Keith St. Clair to discuss Qatar

Professor Keith St. Clair will be giving a lecture on Qatar and his visit there. If you find this topic interesting and/or this topic is relevant to your class, please try to attend and bring your class. All are welcome.

Date: Tuesday, February 20th

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Place: 108 Sneden Hall

Topic: Qatar: Rebel Emirate

Qatar’s wealth and international ambitions have raised the ire of Saudi Arabia and resulted in its recent isolation on the Arabian peninsula. Keith St. Clair has recently returned from Qatar and will explain the history, causes, and prospects for Qatar’s ostracism in Arabia.

GRCC In the News, 2-12-18

Saranac’s Emma Pachulski to sign with GRCC for volleyball

Feb. 9, 2018; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

GRAND RAPIDS — Raider volleyball coach Chip Will has built a culture at GRCC in his 11 years at the helm. It’s “Family First.” His philosophy is that it takes everybody to build a championship team. According to Will, it’s not only the athletes, but the parents, coaches, administration, community and a core belief in the system to build a successful program. That outlook, and his extensive knowledge of the game, earned his Raiders a national championship in 2012. It has also led his teams to be nationally ranked in the top 10 every single year since he’s been at the helm.

Matthew Douglas gives talks to Michigan Botanical Society

On February 10th, Dr. Matthew Douglas gave several talks to the Michigan Botanical Society at Grand Valley State University.  The first talk, Defense of Bracken Fern by Arthropods, discussed the protection that the fiddle heads of bracken fern receive in the spring growing season from arthropods, including predaceous ants and spiders. The second talk, Inter-generational Migration of Monarch Butterflies in North and South America, discussed the similar strategies of migration into these two (very closely but isolated) species of monarchs in the northern and southern hemisphere.

Hispanic Student Organization selling valentine roses

The Hispanic Student Organization is selling roses for Valentines Day. They will be in the Raider Grill from 12:30-2:30 pm on February 13th. Roses come in an assortment of colors and will be neatly wrapped to take home to your significant other. Prices of the flowers are as followed: 1-$2, 6-$10, Dozen-$20. If there are leftovers, the remaining flowers will be sold in the Student Center in front of the Student Life Office from 11-2 pm or until inventory runs out. Cash, and Raider card will be accepted.

For questions please contact Thalia at

Hispanic Student Organization. Come support our Valentine’s Day flower sale! Get your last minute flowers for your special someone! Roses for sale: 1 single rose -- $2, half-dozen -- $10, dozen -- $10. Tuesday, February 13th, Raider Grille, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Emeritus Faculty Award nominations due Feb. 16

You are invited to nominate a GRCC retired faculty or administrator for the Emeritus Faculty Award. This award was established in 1985 to honor those instructors/ administrators whose dedication and creativity have left an indelible mark on the lives of students and colleagues at GRCC. During their tenure at GRCC and since their retirement, they have continued to promote GRCC’s “Commitment to Excellence” as illustrated by the GRCC values described in the narrative forms.

The nomination form can be found online.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, February 16, 2018.