GRCC In the News, 1-20-16

Tom Rademacher Brings Storytelling Talents to Sabo PR

Jan. 19, 2016; (press release)

Tom Rademacher, who endeared himself to readers of The Grand Rapids Press as a nationally acclaimed columnist the better part of his 37 years there, has joined Sabo PR as lead storyteller.

… Rademacher holds degrees from Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University. Both schools have honored him with their distinguished alumni awards. A licensed builder, he enjoys woodworking, as well as swimming, running and windsurfing.

GRCC basketball double-header tonight

The GRCC Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams host the Lake Michigan Community College Red Hawks tonight (1.20.16) in the Ford Fieldhouse. The women tip off at 5:30pm and the men follow at 7:30pm. Concessions are available and admission to both games is free. Come support your Raiders!

Game Overview:

GRCC Women are 9-7 overall and are tied for 4th place with a 3-2 record in the MCCAA-Western Conference. The Lady Red Hawks are currently sit a half game ahead of GRCC at 3-1 in the Western Conference.

GRCC Men are 9-6 overall and are tied for 5th place with a 2-3 record in the MCCAA-Western Conference. Lake Michigan College sits at 2-2 in conference.

We look forward to seeing you at the Fieldhouse.

Bottled Water Drive for Flint

Grand Rapids Community College TRIO Upward Bound program is collecting bottled water for the Flint water crisis. Upward Bound supports the efforts of providing water to the community members of FIint during their state of emergency. GRCC employees and students can drop off a case of bottled water or a gallon of water to the TRIO Upward Bound Office 110 Sneden Hall. Upward Bound students will be collecting donated bottles of water at City High, Innovation Central, Ottawa Hills, and University Prep. Water collection will take place January 25 to the 29th.

Community involvement and responsibility are paramount pillars of the Upward Bound program. The donations of water will be given to the Upward Bound program at Mott Community College for further distribution.


GRCC to hold online sale on January 21

Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting an Online Sale on January 21. Everything in the sale will be 10% off. Prices will be updated at the checkout page. This sale, running from 7 am to 7 pm, 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 Please keep in mind that no inventory will be displayed until 7 am. For more information please visit GRCC’s Purchasing Department website

Disclaimer: Grand Rapids Community College does not guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Inventory must be picked up the following day of the sale. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appt).

Mathematics seminar to focus on statistics

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its first Mathematics Seminar of 2016 on Wednesday, January 27, 3:00-4:00 PM in 101 Cook.  Our speaker, former GRCC student Duy Duong-Tran, will discuss applications of Statistics in the area quality control.  The title and abstract of his talk are below.

Duy’s talk will appeal to a wide audience, and anyone with an interest in engineering, applied mathematics, statistics, health-care management, nursing, etc. is encouraged to attend.  An introductory statistics course, such as MA 215, would be helpful for a full appreciation of the discussion.  Of course, as always, everyone is welcome.

Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 PM.


“Out of Control” in Statistical Process Control: Meaning and “Prevention”

The practice of six-sigma is well-established in many areas of industry that involve repetitive processes and outputs. In this talk we will discuss control chart performance, what could happen if a process is “out-of-control”, and recent developments in control charting techniques. Surprisingly, statistical control models are not only implemented in traditional industries such as automotive and pharmaceutical, but also in unexpected areas such as health care management and health surveillance.