GRCC In the News, 2-18-15

GRCC recommending 1.9 percent tuition hike, some programs could see bigger jump

Feb. 17, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College students could have to dig a bit deeper into their wallets to cover tuition next school year.

GRCC: Trustees vote against resolution to obey the law

Feb. 17, 2015; WOOD Radio

The GRCC board of Trustees debated a new policy last night that would demand that faculty and staff have respect for the law.

Bookstore holds two-day sale

The GRCC Bookstore is having at 2 Day Flash Sale! ( Wednesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 19)

25% off the following items!

  • Jansport and Champion items
  • All Drinkware
  • All Headphones and Earbuds
  • All Backpacks, Bags and Totes
  • All Writing Instruments
  • Student Reference and Bargain Books

Sabbatical applications due March 12

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the term Sabbatical originally referred to “a year of rest for the land observed every seventh year in ancient Judea”. Its purpose was to let the land renew itself so it could be more productive in the future.

Could you use a period of reflection and renewal while exploring new ideas and opportunities which will reaffirm your passion for your discipline and contribute to the Mission of Grand Rapids Community College? Consider applying for a Sabbatical, the College’s most prestigious scholarly professional development opportunity.

2015-16 Sabbaticals are due March 12, 2015

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‘Open Door’ shares history of troubled times at GRJC

Arthur Andrews

Arthur Andrews

Jesse Buttrick Davis

Jesse Buttrick Davis

Did you know that GRJC came close to closing down on numerous occasions in its first 40 years? During World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II, both the mayor of Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Board of Education attempted to shut the doors of the college in an effort to save money. It was only through extraordinary efforts on the part of Presidents Davis and Andrews that the college survived.

Read about this and much more in Open Door, the newly published 100-year history of GRJC/GRCC. Written by retired English professor Walter Lockwood, it is a wealth of information on the college and its people. It can be purchased at Schuler Books, the GRCC Library, or online here.

Prospective students to learn about programs, tour campus in spring open house

Prospective and their families will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 14 for a spring open house. They will learn about the college, our academic programs and the admissions process, and they’ll have a chance to take a campus tour.

If you know someone who is heading to college this summer or fall, encourage them to sign up for the spring open house today! Click here to learn more.

Campus Dining Spring Break Hours

Campus Dining retail operations will be CLOSED during the week of Spring Break. Locations include: The Raider Grille, The Quiet Cafe & The Sneden Cafe.

Normal business hours will resume on March 9th, 2015.