IIPD Grants: March 2014 Funding Opportunity

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grants program is 4:30 p.m., March 28, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications electronically. The IIPD application packet and IIPD Guidelines are available in the GRCC Internal Grants area of the Grants Office website at http://www.grcc.edu/grants. Please note that applications must include a Supervisor’s Approval form, a budget form and budget documentation. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen, Director, Grants and Resource Development Department, at 234-3910 or jmlarsen@grcc.edu. Good luck!

GRCC In the News, 3-4-14

GRCC’s BPA team brings back eight 1st-place awards from state competition

March 3, 2014; News International

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College students recently took first place in eight categories at the state Business Professionals of America competition.

LaughFest FUNderwear 5K offers ‘brief’ jog through Grand Rapids

March 3, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — It’s as close to streaking as you can legally get unless the weather inspires you to wear your underwear over warmer clothes during LaughFest’s FUNderwear run Sunday, March 9.

The race starts at 10 a.m. at the GRCC Ford Fieldhouse, 111 Lyon St. NE; on-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Runners can also pre-register for $30 online at laughfestgr.org. Registration includes an official T-shirt while supplies last.

Fountain Street Church holds Mardi Gras fundraising event

March 4, 2014; WZZM

Grand Rapids (WZZM) – If a trip to New Orleans is not in the picture this Mardi Gras do not to worry. Fountain Street Church is bringing a taste of Bourbon Street to Grand Rapids.

… “Why would people not from Fountain Street church want to come? There are several reasons. One of which is this is a venue for not just church but for the GRCC Diversity Learning Center lectures, the Hauenstein center for other groups like LaughFest so we want to invite the community to help support not just the church but the work we do for the larger community,” said Fred Wooden, senior minister for the church.

Muskegon Community College sports recap: Wrestling earns top-10 finish at NJCAA National Championships

March 3, 2014; MLive

… WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Jayhawks (16-11) won a pair of games last week. MCC defeated JCC, 86-52, on Feb. 26. MCC led 43-21 at halftime and increased its lead in the second half. Krystal Geers led MCC with 20 points and 16 rebounds, and Abby Rodriguez added 17 points and eight steals.

… The Jayhawks host Grand Rapids Community College Tuesday in the opening round of the Region XII Tournament.

… SOFTBALL: The Jayhawks (0-5) lost all five games they played at the NFCA Lead Off Classic. MCC opened the tournament with a 12-1 loss to No. 9 Wallace-Hanceville on Feb. 28.

… The Jayhawks aren’t scheduled to play again until they travel to take on Grand Rapids CC on March 21.

Local athletes compete at collegiate level

March 4, 2014; cadillacnews.com

… Grand Rapids Community College sophomore Amanda Steig (Reed City H.S.) was 3 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the Raiders’ season-opening softball win over Davenport University’s JV, 16-5, on Friday in Clermont, Fla.

GRCC’s employees to participate in Laughfest run

This Sunday morning, March 9th, a team of 18 GRCC staff and faculty will be running a 5K to support Gilda’s Club. This race starts at GRCC’s Fieldhouse and will have many of our finest employees wearing our fanciest, funniest underwear (outside of our clothes of course) as we run through the streets of Grand Rapids. This events is part of Laughfest, an event that entirely supports Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids.

In support of this event, the Faculty Association is raising money for Gilda’s Club. All donations go directly to Gilda’s Club and our community. If you would like to donate to this great cause, please visit http://www.active.com/donate/funderwear2014/GRCCFaculty. If you would like to send a check, please make it out to Gilda’s Club and send it to Katie Vander Meer (212 ATC).

As of today, we have raised $1,454.00. A sincere thank you to all who have already donated. This is our one chance to run in our underwear on campus … and some of us couldn’t resist the opportunity! Thank you for your support and consideration.

Changes to drug and alcohol policy

Changes include the following:

  • Expanded to cover volunteers.
  • Addresses use as well as abuse of controlled substances.
  • Provides clear investigatory procedures for incidents involving both students and staff.
  • Penalties are consistent with GRCC’s Misconduct policy re: zero tolerance offenses.
  • Removed language related to evaluation of Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program from the policy. This will be incorporated into the annual DAPP document that will be shared with all students and staff as required by law.

To see the policy, follow this link: 6-24_drug_and_alcohol_policy