Information Technology Department hosts GMail discussions

Join the Information Technology Department for a lively GMail discussion! IT needs your input to ensure a smooth transition as we look toward a migration from GroupWise to GMail. A critical piece in this process is understanding and documenting how you use GroupWise.

Your input is crucial in identifying comparable solutions in GMail to satisfy your business process needs. IT wants to make you feel comfortable with this transition and to ensure that you have the tools you need moving forward. The discussions start this week; to sign up, click here.

Courses start in February 2013 for Certificate in Aging

Sessions start in February 2013 for those interested in receiving a Certificate in Aging.

The noncredit continuing education program is designed for health-care professionals and others working with older adults. This certificate program consists of four eight-hour classroom-based courses held on Saturdays from February 23 through April 27. Register by clicking here for the entire certificate program or for individual courses.

GRCC In the News, 12-3-12

Rising demand for associate’s degrees invigorates GRCC

November 30, 2012; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Getting an associate’s degree might be good enough.
Michigan State University’s annual survey by its Collegiate Employment Research Institute revealed big job opportunity gains have been made by those with associates degrees.

Finalists for Armen Oumedian’s Armen Awards announced

November 30, 2012; Kettering Magazine

November 29, 2012 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. North End Community Ministry, Family Promise and East Leonard Elementary are among the eight West Michigan organizations that will benefit from service learning projects designed by the finalists for Grand Rapids Community Colleges annual Armen Awards.

Review: ‘Next to Normal’ at Actors’ Theatre is intense, tender portrayal of struggling family

November 30, 2012; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI The current production at Actors Theatre may be called Next to Normal, but Id say its pretty darn close to fantastic.

Earn a Degree in Water from Grand Rapids Community College

November 29, 2012; WMEAC blog

Ever wonder what it takes to work in a water treatment facility? Students in West Michigan now have the opportunity to pursue a degree in Water Environmental Technology (WET) through an articulation agreement between Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and Delta College, located near Bay City, Michigan. There is also an agreement with Bay College in Escanaba, Michigan for a similar degree. The program is designed to prepare students for entry into the water and wastewater field, most often working for municipal treatment plants, but with opportunities existing in engineering firms, laboratories, and state and local agencies as well.