Maintenance scheduled for PeopleSoft

We are applying required year end maintenance to PeopleSoft Student and HR on Saturday. We are also upgrading PeopleSoft Financials which will start on Thursday evening. Please see the details below for outage windows.

PeopleSoft Maintenance on Saturday

PeopleSoft Human Resources (HRPROD) will be down on Saturday, December 3rd from 8:00 AM until noon for required year end maintenance. PeopleSoft Student (CS9PROD) including the Online Center, will be down on Saturday, December 3rd from 12:30 PM until 3:30 PM for required year end maintenance. During this time employees will not be able to view their pay advice.

FSPROD Upgrade Begins Thursday, December 1st at 5 PM

IT will be upgrading the PeopleSoft Financials system – FSPROD – to version 9.2 beginning Thursday, December 1st at 5:00 PM.  FSPROD will be unavailable to its users until 8:00 AM Monday, December 5th.

GRCC Players’ ‘Somewhere In Between’ runs Dec. 1-3

The GRCC Players will present Craig Pospisil’s “Somewhere In Between” at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 to 3.

Attention GRCC Staff: Call ext. 3946 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, or Friday, Dec. 2, and get two tickets to the production. GRCC staff tickets are $10 — mention seeing this “ad” in GRCC Today and get our BOGO offer: TWO tickets for just $10. You can purchase them over the phone with Visa/MC, or you can purchase with cash or check at the door.

Somewhere In Between by Craig Pospisil. Dec. 1-3, 2016, at 8 p.m. Spectrum Theater. For tickets and information, call (616) 234-3946. GRCC.

Student Bethany Austhof to lead Mathematics Seminar

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Wednesday, December 7, 3:00-4:00 PM in 107 Cook.  Our speaker, GRCC mathematics student Bethany Austhof, will discuss the relationship between Calculus and Statistics.  Her title and abstract are below.

While Statistics can be successfully studied and applied at a pre-Calculus level, a better understanding of many fundamental concepts and processes hinges on ideas from Calculus.  Bethany’s talk will provide some historical background that will accessible to anyone, so if you know a bit of statistics and not much Calculus, consider this to be an opportunity to learn more!  As always, everyone is welcome to our mathematics seminars.

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

Probability: Curves Inspired by the Cosmos

In this seminar, we will look at the applications of Calculus in the field of Statistics. Topics of discussion will include how we can derive exact probabilities using integration techniques, how to  determine the mean of a continuous random variable using the center of mass formula, and a look at the derivation of the normal curve distribution function.

Psi Beta collects items for aid organizations

Members of the GRCC chapter of Psi Beta, a national psychology honor society for community colleges, collected hundreds of items for individuals in need. This is the third year that this group has organized the collection. This year the donations went to The Pantry, an organization that provides holistic aid to neighbors in need and GRCC’s food pantry, which is designed to meet the immediate food needs of students and their families.

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Volunteers needed for Stress Buster

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is seeking your participation in this year’s Stress Buster, happening on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Raider Grille. CAB needs volunteers to staff the registration table, manage the food line, and help monitor and coordinate the different games and activities. If you would like to participate, please click here to your name to the volunteer form. If your schedule allows, feel free to sign up for more than one shift! Without your help, we could not pull off these events for our students!

If you have any questions, please contact Kaylee Wolff, Campus Activities Board advisor, by phone at 616-234-2477 or by email at

Have a great day, and thank you for your consideration and continued commitment to our students!