GRCC In the News, 10-3-17

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

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.

Seats available for next week’s Staff Development workshops

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

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.