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Mathematics Seminar is today

February 23, 2017

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Thursday, February 23, 3:00-4:00 PM in 101 Cook.  Our speaker, GRCC mathematics instructor Sang Lee, will discuss mathematics related to the Tower of Hanoi puzzle.  The title and abstract are below.

In 1883 Édouard Lucas, working under the pseudonym M. Claus, created a puzzle that may have been inspired by an ancient legend.  Anyone who attempts to solve this puzzle will notice the need for logical thinking and pattern recognition, which means mathematics is close at hand.  Sang will discuss various aspects of this mathematics and related applications.  Regardless of your puzzle-solving ability or background in mathematics, you are encouraged to attend – everyone is always welcome to our mathematics seminars.

Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 PM.

Mathematics in the Tower of Hanoi

The Tower of Hanoi puzzle was first introduced by the Frenchman M. Claus in 1883.  The puzzle has been popular ever since, and it can be found in toy/game shops around the world.  The puzzle has drawn interest from a wide range of people, especially those who plan to study computer science.  In this math seminar we will look at some fascinating, beautiful and powerful mathematics hidden in the Tower of Hanoi, along with those mathematicians related to the puzzle.  Tower of Hanoi puzzles will be available for those attending the seminar.

Cap and gown orders due Feb. 24

February 23, 2017

The GRCC Bookstore is accepting Cap and Gown orders (including custom stoles) for faculty and staff.

Please stop in the bookstore to place your order for Commencement 2017.

The deadline for all orders is February 24.

ImageNow to be down for upgrades

February 23, 2017

Reminder: ImageNow will be down for a required version upgrade beginning on Thursday, February 23, at 5:00 p.m. and will be back up and available beginning Friday, February 24, at 8:00 a.m.

Client Update Information:

For those who have the ImageNow client installed on your computer, the client will automatically update after the upgrade has been completed when connected to the GRCC network. This update will require your system to be restarted upon completion, but will allow you to decide when to restart your system.

For those not on campus, your client will automatically update the next time your system is connected to the GRCC network. .

Reminders:

During this outage window the following systems will be unavailable: WebNow, the ImageNow client and the Leave of Absence eForm.

After the upgrade ImageNow will look and feel much like the old version with a couple exceptions.

  • ImageNow has been re-branded to Perceptive Content 7. This means that login screens to both the ImageNow client and WebNow will reference Perceptive Content 7 instead of ImageNow.
  • Due to security concerns the Leave of Absence eForm will no longer be available from off campus beginning on February 24th.

If you have the ImageNow client installed on your computer we will be sending out instructions for upgrading it prior to the upgrade date.

Any future updates will be posted at: www.grcc.edu/status

Also available through: https://grccitstatus.wordpress.com/, http://www.grcc.edu/informationtechnology/customersupport, https://twitter.com/grccithelp and www.facebook.com/grccit

Campus Dining offers prizes for feedback

February 23, 2017

Do you want to win a Google Home or Google Chromecast? Campus Dining has a new exciting way for you to enter. Visit the Raider Grille, Quiet Cafe, or Sneden Cafe and give us your feedback Feb. 27 through March 1. We want to know how we’re doing! Receive a coupon for each entry and also be entered in to win one of the awesome Google prizes. Enter once at each location for more chances to win!

GRCC In the News, 2-22-17

February 22, 2017

Suicide up almost 10 percent, mother shares her son’s story to save others

Feb. 21, 2017; FOX 17

WEST MICHIGAN –  After losing her son to suicide, a mother is now telling her story to help save others from the same grief.

… Professionals studying in the field of mental health are also trying to break the stigma. Lynnae Selberg at Grand Rapids Community College says they’ve received a $300,000 federal grant this year to educate and help students with these same struggles.

Middle school girls receive empowering messages at Beautiful U

Feb. 21, 2017; WOTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) — If you could go back, what would you tell yourself in middle school? Empowering mind, body, and soul is what Maranda’s Beautiful U is all about! 140 seventh and eighth grade girls from five school districts across West Michigan came together for an afternoon of fun and education.

… An exciting part of Beautiful U is the tasty food and snacks! Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, Meijer, and Milk Means More partnered up to educate girls on what they need to fuel their bodies. Calcium and protein are extremely important for girls in the developmental teen and pre-teen years. With snacks like yogurt and cheese, girls got a healthy (and yummy) boost of nutrients they need.

Respondus Monitor Webinar is today

February 22, 2017

Join Meegan Willi for a 1-hour webinar, “Preventing Cheating during Online Exams: An Instructor’s Perspective on Respondus Monitor,” in 347 Main from 2:00-3:00 p.m. TODAY!

This webinar offers an overview of Respondus Monitor along with insight from an educator successfully using the application to maintain the integrity of online tests.

First, you’ll see a demonstration of how Respondus Monitor adds webcam and video technology to LockDown Browser for exams taken in non-proctored environments. Then hear from one instructor about her testing process, student feedback, and other insights from her experience with Respondus Monitor. The webinar is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end.

Co-presenter Tammi Kolski is an Online Instructor in Psychology at Central Michigan University, Adjunct Faculty at Muskegon Community College, and Adjunct Online Faculty at Southern New Hampshire University. She is also a limited licensed psychologist and has worked for 26 years in clinical practice in crisis intervention and integrated behavioral health services. Tammi is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Educational Technology at Central Michigan University.

Pre-registration is not required. You can just show up!

Raider Grille, Quiet Cafe, Sneden Cafe to shut down March 6-10

February 22, 2017

The Raider Grille, Quiet Cafe and Sneden Cafe will be shut down March 6 through March 10 and reopen with normal hours on March 13.

