Employees and Students Invited to Join Psychology Dept Book Club

Employees and students are invited to join the Psychology Department Book Club. November’s choice is Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink.  The Club will divide the book into two sections and meet to discuss from 12-1 PM on November 4 and 11 in the Psychology Department conference room on the 3rd floor of Stewart B. White Hall. On November 4 they will discuss pages 1-81. The book is available in paperback. If you are interested please register with Judy Jankowski.

Reminder – Benefits Fair Today 10/25/2011

Don’t forget to stop by the Benefits Fair Today, Oct.25 from 11-4 in the ATC, rooms 120,122,124. Get the answers to all your health care questions direct from the vendors. Some of the other vendors include Valic, Pre-paid legal, Flex Administrators, LMCU, Meemic, MEBS and Aflac along with many others. Be sure to register for the many free give-aways. (You do not need to be present to win).

Raider Salute to GRCC Staff Support During ETOM Conference

This Raider Salute comes from the Department of Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies:

The DLIT would like to thank GRCC for providing an outstanding venue for the state-wide ETOM (Educational Technology Organization of Michigan) Conference on October 14th.  More than 75 attendees from more than 14 college and universities state wide came to GRCC for sharing, connecting, and learning how to leverage technology in teaching and to advance distance learning.  Thank you to the following staff for exhibiting their excellence, innovation, and responsiveness values:

Welcome and Opening Remarks | Ric Underhile (AD ISIS and Center for Teaching Excellence)

Planning | Eric Kunnen, Jose Mora, and Meegan Lillis (DLIT)

Technology | Klaas Kwant, Todd Torrey, Hannah, Fred Bauman, Help Desk (IT and Media)

Facilities | Dewayn Faber, Joe Milito

Hospitality | Aaron Chew, Campus Dining

Faculty Attending and Presenting |  Kate Byerwalter, Brent Spitler, Lisa Gloege, Garry Brand, Szymon Machajewski, Gary Ebels, Ann Alexander, Ann Alexander, Nan Schichtel, Carol Brown, Jeff Neumann. Extra gold stars to Gary Ebels and Szymon Machajewski for presenting!

Professor Gary Ebels Speaks at Educational Technology Conference

Gary Ebels (Criminal Justice) recently presented at the Educational Technology Organization of Michigan (ETOM) Fall 2011 Conference. His session was called “Teaching Online? How’s that going for you?” The full video is here:

You can follow him on Twitter @Gary222. For more updates on Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies, follow us @grccdlit. Thanks to GRCC Media Technologies for the video production!

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