Archive for February 14, 2018

Preschoolers deliver valentines

February 14, 2018

Diane Smith’s daughter, Maddie, who is with the GRCC preschool lab this semester, surprised her mom and everyone on the second floor of the Administration Building on Wednesday with hand-delivered valentines. Maddie, who plans to transfer to MSU to major in nursing after graduation this spring, is applying practical skills learned in classroom to her work with 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds in the Dune room.

 

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Nominations for Student Leadership awards due by Feb. 23

February 14, 2018

Nominations for the GRCC Student Leadership Awards are now open! Any member of Grand Rapids Community College (student, faculty, staff, or Board of Trustee member) can nominate a qualified current GRCC student for a student leadership award. These awards will be presented at the annual Student Leadership Banquet, March 29th. Please note that the Jerry Benham Award is the only award that is awarded to a faculty member or staff member for Advisor of the Year.

Nomination forms need to be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 23rd for consideration. Please complete this form for each nominee per award. In order to be considered as a strong nominee, please include as much detail as you can in the nomination description.

Please note: Self nominations are acceptable. For questions please email Thalia at thaliaguerraflores@grcc.edu.

GRCC Student Leadership Awards. Benham Service and Civic Engagement Award: Student must have been enrolled during the 17-18 academic school year. Have been active, involved, and shown leadership in service and civic engagement initiatives. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. Brian Kloet Campus Involvement Award: Student must have been enrolled during the 17-18 academic school year. Have been active and involved in Student Activities. Have established a cross-college interest in campus life and has been helpful in promoting the overall college experience through outstanding citizenship. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award: Student must have been enrolled during the 17-18 academic school year. Exemplify the spirit of Martin Luther King through community involvement and campus life. Seek to bring about change by promoting the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cedric and Sandy Ward Leadership Award: Student must have been enrolled during the 17-18 academic school year. Demonstrate outstanding leadership skills throughout the community or college. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. Jerry Benham Award for Staff or Faculty: Be a current GRCC staff or faculty member. Actively support students and act as a mento and role model for leadership development. Be willing to give time and human resources selflessly and be and advocate for students. Project a positive attitude and image toward student and other GRCC community members. Develop and encourage students’ thoughts and ideas. Not have involvement in student activities as a part of the person’s job description. New Student Organization of the Year: This award recognizes an outstanding new student organization that has created and sustained an inclusive and creative group. This group will have set goals and achieved them successfully. Must be newly formed during the current academic year or renewed after being dorman for two years or more. Student Organization of the Year: This award recognizes an outstanding student organization that has demonstrated unity within the group and has benefitted the GRCC community in a significant way through programming, service and/or inclusion of all students. Must currently be a recognized student organization. Project, Event or Program of the Year: This award recognizes an organization (or multiple organizations) that worked together to plan, implement and promote a single project or event, or series of events during the year. Must currently be a recognized student organization. Any member of the Grand Rapids Community College can nominate a qualified current GRCC student, staff or faculty member for a student leadership award. These awards will be presented at the annual Student Leadership Banquet on Thursday, March 29th. Please review the award criteria on OrgSync to nominate a worthy candidate. Nomination forms need to be received by Student Life no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 for consideration. Please use one application for each nominee and award. Candidates can be nominated for more than one award.

 

Library hosts speaker on topic of ‘fake news’

February 14, 2018

The Library and Learning Commons is hosting a guest speaker on the topic of Fake News.

Angie Oehrli, Learning Librarian from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor will visit and discuss “Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda!: How to sort fact from fiction.”

What questions should we ask ourselves as we watch or read the news? Join us for this discussion as we use critical thinking skills and practical strategies to evaluate the news.

It takes place 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, on the second floor of the Library and Learning Commons. Snacks will be provided!

This event is sponsored by GRCC Campus Common Reading, Instructional Support, and The Library and Learning Commons. Questions? Contact Antoinette (Toni) Harrington, 616-234-3555 or antoinetteharrington@grcc.edu.

Fake News, Lies and Propaganda! How to Sort Fact from Fiction. What questions should we ask ourselves as we watch or read the news? Guest speaker: Angie Oehrli, Learning Librarian University of Michigan. Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Library and Learning Commons, 2nd Floor. Join us for this discussion as we use critical thinking skills and practical strategies to evaluate the news. Sponsored by GRCC Campus Common Reading, Instructional Support, and the Library and Learning Commons. GRCC.

GRCC In the News, 2-14-18

February 14, 2018

West Michigan Whitecaps announce lineup for Tigers Wednesdays

Feb. 13, 2018; MLive

The West Michigan Whitecaps popular Tigers Fridays is back, except now it is called Tigers Wednesdays because, well, they moved it to a new day.

… Dave Rozema

Date: July 11

A local standout from Grand Rapids Central High School and Grand Rapids Community College, Rozema won a career-high 15 games with the Tigers as a rookie starting pitcher in 1977. He had a career record 60-53 in 10 seasons, and 57-46 with the Tigers.

2018 Baseball Season Preview

Feb. 13, 2018; EMU Eagles (athletics department website)

YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — The Eastern Michigan University baseball team is set to escape the cold and snowy conditions of Michigan as it heads down to sunny Florida to open its 2018 season Friday, Feb. 16. After a solid 2017 campaign, which saw the Eagles reach their first Mid-American Conference title game since 2008, EMU looks to reach new heights under new interim head coach Eric Roof.

… The third starting role will most likely go to incoming JUCO transfer Jackson Shaver (Grand Rapids, Mich.-Forest Hills Northern (Grand Rapids C.C.)). The 6-foot-7 right hander logged 65 innings for the GRCC Raiders last season on his way to being named all-conference.

PeopleSoft, Online Center, HR, Financial to undergo maintenance

February 14, 2018

Thursday evening, February 15th, PeopleSoft Student, the Online Center, HR, and Financials will be down for approximately three hours between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. for required database security maintenance.

TODAY: Donate to Puerto Rico for Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2018

Let’s extend our hearts to Puerto Rico!!!  TRIO/Student Support Services is partnered with the TRIO/SSS Program at the Universidad del Turabo – Puerto Rico!  Their needs are extensive – their situation still devastating!!!

Four images in one graphic; clockwise from top left: map of Puerto Rico; crest of Universidad del Turabo; Grand Rapids Community College logo; and TRIO Student Support Services logo

For TRIO’s Love Puerto Rico Flash Campaign, we are sending out the request list that came from the program:

  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Solar powered bulb lights
  • Portable battery-operated fans
  • Pen drives
  • Pencils and pens
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Filler paper with lines
  • Highlighters
  • Small staples
  • Scientific calculators
  • White glue
  • Manila folders
  • Sheet protectors
  • Correction paper or Liquid Paper
  • Rulers
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Backpacks
  • Graph paper
  • Pencil cases
  • Lunch boxes
  • Tablet Notebook/printer/iPad/…

We can pick-up your donations from your offices, or you can drop them by our offices located on the 3rd Floor of the Student Center – Room 332!  Let’s Love Puerto Rico today!!!!   Contact Email: aclark@grcc.edu