Dance teams sought for half-time shows at basketball games

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The Byron Center Varsity, 5th, and 6th grade Dance Teams performed at half time at last Friday’s Basketball game – and the crowd that turned out to support the BC and GRCC teams was impressive.  Charlie Wells is looking forward to working with other dance and cheer teams who would like the opportunity to perform at halftime.  If you know someone who might be interested please e-mail or call him at 234-3992 or

Catch a recap of Friday’s game here.

First aid course targeted to construction trades industry

Prepare for and prevent medical emergencies in the construction trades industry with the First Aid/CPR Initial Certification course. This course covers primary assessment, heart problems, fractures, wounds and bandaging, stroke and shock management, eye injury, dislocation and splinting, obstructed airways, exposure to cold, control of bleeding, electrical injuries, back, head and neck injuries, epileptic seizures, and one-rescuer CPR. Sessions are scheduled for 6-10 p.m. March 11 and 18, 2013, at the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC. The cost is $60. To register, click here.

After completion, you will be certified in First Aid/CPR and will receive an official card. Initial certification expires two years after completion. To maintain certification, you must then take a recertification class. The next session is set for 6-10 p.m. February 28 at Tassell M-TEC for $50. To register, click here.

People’s Choice Award added to student photo exhibit

The GRCC Paul Collins Art Gallery is proud to announce it latest exhibit: Photo Student Exhibition. It runs through February 8, 2013, in the gallery on the fourth floor of Main. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and noon to 3 p.m. Fridays.

This year we have added to the excitement by including a People’s Choice Award.  GRCC students, faculty and staff are being asked to cast a vote for the three works they consider to be the “Best of Show.”  Each photograph and photo video is marked with an identifying number – simply write down the numbers of your top three choices on a ballot available from the Art Gallery Attendant and place it in the ballot box located on the reception desk. The winner will be the work that receives the most votes so there is no need to indicate first, second or third.  Ballots must be cast no later than Tuesday, February 5th at 7:00 p.m. to be counted.

Instructors are encouraged to bring their classes to the exhibit and to ask their students to vote – the success of the competition is dependant on everyone’s participation!

We also want to extend an invitation to you to join us at the Closing Reception And Awards Ceremony on: Wednesday, February 6th from 5:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M.

Our Photography Instructors and their students sincerely appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you there!

Celebrate Digital Learning Day with DLIT

Come and celebrate national Digital Learning Day with the department of Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies!

What: Donuts and Distance Learning & Blackboard and Bagels – Digital Learning Day
When: Wednesday, February 6 from 11:30 to 1:30
Where: Room 347 Main

The focus of this day is about engaging students, celebrating innovative faculty, inspiring great teaching, and creating better learning experiences to improve student success  through leveraging technology in the classroom!

For more information, click here.

Networks Matter 2.0 course starts February 12, 2013

Networks Matter 2.0 is designed to help those wanting to advance professionally, the unemployed or under-employed, and people with low to moderate technology skills. It provides the tools to build stronger professional relationships through communication, social networking and technology, and it also helps develop a strategy for developing a professional network.

The sessions feature group meetings, presentations, online activities and attendance at community events.

Classes run 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, starting February 12, 2013, at Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC. They cost $155 for the entire series or $49 for each module.  Click here to register.

Dental hygiene students seek patients for regional board exams

GRCC’s dental hygiene students are looking for students and staff members willing to serve as regional board examination patients. At this point, we are scheduling screenings to determine if people (ages 18 and older) coming to our clinic at 301 Cook will qualify for the exam. If they meet the criteria set by the examination organization and are willing to be in our clinic for the exam on April 18 or 19, they would qualify for a free cleaning.

If you’d like to help:

  1. Come in for a new patient screening  — it takes 15 to 30 minutes — so that we can see where you would best fit into our clinic. We are holding our next screenings at 2:15 and 2:45 p.m. January 30, 2013.
  2. Come right into the clinic reception area just to the right and across from the elevators on the third floor of Cook and let Sheryl know you are there for a screening. We’ll check your mouth and determine if you qualify for a free cleaning. If not, it’s still only $15 for GRCC students and $30 for staff to get a cleaning and bitewing x-rays.
  3.  After your screening, even if you don’t qualify for the board, you can schedule the cleaning itself with Sheryl for a day that fits your schedule. The cleanings are one hour and 45 minutes. If it’s been quite awhile, you will likely require more than one visit.
  4.  If you can’t be there January 30, call the clinic at 234-4237 and ask to schedule a new patient screening for another day.