GRCC volleyball player Annie Holesinger named NJCAA First Team All-American

Annie Holesinger holding a volleyball, smiling.

Grand Rapids Community College volleyball player Annie Holesinger was named First Team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association on Tuesday, making her one of the top community college players in the nation.

Holesinger is the 12th All-American in Raider volleyball history, and the sixth named to the national First Team. A member of the volleyball team has earned All-American honors in five of the last six seasons. She’s the fifth GRCC student-athlete to earn All-American honors this semester.

A sophomore from Rockford, Holesinger earlier was named All-Region, All-MCCAA and the Player of the Year in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference.

“I’m incredibly proud of the hard work Annie did in the off season to make this a reality,” head coach Chip Will said.

“Annie made the decision to come back for her third year so she could help the team compete and be successful against the nation’s best. Being among the top 12 community college players in the nation is a huge accomplishment. This recognition is the cherry on the top to an amazing career at GRCC.  She has a bright future at her four-year school.”

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Tech Tip: Add people chips in Google Sheets

Google is constantly updating applications to make things more accessible and to make things easier for Google Users. A new feature coming to Google Sheets will allow you to add people chips to Google Sheets.

These new chips will allow you to quickly view more information about colleagues or contacts, including their location, job title, and contact information.

This will also allow you to quickly send an email, book a meeting, and start a chat message. This feature will be coming soon to Google Drive. 

To insert a people chip, type  “@” in any cell to search your directory or by selecting Insert > People chip.

For more information on People Chips, please check out this helpful article from Google

For more information and helpful tips, please visit the IT Customer Support Portal or contact the IT Customer Support Desk at x4357.

If you have a suggestion or a Technology Tip you think can be useful, you can submit them by emailing techtips@grcc.ed

GRCC In the News 12/02/2021

Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids presents Chanukah shorts this holiday season

12/1/21; WGVU

As Chanukah festivities kick off, Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids is hosting a series of short plays to “lighten up your holidays.”

The theatre’s Chanukah shorts feature five plays rotating around a simple set, creating a full production. The performances will hit the Spectrum Theatre at Grand Rapids Community College starting December 11th through the 19th.

Intersectional Scholarship: Resisting the Tendency to Disconnect, Dilute, and Depoliticize

December 7, 1:00 – 2:30 (virtual)
Michigan State University

NiCole T. Buchanan, Ph.D.

Psychological science has been slow to incorporate intersectionality, the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage, as a concept and as a framework for conducting research. This limits not only the potential for intersectionality theory, but also limits the potential impact of the research claiming to use it.

In this talk, I review intersectional theory and praxis, examine resistance to fully incorporating intersectionality, and highlight how research must shift to be truly intersectional. Finally, I will issue a call to scholars to integrate intersectionality theory and praxis and to resist the tendency to dilute and depoliticize intersectionality theory and disconnect from its social justice framework.