Archive for June 2018

GRCC In the News, 6-29-18

June 29, 2018

Colleges, nonprofit work to increase diversity in health care workforce

June 28, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI) and seven West Michigan colleges are partnering to increase diversity in the health care workforce by reducing barriers to minority students seeking educational opportunities.

… The higher education institutions involved in the initiative include: Grand Valley State, Davenport and Ferris State universities, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Grand Rapids Community College, and Hope College.

 

 

Course packs due August 8

June 29, 2018

Fall 2018 course pack files, orders, planners, and skus are due Wednesday, August 8. Please send updated files and planners to grcceprint@grcc.edu. Also, please make sure to contact the bookstore to let them know if you need a course pack for the semester and let them know if it is going to be a reprint of a previous or if it is new/changes have been made.

 

College Channel programming through July 6

June 29, 2018

The latest schedule, through July 6, includes the GRCC-GRPS partnership press conference.

Students leave for Study Away trip to Spain

June 29, 2018

A group of GRCC students departs today for a Study Away trip to Salamanca, Spain! They will spend time with host families and participate in field trips — including an 800th anniversary celebration for the University of Salamanca.

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GRCC In the News, 6-28-18

June 28, 2018

Former inmates will get job training under $1.5M grant program

June 27, 2018; MLive

Former jail and prison inmates returning to Grand Rapids will receive job training through a $1.5 million federal grant awarded to Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids.

… Goodwill provides some job training itself, but also partners with community organizations, such as Grand Rapids Community College and trade unions.

Happy Tau Day!

June 28, 2018

Happy Tau Day! Learn about tau and Tau Day in this GRCC video. Special thanks to Klaas Kwant and Noah DeSmit for producing the video.

GRCC In the News, 6-27-18

June 27, 2018

Spectrum Theater becomes accessible to hearing impaired

June 26, 2018; Grand Rapids Magazine

In celebration of its newly installed hearing loop system, Spectrum Theater at Grand Rapids Community College is offering a free performance of “Snow White, the Queen’s Fair Daughter” for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their parents, teachers and friends.

GRCC nursing faculty exposing Boys & Girls Clubs teens to career

June 27, 2018; MLive

As Baby Boomers age and the overall need for health care continues to grow, the demand for nurses and other in-demand health care careers will continue increases, officials say.

GRCC’s nursing instructors and students will lead three summer workshops for high schoolers in the club’s Career Pathways Program.

Google IT training coming to GRCC

June 26, 2018; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Just one more course at Grand Rapids Community College and Ryan Linak will be out in the real world.

Two alumni credit Laker Connections for their academic success

June 26, 2018; gvsu.edu

Juan Mascorro-Guerrero and Gloire Rubambiza found their way to Grand Valley from Mexico and Uganda, respectively.

… Mascorro-Guerrero graduated from Thornapple Kellogg High School and then enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College, under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. At one point, he was working three jobs to pay off his college debt.

GRPD to hold first two ‘Speed of Trust’ events Wednesday

June 27, 2018;  WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Police Department will hold the first sessions of a community trust building initiative Wednesday, June 27.

“Speed of Trust” will be at Grand Rapids Community College from 8 a.m. to noon. There is an alternate session from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

GRCC In the News, 6-26-18

June 26, 2018

Change Ups: Hauenstein exhibition opens in July

June 22, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… EDUCATION

Grand Rapids Community College trustees unanimously approved a $112.3-million budget for the 2018-19 academic year, a spending plan that includes the lowest tuition increase in nearly two decades.

News 8 at 5:30 p.m.

June 25, 2018; WOOD TV

Google today announced an IT professional certificate that will be available at Grand Rapids Community College. The certificate aims to train students with no prior experience to be IT support professionals in about eight months. Since its inception nearly five months ago, nearly 40,000 students have enrolled in the online program. Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink said the certificate will provide students with in-demand skills. IT support is one of the fastest growing fields in the nation with more than 150,000 open positions.

News 8 at 7 p.m.

June 22, 2018; WOOD TV

More colleges are going tobacco-free. The CDC says more than 2,000 colleges were smoke- or tobacco-free last year, up from about 800 in 2012. … Western Michigan and Grand Rapids Community College are both now tobacco free.

Successful spring sports season at St. Patrick

June 25, 2018; Ionia Sentinel-Standard

The 2018 St. Patrick School spring sports season has officially come to an end.

… Individual honors for our baseball team include:

… William Simon: honorable mention CMAC and has been invited to walk on at Grand Rapids Community College

Street Talk: Completely sustainable

June 22, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A nonprofit that promotes sustainable business looks like it will remain sustainable.

