International Guitar Series Presents Chris Proctor

The GRCC International Guitar Series presents Chris Proctor-Steel string guitar for the New World.

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall, Room 200, GRCC Music Center (corner of Ransom and Lyon)

Admission: $10 General Public, $7 Students and Seniors

Parking is available in the GRCC Bostwick Parking Ramp (enter from Ransom). Guest parking vouchers will be available for $1. One reviewer recently tried to capture the essence of Chris Proctor’s music:

“What to call his unique melange of styles? There’s an aspect of Americana in the echoes of Appalachian and old-timey styles that are apparent in just about every track, but there are also elements of jazz, Celtic folk, and a dash of blues in here somewhere. What Proctor does is create guitar music that reflects the whole heritage of the instrument and still has his own distinct stamp — a tall order, but he’s up to the job”

More information available here.

GRCC Wellness Class Hosting Special Olympics Young Athletes

WE 157 Class – Elementary Games and Rhythms will be hosting Special Olympics Young Athletes this year! This program is designed to help improve physical, cognitive, and social skills through the introduction of sports.  Please see attached fliers for session dates and information.  If you know of any intellectually disabled kids between the ages of 2-7, this program is free for them to participate in!  Call the Area 11 Special Olympics office to register, 616-583-1202.

Learning Opportunities from Staff Development for Meet & Confer Employees and their Supervisors

During the months of September and October, Staff Development and Human Resources will co-facilitate several sessions introducing the pay for performance evaluation process for Meet & Confer employees.

Performance management is about creating a work environment that helps GRCC meets its goals. Our performance evaluation tool is intended to engage employees and inspire greater employee commitment, clarify roles and responsibilities and hold our employees accountable, and improve the overall performance of GRCC and our goals for student success. The ‘M & C Pay for Performance’ session will be an overview of the pay for performance evaluation system. Continue reading

GRCC in the News – 9/13/12

Local student earns Garden Club scholarship
September 13, 2012 | The Rockford Squire

Shelley Plambeck presents an award certificate to Brent Willett of Cedar Springs High School. Willett was the Rockford Garden Club’s 2012 scholarship recipient. The scholarship award was $1,000. Willett plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College in the fall for two years, then on to Michigan State University. He will be majoring in agribusiness management along with agriculture food and natural resources education.  (More)

St. Cecilia Music Center, with music as art, is ArtPrize 2012’s biggest Exhibition Center
Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 7:23 AM | Grand Rapids Press | By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – ArtPrize 2012 is an art exhibition and competition, so naturally there’s a lot to see. […] The prize winners will be chosen by the popular vote on the ArtPrize website and announced at the Top 10 ArtPrize Announcement Ceremony. Sponsors of the awards include Grand Rapids Community College and Compucraft.  (More)

Blackboard Product Roadmap Webinar Invitation

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Get a glimpse of Blackboard Learn’s product plans for the remainder of 2012 and beyond by attending this webinar!

Free! No registration required…

  • What – Product Roadmap Webinar
  • When – September 13, Thursday at Noon
  • Where – 351 Main

The roadmap session will provide insight into the future development directions for Blackboard Learn – including the Course Delivery, Community Engagement, Content Management, and Outcomes Assessment modules. Blackboard will also discuss how their roadmap is preparing to meet the requirements of emerging trends in education, including Social Learning and Digital Content.