Science and Math Advising Days October 14 and 15

Students thinking about, or well on their way to, a degree in math, physical science or biological sciences should plan to attend the
Science and Math Advising Days October 14 and 15, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. both days, on the third floor of the Science Building. Faculty from each department will be on hand to discuss a career in math or science, and provide advice on degree and transfer programs. For more information, click here.

GRCC In the News, 9-25-13

Man who masturbated in public at GRCC sentenced to prison for one day to life

Sept. 24, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — How long Grand Rapids Community College public masturbator Joseph Bryant spends in prison will be, to some degree, up to him.

Business Briefs Newsletter

Sept. 23, 2013; Business Update Publication

… Grand Rapids – Grand Rapids Community College was awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools designation from Victory Media, an honors’ list of top 20% of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and their spouses as students, and to ensure their success on campus.

Campus Dining Services offers new items

Campus Dining chefs are now transitioning all retail locations and catering services to 100% homemade gourmet soup selections. A large percentage of all selections will be made using Michigan produced products as we strive to promote local sourcing. The new soups will provide additional offerings to our customers with specific allergen requests.

The Quiet Cafe is now serving made to order doughnuts. Stop by for a hot and fresh doughnut with your coffee or take a dozen with you for the office.

Staff Development Introduces New Facilitator

The Employer’s Association has been invited to present four, two-part courses to GRCC Staff and Faculty. The Employers’ Association has provided training solutions to West Michigan organizations since 1939. Their training resources help supervisors and managers effectively communicate to others and “own” the decisions and assignments that they make. They teach leaders how to work with and through others, empowering managers to assume departmental shortcomings while allowing staff to claim individual successes. They help leaders understand their strengths, overcome their weaknesses and apply their knowledge in a very practical world.

The courses that are available through Staff Development are:

  • Conflict Strategies – Friday Oct 18, 2013 and Friday Oct 25, 2013 from 9-11 AM in Room 125 CSC
  • Effective Communication Skills – Friday Nov. 8, 2013 and Friday Nov. 15, 2013 from 9-11 AM in Room 103 Sneden
  • Powerful Presentation Skills – Thursday Jan. 16, 2014 and Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 from 9-11 AM in Room 103 Sneden
  • Feedback Fundamentals – Monday Feb. 3, 2014 and Monday Feb. 10, 2014 from 1-3 PM in Room 103 Sneden

Registration is available and detailed descriptions can be found at the following link:

Please contact Staff Development at ext. 4285 if you need registration assistance.


Join in on ArtPrize walk today

What are you doing around noon? Would you like to take an ArtPrize walk? The AMAZING Jodi Gee in our Wellness Department made a fun ArtPrize scavenger hunt for her students and is sharing it!

Let’s meet at noon in front of the GRCC Police Department and walk, enjoy the art and have a great time! Oh – and the places on the walk where it says run or jog, we’ll be walking (just don’t tell Jodi).

Wellness department holds body fat testing clinic in October

Mark your calendars, The Wellness Department is sponsoring another free body fat clinic to faculty, staff, and students.



Advanced Manufacturing courses kick off in October

The Advanced Manufacturing Series is an introduction or update for those in manufacturing or interested in manufacturing. You may take one workshop, a combination of workshops, or the entire series. If you successfully complete four core courses (16 hours) plus an additional four courses (12 to 16 hours), you will receive an Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing Certificate from GRCC.

Core Courses:

  • Lean Manufacturing Overview
  • Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing I
  • Basic Metrology – Using Precision Measurement Tools
  • Problem Solving – 8 Steps and 5 Whys

Elective Courses:

  • Manufacturing Terminology, Processes and Practices
  • Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing 2
  • Working Better in Teams
  • Sustainability – Greening the Workplace
  • Quality Products and Quality Management Systems
  • Statistical Process Control – SPC 1
  • Statistical Process Control – SPC 2

Courses start in October 2013. For more information or to register, click here.