GRCC In the News, 11-14-14

Michigan Honors: Hayes Cargill, 88, of Grand Rapids: ‘They saw me coming, so they gave up’

Nov. 13, 2014; MLive

U.S. Army Paratrooper veteran Hayes Cargill of Grand Rapids says he narrowly escaped an immense battle with the Japanese during the waning days of World War II.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Mr. Cargill attended Grand Rapids Junior College.)

GVSU seniors ready for one final go-round

Nov. 13, 2014; The Lanthorn (Grand Valley State University’s student paper)

Six members of the Grand Valley State volleyball team stood before family and friends inside Fieldhouse Arena on Saturday for a pre-match ceremony to honor the seniors on Senior Day.

… Their bond was further strengthened by a pair of twin sisters, Kaitlyn and Kourtney Wolters, who won a NJCAA Division II National Championship at Grand Rapids Community College in 2012.

Psychology Series speaker to discuss death, dying

The next presentation in the Psychology Department Speaker Series will tackle death and dying.

In “I’m Dying to Talk with You,” Dave Kampfschulte, director of Amazing Circles Workshops, will draw upon 27 years of experiences as a hospice volunteer to discuss advanced care planning, initiating end-of-life conversations, and helping people to think about and discuss death in a positive way. He’ll explore some of the roadblocks we often put in the way of discussing death in a session that will be interactive and informative, and delivered with energy, empathy and humor.

The free lecture runs from 1-2:30 p.m. November 20 in room 168 of the ATC . To see the other topics and speakers in this year’s series, click here.

Construction Trades courses start in January

Plan now for GRCC’s Construction Trades courses!

The following classes have been scheduled:

  • Core Construction will run 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from January 12 to April 29.
  • Carpentry Certification Program 2  will run 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 13 to May 7.
  • Concrete Workers Certification Program 1 will run 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from January 5 to March 30.

For details, click here.