Sign up for CPR/AED/First Aid training on Friday, November 22

Spaces are available for additional participants in the Friday, November 22nd, CPR/AED/First Aid training. The training will be from 8:00am-12:00pm in Room 108 Sneden.

Tim O’Connor from HeartBeat LLC will be coming in to facilitate.

Heartbeat LLC, a certified American Heart Association Training Center, was founded by Tim O’Connor over twenty years ago. Since that time tens of thousands of individuals have been trained in American Heart Association CPR and First Aid.

Tim is an American Heart Association certified BLS instructor, Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, and a member of the Kentwood Professional Firefighters Union. Tim has an outstanding track record serving businesses, churches, fire departments, and the private sector for all their emergency medical training needs.

Join us to learn life-saving information and skills! Register online.

Please note: this session is a training and will not result in participants earning Red Cross or American Heart Association official certification.

Have questions or need more information about this session – please contact

Additional Spots available in G-Suite for education professional development class

There are still several spots available in next Tuesday’s G-Suite for education professional development course. The course will be held Tuesday, November 19th from 3-4:30pm in Rm 351 RJF. This course will explore additional applications in the G Suite for Education environment including Google Docs/Sheets/Slides, Google Forms, Google Drive & Team Drives, Google Keep, as well as Google Meet.

Sign up on the Professional Development site!

Library offers ‘Cookbook Heaven’

Culinary students look through cookbooks.Cookbook Heaven – you’ll find it on the 1st floor of GRCC’s Library & Learning Commons! GRCC recently received a cookbook collection of 6000 titles! Librarians, students, and faculty of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, and local ISD culinary programs have been selecting from it for the last week. Now, we’re opening it up to everyone on campus! The books are FREE – and we have bags and boxes to make it easy for you to take what you want!

Mathematics Seminar to focus on cardioid

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Wednesday, November 20, 3-4 PM in 102 Cook.

Our speaker is GRCC mathematics instructor Brian Hadley.  For the title and abstract of his talk, please see below.

In mathematics, “cardioid” refers to a heart-shaped curve introduced to many students using equations of varying complexity.  Brian’s talk will offer the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of one of the most famous curves in mathematics, without using complicated equations.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Refreshments will be served at 2:45 PM.

A multiplication table getting to the “heart” of Mathematics

We will look at a simple use of multiplication to construct the mathematical shape known as the cardioid. While attempting to build a bridge between the discrete and continuous branches of mathematics, we will pause a moment to appreciate the visible beauty and patterns that Mathematics uncovers.