Archive for February 2017

ScholarFest! 2017 – Payroll Deduction Available

February 28, 2017

The GRCC Foundation is happy to announce that payroll deduction my be utilized to purchase tickets to this year’s SCHOLARfest! event honoring Steve and Karen Ender on March 23, 2017.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this purchasing option, please email foundation@grcc.edu for the form that needs to be completed to authorize the payroll deduction for the ticket purchase.

Once you complete form, scan it and send the PDF back to the foundation via email at foundation@grcc.edu as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at SCHOLARfest! and we thank you for supporting GRCC student scholarships!

 

 

Open Educational Resources review for faculty March 1

February 28, 2017

Librarian Sophia Brewer, will share information about Open Educational Resources and how they are being used on college campuses.

This brief overview will answer the following questions:

  • What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?
  • What is Creative Commons and what does copyright have to do with it?
  • What are the best sources for OER?
  • How can librarians can help?

Join Sophia Wednesday, March 1 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In room 206 of the Library and Learning Commons, located within the Learning Center.

 

IT support desk spring break hours

February 28, 2017
March 6-10, the IT support desk will be open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will be closed March 11 and 12.

Dr. Ender to receive lifetime achievement award

February 28, 2017

Dr. Ender will be honored with the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award, with eight others, during PTK Catalyst, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society’s annual national convention this April.

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Free summer college prep for high school sophmore, junior or seniors.

February 27, 2017

Do you know a high school student who would like to:

  • Improve their math and reading scores?
  • Get free college credit?
  • Go on four-year college and university visits and a field trip, including a trip to Michigan’s Adventure?

Tell them to visit grcc.edu/cruisintocollege to see if they qualify for the GRCC Summer Learning Academy’s Cruisin’ to College program!

GRCC In the News, 2-27-17

February 27, 2017

GRCC offers class to help increased demand for Certified Nursing Assistants

Feb. 24, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is launching its first training program from a $6 million federal grant to ensure the healthcare industry has access to a pipeline of skilled workers to meet the region’s demand.

Literacy program cultivates hidden talent in employees

Feb. 24, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The Literacy Center of West Michigan realized 16 years ago that the workforce was full of employees with untapped leadership potential: those who struggle with literacy.

… Similarly, last summer, CWE launched a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College and the Hispanic Center of West Michigan to recruit and teach Spanish-speaking community members who wanted to participate in GRCCs machine computer numerical control (CNC) degree.

Trophy cases from Grand Rapids colleges tell unique history of sports

Feb. 26, 2017; MLive

The thrill of victory often includes a nice payoff: hardware. Trophies, plaques and ribbons adorn college athletic departments across the Grand Rapids area. There are all kinds of display cases, from modest to opulent, housed in various locations and each with a history lesson. They are old nets, old photos and trophies of all ages, shapes and sizes. Here is a look at some of them from around West Michigan.

… Grand Rapids Community College

Steps inside the Ford Fieldhouse entrance, and just outside the gym, is a long corridor that is home to the rich history of Raiders athletics. A portrait of former President Gerald R. Ford standing guard over the hardware just adds to the atmosphere.

KVCC women earn 23rd win – and at least a share of title, 68-54

Feb. 25, 2017; MLive

As Grand Rapids Coach, David Glazier said after the contest, “If you don’t shoot in this gym every day, it can be a hard place to play.” He was talking about the ‘wide open spaces’ of GRCC’s Ford Fieldhouse, and it has taken its effect on many a visiting team’s shooting prowess. Even solid teams like KVCC’s sixth-ranked Cougars.

McCallum Returns To The Drive

Feb. 25, 2017; Our Sports Central

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH -The Grand Rapids Drive, the NBA D-League Affiliate of the Detroit Pistons announced today that Ray McCallum has returned to the team’s roster after receiving a GATORADE Call-Up totaling 20 days from the Charlotte Hornets.

