Leadership Institute Applications Due October 27

The Grand Rapids Community College Leadership Institute is a 12-month leadership program committed to strengthening new or emerging leaders from across campus. This program is geared to foster a broader understanding of the campus community, accelerate talent development, and hone individual and team leadership skills. The Leadership Institute is designed for individual employees who have the capacity and desire to make a positive influence on our campus. Leadership Institute includes content pertinent to talent identification, leadership development, and addressing issues relevant to the college community.

If you are interested in Leadership Institute 2018, please visit www.grcc.edu/leadershipinstitute for additional information or to obtain an application packet. The application packet must be received by Jessica Berens in Human Resources by Friday, October 27, 2017.

GRCC In the News, 10-11-17

Grand Rapids man charged with scamming Department of Education
10/10/17  Holland Sentinel
Grand Rapids resident Brandon Kenon Rogers, 31, has been charged by a federal grand jury with defrauding the U.S. Department of Education of $150,000.
…In the indictment from the grand jury, Rogers allegedly obtained the identity information of other people and applied for student loans and Pell grants in those individuals’ names. He also is said to have enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College, Kalamazoo Valley Community College and other community colleges using those same identities.

10/10/17  School News Network
All Districts, MI   Let’s talk about a glaring example of the disconnect between the workforce and the pipeline of students who will soon enter it.
Last spring, Kent ISD, in partnership with local school districts, area manufacturing representatives, and Grand Rapids Community College, started advertising Launch U. That’s an early middle-college program that puts students directly into training for jobs in manufacturing with local businesses, allowing them to earn a free associate degree and credentials in the field.

A poetic hour
10/11/17  Torch
Writing poems is my way of making sense of everyday collisions, confusion that would otherwise isolate me from the world, guest poet Katie Kalisz said on her website, TheMichiganPoet.com/portfolio/katie-kalisz/.
…Kalisz is a professor at Grand Rapids Community College who was part of the Literature in Person series that took place on Oct. 2.

Seeking Faculty to Lead Travel Experiences

Did you know that in the last (4) years faculty have led successful short-term travel experiences to places like Costa Rica, Morocco, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and New York City?  Have you ever considered providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for GRCC students guided by your expertise?  We’re seeking faculty interested in learning more about developing these amazing travel experiences.  Support in creating these experiences is offered through one-on-one consultation from generating ideas of places to travel, to working with providers in creating an itinerary tailored to your curriculum, recruiting and supporting students, as well as processing payments.

Study Away Pre-Proposals are due February 1, 2018, for trips led during Summer 2019.

Have questions?  Contact Michael Schavey at 234-4180 or email mschavey@grcc.edu.

Photo of group posing near ruins. The text says "GRCC Faculty-Led Study Away"

October Mathematics Seminar

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its October Mathematics Seminar on Wednesday, October 18, from 3-4 p.m. in 103 Cook.

Our speaker, GRCC Mathematics Instructor Andrea Hayes, will discuss division by zero in various forms of mathematics from basic arithmetic to higher-level mathematics.  For the title and abstract of Andrea’s talk, please see below.

This presentation will appeal to a wide range of students and faculty.  Much of it requires no understanding of mathematics beyond arithmetic.  All are welcome!

Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 p.m.


Division by zero is often confusing and misinterpreted.  Is (1/0) undefined or infinity?   The answer often depends on who you ask and can lead to lively discussions, even arguments.  The source of such discussions usually resides in the difference between actual division by 0 and what happens when the denominator approaches zero.  This talk will provide an in-depth look at the complexity of division by zero at various levels of mathematics.




GRCC Transfer Fair October 25

GRCC Transfer Fair: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

12:30-3:30 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 301 (Student Lounge)

Over 35 schools attending!  Start Here/Transfer There

  • Learn about transfer requirements
  • Obtain catalogs and other transfer resources
  • Meet with College/University representatives


Sponsored by:  Counseling, Advising & Retention Services

Additional Windows 10 workshops added to Fall Staff Development

Additional Windows 10 workshops have been added to Staff Development’s fall schedule of offerings:

  • November 29, (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.)
  • December 7, (10:00-11:30 a.m.)

Course Description:

Windows 10 has arrived at GRCC! This new operating system has replaced Windows 7, and there are some changes we would like to share with you. Come and join us for this basic introduction to Windows 10, and learn how to navigate the changes.

Register at: http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/staffdevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration