GRCC In The News, 11-07-18

Restaurant Week yields $16,322 in scholarships
11/6/18 Grand Rapids Magazine
This years Restaurant Week, held Aug. 8 21, raised $16,322 from participating restaurants and sponsors. The money raised goes into an endowed fund, now totaling $159,428, to support culinary education in Grand Rapids through Grand Rapids Community College.

CVCC Volleyball’s National Tournament Pairings Set
11/6/18 WHKY
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team is seeded 10th heading into next week’s National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II National tournament in Charleston, W.Va.
… The 10th-seeded Red Hawks (33-9) will face seventh-seeded Grand Rapids Community College (29-6) the Region XII/District F Champions during the first round of the national tournament on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m.

She’s come so far
11/6/18 (KISD newsletter)
Quick to react with words and fists, Farhiya Abdullahi became a regular in school administration offices. She spent many days suspended, and was eventually expelled.
… Farhiya plans to go to Grand Rapids Community College. She said she is interested in healthcare or social work.

Live election results for Kent County on Nov. 6, 2018
11/6/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Below will be the unofficial results for the contested races in Kent County in the Tuesday, November 6 general election. Following the congressional and state Senate and House races are the local contests.
… Grand Rapids Community College
(Board of Trustees, two, six-year terms)
Kathy Crosby 100,824
… Sheryl Siegel 80,628

Civitas Adds OER Search to Course Schedule Planner
11/7/18 Campus Technology
A new open educational resources (OER) search tool has been directly integrated into Civitas Learning’s academic planning platform, letting students know if OER materials are available as they build their course schedules.
… Both the California State University system and Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan have piloted the search tech. College Scheduler was created by a CSU-Chico alumnus and runs in nearly every CSU campus. CSU also runs MERLOT, a major project to make OER materials available to its faculty.

GRCC hosts National Survivors of Suicide conference on Nov. 17

The National Survivors of Suicide Conference will be held at GRCC’s Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 17, 2018.

Grand Rapids Community College’s Nursing Department has teamed up with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and West Michigan Survivors of Suicide on the National Survivors of Suicide Conference.

This free conference will feature activities and discussions to support those who have lost a loved one to suicide, foster discussion among survivors, and explore ways to prevent suicide. Students in GRCC’s Nursing program and members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society will assist with the activities.

A lunch is provided, and parking is free. To register in advance, contact David McDonald at or (616) 949-3402. You can also register from 8:30-9 a.m. on the day of the conference.