GRCC In the News, 10-16-15

Get rid of TOST, another citizen tells county board

Oct. 15, 2015; The Hastings Banner

Homeowners in Barry and Eaton counties are being discriminated against by the Barry-Eaton District Health Department’s time of sale or transfer, or TOST regulation, which singles them out for wanting to sell or transfer their property, said Hastings Township resident Bob Vanderboegh.

… Barry County will be getting some one-time additional revenue from an unlikely source. At today’s (Thursday’s) meeting of Middleville’s Local Development Finance Authority, there is to be a discussion about the LDFA collecting more funds than it was supposed to because of an error in the formula. Stolsonburg said the over-appropriation totaled about $100,000 but was not from individual taxpayers, but from the county, Thornapple Township and Grand Rapids Community College. “We [on the LDFA] have to figure out a process of repayment … Some of it is owed to the county and some owed to the township and community college.”

The Listening Post gives students a safe place to chat

Oct. 14, 2015; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

Walking through the Kirkhof Center lobby, students can see many different organizations at booths, vying for their attention. Amidst the hectic atmosphere, there is one table that sits quietly and lets students come to them. This is the Listening Post, and it is set up in Kirkhof from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. The goal of this program is quite simple: to listen.

… The Listening Post on GVSU’s campus will not be the last to be installed either. This program is constantly growing and spreading its influence to campuses all over. A Listening Post program started at Grand Rapids Community College last year based on the success of GVSU’s own.

Students sign up for classes with TRiO Palooza

Students in the TRIO/Student Support Services Program took advantage of Early Registration for Winter 2016 classes. The TRIO Palooza Event held Wed October 14th was an awesome success. This event brought in our greatest attendance in some time.

TRIO provided the students with Academic Advising for Winter Registration, fun activities, and food. TRIO Palooza had Vicki Powers and Brynne Roberts from the Financial Aid Office stop in for the morning session to answer questions from students. Vicki and Bryne also had a little bit of fun and played a game or two with our students.

TRIO would like to thank Vicki and Brynne for stopping by and the Peer Mentors: Erendida Erazo-Alas, Amanda Aguirre, and Jonathan Jackson for all of their help in making this event a success. And we thank Angela Long from Counseling & Career Center in helping out with Academic Advisement. We also, thank Tim Zerfas from IT in helping our students troubleshoot and getting them logged in so they could register for Winter classes. And of course a thank you to Campus Dining for those awesome Fiesta Fajitas, they were delicious.

Awesome job to everyone involved.

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Students present summer research projects

The GRCC Campus Community is invited to attend the GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation on Wednesday, October 21 from 12 – 4 in the Multi-Purpose Room (2nd Floor / Student Center). Students who participated in summer research programs at The University of Michigan, Michigan Tech, Hope College, Western Michigan University, and Case Western will be presenting their posters. The poster presentation also includes a presentation by a student who participated in a 4 week summer Study Abroad Program in Salamanca, Spain.

Come and participate in this important event for our GRCC Scholars!!!!

If you have any questions, please contact Anna Maria Clark, TRIO/Student Support Services. Snacks will be provided.