Archive for April 4, 2017

GRCC In the News, 4-4-17

April 4, 2017

Wanted: Certified Nursing Assistants in West Michigan

April 3, 2017; WFGR

They are much in demand, but difficult to find. They are Certified Nursing Assistants, and there is a huge need, nation wide. So, to the rescue, Grand Rapids Community College and Holland Home.

Leaders to young males: Make smart choices

April 3, 2017; schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)

Grand Rapids Public Schools – GRPS, MI   Nathaniel Stanley knows how easy it would have been to take the wrong path.

The Davenport University sophomore said that’s the importance of conferences like the 2nd Annual African-American Male Conference held at Grand Rapids Community College. The message of speakers and organizers to more than 600 area high school students included the importance of personal accountability, responsibility and recognizing the smart choice.

AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org Ranks Michigan’s Best Online Schools for 2017

April 4, 2017; prweb.com

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined the best online colleges programs in Michigan for 2017. Of the 36 four-year schools that made the Best list, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University came in as the top schools. Of the 12 two-year colleges that also made the list, Lansing Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Delta College, Kirtland Community College and Henry Ford Community College were the top five.

… Michigan’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following:

… Grand Rapids Community College

04/03 – 2017 Michigan Collegiate Baseball Won-Loss Standings – UNOFFICIAL

April 3, 2017; MLive

2017 Michigan Collegiate Baseball Won-Loss Standings – UNOFFICIAL

… Grand Rapids Community College – MCCAA / NJCAA2 – 8-14-0 / 36.36%

GRCC TV: Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s 1999 visit

April 4, 2017

Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko died last weekend. Did you know that he visited GRCC in 1999? You can listen to his presentation below:

Important message from the Supplier Inclusion Team

April 4, 2017

The Supplier Inclusion Team would like purchasers campus-wide to consider small or diverse businesses for department quoted purchases. You can find a number of resources for locating small and diverse businesses to meet your departmental needs at the brand new Supplier Diversity & Inclusion webpage. The webpage features Supplier Inclusion Team Advocates, diverse supplier directories and resources, current GRCC diverse suppliers, best practices and more. Check it out! Questions? Call Purchasing at ext. 3850.

Deb Nordman’s retirement party set for April 10

April 4, 2017

Deb Nordman’s Retirement Party will be held on April 10th in the ATC, Rooms 118-120 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mathematics Seminar focuses on community structure in networks

April 4, 2017

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Wednesday, April 5, 3:00-4:00 PM in 103 Cook.  Our speaker will be former GRCC mathematics student Duy Duong-Tran.  His topic is Community Structure in Networks.  The title and abstract may be found below.

Community structures have been studied by sociologists since the 1930s.  Mathematicians got involved in the 1950s, and tremendous growth in the use of social media has made this a popular area of mathematical study.  Parts of this talk may require knowledge of non-elementary mathematics, but, as always, everyone is invited to attend.

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

 Community Structure in Networks

The past two decades have witnessed tremendous growth in complex network analysis, as social and biological interactions, and the world-wide web, can be modeled in this framework. In this talk, we will survey different methodological approaches used to analyze community (cluster) structure in complex networks. We will also look at classical bi-section (two-cluster) network models and apply algebraic Eigen decomposition to analyze such networks.

Van & Marinus Swets Travel Award applications due April 19

April 4, 2017

The Van & Marinus Swets Travel Award Opportunity for GRCC Employees (nonstudent employees

DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This travel award is for fun, enjoyment, and relaxation.  It is not intended to supplement any faculty, staff or administrator’s professional development travel funds.  A cash award of up to $400 will be given to any full- or part-time GRCC employee who completes the following requirements and has his or her essay judged the best to fulfill the employee’s intention to relax, enjoy and have fun.

Requirements:

  • Submit an essay (500 words or less) telling how you intend to use the

cash award for fun, enjoyment, relaxation.  The more unusual, the better!

  • Essays will not be judged on spelling, writing style, organization, usage or grammar.
  • Steps for turning in your application for the Van Marinus Swets Travel Award
  1. Do not put your name on the essay.
  2. Write your GRCC employee ID number in the upper right corner of the first page of your essay.
  3. Attach an envelope to your essay containing the following:
  4.   On the outside of the envelope, write your GRCC employee ID number.
  5.   Inside the sealed envelope, place your business card or contact information.
  6. Send you application to Mary Reed in the GRCC Foundation Office.
  7. Submit your application by 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 19th.
  • All award winners will be notified by Thursday, April 27th

For more information, you may contact Mary Reed at (616)234-3930 or mreed@grcc.edu

Volunteers needed for Finals Relaxer

April 4, 2017

The Campus Activities Board is seeking your participation in this year’s Finals Relaxer, happening on April 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. outside on the plaza. 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 KayleeWolff@grcc.edu .

Movie Night. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Friday, April 14, 8:30-11 p.m., Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza. Free ice cream and popcorn. Family and guests are welcome. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair of blanket! GRCC Campus Activities Board.

Student Composer’s Concert set for April 11

April 4, 2017

Student Composers’ Forum Concert. Presented by the composition students of Dr. Carol VanRandwyk. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 7:30 p.m. Calkins Science Center, Room 348, Lecture Hall. Admission: $5; Students and Seniors: $3.