Archive for June 7, 2017

GRCC In the News, 6-7-17

June 7, 2017

Up to 20 officers to be hired by Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety

June 6, 2017; MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is hiring 10-20 officers to begin serving in January 2018.

… Recruits are hired by KDPS and then sent to a police academy either at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kellogg Community College, Grand Rapids Community College or Grand Valley State University.

Undaunted by disease, staying the course

June 6, 2017; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District newsletter)

Sparta Area Schools, MI — Standing in a hall of Sparta High School, Steven Sevarns wore a smile that might suggest he wasn’t headed to class that day. He had finished his last lessons before graduation, and all but the ceremony was behind him.

… Steven was dual-enrolled in a computer science class through Grand Rapids Community College in fall 2015 semester, which fortunately wrapped up before symptoms began. His instructors at the Tech Center allowed him to finish his work at his own pace, enabling him to complete it before the school year’s end.

Retirement reception for Jim Peterson on June 21

June 7, 2017

Save the Date!

Jim Peterson is retiring! Please join us on Wednesday, June 21, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for his retirement reception.

The reception will be held on the first floor of White Hall on the DeVos campus.  Staff from the Main Campus may park in the surface lot off Prospect.

Learn about Degage Ministries at June 28 luncheon

June 7, 2017

Degage Ministries logoPlease join your fellow GRCC employees for lunch as we learn more about a local nonprofit: Dégagé Ministries.

Dégagé Ministries is a grassroots organization that offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community.

Are you looking for a project for your students ?

Maybe your department would like a team-building activity?

Or maybe you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity?

There is absolutely no obligation. Whether you want to learn about the homeless problem in the area, or you want to get involved helping out, this luncheon is an information session only. It will cover what Dégagé does, and all the different ways you may help.

June 28, 2017

12:00 p.m.- 1:15 p.m.

Dégagé Ministries

144 Division Ave. S.

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Please RSVP to Elly Bainbridge at ebainbri@grcc.edu

If you require parking, let Elly know and that cost will be covered.

 

TRIO/Student Support Services to share ice-cream pops on June 8

June 7, 2017

The TRIO/Student Support Services Program invites the campus community to stop by for our first “Ice Cold Thursdays” and grab a delicious frozen ice-cream pop this Thursday, June 8, from noon-1:00 p.m. on the south end of Juan Olivarez Plaza, across from the parking ramp! Hope you can join us!

Skywalks from Lyon parking ramp to be closed June 9-11

June 7, 2017

The skywalks from the Lyon ramp to both Cook Hall and the Ford Fieldhouse will be closed on Friday, June 9, through Sunday, June 11, for maintenance and deck coating.

Thank you for your patience!

Jamie Washington to discuss creating a culture of belonging on June 22

June 7, 2017

Update: Dr. Washington’s talk has been moved to the Spectrum Theater.

Much research has been done on the impact of a sense of belonging. Most leaders in business, education, and government would agree that creating a culture in which people feel wanted and included is one of their biggest challenges.

We are pleased to announce that GRCC’s Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion and the College Action Project 1.1.3-Inclusion Team are bringing Dr. Jamie Washington to campus to talk with faculty and staff about their role in creating a culture of belonging.  Dr. Washington will speak on Thursday, June 22, at 1:30 p.m. in the Spectrum Theater.  More information and a registration link is available here.

The sessions are designed to invite participants to consider their individual and collective roles for creating a culture of belonging. If you have questions, please let CAP co-chairs Sophia Brewer, sbrewer@grcc.edu, or Tamber Bustance, tbustance@grcc.edu, know.

Quiet Cafe presents summer special

June 7, 2017

Summer Special at the Quiet Cafe – $3.50

16 oz. fresh-brewed coffee with your choice of one of the following:

  • Bagel with cream cheese
  • Muffin
  • Cinnamon roll
  • Two (2) donuts

(While supplies last)

Quiet Cafe poster listing summer special