Archive for July 2018

GRCC In The News, 7-31-18

July 31, 2018

Eager Iler takes the hand-off as new Redford Union football coach
7/30/18 hometownlive.com (Wayne County)
Ian Iler has hit the ground running after being named the new varsity football coach at Redford Union earlier this year.
… Iler went on to play at Grand Rapids Community College before transferring to Urbana University (Ohio) where he was a two-time captain while setting a school record for receptions (79) as a wide receiver during the 2009 season. He also earned second-team All-D2football.com honors among independent schools.

GRCC In The News, 7-30-18

July 30, 2018

GRCC instala buzón para desechar medicamentos sin usar
7/27/18 El Vocero
Grand Rapids Community College ha instalado un buzón para que la gente se pueda deshacer de los medicamentos recetados no utilizados, para ayudar a luchar contra la crisis de opiáceos.
(Grand Rapids Community College has installed a drop box so that people can get rid of unused prescription drugs to help fight the opiate crisis.)

Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame date and ticket price announced
7/28/18 MLive
The Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame has selected a date and ticket prices for the induction of the 2018 class.
… (Gene) Paxton coached Grand Rapids Community College basketball teams to more than 500 wins in 25 years as the head coach.

Viceroy Butterflies
7/2018 Ann Arbor Observer
An orange butterfly we recently saw in the distance looked like a monarch-but might actually have been a viceroy. To definitively distinguish the look-alikes, you have to get close enough to check for a black ribbon band running across the hind wings: viceroys have them, monarchs don’t. Our images this month include both viceroys and monarchs for a side-by-side, top-and-bottom comparison. For a more distant clue, observe the flight patterns. The monarch’s is more of a flap, flap, and glide; the viceroy is more frenetic in its movements.
… Matthew Douglas, a butterfly expert who teaches at Grand Rapids Community College and Michigan State University, enthusiastically told a further tale of co-mimicry. When the viceroy is found in Florida and other southern states, it looks more like a queen-a southern butterfly that also resembles a monarch but is much darker. In states where queens are present, viceroys are darker, too. Birds beware: all orange butterflies taste bad.

West Michigan chefs tour cage-free egg farm
7/30/18 Michigan Farmer
More than 40 chefs from Zeeland-based Creative Dining Services recently toured Vande Bunte Egg Farms cage-free campus as part of their Chef Lab program. The behind-the-scenes tour gave the chefs a first-hand look at where and how the eggs they use in their kitchens are produced, as Creative Dining is committed to using eggs from cage-free farms by the end of 2018.
… Creative Dining, a hospitality management provider, operates food service programs for clients in 12 states. Some of the Michigan facilities include Davenport University, Calvin College, Samaritas, Grand Rapids Community College, Hope College, Stryker and Kalamazoo College.

General Counsel office renamed Bostwick Office Suite

July 30, 2018

Bostwick Office Suite sign on the GRCC main campus

Looking for Institutional Research or the General Counsel office?  The office formerly known as the “Data Center” has officially been renamed the “Bostwick Office Suite.” Institutional Research and Planning is in the Bostwick Office Suite, too!

Just follow the sign!

College Channel programming through August 3rd

July 30, 2018

The latest schedule, through August 3,  is now available online.

Staff loaner laptops available at IT Support

July 30, 2018

Loaner laptops are now available for check out through the IT Support Desk at our G2 office in room 76 Main Building and in 130 Sneden. Laptop loaners will no longer be available through the Media Department.

Laptops may be checked out on a short term basis for up to 10 business days. Long term loaners may be requested, but faculty and staff will need to complete a justification form. Requests may be made in person or ahead of time through our Service Request portal (available on campus only with your Campus Network credentials).

As a reminder to faculty and staff who may be traveling abroad; the use of your assigned college owned laptop is not recommended due to security concerns. If you are traveling abroad, please check out a loaner laptop.

