GRCC In the News, 4-25-13

GRCC service learning projects up for $5,250 in awards

April 25, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College will honor several community learning projects that saw students partner with businesses and nonprofits and to further their education.

Six inducted into Comstock High School’s fourth Athletic Hall of Fame class

April 24, 2013; MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI — Comstock High School inducted six new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday night at Western Michigan University’s Fetzer Center.

… Dave Warmack Class of 1966

Dave Warmack earned 9 varsity letters in football, baseball and track during his time in Comstock. He was a 4-year starter on the varsity football team and earned all conference status his junior and senior year. He had a remarkable batting average in baseball his senior year at .455. After high school, Dave took his football talents to Grand Rapids Community College and was a 2-way starter at FB and LB.

Blackboard Expands Support for Retention Efforts with Early Warning Analytics

April 24, 2013;

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Blackboard Inc. has unveiled a new release of its flagship learning management system (LMS) that includes a tool to help instructors identify and engage at-risk students based on course activity patterns that correlate with student success. The feature makes it easier for instructors with limited time to find effective ways to improve student retention and outcomes.

… “Effectively tracking student performance and proactively taking action on at-risk students are challenges for instructors,” said Eric Kunnen , director of distance learning and instructional technologies at Grand Rapids Community College. “Improving student retention is an institutional priority and tools like the Retention Center empower faculty to easily identify and intervene to support student success.”

Great(er) Grand Rapids Garbage Tour

April 23, 2013; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Find out where your garbage goes! The Garbage Tour takes you on a five and a half hour educational journey of the main facilities in Kent County that deal with post-consumer waste, i.e., garbage.

Grand Rapids area dining guide: downtown

April 25, 2013; MLive

We appreciate and Grand Rapids Press readers’ help to make our Dining Guide the best it can be. Please share the latest restaurant openings and closings with us at Menu offerings and hours periodically change, so please call the restaurant first if you don’t want surprises.

… The Heritage Restaurant Located in the Applied Technology Center at Grand Rapids Community College, this dining spot offers hands-on experience for culinary students as well as an exceptional menu. Open during selected times September through mid-April and for lunch May-June. 151 Fountain St. NE, 234-3700, $-$$$

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