Free Blood Pressure Screening

Our Nursing Students will once again be offering free blood pressure screening around our campus.  This Thursday, October 11th from 3:30-4:30 they will be:

  • Science Building, First Floor
  • Student Center, 2nd floor across from the Raider Grille
  • 4th Floor Main, across from the elevators


Stop by and see why knowing your numbers is important to your health!

Wellness Group Classes Open

There is still time and space for you to participate in any of the 7 group exercise classes that we offer here at GRCC!  Feel free to drop in and see if this is something that you enjoy!  We would love to have you!  Here is a current list of our classes:


Feel free to call or email Julie Lenger with any questions!  x3490 or

My Degree Path – Explore. Plan. Learn. Graduate.

  With My Degree Path – Coming 10/15/12 – is a tool to help students stay on track to graduate.  Have your students ever wondered:

  • What classes do I still need to graduate?
  • What if I change my major?
  • How do I plan what courses to take next semester?

Students and advisers will be able to log into their Online Student Center accounts and review your coursework – past, present, and future – and evaluate which degree requirements have been completed and which remain.

How does My Degree Path work?
For students, My Degree Path will:

  • Provide real-time advice, 24/7 for students
  • Outline a path to graduation for a specific GRCC program
  • Allows for the creation of semester by semester degree plan
  • Provides self-service capabilities
  • Allows exploration of other GRCC programs (what if)
  • Allows direct access to multiple related services and advice

More information available at

Disability Support Services presents National Disability Awareness Month

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990 and was amended in 2008 (ADAAA.)  The Act protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination that may occur as a result of misconceptions, attitudinal barriers, and/or failure to provide appropriate accommodations, auxiliary aids, or services.  Obligations of colleges and universities are outlined under Title 2 of the ADA.

ADA definition of disability: Having a record of or being regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life.
Source: Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12102(2)

Major life activities include: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.
Source: 42 U.S.C. § 12102 (as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008)

Breakdown of specific reported disabilities in the US (source: U.S. Census 2000).

-9.3 million reported having a sensory disability involving sight or hearing.
-21.2 million reported having a disability that limits their ability to engage in basic physical activity such as walking, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting or carrying.
-12.4 million reported having a physical, mental or emotional condition that makes it difficult to learn, remember or concentrate.
-18.2 million reported their disability makes it difficult to venture outside the home.

People with disabilities constitute the nation’s largest minority group, and the only group any of us can become a member of at any time.  (Source: 2009 Disability Funders Network)

Next week: A chance to test your knowledge and win an Arts and Bevs gift certificate courtesy of Secchia Institute of Culinary Arts.

Honors Program Fall 2012 Open House

Students and employees are invited to attend the Honors Program Fall Open House on Tuesday, October 9th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. or 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Department of Experiential Learning, G2 Main Building Room 55. There you’ll find information about Winter 2013 honors courses and experiential learning programs and activities. Refreshments will be provided.