GRCC Welcomes MQA Site Visit Team to Campus

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This morning, GRCC’s visit by the Site Visit Team from the Michigan Quality Council kicked off with remarks by Dr. Ender in the ATC Auditorium.  The Site Visit Team will be on campus from Sept 10 to Sept 12. During their visit they will “verify and clarify” the information we cited in our Michigan Quality Leadership Award application last spring. The application process is a requirement of our accreditation process for the North Central Association/Higher Learning Commission.  More information available here.

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GRCC Library is Looking for Your Favorite Banned Books

Every year, the American Library Association sponsors a Banned Books Week to celebrate the freedom to read and the First Amendment. Last year, the library curated a digital collection of staff and student favorite banned book titles and it was so successful, we want to do it again! This year we will be extending the collection by curating it across the library’s blog, Facebook page, Pinterest and Tumblr accounts. We’ll be curating the collection through the month of October.

If you’d like to participate, please submit by September 25: the book title, author, and a paragraph or two about why you love that particular banned book to Lisa Rabey. Please feel free to submit more than one title! We will also accept multiple submissions on the same book since everyone has a different perspective.

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GRCC in the News – 9/10/12

Forum will examine how anti-discrimination policies affect Grand Rapids’ LGBT community
Published: Friday, September 07, 2012, 6:03 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is hosting a public hearing on Sept. 19 for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to discuss how they’ve been affected by anti-discrimination policies. The hearing is taking place at Sneden Hall at Grand Rapids Community College’s DeVos Campus, 415 Fulton SE. Co-hosted by the Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission, the meeting runs from 4-6 p.m.  (More)

Montcalm Community College and GVSU sign reverse transfer agreement
Published: Sunday, September 09, 2012, 5:33 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

SIDNEY, MI — Students who’ve transferred to Grand Valley State University from Montcalm Community College without graduating can now earn their associate’s degree. […] Known as a reverse transfer, GVSU has similar agreements in place with Grand Rapids Community College, Muskegon Community College and Macomb Community College.  (More)

Celebrate Constitution Day – 9/18/12

Celebrate Constitution Day with us on Tuesday, September 18 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the ATC Auditorium!  Please encourage your students to attend as well.  The event will feature GRCC Political Scientists in a panel discussion.  Additionally, students will have the opportunity to register to vote and attendees will receive a FREE pocket constitution!  (And really, shouldn’t we all have one of those!?)