GRCC In the News, 4-16-13

GRCC raises tuition 5.1 percent, citing potential enrollment decline, increased costs from Obamacare

April 15, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Tuition is going up next fall for students at Grand Rapids Community College.

Western Michigan University student wins Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition

April 15, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A Western Michigan University student is the first-prize winner in Opera Grand Rapids 2013 Collegiate Vocal Competition.

… The other finalists for the 2013 Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition in Division I were:

  • Emalie Huber of Grand Valley State University.
  • Zachary Lutes of Grand Rapids Community College.
  • Chelsea LaJoye of Calvin College.
  • Sarah Mikulski of Western Michigan University.
  • Brian Schneider of Western Michigan University.
  • Ema Katrovas of Western Michigan University.

AlienVault Releases Industry’s First Unified Security Management Virtual Appliance

April 16, 2013; (South Carolina)

SAN MATEO, Calif. — AlienVault, the leading Unified Security Management provider committed to making security visibility complete, simple and affordable, today announced the release of the first AlienVault Unified Security Management™ (USM) virtual appliance. AlienVault’s USM platform is a collection of the best open source tools for asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, threat detection, behavioral monitoring and security intelligence. These essential security capabilities — all included in the new USM virtual appliance — are pre-integrated and tuned to provide complete security visibility and threat management through an easy-to-use management console. A free trial of the USM virtual appliance is available immediately for download from the company’s website, and affordable new pricing options put USM within easy reach of any security budget.

… “I love the new interface on AlienVault’s USM virtual appliance, and immediately noticed the improvements to the HIDS capability,” said Mike Ahrendt, Security Officer for Grand Rapids Community College. “I’ve been using AlienVault for quite awhile, and have always appreciated how the USM solution allows us to get a quick picture of everything going on in our environment. It would be hard for me to name a better product for security operations.”

Muskegon Community College recap: Softball team tops .500 mark

April 15, 2013;  MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — The softball team at Muskegon Community College was able to dodge the raindrops and snowflakes to move its record above the .500 mark.

… GOLF: MCC will be looking to post a second consecutive tournament win when it returns to action Monday for the Grand Rapids Community College Invitational at Egypt Valley Country Club, weather permitting. MCC also plays Friday at the Western Conference meet at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Ind.


GRCC golf team wins tournament

Congratulations to the GRCC golf team as they won their own tournament Monday held at Egypt Valley CC. A total of nine teams took part in the tourney with the Raiders defeating runner-up Muskegon CC by eleven strokes. Also congratulations to GRCC golf Kory Roberts as he won his second consecutive tournament shooting a 74. The 7th ranked Raiders are playing at Thornapple Pt G.C. today in the Calvin Invitational.

Mathematics Seminar looks at developmental math

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department will host its last Mathematics Seminar of the 2012 – 2013 academic year on Tuesday, April 23, 3:00 – 4:00 PM in 107 Cook.  This seminar features a panel of GRCC instructors, including Betsy McKinney, Andrea Hayes, Shanna Goff, Linda Spoelman, Dominic Mattone and Paul Miltgen.  Please see the title and abstract for more information.

Our April seminar should appeal to anyone who teaches or plans to teach, as the topics to be discussed apply to students of all ages and to areas beyond the realm of mathematics.  Faculty who teach developmental Mathematics and English, and students who plan to teach at any level, are encouraged to attend.  As is always the case with our seminars, everyone is welcome.

Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 PM.

Teaching Developmental Mathematics: It’s Not Just About Math!

 Across the state and the country, the need for developmental mathematics courses is growing as more students are entering college underprepared.   These students bring a unique set of challenges, skills, and experiences to the classroom.  After a brief overview of current trends in developmental education, a diverse panel of experienced developmental mathematics teachers will discuss the various challenges they encounter when teaching the developmental student.  Topics will also include best practices in the developmental classroom, technology in the developmental classroom, and the “other” skills developmental educators teach their students.  Time will also be given for the audience to ask questions of the panel.