Archive for September 26, 2017

GRCC In the News, 9-26-17

September 26, 2017

College building $3M manufacturing lab downtown

Sept. 26, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A college is building a manufacturing training lab downtown to address the shortage of skilled trades and engineering workers.

Western Michigan University has started construction on a two-story Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Laboratory, or the AMP Lab @WMU, which is being built in collaboration with Grand Rapids Community College and manufacturers.

Education Newsmakers: 09/25/2017

Sept. 25, 2017; Traverse City Record-Eagle

The Ed & Irene Fleis Education Fund awarded scholarships in May to students living in Leelanau County or with county lineage. The following students received $1,000 awards:
Tina Poulias, a medical student at Grand Rapids Community College, won the scholarship in memory of Jim and Rita (Fleis) Cwengros.

ArtPrize Nine jury shortlist: 20 finalists

Sept. 25, 2017; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – The ArtPrize category award jurors revealed their shortlists of five artist entries in the 2D, 3D, Installation and Time-Based categories.

… Here are the shortlist picks based on category:

Two-Dimensional

… Virtue Virtu Vertu’ by HIPKISS by Alpha & Chris Mason at GRCC Collins Art Gallery (Panjas, France)

Geography alumna accepts New Zealand post

September 26, 2017
Cadey Korson

Cadey Korson

Cadey Korson, a 2008 GRCC graduate, recently accepted a permanent faculty appointment in human geography at Massey University in Auckland. Massey is considered New Zealand’s national university with an enrollment of 35,000 students.

Following award of the associate degree, Cadey completed the B.A. at Aquinas, M.A. at the University of Missouri, and Ph.D. at Kent State University. Subsequently, she took a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oulu in Finland, where she contributed much in terms of geographical scholarship.

Cadey has explored the realms of cultural geography, political geography, and geographic education by conducting fieldwork in the South Pacific with special reference to indigenous peoples, as well as research devoted to the teaching of world regional geography. These efforts over the past few years have resulted in six articles published in peer-reviewed publications, nine papers delivered at conferences in England, Turkey, Greece, Serbia, Finland, and Sweden, and an invited lecture given in Hawaii.

A charter member (and former president) of Lambda Upsilon, the GRCC chapter of the International Geographical Honor Society, Cadey is among a number of former GRCC students who have pursued graduate degrees in Geography, and the first alumna in recent years to be awarded a Ph.D. in the field. On New Zealand’s North Island, she can be expected to serve as an inspiration for geography students in the country’s largest city, which is known for its rich cultural diversity.

Photos from Lakeshore investiture event

September 26, 2017

The Lakeshore campus hosted President Pink and community leaders on Monday.

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Business Cafe looks at interview tips

September 26, 2017

Business Department faculty discuss various topics throughout the semester in the Business Cafe series. All the sessions are drop-in — and open to all students, not just those in business majors — so stay for 10 minutes or the entire time. Snacks are provided!

Professor Ann Alexander will share tips for “Acing the Interview” from 10-11 a.m. September 27 in room 201 of Cook.