GRCC In the News, 7-30-13

GRCC instructor wins award for course design

July 29, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Grand Rapids Community College instructor has been recognized for using technology in outstanding course design, the college said in a news release.

GRCC professor receives two global awards for design

July 26, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Grand Rapids — A Grand Rapids Community College professor received two global awards for outstanding course design.

Change Ups: Bank earns diversity lender award

July 19, 2013; Grand Rapids Business Journal


Grand Rapids Community College English professor Mursalata Muhammad was recognized with Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s Champion Leadership Skills Award. Associate professor of English Katrina Katie Kalisz was honored for her piece “Viewing of the 14-Year-Old Girl’s Wake.”

Two more sports programs dropped by GRCC

July 29, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College announced Monday it will eliminate its men’s and women’s tennis programs.

Central Michigan QB job wide open heading into preseason camp, coach Dan Enos says

July 30, 2013; Central Michigan Life

Preseason camp kicks off on Monday and, for the first time in recent memory, the Central Michigan football is without a clear-cut leader at quarterback.

… At first glance, junior Cody Kater appears to be the obvious choice, a fifth-year journeyman who came to CMU in 2009. He has the most experience of the three, playing in two games last season as a backup to Ryan Radcliff and leading Grand Rapids Community College to a perfect 11-0 record in 2011 while throwing for 2,218 yards and 19 touchdowns in 10 games (GRCC won a game via forfeit).

Cook Academic Hall Phase 1 Construction Update

The fourth and fifth floors of Cook are being completely renovated, and the project is nearing completion! Furniture and equipment installation is scheduled for August 5 through 14, with finishing touches scheduled for the week of August 19. These floors will both be complete for the start of the fall semester!

The fourth floor will now support Nursing, the Occupational Therapy Assistant program and Workforce Training instruction with new bed labs, general-purpose learning environments and a state-of-the-art simulation lab. The Health Sciences Resources and Tutoring lab will be located on this floor, with expanded computer resources and study spaces for student use. There is also a secure room for breast feeding activities on the fourth floor available to GRCC students and employees.

The fifth floor will have 12 general-purpose classrooms and several smaller study spaces and breakout rooms for small group use. The Reading, Writing and Language Arts Tutoring Lab will also be located on this floor, with expanded computer lab services for individuals and entire classes. Two new computer labs have been added!

Both floors will now have a business center, providing faculty with access to computers, phone and printing resources close to classrooms!
Restroom facilities on both floors have been completely renovated as well.