GRCC In the News, 3-27-15

GRCC holds free dental screening days

March 27, 2015; WOTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) — Children and families can get free dental screenings at events held by Grand Rapids Community College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Promoting skilled trades, Geek Group offers scholarships to GRCC students

March 19, 2015;

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) students who are enrolled in a Workforce Development Program will now have access to a 50 percent scholarship for a six-month membership program to the Geek Group.

Raider Salute to Facilities Department

IT Customer Support would like to thank the Facilities department for their incredible work in accommodating the power needs of the IT department, vendors, presenters, and participants of the 2015 Technology Showcase. Without the work of the Facilities department, the 2015 Technology Showcase would not have been the electrifying success it was!

Greg Forbes to lecture on vaccinations

Dr. Greg Forbes, Biological Sciences, will be providing a public lecture for the Center for Inquiry entitled “The Anti-Vaccination Movement; Replacing Science with Superstition” on April 8 at 7 p.m. This free lecture will be held a the Women’s City Club on Fulton.

More than 2 centuries have passed since the first vaccines were used to prevent disease and the disabilities and death associated with these diseases. However, even after the prevention of many millions of deaths, vaccine skeptics and vaccine conspiracy theories appear to be increasing in frequency even in the light of a preponderance of scientific fact validating the efficacy and safety of vaccines.

This presentation will provide an overview of how vaccines provide protection from disease, how vaccines are manufactured and will review the claims from the anti-vaccine skeptics. These claims will then be addressed utilizing the body of scientific knowledge acquired over the last 2 centuries as well as contemporary research. A comparison of the anti-vaccine movement will then be made to similar anti-science beliefs such as climate change denial, anti-evolutionism and young Earth geology.

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Student Employee Appreciation Week includes giveaways, lunch

Below is a run down of the specials that will be offered during Student Employee Appreciation Week, which is April 13 – April 17 this year:

  • Daily basket raffles (put together by various department around campus).
  • Free Muffin at Patatas.
  • Free Meal upgrade at Subway.
  • Free Bag of chips at the Bookstore.
  • Complementary dessert, beverage OR appetizer with the purchase of an entree or salad at The Heritage Restaurant.
  • $2.00 off any purchase at the Raider Grille, Quiet Cafe or Sneden CafĂ©.
  • Free Ice Cream Sundae at Art & Bev’s on Wednesday, April 15 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Student Employee & Supervisor Celebration on Friday April 17th from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (see below for details).

On Friday, April 17 we will be providing a special lunch prepared by ATC Banquet and Catering in the ATC Atrium starting at 11:30 a.m. This will run until approximately 12:30 p.m. when we will begin making our way over to the Spectrum Theater for a special performance by a singing impressionist, comedian and magician (one of the tops in the world) that has a show in Vegas! Here is a short clip of our performer: