Archive for October 3, 2017

GRCC In the News, 10-3-17

October 3, 2017

SL resident’s creation among ArtPrize public vote top 20

Oct. 2, 2017; Grand Haven Tribune

Two Spring Lake residents and one former Spring Lake resident either created or are subjects of two of the 20 public vote finalists in ArtPrize.

… Jurors short list (announced Sept. 25)


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

Lake Michigan Credit Union donates to Student Food Exchange

October 3, 2017

The Psychology Department wants to thank the GRCC branch of the Lake Michigan Credit Union for donating $50 towards the Sneden Hall Student Food Exchange. The Psychology Department matched LMCU’s generous gift of $50 to provide food to students.

In any give month, 45% of GRCC students experience food insecurity. Simply stated, almost half of GRCC students at some time during the month do not have enough food to meet their basic needs.

The assistance of LMCU will have a direct benefit to the students of GRCC.

Stop into their office on 4th floor Main and tell Wendy or Michelle thanks!

Food pantry items include jars of peanut butter, soups, Ramen noodles, cereal, instant mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and cereals.

Homecoming activities kick off Oct. 16

October 3, 2017

GRCC is hosting a week of activities for Homecoming:

GRCC Homecoming Week 2017 Our Raiders, Our Rapids Monday- Thursday Department Decorating Contest Monday Oct. 16th A MAIZE'n breakfast Science Building 8:30-10:30 a.m. Breakfast for the first 150 students w/ RAIDER CARD (Donuts, cider, and coffee) Judging for department occurs throughout the day Tuesday Oct. 17th Raiders w/ a Heart of Gold 4th floor Main 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch for the first 250 students w/ RAIDER CARD Collaboration with the Children's Food Basket. Decorating baskets with Volleyball team. Serving soups and sandwiches to students who come and decorate a bag we will also take donations (food or monetary) Wednesday Oct. 18th Raider Fun Run 5k  Ford Fieldhouse 6:00 p.m.   5-5:45 p.m. Registration/Packet Pick-up at Ford Fieldhouse. This is a free race open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members.  First 100 runners/walkers registered will receive a racers bib, water bottle, and long sleeve shirt. This will be a campus run connecting Main Campus to DeVos Campus. The map outline is 1.5, to complete 5K, the route has to be completed twice. 5k Fun Run/Walk Route can be found on Sign up can be found on the website along with Volunteer Registration if you want to assist and not run/walk. Interested in helping out?  Volunteer sign up can be found here! Thursday Oct. 19th Shiver-me-Timbers, its a Tailgate! Raider Grille Patio, SCC 5-6:30 p.m. Activities for students and alumni will be held in the Raider Grille with, yard games, photo background for pictures, and a Raider Pride station. The Raider Pride station will have poster making, face painting, GR tattoos, and noise maker crafts. First 25 people get a free Homecoming Shirt. "The Cavalry" t-shirts will be on sale. 6:15 p.m. Ribbon cutting of "The Cavalry" student section, Ford Fieldhouse 6:30 p.m. Women's Volleyball Game Raiders vs Red Hawks, Ford Fieldhouse


Seats available for next week’s Staff Development workshops

October 3, 2017

Team Dimensions:  Learning to Work Effectively Together – 1:00-4:30 p.m. Oct. 11

Prior to the program, participants will have completed an online Team Dimension Profile (TDP). Using the TDP report and other training materials, participants will learn about their own behavioral styles as well as the styles of their team members and will be given strategies on how to increase their personal effectiveness in communicating and interacting with others.

Excel Basic – 2:00-3:30 p.m. Oct. 12

This course is designed to give users a good introduction to the basic concepts of Excel. It explores the structure of the Excel workbook and demonstrates basic techniques required for working with spreadsheets.

Retirement Planning – 2:00-3:30 p.m. Oct. 13

Is retirement planning on your mind? If so, this session is for you! We will look at the available resources to help prepare you for this chapter of your life. Whether you’re retiring in the near future, or simply planning ahead, you’ll gain knowledge and tools to help you plan accordingly. Come join us in our discussion!


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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 3, 2017

During the month of October 2017, the Department of Homeland Security offers weekly cyber security themes to aid in user awareness regarding current cyber threats and corrective responses to such threats. The GRCC IT Security team will be hosting relevant security information on the IT Security webpage. Be sure to check it out weekly and remember, with all the current security breaches going on across the country: “Eon’t get scared…. get secured.”

DHS NCSAM Week One Theme: Simple Steps to Online Safety

All members of the public can take some simple actions to protect themselves online and to recover in the event a cyber incident occurs.  Week 1 will address the top consumer cybersecurity concerns, provide simple steps to protect against these concerns, and help the public understand what to do if they fall victim to cybercrime.