G Suite Transition – Adding Gmail to your Mobile Device

It is now easier to access your email and calendar on mobile with your staff Gmail account! You can add your email address to the mail app your device has, or download the Gmail app on Android or iOS (iPhone).

If you have a personal Gmail account or have used Gmail before, accessing your GRCC Google Account will be the same process.

Add your staff Gmail account on your mobile device using its mail application:

  1. Navigate to the settings of your device.
  2. Locate the accounts section.
  3. Add a new account.
  4. When prompted, choose Google for the account type, and sign in.

For specific information for your device, see Google Support’s articles for signing in on Android and iOS (iPhone).

It is important to keep in mind that since your email is a college account, your device will be subject to a few mobile device management permissions.

If you have any questions about the transition to Gmail, please contact our Google Guides at googleguides@grcc.edu.

Tonight: GRCC Police Academy graduation at Fountain St. Church

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GRCC is celebrating the 40 graduating members of the Session 86 GRCC Police Academy TONIGHT, April 25, at 6 p.m. at Fountain Street Church.

Tonight’s graduation ceremony is open to attend. Please join us in congratulating our 40 new Police Academy recruits on their achievements. We hope to see you there!

 

Sign up by next Friday for ‘Take Your Child To Work Day’ at GRCC

Logo for GRCC Take Your Child To Work day event

Have you ever wanted to show your child(ren) the ins-and-outs of your work and the fun we have at GRCC? Consider joining your colleagues and their child(ren) for a fun Take Your Child to Work event to experience all that GRCC has to offer! Activities will include a campus exploration experience, office time, lunch, and games!

  • Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Time: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Location: Main Campus
  • Sign-up deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019

How to register:

  • Request supervisor approval for participation in event.
  • Register online (Note: You must be logged into your GRCC Google account to complete the form.)
  • Place a hold on your calendar as an appointment will not be sent.

Guidelines:

  • Child must be at least 10 years old.
  • Child cannot perform actual work nor operate any machinery.
  • Employee (who is the parent/guardian) should be with the child(ren) at all times during the visit to GRCC.
  • Employee must request supervisor approval for participation in event prior to enrolling.
  • Time Sheet – While the Take Your Child to Work event can be counted toward your normal work schedule, any additional time needed (i.e. to drop your children off, take additional time off, etc.) should be recorded accordingly. It is expected you will work this out with your supervisor prior to enrolling.

Brought to you by Human Resources. Questions? Please contact angelasalinas@grcc.edu

Earn professional development hours through community outreach with InteGReat CC

Graphic for the 2019 Leadership Institute. The text reads: "InteGREAT CC."

Grand Rapids Community College supports the United Way through many different activities. As a College, we “donate” hours of support through the Loaned Executive Program and through participation on various agency boards. As individuals, we financially support agencies through our payroll deduction giving. The 2018 Leadership Institute cohort has chosen to extend its support and provide an opportunity for College employees to participate in a volunteer event called Operation United.

When?

Volunteer teams will work on-site at the home of a veteran or current service member within Kent County. Opportunities available on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

What takes place?

GRCC employees volunteer to “work” a half day shift (4 hours) on this community service activity.

How do I get involved?

College-wide, we will provide opportunities for the first 50 full-time employees to register for this half-day event.

Do I need my supervisor’s approval?

Yes, employees who would like to volunteer must ask their supervisor for approval. To obtain approval, you are required to complete a Leave of Absence form which can be found on the Human Resources page.

Can I earn Professional Development for volunteering?

Yes, employees who would like to receive up to four hours of professional development credit for this community service simply need to request this in the “Tracking Professional Development Hours for Staff” section of the Leave of Absence Application, and indicate they type of leave being “Conference.”

Pay and Benefits?

Yes, you will work at your regular GRCC job for a half day and work at the United Way activity for a half day (and be paid your regular daily hours).The additional “benefits” you receive are knowing how much you can make a difference in our community and through the United Way organization!

How do I volunteer?

Review information about the service activity, and register online by the May 3, 2019, deadline.

