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GRCC Homecoming 2017 is THIS WEEK!

October 18, 2017

Homecoming 2017 is taking place RIGHT NOW! There are activities that you can take part in throughout the week. On Thursday, October 19th, faculty, staff, students, and alumni are all invited to a Raider Tailgate. The tailgate will take place in the Raider Grille from 5-6:30 p.m. Food will be provided, and there will be family-friendly activities. Then head on over to the Fold Fieldhouse to cheer on our GRCC Volleyball team as they take on the Lake Michigan Red Hawks.

For more information about all of the Homecoming activities, please visit grcc.edu/homecoming.

GRCC Homecoming 2017 flier

GRCC Homecoming 2017

October 12, 2017

“GRCC has not had a homecoming in a long time. That changes now!”

Homecoming 2017 will take place the week of October 16th. There are activities that you can take part in throughout the week. On Thursday, October 19th, faculty, staff, students, and alumni are all invited to a Raider Tailgate. The tailgate will take place in the Raider Grille from 5-6:30 p.m. Food will be provided, and there will be family-friendly activities. Then head on over to the Fold Fieldhouse to cheer on our GRCC Volleyball team as they take on the Lake Michigan Red Hawks.

For more information about all of the Homecoming activities, please visit grcc.edu/homecoming.

GRCC Homecoming 2017 flier

Seeking Faculty to Lead Travel Experiences

October 11, 2017

Did you know that in the last (4) years faculty have led successful short-term travel experiences to places like Costa Rica, Morocco, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and New York City?  Have you ever considered providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for GRCC students guided by your expertise?  We’re seeking faculty interested in learning more about developing these amazing travel experiences.  Support in creating these experiences is offered through one-on-one consultation from generating ideas of places to travel, to working with providers in creating an itinerary tailored to your curriculum, recruiting and supporting students, as well as processing payments.

Study Away Pre-Proposals are due February 1, 2018, for trips led during Summer 2019.

Have questions?  Contact Michael Schavey at 234-4180 or email mschavey@grcc.edu.

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Additional Windows 10 workshops added to Fall Staff Development

October 11, 2017

Additional Windows 10 workshops have been added to Staff Development’s fall schedule of offerings:

  • November 29, (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.)
  • December 7, (10:00-11:30 a.m.)

Course Description:

Windows 10 has arrived at GRCC! This new operating system has replaced Windows 7, and there are some changes we would like to share with you. Come and join us for this basic introduction to Windows 10, and learn how to navigate the changes.

Register at: http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/staffdevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

 

December Faculty Spotlight

December 9, 2015

 

Orletta Caldwell is a full-time professor in the Business Department. She teaches the Office Administration curriculum, which includes 11 rigorous courses. In addition, she develops the Office Administration Capstone, Project Management, Office, and Business in Technology courses.

GRCC runners raise $1,350 for Gilda’s Club

March 10, 2015

Thank you all for your support for FUNderwear Run and supporting our community! We raised $1,350 this year and we were once again the top fundraiser for Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids through the FUNderwear Run. Laughfest coordinators send their thanks and appreciate the support GRCC shows the community!

If you’re inspired, it’s not too late to donate at http://www.active.com/donate/funderwear2015/GRCCFaculty.

And a serious Thank You to 2015 runners!

Sean Mackey, Monica Stevens, Fred van Hartesveldt, Sarah Laycock, Katie Vander Meer, Michelle Allen, Ann Alexander, Christina McElwee, AndrewRozema, Rosario Montes-Sutton, Alejandro Saldivar, and Dan Groh!

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Help support FUNDerwear Run and GRCC Faculty Team of Runners – Runners Announced

March 5, 2015

You may have heard that there is a group of us about to don our finest skivvies and run the streets of Grand Rapids, originating on our very own campus. No worries – it’s completely legal and a great way to support Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids. Please join the GRCC community and donate to http://www.active.com/donate/funderwear2015/GRCCFaculty.

Gilda’s Club is a free cancer, grief, and emotional health support community of children, adults, families and friends and all proceeds we raise go directly to supporting the club.

As part of our fund raiser for Laughfest and Gilda’s Club, we have a dozen runners/walkers who will be taking part in the FUNDerwear Run 5k on Sunday through the streets of GR. The brave runners are:

Sean Mackey, Monica Stevens, Fred van Hartesveldt, Sarah Laycock, Katie Vander Meer, Michelle Allen, Ann Alexander, Christina McElwee, AndrewRozema, Rosario Montes-Sutton, Alejandro Saldivar, and Dan Groh!!!

