GRCC In the News, 5-27-20

Hawkeye Community College names provost, vice president of academic affairs

May 27, 2020; The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa)

WATERLOO – Hawkeye Community College has named Lynn LaGrone as its next provost and vice president of academic affairs effective Aug. 1.

… LaGrone was previously an adjunct professor for both Houston Community College and Lonestar Community College in Texas. She was an assistant professor at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, N.Y., and has taught at Dowling College in New York, the University of Memphis in Tennessee and Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan.

Indigenous chef ISO kitchen: Camren Stott wants to share healthy meals with those in need

May 26, 2020;

Born and raised on Anishinaabewaki (Grand Rapids), Anishinaabe personal chef, Camren Stott, is a tribal member of The Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. His business, Jiibaakwaan Foods Foods, caters dinner parties comprised of up to three courses of indigenous-inspired food. He also offers in-home meal planning, including the ingredients and help with preparing two to five meals. Stott develops menus, incorporating indigenous ingredients, based on the client’s dietary restrictions, likes, and dislikes.

In addition, before COVID-19 shutdowns, Stott had been hosting food pop-ups, most recently, a five-course dinner in Detroit. He has presented lectures and cooking classes at Blandford Nature Center and Cook Arts Center. Next fall, his lecture series at Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education will address the health benefits of decolonized diets.

Townsend helps steer Stockdale to Cornerstone

May 26, 2020; Traverse City Record-Eagle

FRANKFORT — Tatum Townsend and Xander Stockdale both excel at setting the bar.

… Stockdale visited Grand Valley, Grand Rapids Community College and Central Michigan in his search, wanting to stay near the Grand Rapids area, where his older brother Sammy lives.

Campus water system to be flushed with scalding water as precaution

Facilities has turned up the heat of all water in GRCC buildings from the regular 120 degrees to 150 degrees. This action, which will continue through Thursday morning, is a precaution intended to kill anything that might have accumulated in the system during the shutdown.

Water at 150 degrees is a scalding risk — so be aware and be careful. The system will be returned to 120 degrees sometime Thursday.


Required Zoom security updates

Campus computer users with Zoom installed on their GRCC equipment will be required to update to the latest version of Zoom before May 30, 2020. This update is in response to Zoom’s ongoing dedication to users’ security and privacy needs.

Updating Zoom to version 5.0 or higher is mandatory for all users by May 30th, 2020, if not updated users may have difficulties joining or hosting meetings. In addition, beginning May 24th, Zoom will require passwords for all meetings and webinars; this applies to meetings that have already been scheduled.

The recent update to Zoom is available in GRCC’s Software Center (only available on campus). If you are off campus, simply call the IT Support Desk to have a technician manually install this on your behalf.