GRCC In the News, 3-12-15

Senior Wellness: Sharing Life Stories

March 10, 2015; WZZM

(Video of Mike Faber, of the Older Learner Center, on the “Senior Wellness” segment.)

Downtown planners will pay for bricks to rebuild historic State Street

March 11, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A project to rebuild a historic stretch of State Street SE will include brick pavement after all.

… The delay also means the State Street project and a related project to repave Bostwick Avenue NE on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College won’t get done this spring, said Assistant City Engineer Rick DeVries.

Murphy promoted to deputy chief for East Lansing Police

March 11, 2015; The Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING — When Jeff Murphy started with the East Lansing Police Department 28 years ago, his highest aspiration was sergeant.

… Murphy hired on with East Lansing as a police officer in February 1987 after graduating from the Grand Rapids Community College Police Academy. Police jobs were scarce at the time, and so Murphy figured he would go with whoever hired him and eventually work his way back to his home town.

Hebert throws no-hitter for NWF

March 11, 2015; The Daily Iberian (New Iberia, La.)

Former Loreauville High standout pitcher Evan Hebert threw a no-hitter for the Northwest Florida State College this past Thursday in a 12-0 win over Grand Rapids Community College.

Earn state continuing education hours with online courses

Grand Rapids Community College offers Michigan teachers and educational professionals the opportunity to earn state continuing education clock hours online through a partnership with Cengage Learning’s Ed2Go.

Sharpen your skills, or learn new ones any time of the day or night. You can complete any course entirely from your home or office. Earn state continuing education clock hours online with our instructor-facilitated online courses specifically designed for teachers!

To register, click here.

Mike Klawitter, Walter Lockwood to give ‘Open Door’ presentation tonight

The Main Building in 1944.

The Main Building in 1944.

Did you know that Grand Rapids Junior College had been in existence for 57 years before it built its first new building (the North Building, now known as the Cook Building)? Before 1971, the college campus consisted of two hand-me-down facilities from the Grand Rapids Public Schools—the former Central High School (the East Building) and the Davis Technical High School (the Main Building). A third building, known as the West Building, an empty Lear-Siegler factory on Division Avenue, was purchased by the college in 1963 and renovated as a classroom building. It is now the Kendall School of Art and Design.

Read about this and much more in Open Door, the newly published 100 year history of GRJC/GRCC. The book can be purchased at Schuler Books, the GRCC Library, or online here.

Tonight: The Grand Rapids Historical Society will host a presentation by Mike Klawitter and Walter Lockwood on “Open Door: The 100-Year History of Grand Rapids Junior College/Community College at 7 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl St. NW.

To learn more about tonight’s presentation, click here or visit the society’s Facebook page here. To read a review of Open Door by society member Tom Dilley, click here.