GRCC In the News, 10-23-13

Play Director Defends Nudity On GRCC Stage

Oct. 22, 2013; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — A theatrical performance at Grand Rapids Community College is receiving criticism from some community members and a concerned board trustee for its controversial nature that included a nude actor on stage.

Morningside’s Young ties for first at Whistling Straits

Oct. 22, 2013; Sioux City Journal (Iowa)

KOHLER, Wis. — Matt Young of Morningside College finished in a three-way tie for first in the Kohler Collegiate Classic, which concluded Tuesday at Whistling Straits.

Young fired a 1-over 73 in Tuesdays second round and finished at 149, the same as Jared Multer of Grand Rapids Community College and Blake Vinson of Texas Wesleyan.

College notebook: KCC soccer cancels remainder of season

Oct. 22, 2013; Battle Creek Enquirer

The Kellogg Community College women’s soccer team has canceled the remainder of its season, citing a rash of season-ending injuries that have left the Lady Bruins short-handed.

… KCC volleyball closing out the season

… If KCC defeated Ancilla and beats host Grand Rapids CC in Thursday’s regular season finale, it would still needed a loss by Lansing CC to force a three-way tie for fifth place with identical 5-9 league records.

Get more Fitness Challenge steps with Zumba party

There are 3 days left of the GRCC Fitness Challenge.

Do you need a few more steps? A fun way to get them is by coming to the All Staff/Faculty/Student ZUMBA Party! This FRIDAY at 3:30 in the Fieldhouse Balcony. We’d love to see you there!

Open house features cider, donuts

It’s October at GRCC and Fall is in the air. The temperatures are dropping; the leaves are changing, and everyone is hard at work. If you need a little break, sprinkled with some Fall spirit, mark your calendars for the Autumn Cider and Donuts Open House, hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence and Staff Development. The Open House will take place on November 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in room 120 of the ATC. There is no need to RSVP–just drop in. Snacks, cider, and great conversation will be provided.

Thank you for everything you do, and we hope to see you on the 14th!

Raider Golf Team Finishes 2nd

The Raider golf team finished off their fall season finishing 2nd at the prestigious 15 team Kohler Classic at the famed Whistling Straits Golf Course. The course is ranked the number one toughest course in the U.S. and also in the top five of best courses to play. GRCC was the only community college invited to the tournament, which featured 15 of the top teams in the country in the Div II and NAIA. The Raiders surprised the field with their great play, not only with their 2nd place finish, but also having the tournament medalist Jared Multer, a sophomore from Battle Creek Lakeview, who had rounds of 76/73. Also making the all tournament team was David Thompson, a sophomore from Davision who shot rounds of 78/73. The 5th ranked Raiders are now off until March when they travel to Alabama to start their spring season.

You’re invited to an open house!

On October, 25, 2013, from 1-3 PM, there will be a special dedication of room 132 in the Learning Resource Center for the four GRCC departments that will share the use of this space: The Office of Equity, the Older Learner Center, Diversity Learning Center, and Alpha Beta Omega (ABO) Leadership Program. There will be refreshments and networking from 1-2:00 PM followed by a 30 minute program highlighting the programming of these four departments. Come and learn how these four departments are finding new and innovative ways to reach the needs of our diverse and growing student body.

Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People: Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24

At this event, you will learn how writing relates to your future career, goals and interests. The workshop presenters come from a variety of backgrounds, and you will walk away with knowledge and tools that support your professional and academic success.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this learning experience. All workshops are free and held in the Applied Technology Center (ATC) on GRCC’s main campus.

Wednesday, October 23

8-9am—Szymon Machajewski, “Lapidary Style of Writing in the Age of Information,” ATC 124

8-9am—Jennifer Batten, “Technical Writing at all Stages of a Writing Career in the Sciences,” ATC 120

10-11am—Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, “Journalism Today,” ATC 124

11:15-12:15pm—Paul Krieger, “How I Turned One Good Idea Into a Book Series,” ATC 120

11:15-12:15pm—Virginia VanderVeen, Danielle Thurber-DeGroot and Tim Schilling, “Writing Expectations at Four-Year Institutions,” ATC 124

12:30-1:30pm—Klaas Kwant and Noah DeSmit, “Turning Ideas Into Scripts Into Video,” ATC 120

12:30-1:30pm—Phil Mowers, “What Do Lawyers Do?” ATC 168

12:30-1:30pm—Bree Gannon, James Setchfield Jr. and Chelsie Toering, “The Skill of Giving Feedback,” ATC 124

2-3pm—Ronald Orent, “The Pen is Mightier Than the Stethoscope,” ATC 168

2-3pm—Eric Williams, “Writing is the Difference!!” ATC 124

2-3pm—Dillon Carr, “Writing in the Social Sciences,” ATC 120

3:15-4:15pm—Brian Morris, “Writing and the Professional Musician/Creating from Source,” ATC 124

3:30-4:30pm—Emily Bazelon, Diversity Lecture Series Presenter, “Sticks and Stones,” ATC 168

7pm—Emily Bazelon, “Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy,” Fountain Street Church

Thursday, October 24

8-9am—Bethann Talsma, “Spending Time Too Proofread and Edit You’re Writing, $100; Protecting ur Image, Priceless!” ATC 124

10-11am—John Rumery, “Everything Communicates,” ATC 120

10-11am—Tom Terrill, Kibichii Chelilim, Corinne Cozzaglio and Rachel Bickford, “Writing Expectations at Four-Year Institutions,” ATC 124

11:15-12:15pm—Maryann Lesert, “Writing and Activism,” ATC 124

12:30-1:30pm—Joanne Catania, “Is Being a Police Officer More Guts and Glory or Pen and Paper?” ATC 120

12:30-1:30pm—Kathleen Owens, “How to Use Language to Avoid Stereotypes and Create an Inclusive Community,” ATC 124

2-3pm—Susan Williams and Dr. Robert Hendershot, “‘But This Isn’t an English Class!’: How and Why We Write in History Courses,” ATC 120

2-3pm—Nikki Banks, “Who Cares? Why Bother? The Impact of Excellent Writing Skills in the Field of Criminal Justice,” ATC 124

3:15-4:15pm—Marne Apolo, “Expressive Journaling,” ATC 124

3:15-4:15pm—Moss Ingram, “DNA Test Your Writing,” ATC 120

7pm—Creative Writing Reading, ATC 168