Archive for October 2017

Chamber’s interview workshop, career fair canceled

October 31, 2017

An interview skills workshop and career fair that were to be held with the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in November have been canceled.

GRCC In the News, 10-31-17

October 31, 2017

Meet the YWCA’s 2017 Tribute Award winners

Oct. 30, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Women who break down societal fences, who initiate change and who advocate for domestic-abuse survivors, Muslims, women of color and women in the workplace are set to be honored.

… ARTS AWARD

Edye Evans Hyde, Ebony Road Players Executive Director

… SPORTS, FITNESS and WELLNESS AWARD

Sara Knoester, President of Mixed Staffing & Recruiting

(Edye Evans Hyde and Sara Knoester are GRCC alumnae.)

Jayhawks volleyball team takes second place at MCCAA state tournament

Oct. 30, 2017; Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)

The Muskegon Community College volleyball  team took state runner-up honors at the Michigan  Community College Athletic Association state tournament in Grand Rapids on Saturday.

The Jayhawks battled Grand Rapids Community College in the finals but fell in three sets (25-19, 25-19, 25-15).

 

Seeking students for GRCC Honors Program

October 31, 2017

We are seeking passionate students for the GRCC Honors Program.  Interested students will enroll in HNR 101 – Introduction to Honors this coming Winter semester.  Students admitted into the Honors Program will received a scholarship to cover the cost of this 1-credit course.

The Honors Program at Grand Rapids Community College will stretch you intellectually, interpersonally, and culturally to help you achieve your academic and personal goals.  Our Honors Program is a small community of highly motivated students who want more out of their college experience. Success in this program is not only measured by academic performance, degree completion or transfer, but also includes building collaborative relationships with faculty and peers.

Program Benefits

  • Unique opportunities to learn alongside influential college leaders such as the president, provost, and even local leaders like the mayor of Grand Rapids.
  • Combined service learning and Study Away experiences in which you will find ways to serve and explore other communities.
  • The opportunity to create a scholarship project showcasing your individual passions, and the opportunity to present your work at local, regional or national conferences.
  • Dedicated advisors to help you develop clear pathways to degree completion and/or a successful transfer to a four-year institution.
  • A competitive edge for transfer and employment applications upon completion.
  • Scholarship award for program completion (up to $500).

Application Process

Honors program students write on a long piece of paper on a table.

GRCC to hold Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 10

October 31, 2017

GRCC’s Veterans Day observance on Nov. 10 will include Innovation High School’s JROTC color guard, performances by student Stacie McCarthy and Kristi Welling, of Financial Aid and Scholarships, a poetry reading by student Fred Betencourt and remarks from President Dr. Bill Pink.

Thank you to all our veterans past and present. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, 10:45 a.m., Veterans Memorial (on the GRCC Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza by the south entrance of the Main Building). Open House to follow. Main Building, G2, Room 55. All veterans, current military personnel, staff, students, and the public are welcome. GRCC. Grcc.edu.

UW: Cheesecake and cider today.

October 31, 2017

Take a break, have a cup of cider, or taste a fall-flavored cheesecake bite on the Raider Grill Terrace today between 3:30 and 5 p.m. Costumes optional!

Any employee who turns in their GRCC United Way campaign pledge form during this event will be entered to win a drawing for prizes including one of four $15 gift certificates to Subway, Patatas or Creative Dining.

Items for Dia de los Muertos altar due today

October 31, 2017

The Latino Student Support Team invites you to celebrate and learn about Dia de los Muertos! Tamales, pan dulce (sweet bread), and refreshments will be served!

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico (and many other countries) that honors family and friends who have passed on. This is a time of celebration and remembrance in which altars are built to commemorate the life of departed loved ones.  If you have any items that you would like to place on the altar, please feel free to drop them off to the Student Life office by Tuesday, October 31st at 5.p.m.

The celebration will take place on Wednesday, November 1st, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Student Life Office, located on the first floor of the Student Center.

