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GRCC In the News, 4-21-17

April 21, 2017

GRCC’s Jeffrey Drake-Todd Named NJCAA 1st Team All-American

April 13, 2017; beercityhoops.com

Grand Rapids, MI. — On April 13, the NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee released its selections for the 2016-2017 All-American Teams. A familiar name was listed under First Team All-American, Sophomore, Jeffrey Drake-Todd. The six foot guard is the first in GRCC Men’s Basketball history to be named First Team All-American. Drake-Todd can add this award to the growing number of awards he has won for his efforts this past season. Which include, NJCAA Division II National All-Tournament Team, Region XII, District 9 Tournament MVP, GRCC Donald R. Black Male Athlete of the Year, First Team All-Region XII and First Team All-Conference.

Women’s Veterans Expo to be held at GRCC

April 20, 2017; WOTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)-  The Battle Creek VA Healthcare Delivery System in conjunction with community partners is hosting a Women Veterans Expo 2017.  The event will take place at Grand Rapids Community College M-Tec Building, 622 Godfrey Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 on May 3, 2017 from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

 

Collegiate introduces new Student Alliance Executive Board members

April 21, 2017

Collegiate reporter Avery Jennings introduces the two new Student Alliance Executive Board members: freshmen Cale Merdzinski and Kaitlynn Karl.  Two positions remain open — encourage your students to apply.

Winners to Math Awareness Month Contest

April 21, 2017

A big thank you to all participants in the Math Awareness Month Contest. Of all the contest entries with correct answers, two students and two staff members were randomly drawn to win a prize. The student winners are Elise Dornbush and Justin Rackham. The staff winners are Linda Blanford and Dorothy Paradis. A special thank you to Jenn Rockafellow and the GRCC Bookstore for donating contest prizes!

Campus Dining sponsors Whitecaps giveaway

April 20, 2017

Come to finals relaxer on April 20th from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. in the Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza. Campus Dining will have a photo booth and you can enter to win Whitecaps tickets for the game on May 5. We are giving away one four-pack and two two-packs of tickets. Come and join the fun!

Library’s Exam Week, summer hours

April 20, 2017

Here are the upcoming adjusted library hours:

  • April 22 — 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Exam Cram
  • April 23 — 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Exam Cram
  • April 24-28 — Regular hours
  • April 29 and 30 — Closed
  • May 1-5 — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Beginning Monday May 8:

  • Monday — 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday — 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday — 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Thursday — 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Friday — 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • May 29, Memorial Day — closed
  • July 4, Independence Day — closed
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday from April 29 through September 3

Exam Week hours for Campus Dining

April 20, 2017

The Raider Grille: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th

Open Normal Hours. (Wok This Way Closed)

Closed Wednesday 26th- Friday 28th

Closed for the summer

The Quiet Café will be open through the summer

Monday-Thursday

The Quiet Cafe: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th

Open Normal Hours.

Wednesday 26th Open 7 am-4 pm (breakfast from 7 am-10 am)

Closed Thursday 27th and Friday 28th

The Quiet Café will be open through the summer

Monday-Thursday

The Sneden Cafe: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th

Open 7 am-5 pm.

Closed Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th

Closed For The Summer

The Quiet Café will be open through the summer

Monday-Thursday

Photos from SICE awards ceremony

April 20, 2017

The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education held its awards ceremony this week!

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Human trafficking presentation is April 20

April 19, 2017

Don’t forget the Social Sciences’ Conversation Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery is happening tomorrow (Thursday, April 20th). The event starts at 6pm and will be held in 108 Sneden Hall. The event is open to all and free of charge.

Human trafficking: Modern Day Slavery. Human trafficking affects millions globally and thousands locally. Please join us in becoming more aware of this growing problem with a discussion led by Carmen Kucinich, FBI Victim Specialist. Her expertise will provide a valuable look into the dynamics of human trafficking, including the risk factors and methods used by traffickers to enslave their victims. Ms. Kucinich is active in working on the FBI’s West Michigan Based Child Exploitation Task Force (WEBCHEX). She is an original member of the Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force and is a forensic interviewer and therapist to sexually abused children and children who have witnessed domestic violence. Carmen Kucinich, FBI victim specialist, human trafficking expert. April 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. Grand Rapids Community College. DeVos Campus. 415 Fulton St. E; Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Sneden Hall, Room 108. All participants are welcome. Those in need of accommodations, please contact the Social Sciences Department at (616) 234-4283.

