GRCC In The News, 01-07-19

GRCC volleyball player earns All-American honors
12/21/18 The Rockford Squire
Grand Rapids Community College volleyball player Kendra DeJonge earned All-American honors for the second year in a row, adding to her legacy as one of the college’s most-decorated athletes.

Change Ups: Hoekwater appointed WM Legal Aid executive director
1/4/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
Former Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink to a three-year term on the 21st Century Talent Creation Subcommittee, joining educators from universities, community colleges and intermediate school and K-12 districts. The subcommittee will work with the governor’s Talent Investment Board, which includes industry executives, labor leaders, educators, lawmakers and representatives of state agencies. It will focus on changing demands for skills and how collaboration with educators can more quickly prepare residents for rapidly changing workplaces.

New officers sworn in for Rockford Department of Safety
12/21/18 The Rockford Squire
Rockford Police Chief Dave Jones had nothing but praise for four officers who were recognized at the Monday, December 10 Rockford City Council meeting. One, Sam Foster, was leaving the department to begin a new career in law. Three others were sworn in before the council while family, officers, council, city staff and the audience looked on.
… Jones said Ben (Glass) joins Rockford from the Jackson Police Department, and he is excited to be here working in his hometown. He went to the Grand Rapids Community College Police Department.

Artists, authors, and you
1/4/19 The Post (Cedar Springs)
Coming to the Cedar Springs Community Library January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019, the group Artists, Authors and You will be presenting works by artist, Nancy Clouse. On display will be “Still Stands,” a President Lincoln portrait, as well as “Robin” and “Bees” poems by Emily Dickinson.
… Nancy Clouse graduated in Art Education in 1969 from MSU. She has taught at the elementary and junior high levels, as well as teaching art history, drawing and art methods at Grand Rapids Community College. Her works have been displayed at the Methodist Church Celebration of the Arts, Grand Rapids Art festivals and Lowell and Muskegon Regional exhibits.

Cedar Springs library features Nancy Clouse in rotating art exhibit
1/4/19 MLive
The Cedar Springs Community Library will feature Nancy Clouse as their first artist of 2019 in their rotating exhibit.
… Clouse graduated with a degree in Art Education in 1969 from Michigan State University. She has taught at both elementary and junior high levels, as well as teach art history, drawing and art methods at Grand Rapids Community College.

Ten new international students are joining GRCC this semester!

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The New Student Orientation for International students was held on campus Friday, January 4th. Orientation runs all day and is filled with important information about federal rules and regulations for students on an F-1 visa, a tour of campus, information on getting around GRCC (bus lines, etc.), lunch, technology, and academic advising information.

The Admissions Office welcomed 10 new international students from Haiti, Brazil, Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, and China. Please help us welcome them to GRCC!

Winter Online and Hybrid Certification Course (OHCC) registration is open!

Registration for Winter OHCC is open!

Winter Online and Hybrid Certification Course (OHCC) starts January 11, 2019.

The OHCC is designed to provide instructors with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver a high-quality online/hybrid course. Successful participants will also be able to teach effectively online through active facilitation and a variety of student engagement techniques and technologies. Training in Blackboard Basics (on the latest version of the LMS) is a prerequisite. Blackboard Basics may be taken online in a self-paced format or in-person on Friday,  January 11, from 10:30 a.m. – noon.

The OHCC is a six (6) week, rigorous course that includes weekly participation and assignment requirements. This training is much more than “Blackboard training,” as it includes elements of instructional design and strategies for building, developing, sequencing, and delivering online content. When you are done, you will have a template for your online and/or hybrid course. You must complete the course, including the assignments for all six weeks, for certification. This includes the completion of your final presentation.

The campus sessions are on Friday, 1:00-2:30 p.m. in 351 Main and virtually using Zoom. This is a hybrid course (online course with some classroom instruction).

Only one session is offered during the winter, so sign-up today!

For more information, visit the Online and Hybrid Certification Course website.
To sign up, visit the Faculty Professional Development Registration website.