… Outgoing board members include Dave Rinard, Steelcase, who was selected to receive WMSBF’s 2018 President’s Award; Alison Sutter, city of Grand Rapids; Sharon Darby, Cascade Engineering; Lynette Wolf, Lake Michigan College; Sara Yob, Grand Rapids Community College; and Darwin Baas, Kent County Department of Public Works.

Going the Distance: A GRCC walking challenge

June 26, 2018

Going the Distance @ GRCC is a friendly walking competition that encourages faculty, staff, and students to band together to face off against other teams in the pursuit of garnering the most steps!

We’re promoting wellness, but also the opportunity to build relationships with our colleagues across campus and, especially, the students. This is an opportunity for them to get to know the GRCC family and our campus.

This short, four-week challenge begins July 9. So, go ahead, join the movement.

Please visit our website for more information or to register. Each team must have between 4-6 members, and include at least two students. Pedometers will be provided while supplies last!

Questions? Please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848, nicoledekker2@grcc.edu)

College Channel programming through June 29

June 25, 2018

The latest College Channel schedule, June 23 through June 29, features two new programs:

  • GRCC Job Training Graduation
  • WMSBF Panel on Equity and Environmental Justice

 

2018/19 Blanket Purchase Orders

June 25, 2018

Please be advised that 2018/19 Blanket Purchase Orders (BPOs) will be issued on Monday, July 2, 2018, this year. However the BPOs will be valid as of Sunday, July 1, 2018. Please advise your suppliers of such should you receive any inquiries.

Please direct suppliers to Purchasing at ext. 3850 for any detailed information or requests regarding 2018/19 BPOs.

GRCC Staff Beekeeping Group Meeting

June 22, 2018

Groupbees will be meeting July 18th at noon in ATC 217 to learn about bees.  Don lamb of Don Lam Bees is coming in to talk to the group about basic beekeeping and answering questions.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Kurt Meinders at kmeinder@grcc.edu or (616) 234-3856.

 

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GRCC In the News, 6-22-18

June 21, 2018

Restaurant Week is coming soon with something new

June 21, 2018; 100.5 FM

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids, (RWGR), announces a third Chef’s Choice option that will be available during the 12-day culinary event in the Greater Grand Rapids area from August 8 19, 2018.

… RWGR not only promotes the Greater Grand Rapids culinary scene, but also provides educational support through a scholarship fund for students at the Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Since 2010, Restaurant Week participating restaurants and sponsors have contributed over $143,000 to the scholarship fund. Participating restaurants donate $1 for every Restaurant Week meal sold to the scholarship fund that is granted to selected students within the Institute’s culinary program.

Meet the 2018 Kalamazoo Gazette Baseball Dream Team

June 21, 2018; MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI – From strong seniors to freshman phenoms, the 2018 high school baseball landscape in the Kalamazoo-area featured a group of diverse and talented athletes.

… Dream Team Pitchers

… Trevor Patterson, Sr., Galesburg-Augusta

… The senior Grand Rapids Community College signee struck out 60 batters in 53 2/3 innings, while posting a 7-0 record, a 0.26 ERA and allowing 30 hits, nine walks and two earned runs.

… Dream Team Catchers

… Jimmy Wressel, Sr., Paw Paw

The senior Grand Rapids Community College signee earned first team all-conference and first team all-district honors after batting .426 with a .535 on-base percentage, while throwing out 36 percent of runners from behind the plate.

Architecture projects win statewide awards

Jun 21, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A group of local firms and projects recently won statewide awards from an association of architects.

… AIA Michigan also presented the Design Award to two Grand Rapids projects: Phyllis Fratzke Early Childhood Learning Laboratory at Grand Rapids Community College won in the building category, and the Ford airport Viewing Pavilion won in the low budget/small project category.

GRCC In the News, 6-21-18

June 21, 2018

John Bos All-Star Games: Baseball, softball results, highlights
6/20/18 MLive
Grand Rapids Community College hosted its annual John Bos All-Star Games at Cornerstone University Tuesday.

Aquinas coach steps down after 500 wins, hundreds of great van rides
6/20/18 MLive
Mike Rose was an All-American tennis player at Aquinas College, but not all of his favorite memories from those days were made on the courts.
… (Jerry) Hendrick has been part of the West Michigan tennis community since he was a child. He played at Creston High School before graduating in 1982, and he got his first coaching opportunity when he was attending Grand Rapids Community College. Creston girls coach Jerry Bentley invited Hendrick to return to his alma mater and serve as an assistant.

GRCC’s top dogs show their college pride!

June 21, 2018

Show your GRCC pride when walking your dog(s) this summer wearing their GRCC bandanna, as a few of your fellow coworkers are already doing in the photos below. Help us promote GRCC enrollment when people stop to admire your furry friend in their fashionable scarf!

The bandannas are available by calling x3925 or emailing studentaffairs@grcc.edu.

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