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

GRCC In the News, 7-23-15

How one GRCC program is leading to fewer students in remedial courses

July 22, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – At Grand Rapids Community College, fall semester is still more than a month away. By the time the classes start, though, hundreds of incoming students will have a head start on their college careers.

One student’s journey from struggling reader to college graduate

July 23, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Ashley Miggins’ journey to college started with the biggest of hurdles.

She had passed her exams, walked in her high school graduation ceremony and received her diploma. But when Miggins enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College, she still struggled with one of life’s most fundamental skills.

Online sale is today

Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting an Online Sale on today. This sale, running through 7 p.m., 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 http://grcconlinestore.pixafyhosting.com/index.php. For more information please visit GRCC’s Purchasing Department website http://www.grcc.edu/purchasing/onlinestore.

Parking lot work scheduled for July 24 to 26

Asphalt repairs, seal coating, and re-striping will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at M-TEC, and the entire DeVos campus will be re-striped. Please make sure all cars are moved off the parking surfaces. The underside of the parking ramp at Sneden Hall will not be re-striped, parking under the ramp is permitted. The top of the ramp needs to be cleared of all vehicles for striping.

GRCC In the News, 7-22-15

Things to do Thursday, July 23

July 21, 2015; MLive

… Jul. Thru Jul. 25 Romeo and Juliet: Spectrum Theater at GRCC, 160 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids. 8 pm. 1-800-838-3006

Emmy Award-winning director, renowned author appearing at Actors’ Theatre workshop

July 21, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Rodney Vaccaro and nationally-recognized playwright Betsy Howie are in Grand Rapids to participate in Actors’ Theatre’s first script workshop of the new season.

… Vaccaro, who moved to Grand Rapids when he was 12 and is a Western Michigan University graduate, credits Actors’ Theatre as a source of his success as an artist and writer. He will direct the play as local actors including Joyce Bean, Lynne Brown-Tepper, Neil Patrick Trevisan, Ruth Ann Molenaar and Kyle Los join producer Kathy Keehn for the workshop.

(Article doesn’t mention it, but Rodney Vaccaro is a GRJC alumnus.)

Online sale set for July 23

Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting an Online Sale on July 23. This sale, running from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 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 http://grcconlinestore.pixafyhosting.com/index.php. Please keep in mind that no inventory will be displayed until July 23 at 7 a.m. For more information please visit GRCC’s Purchasing Department website http://www.grcc.edu/purchasing/onlinestore.

GRCC In the News, 7-21-15

Whiteford’s Janie Bunge named Girls Athlete of the Year

July 18, 2015; Monroe News

It was only a matter of time before Janie Bunge made a name for herself.

… Basketball is Bunge’s best sport, but not her favorite and not the sport she plans to play in college next year at Grand Rapids Community College.

Timberwolves semipro football team undefeated

July 21, 2015; The Toledo Blade

MONROE — Lance Hazlett, a manufacturing scientist by day, sacks quarterbacks on Saturday nights as a defensive tackle for the undefeated Southern Michigan Timberwolves.

… Charles Boyce, a three-time league most valuable player, is the Timberwolves’ offensive triple threat, playing running back, receiver, and returning kicks. Boyce, 26, played at Grand Rapids Community College and still hopes to catch the eye of National Football League scouts.