Grand Rapids Drive hosts ‘GRCC Night’ on Feb. 25

February 22, 2017

logo for the Grand Rapids DriveThe Grand Rapids Drive will host “GRCC Night” during the team’s game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in the DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW.

Students, faculty and staff can purchase discounted tickets online, and parking is $5.

Instructor Sang Lee to lead Mathematics Seminar

February 22, 2017

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Thursday, February 23, 3:00-4:00 PM in 101 Cook.  Our speaker, GRCC mathematics instructor Sang Lee, will discuss mathematics related to the Tower of Hanoi puzzle.  The title and abstract are below.

In 1883 Édouard Lucas, working under the pseudonym M. Claus, created a puzzle that may have been inspired by an ancient legend.  Anyone who attempts to solve this puzzle will notice the need for logical thinking and pattern recognition, which means mathematics is close at hand.  Sang will discuss various aspects of this mathematics and related applications.  Regardless of your puzzle-solving ability or background in mathematics, you are encouraged to attend – everyone is always welcome to our mathematics seminars.

Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 PM.

Mathematics in the Tower of Hanoi

The Tower of Hanoi puzzle was first introduced by the Frenchman M. Claus in 1883.  The puzzle has been popular ever since, and it can be found in toy/game shops around the world.  The puzzle has drawn interest from a wide range of people, especially those who plan to study computer science.  In this math seminar we will look at some fascinating, beautiful and powerful mathematics hidden in the Tower of Hanoi, along with those mathematicians related to the puzzle.  Tower of Hanoi puzzles will be available for those attending the seminar.

IIPD Grant Applications are due on March 17, 2017, at 4:30 pm.

February 22, 2017

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grants program is 4:30 p.m., March 17, 2017.  Information about how to apply for an IIPD grant can be found at this website: IIPD Application and Guidelines. Please note that applications must include Dean’s and Department Head Approval forms, a budget form and budget documentation. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen, Director, Grants and Resource Development Department, at 234-3910 or jmlarsen@grcc.edu. Good luck!

ImageNow to get upgrades

February 21, 2017
ImageNow will be down for a required version upgrade beginning on Thursday, February 23, at 5:00 p.m. and will be back up and available beginning Friday, February 24. at 8:00 a.m.
During this outage window, the following systems will be unavailable: WebNow, the ImageNow client and the Leave of Absence eForm.
After the upgrade, ImageNow will look and feel much like the old version with a couple exceptions.
  • ImageNow has been re-branded to Perceptive Content 7. This means that login screens to both the ImageNow client and WebNow will reference Perceptive Content 7 instead of ImageNow.
  • Due to security concerns the Leave of Absence eForm will no longer be available from off campus beginning on February 24.

If you have the ImageNow client installed on your computer we will be sending out instructions for upgrading it prior to the upgrade date.

Any future updates will be posted at: www.grcc.edu/status

Also available through: https://grccitstatus.wordpress.com/, http://www.grcc.edu/informationtechnology/customersupport, https://twitter.com/grccithelp and www.facebook.com/grccit

GRCC In the News, 2-21-17

February 21, 2017

Top Producers of Fulbright Scholars and Students, 2016-17

Feb. 19, 2017; The Chronicle of Higher Education

Twenty-one associate-degree colleges and eight special-focus institutions had at least one Fulbright scholar in the 2016-17 academic year. Nine bachelor’s-degree colleges had at least 10 students who won a Fulbright award for that year.

(GRCC is listed under the “Associate and baccalaureate/associate institutions” table.)

Tribunal rules Grand Rapids Township must repay Spectrum Health’s property taxes

Feb. 17, 2017; MiBiz

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health stands to regain more than $747,000 it paid in property taxes after successfully earning tax-exempt status on a medical center in Grand Rapids Charter Township.

… Grand Rapids Charter Township decided to appeal the ruling, citing the $442,346 in property tax hit it would take for the 2016 tax year alone. Half the tax revenue in 2016 went to the Forest Hills Public Schools and the rest was split between the township, Kent County, Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids Community College and Kent District Library.

Campus Dining seeks feedback, offers prizes

February 21, 2017

Do you want to win a Google Home or Google Chromecast? Campus Dining has a new exciting way for you to enter. Visit the Raider Grille, Quiet Cafe, or Sneden Cafe and give us your feedback Feb. 27 through March 1. We want to know how we’re doing! Receive a coupon for each entry and also be entered in to win one of the awesome Google prizes. Enter once at each location for more chances to win!

2017 MWest Challenge offers $45,000 in prizes

February 21, 2017

Encourage your students to participate in MWest Challenge 2017 — an opportunity for them to apply what they have learned in your courses to a real-world problem. The total MWest Challenge prize money is over $45,000 this year! The Intent to Participate & Executive Summary Deadline is Feb. 24, 2017.

Congratulations to SSPD recipients

February 21, 2017

Congratulations to the SSPD awardees for January 2017!

  • Frederick Bauman to attend the 25Live College Net 2017 Conference
  • Paul Doane to attend the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Conference
  • Jennifer Kelly to attend the American Payroll Association’s Educational Institutions Payroll Conference
  • Marcia Lee to attend the North American Serials Interest Group Conference
  • Luba Petrash to attend a gluten free pastry course at the French Pastry School in Chicago, IL
  • Rebecca Rahn to attend the Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Alliance 2017 Conference
  • Jason Schueller to participate in the Leader Advantage Program of the GR Chamber of Commerce
  • Linda Witte to attend the American Medical Technologists 79th Educational Program & Annual Meeting
  • Becky Yoder to attend the 2017 Midwest Series 25Live User Group Conference