GRCC In the News 07/22/2022

Good Samaritan: Water rescue at Oval Beach was not like the movies

7/21/22 WOOD TV

SAUGATUCK, Mich. (WOOD) — A Good Samaritan who helped rescue a 78-year-old woman from Lake Michigan said it wasn’t like what you see in the movies.

… “You typically think of this super dramatic movie reenactment of what you’ve seen, maybe in ‘Baywatch,’” said Madeline Dryer, the aquatics director at Grand Rapids Community College. “They’re not waving their arms around and most of the time people don’t have the ability to even call out for help because they’re more worried about continuing to take in breaths.”

Funeral services announced for man killed in West Michigan police shooting

7/21/22 MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Funeral services are Saturday for a man killed in a police shooting following a traffic stop and altercation with an Allegan County sheriff’s deputy.

… He (Joseph Nagle) had attended Muskegon Community College and then Grand Rapids Community College.

On-campus watch party for Open Education Summit, July 25-26

GRCC is entering its second year of membership within the Open Education Network. One of the many benefits is free attendance to the virtual Summit hosted by the network. This annual set of talks covers a wide variety of topics related to the adoption and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER), and takes place all next week. 

While registration is now closed, Lauren Woolsey (faculty member and OER Coordinator) is holding open office hours and a watch party on campus, this Monday 7/25 and this Tuesday 7/26. Drop by on campus anytime from 12 noon to 5 PM on those days for active session viewing or open discussion! Feel free to bring your lunch and your questions!

The topics, speakers, and specific times for virtual sessions are listed at OEN Summit. Monday’s focus is on general updates to ongoing work in the OER community; Tuesday’s focus is on social justice in open education.

Contact Lauren at if you are interested in joining at any point during the two-day hosted time. 

Zoom Licensing

In an effort to make requesting access for software and applications easier for our customers, Information Technology will be taking over the provisioning of Zoom Licenses from Distance Learning & Instructional Technology (DLIT).  

How will this affect me? 

Zoom is a video conferencing platform that is used by GRCC Staff and Faculty to host and attend virtual meetings and classes. Free Zoom Basic accounts are available to all students, staff, and faculty and may be used to host meetings 40 minutes in length, or less, that include up to 100 participants. These free accounts can be created by the user following the directions in our Knowledge Base article Creating your Zoom Account.

Anyone needing to host a meeting longer than 40 minutes or with more than 300 participants, can request a Zoom Pro Licensed account. 

The Zoom License Account Request Form only needs to be completed if you are in need of a new license. If you previously were granted a license from Distance Learning & Instructional Technologies, no action is necessary as your license will remain active.

To Request a Zoom Pro License, please complete the Zoom License Account Request Form on our Customer Support Portal.  

If you have any questions regarding this change, please feel free to contact us at 616-234-4357 or by submitting a support request at our Customer Support Portal.