GRCC In the News, 4-9-18

Change Ups: Sultan snags LaughFest’s Best of Midwest title

April 6, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… Grand Rapids Community College trustees unanimously approved a 0.88 percent tuition increase for the 2018-19 academic year, the lowest increase in nearly two decades.

GVSU students push for emergency phones on campus

April 6, 2018; WOOD TV

ALLENDALE, Mich. (WOOD) — You’ve likely seen them on various college campuses in West Michigan: blue light emergency call stations that can connect students in distress with the nearest police department.

They’re at Western Michigan University, Hope College, and even Grand Rapids Community College, among others. But you won’t find them at Grand Valley State University in Allendale. Now, a group of students are trying to change that.

Hope College students start DACA scholarship

April 7, 2018; The Holland Sentinel

In October, Hope College students organized a march to support those in the rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.

For some students, that march was only the beginning of activism supporting DACA recipients. Four Hope College students — Alejandra Gomez Limon, Emily Salazar, Jonathan Mays and Jocelyn Gallegos — have created a scholarship at Hope specifically for DACA students. Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College have similar scholarships.

Exam Week hours for Campus Dining

Exam Week Hours

April 23rd – 27th

The Quiet Cafe: Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th

Open Normal Hours.

Wednesday 25th Open 7am-4pm (breakfast from 7am-10am)

Closed Thursday April 26th through Friday May 4th

The Quiet Café will be open through the summer starting May 7th Monday-Thursday 8am-2pm

The Raider Grille: Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th

Open until 2pm. (Wok This Way Closed)

Closed Wednesday 25th- Friday 27th

Closed for the summer

The Sneden Cafe: Monday 23rd Open Normal Hours

Tuesday 24th Open 7am – 1pm

Closed Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th

Sneden will be Closed for the Summer

Library hosts panel discussion on fake news

GRCC’s yearlong focus on “fake news,” organized by the library, will end with a panel discussion on April 10.

Journalism adjunct and Collegiate adviser Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood will moderate a panel of local media:

  • Catherine Behrendt, of WZZM.
  • Clayton Cummins, GRCC alumnus and WILX anchor.
  • Justin Dawes, GRCC alumnus and Grand Rapids Business Journal reporter.
  • Bart Deiters, of Wood TV.
  • Jim Harger, of MLive.
  • Shelly Irwin, of WGVU.
  • student editors from The Collegiate.

“Fake News from a Journalist’s Perspective” starts at 11:30 a.m. April 10 on the library’s second floor.

Library hosts Exam Cram

Monday, April 16th – Sunday, April 22nd

FREE snacks & beverages everyday

Quiet Study

Group work spaces


NEW!  Printmaking sessions with Craftsanity’s Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood

Monday, April 16th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, April 18th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


PLUS on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd

Extended hours from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (both days)

Tutors available in select subjects


No registration required.

Clean out fieldhouse lockers before April 13

The time to clear out of the Ford Fieldhouse in advance of our scheduled renovation is fast approaching.

As part of this process, it is important that anyone who has personal items stored in any of our locker room facilities remove them prior to the end of business on Friday, April 13, 2018.  We will begin clearing locker rooms starting on Monday, April 16, 2018.  Please note, we do NOT have the capacity to store any personal property. Any items still in lockers on the morning of April 16 will be donated to charity, and the locker cleaned out.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, we are approaching some very hard and fast deadlines as we prepare for the facility closing.