GRCC In the News, 3-20-13

GRCC men’s basketball team poised to keep winning streak intact at national tourney

March 20, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS — After a five-hour bus ride, the Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team arrived in Danville, Ill. on Monday, March 18 to begin preparations for this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association Division II national tournament.

GRCC Race, Ethnicity and Identity Conference, March 25-28

March 19, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Grand Rapids — Latino voting in the 2012 election, “The Color of Christ,” and a roundtable discussion on Hispanic education in West Michigan will all be part of this year’s Race, Ethnicity and Identity Conference at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) March 25-28, sponsored by GRCC, its Social Sciences Department and the International Geographical Honor Society.

Learn, Connect, Explore at the TLT Showcase

The 7th annual Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase is TODAY!

Join your colleagues from 1-4 today (March 20th) in 108 Sneden Hall to learn something new, connect with faculty across campus, and to explore innovative ideas that integrate technology into teaching and learning.

Also, the “Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award” will be presented at 1:00.  Come to see who will win this year!

A few of the topics to be presented today include:

  • “Improving Accessibility in Blackboard” – Garry Brand.
  •  “Using Camtasia Videos to Improve Student Success” – Lisa Gloege.
  • “Video Analysis Labs for the New Online Physics 115” Andrew Vanden Heuvel.
  • “Wimba Voice for Quick and Easy Input” – Grace Schwanda.
  • “Webquests for Critical Thinking” – Melanie Forbes.
  • “Using a Tablet Computer in Teaching Mathematics” – Nancy Forrest.

For more information, please visit

Personal Trainer Certification Course starts April 2013

If you enjoy helping others and are passionate about good health, you could become a certified personal trainer!

GRCC’s Personal Trainer Certification Course gives you hands-on, interactive learning opportunities, including knowledge of overall wellness components. Our training prepares you to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) Certification exam. The exam fee and a one-year membership in the National Strength and Conditioning Association are included in the tuition. A competency-based, 36-hour internship gives you real-life skills application.

Many people who receive the NSCA Personal Trainer certification go on to work in an entry-level position at a fitness center, health club, or corporate wellness department. You can even start your own business!

Classes start April 29, 2013. To register, click here.

GRCC offers externships for faculty, staff

Did you know that GRCC now offers Faculty and Staff Externships? This is a great way to build your industry knowledge and gain professional development credit! The first externships will be awarded for Summer 2013 – but time is running out to apply. Applications are due March 30! Visit for more information and the application packet.