GRCC In The News, 12-06-18

Richard Henry Ric Curry Jr.
12/5/18 Richland Source (Mansfield, Ohio)
Richard Henry Curry Jr., 65, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday Dec. 2, 2018 at Ohio Health MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.
Ric was born Friday, Sept. 25, 1953 to Richard (Elizabeth Hanson) Curry Sr. and he was lifetime resident. Ric graduated from Mansfield Senior High in 1971. He attended Rio Grande University and Grand Rapids Community College where he played baseball, and he continued softball with various teams in Mansfield. He was a true fan to Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, Ohio State, and Mansfield Senior High.

How Instagram Is a Lifeline and Death Knoll for Homoerotic Artists
12/5/18 Out Magazine
Martin Bedolla had already been posting his illustrations on Instagram (@martinbedolla) for about two years prior to 2016, but that year marked a turning point for the artist. “A friend of mine suggested I do Kinkcember,” Bedolla wrote in a post on December 1. He was citing one of a series of monthly themes, like Inktober and MerMay, that serve as prompts for visual artists on social media. “Naturally, I said sure. Ha ha. First up. Bondage.”
… Art first came to Bedolla in a way it does for many teens: through doodling. But after enrolling at Grand Rapids Community College and taking a few drawing classes, he declared fine art as a major and took his practice more seriously, later attending Kendall College of Art and Design. “After I graduated, I actually started exploring what I wanted my style to be and what I wanted to say with my work,” Bedolla says. “Initially, I always thought nudes — like, classical nudes — were fascinating and sensual. So I started there.”

These 2-year schools have the worst ‘on time’ graduation rates in the U.S.
12/6/18 Palmetto Business Daily (Fla.)
Williamsburg Technical College, Midlands Technical College and Aiken Technical College are among two-year schools in the U.S. with the lowest ‘on time’ graduation rates, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.
(GRCC is listed on the chart at No. 83.)

‘The end of an era and a sad day’ Arizona Western College is latest community college to drop JUCO football
12/5/18 Arizona Republic
Arizona Western College in Yuma is the latest community college in the state to announce it is ending its football program.
… Among the junior colleges that have cut football since 2010: Rock Valley College, Joliet Junior College and Harper College, all in Illinois, and Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan. All of the schools cited financial reasons.

Free parking during new RaiderCard pick up

GRCC students can pick up their new RaiderCards on campus beginning Dec. 17.

Digital rendering of new GRCC Raider Card design. Image show the front of the card, with sections of blue, gold, and cream, and the words "GRCC RaiderCard." There is also a sample student photo with the words "GRCC Student Name. Student" underneath.

All students and employees are receiving new RaiderCards as part of an on-going commitment to campus safety and security.

Preprinted RaiderCards for students enrolled in classes on Main Campus or DeVos Campus for Winter 2019 will be available for pick-up at the Raider Grille between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 17 through Dec. 21, 2018, and then Jan. 2 through Jan. 5, 2019.

Additional campus services — such as advising and the bookstore — will also be available during those times.

The new RaiderCards will be used for parking, point-of-sale registers on campus, cash-to-card machines, vending machines, printing and in some cases door access. The new cards will be “contactless” cards, where you will tap instead of swipe the cards at parking gates.

Remaining balances will be transferred to the new cards following the end of the fall semester.

Students who are enrolled in classes only at the Lakeshore Campus for Winter 2019 will be notified when their RaiderCards are available.

The new RaiderCards have larger photos, are easier to read, and longer names can be printed in full. The improved security measures allow the college to electronically control and monitor all exterior doors on campus. As a result, new building access hours will be posted in the online center and additional information will be sent prior to the start of Winter 2019.

Reminder: Exam Week hours for Campus Dining

Exam Week hours for Campus Dining, December 10-14:

Raider Grille:

  • Monday-Friday, 12/10-14: closed all week

Quiet Café:

  • Monday, 12/10: normal hours
  • Tuesday, 12/11: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 12/12: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. (limited menu options)
  • Thursday and Friday, 12/13-14: closed

Sneden Café:

  • Monday, 12/10: normal hours
  • Tuesday, 12/11: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday-Friday, 12/12-14: closed


Campus Dining will re-open on January 7, 2019.

Dental assistants hold holiday toothbrush sale

The Dental Assisting Class is doing their annual toothbrush sale fundraiser, and this year they’ve added Crest Whitestrips to the sale!

Toothbrush options include:

  • Oral B – Soft Bristle, compact head – Adult size
  • Oral B – Kids 8 and up – soft bristle
  • Oral B – Kids 5-7 – soft bristle

Toothbrushes cost $10.00 per dozen or $5.00 per 1/2 dozen.

Boxes of Crest Whitestrips are $30.00 each. These are 4 times stronger than anything in retail!

Please email to place your order, we will deliver them next week, in time for the holiday giving time.