The November Newsletter/Blog for the Experiential Learning Department is High lighting some awesome Faculty members and also great community events. Check us out on the Blog at: http://grccdel.wordpress.com/
Here are our November High lights:
1. “SOCKTOBER” is a national campaign to collect socks for local organizations that serve homeless individuals. Check it out and help serve our community. http://grccdel.wordpress.com/
2. Kent County Department of Human Services: The Kent County Department of Human Services is excited to be expanding its Community Resource Program (CRP) in Kent County. The Kent County Department of Human Services helps families in our community in a variety of ways. Check out more information on the Experiential Learning Blog. http://grccdel.wordpress.com/
3. Grand Rapids Community College Academic Service Learning Faculty: Faculty of the Month:
Kate Byerwalter and Tom Mulder.
Please see their interviews and also information provided to help us all learn why academic service learning is so important for GRCC Faculty, GRCC students, and the community. http://grccdel.wordpress.com/
4. Experiential Learning Department has partnered with Schools of Hope. Please see a list of all Grand Rapids Public Schools offering this great program. Need more information, contact Melanie Schiele Gady at 616-234-3430 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check it out on the Blog: http://grccdel.wordpress.com/
5. Michigan Campus Compact Award. Please send deserving nominations to Michael Schavey.
6. Have questions in regards to Academic Service Learning? Contact any Service Learning Task Team Member. We will help answer your questions and guide you in your academic service learning processes. The team leader, Associate Director, of the Experiential Learning Department, Michael Schavey, is of course always available to help us all out. Thanks Mike!
A reminder: November 1 is the last day you can turn in your United Way forms and be eligible for the drawing to win a Kindle Fire.
We will accept forms after that date, but you won’t be eligible for the prize. To date, we have received $33,219 in pledges, with 254 employees returning their forms. Don’t forget that you can get ready of your excess coins in jugs around campus.
On Tuesday, October 29th, Admissions & Enrollment Center staff fanned out across Grand Rapids to partner with Stellafly’s Grad Pix program. Stellafly provides free professional photography sittings to all Grand Rapids Public School seniors. GRCC representatives were on hand to congratulate students, give them a drawstring bag of goodies, encourage them to pursue post secondary education, and answer any questions they had about GRCC. We met with nearly 300 students at 6 different schools.
Learn about available community resources to assist family caregivers of older persons, and important tips on caregiver self-care.
Understanding Death, Dying and Bereavement
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Death is an inevitable part of life, yet we live in a death denying society. Join us to learn some basic information on death, dying and bereavement within American culture. The primary goal of this workshop is increased understanding and empathy for those experiencing the dying process and/or the death of someone close.
Health Promotion and Models of Health Behavior Change
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Health promotion is not rocket science. When asked most people know the right things to do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. So why is it that so many of us fail to live a healthy lifestyle? This workshop will examine basic health promotion concepts and various models of health behavior change.
This coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 1-3, 2013, the Ford Fieldhouse is scheduled to host the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Region XII Women’s Volleyball Tournament. As we prepare the facility for this large-scale undertaking, all general exercise and recreational areas of the Ford Fieldhouse will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Did you know you can now put money on your Raider Card using your smart phone?
Introducing the FREE RaiderCard mobile app eAccounts!
If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or Android smartphone, you can now download a free App called eAccounts to easily manage your RaiderCard account. The eAccounts app will allow you to view your RaiderCard account balance, transaction history, deactivate your card, and make a deposit from your mobile device*.
iPhone and iPod touch users:
Click here, to download eAccounts, or simply open App Store and search for “Blackboard Transact Mobile eAccounts.”
After the app is installed on your phone, select “Grand Rapids Community College” from the list of colleges and universities.
Tap on “RaiderCard” and then on “Grand Rapids Community College” to sign in to the mobile app.
Sign in to eAccounts with your network username & password (the same username and password as Blackboard, Student Email, &Campus Computers.) To reset your campus login go to grcc.edu/password.
Android devices users:
Click here, to download eAccounts, or simply open Google Play Store and search for “Blackboard Transact eAccounts.”
After the app is installed, tap “add a site.”
Select “Grand Rapids Community College” from the list of colleges and universities.
Sign in to eAccounts with your network username & password (same username and password as Blackboard, Student Email, &Campus Computers.) To reset your campus login go to grcc.edu/password.
* Note: In order to be able to make a deposit using the eAccounts mobile app, you will first need to make a deposit via the eAccounts website and save a payment method.
The 2013 Annual GRCC Benefit Fair is Thursday October 31, 2013 from 11:00am thru 3:00pm in the ATC Building. Stop by for a 5 minute chair massage, participate in various raffles, and meet with participating vendors. You can even get your flu shot!!!