GRCC In the News, 1-10-18

Showtime: Wednesday, January 10

Jan. 9, 2018; WOOD Radio

Your daily cornucopia of live music performances and entertainment in West Michigan, for Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

… Live theatre, community theatre

… GRCC PLAYERS   Spectrum Theatre, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, 616-234-3946

“This Is Our Youth,” January 11 to 13.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with These Events in West Michigan

Jan. 9, 2018; (Grand Rapids Conventions & Visitors Bureau website)

There are numerous events that honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day  January 15, 2018 and throughout the rest of the month right here in West Michigan. Dr. King was a social activist and led the Civil Rights movement in the United States. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. This year’s celebration is particularly poignant as it marks the 55th anniversary of the March on Washington and the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination.

… The performance will culminate the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Community Celebration which is hosted in collaboration with Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Davenport University, and Opera Grand Rapids. “We’re excited to collaborate with Opera Grand Rapids for the first time ever this year. ‘I DREAM’ will be a special touch for the West Michigan community,” says Bobby J. Springer, Director of Pathways to College at Grand Valley State University and chair of the events planning team. “Not many people get to go to the opera, so this is a great way to learn how to keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’.s message of justice and peace alive while experiencing something unique at no cost.”

Network name change automation

Information Technology is pleased to announce the automation of our new Network Name Change process. Beginning Wednesday, January 10, Information Technology will now be able to rename both student and staff accounts on demand. Previously, student name changes were only processed in between semesters.

Once a student or staff member has had their name updated in PeopleSoft through Student Records or Human Resources, respectively, they just need to give IT a call to schedule an appointment or submit the rename form. This rename process can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

Please note that this process pertains specifically to your Campus Network Account*. Ancillary accounts such as CSProd and FSProd may take additional time to rename.

*Blackboard, Staff Email, Student Email, Campus Computers

Questions? Give us a call at 616.234.4357.

Winter Welcome Week includes Involvement Day on Jan. 16

As part of Winter Welcome Week 2018, Campus Activities Board is having an Involvement Day on Tuesday, January 16, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille. Officers and student organizations may have a table at the event but must sign up through OrgSync. To log into OrgSync, one must sign in with their GRCC user name and password. For questions please contact Thalia in Student Life at

Weight Watchers information meeting on Jan. 11 — new time

Are you interested in Weight Watchers, but need more information before committing? Please feel welcome to join us at our adjusted time on Thursday, January 11th, from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in Room 234 SCC for an informational and registration session! At this session, our team leader Sher Myers will introduce herself, present an overview of the WW Freestyle™ program, and encourage employees to fill out a registration form and provide payment.

Cost for the program is $186 for 20 weeks of on-campus meetings and online e-tool access. Please note that should you choose to register for the program, payment is due at this session. Members can pay with cash, a check, or a credit or debit card. You can also take advantage of a three-check split payment method. With this form of payment, you will provide three upfront checks for $62 each. One $62 check will be deposited at week one, the second $62 check will be deposited at week five, and the last $62 check will be deposited on week nine.

Ferris’ Grand Rapids campus donates to food, snack pantries

The Student Food Pantry wants to send a big thank you to Ferris State at Grand Rapids!  During the month of December, they collected items for the food and snack pantries on campus. They collected 142.4 pounds for the Student Food Pantry, 27.2 pounds for the snack pantries, and a $90 cash donation. Thank you so much for your support!

ADA for Supervisors

Supervisor Training Scheduled for Winter

Topic: Americans with Disabilities Act

This course will review basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including college responsibilities that are relevant to supervisors, how to recognize accommodations request, and the process GRCC follows.

Key objectives to the workshop:

  • Become more familiar with ADA requirements for the college
  • Identify accommodations requests
  • Recognize concerns that need to be brought to HR
  • Identify concerns that may arise when dealing with disability as related to job role, performance, etc.

You can register online.