DLIT believes your course is exemplary — so submit it to the Blackboard Exemplary Course Award program

We know you have an exemplary course in Blackboard, and it’s time for you to be recognized!

The 2013 Blackboard Catalyst Awards are open for nominations, and the Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies Department wants to encourage faculty to submit their courses to the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program. Last year, one of our own faculty members was recognized, and we’d like to have more courses honored in 2013.

We will even help you! We can help you with instructional design questions and even take the time to look at your course using the Blackboard Exemplary Course Rubric with you — just contact us at dlit@grcc.edu. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2013.

For more information, click here.

Raider Salute to Anna Maria Clark


GRCC students during a campus visit to Michigan State University.

GRCC students during a campus visit to Michigan State University.

TRiO Student Support Services would like to give a Raider Salute to Anna Maria Clark for the great job she did organizing campus visits to Grand Valley State and Michigan State universities.


She worked diligently with each school to provide the students with the opportunity to gain the information they needed to transfer smoothly to their four-year schools.

Thank you, Anna, for all you do!

The Collegiate seeks news editor

There are only two days left to apply for The Collegiate student newspaper’s paid news editor position.

The news editor will work closely with the editor-in-chief to cover the GRCC community, edit and assign stories, produce the print editions and magazine, and update the website and social media. The news editor will be required to take either Journalism 251 or Journalism 252, both meeting 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Even if the student has taken both classes, his or her presence will still be required in the newsroom during those times.

The student in the position will received two checks of $500 during the semester.

If you know of an interested student, have him or her contact Justin Dawes at collegiate@grcc.edu for an application, which must be turned in by December 13, 2012.

Dental Assisting Club’s sale proves popular

How can you tell that the Dental Assisting Club’s toothbrush and white-strip sale is going well? Club members have sold out of their second item: The Crest Professional Strength Whitestrips are no longer available.

Here’s what’s still on sale:

  • Oral-B Advantage Control Grip adult toothbrushes, compact head (35 available only — 40 sold out).
  • Oral-B children’s sizes, Stage 3 and Stage 4.

Toothbrushes may be purchased by the dozen or half-dozen orders only: $10 for a dozen and $5 for a half-dozen. We accept cash or checks made out to GRCC. Email Julie Bera at jbera@grcc.edu to place your order and schedule a pick up or delivery for exam week.

Certificate in Aging courses begin February 2013

The Certificate in Aging is a noncredit continuing education program 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, 2013, through April 27. Register for the entire certificate program or for individual courses. To register, click here.