GRCC Alum Daryl Bruischat Artwork on Display at Spectrum Theater

GRCC Alum Daryl Bruischat’s art “Not so fast” hangs at the Spectrum Theater. It ties in nicely with the upcoming Actors’ show RUST. You can probably understand why by looking at the piece. Stop by the theater and see both! Daryl’s piece will hang across from the box office through Sunday, October 9. RUST opens next week Thursday, September 29.


DLIT Thanks Faculty Participants of Online Teaching Conference

The department of Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies would like to thank all of the GRCC faculty who participated last week in Davenport University’s 2011 Online Teaching Conference. The webinars proved to be very informative and beneficial. Sessions included topics like: Audio Feedback on Assignments, Teaching Mathematics Online: Is it Even Possible?, Utilizing Wimba Tools in Distance Education, and Engagement Made Easy. Keynote sessions were delivered by Barry Dahl who talked about engaging online learnings and also Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt who discussed techniques on how to build virtual learning communities.

The theme was One size does not fit all: Adaptable teaching methods for a variety of online learners and instructors.

For more information about this event go here.  To learn about leveraging technology in teaching, visit DLIT here.  To learn about upcoming training sessions visit the Center for Teaching Excellence.

GRCC in the News – 9/23/11

Muskegon Community College volleyball edges rival Grand Rapids CC in five sets
Published: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 9:48 PM | Scott Brandenburg | Muskegon Chronicle

For the second straight season, Muskegon Community College’s volleyball team won a thrilling five-set home match over rival Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Fly Moon Royalty to unleash its Seattle electro-soul at free ArtPrize concert
Published: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 11:55 AM | John Sinkevics | The Grand Rapids Press

For Mike Sylvester, aka DJ Action Jackson, moving to Seattle from Grand Rapids in 2009 to pursue his music dreams was a matter of “just taking it to the next level.” […] Sylvester, a onetime percussion major at Grand Rapids Community College who DJ’d for years at J. Gardella’s in Grand Rapids, serves as the keyboard player, DJ and producer for the duo.  (More)

Mercantile Bank creates and fills an ArtPrize venue
Pete Daly | Grand Rapids Business Journal | September 19, 2011

Location, location, location: It matters in art as well as in real estate, so Mercantile Bank has combined the two to create an art gallery in prime ArtPrize territory. […] Grand Rapids Community College professor Filippo Tagliati’s “The River Project” explores the space between reality, perception and illusion, with a video following the Grand River through West Michigan.  (More)

Raider Salute to Campus Dining Services and Laurie Chesley

This Salute came from Stacey Herrick:

A special thanks is needed for Aaron Chew, Teresa Vander Jagt and Amanda in GRCC’s Catering and Dining Services as they did a fantastic job orchestrating the Social Science Adjunct Open House! The area was so beautifully decorated and the food was incredible. Great job! Also a thanks to Laurie Chesley, Mike Light and the whole Social Sciences Department for making it such a great night.