GRCC In the News, 2-23-17

“Morning News”

Feb. 22, 2017; WZZM

Grand Rapids Community College is holding its second round of job fairs for both students and the public today.

Passionate motivator Dennis Neat still going strong in 30th season as Forest Hills swim coach

Feb. 22, 2017; MLive

The guys on the state-ranked Forest Hills United swim team have their own theories why Dennis Neat has been such a popular and successful coach over the past three decades.

… Neat swam at Ottawa Hills High School before graduating in 1979. He swam two years at Grand Rapids Community College, then walked on at Ball State, swimming two more years.

Exercise Science sets Advising Day for March 15

Exercise Science and Academic and Transfer Center are working together to plan Advising Day on Wednesday, March 15, 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

There will be an informational advising presentation held at 10:15 a.m. and repeated at 11:30 a.m. in Calkins Science Room 348 Auditorium that is for all students, regardless of major. This presentation will be given by Counseling and Transfer Center staff covering information pertaining to earning an associate degree, earning the MTA designation, scheduling and choosing classes, online tools, graduation, transfer, and more.  Everyone is welcome.

Drop-in, individual advising is also available from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Calkins Science Building 125/127.

For those who cannot make these events and would like to arrange an advising appointment with an Exercise Science faculty member, contact the department at

Advising appointments can include (but are not limited to):

  • Reviewing the 2 + 2 articulation agreements that are available
  • Understanding the Michigan Transfer Agreement and Associate Degree requirements
  • Developing a class schedule, determining a sequence of classes that works for you and registering for classes
  • Discussing potential career opportunities that are available with an Exercise Science degree
  • Discussing professional certifications such as personal training, group fitness instruction, health coaching and more!

Mathematics Seminar is today

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Thursday, February 23, 3:00-4:00 PM in 101 Cook.  Our speaker, GRCC mathematics instructor Sang Lee, will discuss mathematics related to the Tower of Hanoi puzzle.  The title and abstract are below.

In 1883 Édouard Lucas, working under the pseudonym M. Claus, created a puzzle that may have been inspired by an ancient legend.  Anyone who attempts to solve this puzzle will notice the need for logical thinking and pattern recognition, which means mathematics is close at hand.  Sang will discuss various aspects of this mathematics and related applications.  Regardless of your puzzle-solving ability or background in mathematics, you are encouraged to attend – everyone is always welcome to our mathematics seminars.

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

Mathematics in the Tower of Hanoi

The Tower of Hanoi puzzle was first introduced by the Frenchman M. Claus in 1883.  The puzzle has been popular ever since, and it can be found in toy/game shops around the world.  The puzzle has drawn interest from a wide range of people, especially those who plan to study computer science.  In this math seminar we will look at some fascinating, beautiful and powerful mathematics hidden in the Tower of Hanoi, along with those mathematicians related to the puzzle.  Tower of Hanoi puzzles will be available for those attending the seminar.

ImageNow to be down for upgrades

Reminder: 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.

Client Update Information:

For those who have the ImageNow client installed on your computer, the client will automatically update after the upgrade has been completed when connected to the GRCC network. This update will require your system to be restarted upon completion, but will allow you to decide when to restart your system.

For those not on campus, your client will automatically update the next time your system is connected to the GRCC network. .


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 24th.

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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Campus Dining offers prizes for feedback

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!