Mechanical and Architectural Department collaborate using the Maker Lab

April 19, 2017

With the implementation of the new Maker Lab, the Mechanical/Architectural Design department collaborated on some projects across the college this semester.  Using the technology in the lab, we were able to have some conversations with other departments on how we could join together, centered around student learning.  Three projects that came out of this were working with Scott Garrard from the Visual Arts Department, Chef Gilles Renusson from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education and John Dersch from the Math Department.

Working with Scott, the students were able to cut their chairs on the laser out of cardboard to make a prototype of their idea.  Chef Gilles brought in both chocolate and sugar to be etched for their state competition coming up at the state capital this month.  John brought their calculus equations to us and we brought them into our 3D CAD software and then were able to 3D print them.

Overall, it has been a great year and we look forward to more amazing ways to use the lab.

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Campus Dining sponsors Whitecaps ticket giveaway

April 19, 2017

Come to finals relaxer on April 20th from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. in the Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza. Campus Dining will have a photo booth and you can enter to win Whitecaps tickets for the game on May 5. We are giving away one four-pack and two two-packs of tickets. Come and join the fun!

April 25 Open house to honor President Ender

April 19, 2017

The campus community is invited to celebrate with President Ender during a retirement open house on April 25. The open house runs 3-5 p.m. at The Heritage.

President Ender talks from behind a lectern. A video screen next to him says: “Creating Connections. Grand Rapids Community College.”

GRCC In the News, 4-18-17

April 18, 2017

Retiring GRCC president awarded emeritus status

April 17, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College President Steven Ender, who will retire at the end of April, was awarded president emeritus status by the Board of Trustees in a unanimous vote on Monday, April 17.

Fewer students require remediation courses at Grand Rapids Community College

April 18, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Fewer Grand Rapids Community College students need developmental education or remedial classes, officials reported to the Board of Trustees Monday, April 17.

Four high school seniors earn Grandville-Jenison Chamber scholarships

April 17, 2017; MLive

Four area high school seniors who excel in academics, extracurricular activities and serving their communities are this year’s winners of the Grandville-Jenison Chamber of Commerce scholarships.

… Scott (Kremers) plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College and study hospitality and business management.

Benefit for Peggy Gorno is April 21

April 18, 2017
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Facilities preparing campus buildings for warmer temperatures

April 18, 2017

It’s that time of year!

As spring temperatures warm, Facilities begins transitioning campus buildings from heating to air conditioning.  Due to the nature of these systems throughout our campus, “on demand” air-conditioning is not always possible. We have many water-based systems that are in danger of freezing when the weather turns cold at night, and therefore cannot be run until we are beyond the risk of nighttime freezing temps.  We monitor long range forecasts and make decisions for the long term versus what the next day or two might bring in terms of temperatures. The exposure of the building to the sun also adds to the challenge of providing cooling that satisfies everyone during these periods of temperature fluctuations.

Facilities understands warmer temperatures may create fluctuating conditions on campus, and we appreciate your patience as we work to provide you the most comfortable and sustainable learning environment possible.

Exam week hours for Campus Dining

April 18, 2017

The Raider Grille: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th

Open Normal Hours. (Wok This Way Closed)

Closed Wednesday 26th- Friday 28th

Closed for the summer

The Quiet Café will be open through the summer

Monday-Thursday

The Quiet Cafe: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th

Open Normal Hours.

Wednesday 26th Open 7 am-4 pm (breakfast from 7 am-10 am)

Closed Thursday 27th and Friday 28th

The Quiet Café will be open through the summer

Monday-Thursday

The Sneden Cafe: Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th

Open 7 am-5 pm.

Closed Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th

Closed For The Summer

The Quiet Café will be open through the summer

Monday-Thursday