Thanks for caring!

GRCC In The News, 04-24-19

  • Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss has a challenger in 2019 re-election bid
    • 4/23/19 MLive
    • GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Rosalynn Bliss won’t be the only name on the Grand Rapids mayoral ballot in 2019.
    • … (First Ward commissioner candidate Allison) Lutz, 22, is a customer service representative at a local marketing agency who attended Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University, according to her Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

GRCC campus building schedules changing for summer

GRCC enhanced campus safety and security with a full electronic door security system this year. The door access system electronically controls the “unlock” and “lock” functions for all exterior doors.

With fewer classes and activities during the summer, the campus will be one a new schedule starting April 29. The change will largely affect weekend hours, and employee access with Raider Cards remains unchanged.

Faculty and staff wishing to schedule Saturday activities during June, July, and August need permission from the vice president of finance and administration.

Building schedules have been developed based on the following:

  • Early morning and late evening safety and security for students and faculty is first priority.
  • Classroom buildings open at 7 a.m., or 30 minutes prior to the first scheduled class.
  • Weekend hours are scheduled as needed.
  • Exceptions for special events and activities can be scheduled.
  • Summer term schedules can be adjusted and are subject to change.
BUILDINGS FALL/WINTER SEMESTER SUMMER
Office Buildings

  • Administration Building
  • Bostwick Office Suite
  • College Park Plaza
  • White Hall
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.*

Monday – Friday

* Exceptions – Admin Building open until 5:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday.  College Park Plaza open until 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday to allow for faculty office hours.

 

No Change

Applied Technology Center 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Thursday

6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday

7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday

7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Thursday

7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday

Closed Saturday

Calkins Science Center 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Thursday

7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday

7 a.m.– 4 p.m. Saturday

No change Monday – Friday

Closed Saturday

Cook Academic Hall 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Thursday

7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday

No change
Ford Field House/Natatorium 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday

6 a.m. – 7 p.m.*

Monday – Thursday

6 a.m.– 5 p.m. Friday *

*Beginning May 28

Closed Saturday

LRC/Library 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Monday – Thursday

6:30 a.m. – 4:45 a.m. Friday

10 a.m.– 1:45 p.m. Saturday

7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday – Thursday

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday

Closed Saturday

Main Building/RJF Hall 7 a.m.– 10 p.m.

Monday – Thursday

7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday

No change
Music Building 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Thursday

7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday – Friday

 

BUILDINGS FALL/WINTER SEMESTER SUMMER
Sneden Hall 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Thursday

7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday

No change
Spectrum Theater 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Friday

Saturdays by schedule

Theater lobby doors by schedule

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday – Friday

Theater lobby doors by   schedule

Student Community Center 7 a.m. –  7:30 p.m.

Monday – Thursday

7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday

7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Saturday

No change Monday – Friday

Closed Saturday

Tassell M-TEC 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Thursday

6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday

7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday

6:30 a.m.– 10 p.m.

Monday – Friday

Closed Saturday

 

The Phyllis Fratzke Early Childhood Learning Laboratory is secure at all times.

 

 

RSVP now for Faculty Sharing and Learning Event next Thursday in Sneden

GRCC Faculty are invited to our Faculty Sharing and Learning Event. This event is specifically designed to bring together faculty to share and learn best practices around creating unique community engagement experiences as well as learning activities that deepen students learning of course outcomes.

  • Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • Time: 8:30-10 a.m.
  • Place: Sneden Hall, Room 103

We can all learn from each other, and we will be working through the following session learning objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of processes and procedures
  • Identify, develop, and improve experiential learning experiences
  • Enjoy each other’s company and professional expertise
  • Enjoy a free breakfast

RSVP is required. You can RSVP to Tracey Lacy at traceylacy@grcc.edu or (616) 234-4162. Please RSVP by Monday, April 29, 2019.

G Suite Transition – New GRCC Post-IT Board

No need to worry, the Post-It Board is coming with us in the transition to Google!

Instead of being located in your GroupWise Cabinet, the Post-It board has been created as a Community in Google Plus.

