GRCC In The News, 04-02-19

  • GRCC provost leaving for presidency of Central Oregon Community College
    • 4/1/19 MLive
    • GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College’s provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs is leaving at the end of the academic year to become a college president.
  • The Ticker
    • 4/2/19 (sports uniform blog)
    • … Grand Rapids Community College has added a throwback uni this season (from Dave Murray).
  • Petoskey’s Swiss, Harbor Springs’ Walda help baseball teams claim victories
    • 4/2/19 Petoskey News-Review
    • … Grand Rapids Community College sophomore Stephanie Kruskie kept her solid sophomore season going for the Raiders.
  • A Sweet Celebration of Four Seasons Orlando Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber
    • 4/1/19
    • Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort recently hosted a special dinner in honor of Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber’s James Beard Award Nomination for Outstanding Pastry Chef. The three course-dinner (each with a twist by Chef Saber) with wine pairings was held on Thursday, March 14, and we were graciously invited to attend as media.
    • … “In 2016, Rabii became member of the U.S. Team which competed in the 2017 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie in Lyon, France. Rabii quickly assimilated in this group of expert pastry chefs. He brought his energy, passion, excellent pastry and chocolate skills to the group, and spent countless hours practicing and preparing for this challenge of a lifetime under a tight schedule and extreme pressure. Never did Rabii loose his calm and positive attitude. He is an excellent team member of whom we can always count to take on new tasks and initiatives. When I had the opportunity to visit him at the Four Seasons Resort in Orlando, I found him surrounded by a large staff, whom he had modeled his kind and friendly values. His international experience in some of the world’s best hotels and pastry shops, his mastering of multiple languages, and his sincere caring for fellow pastry chefs make him an excellent ambassador of our profession. Rabbi is a true gentleman who is always ready to lend a hand to fund raise for any noble cause. I am proud to call Chef Rabii Saber a friend and I wish the world to know him and appreciate his company as much as I do.” — Gilles Renusson, Chef and Pastry Instructor at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, President, US Pastry Team

CTE Annual Faculty Showcase and Faculty Appreciation event one week from today

Join us April 9 for the Center for Teaching Excellence’s Annual Faculty Showcase and Faculty Appreciation. This is a “poster/exhibit type” event and is designed as an informal opportunity to see how your peers are using innovative teaching practices in the classroom. There will also be refreshments, free chair massages, and chances to win GRCC swag!

  • LOCATION: Main 308, 310 (SAS Conference Room), 347, and  351
  • DATE: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • TIME: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Please mark your calendars and join us for this awesome event!

A special thank you to all of our presenters…

  • Steven Putt – GRCC Library OneSearch
  • Vicki Meyers – Bringing Live Simulation to the Classroom with Streaming Video
  • Tari Mattox – Fire and Ice: Bringing the Real World into the Classroom
  • Kelly Webber – G Suite Transition information
  • Tracy Payne – Student Records Quick Reference
  • Garry Brand – A New and Improved Techsmith Relay
  • Lora Blumenstein – Mind Mapping-Opening up the Possibilities
  • Dustin Altschul – Virtual Reality in Interior Design Exploration
  • Holly Christopher – Graduate Student…Again. But Online.
  • Melissa Boman – Early Childhood Technology
  • Melanie Schiele Gady – Honors Project – How Exercise Improves Body Function
  • Anna Maria Clark – Retention through Research! A Successful Partnership Between a 4-Year Institution and a Community College that inspired First Generation/Low Income Students to Consider Research a Viable Academic Avenue

Recap: Finance & Administration March Madness Chili Cook-Off

Last Friday the Finance & Administration division hosted a Chili Cook-off competition to celebrate March Madness. There were 12 different variations of chili (all delicious), trivia games, and good fun. Congratulations to our winners of the day!

  • Best Chili: Lisa Freiburger
  • Basketball Trivia Winner: Nat Lloyd
  • Chili Trivia Winner: Matt Vryhof
  • Door Prize Winner: Maria Herrera-Belmares

Thank you to everyone who participated in the fun!

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Reminder: Healing through Advocacy event today in the Library

Digital poster for the Healing through Advocacy event at GRCC. The text reads: "Healing through Advocacy. Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A Discussion of the Process of Healing and Growth through Education and Activism. April 2. 1-2:30 p.m. Learning Resource Center Library, Room 2 West Side."

Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

Begin April on a mindful note with the Healing through Advocacy event at the Library.

  • WHEN: Today, April 2, from 1-2:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Learning Resource Center Library, Room 2, West Side

Panelists at the event include:

  • Kimberly DeVries, GRCC Title IX Coordinator
  • Patti Haist, YWCA West Central Michigan Director of Clinical Services
  • Stacey Heisler, LPC, NCC, Counseling and Career Development, Counselor/Interim Program Director
  • Morgan McCaul, Victim Rights Activist and Survivor

Morgan McCaul is a survivor involved in the MSU Nassar case, and has been committed to advocating for sexual assault survivors and promoting legislative activism, especially among college students.

Ms. McCaul will also be the keynote speaker for the event.

A Q&A session will follow the panel. Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by GRCC’s Library and Learning Commons and GRCC’s Office of Student Life and Conduct.