FIRST Game of the Women’s Volleyball Regular Season Tonight (Corrected)

[Corrected] The GRCC women’s volleyball team will open up their 2012 home season tonight at the Ford Fieldhouse at 6:30 p.m. against Lake Michigan College.  Staff and students are welcome at no charge.  This season promises to be a very good year.  Our team has already been successful on the road this year against several of the top 10 rated teams in the Nation.

Working Together to Save the Environment and the Budget With Energy Conservation

Grand Rapids Community College understands the effect of energy consumption on both the environment and the budget. With the cost of energy rising and environmental concerns growing, the college is proactively limiting energy consumption whenever and wherever possible.

The energy conservation program is designed to reduce utility energy consumption primarily when buildings are unoccupied. However, it also seeks to make students, faculty and staff more conscientious with conservation procedures for thermostats, lighting, computers and other resource-consuming systems.

By all of us working together, GRCC can become a model of thoughtful stewardship, not only of natural resources and the environment, but also taxpayer and tuition dollars. At the following link you will find energy guidelines, which outline some of the methods and procedures to reduce energy consumption in campus buildings.

Since GRCC began the program in May of 2008, the college has reduced energy consumption by 18.9% which totals $3,390,323 dollars in savings. That reduction translates into the equivalent of 16,984 tons of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere, or 3,048 passenger cars removed from the road, or 434,415 trees planted.

If you have a question about the GRCC Energy Program please email

GRCC in the News – 9/11/12

GRCC faculty association still negotiating on salary schedules, evaluations
Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 8:05 AM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A tentative faculty contract at Grand Rapids Community College is expected to be ratified before the end of the year, but two significant issues need clarification before that happens, the head of the college’s faculty association said.  (More)

Teacher Education Seminars for Fall 2012 Semester

GRCC’s Education Department offers seminars throughout the semester aimed at helping educators improve their skills and connect professionally in their field.  Two of the upcoming offerings scheduled have been determined:

Back to the Basics…Be Nice: A proactive approach to preventing bullying
Tuesday, 9/18/12 | 3:30-5:00pm | Room 120 ATC

Transfer Fair
10/10/12 | 2:00-3:30pm | Room 234 SCC (Multi-Purpose Room)

What are you Made of? Body Composition Clinic – Sponsored by the Wellness Department

Mark your calendars for October 16th, from 11am – 4pm. The Wellness Department will be hosting a Body Composition Clinic. This is a free event for all faculty, staff, and students. No appointments necessary, just drop in between 11am – 4pm to the cage in the Ford Fieldhouse to get your test done. Come hydrated for accurate results. Contact Jodi Kuyt with any questions.

More information in this flyer.