GRCC In The News, 10-19-18

10/18/18 Community College Daily
… In Michigan, 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.

RPS Hall of Fame announces inductees for Class of 2018
10/18/18 The Rockford Squire
The Rockford Public Schools (RPS) Hall of Fame will induct four outstanding individuals as part of its Class of 2018 on Saturday, October 27. The Hall of Fame, sponsored by RPS and the Rockford Education Foundation (REF), recognizes those who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in their chosen field or who have made significant contributions to the schools or the Rockford community.
… Cultural/Performing Arts: Brian Morris. Rockford High School Class of 1974
Brian has been a member of the Grand Rapids Community College Faculty for 24 years and is the Director of the Grand Rapids Community College International Guitar Series. He is the author of The Real Guitar Method and has recorded four CDs, including the most recent, Grand Rapids Quartet.

DLIT Launches New Webinar Series! First up: Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts Professional Development Webinar

Wednesday, October 24, 3-4 p.m.

Blackboard IM will be discontinued by the end of this semester. This session will cover how to use our new tool – Google Hangouts. Participants will learn how to sign in, establish a new conversation, and start a video call or conversation (Chat). We’ll wrap it up with some ideas on how to use Hangouts for teaching and learning.

Register for a Google Hangouts Webinar.


Future Webinar Topics:

  • 10/31 – Techsmith
  • 11/07 – Respondus Monitor
  • 11/14 – Blackboard Ally
  • 11/15 – Badges and Gamification
  • 12/05 – Accessible Powerpoints
  • 12/12 – 7 Observations Leading to Student Success

Mark your calendars for GRCC’s October Mathematics Seminar on Islamic design

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Tuesday, October 30, 3-4 p.m. in 102 Cook.

Our speaker is Rebin Muhammad from Ohio University, presenting on the mathematical symmetries in traditional Islamic designs. The variety of symmetries found in Islamic geometric patterns contributes to beautiful works of art and a wealth of opportunities for interesting mathematical explorations.  Join us for a presentation that will appeal to a general audience – all are welcome!

Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m.


Symmetries in the Alhambra

An Islamic geometric pattern is a two-dimensional wallpaper that is created by only using a compass and ruler. The history of Islamic geometric patterns dates back to the 8th century and can been seen in most Islamic countries, where it is used in decorating the walls of buildings and mosques. We will explore some of these patterns that are located in Alhambra (and other places) and see why they are mathematically interesting.

Reminder: Fall Fest at the Raider Grille and Quiet Café Next Week


Flier for Fall Fest event. There is a border of red, orange, and yellow leaves and a pumpkin. The text reads: “Fall Fest. Tuesday, October 23 - Thursday, October 25. 11:00 am- 1:00pm. Join us in the Raider Grille for free food and a chance to win free parking passes by filling out our survey. Free games! Selfie-Station! Pumpkin Ring Toss! Raider Dollar Giveaways. Tuesday Oct. 23 - Caramel apple nacho bar with assorted toppings. Wednesday Oct. 24 - Apple Cider and Donut holes. Thursday Oct. 25 - Gourmet Trailmix bar. Tuesday October 23 is the 5th annual Michigan Apple Crunch day! To help promote Michigan agriculture and our state’s signature apples, there will be free apples located in the Raider Grille and the Quiet Café. Fall food and drink specials in the Raider Grille and The Quiet Café. #Michiganapplecrunch #cultivateMichigan #creativedining”

Come enjoy Fall Fest next week Tuesday-Thursday at the Raider Grille and Quiet Café.

Free food, games, giveaways, and drink specials.

Attendees can also take a survey to receive a coupon and enter to win a prize.


  • Tuesday’s treat: caramel apple nacho bar with assorted toppings
  • Wednesday’s treat: apple cider and donut holes
  • Thursday’s treat: a gourmet trail mix bar

GRCC Lettinga House Estate Sale next Tuesday

GRCC Lettinga House Estate Sale
473 Fulton St. E – Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Several pieces of traditional furniture available including curio cabinets, desks, chairs, lamps, etc. All are reasonably priced.

Cash, Visa, and Mastercard accepted. Cash, credit, and carry.

Lettinga House is #20 on the campus map.

GRCC Main Campus map with Lettinga House highlighted in yellow.
Parking is available on westbound Fulton St. – driveway just beyond the Lettinga House.