GRCC In the News, 4-24-17

Posted April 24, 2017 by grcctoday
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Prominent restaurateur, local Latino community leader dies

April 23, 2017; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Marshall Chavez, owner of the El Sombrero restaurant and prominent Latino community leader in West Michigan, has died.

… In 1969, Chavez open the El Sombrero restaurant in Grand Rapids after he and his family settled in the city nearly two decades prior, his obituary reads. Chavez was born in Cuero, Texas in 1935 but upon moving to West Michigan attended Grand Rapids Community College, formerly Grand Rapids Junior College, and Western Michigan University.

Kentwood Women’s Club awards scholarships

April 20, 2017; MLive

Lisa Giles and Hannah Robinson, both East Kentwood High School seniors, were selected as this year’s Kentwood Women’s Club scholarship recipients.

… She (Robinson) has taken advanced courses in world history, language and composition, literature and biology. She has taken some college-level courses from Davenport University and Grand Rapids Community College. Hannah has been on the Honor Roll for four years and the All Academic Varsity Team two years. For three years she has been in National Honor Society. Her senior class elected her as class president.

Belding’s Breimeyer to play basketball at GRCC

April 21, 2017; The Greenville Daily News

BELDING — Dave Glazier is used to allowing freshman players to flourish on his Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) women’s basketball team. Soon, he will have another freshman who can bring a whole new attitude to the Raiders team.

Veteran core leading Hopkins baseball team to strong start

April 21, 2017; MLive

HOPKINS — Led by a strong core of veterans, the Hopkins baseball team is off to a strong start this spring.

… (Zach) Brechting, who is planning to pitch in college at Grand Rapids Community College, has 28 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings pitched. Brechting has allowed just six walks and is holding opposing batters to a .105 batting average.

The Last Snow Pile in G.R.

April 24, 2017; WOOD TV (weatherman Bill Steffen’s blog)

This pic. was taken last Friday by Kyle Piers.  This is the famous (I’ve mentioned it a number of times on the blog over the years) last snowpile of winter.

… One is a pile off the parking ramp at Grand Rapids Community College downtown.

Willie Hurst’s son featured in article

Posted April 24, 2017 by grcctoday
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MLive featured Willie Hurst’s son, Deonte Hurst, now playing for the West Michigan Ironmen.

Practical nursing students organize health fair for seniors

Posted April 24, 2017 by grcctoday
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GRCC practical nursing students finished up their semester with a community health fair for senior citizens on Wednesday, April 19. Students presented a variety of topics, such as hypertension, fibromyalgia, diabetes, pneumonia, infection control, nutrition, and many more health-related topics. Blood glucose testing, blood pressure monitoring, hand massages, jeopardy games, and brain exercises were some of the many activities that were offered by the students to help promote healthy living and educate our seniors.

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College Channel programming through April 28

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The latest schedule, through April 28, for the College Channel includes the Honors Program banquet.

Campus Dining’s Exam Week hours

Posted April 24, 2017 by grcctoday
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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

GRCC In the News, 4-21-17

Posted April 21, 2017 by grcctoday
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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

Posted April 21, 2017 by grcctoday
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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

Posted April 21, 2017 by grcctoday
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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!

SLT Profile: Clery Compliance

Posted April 21, 2017 by grcctoday
Categories: Campus Police, Clery Act, Institutional Research and Planning (IRP), Strategic Planning

The GRCC Clery Compliance Committee includes:

  • Chief Rebecca Whitman, GRCC Police Department
  • Clery Compliance Officer Robin Kritzman, GRCC Police Department
  • Cathy Kubiak,  Human Resourses
  • Billy Firn, Atheltics
  • Kathy Keating, General Counsel
  • Michael Shavey, Study Abroad
  • Eric Mullen, Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
  • Laurie Chesley, Provost
  • Jennifer Batten, Tina Hoxie, Dan Clark, Pam Miller, John Cowles, Tracy Hilty and David Selmon, Academic and Student Affairs
  • Lina Blair, Student Conduct
  • Jim Peterson, Risk Management
  • Kimberly Devries, Title IX

This committee is charged with ensuring GRCC students and employees receive all available information and resources required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, more commonly known as the Clery Act.

One of the ways GRCC meets our obligations is through the Annual Security Report and the Daily Crime Log, available online and in print at the GRCC Police Department, 25 Lyon St. NE.

The Clery Act is a federal law that requires colleges to report specific crimes that occur on campus, private property adjacent to campus, and on other non-campus properties as well as school safety policies. The Clery Act also requires schools to send timely warnings and or emergency notifications when there are known risks to our campus community.

“On March 7, 2013 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) was signed into law. VAWA includes amendments to the Clery Act. These changes require institutions to disclose statistics, policies, and programs related to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking among other changes.” (The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security)

GRCC has a plethora of Clery Act compliance responsibilities which are housed in several departments on campus. The Clery Compliance Committee identifies the college departments which have a responsibility for some area relating to the Clery Act. The team then collaborates with those departments to update related policies, processes and procedures.

In the past year, this committee has:

  • Introduced the Clery Act as the responsibility of the college as a whole, and not one specific department.
  • Created subcommittees for sections of the college’s annual security report to place an emphasis on accurate policies and procedures, updated maps and other details.
  • Identified and confirmed Campus Security Authorities (CSA’s) and coordinated the completion of CSA online training.

The committee’s goals include ongoing education on annual Clery Act requirement updates, and facilitating a comprehensive program review which will be performed by D. Stafford and Associates. This review, specifically the gaps identified, will be the committee’s focus in the coming year.

Campus Dining sponsors Whitecaps giveaway

Posted April 20, 2017 by grcctoday
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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

Posted April 20, 2017 by grcctoday
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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

Posted April 20, 2017 by grcctoday
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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

Posted April 20, 2017 by grcctoday
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The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education held its awards ceremony this week!

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Human trafficking presentation is April 20

Posted April 19, 2017 by grcctoday
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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

Posted April 19, 2017 by grcctoday
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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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