Learning Opportunities from Staff Development

There’s still time to take advantage of these great learning opportunities. All are scheduled before the Holiday Shutdown.

Word 2010 – Intermediate

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

9 – 11 AM

351 Main

Mark Dodd will facilitate this hands-on session.  Get ready for the new year and the switch to Word 2010.

Boundaries in the Workplace

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

9 – 10:30 AM

122 Diversity Learning Center

Tamber (Moore) Bustance facilitates this session on the what and why of establishing clear boundaries in the workplace; includes a discussion on the roles of employees and what can happen when those boundaries become blurred.

Word 2010 – Advanced

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

9 – 11 AM

351 Main

Mark Dodd will take you through the advanced features of Word 2010

Personal Listening Profile

Thursday, December 1, 2011

2:30 – 4:30 PM

204 Sneden

It is estimated that people screen out or misunderstand the intended meaning or purpose of a message in over 70 percent of communications. The Personal Listening Profile helps individuals identify which of the five listening approaches they use to process, organize, store, and retrieve information.  Join Mary Beth Beighley in this informative session.

PeopleSoft – Entries, Budgets and Queries

Friday, December 2, 2011

9 – 11 AM

351 Main

Holly Kleyn will provide an overview of PeopleSoft Financials  fund transfers, budget transfers, query reports and share answers to those frequently asked questions about PeopleSoft Financials.  Joining Holly will be Melissa Davis from Purchasing who will provide insight to the purchasing function of PeopleSoft..

IT Lunch and Learn Today 11/22/11

On Tuesday, November 22nd, from Noon to 1PM, the IT Department will host a lunch and learn session in the Student Center Multipurpose Room (234 SCC). This session will inform GRCC employees about the Windows 7 / Office 2010 upgrade for faculty and staff, which will begin in January 2012. This session will include a 15-minute presentation about what to expect with the upgrade followed by 45 minutes of questions and answers with the project team.

Please bring your appetite! We’ll have Subway sandwiches, chips, cookies, and drinks for the first 50 people who attend.

Welcome Lakisha Beck

Lakisha BeckGRCC ESPs would like to welcome Lakisha Beck to the college.  Lakisha Danielle Beck is the new Graduation Audit Specialist in the Student Records Office. From 2004-2007 Lakisha was a student worker in the Student Records Office and then she returned in 2010 as contingency employee. She has four children, three boys and one girl, and in her spare time she enjoys singing and dancing with her family. Lakisha plans to continue her education at Ferris State University with a degree in Business Administration (BA).  Please welcome Lakisha!

GRCC In The News

Grand Rapids’ stormwater management means cleaner rivers, cleaner Great Lakes

Thursday, November 17, 2011

An article in Grand Rapids Magazine highlights West Michigan’s efforts to minimize, clean up and naturally filter stormwater runoff to lessen the pollutants carried into our streams, rivers and the Great Lakes.  Read more: http://www.rapidgrowthmedia.com/inthenews/stormwater1117.aspx


Michigan Football Notes: Demar Dorsey

Back in the recruiting picture is 5-Star cornerback Demar Dorsey. It’s a long shot at best, but the former Michigan commit is trying to turn his life around on two fronts. A speedster from Fort Lauderdale, Dorcey signed a letter of intent in February 2010. Michigan never disclosed its reasons, but Dorsey wasn’t admitted to the university. Read more: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/946164-michigan-football-notes-wolverine-recruits-to-shine-in-all-star-games


The Grand Rapids Press: Former Michigan football recruit Demar Dorsey now at Grand Rapids Community College

Former Michigan football recruit Demar Dorsey is part of the Grand Rapids Community College team.

Matt Gade | The Grand Rapids Press

Demar Dorsey, a onetime Michigan football recruit who was eventually turned away by the program, is close to starting his college career with Grand Rapids Community College. Read more: http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/former-michigan-recruit-demar-dorsey-adjusts-to-community-college-life-still-wants-to-play-for-wolve/


GRCC volleyball
At Toledo, Ohio, the Raiders split their two matches in first-day action of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II tournament. GRCC,  seeded 10th in the tournament, defeated seventh-seeded Illinois Central 27-25, 22-25, 25-15, 16-25, 15-12, but lost later to second-seeded Oakland 25-18, 25-22, 27-29, 26-24. GRCC (32-6) faces Iowa Lakes at 2:30 p.m. today at Owens Community College. (End) http://www.mlive.com/lakers/index.ssf/2011/11/grand_valley_state_womens_cros_1.html

Lady Ocelots extend home court streak

Hometownlife.com November 17, 2011

The unranked Schoolcraft College women’s basketball team extended its NJCAA record home court winning streak to 65 in a row with a 91-78 triumph Wednesday night over Grand Rapids Community College. Grand Rapids (2-2) would get no closer than nine the rest of the way. The Raiders shot 51.8 percent from the floor and committed 39 turnovers on the night. Schoolcraft shot .48.8 percent (39-of-80) and had 19 steals. Read more: http://m.hometownlife.com/sports/article?a=2011111117011&f=1011

Maxi nelson

Jacksonville Gyms Examiner

A native of Michigan, lived in Colorado while writing her first story. She attended Grand Rapids Community College, the University of Iowa and attended Colorado Technical University in Denver, Colorado. Although she did not consider herself a writer, she penned a story to bring attention to issues of women abused. You will rejoice in her story of one woman’s triumph over many monumental obstacles in her way. You will be inspired by her testimony. You will be thrilled by her vivid detailed stories. (End) http://www.examiner.com/gyms-in-jacksonville/maxi-nelson