GRCC In the News: July 15, 2022

Metallica donates to GRCC to help future Grand Rapids workforce

7/14/22 WGRD

There’s no doubt that Metallica is the biggest metal band in the world but they are not too big to donate to communities and Grand Rapids is one of those communities.

… Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation donates money to community colleges all across the nation and one of those colleges is right here in Grand Rapids and that is Grand Rapids Community College. The grant Metallica provides is focused on helping nontraditional students acquire welding skills and give them a career.

Red Light: Seven Michigan colleges substantially restrict free speech

7/14/22 Michigan Capitol Confidential

A recent report on academic free speech gives seven Michigan colleges a red-light rating for their written policies covering student conduct.

… The red-light schools in Michigan include Grand Rapids Community College, Lake Superior State University, Muskegon Community College, Oakland University and Western Michigan University. As public institutions, they are bound by the First Amendment to uphold free speech.

25 local breweries to try during your next visit to Grand Rapids

7/14/22 108 FM

It is no secret that Michigan is a mecca for great craft brews.

… Fountain Hill Brewery

…  Craft brews are made by students in the craft brewing program at Grand Rapids Community College.

Miembro de la junta de GRCC tiene la esperanza de mantener su puesto

7/14/22 El Vocero

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH)- Salvador López, quien es  miembro de la junta directiva de Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), espera mantener su puesto al reelegirse en las  próximas elecciones de noviembre.

(GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (EVH)- Salvador Lopez, who is a member of the board of trustees of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), hopes to keep his position when re-elected in the upcoming elections in November.)

Nationally ranked GRCC women’s cross country team looks to continue successful run in upcoming season

The Grand Rapids Community College women’s cross country team starts its 2022 season on Aug. 8, looking to build on a successful run that includes back-to-back finishes in the national top 10 and two All-American performances.

The team, led by coach Sharon Becker, kicks off its season with a scrimmage at Aquinas College, then will run a team marathon in Beulah, and spend three days at a team camp.

GRCC will race on Sept. 2 at the Central Michigan Jeff Drenth Invitational in Mt. Pleasant, followed by the annual Calvin Knight Invitational on Sept. 10 at the university’s Gainey Athletic Complex.

The Raider Invitational on Sept. 17 kicks off Michigan Community College Athletic Association conference competition, which continues through Oct. 15 with stops in Grayling, Auburn Hills and Muskegon.

GRCC will host the MCCAA & Region XII Championships on Oct. 29, a first for the program.

Should the Raiders qualify for the NJCAA National Championships, that meet will be Nov. 12 in Tallahassee, Fla.

GRCC has three runners returning from the 2021 team, which finished seventh in the NJCAA National Tournament. Returning are two-time NJCAA All-American Audrey Meyering from Middleville, All-American Kaylee Scott of Grandville; and Rose Meyer, from Standale, who recently earned NJCAA All-Academic honors.

The team has three incoming freshmen. Chloe Jones graduated from Ogemaw Heights High School, Samantha Sixberry studied at Saugatuck High School and Mariana Zaragoza is coming from St. Ignace High School.  Zaragoza also plans to play basketball this year.

Becker said there is still time for students who are interested in running to join the team.

“I am optimistic that, together, these six women have what it takes to not only compete as a top team at our conference and regional meet but will also earn a spot and qualify to travel to Tallahassee, Florida for the 2022 NJCAA D2 XC Nationals on Nov. 12,” Becker said.

“But no matter the ability of our runners, to put it simply, what I would like even more from each person on our team, is a commitment to each other, the team and a dedication to always give their best effort each day.”

Tech Tip: Zoom/Panopto Integration

Did you know there is a new feature that will automatically move your Zoom recordings to your Panopto account? When you select “Record to the cloud” within your Zoom meeting, the Zoom recording will now automatically import to your Panopto account! You will receive two emails, one confirming that Zoom has successfully processed the video and the second will be from Panopto confirming that the video was transferred and processed in your Panopto account. 

Please note that the video in Zoom will be automatically deleted shortly after it is transferred over to Panopto. Make sure to only share with your viewers the link that you receive from Panopto, because the Zoom link will no longer work once the Zoom video is deleted.  

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You can also embed the video into Blackboard by selecting Add Content and Panopto Video Embed (under Mashup)

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