Students share cultures with Global Experience Festival on March 27

Students will share cuisine and cultures from around the world during the Global Experience Festival on Friday.

The International Student Organization is celebrating its 15th year hosting the event! In recent years, additional student organizations — the Hispanic Student Organization, the Asian Student Union, the Campus Activities Board, Student Alliance and German Club — have come together to enhance this celebration, which runs 6-9 p.m. in the fieldhouse.

Guests will sample dishes from around the world between 6-7:15 p.m., followed by students and community members sharing songs and dances from their culture. The event concludes with a Zumba lesson.

Tickets, which cost $5 for ages 3 and older, may be purchased online here or from the Student Life Office.


Geography and Women’s Studies Professor Speaks Tonight at the Race, Ethnicity, & Identity Conference

Dr. Courtney Gallaher, Assistant Professor of Geography and Women’s Studies at Northern Illinois University, will be delivering a keynote lecture tonight for GRCC’s annual conference on Race, Ethnicity, and Identity titled: Linking environmental justice and community empowerment through urban agriculture in Southern/Eastern Africa. Dr. Gallaher, who was awarded the Ph.D. in Geography from Michigan State University, has a record of extensive fieldwork in Kenya and Malawi. The conference is sponsored by the GRCC Social Sciences Department and Grand Rapids Community College, as well as Pearson Education, the International Geographical Honor Society, and the Association of American Geographers. The lecture begins at 7:00 pm this evening in Sneden Hall Room 108 on the DeVos Campus.

Exercise Science Club visits GVSU

Students from the Exercise Science Club visited Grand Valley State University on Friday, March 20.  Dr. Steve Glass met with the students and provided a tour.  Students were able to see two exercise testing and research labs as well as see some of the research modalities and tools.  Some of them included cardiac stress testing equipment, a hydrostatic weighing tank, a blood analyzer, force plates, and muscle electromyography.  The tour also included a brief visit to the Recreation Center.

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‘Open Door’ shares stories of baseball championships

The 2003 GRCC baseball team.

The 2003 GRCC baseball team.

Did you know that the GRCC baseball team has won 5 NJCAA Division II World Series titles under Coaches Doug Wabeke and Mike Cupples? Cupples’ teams, in one amazing stretch, won national championships in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

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 provides a wealth of information and photographs revealing the college and its people. It can be purchased at Schuler Books, the GRCC Library, and online here.

Help support Kids’ Food Basket

Stop by the 4th floor on Tuesday 3/24 to help students from the Child Development/Education department in their efforts to raise awareness for childhood hunger by supporting Kids Food Basket of West Michigan’s “Go Orange” campaign. Decorate a sack supper bag, sport a Kids Food Basket tattoo and tweet a picture of yourself with an “Orange” smile in support of KFB.

Screening Committee training set for March 27

GRCC Screening Committee Training is being held this Friday, March 27th, from 10 AM – 12 PM in Room 016 Administration Building. If you are scheduled to serve on a committee or would like to be considered to serve on one in the future, and have not yet participated in the required training, please register online at or call Staff Development at ext. 4285.

GRCC students, administrators, staff participate in Cesar Chavez activities

Over 50 GRCC students, instructors and administrators participated in the 15th Annual César E. Chávez Social Justice Activities on March 19, 2015.

To see a Spanish article with quotes from GRCC students and instructor, follow this link:

To see photos of President Ender, GRCC students and instructors, follow this link:

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Learn about products, services at Technology Showcase

GRCC’s Information Technology Department is hosting its first Technology Showcase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 25 in the Main Building’s G2 hallway. Students, staff and faculty are welcome! For details, click here.

Learn about all the technology products and services the campus offers and join the discussion on Twitter using #GRCCTech!

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