GRCC In The News, 7-27-18

July 27, 2018

Two generations of Grand Rapids leaders reflect on how the city’s changed since 1967 uprising
7/26/18 Michigan Radio
This week marks the 51st anniversary of the riots that broke out in Michigan during the summer of 1967.
… Ellen James is a founding member of the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees and a leader in Grand Rapids African-American community. Tavian Moore is the president of the Greater Grand Rapids NAACP Youth Council.

Grand Rapids rapper Steven Malcolm emerging as national Christian hip hop star
7/27/18 The Holland Sentinel
Steven Malcolm didn’t set out to be a Christian rapper, let alone a rising national star in the genre.
Indeed, the Grand Rapids hip hop artist and Wyoming Park High School graduate initially set his sights on being a basketball player, and maybe even earning a criminal justice degree at Grand Rapids Community College.

Employee Events Survey

July 27, 2018
Help us create events that are meaningful to you! If you have a few minutes to spare, and feedback or suggestions to share, please take the Employee Events Survey.

Bookstore hiring for fall rush

July 26, 2018

GRCC’s bookstore is hiring for the fall rush! We need cashiers, text associates and online order processors.

Applications can be found online:

  1. Click on “Find A Career” and then “Retail Jobs.”
  2. Follow “View Retail Jobs on the pop-up message.
  3. You’ll be sent to a webpage where you can type in the GRCC ZIP code (49503) to see the team member positions.

For more information, visit the bookstore, located on the Student Center’s first floor.

GRCC In The News, 7-26-18

July 26, 2018

GRCC installs drop box for safe disposal of unwanted, expired meds
7/25/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College officials announced Wednesday, July 25, that the school joined Kent County’s SafeMeds program and has a drop box at campus police headquarters.

GRCC installs drop box for unused medication
7/25/18 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Community College has installed a drop box to get rid of unused prescription drugs to help fight the opioid crisis.
(This also ran on WOOD Radio.)

Holland schools, Davenport University partner on early college
7/25/18 MLive
HOLLAND, MI – Beginning the 2018-19 school year, Holland Public Schools will partner with Davenport University for students to earn a high school diploma and an associate degree through early college.
… Grand Rapids Community College is the only other Kent County institution offering the degree and certificate programs to high schoolers.
GRCC has programs in the Kent and Ottawa ISDs and the Grand Rapids, Cedar Springs, Wyoming, and Kentwood districts. The program at East Kentwood High School launches this school year.

GVSU-MSU Partner To Address Physician Shortage
7/25/18 WGVU
Grand Valley State University pre-med students will soon benefit from a new agreement signed this week by GVSU and Michigan State University.  The partnership grants pre-med students early assurance of admission into the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.
… Grand Valley and Grand Rapids Community College entered a similar agreement with MSUs College of Human Medicine in 2012.

Grand Rapids appoints commissioner
7/25/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Grand Rapids has appointed a new commissioner for the city’s Third Ward.
… In addition to being a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, (Nathaniel) Moody is senior pastor of Brown Hutcherson Ministries. He also serves on the Children’s Advocacy Council, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board and Grand Rapids Area Association of Pastors.
(This article doesn’t mention it, but Nathaniel Moody is also a GRCC alumnus.)

New Grand Rapids City Commissioner appointed to Third Ward seat
7/25/18 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The City Commission voted to appoint a new commissioner for the Third Ward seat on Tuesday, July 24.
… Commissioner Moody is senior pastor of Brown Hutcherson Ministries. He also serves on the Children’s Advocacy Council, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board and Grand Rapids Area Association of Pastors. He is a former member of the Grand Rapids Public School’s Board of Education, Police Chief Advisory Committee and Grand Rapids Urban League, among other boards and committees. He is a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids and has been married to his wife, Laura Moody, for 39 years. The couple have four children and four grandchildren.

City Commissioners fill vacant Third Ward seat
7/25/18 therapidian.org
The Grand Rapids City Commission voted 6-0 on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 to appoint Nathaniel Moody to fill the Third Ward seat vacated by the resignation of David Allen last month.
… According to a press release from the city, Commissioner Moody is senior pastor of Brown Hutcherson Ministries. He also serves on the Children’s Advocacy Council, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board and Grand Rapids Area Association of Pastors. He is a former member of the Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education, Police Chief Advisory Committee and Grand Rapids Urban League, among other boards and committees. He is a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids and has been married to his wife, Laura Moody, for 39 years. The couple have four children and four grandchildren.

