National sustainability author and speaker, Libuse Binder, spoke at GRCC on Monday and Tuesday about her book, “Ten Ways to Change the World in Your 20s.”
Professor Susan Williams from GRCC presents on historical hegemony using examples of how members of oppressed races were put on display in human zoos. This is the first lecture in the 2011 GRCC Race and Ethnicity Conference.
On April 2nd, eight members of GRCC (2 faculty, 6 students) drove down to Kalamazoo College to participate in the 2011 LMMC (Lower Michigan Mathematics Competition). This competition has been running for 35 years now and this is the second straight year in which GRCC competed. The competition is intended for any two or four year school within a certain size restriction. This year, teams from 11 schools competed and once again, GRCC was the only two year year college represented. The results of the competition are pending, though expected to be released within a month.
The Michigan Campus Compact offers two awards to students of member colleges; The HEART AND SOUL AWARD recognizes undergraduate and graduate students for their time, effort and personal commitment to their community through service.
The COMMITMENT TO SERVICE AWARD recognizes TWO students per MCC member campus for either the breadth or the depth of his/her community involvement or service experience(s) and the demonstration of meaningful reflection.
GRCC’s award winners this year are as follows:
Heart and Soul:
Commitment to Service:
Congratulations to these spectacular students!
Well-deserved kudos to GRCC English Professor David Cope on being named “Grand Rapids Poet Laureate” by the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids this week. A reception at Egypt Valley Country Club will take place April 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Cope’s honor. More details and the full press release available below the fold… Continue reading
[Corrected] A retirement reception to honor Dick Foster and Chris Foster will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm in the Multi Purpose room of the Student Center. Between these two individuals they have 80 combined years of service! Dick Foster will be retiring with 50 years of service to the college. The Electronics department Business departments both hope you will be able to join us in celebrating with them.
It’s Friday, April 8, 2011 when three GRCC faculty members, a librarian, a journalist, and you walk into the Center for Teaching Excellence, 316 Main Building. The first faculty member gives a dazzling Prezi explanation on Socially Innovative Partnerships. The other two faculty chime in with a little practice for the non-zero sum theory.The librarian and the journalist say, “it’s great to be in this conversation” and add the community needs perspectives. After hearing all of this, you realize that socially innovative partnerships only make sense when you add…
What will you add? Continue reading
Two GRCC students made the front page for Penasee Globe/Advance newspaper on April 4:
Grand Rapids Community College Music Department proudly presents Grand River Winds featuring Johan De Meij’s “Lord of the Rings” Symphony on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the St. Cecilia Royce Auditorium.
The performance will be directed by GRCC Professor Mike Gillan.
Admission: Adult -$5, Student – $2, Seniors 65 & older and children – FREE
Informational meeting dates/times for the upcoming 2012 Police Academy applications are at DeVos Campus, room 210 Sneden on:
This Salute comes fromStudent Support Services (Whitney Harper, Anna Maria Clark, Jennifer Keessen and Delicia Wilondja):
“I would like to do a Raider Salute to Maggie Montes-Spruit, Contingent ESP in the Student Support Services Program and Jim Schultz in Facilities.
Thank you Maggie on behalf of Student Support Services. You work very hard assuring that our students receive the very best by attending to the needs of the program so diligently! Thank you Jim, for your effort to make things happen! Maggie and Jim both were able to find a file cabinet, a hot commodity at GRCC, and make arrangements to secure student files! It is your willingness to help, that makes working with you two so enjoyable!”