New Sheriff’s Corrections Academy launched by GRCC with local agencies
Sept. 20, 2017; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The new Sheriff’s Corrections Academy launched by Grand Rapids Community in partnership with local sheriff’s departments will graduate its first students on Sept. 29.
G.O.A.T: Marshall Top 10 football players of all time – No. 5 – 6
Sept. 20, 2017; Battle Creek Enquirer
The countdown continues as the Battle Creek Enquirer ranks the top 10 high school football players ever at Marshall.
… No. 6: Jamar Wimberly Class of 2010
Wimberly is one of the top running backs ever at Marshall as he helped the Redhawks to a state championship in 2009 with a dominating senior season. Wimberly holds the school record for rushing yards in a season with 2,509 and in a career with 3,899. He is also No. 1 for touchdowns in a season with 32 and in a career with 48. An all-state selection, Wimberly was a standout on both sides of the ball as well as being a shutdown defensive back on defense. Wimberly went on to play defensive back at the next level, helping Grand Rapids Community College to an undefeated regular season with 37 tackles and 12 pass breakups. He later went to star at Ferris State, where he had 56 tackles and two interceptions as a senior.
Guitarist Brian Morris in conversation
Sept. 20, 2017; Interlochen Public Radio
Brian Morris is a professor and director of guitar studies at Grand Rapids Community College. He’s also a member of the Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet, and that ensemble will be performing this Saturday with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.
The French programs at GRCC and GVSU will present the second annual Tournees Film Festival in October and November!
Admission to all the films is free, and everyone is welcome.
This year’s lineup:
“Frantz” — 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in GVSU’s Loosemore Auditorium.
“Ma Vie de Courgette” — 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in GVSU’s Loosemore Auditorium.
“Le Fils de Joseph” — 4 p.m. Nov. 16 in the ATC auditorium.
“La Noir de … ” — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the ATC auditorium.
“L’Avenir” — 4 p.m. Nov. 17 in the ATC auditorium.
“Marguerite” — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the ATC auditorium.
Congratulations to the men’s cross country team, which debuted at No. 13 in the NJCAA national poll!
Some of you may have been called from Konica Minolta to provide a meter read. This is due to some devices not communicating from the GRCC end, and IT is working with Konica to resolve the issue.
Aging is a continual process that happens when we are not even looking. As we age, things change within our bodies and minds. We now have the advantage of knowing how to keep our bodies strong and our brains sharp as we grow older. Join us in learning how to age mindfully and keep your body and brain strong!
The Older Learner Center is offering a series of classes on mindfulness. They run 11:15 a.m. to noon Oct. 13 and 20 and Nov. 3 at Tassell M-TEC. The cost is $12 per class.
While the classes are offered through the Older Learner Center, there is no age requirement. All are welcome. You can register online.
The New York Times Online now is available to GRCC students off campus! Now all GRCC students, faculty and staff can create a NYT Group Pass Account by signing up with their GRCC email address whether they are on or off campus.
NYTimes.com Group Passes are provided by GRCC’s Library and Learning Commons and the Social Sciences Department on a one-year trial. GRCC students, faculty and staff have free access to the extensive news, multimedia and archives of The New York Times without needing to pay for their own subscription!
To activate your pass while on campus:
- While on GRCC’s network, visit http://nytimes.com/grouppass
- Click on [CREATE ACCOUNT], then use your GRCC email address to create an NYTimes.com account.
- You’re done! After your pass has been activated, you can enjoy access to NYTimes.com from any network or location
To activate your pass while off campus:
- Visit http://accessnyt.com
- Enter “Grand Rapids Community College” in the [Find school] field.
- Click [GO] and then [Create Account] using your GRCC email address and a password of your choice.
- Follow the screen prompts to activate your Group Pass.
To download the free NYTimes smartphone app: Visit http://nytimes.com/mobile
Other questions? Take a look at GRCC’s New York Times Subject Guide, or, call a reference librarian at 616-234-3868.
The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its first Mathematics Seminar of the 2017-2018 academic year on Thursday, September 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in 101 Cook. Our speaker will be Ph.D. student Javier Ronquillo. His topic is the mathematics of mosaics. The title and abstract may be found below.
Sufficient background for this talk requires nothing more than an appreciation of beauty and a willingness to see how mathematics may be used in its creation. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 p.m.
An investigation of angles, polygons and mosaics
Have you noticed that the New Year’s Eve ball that comes down every year in Times Square is not perfectly round? It is really made out of a bunch of smaller triangles! Could we make a ball like this using just stop signs? Have you noticed that soccer balls are hybrids of pentagons and hexagons? Could we do a hybrid ball with stop signs and triangles?
All these questions have to do with arranging regular polygons (these arrangements need not form a ball; for example, the polygons could also be sitting on a wall). We will call one of these kinds of arrangements a mosaic. Throughout history mosaics have been some of the most beautiful pieces of art, and mathematics is used to help create their harmony and beauty.
In this talk we will explore the questions listed above and many more. This material is accessible to everyone and provides a great opportunity to see math and art interact.