Ender Bowl Family Tailgater 10/22/11

On Saturday, October 22, 2011 Grand Rapids Community College will take on the Hawks of Harper College in the third annual Ender Bowl.  Dr. Steven Ender’s Raiders will attempt to continue their winning streak over his twin brother Dr. Kenneth Ender in a pigskin battle royale. Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m.

Get out and support the Raiders with a Family Tailgater before the game at the West Terrace of Houseman Field from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   There will be free chili (while supplies last), prizes and activities for children and admission is free.  For more information, use this flyer.

GRCC IT Staff Nathan Hamilton to Present at EDUCAUSE 2011

Nathan HamiltonNathan Hamilton (IT Enterprise Applications) will be presenting at EDUCAUSE 2011 in Philadelpia, PA on Thursday October 20th. His session is entitled “Solving the Complexities of Record Management with ECM.” The presentation will focus on efficient management of documents and streamlining processes using ECM (Enterprise Content Management) software. Nate has been instrumental in the implementation of ImageNow the college’s document management system.

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People Conference 10/26/11-10/27/11

The English Department is hosting an event titled “Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People.”  The event will be held on campus on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27.  At this event, you will learn how writing relates to your future career, goals and interests.  The workshop presenters come from a variety of backgrounds, and you will walk away with knowledge and tools that support your professional and academic success.

The workshops are free and open to the entire GRCC community.

For a full list of the 32 workshops and to find the time and location of the presentations please visit www.grcc.edu/whocares

GRCC in the News – 10/19/11

Limited job training dollars for laid off workers could be blamed for enrollment slips at Mott Community College
Published: Monday, October 17, 2011, 8:00 AM | Beata Mostafavi | Flint Journal

FLINT, Michigan — Laid off in 2007 after working 20 years at a logistics company, Flint resident Sonia Harris turned to a place she hadn’t been to in decades — school.  (More)

Profile: Grand Rapids Civic Theater queen ‘Miss Susan’ Strohmer
Published: Sunday, October 16, 2011, 6:35 AM | Terri Finch Hamilton | The Grand Rapids Press

Every year on her birthday, Susan Strohmer goes to Toys R Us, where they’ll announce your name over the speaker on your special day. […] She studied theater and interior design at Grand Rapids Community College. She volunteered at Spectrum Theatre, learning everything from lighting to costume design.  (More)

Individuals involved in “Occupy Grand Rapids” on “Here and Now”
By Lindsey Smith | Michigan Radio | 11:29am | Tue October 18, 2011

39-year-old Richard Ertle and 23-year-old Ryan Gillikin share their thoughts today on WBUR’s nationally syndicated “Here and Now” program. […] Ertle is a student at Grand Rapids Community College studying network administration. I’ve seen him at the occupy protests downtown every time I’ve visited or biked by.  (More)

Give Your Input on Planning for the Michigan Street Corridor

GRCC employees are invited to attend the first in a series of public forums on The Michigan Street Corridor Plan, a local urban development plan that will have implications for the college in the coming years as the city seeks to continue its trend of growth.  The event is 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Central High School (421 Fountain St. NE).  More information is included in a Grand Rapids Press article on the event:

First public forum on Michigan Street Corridor Wednesday at Central High School
Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 12:00 PM | Monica Scott | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – The community is invited Wednesday night to Central High School to share ideas with city planners and consultants at the first public forum about the Michigan Street Corridor Plan.  (More)