Photos: Dr. Luke Galen on “The Roots of Morality”

Psychology Lecture Series - Dr. Luke Galen

Yesterday, Dr. Luke Galen (Associate Professor of Psychology at Grand Valley State University) presented to a capacity crowd at the Applied Technology Center Auditorium on “The Roots of Morality: Does Religion Play a Role or is the Tail Wagging the Dog?”

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The presentation considered the root of morality and pro-social behavior. Are we kind and considerate of others because religion creates a set of rules and “commandments” or are these behaviors a natural result of our evolutionary need to live in community? Dr. Galen also discussed why humans construct religions and how religion can create prejudicial beliefs and behaviors.

Photos: Preschool Field Day – Elementary Games & Rhythms Class

Preschool Field Day 03-30-11

On Wednesday March 30, the children from the Bear Room had a Field Day with Jodi Kuyt’s Elementary Games and Rhythms Class (WE 157). The college students led the group of 4 and 5 year old children in several games including Simon Says, Sharks and Minnows as well as Follow the Leader. In addition to that, the students also taught the children some specific skills such as dribbling and shooting a basketball, hitting a ball that was tossed to them as well as one that was sitting on a tee. We had a great time and were very tired after all of the exercise.

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GRCC in the News: 3/31/11

Folias Tango Quartet performing at Hope
The Holland Sentinel | Posted Mar 30, 2011 @ 02:56 PM

Holland, MI — The Folias Tango Quartet will perform at Hope College at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music. [… Andrew] Bergeron is instructor of guitar and music theory at Grand Rapids Community College and Aquinas College. He is a founding performer and composer with the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet. (More)

Delta College president: ‘We do not want to take away from K-12 funding’
Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 2:40 PM | Brandon Howell | The Bay City Times

FRANKENLUST TWP. — Delta College President Jean Goodnow said she welcomes the support Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget would provide to community colleges throughout Michigan. […] Grand Rapids Community College, Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College receive more than $20 million in state funding. (More)

2011 Race and Ethnicity Conference

Race and Ethnicity Conference

Presenting the 2011 Race and Ethnicity Conference, put on by GRCC’s Social Science Department (all events in Calkins Science Center Auditorium unless otherwise noted).

Monday, April 4th

Monstrous Women and Bestial Men: Exhibitions, Human Zoos, and the Imperial Gaze
3:15-4:45 p.m.
Professor Susan Williams, GRCC

Tuesday, April 5th

The Relationship Between Poverty and Academic Success
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Professor Cedric Williams, GRCC

Thoughts on Race and Ethnicity Through the Mirror of American Literature
1:15-2:45 p.m.
Professor David Tower., GRCC

A Discussion on Diversity and Equality
3:15-4:45 p.m.
Professor Yan Bai, GRCC

Wednesday, April 6th

Giving Up the Ghost: Confronting American Cultural Genocide in the post-Civil War Era
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Professor Mike Light, GRCC

The Impact of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments on Higher Education: A Story of Interdisciplinarity
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Ric Underhile, Associate Dean, GRCC

Ethnic and Secretarian Tensions Within Israel
3:15-4:45 p.m.
Professor Keith St. Clair, GRCC

Thursday, April 7th

Ethnicity, Settlement, Conflict and Reconciliation in Central Asia: A Geographical Perspective
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
G.T.U. Special Guest Speaker: Professor Leon Yacher, Southern Connecticut State University

Where the Water Meets the Sky: Women’s Lives in a Remote African Village
Panel Discussion and Film Viewing: G.T.U. Students
3:15-4:45 p.m.
Megan Hornyak and April Kibby (GRCC) and Professor Mike DeVivo (GRCC)

Discussion of The Warmth of Other Suns
7:30-9:00 p.m. (Spectrum Theater)
KEYNOTE: Professor Isabel Wilkerson, NY Times Best-Selling Author and Pulitizer Prize Winner
Discussion followed by reception and book signing from
9:00-10:00 p.m. (open to the public)

All Events are sponsored by the GRCC Social Sciences Department, the International Geographical Honor Society, and Grand Rapids

Community College. Special thanks to the Gilda Gely, Ph.D (Provost: GRCC), Patti Trepkowski (Associate Provost: GRCC), and GRCC Diversity Learning Center. All events are free and open to the public.

Learn to Prepare 400 Calorie Meals

If you are looking to monitor your calorie intake, here’s something for you. Marco Trimble, WE Team member, put together a meal planner of 400 calorie meals based on the book, 400 Calorie Fix by Liz Vaccariello. So if you are a calorie counter, there are some great suggestions to help you limit the number of calories you consume in a day. NOTE: These meal suggestions are based on calorie count only. Some of the fast food suggestions may contain higher levels of sodium and fat.

400 Calorie Meals (.pdf)

This information is brought to you by your GRCC WE Team as they strive to provide employees with a variety of health and wellness options.