GRCC In the News, 11-20-19

GRCC volleyball back in national finals, and healed coach with them this time

Nov. 19, 2019; MLive

This is already a much better national title run for Grand Rapids Community College volleyball coach Chip Will.

Creston Industrial Sales partners with GRCC for employee education

Nov. 8, 2019; Corp! magazine

Industrial supplier Creston Industrial Sales has teamed up with Grand Rapids Community College to provide a customized four-week immersive lab experience that allows non-technical staff to fully understand all aspects of machining equipment and machine theory to better assist customers.

Student organization workshop and registration information

Student Life and Conduct will host a Travel Workshop on December 2nd at 11:00 a.m. in Room 20 of Student Life. This will be the final Travel Workshop for 2019. There will be one more finance workshop and one more travel workshop for 2019-2020 for new student organizations in late January or early February. If you are planning to travel as a student organization in January or February, we strongly advise you to attend the December workshop. Student organizations and advisors must attend a travel workshop to be considered for any extra allocation requests towards travel/conferences.

New registrations for new student organizations will be up on December 2nd on Raider Connect. Registration will close on January 31st at 5 p.m. If your organization is already registered, please disregard any messages about registration. Organizations only need to register once per academic school year. For questions please contact Thalia at

Mathematics Seminar is today

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.

Share Exam Cram information with students

Faculty and staff: Please share Exam Cram information with your students!

The Library & Learning Commons, Student Alliance, and Academic Support & Tutoring Services have a great Exam Cram schedule planned for students during the first week of December (Monday, Dec. 2 – Sunday, Dec. 8).

Free Snacks & Beverages all week!

Quiet & Group Study Spaces

Drop-in Tutoring on Saturday & Sunday – limited subjects, no reservation needed

EXTENDED Weekend Hours – We’re open Saturday AND Sunday from 10 am – 9 pm!

Free Stress Reliever Craft Workshop, featuring English Paper Piecing on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Library Fines Waived During Exam Cram – upon request

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