GRCC In the News, 9-10-13

Local athletes compete at collegiate level

Sept. 10, 2013; The Cadillac News

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Mackenzie Hurlburt (Cadillac H.S.) and Cameron Schmidt teamed up to help the Albion College women’s soccer team shut out Andrew University 6-0 on Wednesday.

… Freshman Katlyn Agren (Cadillac H.S.) has 22 kills through eight matches for Grand Rapids Community College’s women’s volleyball team.
The Raiders are currently 6-2 overall.

Men’s Golf in 6th after Day One at IWU

Sept. 9, 2013;

MARION, Ind. — The Taylor men’s golf team sits in 6th place after struggling on the first day of the Indiana Wesleyan Fall Invitational held at Meshingomesia Country Club today.

… Indiana Wesleyan leads the event after firing a 302 while Bethel and Grand Rapids Community College are tied for 2nd at 309.

Bostwick ramp roof level to be closed September 14

The roof level of the Bostwick ramp will be closed to all pedestrian and vehicular traffic on Saturday, September 14th, due to the final stage of the lighting project. Contractors will be installing new light poles. If there is an ADA accessibility concern, contact Campus Police at 234-4910 for an escort. Lower levels of the ramp will still be available for parking, enter off Bostwick and Fountain. Fifth level exit to Ransom will be accessible as well.

GRCC Arts Outreach starts Tiny Twinklers class

GRCC Arts Outreach music program is offering a general music class for 3 and 4 year olds on Fridays at 1pm in the Music Center starting September 20, 2013.

“Tiny Twinklers” is a class designed for pre-school aged children who are ready for a group activity, but not quite ready to begin a musical instrument.Students and their parents are introduced to foundational music skills in a fun and engaging way. These skills develop naturally into the Suzuki repertoire that is a part of any instrument in the Suzuki Method family. Included is the opportunity to explore some of the different instruments in an orchestra.

The class will be held on Fridays 1:00-1:45 pm on Sept.20-Nov. 22 (10 sessions) in the GRCC Music Center.  Cost is $100. Please email or visit the website for more info.

CTE Offering Saturday Workshops on September 21

The Center for Teaching Excellence would like to cordially invite all full-time and adjunct faculty to attend “Saturday with the CTE,” a special faculty professional development event on Saturday, September 21. That morning we are offering workshops on “Blackboard Basics,” “Creating Accessible Documents in Word and PowerPoint,” and “Promoting Active Learning.” The day will begin with a light continental breakfast from 8:00-8:30 in 349 Main, with the three workshops scheduled to begin at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 in 347 and 351 Main. You may sign up for one, two, or all three—we have set up separate registrations for each. All registrations are through the CTE registration site at While you are there, you can browse through our other learning opportunities for Fall. If you would like to read a description of any of the sessions, simply click on the “+” next to its name.

We know you are busy, but this will be a great opportunity to polish your skills while spending a Saturday morning with your colleagues from all across campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at or call us at 234-2278. We hope to see you there!

Sneden staff parking

In an effort to help us manage the increased volume of students parking in the Sneden Parking structure, we are asking/reminding all staff that park in the Sneden lot to first use up all available RESERVED parking spaces. There are 47 spaces under the parking structure that are reserved for employees and an additional 6 in the upper east corner of the lot near the Lettinga House. (Not all of the reserved signs specify “GRCC Employee” but that is what they are reserved for.) We will be adding 10 reserved signs near Mable Engle for those that work in that area or must attend a meeting in that building. It is understood that there may be times when all the reserved spaces are full with employee cars, and employees will need to park in the public spaces, but considering students can not park in the reserved spaces without receiving a parking citation we would like to make every effort to free up those open space for our students. Thank you for your assistance.