GRCC in the News: 4/1/11

RapidBlog: Pathways to Prosperity, by Lindsay McHolme
Lindsay McHolme | Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lindsay McHolme is the Community Literacy Liaison at the Literacy Center of West Michigan. Over the past few years, she has been involved in improving literacy in the community as a Volunteer Tutor and Literacy Coordinator for the Literacy Center’s Adult Tutoring Program. […] Grand Rapids Community College, the fiduciary of the $4 million federally funded grant that funds Pathways, partners with the Literacy Center to provide the training and education to Grand Rapids residents looking to learn more about the future of the workplace and sustainability in our community.  (More)

Rockford primed for promising baseball season
Advance Newspapers, April 01, 2011 7:44 a.m.

ROCKFORD – Rockford baseball coach Ian Hearn and assistants Scott Doyle and Steve Fusee lead the Rams into a promising season, following a second-place finish in the O-K Red behind Hudsonville. […] Farmer has accepted a scholarship from Western Michigan, Baldwin will play at Spring Arbor, Leinesch is headed to Grand Rapids Community College, and Stephens has several offers but hasn’t yet committed.  (More)

Kenny Sanders signs with GRCC to play football
By PAUL COSTANZO | Times Herald

Kenny Sanders wanted a chance to play and improve his game next fall. So the Port Huron Northern senior will be taking the junior college route. Sanders signed recently to play football at Grand Rapids Community College. (More)

GRCC’s Dr. Steven Ender Announces Acquisition of Varnum Building
Community College News Report | April 1, 2011

Grand Rapids Community College President Dr. Steven Ender announced today a plan to purchase the Varnum Building in downtown Grand Rapids which was recently sold at auction for $34 million.  Ender plans to use the building for a new “BASE Jumping” program at Grand Rapids Community College.  “BASE” which stands for “Bridge Antenna Span or Elevation” is a form of extreme sport in which participants jump with hand-released parachutes from low altitudes.

Commenting on the acquisition, Ender said “This beautiful and modern facility will allow us to have students gain hands-on learning by jumping from 17 stories up, and land safely in the Grand River.  GRCC Works for extreme sports!” (More)

April Fools!

Photos: 5th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Showcase

5th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Showcase

Yesterday, the Center for Teaching Excellence at GRCC hosted its 5th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Showcase in the Main Building.  Faculty had the opportunity to see how colleagues from GRCC and other institutions are innovating through instructional technology.

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Math Awareness Month: Unraveling Complex Systems

April is Math Awareness Month, and the national theme this year is Unraveling Complex Systems. That means it is time for another Math Awareness Month Contest! The contest is open to all GRCC students and staff. Entries should be turned in to Nancy Forrest in the Math Department by April 18. Everyone who enters wins a prize.

Math Awareness Month Contest 2011 | More Information: Math Awareness Month

Students in the Automotive Technology Program Need Your Car, Truck, or Van for Learning Experiences

Vehicles Needed for Automotive Students to Work On

Brakes pulsating or squeaking? Air-Conditioning blowing warm? Fluids in need of a flush? Check Engine light on? Suspension shakes or noises? Need a free inspection before your summer vacations? Please help the Automotive Technology program’s students gain some valuable experience working on these issues.

This year’s service session begins on May 2 and ends on June 10. The program accepts most vehicle makes and models, with an age limit of 10 model years. Customers pay only for the parts used in the repairs. With no labor charge, the total cost is often half of the total price found at retail facilities.

Contact either Chad Lodenstein, or Brett Atchison to schedule your appointment.