Vendors, faculty, staff and all sorts of GRCC friends and supports joined in on the fun at the 28th annual Flanagan Golf Outing to benefits the GRCC Foundation’s scholarship program at Boulder Creek Golf Club. Despite an official “weather” sponsor, the weather was cold and rainy, but all involved had fun, and, according to the Foundation’s Andy Bowne, “After 28 times, it’s a rock-solid golf outing”, and, while the totals aren’t done yet, “early indications are that it was a very good year!”
Many thanks to Flanagan Committee members: Andy Bowne, Erin Cisler, Tina Hoxie, Trish Castiglione, Jin VanDokkumburg, Laurie Witzcak, Donelle Sedore, Kurt Meinders, David Selmon, and very special thanks to Cherry Scaturro for her dedicated and tireless work on this important event over the years.
They’ve done it again. GRCC construction trades students have built another home for a Habitat for Humanity of Kent County family. But this one is different! It is Kent County’s first “net-zero” home. “Net-zero” means the home should create or save enough power to create zero utility expenses. You can see the large solar panels on the roof – and the sign out front that lists all the agencies that worked together to make this house happen.
At Tuesday’s Open House the new homeowner Karen Libette (looking down from loft) was on hand to meet visitors and the building crew, led by GRCC Instructor Duane McIntyre, was there to answer questions. Karen, her five children and her mother, will move in on October 22 after the net-zero house is on the Spring and Fall Parade of Homes to show off its special sustainable qualities.
Notice the difference between the photo of the foundation, taken last February, which looks pretty small and the photo of the 5-bedroom house as it looks today.
Save the Date or a retirement party for Dan Scribner, Bob Lacy and Len Kosiorowski from the Facilities Department. The reception will be from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the ATC Banquet rooms on June 13, 2011.
The current schedule for GRCC’s College Channel special programming is now available as we begin the summer. Included in this round is a brand new Cooking with Angus, The Aquinas College Graduation Ceremony, The State Board of Education Public Education Funding Forum (embedded below), a new installment of the MSUE “Lunch and Learn” series and much, much more.
Most programs are available on our Youtube Channel at www.youtube.com/grcc and if you don’t have Comcast or AT&T U-Verse you can find all of our programming streamed live at www.grcc.tv
On Friday, May 27, 2011, Derek DeVries of GRCC’s Communications Department appeared on a panel for WGVU’s show “Your Biz, Your Town” hosted by Shelley Irwin. The show also featured guests from Kids Food Basket, and The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute.
Lecture Capture: Lights! Camera! Action!
Campus Technology | By John K. Waters | 06/01/11
As lecture capture becomes commonplace on campus, faculty discuss how it’s changing the way they teach, spurring in-class dialogue, and forcing them to become better instructors. […] In the experience of Garret Brand, professor of law and director of distance learning and instructional technologies at Grand Rapids Community College (MI), making his lectures available online for students before class has given him more of a precious commodity: free class time. (More)
GRCC women’s tennis coach Sue Katerberg puts off retirement for one more season
Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 11:30 AM | Brian VanOchten | The Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS — Sue Katerberg has had a change of heart. The longtime women’s tennis coach at Grand Rapids Community College, who had announced her retirement following the 2010-11 academic year, is returning to lead the Raiders for one more season, according to the college’s website. (More)
Rob Bliss’ Grand Rapids lip dub video expected be talked about on Bloomberg TV online at 2 p.m. today
Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 1:30 PM | Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk | The GR Press
GRAND RAPIDS – Rob Bliss’ lip dub of Don McLean’s “American Pie,” showing Grand Rapids off to the world, continues to feel the love around the world. (More)