GRCC In The News, 03-07-19

3/6/19 Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges publication)
… Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II tours Grand Rapids Community College’s Wisner Bottrall Applied Technology Center and chats with students and faculty about education leading to careers in the culinary arts. (Photo: GRCC)

Pretoria Lafayette Ave. (Video Premiere)
Pretoria is a four piece alternative/indie rock band out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band added a new member, Evelyn Timmis, after their first EP and they’ve since been honing their sound. We’re happy to be premiering the video for Lafayette Ave. today.
Lafayette Ave. is a song about the interactions lead singer Rob Gullett had at Grand Rapids Community College and on Lafayette Ave specifically. The music video was appropriately filmed downtown Grand Rapids, and includes a montage of the band strolling around the city.

‘You’re never going to walk again’
3/7/19 Spectrum Health Beat (Spectrum Health publication)
On a warm August afternoon in 2005, Tom Weaver and his buddy navigated their motorcycles along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
… Weaver took on another job, too, as an adjunct professor at Grand Rapids Community College. He retired from Jenison High School in 2011, but continues to teach three classes at the community college.

Weekday Morning Sports Report
3/7/19 WSJM
… Today
… Women’s Basketball NJCAA District G Playoffs
Lake Michigan College vs. Grand Rapids Community College, 7:30 p.m. (at Ford Fieldhouse, Grand Rapids)

Movie screening focuses on mental health and suicide prevention, next week in the ATC

Picture of Kevin Hines, subject of The Ripple Effect, standing in from of the Golden Gate Bridge. Text on the image reads: ""I have now lived 16 years past the day I should have died..." Kevin Hines - Global Storyteller, Author & Filmmaker."

Posted image from ‘The Ripple Effect’ on Twitter. Source:

GRCC staff, students, and faculty are invited to a movie screening on campus next week: The Ripple Effect.

  • WHEN: Thursday, March 14, from 4-6 p.m.
  • WHERE: 168 ATC
  • WHAT: The Ripple Effect highlights the story of Kevin Hines who, at age 19, attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. It is a very powerful film that attempts to bring awareness to mental health and reduce the attempts of suicide.

This screening is being shown as part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant.

Bob VandePol, Executive Director of Employee Assistance Programs at Pine Rest, and Stacey Heisler, Program Director of the GRCC Counseling and Career Development Center, will be present at the screening to help facilitate discussion and help attendees process their thoughts, questions, and/or concerns.

Email Evan Macklin with any questions:

Learn to ‘Be Red Cross Ready’ March 21 at the GRCC Library

A graphic for the Be Red Cross Ready course. There are three illustrations, one of an emergency kit showing batteries, an aluminum can, first aid supplies, and water water; a floorplan with a path leading through it; and a screen, radio, and Red Cross pamphlet. The text reads: "Be Red Cross Ready. Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed. 1 Get a Kit. 2 Make a Plan. 3 Be Informed."

“Be Red Cross Ready” is a presentation designed by the American Red Cross to ensure that our communities are as resilient and prepared as possible in the face of natural disasters. The training covers building an emergency preparedness kit, making individual and group plans for varying disaster scenarios, how to remain informed on the risks in your area, and what your place in a possible community response would be.

  • WHEN: Thursday, March 21, from 12-1:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Second floor of the Library & Learning Commons

*Refreshments will be provided*
Sponsored by the Library and Learning Commons and the Campus Common Reading Committee

G Suite Tip: Moving your GroupWise folder structure to Gmail

In other email programs, including GroupWise, you might have stored email in folders. In Gmail, you use labels to categorize your email. Labels are like folders, but with a twist — you can apply several labels to an email, then later find the email by clicking any of its labels from the left panel.

You can also:

  • Open a label in the left sidebar to see all email with that label.
  • Nest labels within labels.
  • Search for all email with a label.
  • Set up your inbox as you prefer:
    1. See labels on email in your inbox to quickly identify different types of email.
    2. Auto-archive email to route it away from your inbox, as you did with rules and folders.

Create a label:

  1. Go to Gmail
  2. In the top right, click Settings (gear icon) and select Settings.
  3. Click the Labels tab.
  4. Scroll to the Labels section and click Create new label.
  5. Enter the label name and click Create.
  6. You can also create nested labels, which are like subfolders.

Create a label from an email:

  1. From an email, click Labels (tag icon) > Create new.
  2. Enter the label name and click Create.
  3. (Optional) Click Nest label under and choose an existing label to place it under.
  4. The new label automatically applies to your email.

Try this by recreating your GroupWise folder structure as Labels in your Gmail pilot account!

Please Note: The G Suite Pilot accounts are only for testing and training purposes. Any content migrated from GroupWise to pilot for testing and training purposes will not be moved to the production G Suite environment.

For technical assistance, please contact the IT Support Desk at x4357 or submit a service request on our Support Desk webpage.

Upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft will be ending support for Windows 7 beginning in January 2020. In order to avoid compromising the security of our Windows 7 computers, we ask that all users currently running Windows 7 migrate to Windows 10 before support ends.

To request your computer to be upgraded, please submit a Service Request or call the IT Support Desk. An IT technician will follow-up and schedule a time to begin the migration process. During the migration process, an IT technician will ensure your data, including web browser bookmarks, is backed up and put back in place. The migration process takes approximately 3-4 hours, and you do not need to be present during the migration unless you have special requests for the technician when they arrive.

If you have questions, contact the IT Support Desk at 234-4357.