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 in the News – 9/26/12

Culinary students show off skills at GRCC competition
10:18 PM, Sep 25, 2012 | WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) – It was a night for local chefs-in-training to show off their skills at the 2012 Cascade Iron Chef competition. It’s a showcase for the skills of students at the Secchia Institute of Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Author of ‘The Other Wes Moore’ to speak at Davenport University
By Brian McVicar | Grand Rapids Press | September 25, 2012 at 10:49 AM

CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, MI — It’s a tale of two men who shared the same name and lived in the same city but took very different paths – one becoming one becoming a Rhodes Scholar and the other a convicted murder. […] Some students from Grand Rapids Community College are also reading the book, and Davenport is urging the public, as well as interested K-12 students, to attend Wes Moore’s discussion.  (More)

Policy Update Highlights – Foundation, Contributions, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Cut-off Date, Late Enrollment, Maximum Credit Load

9.3 Grand Rapids Community College Foundation (Full Policy Here)

  • There are no substantive changes to the policy.
  • The policy recognizes that the GRCC Foundation exists to support the College.
  • The GRCC Foundation’s By-Laws establish it as a Michigan non-profit organization that exists to support the College. The Policy indicates the dates the By-Laws were most recently modified.
  • GRCC employees, the GRCC Board of Trustees, and the GRCC Foundation Board of Directors should be aware of the policy.

9.10 Contributions to the College (Full Policy Here)

  • The primary changes to the policy include: 1) moving it from the “old” format to the “new format; and, 2) changing the numbering and associated sections/subsections (11.10 to 9.10).
  • The policy communicates the process for receiving and documenting gifts to the College.

6.24 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy Highlights (Full Policy Here)

  • The policy has been updated and modified to provide greater clarity to supervisors regarding concerning behaviors that may indicate substance abuse.
  • Provides students and employees with information regarding how to access community resources if they have a substance abuse problem.
  • Provides required warning regarding the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse to students and staff In compliance with the Clery Act.
  • Policy is required by the Drug-Free Workplace Act and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act
  • The use of alcohol on campus is prohibited unless specifically permitted for work or educational events or at the Heritage during regular hours.
  • Covered substances and exceptions are outlined in the policy
  • Identifies actions to be taken for refusal of pre-employment drug-screening

Admissions Cut-off Date (Full Policy Here)
GRCC will not accept new student applications five business days prior to the start of a semester.

  • Allows opportunity for academic advising
  • Allows more time to deliver other needed services to students

Blocking Late Enrollment (Full Policy Here)
GRCC will not allow students to enroll in a class after midnight of the day before the class meets for the second time.

  • Allows for limited swaps if the second class has not met
  • Promotes student responsibility and planning
  • Facilitates building a learning community from the start of a class

Maximum Student Credit Hour Load Per Semester (Full Policy Here)
Students who want to enroll in more than 18 hours in a semester must get permission from the appropriate Associate Dean.

  • Student success rates are negatively impacted when students enroll in too many credits in a given semester.