Possible service disruptions while accessing GRCC Wireless at the Devos Campus

Information Technology is upgrading our wireless network starting with the Devos Campus. Users may experience a service disruption as they move locations.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

For the most up to date information please visit our IT Status Page.

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.

Learn from the Best: Dr. Nathan Lindy helps students explore the world through physics

Whether virtual or in person, Dr. Nathan Lindy, builds connections with students, focusing on the success of each one.

Lindy, a GRCC physical sciences assistant professor, originally wanted to teach in the K-12 system, but later decided to teach at the college level. 

“The strength of the GRCC physical sciences program is the smaller class sizes, where students are able to interact with their actual instructor,” he said. 

“Designing teachable labs is hard work and time intensive,” he said. Lindy focuses on building time into labs to connect with students and help them through the material. Using those teaching moments to build bonds with students and learn from them –making him a better teacher. 

“My father always taught me to explore the world around me (and beyond), and I’m doing that every day with my physics students at GRCC,” he said. 

A former student of Lindy’s shares that though physics is a tough subject, and students should plan to do a lot of studying and be prepared for class, Lindy is very helpful during class and his office hours.

 “Dr. Lindy is one of those professors who genuinely cares about your performance in the class as well as your well-being,” they said.

Learn PH 115 Technical Physics, PH 245 Calculus Physics 1, and PH 246 Calculus Physics with Lindy at GRCC this winter. Registration is open and classes start Jan. 9, 2022.

GRCC volleyball tops rival Muskegon Community College for 10th consecutive win

The Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team stayed perfect in conference play, and won its 10th match in a row with a 3-1 victory over Muskegon Community College on Thursday.

GRCC beat the rival 26-24, 18-25, 25-21, 25-21.

“The team came in with a positive attitude and carried that positive attitude throughout the whole game,” freshman Lexi Heavner said. “We didn’t let the crowd bother us and we played the game we know how to play. Today proved that we are capable of greatness this season.”

GRCC had three players reach career-highs in the win; Karissa Ferry, Eliza Thelen and Audrey Gower.

Ferry had five blocks and Thelen had eight, including two solo blocks. Gower had 32 digs, including 12 in the third set.

One of the biggest keys to the victory was the comeback by GRCC in the third set.  With Muskegon up 17-11, the team went on a 10-0 run, all with Gower behind the service line, and wound up stealing the set 25-21.

Audrey Torres led the team in kills with 15 including seven in the final set. Kara Hecht added 13 kills and Ferry finished with 10. Shannon Russell finished with the lone double-double on the team with 40 assists and 14 digs.

GRCC, now 10-2 on the season and 6-0 in conference play, have just one day off before the annual Raider Challenge on Oct. 1 and 2.  The Raiders first match will begin at noon and they will face former conference foe Kellogg Community College.  

Tech Tip: Utilizing multiple desktops

If you are a single-monitor user (or even if you use an external monitor) it may be handy to have multiple virtual desktops. Juggling different projects on the same computer can be tricky but using a virtual desktop can be very similar to using multiple monitors giving you more space to work.

Multiple desktops are great for keeping unrelated, ongoing projects organized, or for quickly switching desktops before a meeting. You can add an unlimited number of them as well.

These instructions can be found in the knowledge base article titled Utilizing Multiple Desktops. Please feel free to bookmark it for future reference.

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

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

Volunteers needed for GRCC Scholarfest 2022

GRCC Scholarfest 2022 is back on campus! This year we will be honoring Dr. Juan and Mary Olivarez on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Are you available during the evening of Tuesday, November 1 from 5 – 9 p.m.? Would you like to assist in making this year’s Scholarfest another success? Yes? Then volunteer! 

What we need:

  • Parking Help
  • Greeters
  • Coat Check
  • Registration

We need at least 15 dedicated volunteers. All volunteer positions will be assigned.  

Contact Mary Reed at 3930 or mreed@grcc.edu to sign up. 

Homecoming Week: 10% discount off GRCC apparel and gifts at the Bookstore for employees and retirees

In celebration of Homecoming week at GRCC, our friends at the Bookstore have an exciting offer for employees and retirees: 10% discount off GRCC apparel and gifts. 

Faculty/Staff please show employee ID at the cash register to obtain the discount.  Retirees just let them know you are a retired GRCC employee. 

The book store will have extended hours on Friday, October 7  from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Don’t forget to rock your GRCC apparel and blue & gold swag on two upcoming days: Friday, September 30 and Monday, October 3.

Take the opportunity while everyone is decked out to snap and submit photos for the Wear Your GRCC pride contest.  Employees, departments, families, pets, retirees – everyone with Raider spirit is invited to put it on display. 

Tutor Appreciation Week: October 3-7

It’s National Tutor Appreciation Week (Oct 3-7), and we need your help thanking GRCC’s amazing tutors! It will only take a moment of your time. 

  1. Fill out this quick survey to say thank you to all tutors, to a specific center, or to your favorite tutor.
  2. Are you on-campus?  Stop by a tutorial center and add a note to our appreciation board or verbally thank the tutors.
  3. So that all of our tutors can attend our Tutor Appreciation Event, all tutoring services will be closed on Tuesday, October 4 from 10 AM-11 AM.

We look forward to sharing your notes with our tutors and thank you for your time!

– Academic Support & Tutoring Services