Congratulations, Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship recipients!

On Friday, August 23rd, the Education Department hosted the annual Teachers of Tomorrow Scholarship Luncheon to honor 2013-2014 scholarship recipients. These students were Tarah Bertsch, Karianne Brown, Amber DeWater, Mayra Gracia, Samantha Kooiman, Ashley Malin, Tanveer Mangat, Jordan Porter-Kolend, Michelle Radofski, Holly Reil, Carol Rottman, Kendra Sederholm, Amber Van Dillen, Kathryn Vandenberg, and Evelyn Zurita. These exceptional students are held to very high expectations during the year. They must attend Teacher Education Seminars, provide reflections for the Teacher Education Newsletter, volunteer in area schools, meet throughout the year with the Teacher Education Support Coordinator, and keep their grades up. Congratulations to this years scholarship recipients!

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GRCC In the News, 8-29-13

Award-winning GRCC faculty member explains her teaching philosophy

Aug. 28, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Judy Jankowski likens teaching to mission work.

The longtime Grand Rapids Community College psychology instructor wants all of her students to benefit from her class, whether it’s through new bonds formed with classmates or learning a new concept that helps them see the world in a new way.

GRCC hosts combat boot exhibit by Volunteers of America Michigan

Aug. 28, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Grand Rapids — Grand Rapids Community College will host a display of combat boots that women veterans have decorated to share their stories of military service on Sept. 5.

Nine MAC programs return starting QBs

Aug. 28, 2013; (Mid- American Conference blog)

Consistency at the quarterback position will be a key storyline among MAC programs this fall. Nine programs will enter the season with returning starting quarterbacks: Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois), KeithWenning (Ball State), Tyler Tettleton (Ohio), Terrance Owens (Toledo), Matt Schilz (Bowling Green), Tyler Benz (Eastern Michigan), Mike Wegzyn (UMass), Tyler Van Tubbergen (Western Michigan) and Joe Licata (Buffalo).

… Only four programs will see a new starter under center — Akron, Central Michigan, Kent State and Miami.

… Central Michigan: Junior Cody Kater won the starting duties during training camp as CMU lost three-year starter Ryan Radcliff to graduation. Kater transferred from Grand Rapids Community College with two years of eligibility remaining.

What they’re saying: Central Michigan’s Zurlon Tipton on Doak Walker, Maxwell watch lists

Aug. 28, 2013; MLive

“He’s not going to run out of bounds.”

… In case you missed the story on our website, new QB Cody Kater has completed his journey from Montague to Cincinnati to GRCC and now Central Michigan. Kater is looking forward to his first career start Saturday at Michigan.

Service Learning: Professional Development

Are you interested in having Service Learning be a part of your class room? Please think about signing up for the following learning sessions:

  • Introduction to Service Learning. Friday, September 6th, 9:15-10:15am
  • Teaching Service Learning. Friday, September 13th, 9:15-10:15am
  • Logistical and Legal Considerations of Service Learning. Friday, September 20th, 9:15-10:15am

You can register for these events through GRCC Center for Teaching Excellence.

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing course set for September 2013

Industry uses Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing to specify contractual requirements. Unfortunately, many people within industry have a flawed or incomplete understanding of the subject.

The Basic Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing course builds competence to correctly apply and interpret the rules, definitions, principles and symbols per the American National Standard, ASME Y14.5 – 2009, in only two days! This course provides a common language to improve communication, so set-up requirements and tolerance zones are clearly understood by all.

Topics include:

  • the rules, definitions, and symbols of ASME Y14.5-2009.
  • specified feature control frames.
  • specified datum reference frames.
  • the shape, size, and location of tolerance zones.
  • features size requirements given specified tolerances.

The course runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 24 and 25, 2013, at Leslie. E Tassell M-TEC. The registration fee is $585. For more information, click here.

CPR, first aid course for health-care professionals set for September 2013

GRCC’s Healthcare Provider CPR course uses both the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider curriculum and the Heartsaver First Aid curriculum.

The BLS course is designed to teach health-care professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

The Heartsaver First Aid course is designed to meet OSHA regulations and teach basic first aid skills, such as stopping bleeding and helping someone with a possible broken bone or sprain.

Nurses and dental professionals are able to earn up to six continuing education units for the course.

The class is scheduled for 3-9 p.m. September 16 in the Lakeshore campus’s Midtown Center. To register, click here.