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GRCC In The News, 11-09-18

November 9, 2018

Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet performs Thursday, November 15, 2018
11/8/18 WMUK
The Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet performs Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:30pm as part of Grand Rapids Community College’s International Guitar Series.

Fifth Third Foundation Announces Second Year of Strengthening Our Communities Awards
11/9/18 Watertown Public Opinion (S.D.)
CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 8, 2018–The Fifth Third Foundation has announced the second year of the Strengthening Our Communities fund awards, bringing the total amount invested over the last two years to $5.5 million. The fund has awarded $3 million for 2018.
… In addition to the investments in small business, the SOC program provided $700,000 to organizations that supported affordable housing and over $1.1 million to nonprofit partners for financial empowerment programs. Nationally, SOC grants were awarded to nearly 80 organizations across Fifth Thirds 10-state footprint in three areas of focus. Those organizations include:
… Financial Empowerment
Eastern Michigan: LISC Detroit, LISC Flint and The Empowerment Plan.Florida: Children’s Home Society of Florida, LIFT Orlando, Start Right Now Inc. and Affordable Homeownership Foundation Inc.Northwest Ohio: Adelante Inc., Cherry Street Mission Ministries and Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio Inc.Tennessee: Dismas Inc. and the Urban Housing Solutions Inc.Western Michigan: Grand Rapids Community College Foundation and Literacy Center of West Michigan.
(This article appeared in 43 other publications.)

Local Roundup: CVCC volleyball learns tourney foe
11/8/18 Hickory Record (N.C.)
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team has been seeded 10th in next week’s NJCAA Division II national tournament, according to a press release from CVCC Athletics.
The Red Hawks (33-9) will face seventh-seeded Grand Rapids Community College in the first round. The Warriors (29-6) were the Region XII/District F champions this season. This will be the first playoff meeting between the two schools since the 2013-14 season, which Grand Rapids won in five sets. CVCC also saw the Warriors earlier this season at the Owens Express Invitational.

3rd Annual Learning Center Open House

November 9, 2018

All students, faculty & staff are invited to the 3rd Annual Learning Center Open House on Tuesday, November 13, from 11:30 – 1:30. Come and eat a mobile lunch with us as you visit each department in the building!

Third Annual Learning Center Open House. Tuesday, Nov. 13 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Learning Center. All-campus event! Students, faculty, and staff welcome. Visit Media Technologies, Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, Academic Support and Tutoring Services, and the Library and Learning Commons. Free food • Live music • Prize giveaways

Road Closure Notice

November 9, 2018

Due to construction delays at 449 Bridge St. NW, the full closure and detour of the eastbound and westbound lanes of Bridge Street NW between Seward and Broadway avenues are extended through 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12.

 

PeopleSoft and Online Center down for upgrade starting tonight

November 9, 2018

All of PeopleSoft, including the Online Center, will be down starting at 5 p.m. TODAY, November 9, through 8 a.m. on Monday, November 12. Campus Solutions and the Online Center will be upgraded.

Course packs due December 7

November 9, 2018

All course pack orders, planners, files, and skus are due Friday, December 7, by 4 p.m. to make sure they are ready for student purchase in a timely manner.

All files and planners should be sent to grcceprint@grcc.edu.

Please be sure to let the bookstore know if you are needing a course pack for your class and be sure to let them know if it is being updated for winter semester or if it is a reprint.

GRCC In The News, 11-08-18

November 8, 2018

Kathy Crosby, Sheryl Siegel win seats on GRCC board
11/7/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, M – Kathy Crosby and Sheryl Siegel won seats on the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election.

The future of public transportation in Grand Rapids: New services, partnerships, and tech
11/7/18 rapidgrowthmedia.com
The Rapids’ latest innovations will ensure the independent public transportation authority remains an essential part of passengers’ commute for decades to come, thanks in part to high-tech, new partnerships and out-of-the-box thinking. Yes, that means autonomous mobility is in the mix.
… The route includes stops where people work: near Spectrum Health, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, and the Bridge Street Market.

Reminder: campus-wide fire alarm drills planned for tomorrow

November 8, 2018

Campus Police and Facilities will be conducting fire alarm drills of all GRCC Campus buildings on Friday, November 9, 2018, starting at 9 a.m. with the Main / Cook Building. The M-TEC Campus will also conduct a fire alarm drill later in the day.

Each Campus building fire alarm will be activated separately with all students, staff, and visitors temporarily evacuated until the buildings are cleared. Once cleared, classes and operations will resume as normal.

The only building that will NOT be conducting a fire alarm on November 9, 2018, is the Early Childhood Preschool; this building already conducts monthly fire alarm drills.

Please contact Lt. Bob Decker, GRCC Campus Police, at 234-3579 with any questions or concerns.

Condolences to friends, family of Phyllis Blake

November 8, 2018

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of GRCC retiree Phyllis Blake, who has passed away. Phyllis retired from the History department at GRCC after 49 years of service.

Phyllis’ full obituary is available on MLive.

PeopleSoft and Online Center down for upgrade Friday-Monday morning

November 8, 2018

All of PeopleSoft, including the Online Center, will be down starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 9, through 8 a.m. on Monday, November 12. Campus Solutions and the Online Center will be upgraded.