 

The altar will be on display through November 3rd. This event is open to all students, staff, and faculty.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Latino Student Support presents Dia de los Muertos celebration. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Life office, 1st floor, Student Center building. Community altar, sugar skull crafts, refreshments. Altar will be on display from Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017. Open to the public. For more information, please contact Latino Student Support at (616) 234-2263. GRCC. Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC In the News, 10-30-17

October 30, 2017

GRCC’s new Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall touts ‘beautiful’ acoustics, empowering space to create art

Oct. 26, 2017; Local Spins

Not so long ago, the music center at Grand Rapids Community College was in such disrepair, it nearly cost the college its accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. This fall, GRCC has celebrated the buildings re-opening after a year-long, $8.5 million renovation, the money coming entirely from private donations.

Visual Arts Department holds Portfolio Day

October 30, 2017

On Thursday, October 26, the Visual Arts Department held the 4th Annual Portfolio Day.  Representatives from seven Michigan colleges came to the department to meet individually with art students, look at their portfolios, and discuss transfer opportunities. Some students were offered admission waivers and scholarships based on the quality of their portfolios. By the end of the day, 78 portfolio reviews had been completed with the 50 art students in attendance.

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College Channel programming through Nov. 3

October 30, 2017

The latest schedule, through Nov. 3, for the College Channel includes Andres Chavez’s presentation.

Dia de los Muertos celebration

October 30, 2017

The Latino Student Support Team invites you to celebrate and learn about Dia de los Muertos! Tamales, pan dulce (sweet bread), and refreshments will be served!

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico (and many other countries) that honors family and friends who have passed on. This is a time of celebration and remembrance in which altars are built to commemorate the life of departed loved ones.  If you have any items that you would like to place on the altar, please feel free to drop them off to the Student Life office by Tuesday, October 31st at 5.p.m.

The celebration will take place on Wednesday, November 1st, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Student Life Office, located on the first floor of the Student Center.

The altar will be on display through November 3rd. This event is open to all students, staff, and faculty.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Latino Student Support presents Dia de los Muertos celebration. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Life office, 1st floor, Student Center building. Community altar, sugar skull crafts, refreshments. Altar will be on display from Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017. Open to the public. For more information, please contact Latino Student Support at (616) 234-2263. GRCC. Grand Rapids Community College.

 

UW Incentives: Win a Whitecaps suite

October 30, 2017

Any GRCC employee who makes a pledge by Nov. 10, the last day of the campaign, will be entered into a GRCC raffle to win a Whitecaps Baseball suite rental (an $800 value)! The suite rental includes (1) April/May Whitecaps Suite Rental for the 2018 season and 25 tickets – it does not include the cost of food and beverage.

GRCC In the News, 10-27-17

October 27, 2017

Beer and Dragons at Public Museum
10/27/17 100.5 FM
The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is partnering with New Holland Brewing and the Grand Rapids Community College brewing students in November and it’s all about Beer and Dragons!

UW 2017 Campaign Kickoff photos

October 27, 2017

GRCC Testimonial: Why I am a UW leadership giver.

October 27, 2017

My personal choice for supporting our West Michigan Community is through our local United Way. I appreciate the United Way’s commitment and work to make an impact with my donation through the Community Investment Fund. I personally like the way they’re organized through education, financial security and family stability programs. And, I really like making my local charitable donations through payroll deductions. Payroll deduction to the United Way makes it easy for me to make an impact.
-GRCC Leadership Giver

A leadership gift demonstrates a personal dedication to creating lasting change.

A gift of $1,000 could:

-Help keep a family from home foreclosure.
-Provide legal assistance to a victim of domestic violence.

Reaching the $1,000 level of giving is easier than you think. It takes just $40 per pay period to become a Leadership Giver. Spouses or domestic partners may also combine their gift to be recognized at higher Leadership Giving levels. Leadership givers can also grow their personal and professional sphere of influence by participating in exclusive UW networking events and education programming.

UW: Have some hot cider and a fall treat on Halloween

October 27, 2017

Join us on Halloween for some delicious hot cider and a fall treat – chef’s choice — from 3:30-5 p.m., on the Raider Grill Terrace. Costumes optional!

Any employee who turns in their GRCC United Way campaign pledge form during this event will be entered to win a drawing for prizes including one of four $15 gift certificates to Subway, Patatas or Creative Dining.