Kellogg Foundation to fund GR mayor’s racial equity project
April 11, 2017; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Battle Creek-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation has announced it will be providing a $300,000 grant for Mayor Rosalynn Bliss’ Racial Equity Initiative announced during her State of the City address last month.
… Bliss will be co-chairing the initiative with Bill Pink, incoming president and dean for workforce development at Grand Rapids Community College.
Finding Refuge: Ester Kamaliza
March 23, 2017; WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Ester Kamaliza spent five years trying to get to America, another five years later– and she’s finally a U.S. citizen.
(This article doesn’t mention it, but Ester Kamaliza is a GRCC student.)
Glen Oaks Golfers Finish Ninth
April 11, 2017; Three Rivers Commercial-News
GRAND RAPIDS — The Glen Oaks Community College men’s golf team opened its season with a ninth-place score of 370 in Monday’s Grand Rapids Community College Invite held at Egypt Valley.
We extend our condolences to Tina Hoxie on the death of her father, Donald Oen, this past weekend.
CWIS (PeopleSoft Student, HR, and the Online Center) will be down for maintenance on Thursday, April 13, from 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Friday, April 14.
Brakes rough or squealing?
Hearing clunks or rattles over bumps?
“Check Engine” light on?
Transmission fluid, anti-freeze, and power steering fluid need a flush?
A/C blowing warm air?
Belts squeaking and chirping?
Power window/locks inoperative?
ABS warning lamp on?
Automotive Technology students can help with these issues — and more! The students can perform maintenance and repairs on most vehicle makes and models that are 2007 model year or newer. To schedule an appointment, contact Chad Lodenstein at email@example.com.
Customers pay only for parts and supplies. With no labor charges, the repair costs are half the typical cost. Our session will run for only THREE WEEKS this year, with a start date of May 8.
Children from the Early Childhood Learning Laboratory learned all about cookies from the experts at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Associate Professor Audrey Heckwolf and her students walked the preschoolers through the process of making sugar cookies in an industrial kitchen. They watched the cookies go through an industrial-size cookie dough press and oven, and ended their experience using angled spatulas to frost them.
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.
- 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
- Do not put your name on the essay.
- Write your GRCC employee ID number in the upper right corner of the first page of your essay.
- Attach an envelope to your essay containing the following:
- On the outside of the envelope, write your GRCC employee ID number.
- Inside the sealed envelope, place your business card or contact information.
- Send you application to Mary Reed in the GRCC Foundation Office.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 17th – Sunday April 23rd
- FREE snacks & beverages (while supplies last) everyday
- Stress relief stations – self guided yoga, self guided mediation, and coloring
- Quiet study
- Group work spaces
PLUS on Saturday, April 22nd & Sunday, April 23rd
- Extended hours from 10 am – 10 pm, both days
- Tutors available in select subjects
No registration required.
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.