GRCC In the News, 9-23-14

Crowd gives Carters a warm welcome in G.R.

Sept. 23, 2014; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — Hundreds of people waited in line Monday afternoon to see former President Jimmy Carter and the former First Lady Rosalynn Carter talk about their work around the world helping to eliminate disease, hunger, and discrimination against woman and the mentally ill.

Former President Carter on LGBT Rights: Jesus didn’t discriminate

Sept. 23, 2014; MLive (video)

Former President Jimmy Carter talks about fair rights for Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Bisexual people at Grand Rapids Community College.

Why Jimmy Carter wants to ‘shock people into taking action’ to improve women’s rights

Sept. 22, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Speaking Monday at Grand Rapids Community College, former President Jimmy Carter said women’s rights are being ignored around the globe, from income inequality and sexual assault in the U.S. to a lack of education and health care in Third World countries.

Jimmy Carter Speaks In Grand Rapids, Says Civilians At Risk If U.S. Bombs Islamic State

Sept. 22, 2014; CBS Detroit

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — A U.S. bombing attack against the Islamic State forces in Iraq could end up killing more civilians than militants unless there are American spotters on the ground, former President Jimmy Carter said Monday during an appearance at a community college in western Michigan.

Screening Committee Training Added Mon Sept 29th

Another GRCC Screening Committee Training session has been added to the schedule on Monday, September 29th from 2-4 PM in Room 122 LRC (Diversity Learning Center multi-purpose room).

If you have not attended a previous session, please register online at or by calling Staff Development at ext. 4285.

Nursing students to participate in Out of Darkness Walk

For the seventh year, GRCC Community and Mental Health nursing students are volunteering and walking at the Out of Darkness Walk held at the Millennium Park on Saturday morning September 27.

As we heard from Rosalynn Carter yesterday, the mental wellness of our country needs to improve! There would be no better way to implement your commitment for promotion of mental health and reduction of the stigma related to those suffering from mental illness, than joining us on the Healthy Kent Team this Saturday morning. If you can not join us, please consider making a donation to our team.

This walk is designed to support families that have lost a loved one to suicide and to raise funds for research by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Visit and if you have any questions please contact

Raider Golf Team Knocks Off Div II Wayne State University to Win Lawrence Tech Invite

In one of the more exciting wins in recent history, the GRCC Raider Golf Team won the 13 team Lawrence Tech Invite at Plum Hollow Golf Club.  The Raiders tied with Div II power Wayne State University after 36 holes and then won the tournament in a team sudden death playoff. The 10th ranked Raiders have won their first two tournaments of the season and travel to Muskegon this Friday for their next tourney.

Tassell M-TEC students meet with governor

Two GRCC students from the Tassell M-TEC were recognized Monday by Governor Snyder as examples of what individuals can do to move ahead through education and certificate attainment at the Michigan WorkReady Communities launch: Derrick Johnson, M-TEC Fast Track Program, and Trevor Glupker, M-TEC Construction Jump Start Program.

The event was sponsored by Talent 2025 and held at the Gentex Corporation. WorkReady Communities is part of the initiative to raise credentials of the West Michigan workforce.

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Spectrum Theater, Collins Art Gallery host ArtPrize entries

ArtPrize 2014 opens September 24 and runs through October 12. Before you complete your ballots, be sure to stop by GRCC’s two venues: Spectrum Theater and the Collins Art Gallery.

The Collins Art Gallery, on the fourth floor of the Main Building, will be open additional hours during ArtPrize: 5-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Learn more about the art you’ll find there by clicking here.

The Spectrum Theater lobby will be open 1-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. For a preview of the pieces displayed there, click here.

Do you know somebody with a GRCC connection who has an ArtPrize entry? Let us know by emailing communications!

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