GRCC In The News, 03-12-19

Enjoy the Music of J.S. Bach and More During the Weeklong 2019 Grand Rapids Bach Festival, March 17-24
3/11/19 Women’s Lifestyle magazine
The music of Johann Sebastian Bach is transformative. It has motivated the work of nearly every great composer to follow in the history of Western Classical music. It continues to inspire those who hear it more than 269 years after Bach’s death.
… Several events are free admission or freewill offering thanks to the support of major sponsors including: Prince Conference Center at Calvin College; Daniel L. & Ellen VanderMey; Grand Rapids Community College; and the Cathedral of Saint Andrews.

Boyne City’s Hubbard records 1st career hit for Schoolcraft, Mallory gets win for CMU softball
3/12/19 Petoskey News-Review
It was a good week for Kelsey Hubbard in the softball circle.
… In the nightcap against Grand Rapids CC, Hubbard earned her third hit of her career, helping Schoolcraft to an 11-6 victory.

Identify your top strengths at this month’s StrengthsFinder assessment

What are your top five strengths? Find out!

The Strengths Finder session provides an opportunity to identify your natural talents by taking the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment. This assessment will recognize each participant’s top five strengths. During this interactive workshop, participants will learn to embrace their talents as strengths and gain a new perspective on their personal qualities and skills. Understanding the meaning and impact of these strengths will allow participants to continue developing in their career and enhance working and personal relationships.

  • WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • WHERE: Room 307 Sneden
  • Facilitator: Eric Mullen

Register online!

HR needs your feedback- potential professional development opportunity

Human Resources would like to get your feedback on a potential professional development offering. There is an opportunity to offer a Business Writing one-day session covering topics like working with words (spelling, grammar, creating cheat sheets), writing meeting agendas, e-mails, reports, etc., and proofreading. The session would be tentatively held in May (specific date to be determined once we have received feedback) as an on-campus session OR there is an opportunity to complete it as an online module.

If you are interested in participating in either the one day on-campus Business Writing session or as an online module, please email no later than Monday, March 18.

GRCC professor Paul Krieger to retire, work as author-illustrator

After 28 years of service to GRCC, Paul Krieger, Professor of Biology, will be retiring this year. He has already launched a successful second career as an academic author and illustrator, so his plan is to begin doing that full-time.

Congratulations, Professor Krieger!  Can’t wait to see your books in the stacks!

Security Awareness Newsletter

Every month the Information Security Team releases a newsletter containing information for GRCC students, staff, and faculty regarding Information Security Awareness. This month’s issue includes information on the different ways your Bluetooth devices could be hacked, how you can prevent these hacks, and a short history lesson on how Bluetooth got its name.

The March 2019 Newsletter is now available.

Campus Intruder Safety Training next Monday

The Library and the Campus Common Read Committee are presenting a special session on campus safety next week.

Presented by GRCC Lieutenant Robert Decker and Lina Blair, Director of Student Life and Conduct, the 90-minute training will cover how to recognize/report potential threats and how to respond. This training will cover difficult content such as active shooter scenarios and is a valuable tool in protecting yourself in an emergency. Students and staff are encouraged to attend.

  • WHEN: Monday, March 18, from 12-1:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Student Center Multipurpose room

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to