GRCC In the News, 9-4-13

U.S Sen. Debbie Stabenow to promote investing in job training during GRCC appearance

Sept. 3, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow is to appear Wednesday at Grand Rapids Community College to promote a plan to grow the number of businesses participating in Michigan’s New Jobs Training Program.

Sen. Stabenow coming to W. Mich. to promote job training

Sept. 3, 2013; WWMT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Senator Debbie Stabenow is coming to West Michigan, promoting legislation aimed at training job-seekers. She will be at Grand Rapids Community College on Wednesday afternoon for the New Skills for New Jobs act.

Teachers Experimenting with Google Glass to Energize Ed

Sept. 3, 2013;

As the use of technology grows in the education sector, Google, among other technology companies, is keen to attract students and teachers to its products and services. Google has committed to innovation that it sees as a game-changer in education with Google Glass, a wearable device that puts the power of a computer on an optical display for the user.

Andrew Vanden Heuvel, a high school science teacher in Michigan, was selected by Google to purchase one of the Glass devices for $1,500 and use it as an early Explorer user of the new technology. Vanden Heuvel is using Google Glass to virtually take his students to amazing places in the world to learn about physics, science, math and more, according to Todd R. Weiss of Eweek:

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Andrew Vanden Heuvel teaches at GRCC.)

CW’s reality series ‘Capture’ resumes tonight without Grand Rapids siblings in the game

Sept. 3, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — On CW’s reality series “Capture,” Grand Rapids siblings James and Rebecca Wallington were riding high at the end of the fourth episode of the show inspired by the film “The Hunger Games.”

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

Game Notes: Central Michigan vs. New Hampshire

Sept. 3, 2013;

… (Cody) Kater transferred to CMU from Grand Rapids Community College, where he guided the Raiders to a perfect 11-0 record in 2011, directing an offense that averaged 50 points and 509 yards per game.

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