GRCC In The News, 10-18-18

Community college, Wyoming districts, teaming up to improve student success
10/17/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College received a $2.1 million federal grant to help four school districts increase the number students who are prepared to enter and succeed in a postsecondary program.

GRCC receives $2.1 million federal grant to help students
10/17/18 WOOD Radio
Oct. 17, 2018 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Students in four Wyoming area school districts will gain academic assistance to boost their chances for success in college and beyond through a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College and a $2.1 million, six-year grant from the U.S. Education Department.

Grand Awards spotlighting theater scene
10/17/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
The Grand Awards will celebrate the best of the Grand Rapids theater community this weekend.
… Other performers will represent their colleges: Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Cornerstone University and Aquinas College.

Film to show Berlin Wall history
10/17/18 The Holland Sentinel
HOLLAND — A film about the Berlin Wall will be shown Oct. 22.
… Audience discussion following the film will be moderated by Grand Valley State University professor Jason Crouthamel and Grand Rapids Community College professor Gordan Vurusic.

4 running for 2 seats on Grand Rapids Community College board
10/17/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Four candidates are running for two seats on the Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) Board of Trustees in the Nov. 6 general election.

Popular Course Planner Embeds New Search Tool to Help Students Identify Classes with Free or Low-Cost Course Materials
10/18/18 prnewswire (press release service)
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Responding to student demand for ways to reduce the cost of college, student success leader Civitas Learning today announced the launch of new search technology specifically designed to help students find courses that offer open educational resources (OER). This would allow students to reduce costs for required course materials while still accessing a complete educational experience.
… Prior to its wider launch, the OER search technology has been successfully piloted at institutions within the California State University system and Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan.

Ciudad de Grand Rapids celebra 65 Aniversario de los Derechos Civiles y Cena de Gala
10/17/18 La Prensa
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — La Comisión de Relaciones Comunitarias de la Ciudad de Grand Rapids realizó el pasado viernes 21 de septiembre de 2018, la celebración del 65 Aniversario de los Derechos Civiles y Cena de Gala. El tema de este año fue: “Generaciones trenzadas: pasado, presente y futuro”, en donde se celebró y honro el pasado, se observó el estado actual de los derechos civiles en Grand Rapids y se ayudo a diseñar el futuro de la ciudad.
… Por otra parte, la Comisión de Relaciones Comunitarias de Grand Rapids estableció desde 1998 el Premio de Derechos Civiles Helen Jackson Claytor. Este año los galardonados con dicho premio, fueron:
Elias Lumpkins, ex comisionado Third Ward en la ciudad de Grand Rapids, ex decano de estudiantes de Grand Rapids Junior College y actual miembro de la junta de la Fundación de Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).
… Lorena Aguayo-Márquez, Especialista de Reclutamiento de la Comunidad Kellogg en Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).
(GRAND RAPIDS, M — The Community Relations Commission of the City of Grand Rapids held the celebration of the 65th Anniversary of Civil Rights and Gala Dinner last Friday, September 21, 2018. This year’s theme was: “Braided Generations: Past, Present and Future,” where the past was celebrated and honored, the current state of civil rights in Grand Rapids was observed and the future of the city was helped.
… The Community Relations Commission of Grand Rapids established the Helen Jackson Claytor Civil Rights Award in 1998. This year, the winners of this award were:
Elias Lumpkins, former Third Ward commissioner in the city of Grand Rapids, former dean of students at Grand Rapids Junior College and current board member of the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation (GRCC).
… Lorena Aguayo-Márquez, Kellogg Community Recruitment Specialist at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).)

Raider Salute from Early Childhood Learning Laboratory to Jeff Smoes

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GRCC’s ECLL Marsh room would like to thank Jeff Smoes and his helper for bringing the leaf blowers and making a big leaf pile for our kids to play in. Jeff took it upon himself to do this for our kids, saying “I still like to play in the leaves and figured it would be fun for the kids.”
Our kids had a ball. Thank you!

Golden Raider Retiree Happy Hour tomorrow afternoon

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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.