GRCC In The News, 11-07-18

November 7, 2018

Restaurant Week yields $16,322 in scholarships
11/6/18 Grand Rapids Magazine
This years Restaurant Week, held Aug. 8 21, raised $16,322 from participating restaurants and sponsors. The money raised goes into an endowed fund, now totaling $159,428, to support culinary education in Grand Rapids through Grand Rapids Community College.

CVCC Volleyball’s National Tournament Pairings Set
11/6/18 WHKY
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team is seeded 10th heading into next week’s National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II National tournament in Charleston, W.Va.
… The 10th-seeded Red Hawks (33-9) will face seventh-seeded Grand Rapids Community College (29-6) the Region XII/District F Champions during the first round of the national tournament on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m.

She’s come so far
11/6/18 schoolnewsnetwork.org (KISD newsletter)
Quick to react with words and fists, Farhiya Abdullahi became a regular in school administration offices. She spent many days suspended, and was eventually expelled.
… Farhiya plans to go to Grand Rapids Community College. She said she is interested in healthcare or social work.

Live election results for Kent County on Nov. 6, 2018
11/6/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Below will be the unofficial results for the contested races in Kent County in the Tuesday, November 6 general election. Following the congressional and state Senate and House races are the local contests.
… Grand Rapids Community College
(Board of Trustees, two, six-year terms)
Kathy Crosby 100,824
… Sheryl Siegel 80,628

Civitas Adds OER Search to Course Schedule Planner
11/7/18 Campus Technology
A new open educational resources (OER) search tool has been directly integrated into Civitas Learning’s academic planning platform, letting students know if OER materials are available as they build their course schedules.
… Both the California State University system and Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan have piloted the search tech. College Scheduler was created by a CSU-Chico alumnus and runs in nearly every CSU campus. CSU also runs MERLOT, a major project to make OER materials available to its faculty.

GRCC hosts National Survivors of Suicide conference on Nov. 17

November 7, 2018

The National Survivors of Suicide Conference will be held at GRCC’s Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 17, 2018.

Grand Rapids Community College’s Nursing Department has teamed up with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and West Michigan Survivors of Suicide on the National Survivors of Suicide Conference.

This free conference will feature activities and discussions to support those who have lost a loved one to suicide, foster discussion among survivors, and explore ways to prevent suicide. Students in GRCC’s Nursing program and members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society will assist with the activities.

A lunch is provided, and parking is free. To register in advance, contact David McDonald at dmcd42@aol.com or (616) 949-3402. You can also register from 8:30-9 a.m. on the day of the conference.

PeopleSoft and Online Center down for upgrade starting Friday

November 7, 2018

All of PeopleSoft, including the Online Center, will be down starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 9, through 8 a.m. on Monday, November 12. Campus Solutions and the Online Center will be upgraded.

GRCC In The News, 11-06-18

November 6, 2018

Rising Grand Rapids Community College enrollment translates to GV growth
11/5/18 The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)
A local community college within west Michigan has seen a sharp enrollment increase from Grand Rapids Public School (GRPS) graduates. Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) had 116 GRPS graduates enrolled in 2017 compared to 152 students this academic semester a 31 percent increase. The number of GRPS high-school students enrolled in dual-credit programs at GRCC has also grown since 2016, with 239 students dual-credit students enrolled this semester compared to 121 students in 2016.

Raiders Represent in 2018 MCCAA Western Conference Awards
11/5/18 MLive
GRCC’s 2018 volleyball team is shaping up to be another one for the record books. So far this team has accomplished winning a conference title, their 8th in 11 years, topping MCCAA’s outright championship for the third straight season and their 6th overall, and on Saturday captured the 2018 Region XII District F Championship after coming back from a loss against Muskegon CC, to then defeat Glen Oaks CC and Muskegon CC twice for the semi and final match. That sealed the deal for this team to book their tickets to the 2018 NJCAA Division II Volleyball Championship in Charleston, West Virginia on November 15th!

Vote: For the nation, state, and, most of all, our community
11/1/18 rapidgrowthmedia.com
On November 6, we, who are of voting age and registered, will have a chance to add our voice to the ballot box as the nation goes to vote in one of the most anticipated votes of my lifetime. With so much on the line in an ever-polarizing world, sane voices are needed at the polls more than ever.
… Also, if you are (or know anyone) who is a student, we want to encourage you to accompany them or just point them in the direction of Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), who will be hosting on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. a Rock the Vote concert at the Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall (courtesy of GRCC’s Music Department).

Voting today? Show your sticker at campus dining!

November 6, 2018

Poster for Campus Dining. The text reads: "GRCC Campus Dining. Show your "I Voted" sticker at The Raider Grille, The Quiet Cafe, and The Sneden Cafe to receive $1.00 off your purchase!"

Campus-wide fire alarm drills scheduled for this Friday

November 6, 2018

Campus Police and Facilities will be conducting fire alarm drills of all GRCC Campus buildings on Friday, November 9, 2018, starting at 9 a.m. with the Main / Cook Building. The M-TEC Campus will also conduct a fire alarm drill later in the day.

Each Campus building fire alarm will be activated separately with all students, staff, and visitors temporarily evacuated until the buildings are cleared. Once cleared, classes and operations will resume as normal.

The only building that will NOT be conducting a fire alarm on November 9, 2018, is the Early Childhood Preschool; this building already conducts monthly fire alarm drills.

Please contact Lt. Bob Decker, GRCC Campus Police, at 234-3579 with any questions or concerns.