IT Holiday Hours

The GRCC IT Customer Support Desk will be open 7 AM – 5 PM Friday, December 16th, as well as Monday-Thursday December 19 through December 23.

The Customer Support Desk will be closed for the holiday shut down, December 24 through January 2. We will re-open on January 3rd.

If you have any questions, contact the IT Support Desk at 234-HELP(4357)

Happy Holidays, From GRCC IT Customer Support!

Condolences to the Family and Colleagues of Daniel Swets

Dr. Daniel Lee Swets, age 47, of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away December 9, 2011, as the result of a charter plane crash near Sioux Falls. Born September 1, 1964 in Chicago Illinois, Dan was the son of Kenneth and Rosemary (Engbers) Swets. […] From 1987 to 1992, he was an aerospace software engineer at Smiths Industries, Grand Rapids, working on embedded software for flight systems and ground station software. From 1990 to 1991, he was an instructor at the Grand Rapids Community College and at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mich.

[…] Funeral services will be Friday, December 16 at 11 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD, with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery following. Visitation will be Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls from 12 to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.

The full obituary is available here.

GRCC in the News – 12/14/11

Five GRCC football players earn NJCAA All-America honors after unbeaten season
Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 10:00 AM | Grand Rapids Press

Five Grand Rapids Community College football players have received prestigious postseason honors. The National Junior College Athletic Association released its 2011 football All-America teams on Monday and the unbeaten Raiders were well represented.  (More)

Raider Salute to Chef Marcia Rango and SICE Student Katie O’Neil

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This Salute came from Kate Byerwalter in the Behavioral Sciences department:

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Chef Marcia Rango and student Katie O’Neil helped my daughter decorate a cake for my daughter’s 11th birthday. Chef Rango and her student Katie did a fabulous job of teaching tips and helping my daughter (Emma Byerwalter) and her friend (Lauren Kunnen) create a “Lego” cake to celebrate their lego team making it to the State tournament this past weekend. Emma and Lauren will be sharing the cake tonight at the Jenison Public School Board meeting, where the lego teams are being recognized.

I was so impressed by Chef Rango’s patience and instruction, and Katie’s positive attitude and suggestions. A good time was had by all!

Thank you,
Kate Byerwalter

Psychology Lecture on Micro-Aggressions – Video

Last week, GRCC’s Psychology Department Speaker Series hosted a presentation by Social Worker Lois Smith Owens, MSW, MA, on how we “constantly use micro-aggressions as a way to devalue and demean those that we are ‘different’ from.”

Despite the public’s demand for transparency and truthful communications, according to Owens,  many individuals frequently use small, yet very hurtful, “micro-aggressions” in our communications.  The presentation was titled “I Didn’t Do Anything to Make You Feel That Way – How We Communicate Without Saying Anything” and is available online courtesy of the Media Technologies Department:

Holiday Breakfast an Opportunity to Help Stock the Student Food Pantry

At our upcoming Holiday breakfast, bring along something from the list below to help stock our new GRCC Food Pantry for students and their families who are in need.  Donors will be entered into a special drawing at the breakfast for a chance to win a fantastic prize.  Help us love our students well this Holiday season.

Student Food Pantry List of Needed Items: Continue reading