Archive for June 12, 2017

GRCC In the News, 6-12-17

June 12, 2017

Summer safety tips for motorcyclists, drivers

June 11, 2017; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – As the temperature continues to rise this summer, so do the number of motorcycles on the road. Be sure you know how to stay safe if you’re riding one, or if you’re driving near one!

WZZM 13 asked Grand Rapids Community College Bike Safety Instructor Steven Lick to share some tips on how to stay safe while riding, as well as what drivers should be on the look out for.

St. Patrick ready for Regional

June 9, 2017; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

PORTLAND — The varsity baseball coaching staff of St. Patrick set a goal this year and there is a certainty that comes with goals. If you set one goal and attain it, good things always come from it. Some coaches put their eye on one thing – a conference title, or maybe even a regional title if they think their team might be good enough heading into a season.

… That foundation comes from (Bryan) Scheurer’s past, and his present. He played ball on St. Patrick fields from 1993-96 and then, without any offers at the next level signed up with Doug Wabeke at Grand Rapids Community College and his nationally acclaimed baseball team. He only played one year at GRCC and they won a national championship. “After your team wins a national championship, you gain a bit more notice,” Scheurer said, tongue in cheek. He jumped on the Chippewa bandwagon, accepting a scholarship from Central Michigan University. He played center and batted lead off for Steve Jaksa and learned some of the intricacies of hitting from Dave Grewe. He earned honors as an Academic All-American and he still holds a place in the Chippewa all-time record books bagging 18 doubles in 2001.

Michigan Virtual Charter Academy to Hold In-Person Graduation Ceremony

June 9, 2017; WMBF

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — (BUSINESS WIRE) Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA), a full-time online public charter school, authorized by Grand Valley State University and serving grades K-12, will hold a commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017 on Saturday, June 17th.

… Members of the Class of 2017 report being accepted to the following colleges and universities: Michigan State University, Schoolcraft College, North Central College, Grand Rapids Community College, Wayne Community College, Alpena Community College, Spring Arbor University, Saginaw Valley State University and Lansing Community College.

Ride the Rapid and Max buses for free on Clean Air Action Days

June 12, 2017

On summer days when air quality is unhealthy, Clean Air Action days are announced. On these days, to encourage the use of public transportation and reduce pollution, the Rapid bus in Kent County and Max bus in Holland are free.

 

College Channel programming through June 16

June 12, 2017

The latest schedule, through June 16, for the College Channel includes the June 5 board of trustees meeting.

GRCC recognized for Exercise is Medicine program

June 12, 2017

On May 31, Exercise is Medicine® officially recognized GRCC among the 61 colleges and universities from around the world that participated in the EIM on Campus program. The initiative is meant to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health to campus communities. The awards were given as part of the 2017 Exercise is Medicine® World Congress, held in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

“Each of these campuses has made a difference at their school by making physical activity a priority,” said Dr. Carena Winters, chair of the Exercise is Medicine on Campus program. “These college and university leaders are making movement a part of the daily campus culture and providing students the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that will benefit them throughout their life.”