GRCC In The News 10-16-12

Students connect with West Michigan manufacturers at job fair
MLive October 15, 2012 at 8:22 PM
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A tooling and manufacturing student at Grand Rapids Community College, Joshua King wants to make sure his investment in higher education pays off.

Students, alums invited to career fair.  Set for Tuesday at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids
15 Oct 2012, 3:28 PM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – About 180 employers will be at a job fair designed for college students and alumni in downtown Grand Rapids Tuesday.  The fair at DeVos Place is free but only open to current students and alums who are looking for jobs and internships.

Kendal Interdisciplinary Work with SICE

The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education recently partnered for an interdisciplinary project with Kendall College of Art and Design.  Students in Dr. Kymberli Flanagan’s Purchasing course worked with Professor Lee Davis’ Senior Studio-B Students to develop Culinary Demonstration Kitchens that were paired with international genres of food and dining tradition.

Kendal’s Senior Studio B, a design studio Capstone style class, met with the Purchasing student teams.  Each team was given a theme and the design class teams came up with several show kitchen designs to match the themes: Pacific rim, Mediterranean, Italian, Spanish, Bakery, etc.

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Leadership Institute Applications Due This Friday

If you’ve been thinking about this professional development opportunity, please apply now!

Whether you are a entering a new leadership role, or aspiring to become a leader one day, this Institute is designed for you.  This Institute, open to all employee groups, focuses on leadership development as well as addressing the unique challenges of a community of higher education. Our facilitators include both internal and external experts in the field, including Varnum Consulting and Executive Excellence.  For more information and application material, please see

Leadership Applications are due 10/19/2012.

Transportation Available to See Wes Moore Live at Davenport University

See One Book One College Author Wes Moore live at Davenport University October 17, at 7PM.  There are two ways you can catch this event.

1. Take the free shuttle from GRCC.  A Rapid bus will be available to transport the first 40 students, faculty or staff that are interested in attending the event. The bus will leave from Fountain Street, between Ransom Ave. & Library Plaza (right next to the Public Library), at 6:15 p.m. It will then head back to GRCC from Davenport University 15 minutes following the presentation. There is no charge to ride the bus for this event.

2. Catch the LIVE Video Streaming at GRCC in the:

  • Calkins Science Center (CSC ) Auditorium, Room 348
  • Applied Technology Center (ATC) Banquet Rooms 118 & 120

SCHOLARfest 2012 Video

The GRCC Foundation 6th Annual Fundraiser “SCHOLARfest” took place on October 11, 2012 and honored Fred & Linn Keller for their long time support of GRCC. The evening included exquisite cuisine and amazing performances by the faculty and students of our Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, Music and Performing Arts Departments. All event proceeds will benefit GRCC Foundation Scholarships.
2012 SCHOLARfest Event Video
2012 SCHOLARfest (Fred & Linn Keller) Presentation Video
Thank you to the SCHOLARfest Honorary Committee and to all of our Sponsors!
SCHOLARfest 2012 Honorary Committee:
John & Marie Canepa
Dave & Karen Custer
Jay & Amy Dunwell
Steve & Karen Ender
Jim & Kathy Hackett
Win & Kyle Irwin
Mike & Sue Jandernoa
Chris & Joan Panopoulos
Dr. Luis Tomatis & Gretchen Minnhaar
Dave & Carol Van Andel
Mike & Sue Van Gessel
Peter Wege
Tom & Joyce Wisner

THANK YOU to the following SCHOLARfest 2012 Sponsors!
Aquinas College
Autocam Corporation
Nancy & Jim Ayres
Cascade Engineering
Custer, Inc.
Michael & Sherryl Despres
Geneva Capital Management Ltd.
Grand Rapids Rowing Association
Grand Valley State University
J.C. Huizenga
Mike & Sue Jandernoa
Jim & Debbie Marosi
MLIVE Media Group
MSU – College of Human Medicine
David & Carol Van Andel Foundation
Veolia Energy Grand Rapids LLC
Wege Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
Tom & Joyce Wisner
Wolverine Coil Spring
Wolverine World Wide Foundation

Final ORS Retirement Reform Sessions Held This Week

The final two “ORS Retirement Reform” sessions will be presented next week on Monday and Tuesday in the ATC Auditorium. Staff Development has moved the location to a larger venue for both sessions, so that all who wish to attend will have a seat. If you have not participated in this informational session, please come. No appointment is necessary.


Monday, October 15, 2012

3:30-4:30 PM

Room 168 ATC


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

3:00-4:00 PM

Room 168 ATC

Math Seminar: To Infinity and Beyond

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department will host its second monthly Mathematics Seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year on Tuesday, October 23, 3:00 – 4:00 PM in 109 Cook.  The infinite has awed and inspired human thought for millennia.  Our speaker, GRCC Mathematics Adjunct Instructor and Professional Tutor Kelly Rozin, will present “To Infinity and Beyond.”  This talk will be accessible to a wide audience and has the potential to promote significant discussion amongst students and faculty.  Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 PM.

“To Infinity and Beyond”

A great poet, William Blake, once wrote, “To see the world in a grain of sand, and see heaven in a wild flower, to hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.” One might think that these words are silly a paradox that can never exist, but others might think it’s possible. Can you really hold infinity in the palm of your hand? Is it tangible? Does it exist? This talk will go into the discovery and history of infinity and what it actually means to be infinite. It will also describe the different methods of proving infinity’s existence and how it is used in the world of mathematics and our everyday lives.

Flu Shot Clinic

Flu injections will be provided to GRCC staff (excluding students on Monday, October 29, 2012, between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM in the Bookstore (1st floor – Student Community Center).  The cost to staff will be $17 cash or check payable to “GRCC.”  Flu shots will be administered by Spectrum Health Visiting Nurses.

Staff who receive flu shots may register for a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards for the GRCC Bookstore. Priority Health participants must bring their Priority Health cards in order for Spectrum Health to bill on your behalf.  WMHIP and MESSA do not provide reimbursement for flu shots administered at GRCC.  If you have any questions about the clinic, please contact Jan Benham at 234-3905 or  Specific questions about insurance coverage are to be directed to Maria Herrera-Belmares at 234-4052 or