Help support our community by donating now at http://www.active.com/donate/funderwear2015/GRCCFaculty

Thank you for your time and consideration. We’ve raised nearly $1,000 so far and are the top fund raiser for this event. We all need your support!

Sunday, March 8

GRCC Faculty FUNDerwear Run: The only time you can run in your underwear on campus…

Calling for emeritus faculty nominations

February 11, 2015

You are invited to submit a nomination for the GRCC Emeritus Faculty Award. This award was established in 1985 to honor those whose dedication and creativity have left an indelible mark on the lives of students and colleagues at GRCC. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2013.

To access the nomination form, click here.

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Nominations sought for Excellence in Education awards

January 26, 2015

Here is the Excellence in Education Award nominating process for this year. Please note that the nomination deadline is March 15, 2015.

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Deadline for seminar on Germany is March 6

January 26, 2015

For any faculty interested in what Germany is doing in the area of Internationalization, especially in the political sphere, higher education and research, and industry, please check out the following: https://www.daad.org/today2

The deadline to apply is March 6 – all expenses paid except for transatlantic flight.

 

 

Campus Climate feedback sessions scheduled for Thursday

January 21, 2015

The Campus Climate feedback sessions are planned for:

  • 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. January 22 at the ATC.
  • 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. January 26 at the ATC.

You can prepare for your session by reviewing the study results, which can be found by clicking here, or by viewing the video here.

 

GRCC In the News, 1-20-15

January 20, 2015

Trayvon Martin’s mom speaks at local colleges

Jan. 19, 2015; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The mother of Trayvon Martin spoke at two events in West Michigan on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

… Fulton spoke at Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College on Monday. There will be another event at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Davenport University’s Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids.

Hundreds join peace march in Grand Rapids to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 19, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Hundreds of people gathered at Grand Rapids Community College Monday, some joining arms and others standing solemnly, for a peace march honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

The half-hour march began at the college’s Ford Fieldhouse at noon and ended there with a program led by Bert Bleke, chairperson of the GRCC Board of Trustees, and Jaedah Pickens, president of GRCC’s Black Student Union.

Tom Watkins: Obama right on community colleges

Jan. 19, 2015; The Battle Creek Enquirer

President Obama is right to invest in our country by proposing free Community College tuition. Community college should be free for those willing to work for it, the president said at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn.

… Other recent innovations include:

… Grand Rapids Community College has launched its new iPhone app to make the colleges information as close as a students fingertips.

(This is a guest column by former state Superintendent Tom Watkins.)

Q&A: Novelist takes on Michigan’s fracking industry

Jan. 20, 2015; midwestenergynews.com (Fresh Energy’s newsletter)

For Michigan author Maryann Lesert, an accurate portrait of the fracking industry only comes from years of visiting well sites, researching scientific literature, attending oil and gas land-leasing auctions and talking to residents who can see 100-foot-tall drill rigs from their backyards.

… Lesert, 51, began her professional writing career as a playwright, publishing and producing several plays after her first in 1998. She is an associate professor of English at Grand Rapids Community College. Pursuing the fracking industry is part of Lesert’s lifelong interest in the environment, social justice and the sciences. And seeing, not just reading, is what Lesert says has been a vital component of Threshold.

Midwest Institute announces workshop topics

January 20, 2015

The Midwest Institute of International/Intercultural Education has announced its invitation to Faculty (full and part-time) to participate in a 2015 Summer Workshop:

  1. Global Stewardship, Norms, and Values (August 3-7)
  2. Global Migrations and Transnational Networks (August 10-14)

Both Workshops will be 50% funded by the Midwest Institute, and both will take place at Kalamazoo Valley CC.

For more information contact Aleta Anderson aanderso@grcc.edu

Campus Climate feedback sessions scheduled for January

January 20, 2015

The Campus Climate feedback sessions are planned for:

  • 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. January 22 at the ATC.
  • 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. January 26 at the ATC.

You can prepare for your session by reviewing the study results, which can be found by clicking here, or by viewing the video here.

 

TRiO/Student Support Services program launches Cafe Connect

January 14, 2015

The TRIO/Student Support Services Program will be starting a new initiative this Winter 2015 and is inviting GRCC faculty to join!

Our Café Connect Program is designed to provide our TRIO students with an opportunity to engage with faculty in a cordial atmosphere outside the classroom. Our students will have access to a gift card that will cover the cost of coffee (or your preferred drink) and a bagel/pastry at the Quiet Café, the Sneden Café, or the Raider Grill – for themselves and for you. The students will come prepared with questions around career, professional, and educational paths!

We’re excited about the opportunity to extend this invitation to faculty to become active partners in sharing their journey with our TRIO/Student Support Services students.

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