Archive for April 6, 2017

GRCC In the News, 4-6-17

April 6, 2017

Colleges team up to train MRI techs

April 5, 2017; AACC 21st Century Center (American Association of Community Colleges)

Community colleges especially colleges that are small or in rural areas often lack the enrollment to justify offering high-cost programs. The Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) is addressing that problem through collaboration.

… The participants in the MRI collaboration are Kellogg Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Lake Michigan Community College, Lansing Community College, Mid-Michigan Community College and Grand Valley State University.

GRCCePRINT to be down for maintenance April 13

April 6, 2017

GRCCePRINT will be down for a required maintenance on April 13 at 1:00 p.m. Please have all your Quick Copy orders submitted by April 12 so that we can assure your orders and back to you on time.

English Department has snack pantry for students

April 6, 2017

The English Department has a Little Free Snack Pantry located in the outer lobby area of 400 College Park Plaza.  Just like the pantry located on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, our Little Free Snack Pantry has free snacks and portable food items for any GRCC student.

Snacks are stored in plastic baskets on the shelves of a small storage unit. A sign above it says: "Little Free Snack Pantry."

 

Student Carolyn Evans to lead Mathematics Seminar

April 6, 2017

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Thursday, April 13, 3:00-4:00 PM in 103 Cook.  Our speaker will be current GRCC mathematics student Carolyn Evans.  Her topic is Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans.  Please see below for the title and abstract.

In the realm of mathematics, the name Pythagoras is usually associated with right triangles and not much else.  However, within the context of philosophy and history, there is a great deal more to consider.  The teachings of Pythagoras and the Pythagorean Society had significant influence on ancient Greek philosophers and the evolution of Western thought.  This seminar will be of interest to a wide range of individuals; everyone is welcome to attend.

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

Math Hippies – The Pythagoreans

Once upon a time, in an Italian seaport far far away, a strange cult of young aristocrats arose under the leadership of the mystical and mysterious Pythagoras…

The Pythagoreans were a philosophical society with some pretty radical world views and hippie-esque habits. They believed “that the elevation of the soul to union with the divine occurs by means of mathematics”, and that being strict vegetarians, abstinent from alcohol, and keeping no personal belongings would help them reach this goal.

This seminar will cover some of the philosophical foundations, famous legends, mathematical discoveries, and longstanding impacts that this group accomplished thousands of years ago.

Bookstore seeks summer workers

April 6, 2017

The GRCC Bookstore is looking for temporary cashiers for the Summer semester.  Hours are Monday through Friday, flexible hours 7:30 am to 7:30 pm.  Apply today.