GRCC In the News, 5-19-15

Festival of the Arts unveils new app

May 18, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Grand Rapids’ biggest summer festival kicks off in less than three weeks and this year, your smartphone can help you get the most out of Festival of the Arts.

… The app was developed by Grand Rapids Community College students and will help you navigate the three-day event, which is the largest all-volunteer art festival in the country.

Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch 2015 concert lineup: Joshua Davis, Michelle Chamuel and more

May 19, 2015; MLive

Sonic Lunch – the free, outdoor summer concert series at Liberty Plaza, on Liberty St. and Division in Ann Arbor, presented by Bank of Ann Arbor – has just announced its 2015 lineup, which includes “The Voice” superstars Michelle Chamuel and Joshua Davis; Børns; Martha Reeves; Theo Katzman and more.

… August 13th – Børns, with special guest Chris Bathgate

The nom de plume of singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Michigan native Garrett Borns, Børns crafts big-hearted, alternately dreamy and danceable, falsetto-driven electro-pop confections that have been dusted with glam rock and folk. Raised in the great lake coastal town of Grand Haven, Michigan, Børns studied music at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and Grand Rapids Community College while becoming a fixture in the local music scene. After a brief stint in New York City, Børns decided to relocate to Los Angeles, where he set up shop in a self-described “treetop sanctuary” just outside of the city, and began honing what would eventually become his debut EP, the Interscope-issued “Candy.” His new single “Electric Love” is on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and in rotation on every rock station in America.

GRCC’s Online Store to hold sale on May 21

Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting an Online Sale on May 21. This sale, running from 7 am to 7 pm, will feature retired College technology and resources including laptops, desktops, monitors, electronics, lost & found items, and many others! A specific inventory listing will be available the day of the sale.

The online sale may be accessed by visiting GRCC’s Online Store Please keep in mind that no inventory will be displayed until May 21 at 7 am. For more information please visit GRCC’s Purchasing Department website

Disclaimer: Grand Rapids Community College does not guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Inventory must be picked up the following day of the sale. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appointment).

ESP group gets new name

GRCCESP have become GRCCAPSS: Grand Rapids Community College Alliance of Professional Support Staff! In April 2015, GRCCESP left the Michigan Education Association to form an independent union called the Alliance of Professional Support Staff (APSS). We currently are 86 members strong and have officially changed our union group name from ESP to APSS. The APSS Board is working on the incorporation process for our name as well updating our name on the GRCC websites.

Same awesome folks with a new awesome name and meaning! The purpose of GRCCAPSS shall be to unite all members. Ensure fair and equal treatment of the membership; promote education and a sense of community within the College. Discuss and resolve educational support employee conflicts; promote professionalism and efficiency; ensure fair and equal treatment of the membership and to provide the best support to our areas as we can.