Phishing emails are again attempting to harvest user logins from GRCC addresses.
Here are some things to remember when getting email that seems suspicious:
-No legitimate organization would be contacting users directly for login credentials, password, login name, Social Security number, or other personal information through e-mail.
-Any communication about scheduled network maintenance would be communicated from the IT department through GRCC Today, and our associated communication channels.
–Never respond to these email messages and never click on links within them.
This is an example of the phishing message currently being distributed:
“Due to the recent Virus attack on our database,We are currently upgrading our database and all email accounts need to be verified.
‘IT Help desk’ will be upgrading to the latest anti-spam version.
You are required to Click ACCOUNT and provide us the below information withing the next 72 hours so that your account can be upgraded OR have your account deleted from our database due to the menace of this virus.
Failure to do this within 72 hours will immediately render your
account deactivated from our database.”
Thank you for helping keep our network and your data safe!
Due to office renovations Paula Sullivan, Amy Koning, Lisa Donaldson, and Nanci Guigue will be temporarily located in room 137 Calkins Science Center from June 4, 2012 to June 11, 2012.
Save the date, a retirement reception to honor Brian Shultz, Construction Trades Manager, will be held at the Tassell M-TEC on Wednesday, June 20 from 3-5 p.m. We hope you can join us in thanking Brian for his work at GRCC.
On Wednesday, May 23, 2112, LG Chem of Michigan gave the GRCC Board of Trustees and President an exclusive a tour of their state of the art advanced energy storage manufacturing facility. Mary Hofstra from Training Solutions introduced LG’s leadership team and talked about the training GRCC has provided for all of their new hires. Manufacturing is not dead in west Michigan!
Technology Maintenance Notice: Equipment moves after 5 p.m. on Friday, June 1 will leave GRCCWireless unavailable on campus for the evening. All wireless connections will be down in the ATC, Student Center, College Park Plaza, Learning Resource Center, Calkins Science Center and Music building. GRCCWireless will not be available anywhere on campus.
The Criminal Justice department would like to extend a Raider Salute to Thomas Hornak of facilities for his strategic assistance with containment in White Hall on DeVos Campus. Can you guess what’s in the bag?
The GRCC DeVos Campus now has a food drop-off site for our Student Food Pantry. Drop off your donations during normal business hours to Tracy Payne, of Adult & Developmental Education, in room 101 Sneden Hall.
Many students are using the pantry this summer and supplies are low. Please review the list
of the most needed items and drop off what you can to either Tracy Payne or Student Life.
GRCC Board of Trustees to consider request to borrow $30 million for campus repairs
Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 12:33 PM
Brian McVicar, The Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees will host a special meeting next week to consider a proposal to sell approximately $30.4 million in bonds to help fund repairs for the college’s aging campus. (More)
Man accused of exposing himself to GRCC student could get life sentence if convicted
Thursday, May 31, 2012, 8:30 AM
By Brian McVicar, The Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A man allegedly caught masturbating in front of a student in a Grand Rapids Community College music room is facing up to life in prison if convicted as a sexually delinquent offender. (More)
Cheryl Kautz was recently awarded recognition from Blackboard for incorporating technology in the learning process. Don’t forget to congratulate her on this award. Read more at Mlive.
AGC recently approved a student response system (“clicker”) standard for GRCC: the i>clicker 2. This means that any faculty member that would like to use clickers in their classroom will be given the hardware, training, and support they need to utilize this technology. It will also guarantee that our students will not have to buy more than one clicker during their time at GRCC.
The Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to offer this professional development opportunity to faculty:
Event: i>clicker Training
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 5 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Location: 203 Sneden Hall, DeVos Campus
Facilitator: Lisa Gloege, Associate Professor of Economics/Distance Learning Faculty
In this workshop, you will learn ‘hands on’ how to use the i>clicker classroom response system in your classes. Using i>clicker can significantly change the way you and your students interact by enabling you to assess your students’ knowledge, keep their attention, provide immediate feedback, and encourage all students to participate.
After completing this training session, you will be able to:
- Understand system requirements and no-installation hardware setup for the i>clicker2 remote.
- Use settings and preferences, including awarding participation and performance points for responses and customizing the tool bar for your specific class needs.
- Instruct students on answering numeric/alphanumeric questions.
- Register clickers to students/audience members as needed.
- Use the i>clicker software to poll your audience with ANY application.
- Export data, create reports with i>grader and integrate with your Blackboard Course Management System.
- Identify pedagogical best practices and tips.
Register: Register online at http://www.grcc.edu/ctereg
Note: This event has been approved for longevity training.
If you need assistance with registration, please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at TeachExcellence@grcc.edu or 616-234-4547
Sexual Harassment Awareness Training
- Monday June 4, 2012
- 9:30 – 11:00 AM
- Room 203 Sneden Hall
GRCC is committed to providing an academic and work environment that respects the dignity of individuals and groups. It is GRCC policy to prohibit harassment of one employee by another employee and/or supervisor on the basis of sex. This training provides a necessary tool for preventing sexual harassment. Sexual Harassment Awareness Training will help you understand the effective ways to identify and handle sexual harassment complaints when they occur.
Effective Facilitation Skills
This is a two-part course being presented by the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Diversity Learning Center. Only 10 seats remain available.
- Part 1 will be presented Thursday June 7, 2012
- Part 2 will be presented Tuesday June 12, 2012.
- Both sessions will run from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
- Room 122, (Multi-purpose room) LRC.
Skills for promoting learning through self-discovery are explored. Principles of adult learning and competencies of effective facilitators are discussed. Best practices for facilitating learning in groups will be explored.
Simply call Staff Development at 616.234.4285 or register online at http://cms.grcc.edu/currentlearning to reserve one of the seats available.
A sold-out group of golfers converged at Boulder Creek Golf Club for the GRCC Foundation’s annual event that raises important scholarship funds for GRCC students in need. Great weather, some serious – and not so serious – golf, good people and fun raffle prizes made for a festive, and very successful event. Thanks to the GRCC family and our community friends who came out to support us once again. See you again next year!
Save the date for Wanda Acevedo-Ferrer and Wendy Berry’s retirement reception. Both Wanda and Wendy are retiring after nearly 30 years of service to GRCC. Please come and wish them well in their retirement on June 6, from 3:30-5:30, at the Tassell M-TEC.
The new programs include the 2012 GRCC Commencement, Musical Moods and an excellent panel on Grandparents raising Grandchildren. See the entire program schedule at http://cms.grcc.edu/channel28.
The Main/Cook Building main entrance stairs will be partially closed for replacement of the deteriorating steps, the entrance will be accessible during the repairs by using the handicap ramp adjacent to the steps. There will be some excessive noise during the removal process that will take approx. 4-6 hours, this work will start on May 29th.
The bridge that connects the top level of the Bostwick Ramp to the Student Center 3rd level will have a temporary low-profile plate placed over a designated repair area, about a one day interruption starting Thursday May 24th. The bridge will remain open at all times.