GRCC In the News, 11-11-14

GRCC partnering with school district to launch West Michigan’s third Middle College program

Nov. 10, 2014; MLive

CEDAR SPRINGS, MI — Cedar Springs Public Schools will be the third Kent County district to offer high school students the opportunity to graduate with both a diploma and a college degree through a new Middle College partnership with Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).

Free meals, events in honor of Veterans Day

Nov. 10, 2014; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Several restaurants are celebrating Veterans Day by offering a free meal to all veterans and active-duty military members on Tuesday.

… Grand Rapids Community College will be holding their first Veterans Day ceremony complete with a tree-lighting and the planting of 100 flags.

GRCC President Dr. Steven C. Ender will deliver a short speech during the ceremony, set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on the Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza.

“This is the first time for this event at GRCC,” Ender said. “I’m proud and humbled to be a part of this new tribute to both the veterans who have been part of our 100 years in West Michigan and to the more than 300 veterans who are part of our campus community today.”

Greg Forbes to lead national workshop

Dr. Greg Forbes, Biological Sciences, has been asked once again to serve as the National Course Director for a 3 day workshop on evolution theory and its pedagogy. The Chautauqua Program (established by the National Science Foundation) offers courses in contemporary science content and pedagogy taught by scholars in the field for college and university professors from across the nation. The 3-day workshop, entitled “Evolution Education; A Delicate Balance Among Science, Controversy & Pedagogy,” will be taught at the University of Dayton in May.