Today is the Last Day to Select Campus Artwork

Posted August 9, 2018 by grcctoday
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We still have a selection of pieces available for display in departments and individual offices. These are pieces by students, faculty, and others and are available on a first come basis. Nick Antonakis will also be on site to answer any questions about the artwork.

If you are interested in artwork for your area, stop by Main 461 from 1:30 – 3 p.m. today.

GRCC In The News, 8-08-18

Posted August 8, 2018 by grcctoday
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75+ restaurants taking part in Restaurant Week GR
8/8/18 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than 75 restaurants are taking part in Restaurant Week Grand Rapids this year.
… Restaurant Week also helps support students at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. One dollar of every meal sold during Restaurant Week will be donated to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education’s Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College.

4 Kent County Commission candidates move on to November ballot
8/7/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Two Democratic and two Republican candidates will have the chance to pursue commissioner seats for Kent County after primary victories Tuesday.
… A retiree from Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), (Pamela) DeGryse was on the Michigan Education Association Board of Directors for nine years, GRCC Strategic Planning for 11 years and the Drain Commission for Marne, Michigan for three years and was Walker’s Assistant City Treasurer for two years.

Veggie Van Schedule Change

Posted August 8, 2018 by grcctoday
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The Veggie Van has been experiencing a turnover in staff and will not come this week or next week.  They are also changing their scheduled visit to GRCC to Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. starting August 23.

We hope to see a lot of you there in two weeks!

PeopleSoft Down for Maintenance August 9

Posted August 8, 2018 by grcctoday
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PeopleSoft Student, HR, Financials, and the Online Center will be down between 10:00 p.m. and midnight on Thursday, August 9th, for required database security maintenance.

Get involved with Involvement Day

Posted August 8, 2018 by grcctoday
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Campus Activities Board would like to invite all GRCC student organizations and departments are invited to participate in Fall Welcome Week as part of Involvement Day. Departments and student organizations are encouraged to sign up and get a table for the event. Involvement Day will be held on Tuesday, September 4th, from 1-3 p.m. on the Bostwick Commons.

Sign up here to reserve your spot!

For questions contact Kaitlynn Karl: kaitlynnkarl@email.grcc.edu.

Security Awareness Newsletter

Posted August 8, 2018 by grcctoday
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Every month the Information Security Team will be releasing a newsletter containing information for GRCC students, staff, and faculty regarding Information Security Awareness. Content may include: updates in data security on campus, best practices for keeping information secure, and other important topics on information security.

The August 2018 Security Awareness newsletter is now available.

GRCCePRINT Says: Look What We Can Do!

Posted August 8, 2018 by grcctoday
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GRCCePRINT is proud to support a small local veteran who has started his own t-shirt company. We can order your shirts at a great price and deliver to your office.  Need a quote just call extension 3964, and we will provide that for you.

Look at this great shirt we ordered for Muskegon Catholic:

Example of a printed t-shirt. Shirt is dark green with yellow text reading "Muskegon Catholic Central MCC Crusader". There is also a white graphic on the lower right corner of the text that depicts the MCC Crusader mascot.

Weight Watchers at Work – Fall Series!

Posted August 8, 2018 by grcctoday
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GRCC would like to continue offering Weight Watchers at Work, and we are looking for 15 or more employees to join in our success in order to continue the program. Our current members have collectively lost over 500 pounds since January!

Enjoy a 15% discount if you register by August 9th! Cost for the program is $132.60 for 12 weeks of on-campus meetings (on Thursdays) beginning September 6th and online e-tool access. After August 9th, the cost for the program will be $156. Did you also know that if you take advantage of the Flex Spending Account, the cost of the program could be covered with a medical necessity doctor’s note? For more information, please contact the Benefits Office.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848, nicoledekker2@grcc.edu) and join us at a meeting on Thursday, August 9th, at 12:30 p.m. in room 144 Main.

Bostwick Ramp Work Complete!

Posted August 8, 2018 by grcctoday
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The final phase of Bostwick Ramp renovations will be completed this week!  Both the student and employee entrances off Fountain Street will re-open on Monday, August 13th.

