Jonathan Greer’s retirement party is today

Please join the Manufacturing Department in congratulating Jonathan Greer on his retirement from GRCC. The party will be on Friday, December 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The party will be hosted in the Heritage Restaurant. There will be refreshments and appetizers and cake, of course!

Please stop in and congratulate Jonathan Greer and wish him luck in his future endeavors!

Library liaisons can help with copyright questions

Faculty  – do you have questions about using copyrighted print, media or other visual materials in your courses?  If so, please contact your assigned library liaison by email for assistance with: utilizing our Copyright Clearance Center Annual License; verifying citations and determining a copyright holder; and, permalinking licensed library resources into Blackboard.  Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.

GRCC In the News, 12-14-17

Refugees grateful for construction training, jobs and language skills

Dec. 13, 2017; MLive

GRANDVILLE, MI – Two years ago, the future was uncertain for Tony-Kelly Lubanzadio in his native Democratic Republic of Congo.

… To join the program, the refugees were required to have some basic conversational skills to understand the curriculum. Students began their two days per week at Grand Rapids Community College in March.

College earns $1M grant for low-income STEM students

Dec. 13, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A local college has earned a $1 million grant to support its low-income STEM students.

… Additionally, the project team will enlist area community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College, Northwestern Michigan College and Muskegon Community College, to help identify potential RISE scholars at their institutions and provide mentoring for those students before they enroll at GVSU.

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Messiah’

Dec. 14, 2017; The Petoskey News

Once again the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will bring the “Messiah” to Northern Michigan at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 14 and 15, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Petoskey.

… (Katherine) Jannakos, cannot remember a time when she hasn’t been involved in music. She comes from a very musical family, and early on studied music theory and flute. She didn’t start singing until high school, and later began serious voice study at Grand Rapids Community College. After three years she left that college and completed her degree at Oberlin Conservatory. She has appeared as a chorus member and in featured roles with Opera Grand Rapids, Oberlin Opera Theatre, Second Act Opera and the Bay View Music Festival. She has appeared as a featured soloist with the Kent Philharmonic, Flint Symphony Orchestra, Bay View Orchestra and Oberlin Orchestra. She is thrilled to be performing with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.

Five cool vintage Grand Rapids Christmas gifts you can buy online

Dec. 13, 2017; 100.5 FM

Everything old is new again, and with the continued restoration of old buildings downtown, Grand Rapids has been digging into its past to form its future. Here is some old school vintage Grand Rapids stuff I found online that you can gift to the GR lover in your family.

… 2. Recall the glory days of GRCC football with this mini-football

Grand Rapids Community College (also known as Grand Rapids Junior College used to have an elite junior college football program, one that competed at an elite level on the JC scene back in the day. The Raiders went to such illustrious bowl games such as the Wool Bowl, Valley of the Sun Bowl, and the Dixie Rotary Bowl.

This memento is a steal at $4.99.

Student service departments can sign up for Involvement Day

GRCC student service departments are now able to sign up for Involvement Day 2018! Involvement Day will take place on January 16 from 12-2 p.m. in the Raider Grille. Registration ends January 12.. There are limited spaces — first-come, first-served. For more information contact Thalia at thaliaguerraflores@grcc.edu.

To register, log into OrgSync using your GRCC user name and password.

 

Jonathan Greer to celebrate his retirement with party on Dec. 15

Please join the Manufacturing Department in congratulating Jonathan Greer on his retirement from GRCC. The party will be on Friday, December 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The party will be hosted in the Heritage Restaurant. There will be refreshments and appetizers and cake, of course!

Please stop in and congratulate Jonathan Greer and wish him luck in his future endeavors!

GRCC In the News, 12-13-17

Students get the lowdown on high-tech jobs

Dec. 12, 2017; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District newsletter)

Rockford Public Schools, MI — Remington Switzer has been messing with computers for most of his life, loves gaming and is interested in a career in programming. But visiting a local website and apps development firm made him realize how many ways he could put his skills to use.

… He and other employees described their jobs and their circuitous routes to landing them. (Jeremy) Abrahams, 40, has a criminal justice degree from Grand Rapids Community College, and got into the field by being in “a crappy band that needed a website.”

Holiday Breakfast — this Friday!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone’s smiling faces this Friday morning, December 15, for our annual Holiday Breakfast in the Ford Fieldhouse. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and don’t forget to wear your ugliest sweater!

As a reminder, donations are being accepted at the door to support our snack pantry. Specific items requested are individual-size oatmeal, chips, and fruit cups, but you are welcome to bring any snack items you’d like!

Toys for Tots is also being hosted by our Exercise Science Club. We’d be happy to accept any new, unwrapped toys as well!

See you there!

Retirement party for Jonathan Greer on Dec. 15

Please join the Manufacturing Department in congratulating Jonathan Greer on his retirement from GRCC. The party will be on Friday, December 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The party will be hosted in the Heritage Restaurant. There will be refreshments and appetizers and cake, of course!

Please stop in and congratulate Jonathan Greer and wish him luck in his future endeavors!

Volunteers needed for information stations

Student Life is looking for volunteers to help with the Information Stations that will be set up for the first three days of the new semester. This is a great way to start the semester and show our students that we support them.

Stations will be set up Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan. 8, 9 and 10) in three locations. The stations on the first floor of Sneden and the fourth floor of the Main Building will be open from 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on all three days. The station at the second floor entrance of the ATC will be open from 5-6:15 p.m. each day.

You can sign up online.

Quiet Cafe offers Exam Week specials

 

Quiet Cafe Exam Week Special

Get Them Before They Are Gone

Limited Quantity While Supplies Last

Tuesday: Butter Pecan & Caramel Latte

Small $2.50   Medium $3.00   Large $3.50

Wednesday: Toffee Nut, White Chocolate, & Cinnamon Latte

Small $2.50   Medium $3.00   Large $3.50

All Week

Blackberry or Watermelon Italian Soda

Medium $2.25   Large $3.00

 

Kent City High School sophomores visit GRCC

On Wednesday, December 6, the Admissions Office hosted the entire sophomore class from Kent City High School on our campus. Their day included an admissions presentation, a culinary tour and time with staff from both Manufacturing and Mechanical and Architectural Design. Their visit concluded with lunch and information on our athletic program and a tour of the Ford Fieldhouse. The Admissions Office would like to thank the departmental staff who engaged with these students!

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