Learning opportunities include shooter response, ethics training

Upcoming Learning Opportunities:

Active Shooter Response Training:

RUN! HIDE! FIGHT! Join us for a 90 minute Active Shooter training session presented by our very own Police Chief, Rebecca Whitman. This course will describe what an active shooter is, detail the “Run, Hide, Fight” response, explain ways to recognize and report potential threats to our campus, as well as answer any questions you may have. Whether you’re a new employee completing compliance trainings or an existing employee who would like a refresher, we would love to have you join us on Monday, February 8th from 3:00pm – 4:30pm.

Ethics at GRCC:

Learn about, or refresh your memory, on the GRCC Ethics standards! Kathy Keating will be presenting on the meaning and principles of ethics, as well as how to understand and use the GRCC Ethics Monitoring System on Wednesday, February 10th from 9:30am – 11:30am.

Please register at:


Raider Salute to Earnette Wrancher

A Raider Salute from the library’s Sophia Brewer:

When it comes to connecting with other students, Earnette Wrancher is the one of the best. She is a Student Assistant in the Library and Learning Commons and when you walk in the door of the Library, Earnette is sure to greet you with a hello and a smile. Today, a non-traditional student walked in the door and you could just see the weight on her shoulder. Earnette greeted her and asked her how is it going, the student walked over to her, and as they talked, you could almost see the weight being lifted.

Basketball double-header tonight

Where: Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – Women’s game tips-off at 5:30pm, Men follow at 7:30pm


  • The GRCC women are 9-9 overall and 3-3 in conference play. They face Kellogg CC who is 6-10 overall and 3-4 in conference.
  • The Raider men are 9-8 overall and 2-5 in conference. They also face Kellogg CC who is 3-14 overall and hold a 0-7 conference record.

Mathematics Seminar is today

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.