Archive for August 9, 2017

GRCC In the News, 8-9-17

August 9, 2017

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids begins now!

Aug. 9, 2017; WZZM13

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – If you’ve ever needed an excuse to try a new restaurant, or an old favorite, Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is it!

… Restaurants donate $1 from each meal sold to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College. Reservations are available for select locations!

Grand Rapids Public Schools Parent University to host screenings of American Divided

Aug. 8, 2017; therapidian.org

On Wednesday, June 28, over 600 people gathered at Celebration Cinema South to watch two screenings of America Divided, a film series that explores some of America’s thorniest issues — criminal justice, housing equity, education, immigration, voting rights, labor, Flint’s water crisis — by telling the stories of the people who get caught on those thorns.

… Dr. Andre Fields, counselor at Grand Rapids Community College, spoke about shared responsibility for the situation Grand Rapids finds itself in as the second worst city in the nation for African Americans. He said, “White people have downloaded a superiority complex. Until they unlearn that superiority, they’ll have a hard time having racial empathy. On the black side, we have to unlearn that internal sense that I cant overcome racism and build the life that I want. We have to take responsibility for our homes, our churches, our neighborhoods.”

Advising, counseling, disability and occupational support return to Student Center’s 3rd floor

August 9, 2017

The following departments have returned to their location on the 3rd floor of the Student Center:

  • Academic Advising & Transfer Center
  • Counseling & Career Development
  • Disability & Occupational Support

The Academic Advising & Transfer Center is on all “open advising” until Sept. 1  in order to see more students.  Open advising means students are seen in the order in which they check in at the front desk.  Students are encouraged to come earlier in the day as they tend to get very busy with longer wait times after 11 a.m.

The Academic Advising & Transfer Center summer hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00-5:00

Tuesday 8:00-7:00

Fall hours resume Aug. 21:

Monday- Thursday 8:00-6:30 and Friday 8:00-5:00

Printer Deployment Update for August 9, 2017

August 9, 2017

Good morning!

 

As our new printers are being introduced throughout campus, here are some helpful instructions to get you started: Introduction to Papercut, v2

New printer deployment and training schedules are shown below. Attendance at a training session counts towards professional development. From this point on, daily updates will be available in GRCC Today.

For support please contact the Customer Support Help Desk (x4357).

To ask about deployment timing and training, or to provide feedback, please contact Olwen Urquhart (x3054).

 

MultiFunction Printer Hardware & Software Installation Schedule
Campus/Building Printers Delivered Printer Installation Status
Hardware Software Released
Devos – Sneden/White Hall Yes Complete Complete Yes
Devos – Admin Yes Complete Complete Yes
Devos – Mable Engle Hall Yes Complete Complete Yes
Cook Yes Complete Pending Pending
College Park Plaza Yes Complete Pending Pending
Main Yes Complete Complete Yes
Applied Technology Center 08/09/2017 08/10 No No
Learning Center 08/09/2017 08/11 No No
Calkins Science Center 08/09/2017 08/11 No No
Ford Fieldhouse 08/09/2017 08/14 No No
Music Center 08/09/2017 08/14 No No
Preschool 08/09/2017 08/14 No No
Campus Police 08/09/2017 08/14 No No
Facilities 08/09/2017 08/14 No No
Spectrum Theater 08/14/2017 08/15 No No
Student Center 08/14/2017 08/15 No No
Thompson MTEC 08/14/2017 08/16 No No
Tassell MTEC 08/14/2017 08/16 No No

 

 

 

 

KONICA MINOLTA MULTIFUNCTION PRINTER USER TRAINING
Date Location Session Times
Friday August 04, 2017 Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center Auditorium 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Wednesday August 09, 2017 Calkins Science Center Auditorium 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Tuesday       August 15, 2017 Calkins Science Center Auditorium 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Thursday     August 17, 2017 Calkins Science Center Auditorium 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Friday

August 18, 2017

Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center Auditorium 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Tuesday

August 22, 2017

Calkins Science Center Auditorium – Student Lab Coordinator Training Single Session – 10:30 AM

 

 

GRCC In the News, 8-9-17

August 9, 2017

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids begins now!
8/9/17 WZZM13
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – If you’ve ever needed an excuse to try a new restaurant, or an old favorite, Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is it!
…Restaurants donate $1 from each meal sold to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College. Reservations are available for select locations!
http://www.wzzm13.com/entertainment/dining/restaurant-week-grand-rapids-begins-now/463022258

Battle looms over Perkins loans
8/8/17 Politico
BATTLE OVER PERKINS LOANS LOOMS AHEAD: Two years after Congress let the federal Perkins loan program expire and then revived it two-and-half-months later lawmakers face another looming deadline over how to deal with the decades-old program. The program, under which more than 315,000 students received low-interest loans based on financial need in the past fiscal year, is slated to expire on Sept. 30 unless Congress acts.
… The new data comes as the Trump administration tries to shift the focus from traditional four-year paths for higher education. “I think we should be emphasizing the multitude of pathways to higher education, recognizing and acknowledging that we have many different kinds of students, many different personalities,” DeVos said last week after touring several programs offered at Grand Rapids Community College, according to the Detroit Free Press. “I’ve heard from many students who have originally pursued a four-year college or university program only to find out that they didn’t like sitting at a desk job. We need to not only support and encourage those opportunities, but to also make sure students know about the multitude of options.”
http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-education/2017/08/08/battle-looms-over-perkins-loans-221758

The Public Schools Near DeVos’ Hometown Are Doing Great
8/8/17 Real Clear Education
Betsy DeVos was back in western Michigan last week. It was her first public visit to the area where she grew up since being named education secretary. She visited a science-focused summer learning program and Grand Rapids Community College, and she met privately with superintendents from across the state.
http://www.realcleareducation.com/2017/08/08/the_public_schools_near_devos039_hometown_are_doing_great_44528.html

Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Parent University to host screenings of American Divided
8/8/17 The Rapidian
On Wednesday, June 28, over 600 people gathered at Celebration Cinema South to watch two screenings of America Divided, a film series that explores some of America’s thorniest issuescriminal justice, housing equity, education, immigration, voting rights, labor, Flint’s water crisisby telling the stories of the people who get caught on those thorns.
…Dr. Andre Fields, counselor at Grand Rapids Community College, spoke about shared responsibility for the situation Grand Rapids finds itself in as the second worst city in the nation for African Americans. He said, “White people have downloaded a superiority complex. Until they unlearn that superiority, they’ll have a hard time having racial empathy. On the black side, we have to unlearn that internal sense that I can’t overcome racism and build the life that I want. We have to take responsibility for our homes, our churches, our neighborhoods.”

http://www.therapidian.org/placematters-america-divided

RESTAURANT WEEK OFFERS THREE-COURSE MEALS
8/8/17 GR Magazine
Breakout your comfy pants, Restaurant Week kicks off on Wednesday.
…Restaurant Week benefits the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College, with $1 from each meal sold donated to the fund.
http://www.grmag.com/2017/08/08/restaurant-week-offers-three-course-meals/