Post-It Board is an important place for sharing items and messages with the campus community, and we want to make sure that all faculty and staff members can find the Post-It Board group.

Here’s how to find it in the live environment:

  1. Use this direct link (Be sure that you are logged in with your @grcc.edu account versus your old pilot account).

OR

  1. From within any G Suite App or Google.com, click the App Menu (waffle).
  2. Select Google+ (NOTE: If you haven’t already, make sure you’re signed into your GRCC account).
  3. You should see some posts show up right off the bat from the post-it board in your “discover” and “home” pages of Google+
  4. Click the green text that says GRCC Post-It Board.
  5. Click Join.

 

To create a post:

  1. Click the Pencil in the lower right, or start typing in the “what do you want to share?” box.
  2. Type your post. (Use the icons at the bottom to add photos, files, links, and more.)
  3. Click Post.
  4. Select the appropriate category.

Exam week and summer hours for Campus Dining

The Quiet Café:

  • Wednesday and Thursday, April 24 and 25:  7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday, May 3: Closed

The Quiet Café will begin summer hours on May 6: Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The Raider Grille:

  • Closed exam week.
  • The Raider Grille will be closed for the summer.

The Sneden Café:

  • Closed Wednesday, April 24 through Friday, April 26
  • The Sneden Café will be closed for the summer.

GRCC In The News, 04-23-19

  • One West Michigan woman’s journey up the culinary ladder
    • 4/22/19 WOTV
    • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The GRCC Sechia Institute for Culinary Education has been shaping young chefs in Grand Rapids for decades. Jacqueline Kastelz is one of those chefs. She’s had a passion for cooking since childhood, and is living her dream as a chef at New Hotel Mertens in Downtown Grand Rapids. But, being a woman trying to climb the culinary ladder certainly doesn’t come without challenges.
  • Kruskie helps GRCC win 3 straight, Lechner places second for GVSU track
    • 4/23/19 Petoskey News-Review
    • Grand Rapids Community College’s softball team got back on track last week.

Recap: InteGReat CC helps employees try new skills at Tassell M-TEC open house

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Team members from across GRCC were able to learn more about how the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC transforms lives through career skills programs.

The event was part of the 2018 Leadership Institute’s InteGReat CC project to share news about great things happening at the college. The event included M-TEC tours, a virtual welding contest, blood pressure readings with a healthcare protective clothing contest, Lean pipe connecting challenges, and a “make and take” step stool project.

Antonio Aguillon finished first in the welding simulation contest, followed by Lila Herdegen and Dave Murray.

Joe Courtade was tops in the Lean pipe assembly, followed by Edward Walker and Brune Garcia.

Angie Ramirez had the best score with the personal protective equipment challenge, with Sonya Hernandez in second.

Don’t forget to sign up for ‘Take Your Child To Work Day’ at GRCC

Logo for GRCC Take Your Child To Work day event

Have you ever wanted to show your child(ren) the ins-and-outs of your work and the fun we have at GRCC? Consider joining your colleagues and their child(ren) for a fun Take Your Child to Work event to experience all that GRCC has to offer! Activities will include a campus exploration experience, office time, lunch, and games!

  • Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Time: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Location: Main Campus
  • Sign-up deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019

How to register:

  • Request supervisor approval for participation in event.
  • Register online (Note: You must be logged into your GRCC Google account to complete the form.)
  • Place a hold on your calendar as an appointment will not be sent.

Guidelines:

  • Child must be at least 10 years old.
  • Child cannot perform actual work nor operate any machinery.
  • Employee (who is the parent/guardian) should be with the child(ren) at all times during the visit to GRCC.
  • Employee must request supervisor approval for participation in event prior to enrolling.
  • Time Sheet – While the Take Your Child to Work event can be counted toward your normal work schedule, any additional time needed (i.e. to drop your children off, take additional time off, etc.) should be recorded accordingly. It is expected you will work this out with your supervisor prior to enrolling.

Brought to you by Human Resources. Questions? Please contact angelasalinas@grcc.edu