GRCC In The News, 11-14-18

GRCC noncredit workforce programs pumping millions into local economy
11/13/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Kent and Ottawa counties saw a $294 million economic impact from companies attracted to the area or that expanded, in part, because of training opportunities at Grand Rapids Community College, officials said Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Scanlan will lead piano teachers program
11/14/18 The Holland Sentinel
Mary Scanlan, retired Grand Rapids Community College professor of music, will present the program, Contributions of Women Composers to Piano Literature, to the Holland Piano Teachers Forum on Friday, Nov. 16. The meeting will take place 10 am. at First Reformed Church of Holland.

Still winning big
11/13/18 The Mount Airy News (N.C.)
HICKORY — A year after vying against each other for the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference championship, three local athletes are set to try for something even better.
… Although they’ll have to do it without Sizemore, the team earned the No. 10 seed in the event and will open up against Grand Rapids Community College on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia.

Recap: Learning Center Open House a Success

The Learning Center’s Third Annual Open House was a tremendous success on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. During the event, students, faculty, and staff visited the various departments in the building and enjoyed food, treats, and refreshments. Stations were provided in the Library & Learning Commons, Academic Support & Tutoring Services, Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, and Media Technologies. Special thanks go to Brian Morris and the GRCC Guitar Ensemble for providing a music concert during the event. Thanks also go out to all of the staff who made this wonderful event possible.

Our gracious sponsors donated many prizes for the event. Our sponsors included: GRCC Bookstore, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Art & Bevs (Culinary Arts Program), Raider Grill & Quiet Cafe, Subway, & Patatas. Our prize winners may pick up their prizes from the Library Circulation Desk:

  • Katherine Cussimanio
  • Yaylin Lopez
  • Olivia Kunnen
  • Elizabeth Hamilton
  • Ray Nielson
  • Yahntea Weaver
  • Sylvia Parham
  • Maria Hurtado
  • Olive Uwahoro
  • Jonah Craker
  • Chandler Michalsky
  • Ben Ferrell
  • Asadullah Ali

Bostwick Ave partially closed Monday-Wednesday for construction crane

Monday, November 19, Rockford Construction will be installing a large crane to swing equipment on to the roof top of the Ford Field House.

As a result, Bostwick Avenue, north of Lyon Street, will be closed up to the Lyon student parking entrance.

The pedestrian sidewalk on the east side of the street will also be closed. Pedestrians will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of the street, and then cross back over at the corner of Bostwick and Crescent.

The sky walks from the Lyon ramp and from the Science building will also be closed. Students will need to enter the parking ramp coming from the north, either up Crescent or on Bostwick from Michigan.

The crane will be in place Monday-Wednesday. Rockford will have additional safety personnel on site and positioned in areas to assist with directing students.

GRCC professor hosts cybersecurity podcast

Professor Andrew Rozema has launched a cybersecurity podcast, produced out of GRCC at Media Technologies. The first episode, featuring GRCC IT Security Analyst Austin Bollinger, is up in addition to a podcast trailer. The podcast will feature computer security experts from all around West Michigan including representatives from US Signal and K GROUP. Professor Rozema will also have current and former students on the podcast. You can listen to the podcast on iTunes.