Thank you for your patience during the renovation!!

GRCC In The News, 8-07-18

Posted August 7, 2018 by grcctoday
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$9000 Awarded to Local Trans Students
8/6/18 therapidian.org
For the 2018-2019 cycle, Grand Rapids Trans Foundation (GRTF) is pleased to award a total of $9000 to five local college students. This is the Foundation’s third year awarding scholarships.
… Beau VanSolkema, he/him pronouns
GVSU, Social Work
AWARDED: $2500
“I’m a first-generation student who started college at age 28. I was a high school drop-out. I still struggle with poverty, no family support, and multiple disabilities, including Learning Disabilities. Despite all that, I have managed to further myself with hard work, integrity, and the help of institutions like GRCC and GVSU. I want to advocate for others, which is why being a Social Worker is important to me, along with being a visible trans man.
… Jason Skalandis, he/him pronouns
GRCC, History
AWARDED: $1500
“When first attending college over 20 years ago, I was overwhelmed, intimidated, and unprepared. I dropped out before completing. Six years ago, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. That explained a lot and I felt that I didn’t have to try as hard to conform. I began volunteering and started to learn about the world around me. When I realized I was transgender, I found that piece of myself that had been missing, that was holding me back from succeeding.

Quiet Café Closed August 13-24

Posted August 7, 2018 by grcctoday
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The Quiet Café will be closed for two weeks starting Monday, August 13th, through August 24th.

It will reopen Monday, August 27th, with normal hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

GRCC Alumni Association to host specialty yoga class in September

Posted August 7, 2018 by grcctoday
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Get zen with Zzzen Yoga! Join the GRCC Alumni Association for an evening of outdoor yoga. GRCC alumna Melissa Andreychuk of Zzzen Yoga will be guiding fellow GRCC Raiders through a 45-minute yoga practice on the outdoor deck of the College Park Plaza building. Snacks and drinks provided. Registration is $5, which will be donated to the GRCC Alumni Scholarship Fund. Current GRCC students, faculty, and staff (along with friends!) are welcome to attend.

Date:

  • Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time and Location:

  • Yoga 6:00-7:0.0. pm at GRCC College Park Plaza
  • Snacks and Socializing 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Cost:

  • $5 donation to GRCC Alumni Scholarship Fund

Contact Corey Turner, Development Manager, Alumni and Planned Giving at (616) 234-3025 or coreyturner@grcc.edu for more information.

To learn more about GRCC Alumni Events, see the Alumni webpage:  https://grcc.edu/grccfoundation/alumnirelations/alumnievents

 

Raider Salute to Bayard Brooks and Luba Petrash for MACET

Posted August 7, 2018 by grcctoday
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A special thank you to Bayard Brooks and Luba Petrash at the ATC for their work last week on the Michigan Association for Continuing Education and Training (MACET).

The conference – moving between several rooms and audio/visual setups – was flawlessly executed by Bayard.  Many speakers mentioned how easy and painless it was at GRCC, especially compared to other venues.  We received compliments from every person on the excellent food during the conference.  We are so very fortunate to have Bayard and Luba making GRCC look great!  Thank you from MACET and the Workforce Training Team.

Reminder: Employee Events Survey

Posted August 7, 2018 by grcctoday
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Help us create events that are meaningful to you! If you have a few minutes to spare, and feedback or suggestions to share, please take the Employee Events Survey.

Campus Artwork available today through Thursday!

Posted August 7, 2018 by grcctoday
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We’ve taken all the artwork out of storage and have been working to identify the pieces that you’ll begin to see being installed and displayed in public spaces around campus.  We’ve also identified LOTS of pieces that we want to make available to the campus community for use in departments and individual offices.  There are pieces by students, faculty, and others.  We’re going to make these pieces available on a first come basis.  Nick Antonakis will be on site to help answer questions about the pieces.

If you’re interested in artwork for your area, you may come look at the art and make selections today, tomorrow, and Thursday, August 7-9, in Main 461 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.