The Muskegon Chronicle

GRAND RAPIDS — A Muskegon Heights native who now works in Grand Rapids has been honored for her contributions to the arts and the West Michigan African-American community. Melita Travis-Johnson, 58, received the Ethel Coe Humanities Award from Grand Rapids Community College as part of the college’s Giants Awards for 12 outstanding members of the African-American community.  (More)

Crazy Office Olympics (3/10/11)

For all of you who won’t be leaving and going someplace warm for Winter Break, the WE Team has something for you. On Thursday, March 10 the following teams will compete in the first ever GRCC Crazy Office Olympics:

  • Abid’s Angels
  • GRIT
  • Tina’s Team
  • 3 Ugly Guys & 2 Beauties
  • The Media-Rights
  • Lancaster’s Luck
  • RaiderCards
  • Financially Nutts

The opening ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Fieldhouse. Employees are invited to come and cheer on their favorite team.

GRCC Employees Talk Sustainability With Shelly Irwin on WGVU

Yesterday, Sara Yob, Maryann Lesert, Julie Parks, and Moss Ingram spoke with Shelley Irwin on WGVU’s “Sustainable Community Voices” program to share GRCC’s goals for sustainability through innovation, our success with our energy program, curriculum development, Workforce Training programs and partnerships, as well as student success.

Download or listen to the podcast here.

Finding, Landing, and Thriving in a Job that You Love (2/17/11)

Finding, Landing, and Thriving in a Job that You Love
Thursday, February 17, 1:15 – 2:45 | Steve Wagner, PhD

Dr. Steve Wagner is Executive Director of Organizational Learning at Grand Rapids Community College. Previous to this position he was an Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology at Central Michigan University. In this session participants will be introduced to the science of I/O Psychology and findings from research that provide practical steps you can take to identify jobs that you will love, increase your chances of being hired into those jobs, and help you maximize your satisfaction and engagement with your job.