6th Annual Teaching, Learning and Technology Showcase – Presenters Needed


Announcing the 6th Annual Teaching, Learning and Technology Showcase

We would like to invite you to save-the-date and to plan to attend the 6th Annual Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase on March 22nd from 11 to 2. This event provides opportunities for faculty to learn, explore, share, and connect with each other around leveraging technology in teaching and learning. More information: http://www.grcc.edu/showcase

Call for Showcase Presenters

We need you! Please consider presenting at this year’s showcase event. To submit a session proposal complete this form: http://bit.ly/showcasepresenter

Sabbatical Available for Tenured Faculty Members

If you are a tenured faculty member, we hope you will consider applying for a sabbatical leave. This is the third and final (for this application cycle) announcement for sabbatical applications.

The sabbatical application deadline is the second Thursday in March. To see what your colleagues have say about their sabbaticals Click Here.

Sabbatical leaves are GRCC’s most prestigious academic professional development opportunity supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning.

For application information, please visit the Provost’s website here.  If you have any questions please contact the Provost’s office or Mursalata Muhammad, the Sabbatical Committee Chair.

Direct links to all three videos:

GRCC in the News – 1/16/12

MLK Day 2012 events in West Michigan – Events held in honor of civil rights leader
Sunday, 15 Jan 2012, 5:09 PM EST | WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Several West Michigan communities and organizations are holding events on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. See a listing below. […] – The Grand Rapids Community College MLK Community Peace March will be held at noon at GRCC. Marchers should assemble at the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse.  (More)

Moving election date is not that simple (guest commentary)
Published: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 6:47 AM | By Lisa Freiburger

I want to clarify a few issues mentioned in a recent article in The Grand Rapids Press (“Clerk questions GRCC vote plan,” Jan. 3) about Grand Rapids Community College’s bonding question being proposed for the May 2012 ballot.  (More)

Local teen may dance at Super Bowl – Benton Harbor native hopes to inspire city
Sunday, 15 Jan 2012, 7:13 PM EST | By Crystal Hilliard

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A Grand Rapids Community College student is at the head of the pack in a nationwide video competition that, if he wins, could put him on a Super Bowl stage in front of millions.  (More)

Brother remembers Grand Rapids man killed in snowy Friday crash
Published: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 3:23 PM | Grand Rapids Press

Chad Bedinger’s curiosity seemed to have no end. When it came to computers or cars, or pretty much anything involving mechanics, the 27-year-old Grand Rapids man had to know the logistics, family recalled. […] Family said Chad Bedinger took classes at Grand Rapids Community College and went on to become owner of a local computer business, Chase Technologies, while in his mid 20’s.  (More)

Ice carving and ice cream sundaes at Rockford Ice Festival equals winter fun (photos, video)
Published: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 4:30 PM | Grand Rapids Press

ROCKFORD — Hatcher Pilichowski’s eyes grew wide when he saw Derek Maxfield pick up a chainsaw and take it to the ice.  (More)

Ice carving at the Rockford Ice Festival with ‘Ice Brigades’ Derek Maxfield (video)
Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2012, 4:18 PM | By Maria Amante | The Grand Rapids Press

Derek Maxfield, co-owner of Ice Sculptures Ltd. of Grand Rapids, carving a phoenix at the Third Annual Rockford Ice Festival, Saturday January 14. Maxfield is featured on Food Network’s Ice Brigade. The sculpture is made of three blocks of ice, weighing a total of 1,600 pounds.  (M0re)

Annese, like others, saddened by the end of the GRCC football program
Published: Sunday, January 15, 2012, 3:04 PM | Crimson and Gold Report

The good news of Ferris State University having a chance to hire a head football coach the caliber of Tony Annese was contrasted by the sadness over the end of the Grand Rapids Community College football program after eight decades of existence.  (More)

GRCC’s Chef Kevin Dunn Takes Best Vegan Dish in Grand Rapids Magazine Review

Grand Rapids Magazine - Chef Kevin Dunn

Chef/Professor Kevin Dunn in GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education took “Best Vegan Dish” in Grand Rapids Magazine’s “Best of GR” issue.  From the review:

“We applaud the menu at Bartertown Diner and truly enjoy the breakfasts at Gaia.  But hey, Chef Kevin Dunn was doing vegan before vegan was cool. 

The culinary instructor at Grand Rapids Community College’s Institute for Culinary Education started cooking plant-based dishes in the early ’90s to overcome his health issues and has been a vegan fanatic ever since.  Our fave is his Mock Eel, a sweet-and-sour gourmet specialty made with dried shitake mushrooms, soy sauce, scallions and more. Yum.”  View the full page here.