President Ender joins spin class

Tuesday, February 11th, President Ender found an open bike in WE 120 (Spinning Class) to see what this new course is all about. The boisterous and supportive group received him with open arms, and together, the group worked up quite a sweat! Fifty minutes of fast paced cardio saw members of the group bike for upwards of 13 miles! The class cheered Dr. Ender on as they blasted through hill after hill as well as countless calories shed during the interval training session. Dr. Ender and the students alike seemed to have an awesome time! Dr. Ender was enthused about the class and hopes to be able to join the class again in the future.

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Tutors achieve certification

The Academic Support Center would like to recognize the following tutors for completing College Reading & Learning Association Level I certification during the Fall 2013 semester:

Business & Accounting Tutorial Lab

Brandon Holt

Jacob Reeds

Appointment Based Peer Tutoring

Lindsay Jones

Patricia Kolenko

Robert Fraser

Health Sciences Resources and Tutorial Lab

Ashley Bowman

Language Arts Tutorial Lab

Abbey Leonard

Julian Arpin-Cortez

Jessica Langowski

Mathematics Tutorial Lab

Jeremi Merrill

Biology Learning Center

Wesley Barger

Clarissa Orzell

Richard Garcia

Actors Theatre offers special ticket prices

Actors Theatre is offering special ticket prices for its February 13 and 14 performances of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson:



GRCC In the News, 2-12-14

Middle East scholar to discuss how new generation of Muslims are transforming the region

Feb. 12, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Middle East scholar will visit Grand Rapids Community College Wednesday to discuss the upheaval that has rocked the region in recent years, and the role young people have played in its transformation.

College Notebook: Alexander, Harris square off in GLIAC men’s hoops

Feb. 11, 2014; Battle Creek Enquirer

… The Kellogg Community College women’s basketball team will try to end its four-game losing streak tonight when it visits Glen Oaks CC for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.

The Lady Bruins fell to 11-10 overall and 3-6 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association following a 76-62 defeat to Grand Rapids CC on Feb. 5. In the loss, KCC was led by Teonna Pope with 22 points, five assists and five steals. Also for the Lady Bruins, Jackie Harwood had 17 points, Therese Vasser had 12 points and nine rebounds and Nikkole Hegler had 12 rebounds and two blocks.

College Football’s Top 15 Impact JUCO Transfers for 2014

Feb. 12, 2014;

College football’s national signing day is essentially the start of a new season for every coaching staff. With the recruiting class officially in place, all coaches can turn the page to the next season and have a clear view of the roster for the upcoming year. But while most of the talk on national signing day centers around which true freshman can make the biggest impact for a program for that upcoming season, don’t overlook junior college recruits. While recruiting a JUCO prospect is risky, they are solid stop-gap solutions and a short-term answer for a team that might be short on depth at a particular position.

… Terrell Clinkscales, DL, Kansas State

Clinkscales is one of nine incoming junior college recruits for Kansas State, ranking No. 10 in the 247Sports Composite ratings. Clinkscales played in 2011 at Grand Rapids Community College, recording only 13 tackles in six games. After Grand Rapids disbanded its program, Clinkscales sat out 2012 before landing at Dodge City Community College. In 2013, the Illinois native was a second-team NJCAA All-American and recorded 7.5 tackles for a loss in 10 games. Kansas State isn’t in dire need of talent on the line, as end Ryan Mueller will contend for Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, and Travis Britz returns after earning honorable mention all-conference honors last season. However, Clinkscales should be a key piece in the line rotation up front and could earn a starting spot before the first game.

Upcoming library hours

Normally, the LLC follows the approved Academic Calendar.

  • Mar 1-2 Classes in session; regular weekend hours (Sa 10-2; Su 1-5)
  • Mar 3-7 BREAK, Open 8am-5pm with limited services
  • Mar 8-9 CLOSED (weekend)
  • Apr 19 Classes in session; regular Saturday hours (10am-2pm)
  • Apr 20 CLOSED (based on low use numbers for this day last year, we will close)
  • Apr 26-27 10am-10pm Exam Cram
  • May 2 Commencement, Open 8-5 with limited services

We currently expect to be closed from mid-May until July 1 for bond renovation work.

Seminar will look at teaching math

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Wednesday, February 19, 3:30 – 4:30 in 103 Cook.  Our presenters, GRPS teachers Pat Bentley and Erin Burke, will discuss their recent experience teaching a uniquely designed summer course in Introductory Algebra to high school students.  See below for title and abstract.

This talk will address challenges faced by all teachers, and will be particularly appropriate for anyone interested in the teaching of elementary mathematics.  As is always the case with GRCC Mathematics Seminars, everyone is welcome to attend.

Pop and cookies will be served at 3:15 PM.


“omg – i have to take a

Mental Abuse To Humans



Why do so many college students need remedial math?  Why do so many of those students then continue to struggle with the subject?  Why does the thought of even having to take a math class cause immediate anxiety?  Two math teachers taught an Introductory Algebra course at a unique summer program through Ferris State University that was designed to combat those specific problems.  During this seminar, they will share some of their strategies for teaching remedial math at the college level, emphasizing reading and writing in the discipline.