Grand Rapids City Commission chooses Rev. Nathaniel Moody as David Allen’s replacement
7/25/18 WGVU
The City of Grand Rapids has a new commissioner at City Hall. Tuesday evening, the Grand Rapids City Commission voted to hire Nathaniel Moody after an extensive candidate search. Moody fills the 3rd Ward seat vacated by David Allen in June.
… According to the city, Commissioner Moody is senior pastor of Brown Hutcherson Ministries. He also serves on the Children’s Advocacy Council, Grand Rapids Community College Foundation Board and Grand Rapids Area Association of Pastors. He is a former member of the Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education, Police Chief Advisory Committee and Grand Rapids Urban League, among other boards and committees. He is a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids and has been married to his wife, Laura Moody, for 39 years.

Teens compete for curb appeal at two Benton Harbor apartment complexes
7/26/18 The Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph)
BENTON HARBOR — Teens at two Benton Harbor apartment complexes could be seen Wednesday feverishly trimming hedges, pulling weeds and sweeping up trash and debris as they took part in the Battle of the Properties between River Terrace Apartments and Brunson Hill Homes.
… “A lot of it involves speaking in front of other people and being professional and showing us how the world really works,” said (T.J.) Jones, who plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College this fall on a basketball scholarship.

Public invited to open house highlighting public transit service improvements along Michigan Street corridor
7/25/18 therapidian.org
The public is invited to join community, business and civic leaders at an open house Monday, July 30, to learn details about the Aug. 27 launch of plans to significantly improve the Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid) Route 19 service along the Michigan Street corridor, as well as plans to improve the DASH service provided by the City’s Mobile GR and Parking Services Department.
… The new fare-free Route 19 runs along the Michigan Street corridor from Plymouth Street in Northeast Grand Rapids and continues west along Heritage Hill and the Medical Mile to the City’s near West Side along Bridge Street up to Stocking Avenue. The route includes stops near such anchor institutions as Spectrum Health, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and Meijer’s soon-to-open Bridge Street Market.

G2 Parking area closed starting next week!

July 26, 2018

The G2 parking area will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, July 30, to allow for some necessary ceiling work to be done.  If you normally park in the G2 lot, please use the Lyon employee parking area.

Gates will be up!

Officer Robin Kritzman receives national award

July 25, 2018

Congratulations to Officer Robin Kritzman, who was recognized as the Clery Compliance Officer of the Year for two-year institutions!

She received her award last week at the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals. Over the past two years, she has helped create GRCC’s compliance committee, improved record keeping and training, updated the annual security report, and collaborated with the college’s internal and external stakeholders.

Officer Robin Kritzman receives her award from an official with the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals.

GRCC In The News, 7-25-18

July 25, 2018

News at 4 p.m.
7/24/18 FOX 17
Restaurant Week GR 2018 beings in about two weeks, Aug. 8 to 19. … RWGR has provided more than $143,000 to students through an endowed scholarship fund at the GRCC Secchia Insititute for Culinary Education.

