Archive for February 8, 2012

Donuts, Distance Learning, Blackboard and Bagels – 2/22/12

February 8, 2012


On Wednesday, February 22 (from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in 347 Main), Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies will be hosting a “Donuts and Distance Learning & Blackboard and Bagels” event. This is an informal gathering of the DLIT staff and faculty. They provide the rounds and you arrive to enjoy, discuss, ask questions, share stories, and learn more about distance learning and Blackboard at GRCC.

Make plans to join DLIT; they plan to continue hosting these events once per month. Follow DLIT on Facebook or visit for more information.

Counseling Winter 2012 IDEA Newsletter

February 8, 2012

The Winter 2012 edition of the IDEA (Imagine Develop Explore Achieve) newsletter from GRCC’s Counseling Advising & Retention Services Department is now available.  It contains an array of information about how students can be successful as well as resources and workshop offerings from Counseling.  Read the full publication here (.pdf).

Break Hours for Library & Learning Commons

February 8, 2012

According to the Academic Calendar classes meet on 3/3 and 3/4 and break runs from 3/5-3/11.  As a result, this year the GRCC Library & Learning Commons will be open regular hours on 3/3 and 3/4 and closed 3/5-3/11.

GRCC in the News – 2/8/12

February 8, 2012

Bill would ban ‘virtual voting,’ requiring elected leaders to be present at meetings to make decisions
Published: Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 2:09 PM | Grand Rapids Press

LANSING – Elected leaders would be banned from “virtual voting” – taking part in public meetings through telephone calls or Internet video conferencing — under a bill being considered by the state House committee. […] Le Blanc listed as an example a Jan. 23 Grand Rapids Community College meeting where trustee Bert Bleke participated in a vote to place a $100 million tax hike question before voters. (More)

Deadline for Summer Semester Financial Aid Applications Quickly Approaching

February 8, 2012

If you interact with any students who are interested in Summer Semester classes, please remind them that they may qualify for some financial aid.

Even though it’s only February, students need to submit a 2012 Summer Financial Aid Request Form here as soon as possible so GRCC can determine their eligibility for summer financial aid.  The deadline for Summer financial aid applications is March 15, 2012.

Reminder – Dr Greg Forbes on Charles Darwin Tonight 2/8/12

February 8, 2012

Tonight, GRCC Professor Dr. Greg Forbes will be presenting a public lecture from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the GR Women’ City Club for the Center for Inquiry of Michigan titled “Dogma, Doctrine & Deduction; Darwin’s Life of Discovery.”

From the program description: “Nature or nurture? What accounted for the transformation of a young boy “with limited potential and imagination” into one of the most influential individuals in human history? Discover how a young man with a Cambridge Theology education and no formal science education changed the way we view our world.”

More information available here.