ImageNow to get upgrades

ImageNow will be down for a required version upgrade beginning on Thursday, February 23, at 5:00 p.m. and will be back up and available beginning Friday, February 24. at 8:00 a.m.
During this outage window, the following systems will be unavailable: WebNow, the ImageNow client and the Leave of Absence eForm.
After the upgrade, ImageNow will look and feel much like the old version with a couple exceptions.
  • ImageNow has been re-branded to Perceptive Content 7. This means that login screens to both the ImageNow client and WebNow will reference Perceptive Content 7 instead of ImageNow.
  • Due to security concerns the Leave of Absence eForm will no longer be available from off campus beginning on February 24.

If you have the ImageNow client installed on your computer we will be sending out instructions for upgrading it prior to the upgrade date.

Any future updates will be posted at:

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GRCC In the News, 2-21-17

Top Producers of Fulbright Scholars and Students, 2016-17

Feb. 19, 2017; The Chronicle of Higher Education

Twenty-one associate-degree colleges and eight special-focus institutions had at least one Fulbright scholar in the 2016-17 academic year. Nine bachelor’s-degree colleges had at least 10 students who won a Fulbright award for that year.

(GRCC is listed under the “Associate and baccalaureate/associate institutions” table.)

Tribunal rules Grand Rapids Township must repay Spectrum Health’s property taxes

Feb. 17, 2017; MiBiz

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health stands to regain more than $747,000 it paid in property taxes after successfully earning tax-exempt status on a medical center in Grand Rapids Charter Township.

… Grand Rapids Charter Township decided to appeal the ruling, citing the $442,346 in property tax hit it would take for the 2016 tax year alone. Half the tax revenue in 2016 went to the Forest Hills Public Schools and the rest was split between the township, Kent County, Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids Community College and Kent District Library.

Campus Dining seeks feedback, offers prizes

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!

Congratulations to SSPD recipients

Congratulations to the SSPD awardees for January 2017!

  • Frederick Bauman to attend the 25Live College Net 2017 Conference
  • Paul Doane to attend the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Conference
  • Jennifer Kelly to attend the American Payroll Association’s Educational Institutions Payroll Conference
  • Marcia Lee to attend the North American Serials Interest Group Conference
  • Luba Petrash to attend a gluten free pastry course at the French Pastry School in Chicago, IL
  • Rebecca Rahn to attend the Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Alliance 2017 Conference
  • Jason Schueller to participate in the Leader Advantage Program of the GR Chamber of Commerce
  • Linda Witte to attend the American Medical Technologists 79th Educational Program & Annual Meeting
  • Becky Yoder to attend the 2017 Midwest Series 25Live User Group Conference

GRCC’s online sale now runs around the clock

Grand Rapids Community College is hosting a 24-hour online sale. This sale may feature retired college technology and resources, including laptops, desktops, monitors, electronics, lost-and-found items, and many others!

The online sale may be accessed by visiting GRCC’s Online Store.

Disclaimer: Grand Rapids Community College does not guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Inventory may be picked up on the second and fourth Fridays of every month. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appointment).