Festival Hispano de Grand Rapids celebra su 40 Aniversario del 10 al 12 de agosto
7/24/18 La Prensa
GRAND RAPIDS: Celebremos juntos nuestra Cultura en el Festival Hispano de Grand Rapids 2018, el cual conmemora su 40 Aniversario. La fiesta se llevará a cabo del 10 al 12 de agosto en el Calder Plaza. Habrá comida, música en vivo, bebidas, artesanías, baile, información  y por supuesto, mucha diversión para toda la familia.
… El domingo, se contara con la presentación del Mariachi Oro y Plata para cerrar con broche de oro el evento. Asimismo, se llevarán a cabo las graduaciones de 75 jóvenes que atendieron el programa de verano del Centro Hispano. Durante ocho semanas estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria realizaron varias actividades como visitas a universidades y diferentes lugares de trabajo para averiguar  cuál es el próximo paso después de concluir con su educación media. Los programas fueron diferentes para los estudiantes de secundaria y para los de preparatoria, por ejemplo para estos últimos hubo un mayor enfoque en averiguar sobre la fuerza laboral que hay disponible y las materias de enfoque fueron: matemáticas, ingeniería y ciencia. Además, se les llevo de visita a diferentes universidades como Grand Valley State, Western, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State y la Universidad de Michigan, agregó la entrevistada.
(GRAND RAPIDS: Let’s celebrate our Culture together at the Hispanic Festival of Grand Rapids 2018, which commemorates its 40th Anniversary. The party will take place from August 10 to 12 at the Calder Plaza. There will be food, live music, drinks, crafts, dancing, information and, of course, lots of fun for the whole family.
… On Sunday, there will be a presentation of the Mariachi Gold and Silver to close the event with a flourish. Likewise, the graduations of 75 young people who attended the summer program of the Hispanic Center will be carried out. “For eight weeks, high school and high school students conducted various activities such as visits to universities and different workplaces to find out what the next step is after completing their high school education. The programs were different for high school students and for high school students, for example for the latter there was a greater focus on finding out about the workforce that is available and the subjects of focus were: mathematics, engineering and science. In addition, they were visited by different universities such as Grand Valley State, Western, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State and the University of Michigan “, added the interviewee.)

CAB Searching for Faculty/Staff Volunteers for August 7 event

July 25, 2018

Campus Activities Board (CAB) is looking for a few volunteers to help out with their campus event on Tuesday, August 7th.  CAB will be hosting a Summer BBQ on the Lyon Plaza from 12-2 p.m.  CAB will need 2 – 4 volunteers to help monitor our giant inflatable games (Twister and Darts).  Ideally CAB is looking for 2 volunteers to help out in 2 hour shifts.  Here are all of the available shifts:

Darts:

  • 12 – 1 p.m.
  • 1 – 2 p.m.

Twister:

  • 12 – 1 p.m.
  • 1 – 2 p.m.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1n4ulWoqS7-Auf1qwkD0ZxhCIJxbvsmjicbt74hcfK_c/edit#gid=0

 

GRCC In The News, 7-24-18

July 24, 2018

Food as medicine 2.0: Why doctors are switching their lab coats for chef’s jackets
July issue, FoodService Director (industry publication)
While many doctors are trained to use a scalpel, far fewer are professionally proficient with a chef’s knife. Some aren’t even comfortable discussing how diet and nutrition can help their patients.
… An example is a collaboration between Spectrum Health and The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Mich., is also bringing together doctors, residents, culinary students, dietitians and other specialists.

Early admission program helps premed students attend College of Osteopathic Medicine
7/23/18 msutoday (MSU press release)
A new agreement will give Grand Valley State University premedical undergraduates early admission assurance into the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
… Grand Valley and Grand Rapids Community College entered a similar agreement with MSU’s College of Human Medicine in 2012.

GVSU partners with MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine
7/23/18 gvsu.edu (GVSU press release)
Qualified premedical students at Grand Valley will receive early assurance of admission into the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine following an agreement signed July 23.
… Qualified students can apply to the MSU COM program in early February for admission in 2020. Grand Valley and Grand Rapids Community College entered a similar agreement with MSU’s College of Human Medicine in 2012.

Nugent Builders Volunteers Work On Preschool Playground

July 24, 2018

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The Phyllis Fratzke Early Childhood Learning Laboratory’s playground is shaping up to be a true community project, with expert builders sharing their time and expertise to make it a special place.

A team from Nugent Builders was the latest to spend a day on the playground, volunteering to design and build mud tables, fences, and other features. Nugent Builders is a local, family-owned business.

“It’s all about helping kids,” said Mike Miner, the company’s director of commercial construction.

Miner said CEOs Rick and Carol Nugent believe in the importance of community service, and the company has strong ties to Grand Rapids Community College.  Residential Construction Administrator Karen McCambridge and Commercial Superintendent Ben Nugent are GRCC grads – and Karen also is an adjunct professor.