GRCC In the News, 11-8-19

Many hands pitch in to help costume ‘Cinderella’ production

Nov. 7, 2019; The Argus-Press (Owosso)

LAINGSBURG — The Laingsburg High School drama club’s production of “Cinderella” opens Nov. 21.

… (Anna) Ludlow’s aunt, Jamie Heeringa, has been costuming shows for more than 30 years and offered help. She also reached out to the theater community in Grand Rapids and they responded. Shelly Urbane and Tom Kaechele, with Spectrum Theatre at Grand Rapids Community College, offered their costume shop and theater students to build vests and peasant shirts for the cast.

Dr. Matthew Douglas to discuss Monarch migration on Nov. 12

This week hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies from the eastern two-thirds of North America are creating massive overwintering roosts at 10,000 feet in the oyamel fir forests of Michoacan, Mexico. They have never seen these overwintering places before and they never will again.

On Tuesday, November 12, at 4:00 p.m. (in the Calkins Auditorium) Dr. Matthew Douglas will deliver an informational and summary talk on how our Monarch butterflies find the overwintering roosts over 2,000 miles from their birth places in Canada and the northern tier states of the United States.

It’s definitely not what you think, and some of this research was conducted at GRCC and is currently being published.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Science Talk. Monarch Migration in the Americas: How They Orient and Navigate their Way to their Overwintering Roosts. Tuesday, November 12, 4 p.m. Calkins Science Center auditorium. Room 348. GRCC.

Accounting students create cards thanking veterans

The students in Mark Jasonowicz’s BA 256 accounting classes showed their appreciation for our veterans by making thank you cards. These cards will be on display outside the Veterans Service Office all next week. (The picture is a sample of some of the cards on display.) The cards will then be forwarded to the group that organizes Honor Flights for veterans. The cards will then be distributed to veterans on their next honor flight.

Handmade cards are attached to a sign for GRCC's Veterans Services office.