GRCC In The News, 10-04-18

GRPS, Kent First Steps, GRCC partner for Play and Learn Groups
10/4/18 Fox 17 News
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Parents and caregivers in the Kent County area can attend these learning groups to better prepare their children for a positive start to the school year.
…Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kent First Steps, and Grand Rapids Community College are partnering up to create Early Learning Communities Play and Learn Groups. Representatives with Play and Learn say the groups support community-based learning experiences and strengthen familial relationships.

8th Ranked GRCC Raiders Rally To Beat Rival #17 Muskegon CC
10/3/18 MLive
In yet another thriller in the Raider/Jayhawk rivalry, GRCC takes down #17 Muskegon Community College to take back control of the MCCAA-West Conference. For the 12th time since 2007, the match would come down to a decisive fifth set, and for the seventh time, the Raiders would come away winners.

Wednesday’s Prep Roundup
10/3/18 Grand Haven Tribune
The Grand Haven boys tennis and girls golf teams, along with the Fruitport and Western Michigan Christian cross country teams, competed in pivotal regular season events on Tuesday and Wednesday. Here’s a recap of how each team performed.
…”The teams were all very close, and I am very happy the way the kids handled the wind overall and the darkness at the end of the day,” said Grand Haven head coach Chris Wilton. “We played GRCC in August and the scores overall were better today than back then. In the second match against Whitehall, most of the team started off slowly, but they all found another gear and competed very well overall in the end.”

Weekday Morning Sports Report – Thursday 10/4/18
10/4/18 WSJM Sports
Women’s Volleyball
Lake Michigan College at Grand Rapids Community College, 6:30 p.m.

October is National Security Awareness month

Every month the Information Security Team releases a newsletter containing information for GRCC students, staff, and faculty regarding Information Security Awareness. This month’s issue includes topics such as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, mobile phone security, and more.

This is the 15th year since National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) began. Each week there is a new topic to learn about and newsletter to read via links on GRCC’s Security Awareness webpage.

Professional Development Workshops Added To List of Offerings for Next Week

Values Forward:  Uncover & clarify your values, allowing them to infuse your work, guide your decisions and ground you in the ways you speak and show up in your life. This interactive course provides space for connection with your true essence, building forward momentum to more aligned living in your work and your relationships. Scheduled on Tuesday, October 9, from 3:30-5 p.m. on the Main Campus.

Professional Development Workshop – Signs of Marijuana Use:  Scott Nuismer, a certified addictions specialist, will teach both how to recognize the markers of marijuana use and what you can safely do about it. Participants will learn how to recognize biological and physiological sign of marijuana use, as well as interventions to use. Scheduled on Wednesday, October 10, from 1-2 p.m. on the DeVos Campus.

Please visit the Workshop Registration page to sign up for either or both of these sessions.

Mental Health and Wellness Fair next Tuesday in the Raider Grille

Are your students starting to feel the stress of the semester as we get closer to midterms? Please consider encouraging the Mental Health and Wellness Fair next week!

The Mental Health and Wellness Fair is a one-stop shop for a wide range of resources available at GRCC and in Grand Rapids as a whole. The event is Tuesday, October 9, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille (2nd Floor, Student Center).

We will have representation from community organizations that assist with mental health, substance abuse, food and housing insecurity, sexual/domestic violence, and many more! We will also be visited by the West Michigan Therapy Dogs, a henna artist, and have a number of giveaways including stress balls and more!

This event is open to all—come and get more information for yourself, others, or as a “just in case” for the future! See the event on Raider Connect for more details.

GRCC Faculty Association hosts Voters Not Politicians presentation next Monday

Next Monday, October 8, the GRCC Faculty Association is hosting a presentation by the group Voters Not Politicians. This open forum will begin at 4 p.m. in 108 Sneden.

According to its website, Voters Not Politicians is a nonpartisan, grassroots group working to pass Proposal 2, which would amend the state constitution to change Michigan’s redistricting process.

This session is open to all GRCC employees, students, and the greater community. Registration is not required.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Richards, Political Science, or Meghan VanderMale, Math.

Golden Raider Retiree Happy Hour: Friday, 10/19

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The GRCC Golden Raider Retirees are hosting their first happy hour! Come connect with your colleagues and friends, and throw a few bucks in the collection box for the Golden Raider Scholarship.

When: Friday, October 19th, from 3-6 p.m.

Where: Derby Station (2237 Wealthy St SE #130, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506)

What else:

  • Cash bar and food.
  • Free parking in the ramp behind the restaurant.
  • Folks who are planning on retiring are most welcome.
  • Current retirees are welcome to bring friends.

GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation October 24 in the Raider Grille

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GRCC students who participated in the Summer 2018 MICUP Program at Michigan Technological University, UROP at the University of Michigan, and Study Abroad in Salamanca (Spain) will be exhibiting their research posters on Wednesday, October 24, in the Raider Grill!

Support their hard work and learn more about the amazing opportunities that the MICUP, UROP, and Study Abroad have to offer!

Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Raider Grille, 2nd Floor Student Center, Rooms 205/207

Snacks will be provided.