GRCC softball player Izzy Regner tosses second consecutive one-hit shutout as team splits doubleheader

Izzy Regner in uniform, standing in front of GRCC's lion Fountain, smiling.

Izzy Regner pitched her second one-hit shutout in as many days to give the Grand Rapids Community College softball team a 3-0 win over Lincoln Land Community College on Monday.

The softball split its games on Monday on a southern tour, while the baseball team dropped two games against Tallahassee Community College, which competes in the NJCAA Division I.

In the first softball team, Regner allowed a leadoff double, then got the next 20 batters out, 14 of them via a strikeout. Regner is now 2-0 on the season, with 25 strikeouts.

GRCC jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second game, but Jackson College responded with five runs in the bottom of the first and won 12-4 in five innings. 

Jaye Guichelaar had three hits on the day including the team’s first home run of the season. Regner had four hits and Lauren James had three hits, including two RBI doubles.

The baseball team had two hits in each game, losing 4-0 and then 16-2 in five innings.  Trevin Lamin had two hits, and Aaron Bess and Tommy Reid had the other two.

Colton Leatherman and Caden VanDeBerg gave up just three hits in the game one loss.

Both teams will be back in action on Tuesday.

This story was written by Ben Brown.

GVSU visual arts professors showcase their interpretations of nature in new Collins Art Gallery exhibit

Grand Rapids Community College art exhibit with various nature pictures.

Two Grand Valley State University professors, one current and one retired, have teamed up on a Grand Rapids Community College art exhibit showcasing their interpretations of nature.

“One Wilderness, Two Paths,” featuring the work of professor Bill Hosterman and Ed Wong-Ligda, who retired from GVSU in 2015, runs through the end of March in GRCC’s Paul Collins Art Gallery, located on Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall’s fourth floor at 143 Bostwick Ave. NE. The gallery, which reopens on March 13, is available between 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; admission is free.

All the pieces in the exhibit focus on nature, while highlighting the unique perspectives of the artists, both of whom are avid hikers.

Hosterman, who has been a faculty member in GVSU’s Department of Visual and Media Arts since 1999, said his prints focus on relationships – land and water, nature and humanity.

“Through my personal experiences and research into the habitat, landscape and human history of an area, I create images that explore how nature defines humans and they, in turn, define nature,” he said.

Wong-Ligda combines what he sees on his treks with his knowledge of painting.

“My landscape paintings are invented studio landscapes made by combining what I’ve seen while hiking in wilderness settings and selective 18th-, 19th-century and contemporary painting conventions to form a fictional landscape,” he said. “The titles of my paintings usually imply a specific location, but in reality, the work is almost wholly fiction.”

Play and Learn GRCC: Spring Play Event March 8

Play and Learn GRCC is hosting a Spring Play event for families with children infant through 5 years old. 

This event is Wednesday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. This is the week of GRCC spring break at the GRCC Early Childhood Learning Lab, 210 Lyon St. NE.

Bring your family for a little while or  stay the whole time!

  • Meet the Play and Learn Staff
  • Check out a Playgroup
  • Explore learning through play

Sabbatical applications due Thursday, March 9

Sabbatical applications for the 2023-24 academic year are due to the Provost office by Thursday, March 9.

If you’re a full-time faculty member with at least six years of service, consider applying for a sabbatical.

Please visit the webpage for full details, including the online application and rubric.

If you have any questions, contact the Provost office at

Saturday morning playgroup at the ECLL

Play and Learn GRCC is offering a monthly Saturday morning playgroup at the ECLL for families living in Kent County with a child/infant through 5 years old. 

Join us this Saturday for a morning of play, stories, song, and fun! This program is funded by the Ready by Five Early Childhood millage.


January 14: 10:30-12:00

February 11: 10:30-12:00

March 11: 10:30-12:00

210 Lyon Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI

Questions? Email:

IIPD Grant applications due March 17

The GRCC Grants Department is accepting applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Program. The purpose of the award is to support faculty professional development to ensure continued growth, develop new avenues of instruction and curriculum, and to enhance the professional lives of faculty for increased student learning, achievement and success.

Awards are for amounts up to $5,000 and the deadline is Friday, March 17, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. The IIPD application packet and guidelines are available on the Grants Department webpage at 

Please note that applications must include a signed Dean’s Approval form and Department Head approval form, a budget form, and budget documentation. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Julie Blaszak at Good luck!