GRCC In the News, 5-19-16

Delta baseball edges Grand Rapids CC in thrilling regional game

May 19, 2016; Midland Daily News

BATTLE CREEK — Delta College’s baseball team, seeded fourth in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII tournament, defeated No. 5 seed Grand Rapids Community College 5-3 in regional play Wednesday in a back-and-forth affair that wasn’t decided until the final at-bat.

Geology lab acquires seismometer

The Physical Science Department’s geology lab is happy to announce that the geology lab is now host to a new seismometer. The station (GRMI) is part of the Michigan Regional Seismic Network (MiQuakes) and recorded its’ first earthquake on Thursday, May 18. Seismic waves from a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Ecuador arrived in Grand Rapids about 9 minutes later. For information about the Ecuador earthquake go to: For more information about the GRMI station and regular updates go to the MiQuakes website (, click on “MIQuakes Stations” and find “GRMI”. Whenever the seismometer picks up an earthquake or event, it will be posted on this site.

From the MiQuakes website: “The MiQuakes Network is made up of a group of high schools, community colleges and universities from around the state that have seismometers capable of recording seismic activity from around the country as well as from across the globe. Many of these stations are sponsored by IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutes in Seismology) or by both IRIS and MESTA – the Michigan Earth Science Teachers Association.”

A seismometer sits on a countertop. A sign behind it says: "This is a seismometer, a delicate instrument designed to record earthquakes. Please do not touch, move or jostle."

Online sale is today

Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting an Online Sale on May 19. 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

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).