Archive for February 8, 2017

Vegetarian Wine Dinner Fundraiser

February 8, 2017

Join the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education for a six-course extravaganza with Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon, a  life-long vegetarian. Madeline will design and explain her pairings to demonstrate the versatility of vegetarian food.

Held Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 6 – 8 p.m.in the Heritage.

Tickets cost $100 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education student scholarship fund.

The Deadline to RSVP is, Feb. 14.

Madeline Triffon sitting at a bar with empty wine glasses on it.

 

GRCC In the News, 2-8-17

February 8, 2017

New Presidents or Provosts: Grand Rapids CC, Holyoke CC, Southern Arkansas U Tech, U of Minnesota-Morris, U of South Carolina Upstate

Feb. 7, 2017;  Inside Higher Ed

… Bill Pink, vice president and dean for work force development at Grand Rapids Community College, in Michigan, has been promoted to president there.

Paul Krieger’s sabbatical

February 8, 2017

Paul Krieger, professor of Biology, is currently on sabbatical studying scientific and medical illustration at Kendall College of Art & Design (KCAD). These pen and ink illustrations – a Great Horned Owl and a zebra – are samples of his work.

 

GRCC offers QPR training

February 8, 2017

Want to make a difference?

We’ve all noticed a student, faculty, staff or friend who might seem down or appear to be struggling with life. You can make a difference by asking questions and referring that person to resources.

QPR … Question, Persuade, Refer  is called the “gate keeper training,” and we are bringing it to GRCC. QPR is used to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. It is believed that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.

We are offering five one-hour QPR training sessions. If you are interested, please RSVP through Staff Development at http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/staffdevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration :

  • Feb. 21 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Feb. 22 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • March 9  9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • March 22  5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • March 24 1:00-2:00 p.m.