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., March 18, 2016. 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 www.grcc.edu/grants.

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 jmlarsen@grcc.edu. Good luck!

Paige Sondorp wins culinary scholarship

Valley City Linen awarded their annual Culinary Scholarship to Paige Sondorp yesterday. This $1000 award means a great deal to our students. Paige was very emotional when she received the news since she was concerned about fall tuition. Now thanks to Greg Jeltema (pictured) with his brothers Jeff and Tim, the ownership of Valley City Linen Company, Paige can be assured of a full credit semester this fall.

Greg Jeltema presents a scholarship to Paige Sondorp.

Greg Jeltema, of Valley City Linen, and Paige Sondorp.

Fit Friday sessions focus on tips for healthy kids, heart attack prevention

Fit Fridays! Presented by the GRCC Exercise is Medicine Team

March 18: 11:15-12:15 Fit Friday: “Healthier Kids Grow Into Healthier Adults” with Sherry Knoppers

Location: Calkins Science Room 125/127

Class Description: This course will go over the importance of healthy eating, adequate sleep, and physical activity for overall health from the Pediatric level to Adulthood. Understanding the importance of maintaining health and good habits through all years of life.

April 1: 10:00-11:00 AM Fit Friday: “Heart Attack, Stroke and Cardiac Arrest Care and Prevention” with Lannie Collard and Melanie Schiele Gady

Location: Calkins Science Room 122

Class Description: Prevention as well as how to respond and care for a victim that is having a heart attack, stroke, or is in cardiac arrest. Learn how to save a life!

GRCC to hold online sale March 17

Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting an Online Sale on March 17. 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 http://grcconlinestore.pixafyhosting.com/index.php. Please keep in mind that no inventory will be displayed until 7 am. For more information please visit GRCC’s Purchasing Department website http://www.grcc.edu/purchasing/onlinestore.

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 focuses on statistics

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Wednesday, March 23, 3:00-4:00 PM in 101 Cook.  Our speaker, GRCC Mathematics Instructor Curt Baragar, will discuss the history and some fundamental concepts of statistics, including a glimpse into the lives of those who helped develop modern statistics.  The title and abstract of his talk are below.

Curt’s talk will be accessible to a wide range of students and faculty.  A strong background in statistics is not required.  As always, everyone is welcome.

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

Stories of Statistics

We will take a brief walk through the history of statistics, occasionally stopping off the path to take a look at some of the colorful characters who have contributed to this field.  Also, along the way we will consider questions such as: How much longer should you expect to live?  What do you mean by “average”?  What do actuaries do?  What is a p-value, what is a double-blind study, and why are these important?