GRCC In the News, 7-22-16

Børns: ‘Everything in Music and Art is Cyclical’

July 15, 2016; Rolling Stone India

If social media rants are anything to go by, fans of breakout artist Garrett Borns aka Børns are mighty pissed that their little secret is no longer a secret, or for that matter, little. Fame comes at a price and this time, its the admirers of the American singer-songwriter who have to pay for it. Also, its no use keeping things under wraps when social media mammoth Taylor Swift exposes your private hero to the world. (“So ‘Electric Love’ by Børns sounds like an instant classic to me….. #justsayingggg,” she tweeted last year.)

(This article doesn’t mention it, but Borns is a GRCC alumnus.)

Congratulations to Sarah Barker!

Sarah Barker stands behind a sign that says: "Badwater Basin. 282 feet/855 meters below sea level."

Sarah Barker

The Physical Science Department is pleased to announce that GRCC geology student, Sarah Barker, was awarded an On To the Future (OTF) travel grant to attend this year’s Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. One of only 125 recipients in the nation, Ms. Barker was offered a travel grant, full meeting registration, and a one year membership to GSA.

From the OTF website:

On To the Future celebrates the growing diversity of the GSA community and the importance of GSA’s student membership through inviting, supporting, and mentoring an increased number of students from diverse backgrounds to their first GSA meeting. This community is designed to provide a place for OTF students to gain exposure to the wide array of geoscience research and career options available. It is intended to facilitate effective mentoring relationships and networking opportunities to help OTF students become engaged leaders in the scientific and professional community.

GRCC Bookstore is hiring for temporary positions

Do you know someone who may be interested in a temporary position in the bookstore?  The Grand Rapids Community College Bookstore is seeking exceptional people with cashier, sales and/or stocking experience for short-term temporary positions this Fall.

They can apply by going to Just click on “Apply Now” and choose retail hourly, then find “Temporary Retail Team Member”on the job list, then type Zip Code 49503 and pick Grand Rapids Community College. They can either upload a resume or simply type their information into the field provided. All applications are required to go through this site. EOE M/F/D/V Requirements: Minimum Age: 18

Job Type: Temporary

Required education: High school or equivalent