… McCallum returns to the Grand Rapids Drive for tonight’s game when the team hosts the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 7 PM at the DeltaPlex Arena. Tonight’s game is the Drive’s Metro Health Family Night (All Saturday Games) which features 4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 sodas for $44 and is a Jersey Takeover Night sponsored by Grand Rapids Community College. Players will wear custom Navy and White jerseys for the game. The custom jerseys will be able to be bid on throughout the game and the winner of the jersey will be able to meet the player and have their photo taken with them post-game and receive a signed jersey.

Lafayette Avenue to close Feb. 28

February 27, 2017

From 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 28, Lafayette Avenue will be closed between Fountain and John streets so a fire hydrant can be replaced.

Condolences to Gretchen Robinson

February 27, 2017

We extend our condolences to Gretchen Robinson, in the Language and Thought and Visual Arts departments, upon the death of her father, Howard Roedl.

Condolences to Kevin Lyons, David Lyons

February 27, 2017

We extend our condolences to Kevin Lyons, library circulation specialist, and David Lyons, of the English Department, on the death of their mother, Jean Pakka Lyons, on Feb. 23.

Visitation was scheduled for 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26 and from 10-11 a.m. Feb. 27 at Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 4291 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids. The funeral took place at 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at Faith Lutheran Church, 2740 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.

College Channel programming through March 3

February 27, 2017

The latest schedule, through March 3, for the College Channel includes the Creating Connections breakfast.

Campus Dining seeks feedback, offers prizes

February 27, 2017

Do you want to win a Google Home or Google Chromecast? Campus Dining has a new exciting way for you to enter. Visit the Raider Grille, Quiet Cafe, or Sneden Cafe and give us your feedback Feb. 27 through March 1. We want to know how we’re doing! Receive a coupon for each entry and also be entered in to win one of the awesome Google prizes. Enter once at each location for more chances to win!

Raider Grille, Quiet Cafe, Sneden Cafe to shut down March 6-10

February 27, 2017

The Raider Grille, Quiet Cafe and Sneden Cafe will be shut down March 6 through March 10 and reopen with normal hours on March 13.

IIPD Grant Applications are due on March 17, 2017, at 4:30 pm.

February 27, 2017

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grants program is 4:30 p.m., March 17, 2017.  Information about how to apply for an IIPD grant can be found at this website: IIPD Application and Guidelines. Please note that applications must include Dean’s and Department Head Approval forms, 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!

GRCC In the News, 2-24-17

February 24, 2017

5 takeaways from GRCC’s mid-year budget talk

Feb. 23, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed $56.3 billion state budget for next fiscal year has no recommended increase for community colleges.

Like other Michigan Community Colleges grappling with declining enrollment, Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) has to make difficult decisions about its spending habits and the level of tuition increase with deadlines for next year’s budget looming.

Big voice of Lalah Hathaway, big sound of Grand Rapids Symphony, sell out ‘Symphony with Soul’ in DeVos Hall

Feb. 23, 2017; therapidian.org

The Grand Rapids Symphony set out 15 years ago to do something it had never done before – fill the better part of DeVos Performance Hall with people who likely had never been to a symphony orchestra concert before.

… Former Grand Rapids City Commissioner Elias Lumpkins and Christina Guajardo Arnold, founding director of The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion at Grand Rapids Community College, and Cherry Health, all were awarded the MaLinda P. Sapp Legacy Award.

Free transportation to neighborhood summit filling up fast

Feb. 23, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Officials with Grand Rapids Public Schools, co-sponsor of the third annual Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit, say free transportation to and from the event Saturday, March 4, is filling up fast.

… The summit is being held at the Grand Rapids Community College Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain St. NE, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information about the summit, visit the website.

Spirit Week ends with basketball, dance

February 24, 2017

GRCC’s Spirit Week wraps up with basketball and a dance:

Feb. 24

  • Pep Rallies — Pep rallies will be held during both the women’s and men’s basketball games, which start at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively, in the fieldhouse. Free admission!
  • Homecoming dance — This will start following the basketball games (about 9:30-11:30 p.m.) in the Raider Grille. Doors will be locked at 10 p.m., so students should arrive before that time.

Feb. 25

  • GRCC Night at the Grand Rapids Drive — The Grand Rapids Drive will face off against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 7 p.m. in the DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW. GRCC students, faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets online, and parking is $5.