GRCC November math seminar: An introduction to the mathematics of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Thursday, November 11, from 2:30-3:30 PM in 102 Cook. 

Pop and cookies will be available at 2:05 PM, so come join us early for conversation and a snack. Our speaker is Hunter Meriwether.


History of Relativity. Four Fundamental Forces. What is gravity? Equivalence Principle. Spacetime Curvature. Tensors. Index Gymnastics. Metric. Einstein’s Field Equation. Geodesics. Stars and the Schwarzschild Metric.

Abstracts & Videos from Past Seminars

GRCC Wellness Survey

The GRCC Wellness Champions are grateful for those of you who have already completed our short Wellness Survey. This survey will be available until the end of the day Monday, November 8.

If you have not yet done so, please take less than 3 minutes and complete it now. The first 10 departments with a 100% completion rate will receive a Wellness Snack Pack for the department filled with energizing treats and healthy snacks!

Click here for the survey.

GRCC In the News 11/04/2021

Funeral arrangements set for Kent Co. Deputy Cook

11/3/21; WZZM

Funeral arrangements have been made for the Kent County Sheriff’s deputy who passed away Monday from COVID complications.

… (Deputy David) Cook graduated from Grandville High School and earned his associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College, according to his obituary. 

Second walk-in clinic for COVID-19 booster shots planned at Grand Rapids Community College

11/3/21; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – COVID-19 booster shots will be available at a vaccine clinic hosted by Grand Rapids Community College on Thursday, Nov. 11.

Grand Rapids Community College freshman earns National Athlete of the Week

11/3/21; MLive

Grand Rapids Community College cross country runner Coleman Clark has made school history.

What is the best kept secret in Grand Rapids?

11/3/21; 95.7 FM

“What, in your opinion, is the best kept secret about Grand Rapids? It can be a shop or food item, a view or park. What is that thing that makes you fall in love with GR that most people seem to not know of?”

… Connect-Macaron 9450 also added a restaurant,

“I love the Heritage Restaurant at GRCC. It’s run by culinary students and the food is amazing!”

CC-C alum Coleman Clark named NJCAA DII National Athlete of the Week for GRCC XC

11/4/21; The Daily News (Greenville)

Grand Rapids Community College runner Coleman Clark was named NJCAA DII National Athlete of the Week after winning the MCCAA-NJCAA Region XII cross country championships on Saturday.

Terra State volleyball program looks to make history in national tournament

11/4/21; Fremont News Messenger (Ohio)

FREMONT — Terra State Community College’s women’s volleyball team is on a roll as it enters the postseason with a top-10 national ranking and with eyes on making some noise at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament.

… The Titans followed up their win with a trip to nationals as the 15th seed, losing in the first round to Parkland Community College, before compiling three straight victories over Walters State Community College, North Platte Community College and Grand Rapids Community College.