Grand Rapids Chamber pushing creative fields
3/8/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce is making a push to enhance creative fields locally.
… A Filipino transplant who graduated from the GRCC fashion program in 2015, (RC) Caylan has a studio in downtown Grand Rapids, at 80 Ottawa Ave. NW, Suite 308, where he is available by appointment for wedding dress design and other services. Though he said his prices are more reasonable, local women often shop from designers based elsewhere, perhaps because they don’t know he exists or because his name is not as widely known.
As Ferndale contemplates Baker College’s “community fit,” Owosso serves as example
3/10/19 Oakland County Times
Ferndale, Owosso, MI- As the City of Ferndale and Baker College continue with negotiations for constructing a campus in Downtown Ferndale, one of the key questions and points of debate is whether or not the college is a good community fit.
… Graduation rates have been an issue raised by some residents who question the quality of the school. Online reports show numbers ranging from 9-21% depending on the campus and the years for the data. As far as private colleges, Baker is at the low end of the list. They are, however, in the same ballpark as schools like Henry Ford College (7%), Jackson College (10%), Macomb Community College (11%), Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills (11%), Mid Michigan Community College (12%), Wayne County Community College (12%), Delta College (14%) and Grand Rapids Community College (14%). State-wide, twenty public colleges had graduation rates of 20% or less according to CollegeTuitionCompare.com.
Wouldn’t you know it? Open Education Week was last week! The good news is, we’re still celebrating this week! Drop-in to LRC 123 to hear from Sophia Brewer of the Library and Learning Commons and Meegan Willi of DLIT on how to get started with OER.
Open Educational Resources (OER) at GRCC – Who, What, When, Why, and How to get started!
Two meeting time options:
- Tuesday, March 12, from 3-4 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 13, from 10-11 a.m.
You are cordially invited to the Salute to Women reception!
Join us as we celebrate the 2019 Salute to Women Nominees:
- Sara Brooks, Academic Advisor, Counseling and Career Center
- Keri Davis, Faculty, Department of Child Development
- Sonya Hernandez, Coordinator, ALAS Program
- Luba Petrash, Chef, Secchia Institute for Culinary Education
- Victoria Powers, Director, TRIO/Support Services Program
- Mandy Boos, Nursing Program
- Magdalena Montes-Spruit, Administrative Professional, TRIO/Support Services Program
- Lesley Bos, Major: Social Justice and Social Welfare
- Stephany Mendez-Ortega, Major: Pre-Med, Biology
GRCC FORMER EMPLOYEE:
- Judith Kienitz, Faculty Emerita, Department of Language Arts
WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 1–2:30 p.m.
WHERE: GRCC Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center Banquet Rooms
AWARD PRESENTATIONS BEGIN AT 1:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
Please RSVP by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, to ODEI@grcc.edu.
CAP (College Action Project) Team 3.3 would like to invite the GRCC community to an open house to learn more about the team’s efforts to help students who are struggling with housing, food, and hunger-related issues.
- WHEN: Tuesday, March 12, from 1:30-3 p.m.
- WHERE: Student Life
Members of the CAP team and students who have benefitted from these efforts will be present to answer any questions and continue to build awareness and connections with each other.
There will be light refreshments available!
In light of a recent security patch that has been deployed to Google Chrome, IT is recommending all users restart their GRCC-provided devices to ensure all devices are up to date. While IT does automatically push out updates to all computers on a nightly basis, this recommendation is merely a best practice.
We are also recommending users either force close the Google Chrome browser on their personal computer and mobile devices or restart said devices to ensure those too are up to date with the most recent security patch.
If you have questions, please direct them to our IT Support Desk at -4357.
Due to popular demand, four additional G Suite learning opportunities have been added! Keep in mind that these courses do not need to be taken in any particular order.
To register for a session, visit the Going Google page.
Remember, if you’ve attended any of these sessions and still have questions, you may request an individual or team follow up meeting with one of our Guides. Simply fill out this form to request an appointment!
The latest schedule, through March 15, is now available online.
César Chávez: History is Made One Step at a Time
- WHEN: March 12, 2 p.m.
- WHERE: ATC Auditorium
- Theme: “Grow Where You Are Planted”
- Event Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
- Location: Goei Center (818 Butterworth St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504)
- Doors Open: 5:00 p.m.
- Caterers: San Chez
- Evening Activities: Photo Booth and DJ following the awards ceremony
- Deadline to RSVP: Thursday, March 14, 5 p.m.
The Student Leadership Banquet is an annual event where students are recognized for their contributions as a student leader at GRCC. The event is planned by Student Alliance and Campus Activities Board and is funded by the Campus Activities Fee. All student organizations, advisors, faculty, staff, and award nominees are encouraged to attend. Registration is now open through the 14th, and people can RSVP online.
Winter 2019 Culinary Speaker Series
Monday, March 11, 2019: Zingerman’s Building a Culture of Great Service
- 5:30 p.m. Reception, sponsored by Way Point
- 6:15 p.m. Guest Speaker, Tabitha Mason
- Tabitha Mason has served as Service Steward for the entire Zingerman’s organization. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing and implementing Zingerman’s nationally renowned approach to customer service for its ten businesses. She did this by analyzing and leveraging companywide service data, managing internal customer service training, and chairing a committee of service champions to execute companywide service improvements. Tabitha has continued her role as a trainer with ZingTrain, in which she shares the renowned Zingerman’s approach to giving great service with businesses throughout the country.
- 7:30–8 p.m. Q & A
Monday, April 1, 2019: Creating Magic-Creating Outstanding Experiences and Positive Change
- 5:30 p.m. Reception, sponsored by Hormel and Fontanini
- 6:15 p.m. Guest Speaker, Ken Wasco
- Ken Wasco is the Customer Effectiveness Manager at Gordon Food Service. He conducts hundreds of seminars and workshops on ways to achieve higher levels of personal effectiveness through an emphasis on communication skills across the foodservice industry.
- 7:30–8 p.m. Q & A
The events are held at GRCC’s Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center (ATC) at 151 Fountain St. NE.
For more information, please contact the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at (616) 234-3690, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All participants are welcome. Those in need of accommodations please contact Secchia Institute for Culinary education at (616) 234-3690.