GRCC Student Interacts With Vice President Joe Biden Via Twitter

Vice President Joe Biden Replies to GRCC Student

Adjunct Communications Professor Laura Michels had her class following Vice President Joe Biden’s live tweet interview follow-up to the State of the Union Address earlier this week.  The class tweeted questions to the VP and he responded to one of the students!

A full transcript and write-up of the event is available here.


W-2 Pick-up Reminder for Employees and Student Workers

Attention all Staff and Student Workers:

  • 2011 W-2’s will be available for pick up starting Thursday, January 26th through Monday, January 30th at the DeVos Campus Administration building in the 1st floor lobby.
  • You will be required to show valid picture ID, which indicates your first and last name information.
  • W-2’s will only be released to the employee. You will not be able to pick up W2’s for friends, spouses, etc.
  • W-2’s that are not picked up by Monday, January 30th at 5:00 PM will be mailed on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 to the address on file for the employee.
  • Lost, misplaced, destroyed, or W2’s mailed to an incorrect address will not be replaced until after March 1, 2012.
  • There is a $10.00 service charge for any W-2 replacement copy requested.

TRIO and Student Support Services Congratulates Ronald Kamgang on Scholarship

Ronald KamgangPlease congratulate Ronald Kamgang, an SSS student, has been honored with two scholarship awards this year. First, the Richard Whereity Chemistry Scholarrship, which is awarded to a student who has shown a talent for and dedication to the study of chemistry and has at least a 3.0 GPA. This award is renewable for an additional year based on the recommendation of the department scholarship committee.

Second, the Milo Brown Scholarship which is awarded to one African American male student who has at least a 2.75 GPA and has demonstrated a commitment to the community by engaging in volunteer and extra curricular activities.

iPads at GRCC: A Killer Combination?!


Those who attended the “Donuts and Bagels” session this month were invited to bring their iPads. DLIT learned that faculty and staff (including some who couldn’t make it) have a real interest in using tablets for teaching and learning. One day later, we got to see the Apple Education Event. They announced:

DLIT is already downloading and testing the software!  For the complete blog post, go here. To see one of the first iTunes U videos – go here.

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GRCC in the News – 1/27/12

Grand Rapids area experts say childhood profanity is no laughing matter, despite laughs on ‘Modern Family’
Published: Friday, January 27, 2012, 10:32 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Where’s my #$@%!& Play-Doh?! Preschoolers can be such potty mouths. When cute little Lily dropped the “F-bomb” last week on ABC’s sitcom “Modern Family,” one of her parents was horrified. The other couldn’t stop laughing. […] “It’s not just on TV,” said JaneAnn Benson, director of the Grand Rapids Community College Laboratory Preschool, where teachers-to-be learn about early education in a real preschool setting.  (More)

Right Place local representative to help grow Ionia County’s businesses, economy
By Jon Szerlag | The Ionia Sentinel-Standard | Posted Jan 26, 2012 @ 10:44 PM

IONIA, Mich. — After forming a relationship with the Ionia County Economic Alliance, the Right Place has taken the first step of the agreement by placing Jennifer Wangler to help grow the county’s economy exclusively. […] She also served as a business service professional for Grand Rapids Community College, where her role was to support businesses in West Michigan and support their needs for growth.  (More)

Forecast: Patchy ice from overnight drizzle, freezing rain possible today
Published: Friday, January 27, 2012, 5:14 AM | Grand Rapids Press

Light snow combined with overnight freezing rain and drizzle were expected to make roads icy in some places from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo and to the east. […] Caption: Freezing rain and snow earlier this winter created slippery conditions on sidewalks around Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)