GRCC In the News, 11-10-14

GRCC to showcase new manufacturing equipment during event for local employers

Nov. 7, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College will show local employers its new mechatronics equipment during a Nov. 13 event.

How welcoming is GRCC? College to share results of campus climate survey at town hall forum

Nov. 8, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College will discuss the results of a campus climate survey Tuesday at two on-campus forums.

Ionia students participate in College Application Week

Nov. 7, 2014; The Ionia Sentinel Standard

Ionia, Mich. — Ionia High School staff and students participated in a week-long national initiative aimed at increasing opportunities for students to apply for college known as College Application Week.

… The final event of the week provided students with an opportunity to fill out college applications and meet with college representatives from Grand Rapids Community College, Montcalm Community College and Lansing Community College.

Skippers open season with blowout win

Nov. 8, 2014; The Port Huron Times Herald

It wasn’t always pretty. But a new era of basketball began Saturday for the St. Clair County Community College women’s basketball team.

The Skippers jumped out to an early advantage against Grand Rapids Community College and never trailed in the 91-76 victory at SC4 gym.

Radiologic technology students host Bone Buddy Clinic

On October 30, the Radiologic Technology 2nd year students hosted a Bone Buddy Clinic for the David D. Hunting YMCA Child Development Center preschool class. Each preschooler brought a toy to the clinic for an x-ray that they brought home, they learned about how x-rays are taken, decorated body cookies with culinary students, and learned about the bones in the body.

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IT Project Request Cycle Begins Monday, November 10

Greetings from the IT Project Management Office!

BCOs can begin submitting IT project requests for the 2015 / 2016 fiscal year on Monday, November 10, 2014. The project request window will be open until Friday, January 23, 2015. This will be the only request cycle for the 2015 / 2016 fiscal year. A link to the IT project request submission form is provided below.

Shortly after your project request is received, a project manager from GRCC’s IT Project Management Office will set an appointment with you to ask a series of questions about your request. The information gained from this meeting will aid the IT Department in properly assessing and prioritizing your project request.

GRCC hosts STEM Girl Genius Conference

On November 1, Grand Rapids Community College hosted 100 sixth- to eighth-grade girls from all over Michigan to participate in an experiential Science+ Technology + Engineering + Math (STEM) Girl Genius Conference.

The daylong conference was designed to encourage young women to seek careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Dean Laurie Chesley began the event by welcoming the participants to Grand Rapids Community College and introducing Dr. Veronica Moorman, of Kettering University, who gave the opening address: “Enzymes: How Chemistry Runs at the Speed of Life.” Throughout the day, participants carried out hands-on engineering and science activities, which were led by GRCC Biology Professor Leigh Kleinert. The participants also had lunch with women who are engineering and science professionals at companies such as GE Aviation, Gentex Corporation and the Van Andel Institute.

Anesa Behrem, Amy Kudrna and Laurie Foster from GRCC also participated in the luncheon. Kate Kryger, Jan Colvin, Janis Qualls, Dan Groh, Leigh Kleinert, Laurie Foster, Amy Kudrna, Amy Kirkbride, Kristina Pacelli, Leah Engemann, Pam Scott, and Jennifer Batten worked with the community partners to prepare for the event. Twenty GRCC Academic Service Learning students volunteered and helped the participants with the activities. The STEM Girl Genius Conference is in its fourth year and is a collaborative effort between Fifth Third Bank, Kettering University, the Catholic Secondary School Foundation, and Grand Rapids Community College.


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