GRCC In the News, 8-28-20

Report: More than half of college students struggle with food, housing amid COVID-19 pandemic

Aug. 27, 2020; Michigan Advance

Jasmine Jordan, a Michigan State University (MSU) senior, has endured a challenging last nine months. In December, she suffered a bout of pneumonia. In March, her grandmother, Jackie, died from COVID-19. Her parents also acquired coronavirus during the spring but have recovered. And, if all of that wasn’t enough, MSU officials in March abruptly closed the campus for in-person learning and went to a remote model.

… The spring 2020 #RealCollege survey of college students in 26 states in 15 universities, including Eastern Michigan University, which has a large number of students from families with low incomes and one of the highest percentages of Black students in the state, and 39 community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College.

Former MLB Pitcher Dave Rozema Was as Talented He Was Eccentric

Aug. 26, 2020; Sportsraid

Baseball players are often remembered for the skill they displayed on the field, and in some instances for their amazing plays. The ability to create such memories is the backbone of the game’s rich tradition and why legions of fans lovingly curate the stories throughout the years. There are also players like pitcher Dave Rozema, who while having a solid 10-year career, may be best known for his exploits without a ball, glove or bat in his hands.

The right-handed Rozema was a fourth-round draft choice of the Detroit Tigers in 1975 out of Grand Rapids Community College. “Rosey” went a combined 26–9 with a 1.86 ERA in two minor league seasons after his selection, earning him a promotion to Detroit in 1977. He won 15 games as a rookie, including 16 complete games, and went on to have a successful decade in the big leagues (1977–1986), spending the final two years with the Texas Rangers.

Holland is home to a one-of-a-kind food & drink establishment

Aug. 26, 2020; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Holland is home to so many different types of stores and shops including a unique cafe deli grocery store!

(Interview with Kylie Knight, of Market Zero in Holland, an alum of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.)

GRCC to host blood drive on Sept. 10

GRCC will host a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Versiti blood bus on the Student Plaza. All who attempt to donate will receive a $10 gift card via email after the drive and parking will be validated.

All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies, and all donors will be made aware of their results after three weeks. Donors must wear face masks.

Donors should make an appointment online; walk-ins will be accommodated if there is room on the schedule.

People need people. Give blood. Schedule an appointment today. Tuesday September 10 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The SARS COV-2 antibody test, AKA COVID-19 Antibody Test (CAT), will be performed on all blood donations as part of our standard testing. Masks required during donation. Grand Rapids Community College blood drive. In the Blood Bus (on the Commons). We’ve lost over 60,000 planned donations due to COVID-19! Roll up your sleeve to help keep our blood supply safe! Promotion & parking: All donors will receive a $10 e-gift card, redeemable at over 70 vendors! Parking will also be validated! Appointments strongly preferred* Visit or call 866-642-5663. Visit Versiti Blood Center of Michigan

Fall 2020 Phase 4 library service hours announced

Starting Monday, August 31, 2020:

Library & Learning Commons Building Hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.– 12 noon
  • All students are required to swipe in with their RaiderCard.
  • Social distancing and mask wearing are required.

Circulation: drop-off / pickup of library materials, laptops, hot spots, headsets, & webcams.

  • Library materials (including Course Reserve textbooks) requested through the RaiderSearch Library Catalog or by phone (616-234-3872).
  • Technology Check-Outs: Laptops, apply here; hotspots, headsets, & webcams at the Circulation Desk.

Computers, RaiderCard accessible copy machines, and study tables are available; no access beyond the 1st Floor, except for students with Tutoring appointments or those taking classes in the Tutoring classroom.

Virtual Reference & Instruction Hours: See the Virtual Services Subject Guide for details.

  • Mon-Thu: 7:30 a.m.– 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Document Delivery and MeLCat Interlibrary Loan services – in both print and digital formats –  are available.