GRCC In The News, 9-13-18

NMU police academy graduate starts in Escanaba
9/13/18 Daily Press (Escanaba)
MARQUETTE — Samuel Austin Pouliot, 23, of Gladstone, graduated with academic honors from Northern Michigan University Police Academy on Aug. 21. He earned the most physically fit recruit award in his graduating class. He received an associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College and also earned credits through Ferris State University. He is a 2014 graduate of Gladstone High School.

So you want to open your own brewery?
Talk to just about any craft beer fan or homebrewer and they will likely tell you they fantasize about opening their own brewery some day. Well Dave Miller of Brewery 4 Two 4 in Holland, Michigan did just that.
Sommbeer: Easy to find the right people with the right skills?
Dave: Honestly it’s just me and Soren (working in the brewhouse). Soren came to me as an intern. He did the brewers program at GRCC (Grand Rapids Community College). The tricky part with getting somebody who’s fresh out of brewing school and doesn’t have a ton of experience…you can train them anyway you want but you also have to do all that training. Now that we are past that point, he can just do everything. The bar staff is pretty much people I knew from elsewhere. They are all awesome.

Putting Input Into Action sessions to be held starting next week

Human Resources is following up on the Opening Day presentation of the PACE (Personal Assessment of the College Environment) survey results. As we’ve done in past years, we are offering “Putting Input Into Action” sessions for employees to learn more about the results and to talk about what improvement looks like. We hope to see you at one of our sessions where you can take advantage of the opportunity to engage in the discussions around improvement.

  • Wednesday September 19 from 10:30AM to 12:00PM
  • Tuesday October 23 from 3:00PM to 4:30PM
  • Friday November 9 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM
  • Monday December 3 from 3:30PM to 5:00PM

To register for a session please visit our Learning Opportunities Registration webpage. For questions, please contact Jessica Berens in Human Resources at or ext. 3179

GRCC Science Talks Begin this Monday with “Unlocking the Sun”

An image of the sun using Spectroscopy. The sun is depicted in shades of green, brown, and blue.

Unlocking the Sun: Spectroscopy in the 1800s

  • Monday, September 17, 2018, at 3:45 p.m.
  • Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348

Have you ever wondered how we know what the sun is made of, even though it’s too hot to visit?

The story of how we discovered the chemical makeup of our own star combines chemistry, physics, and astronomy in a tale of mystery, far-flung expeditions, and unexpected discoveries. After an overview of spectroscopy, assistant professor Lauren Woolsey will take us through the secrets of the sun from this turning point in science history.

Dr. Woolsey is a Harvard-trained expert in astronomy, solar physics, and exoplanets.

Future GRCC Science Talks will include:

  • 11/05/2018: “Species Conservation: How we got here and what can still be done” – 3:45 p.m., Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348
  • 02/21/2019: “Epigenetics and Colon Cancer: A tale of mice, microbes, and methyl groups” – 4 p.m., Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348
  • 03/25/2019: “Gene Modifications: CRISPR” – 3:45 p.m., Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348

Grand Rapids Community College Science Talks are open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Please email with any questions.

GRCC Tech Day Next Tuesday in the Student Center

Tech Day poster. The text reads: "TECH day. Tuesday, September 18, 2018. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Center, Room 203, Raider Grille. Bring your electronic devices for FREE technical assistance!"

What: GRCC Tech Day

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Student Center, Room 203, Raider Grille

Bring your electronic devices for FREE technical assistance!

Technicians will be on hand to assist with:

  • Free computer diagnostics.
  • Free and discounted software recommendations (Microsoft Office 365, Avast AVG, Malwarebytes, etc.).
  • Hardware recommendations (RAM, SSD, etc.).
  • Browser recommendations (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.).
  • Assist with virus, Malware, adware, and spyware scans.
  • New laptop recommendations.
  • Software training.
  • Assistance will also be offered for Blackboard, campus login, campus wifi, Online Student Center, and student email.

Free popcorn while it lasts!