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.
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).
Stop by Student Life sometime before 10:00 am on Monday, Oct 31, 2011 to guess how many candy corn are in the GRCC water bottle. The closet guess without going over wins the water bottle & all of the candy corn inside. Presented by StandOut.
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!
Staff Development would love for you to Save The Date for an Autumn Cider and Donut Open House at the McCabe-Marlowe House on October 27th from 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm to let employees know how much they are appreciated.
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:
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