GRCC In the News, 4-2-14

Benefit dinner planned for man critically injured in crash that killed guide dog

April 1, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — As a Grand Rapids man remains hospitalized in critical condition after a crash that killed his guide dog, friends and family are coming to his aid with a fundraising benefit.

… He is studying at Grand Rapids Community College and works as an assistant camp director at Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind, a nonprofit group that runs camps for blind and visually impaired children.

Snow, cold leaves colleges scrambling to salvage spring sports seasons

April 1, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A nice dose of snow melt in recent days isn’t much consolation at this point to college spring sports, which have seen their seasons decimated by our lengthy, stubborn winter.

… Davenport officials said they have will have hosted 50 baseball games at Farmers Athletic Complex from March 11 to April 6. That includes outside games involving Calvin, Grand Valley State, Ferris State, Grand Rapids Community College, to name a few, and various high schools.

Body fat clinic set for April 4

Join us on April 4 any time from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (drop in) in the Ford Fieldhouse for our body fat testing clinic. The clinic is hosted in room 206 of the fieldhouse.

This is free, quick and easy to do, and you will receive a confidential report to take with you.

For questions, please contact Jodi Gee ( or Julie Otte (


As we near the end of the 2013-14 fiscal year, Staff Development is winding down its offerings. If you still need professional development hours, please take a minute to check out the April workshops shown below. All of our workshops are open to GRCC staff and any faculty member (full-time or adjunct). You can click on individual events to see details, and also register online at Below is a list of our upcoming events.

Putting Input into Action

Tue Apr 8th from 3-4:30 PM in Room 125 CSC

The Career Portfolio

Wed Apr 9th from 12-2 PM in Room 1008A, Seidman Center, GVSU GR Campus

Cancer Warriors Network

Wed Apr 9th from 12-1:30 PM in Room 302E, DeVos Center, GVSU GR campus

Diabetes Prevention Series: Take Charge

Thu Apr 10th from 12-1:30 PM in Room 125 CSC

How to Retire Happy & Informed: Even If You’re Only 20 Something

Thu Apr 10th from 3-4:30 PM in Room 340, Bicycle Factory, GVSU GR campus

Moving Up-Preparing for Career Advancement

Mon Apr 14th from 11 AM – 1 PM in Room 1142 Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus

Wed Apr 16th from 12-2 PM in Room 302E, DeVos Center, GVSU GR campus

Accessibility Advocate Series – A2: Through Our Eyes

Mon Apr 14th from 12-1:30 PM in Room 125 CSC

Alzheimer Support Group

Wed Apr 16th from 11:30 AM -12:30 PM in Room 2264, Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus

Thu Apr 17th from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM in Room 302C, DeVos Center GVSU GR campus

Going from Good to Great

Wed Apr 16th from 2-3:00 PM in Room 103 Sneden

PNC Bank Lunch & Learn – Raising Money-Smart Kids

Thu Apr 17th from 12-1 PM in Room 016 Admin

Learning Styles

Fri Apr 18th from 9-10:30 Am in Room 103 Sneden

What Daddies Do Best

Wed Apr 23rd from 12-1:00 PM in Room 2264 Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus

Capella University Open House luncheon

Wed Apr 23rd from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM in Room 103 Sneden

Sauces of Italy

Tue Apr 29th from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM in Room 130 ATC