Archive for October 12, 2017

GRCC in the News, 10-12-17

October 12, 2017

QB Casey Therriault, ‘White Tiger’ once profiled on ESPN, is retiring

10/11/17  MLive

Grand Rapids native Casey Therriault, a quarterback whose odyssey has included time in prison for manslaughter, a featured piece on ESPN and, most recently, plans for a movie biop from Sony Pictures, says he’s retiring as a player.

…The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Therriault starred at Wyoming Park High School where he graduated in 2007, and he played at Grand Rapids Community College. In 2009, he led the now-defunct program to the National Junior College Athletic Association championship game and a 9-1 record.

 

‘It’s my dream come true’

10/11/17  Grand Haven Tribune

MUSKEGON Kylee VanTol’s excitement is infectious as she discusses her upcoming performance on the Frauenthal Center’s stage.

…VanTol was previously involved in Spring Lake High School’s 2012 production of The Sound of Music. She is currently a Grand Rapids Community College student through Noorthoek Academy and a Grand Haven Community-Based Instruction student. She’s also on the board for the academy and an assistant for Covenant Life Church’s Regatta program.

 

UIX: Costume couture takes on different roles in West Michigan

10/12/17  Rapid Growth Media

An old joke about penguins goes like this: two of them are standing on an iceberg, and one of them says to the other, “you look like you’re wearing a tuxedo.” And the other one replies, “How do you know I’m not?”

…Olson found work as head of visual merchandising in a clothing store at Woodland Mall. Prior to that, obtained a degree in Fashion Merchandising at Grand Rapids Community College, an undergraduate degree in fine arts at Northern Michigan University, and took classes in graphic design at the then Kendall School of Design.

GRCC’s Online Sale’s next scheduled pick-up is Friday, October 13

October 12, 2017

GRCC’s Online Sale has a scheduled pick-up for October 13.

Grand Rapids Community College hosts a round-the-clock online sale for items including retired college technology and resources, laptops, desktops, monitors, electronics, lost-and-found items, and many others!

The online sale may be accessed by this URL http://grcconlinestore.zoeysite.com/.

Disclaimer: Grand Rapids Community College does not guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Inventory may be picked up on the second and fourth Fridays of every month. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appointment).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

Equipment is sold as is. All items sold are to be picked up on Friday, 10/13, at our store location (Sneden Hall Basement). Please bring your receipt, which will have your name and order number, to claim your purchase. You may also bring a mobile device with the invoice email open. If for any reason you can’t make your pickup on Friday, please call 616-234-4198 or email Jaredanderson@grcc.edu to schedule an appointment.  All orders that remain unclaimed 14 days after the sale will be canceled and the merchandise will be returned to inventory.

Mental Health & Wellness Resource Fair on October 23

October 12, 2017

The goals of this event is to raise awareness among students about mental
health resources and to encourage them to seek help when they hit
roadblocks or have a life crisis that is creating barriers to their success.

Mental Health & Wellness Resource Fair: October 23, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A flier for the GRCC Mental Health & Wellness Resource Fair

Class food pantry donation project surpasses 200 lbs

October 12, 2017

Professor M. Righa’s Introduction to Business class collected donations for the food pantry. For the community and social responsibility in the contemporary workplace learning outcome.

The BA 103 project brought in 203 items, weighing a total of 213.7 lbs.

Photo by Mackenzie Curtis.

A photo of Professor M. Righa’s Introduction to Business class' donation to the GRCC food pantries

Upcoming Fake News Events/Speakers at the GRCC Library

October 12, 2017

Our Campus Common Reading committee has been hard at work creating events for the Fall and Winter semesters on Fake News.  Here are two events coming up in the next several weeks that you and our students may be interested in attending:

  1. Movie Showing of “War of the Worlds” (2005 version) in the ATC Theater on Monday, October 30 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Admission to the movie is free and we’ll have complimentary refreshments.  What’s unique about this showing is that we’ll have a side-bar screen displaying fun facts, trivia, and comments from our viewers.  The movie is PG-13; so families are welcome to attend.
  2. Author Lecture and Book Signing by A. Brad Schwartz discussing his book: “Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News” on Thursday, November 2 from 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.  The program will be held in the Library and Learning Commons (second floor).  Faculty, we would love for your class to join us, so please notify Brian Beecher (Director of the Library & Learning Commons) so that accommodations can be made.   The library has complimentary copies of this book available to current students, faculty and staff (while supplies last).

This series on Fake News will continue throughout the Winter semester (dates are yet to be determined) and will include the following events:

  1. Panel Discussion on Fake News and its effect on journalism and journalists.
  2. Presentation on Fake News from the library’s perspective.
  3. Author Skype visit from Paul Levinson discussing his book: “Fake News in Real Context”.  The library will make complimentary copies available of Paul’s book in the Winter semester (again, while supplies last).

We look forward to participating in these events with you and our students.  Please let our committee know if you have any questions.

 

GRCC Homecoming 2017

October 12, 2017

“GRCC has not had a homecoming in a long time. That changes now!”

Homecoming 2017 will take place the week of October 16th. There are activities that you can take part in throughout the week. On Thursday, October 19th, faculty, staff, students, and alumni are all invited to a Raider Tailgate. The tailgate will take place in the Raider Grille from 5-6:30 p.m. Food will be provided, and there will be family-friendly activities. Then head on over to the Fold Fieldhouse to cheer on our GRCC Volleyball team as they take on the Lake Michigan Red Hawks.

For more information about all of the Homecoming activities, please visit grcc.edu/homecoming.

GRCC Homecoming 2017 flier

Zumba Canceled Tonight, 10/12

October 12, 2017
Zumba has been canceled this evening, Thursday, October 12th.  It will be back on next week so be ready to bust a move and break a sweat!