GRCC In the News, 7-24-15

Habitat Kent partners with GRCC students to wrap up construction on MI’s first LEED Gold v4 home

July 23, 2015;

Dedicated back in April, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has completed construction on the first home in Michigan to meet new LEED Gold v4 standards from the U.S. Green Building Council located at 730 Oakland Ave. SW.

… Brandyn Deckinga is project manager for Habitat Kent’s 730 Oakland Ave. SW project and says the newly certified LEED Gold v4 home was part of the Grand Rapids Community College 100th anniversary build, with the majority of construction led by students studying green construction in the GRCC Tassell M-Tec program.

GRCC to build $7.3M early childhood laboratory preschool

July 23, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College has received a $1.5 million loan from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to build an early childhood laboratory preschool, a $7.3 million project.

What’s required of you in a Michigan traffic stop?

July 23, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) – Dash-cam video released this week from a traffic stop shows how a confrontation between a Texas woman and the arresting officer escalated.

… We also asked former Flint police officer and Grand Rapids Community College assistant professor Jermaine Reese what’s expected of an officer. The driver might be smoking a cigarette, angry that they got a ticket, or using profanity.

Part of Bostwick parking ramp to close for cleaning

The Bostwick Ramp employee side will remain closed for cleaning through the end of the day on Monday, July 27th. Employees who normally park in the Bostwick Ramp should access the ramp via the student entrances on the first floor off Fountain Street, or the 6th floor/roof level off Ransom Avenue. Employees should pull a ticket to enter, and then exit on the first floor through the normal employee exit lane.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

MCCA committee seeks members

Michigan Colleges Online’s Repository is an open educational resources (OER) project designed to facilitate sharing of and creation of OERs among our colleges. The Michigan Community College Association’s Steering Committee for this project will assist with selection of the platform for hosting open educational resources; selection of projects at the colleges to be funded; creation of policies/procedures; and training and marketing of the opportunities available at the MCO Repository.

The association would like representation for all MCO member institutions, including faculty, librarians, distance education administrators, chief academic officers and/or staff. There can be multiple people representing an institution as there are opportunities for differing levels of expertise. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Ronda Edwards at (517) 372-4350  so that she can add you.

Open House for Jeremy Osborn

Please join us on Tuesday, August 4th as we say, “thank you, good bye and good luck” to Jeremy Osborn, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. As you may know, Jeremy has taken a teaching position at Cornerstone University, effective August 17th. Mark your calendar to stop by for light refreshments while we wish Jeremy all the best in his new position.

Date: August 4, 2015

Time: 12:00-2:00 pm

 Location: 122 ATC