Open Door Book Signing December 8

OD dust jkt (IMG_6741)A book signing will be held by “Open Door: Grand Rapids Community College 1914-2014” author Walter Lockwood Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. in the GRCC Library and Learning Commons. Light snacks will be served. This 100th anniversary book details the history of GRJC / GRCC through the stories and pictures of students and employees. It is now on sale in the Library and online for $40.

GRCC In the News, 12-4-14

Police body cameras: Two West Michigan colleges have devices as activists call for wider use

Dec. 3, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – As Grand Rapids community activists push city police to adopt body-worn cameras, security officers from at least two West Michigan colleges are already using the devices.

… For the past seven years, Grand Rapids Community College police officers used a form of body cameras that were connected to the police department’s radio system. The college phased out the cameras after they began to interfere with the college’s new radio system.

Gallery Guide: Exhibitions for the month of December

Dec. 3, 2014; MLive

We suggest you call in advance regarding specific details. Information in this guide is subject to change without notice.

… GRCC COLLINS ART GALLERY Gallery. 143 Bostwick NE, 4th floor Main Building 234-4487 thru Dec. 5 A River Without Banks: a Painting Exhibition by Benjamin Duke

Lakers looking to overcome tough early-season slate and make another playoff run

Dec. 3, 2014; The Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant)

When trying to incorporate a large group of newcomers onto your team, a few bumps in the road are expected.

… Since then however, it seems to have finally turned the corner, avenging a loss to Grand Rapids Community College with a 93-85 victory last Tuesday and following that up with an 87-53 blowout of the Lake Superior State University JV team on Monday. With the wins the Lakers are now 2-6.

Campus Security Authorities (CSA) Training

All GRCC employees who are considered Campus Security Authorities (CSA) based on Job Description, Advisor Role, or other assigned duty must attend training in the CSA responsibility.

The training is required annually by the Clery Act (Federal Law). During the training CSA’s will be provided with definitions of Clery reportable crimes, the GRCC Clery Geography, and other information to ensure all CSA’s properly meet their federally mandated requirements. All sessions will be presented by Chief Rebecca Whitman.

Three training dates have been added to the Staff Development schedule:

  • Mon Dec 15 from 11 AM – 12 PM in Room 120 ATC
  • Wed Dec 17 from 8-9 AM in Room 120 ATC
  • Fri Dec 19 from 2-3 PM in Room 120 ATC

Please register online at or call Staff Development ext. 4285 if you need assistance.

Changes made to policy

Changes were recently made to a college policy:

Revised Policy 3.0 Copyright (revised) Policy Section 3.0 Subsection 3.0

Effective November 18, 2014

  • Reduced redundancy
  • Fixed formatting
  • Moved Audit section to beginning
  • Clarified labeling responsibility
  • Corrected cross-references
  • Improved consistency of capitalization
  • Updated office names
  • Checked URLs
  • Revised definitions
  • Removed obsolete forms
  • Updated dates associated with policy history
  • Standardized applied styles
  • Reduced the total number of pages (33 in 2004, 17 in 2012, 10 in 2014)
  • Added page numbering

To download the revised policy, follow this link: