GRCC In the News, 11-5-15

Morning News

Nov. 5, 2015; WZZM

Grand Rapids Community College today will dedicate a memorial today to graduates of the school’s Police Academy killed in the line of duty.

A television screen shows a photo of a police officer: GRCC to honor fallen Police Academy graduates. Ofc. Robert Kozminski.

Grand Rapids Community College and CMU making it easier to transfer

Nov. 4, 2015; The Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant)

It will be easier for students to transfer from Grand Rapids Community College to Central Michigan University.

State grants to help combat campus sexual assaults

Nov. 4, 2015; The Detroit Free Press

A drink coaster that can tell if someone has spiked your drink is among nearly two dozen projects at Michigan’s colleges and universities to get funding in an effort to fight sexual assault.

… Schools getting grants are:

… Grand Rapids Community College ($7,716)

GVSU leads nation in low-income student enrollment

Nov. 4, 2015; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

Grand Valley State University was recently recognized as one of just ten colleges and universities in the nation that enrolls a high number of low-income students while also maintaining strong academic performance among its campus community.

… “Seventy-five percent of non-Pell students attend four-year institutions, while only 55 percent of Pell eligible students pick four-year colleges; rather, they are more likely to attend a two-year college or a proprietary college,” she (Lynn Blue, vice president for Enrollment Development) said. “The last numbers that I have seen, Grand Rapids Community College reported 52 percent of their students were Pell-eligible.”

Muskegon Community College recap: Cross Country Women, Men finish 4th, 5th in region

Nov. 4, 2015; MLive

… WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: The Jayhawks dropped to 20-14 overall and 10-4 and third-place in the conference with a 4-set loss at Grand Rapids Community College Tuesday. The set scores were 25-23, 25-23, 22-25 and 25-18. Ashly Schuitema connected for 17 kills and two blocks, Rachel Brown contributed 12 kills and five blocks, Hannah Deblois added 12 kills, Lindsey Jacobs had 45 assists and two aces and Marissa Hassevoort added 34 digs to lead the Jayhawks. MCC hosts the Region XII tournament this Friday-Sunday, Nov. 6-8.

Software upgrade means interruptions for human resources operations

PeopleSoft Human Resources is being upgraded to version 9.2 this weekend. HR Production will be down for the upgrade process from Friday, November 6th at 5:00 PM. and will be available again by Tuesday, November 10th at 8:00 AM. This will result in the following service interruptions:

  • Viewing your paycheck in the Online Center will be unavailable after 5:00 P.M. on Friday the 6th. Please view your pay information before that time if you need to view it before Tuesday the 10th.
  • Time sheet approvals will be unavailable from 5:00 P.M. Friday the 6th to 8:00 A.M. Tuesday the 10th. Employees may still submit time sheets but email acknowledgment will not occur until Tuesday the 10th.
  • Recruiting functions, including searching for and applying for jobs, will be unavailable from Friday the 6th to Tuesday the 10th.