GRCC In the News, 7-31-13

GRCC announces closing of men’s and women’s tennis programs

July 30, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Grand Rapids — Grand Rapids Community College will close its men’s and women’s tennis programs due to low participation.

Local siblings part of new CW7 show

July 30, 2013; WWMT

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) The popular Hunger Games books have inspired a new cut-throat reality show and a brother and sister from West Michigan are right in the thick of it.

… Brother and sister James and Rebecca Wallington of Grand Rapids are one of those teams.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but James Wallington is a GRCC alumnus.)

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2013 unveils 30-plus cocktails featuring Woodford Reserve Bourbon

July 30, 2013; MLive

What’s dinner without a cocktail or two? Or 30?

… I was part of a judging crew at the Secchia Institute at Grand Rapids Community College that sampled finalists in two categories: “Best Manhattan” cocktail and “Best Creative” cocktail.

Paddling Grand Rapids: So much water, so many choices

July 30, 2013;

Jeff Neumann likes to take the guesswork out of paddling by eliminating complications that can muddy waters for some, particularly if they are new to the sport. Finding still-water bays full of turtles and ducks, or swift-water riffles for a little excitement, are just part and parcel of what he does for a living.

… “We’ve met some really interesting people,” said (Jeff) Neumann, who launched his venture this spring after retiring from a 25-year teaching position at Grand Rapids Community College. “People like knowing we are picking them up and dropping them off at their door.”

COLUMN: Could redshirt freshman QB Cooper Rush be the guy?

July 31, 2013; Central Michigan Life

It was a simple question, one trying to separate the three possible candidates for starting quarterback into two categories.

… Keep in mind, (Cody) Kater has been around the CMU program for a while now. Recruited by Butch Jones in 2009, he was redshirted his freshman season. Then Jones left for Cincinnati and Kater willingly followed, much to his detriment (he later admitted he went to Cincy for all the wrong reasons). Since then, he’s started at Grand Rapids Community College and served as backup to Ryan Radcliff.

Construction Update – Cook and Main!

We’re starting to move back in! Furniture and equipment installs are scheduled to begin Monday, August 5. Please be aware that we will need to share elevators with students, staff, construction crews and installers. Employees and students can still utilize the elevators, however, we want you to be aware of the multi-use during this time.

If there are any physical or health concerns for staff or students who are unable to use the elevator during this time, please contact Disability Support at 234-4140 or Campus Police at 234-4010.

There’s still time to learn a language online

Learn a language online, on your own time, with your own instructor!

Whether you need help with English as a second language, or need to learn a language for business travel or travel for fun, GRCC’s partnership with Ed2Go can get you talking! Classes begin every month and are completely online! Each class is only $109!

We offer special courses for specific occupations like, Spanish for Law Enforcement, or Spanish for Medical Professionals. And just for teachers: Spanish in the Classroom, An Introduction to Teaching ESL/EFL, Enhancing Language Development in Childhood, Practical Ideas for the Adult ESL/EFL Classroom, Teaching ESL/EFL Grammar, Teaching ESL/EFL Reading, and Teaching ESL/EFL Vocabulary.

Other course titles include:

  • Beginning Conversational French.
  • Conversational Japanese.
  • Easy English 1, 2, 3.
  • Grammar for ESL.
  • Instant Italian.
  • Speed Spanish 1, 2, 3.
  • Writing for ESL.

To register, click here.

Main Building Construction Update

Phase 1 of the Main Building project includes fire suppression, HVAC work and a more significant renovation of the second floor to support Business Department instruction. The window replacement project is also well under way around the building!

  • Interior work on the third through fifth floors will be complete by the start of the fall semester.
  • A portion of the second floor, which includes three new computer labs for the Business Department, will be ready by the start of the fall semester.  The west wing will still be closed for a few weeks, and we will move classes into those spaces as soon as possible!
  • Window and fire protection work will continue throughout the school year and will be coordinated for evening and weekend activity.