GRCC In the News, 9-23-15

International Exchange Students Enrich High School Culture

Sept. 22, 2015; (Kent Intermediate School District newsletter)

Wyoming Public Schools, MI — Chinese students Zheng “Kelly” Haohua and Guo “James” Kaixiang chatted with Band Director Jane Detweiler about playing instruments in the Wyoming High School band. Brazilian student Gabriel Lopez Alves quickly alternated his arms in a fast up-and-down motion using battle ropes in gym class, and Thai student Noparrat (Mint) Likhithattaslip and German student Veronika Rieks settled into their seats in English class.

… Several plan to attend college courses next school year through the Wyoming Middle College, a dual-enrollment program with Grand Rapids Community College.

‘Learn at Lunch’ series features documentaries

Please join us for the Learn at Lunch series brought to you by HR/Staff Development and the Exercise Science department. There are 3 more fantastic documentaries that will be shown between now and commencement.

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Please email Julie Otte with questions.

Exercise science, staff development create ArtPrize scavenger hunt

Exercise Science and Staff Development have teamed up to offer GRCC’s Annual ArtPrize Fitness Scavenger Hunt! Get out and get active while exploring ArtPrize. (Email Jodi Gee, or Julie Otte, for the answer key if you plan to use this in your classes).

Services available to GRCC employees

GRCC has contracted with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services to provide professional counseling services to full-time, part-time, contingency and adjunct employees, their spouses and children living in their household. EAPs are intended to help employees deal with personal problems that might adversely impact their health and wellbeing. To view EAP benefit details, please see Employee Assistance Program Guide to Your Benefits.

IIPD Grants: Funding Opportunity

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grants program is 4:30 p.m., October 2, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications electronically. The IIPD application packet and IIPD Guidelines are available in the GRCC Internal Grants area of the Grants Office website at

Please note that applications must include a Supervisor’s Approval form, a budget form and budget documentation. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen, Director, Grants and Resource Development Department, at 234-3910 or Good luck!