Archive for August 10, 2017

GRCC In the News, 8-10-17

August 10, 2017

Free play & learn groups launching to get more kids kindergarten-ready

Aug. 10, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – First Steps Kent and Grand Rapids Community College are partnering in an initiative help more children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.

KISD students can earn associates degree tuition free

Aug. 9, 2017; The Lowell Ledger

Kent Intermediate School District (KISD) students are now given the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and a specialized associates degree tuition free in five years through a hands-on early college program, Launch U.

Early/Middle College is a career focus type of program that ultimately prepares students to go directly into the workforce or to continue on with school, said Ron Caniff, superintendent of the KISD. For the extra year of high school status, students will earn 60 or more college credits through Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) while their peers may have only upwards of 30 credits.

Culinary school to host pastry competition tryouts

Aug. 9, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The kitchens at a local college culinary institute will be powdered with the sugar of expert pastry chefs next week.

Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education will host tryouts on Aug. 14 and 15 for the U.S. team in an international pastry competition.

Favorite Family Flavors: Bringing Tradition to the Table

Aug. 9, 2017; Women’s Lifestyle

You know you’ve entered a special restaurant when the aromas capture your senses. Basil, oregano, cinnamon, tomatoes, onions, wine and garlic drift through the air at Licari’s Sicilian Pizza Kitchen; a blend of corn, garlic, onions and spices permeate Lindo Mexico’s new modern restaurant; a rich broth filled with special meats and steeped with basil, ginger root, cinnamon, onions and other tantalizing spices is one menu item that will light your fire at PHO 616, the newest restaurant in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

… One dollar from every Restaurant Week meal sold is donated by the participating restaurants to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at GRCC, providing financial support to up-and-coming chefs and restaurant staff.

Konica Minolta project status update — August 10, 2017

August 10, 2017

Attendance at a training session for the Konica Minolta printers counts towards professional development. You do not have to reserve the session in advance; a sign-in sheet will be available at the training location’s entrance.

For support please contact the IT Support Desk (x4357). To ask about deployment timing and training, or to provide feedback, please contact Olwen Urquhart (x3054).

Updated deployment schedule:

  • Sneden/White Hall — Hardware and software installed; printers released for use.
  • Administration building — Hardware and software installed; printers released for use.
  • Mable Engle Hall — Hardware and software installed; printers released for use.
  • Cook — Hardware has been installed; software is pending.
  • College Park Plaza — Hardware has been installed; software is pending.
  • Main — Hardware and software installed; printers released for use.
  • ATC — Hardware has been installed; software has not been installed.
  • Learning Center — Hardware is scheduled to be installed Aug. 10.
  • Calkins Science Center — Hardware is scheduled to be installed Aug. 10.
  • Ford Fieldhouse — Hardware is scheduled to be installed Aug. 11.
  • Music Center  — Hardware is scheduled to be installed Aug. 11.
  • Preschool — Hardware is scheduled to be installed Aug. 11.
  • Campus Police — Hardware is scheduled to be installed Aug. 11.
  • Facilities — Printer delivery and hardware installation scheduled for Aug. 14.
  • Spectrum Theater — Printer delivery and hardware installation scheduled for Aug. 14.
  • Student Center — Hardware is scheduled to be installed Aug. 14.
  • Thompson M-TEC (plus other Lakeshore Campus locations) — Printers are scheduled to be delivered Aug. 15; hardware will be installed Aug. 15.
  • Tassell M-TEC — Printers are scheduled to be delivered Aug. 15; hardware will be installed Aug. 15.

User training sessions:

  • Tuesday, August 15, in the Calkins Science Center auditorium (third floor) from 10-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 17 in the Calkins auditorium from 10-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.
  • Friday, August 18, in the ATC auditorium from 10-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 22 in the Calkins auditorium (Student Lab Coordinator Training) starting at 10:30 a.m.

 

Back to School Social: GRCC Equality Scholarship fundraiser

August 10, 2017

On Thursday, Aug. 3, the GRCC Foundation, along with John Cowles, Ric Underhile and Art Johnson, hosted a fundraiser for the GRCC Equality Scholarship.  In lieu of admission, donations were accepted.  That night, $7,000 was raised!  Thank you to everyone who supported our students.

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New software to accompany Konica Minolta printers

August 10, 2017

The college is moving to a new software that will be working with the new campus copier/printers. It is called PaperCut and is replacing the Pharos software. One of the functions you will notice is the cost per page. When you are sending from your computer, the pop-up will show a cost of 10 cents for black and white and $1.50 for color. When you retrieve your prints at the device, the actual cost will show on the PaperCut screen which is 5 cents for black and white and 75 cents for color.

The FindME print pop-up:

A screen capture of the PaperCut software pop-up: Print job notification. Confirm the print and select the print action. Print job details. Document name: about blank. Printer: papercut/Find_Me_BW. Pages: 1 (grayscale). Cost: $0.10. Print job actions: Charge to my personal account. Charge to shared account (checked). Account: PG-academicapplications 236000000000000. Apply to all documents in queue (Jobs: 1). Print. Cancel.

The PaperCut window on the Konica Minolta:

PaperCutMF. Held Print Jobs. about blank. Document: about blank. Printed by: ourquhart. Time: 2:46 PM. Client: OSNE130FT004583. Pages: 1. Cost: $0.05. Device functions. Refresh. Print all. Print. Delete.