GRCC In the News, 5-16-17

A dozen summer camp ideas for the Grand Rapids area

May 15, 2017; MLive

School for West Michigan students will end some time in June, depending on the district, charter, or faith-based school. Here are some of the more affordable summer camp options, including some free programs. Slots are filling up fast, so get your applications in.

… Free GRCC Forensic Chemistry Camp

Grand Rapids Community College wants to provide West Michigan-area high school students, who have an interest in science, the opportunity to use analytical instrumentation to find the perpetrator of a simulated arson crime. The free camp, limited to 24 students, will be held at the Science Center Monday, June 26, through Friday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visit the website for application details.

Dirty Dining: Target 8 tests find potentially hazardous buffet

May 15, 2017; WOOD TV

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — The buffet at Oriental Asian Buffet is a big draw, with steam tables offering up everything from frog legs to salmon to crab rangoons.

… Restaurants must keep hot food at least 135 degrees, something (William) DeHaan stresses to his class at Grand Rapids Community College.

2017 Heritage Hill Tour of Homes includes 7 private homes, 4 public buildings

May 15, 2017; MLive

A restored 1874 Italianate mansion; an 1882 “stick style” house with working gas and electric light fixtures, an 1875 Gothic cottage with an elegant winding staircase and a 1909 Amberg house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright are on the list this year for the Heritage Hill Tour of Homes.

… Tickets the weekend of the tour are $25.00 and are sold at the GRCC DeVos campus, 435 East Fulton. Free shuttle bus transportation for the tour route is provided.

2017 Michigan OER Summit: Save the Date and Call for Proposals

Members of Distance Learning & Instructional Technologies (DLIT) at GRCC are working in collaboration with Michigan Colleges Online to organize the 2017 OER Summit in Battle Creek this September. We would love to have participation from our faculty and staff as presenters as well as participants! The summit will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017, at Kellogg Community College.

The 2017 MI OER Summit is a statewide event focused on collaboration, networking, sharing and learning about Open Educational Resources and their uses in higher education. Faculty, librarians, instructional designers and technologists, and administrators are encouraged to submit proposals that focus on their work around OER. Topics of interest include models for adoption and use of OER, adapting or creating new open content, curating OER content, policies and funding of OER usage on campus, implementation of OER use in a classroom, open pedagogy – or inspire us with something new in the world of OPEN. If you are interested in presenting, the proposal submission deadline is June, 23, 2017. Proposals may be submitted at

Click to access 2017-save-the-date-flyer.pdf

‘Cooking With Angus’ episode nominated for Emmy

An episode of “Cooking With Angus” has been nominated for an Emmy from the the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences!

The “Mozzarella” episode is nominated in the Historic/Cultural program or special category. The winners will be announced during a June 10 ceremony in Detroit.

Forensic science chemistry camp runs June 26 to 30

High school students will use sophisticated technology to solve a simulated arson in GRCC’s free forensic science chemistry camp.

The Physical Sciences Department, in collaboration with the National Science and Perrigo foundations, offers the free summer camp to high school students. They will get the chance to use gel electrophoresis, infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

This summer’s camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday from June 26 to 30.

While the camp is free, enrollment is limited to 24 students, and spots are expected to fill up quickly. An application can be found here. Applicants will be notified about camp acceptance by email within one week of program coordinators receiving the camp application.  Detailed camp information will then be sent to attendees.