GRCC Music Faculty Dr Robin Connell Performing in GR This Week

RobinConnellDr. Robin Connell, jazz pianist and adjunct music faculty at GRCC, will perform with world-renowned jazz bassist, Matt Brewer in Grand Rapids this week. Mr. Brewer resides in New York City and is featured on dozens of recordings including two on the Blue Note label. He tours world wide with artists such as Lee Konitz, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, David Sanchez, Steve Coleman, Terence Blanchard, and Jeff “Tain” Watts. Joining Matt and Robin onstage are drummer, Randy Marsh, and Matt’s father, Dr. Paul Brewer (Aquinas College, Director of Instrumental Music).

5/16/12,6-9pm, Ottawa Tavern Jazz
151 Ottawa Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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5/19/12, 6-7pm, First United Methodist Church Jazz Vespers
227 Fulton Street East Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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(616) 451-2879

5/20/12, 7-10:30pm, HopCat Jazz
25 Ionia Avenue Southwest Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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GRCC in the News – 5/15/12

GRCC overcomes long odds to claim regional baseball title
Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 7:30 AM | Grand Rapids Press | By Peter J. Wallner

BATTLE CREEK, MI – Grand Rapids Community College came out of the loser’s bracket and won twice Monday to claim the NJCAA Region XII title. The Raiders, 39-22, defeated No. 3 seed Macomb Community College 13-0 to force a second game, and then earned the title with a 6-5 victory in 10 innings.  (More)

Learn how student financial aid payments left GRCC with $1.8 million in bad debt in the 2010-2011 academic year
Published: Monday, May 14, 2012, 2:26 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Administrators at Grand Rapids Community College are trying to reduce the amount of debt it accumulates when students who receive financial aid drop out of school.  (More)

Former GRCC player battles back from accident to sign with Davenport
Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 10:26 AM | Grand Rapids Press | By Peter J. Wallner

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Derek Brooks, who played basketball at Grand Rapids Community College and Northview High School, has signed to play next season at Davenport.  (More)

Veterans job fair in Muskegon
5:56 AM, May 15, 2012 | WZZM

Muskegon, Mich. (WZZM)– The Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is holding a job fair in Muskegon for Veterans and Veterans families. […] No appointments are necessary. There will be another job fair on Thursday, May 17th at Grand Rapids Community College from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (More)

SafeZone Learning Opportunity for Staff – 6/1/12

The SafeZone program is a diversity education program that includes all individuals in a personal journey toward greater understanding and inclusion (regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, weight, height, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, and disability, as a reflection of the GRCC EEOC statement).

The program philosophy provides not only a safe space for all people, but also increases communication and understanding among people.

One of the goals of SafeZone is to emphasize that all individuals will be treated and respected as human beings. Further, the program emphasizes that ignorance, bigotry, and harassment will not be tolerated in an environment of learning. The next session will be held on: Friday, June 1, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Diversity Learning Center conference room, please register at