GRCC In the News, 5-12-15

MSU PhD student awarded $900K fellowship

May 11, 2015; WWMT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Michigan State University Ph.D. student, with ties to West Michigan, has been awarded a $900,000 fellowship.

… After being homeless for six months, he landed a gig as a tutor at Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC to offer a degree in beer production

May 8, 2015; Chimes (Calvin College’s student newspaper)

Beer enthusiasts rejoice. Grand Rapids now has an opportunity for amateur home-brewers to develop their skills through a beer degree at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).

Lions Sign Three Tryout Players After Rookie Minicamp

May 11, 2015; CBS Detroit

CBS DETROIT — The Detroit Lions signed three tryout players following rookie minicamp, the team announced Monday.

… A native of Inkster, (Nathan) Lindsay had 41 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss, and three interceptions for Fort Hays State last season. He also returned four kicks for a total of 166 yards. He played two seasons at that school and previously played at Eastern Arizona College and Grand Rapids Community College.

Muskegon Community College draws top team in regional baseball opener

May 11, 2015; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — The Muskegon Community College baseball team will have to be ready coming out of the gate in the regional tournament.

… GOLF: Joel Maire is tied for fourth in the regional tournament and MCC was seventh in the team standings after 36 holes Monday at Bedford Valley in Battle Creek. Maire shot 73-75 and is 4-over-par, eight shots off the lead. The Jayhawks shot 307 and 320 for a total of 627. Other scores for MCC were Dylan Krim (74-83), Jeff Stevens (82-78), Connor Love (78-84) and Tyler Krim (86-86). Grand Rapids Community College is the team leader with 596 going into Tuesday’s final day of competition.

Celebrate history at annual tour of homes

May 11, 2015; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Just outside of downtown Grand Rapids is one of the nation’s largest urban historic districts. The Heritage Hill historic neighborhood is made up of about 1,300 houses, many of them built before the turn of the century. An event that celebrates this historic area is the Heritage Hill Annual Weekend Tour of Homes.

… Tickets on the weekend of the tour are $20 and are sold only at the ticket booth at GRCC DeVos Campus at 445 East Fulton.

Active commuting includes car pools

Active commuting takes on many different forms, not just riding your bike or walking to work.

Did you know that The Rapid is more than just a bus system here in Grand Rapids? The Rapid also has car and van pooling options for those who would rather not fight traffic to commute all by themselves. Carpooling shares the cost of fuel, parking and the driving all while cutting pollution and traffic congestion. Click here for more information.

Roofing, concrete work scheduled for Student Center

If the weather cooperates this week, the roofing and concrete work on the Student Center’s 3rd floor plaza/walkway area  will occur. At this point, they are planning on beginning on Wednesday and will continue through the end of this week.

This will require the staging of some equipment on the top of the ramp area and will also require that the walkway be closed entirely for a few days. We will place “temporarily closed” signs on the parking level and in the field house.

Again – this is pending the weather, so stay tuned!

Mursalata Muhammad to lead book discussion on May 14

Join us for a group discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird with special guest Mursalata Muhammad, who teaches English at GRCC. The discussion starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Barnes and Noble in the Woodland Mall, 3195 28th St. SE Suite B116, Grand Rapids, MI 49512, 616-940-0820.

In anticipation of the new book coming out in July, make sure to take this opportunity to pre-order Go Set a Watchman.

Lyon Street ramp to close for cleaning

The student parking section of the Lyon Street Ramp will be closed for cleaning Monday May 18 through Wednesday, May 20. Since there will be no parking available on the student parking side of the ramp during this time, students should park in the Barclay or Bostwick parking ramps when on the college’s Main Campus.

The GRCC employee section of the Lyon Street Ramp will be closed for cleaning Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22. Employees should park on the student side of the Lyon Street Ramp. The gates will be raised.