Tech Tip: Bookmarks bar

The bookmarks bar is at the top of your Chrome menu. The bookmark bar allows you to save important websites for later and will allow easier navigation to sites so you don’t have to search for websites on Google or

To bookmark a page:

  • Navigate to the website you would like to bookmark 
  • Press the Star on the top of the browser, next to the address bar.  
  • Name the bookmark. For additional organization, you can save the bookmark into a folder.

To create a bookmark folder:

  • Select the More option on the bottom of the Bookmark Added menu
  • Select the Bookmark bar folder
    • Select New Folder at the bottom
    • Name the folder
    • Select Save

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Kylie Oberlin, Annie Holesinger star as GRCC volleyball sweeps Lansing, winning seventh match in a row

Kylie Oberlin and Annie Holesinger wearing volleyball uniforms and smiling.

Sophomores Kylie Oberlin and Annie Holesinger starred as the Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team won its seventh-straight match after a three-set sweep over Lansing Community College on Tuesday.

The No. 10-ranked Raiders handled the Stars 25-18, 25-16, 27-25. The win improved GRCC’s record to 10-5 overall and 7-0 in the MCCAA Western Conference. Lansing falls to 8-10 and 3-4 in the conference.

Oberlin and Holesinger, both middle blockers in their third year at GRCC, combined for 64 percent of the Raiders’ scoring on the night while also hitting .500 or better. Oberlin was 14 of 24 with just two hitting errors and had a team-high three blocks.

Holesinger, the latest MCCAA Western Conference player of the week, totaled 16 kills with no hitting errors, and had a team high two aces.

Oberlin couldn’t have been happier about her team’s performance after it bested Lansing in kills, 46-30; hitting percentage, .362-.176; assists, 45-30; service aces, 5-4; digs, 46-37; and blocks, 7-3.

“We showed how dynamic our team is between blocking, serving, defense, and hitting — not only front row, but incorporating some back-row swings and setter attacks,” Oberlin said. “We found ways to adjust each play to make the next one better. So shots they were making initially we were able to adjust and shut down or pick up on defense.”

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Using They, Them, Their Pronouns session on Oct. 5

Still struggling with singular ‘they/them’ pronouns? Let us help you. Whether you know it or not, we guarantee you interact with non-binary people who use these pronouns.

 Come learn some best practices, share your concerns, ask questions, and get some hands-on practice with us in a brave space. It’s not about ideology; it’s about creating a supportive and safe environment for our students and peers. We hope to see you there!  

Register via the Professional Development tile in your Online Center account.

GRCC In the News, 09/29/2021

Some silver linings in fall enrollments

September 28, 2021; Community College Daily (American Association of Community Colleges)

Fall enrollments at community colleges appear to be fairly flat so far, with a few colleges seeing some upticks and a few seeing small drops.

… “We understand there are great pressures on people’s time,” said Tina Hoxie, associate provost and dean of student affairs at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) in Michigan. “We now have a number of programs that remove cost as a barrier to education, but finding time can still be an obstacle for many students who want to start or come back to finish their education. We’re scheduling classes that are more convenient and allow people to keep moving forward, even if it is through two classes a semester.”

City: Public will weigh in on GRPD chief search in October

September 28, 2021; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — For the second time in less than three years, the process is underway to find a new police chief for Grand Rapids.

… During the Grand Rapids Public Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday, a regional public safety training center presentation presented by Grand Rapids Community College also took place.

Big-screen stories

September 28, 2021; Grand Rapids Magazine

Grand Stand Pictures co-owners Victor Williams, Rodney Brown and Jazmyne Fuentes are looking to bring opportunities to Grand Rapids like what can be found in Atlanta and Hollywood. Williams, who has a music and entertainment background, Brown, a lifelong educator and Fuentes, who has accumulated over a decade of television production experience, joined together in 2019 under a common goal: Tell Grand Rapids’ stories and support the people who uplift them.

… While the production team still is curating expert voices to feature in the documentary, the film is set to feature two academic powerhouses: T.A. El-Amin and Dr. Randal Jelks. El-Amin is a local historian who has taught at Grand Valley State University, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College and won the 2011 Phyllis Scott Activist Award. Jelks is a professor at the University of Kansas and has written two award-winning books, one of which focuses on local history, “African Americans in the Furniture City: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Grand Rapids.”

MCC participating in first-ever #RealCollege cohort to retain students with additional needs

September 29, 2021; MLive

FLINT, MI — Mott Community College is one of only 27 higher education institutions across the country participating in the first-ever #RealCollege Institutional Capacity-Building Cohort.

… Mott Community College is one of three institutions from Michigan that is participating. Grand Rapids Community College and University of Michigan-Dearborn are also involved in the cohort.