Archive for January 12, 2018

GRCC In the News, 1-12-18

January 12, 2018

GRCC Players will re-create the Reagan era

Jan. 11, 2018; The Holland Sentinel

The GRCC Players will re-create the Reagan era in “This Is Our Youth” by Kenneth Lonergan.

Colleges, Urban League hosting Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in West Michigan

Jan. 11, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – West Michigan colleges and universities will host a series of events Monday, Jan. 15, as the nation pauses to pay tribute to slain civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

… Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and Davenport University are collaborating on an annual event in recognition of King’s legacy beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at Fountain Street Church.

Cajun dinner, dance FUNdraiser at LACA Feb. 10

Jan. 11, 2018; Ludington Daily News

Join the Ludington Area Center as it celebrates Mardi Gras Saturday, Feb. 10 with a Cajun dinner and dance fundraiser. This second annual event will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. in LACA’s main gallery, 107 S. Harrison St., in Ludington, and will feature authentic Creole appetizers and buffet dinner, Cajun dance instruction and live Cajun music.

… Chef Barry Sherlock has designed this year’s menu and will be cooking up his great ideas. Sherlock is a graduate of the Culinary Arts Institute at Grand Rapids Community College. He has owned and operated a restaurant, catered privately and volunteered his culinary expertise extensively in the local community. Sherlock currently serves as the dietary supervisor at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.

The Right Place names board members

Jan. 11, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A local economic development agency has named its new board members for 2018.

… New appointments

… Bill Pink, Ph.D., president, Grand Rapids Community College

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents Spring Trio Sunday

Jan. 12, 2018; Petoskey News

HARBOR SPRINGS — The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestras Sunday Recital Series begins its 2018 season at 4 p.m. Sunday with a String Trio performing at the Harbor Springs Presbyterian Church.

… (Libor) Ondras is currently preparing for the European Tour with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and his residency at the Bay View Music Festival of Petoskey (Summer 2017). Ondras also serves as a director of orchestras, string specialist, and assistant professor at Grand Rapids Community College.

Dominic Dorsey to head SIUE Disability Support Services

Jan. 11, 2018; The Telegraph (Alton, Ill.)

EDWARDSVILLE — Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, PhD, has announced Dominic Dorsey as director of Disability Support Services. Dorsey will assume his new responsibilities on Monday, Jan. 29.

… After four years at IUPUI, Dorsey became director of accessibility at Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College in 2013 before returning to IUPUI in 2014.

 

TRIO hosts Summer Research Fair

January 12, 2018

TRIO/Student Support Services is holding a Summer Research Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 24 in room 336 of the Student Center.

Participating programs include:

  • University of Michigan UROP Community College Summer Fellowship.
  • Michigan Technological University MICUP
  • University of Michigan School of Information
  • Van Andel Institute
  • Summer Health Professions Education Program
  • PTK/Office of Experiential Learning

Information on a variety of opportunities will be available. Stop by, learn, get involved and make a difference! Snacks will be provided.

Cedric Ingram stands next to his poster on "Family Dynamics Under African-American Slavery."

College Channel programming through Jan. 19

January 12, 2018

The latest schedule, through Jan. 19, for the College Channel includes the Choral Festival.

GRCC students invited to GVSU Non-Profit Volunteer & Internship Fair

January 12, 2018

GVSU’s Student Life and Career Center invites GRCC students to attend their Non-Profit, Volunteer & Internship Fair on January 31st from 1-3 pm at the GVSU Pew Campus. If GRCC students would like to attend, they will have to register online to receive a parking pass for the day at GVSU.

For questions please contact Thalia at thaliaguerraflores@grcc.edu.

Message of thanks from Anderson/Kozal families

January 12, 2018

A message from David (IT), Lilly (retiree) and Jared (Purchasing) Anderson and Christian Kozal (Enrollment Center):

Dear GRCC family,

We’d like to thank everyone for the prayers, thoughts, phone calls, email and text messages, cards, American Heart Association donations and attendance at visitation and/or funeral of Ronald Kozal (Lilly’s Dad). He is and will be greatly missed by his family, friends and our community.

 

Condolences to Chad Lodenstein

January 12, 2018

We extend our condolences to Chad Lodenstein, of the Automotive Department, on the death of his wife, Heidi, on Jan. 9. Services are scheduled from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Jan. 13 at Hudsonville Congregational United Church of Christ, 4950 32nd Ave. in Hudsonville.

Board of Trustees meeting to begin at 3:15 p.m. Jan. 15

January 12, 2018

Don’t forget that the January 15, 2018, GRCC Board of Trustees meeting will begin at 3:15 p.m.

Also on Jan. 15, the Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with media activist, attorney and writer April Reign, who will present “Social Media: Pursuing Justice in the Digital Age” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the 168 ATC.

Then, at 6 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held in partnership with Opera Grand Rapids, GVSU and Davenport University.

David Morris’ retirement reception is today

January 12, 2018

Please join us to celebrate the retirement of David Morris, of the Financial Aid Office. There will be a reception Friday, January 12, from noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Enrollment Center, Room 129. Appetizers, snacks and beverages will be provided.

Please join us in saying “thank you” and “happy retirement” to David!