GRCC In the News, 4-7-15

Deepening the talent pool

April 3, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Representatives from academic institutions and workforce agencies met employees of Mercy Health halfway during a recent conference.

… Conference participants included the Grand Rapids Urban League, Michigan Works!, University of Detroit-Mercy, GVSU, Muskegon Intermediate School District, Muskegon Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Goodwill Industries, Baker College, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology.

Lady Vikings swept in two DHs

April 6, 2015; Three Rivers Commercial-News

CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College women’s softball team continues to search for that elusive victory after dropping two doubleheaders over the weekend.

Tom Muckels Lady Vikings fell twice at home on Friday to Grand Rapids Community College 15-4 and 13-9.

Muskegon Community College baseball team starts league season 3-1

April 6, 2015; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI – The Muskegon Community College baseball team started the Western Conference portion of its schedule with a doubleheader sweep of Lake Michigan on its way to a 3-1 week.

… SOFTBALL: The Jayhawks dropped a pair of tight games to Lansing Community College 3-1 and 2-1 Tuesday. Nicole DePender pitched well in the opener, but the Jayhawks couldn’t muster enough offense outside of Morgan Gidding’s first home run of the season and Megan Jean’s double. In Game 2, Giddings hit 2-for-3 and C.J. Masseau added the only other MCC hit. Jean and Katie Hendrickson pitched for the Jayhawks. On Saturday, MCC went 3-1 at the Kankakee CC Tournament, with its only loss to sixth-ranked Illinois Central College. The Jayhawks defeated Kankakee (5-3), East Central (18-3) and Oakland CC (17-3) on the day. The Jayhawks travel to Grand Rapids CC Tuesday.

Keith St. Clair to discuss Arab Spring

The North African states of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia have witnessed some dramatic social and political changes in recent years. Tunisia saw the birth of the Arab Spring in 2011, which consisted of uprisings spreading to overthrow many dictatorships throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Unfortunately, many of these states have descended into chaos and civil war. Only Tunisia still holds the promise of democracy brought by the Arab Spring. While Algeria and Morocco’s regimes have entrenched themselves further, all have had to face the growing threat of terrorism.

Keith St. Clair invites you to come and learn more about the current history and politics of these fascinating societies: Wednesday April 15, 2015 from 2:15pm – 3:15pm in the ATC Auditorium (Room 168)

Tutoring services gets summer schedule

What’s Available for Tutoring Services this Summer?

  1. All Drop-in Tutorial/Computer Labs will be open during the Summer Semester, which includes the following:
  • ATC Tutorial & Open Computer Lab (will offer tutoring appointments)
  • Biology Learning Center
  • Business Tutorial & Computer Lab
  • Math, Calculus Physical Science Lab (combined)
  • Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab
  • Language Arts Tutorial & Computer Lab
  • Mechanical and Architectural / CAD Lab and Sneden Lab (for basic help with MS Office)

The Summer Lab Schedule with times and days will be out soon.

  1. Academic Support Center – 2nd floor Library, Room 232
  • MA107 Group Tutoring by appointment
  • The P.L.A.C.E. (MA 95, 96, 97, PY 97, RD 97, 98, EN 97, CO 3)
  • Note: For Summer ONLY, MA 98 Students are welcome in the P.L.A.C.E. for assistance.

What’s not Available for Summer?

During the summer, the following Tutoring Services will not be available:

  • Appointment-Based Peer Tutoring

All services will resume at the start of the fall semester.

Celebrate Math Awareness Month

April is Math Awareness Month. Find out more at

So So here’s the contest………

In honor of GRCC celebrating 100 years, a new building containing 100 classrooms is built. It is named Euclid Hall. (Okay, so I am making all of that up but it is for the sake of the contest.) All 100 classrooms are locked. During the night each of 100 facilities technicians visits the rooms. The first technician visits every room. The second technician visits room 2,4,6,… etc (every 2nd room), the third technician visits rooms 3,6,9,..etc (every third room), the fourth technician visits every fourth room, and so on until the 100th technician visits the 100th room. On a visit each unlocks the door if it is locked or locks the door if it is unlocked. In the morning, how many rooms are left unlocked?

Send your entry to Nancy Forrest in the Math Department ( by 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 17. Include your email address so that we can contact you if you win a prize. Also please indicate if you are a student or staff member.The contest is open to any GRCC student or staff member. Of all correct entries, five students and five staff members will be randomly drawn to receive a prize.

Reception, reading celebrate Display magazine

Please join GRCC Art and English faculty and students, and former writers and artists published in GRCC’s Display Magazine for the Student Art Exhibit and the 100 Issues of Display Magazine Reading:

Wednesday, April 8th

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

The Student Art Exhibition featuring work from this year’s visual arts students will be held in the GRCC Collins Art Gallery on the fourth floor of the Main Building. The 100 Issues of Display Readings will be held in the Health Tutorial Lab, 401 Cook Hall.

The Student Exhibit is also a part of ART Downtown, trolley rides will be available to other exhibits throughout downtown Grand Rapids.

Please see the attached announcement card for details.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

ecard Student Exhibition 2015

Retail bakery students compete in ‘Cupcake Wars’

Cupcake Wars is a Retail Bakery competition in which students need to produce a “cupcake flight” of three cupcakes with flavor profiles following a particular theme. This semester, the theme was beverages; teams let their creativity loose with sodas, spirits, coffees, juices, and smoothies and created some amazing cupcakes.

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Free screening of ‘The Hunting Ground’ at Celebration Cinema North

This documentary on college campus sexual assault has the power to fuel the movement to end campus assault, but we need to show a strong turnout at theaters to demonstrate the growing public concern and demand institutions change their ways. Come to a free screening and panel discussion at Celebration Cinema North Thursday, April 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Brought to you by GRCC and the Kent County Young Leaders Against Violence.

100 Ways to Give: Career Exploration Fair on April 8

ways-to-give-fb-imageStudents can learn about accounting, event management and purchasing from people in those careers — and enjoy some pizza!

As part of GRCC’s 100 Ways to Give anniversary celebration, professionals on GRCC’s finance and administration staff will talk about their careers and answer questions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8 in the ATC atrium.

Students can hear about opportunities in:

  • accounting and budget services.
  • campus policing.
  • cashiers.
  • event management.
  • facilities.
  • financial aid.
  • human resources.
  • purchasing.

A pizza lunch will be provided. Questions? Email