Making a living from old appliances
April 18, 2014; Grand Rapids Business Journal
Some people may restore a 1964 Ford Mustang and become very attached to it. Matt Prentice has restored a Frigidaire Flair range and became just as attached to it.
… Prentice learned appliance repair years ago while working with an in-law who had been trained by a master technician. Later, he became a certified machinist through GRCC.
All GRCC employees, retirees, and spouses/children of employee who are GRCC health club members should complete a new health club application by July 31. This is to ensure that our records are accurate and to verify your intent to continue to use your complimentary membership. This will now be required on an annual basis but your access to the health club continues to be at no cost to you! If you will not be on campus during the summer you may want to request a health club application be interofficed to you this week. Anyone who does not return an application by July 31 may lose their locker and locker room access after that date. Call 234-3990 to request an application via interoffice mail or stop by the FFH Courtesy Window to complete a new one.
Everyone is invited to the retirement party of Jonathon Russell! Jonathon Russell is retiring!
This April, students from Tari Mattox’s Historical Geology class traveled to visit two different seas. Being historical geology students, the seas they explored existed a million years ago. Rocks exposed in Southern Indiana record a time when the North American Continent was repeatedly covered by shallow inland seas. On the geology field trip to this area, students described and collected fossilized remains of marine organisms that lived in these seas. It was a wonderful opportunity for GRCC students to study the fossil record and to see rocks “in their native habitat!”
For Month of the Young Child, the preschool has been recognizing the importance of a quality early childhood experience with various events. On April 10th, the preschool had a pajama day and welcomed the preschool families and GRCC staff to donate new pajamas for the clients of Bethany Christian Services. More than 150 pajamas for children were collected. This week, the focus was on cognitive development and the preschool shared some information about how fun experiences can build knowledge for young children. The children planted some parsley, cilantro and basil. They explored the life cycle of a plant and how a sprout will emerge from the seed and if we take care of it, the plant will flower and produce even more seeds that can be planted. As a final part of the project, some children even delivered the plants and a recipe to a few people in the Administration building.
There are four remaining Active Shooter Response Training sessions on the Staff Development schedule.
IF YOU HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED THIS TRAINING AT FACULTY OR ESP LEARNING DAY, ADJUNCT DINNER, OR AT A SESSION FOR THE DEPARTMENT YOU WORK IN, PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE REMAINING SESSIONS BELOW.
This training is required for all college staff and faculty. The 90 minute training session be presented by GRCC Police Chief Rebecca Whitman and Lieutenant Scott Merlo, and will:
- describe what an active shooter is
- detail the ‘Run Hide Fight’ response to an active shooter situation
- explain ways to recognize and report potential threats to our campus
- answer any questions attendees may have
Dates and locations of the sessions are as follows:
- Mon April 21st from 3-4:30 PM in Room 247 Main
- Wed April 23rd from 8:30-10:00 AM in Room 247 Main
- Tue April 29th from 3-4:30 PM in Room 108 Sneden
- Wed April 30th from 12-1:30 PM in Room 213 Cook Hall
Please register online at: http://www.grcc.edu/staffdevelopment/currentlearningopportunitiesregistration or by calling Staff Development at ext 4285.