GRCC In the News, 6-13-18

Posted June 13, 2018 by grcctoday
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Board approves GRCC budget with lowest tuition increase in two decades
6/12/18 La Prensa
GRAND RAPIDS, June 4, 2018: Grand Rapids Community College trustees unanimously approved a $112.3 million budget for the 2018-2019 academic year, a spending plan that includes the lowest tuition increase in nearly two decades. Tuition and fees account for about 46 percent of the college’s revenue. In March, trustees unanimously approved a 0.88 percent tuition increase for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Furman Names King As Head Softball Coach
6/11/18 furmanpaladins.com (Furman University Athletics)
Greenville, S.C. — Wally King, who guided Furman softball to a 41-15 record this season as interim coach, has been named as the program’s new head coach, it was announced on Monday by Paladin director of athletics Mike Buddie.
… A National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) member, King began his coaching career on the collegiate level at Grand Rapids Community College as the assistant softball coach and head recruiter. During his three seasons with GRCC, King helped develop the program into a national title contender with back-to-back World Series appearances.

GRPD producing Speed of Trust events
6/12/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
The Grand Rapids Police Department hopes to improve communication with residents through a new outreach initiative.
Community members are invited to two trust-building sessions scheduled for June 27 at Grand Rapids Community College from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.

Raider Salute for opened doors

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A Raider Salute from adjunct professor Conshana (Shanda) Vaughn:

“Today my class was held in a computer lab on the 5th floor of Cook Hall.  I reserved the room starting at 8:30 a.m.   I would like to salute Mr. Matt for his willingness to assist with the opening of the reserved computer lab prior to 9 a.m.  He assisted with professionalism and smile.  He displayed the type of customer service that is ALWAYS wanted, but not always exhibited.   Thank you Mr. Matt!!!”

Adjunct professor Shanda Vaughn posing with Mr. Matt

Beekeeping group in the works at GRCC

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GRCC staff are starting a Beekeeping group.  The group will meet over lunch and discuss beekeeping and beekeeping practices.  The group also is hoping to bring in some outside speakers to discuss beekeeping.  If you are interested in joining this group, contact Kurt Meinders at kmeinder@grcc.edu.

PeopleSoft Down for Maintenance

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PeopleSoft Student, the Online Center, HR, and Financials will be down for required maintenance starting at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14th, and will be available at 2:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15th.

Bostwick parking ramp update

Posted June 13, 2018 by grcctoday
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The top entrance and exit of the Bostwick parking ramp on Ransom Avenue is expected to remain closed for the remainder of the week due to continuing repair work. All employees will need to enter the ramp from the first level student entrance off Fountain Street. Ramp exits from level five and level one will both be open.

Thank you for your patience as the repair work continues.

 

Ransom Avenue entrance to Bostwick parking ramp closed as repairs continue

Posted June 12, 2018 by grcctoday
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Due to continued emergency repair work, the top entrance and exit of the Bostwick parking ramp on Ransom Avenue will be closed on Tuesday, June 12. All employees will need to enter the ramp from the first level student entrance off Fountain Street. Ramp exits from level five and level one will both be open.

Thank you for your patience.

Temporary closing of Ransom Street entrance to Bostwick parking ramp

Posted June 11, 2018 by grcctoday
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Due to emergency repairs, the rooftop entrance to the Bostwick parking ramp from Ransom Street will close at 11 a.m. today, June 11. The lower level entrance will be opened, and ALL PARKING TRAFFIC must access the ramp from the Fountain Street/Bostwick Avenue entrance.

GRCC In the News, 6-11-18

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‘Mr. V’ says goodbye
6/9/18 The Daily News (Greenville)
GREENVILLE — In the confines of a dark auditorium, as a large curtain slowly opens, a light strikes through the darkness, shining down onto several dozen high school students standing on a stage.
… “I went down to Grand Rapids Community College, signed up for music classes and the rest is history,” he (Greenville High School choir director Joel Van Houten) said. “I never changed my major, I never second-guessed it. It was meant to be.”

Welcome, Sgt. Todd Probst
6/8/18 The Post (Cedar Springs)
Have you seen this smiling face around town yet? It’s Sgt. Todd Probst, the new supervisor of the Cedar Springs Unit of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office. Probst took over last week after Sgt. Jason Kelley took a job in the detective bureau.
Probst grew up in Lowell, a town he said is similar to Cedar Springs, and graduated from Lowell High School in 1989. After high school, he worked full time and attended Grand Rapids Community College and graduated from the police academy in 1994. He was then hired by the Lowell Police Department where he worked part time from 1994-95, and was then hired by the Kent County Sheriff’s Office in January of 1996 as a road patrol deputy.

Union High School top scholars
6/10/18 MLive
Union High School announces the following top graduates for 2018:
Mumina Abdi
Plans after graduation: Mumina will attend Grand Rapids Community College for two years to study radiology, then hopes to transfer to Michigan State University.
Edith Juarez-Lopez
Plans after graduation: Edith will attend Grand Rapids Community College and transfer to Grand Valley State University
Chrishyla Johnson
Plans after graduation: Chrishyla will attend Grand Rapids Community College for two years and then transfer to Ferris State University to study nursing.
Sar Lwit
Plans after graduation: Sar will attend Grand Rapids Community College

The Potter’s House announces top scholars
6/10/18 MLive
The Potter’s House in Wyoming has announced the following top scholars for 2018:
Kate Kooyer
Plans after graduation: Plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College and transfer to Grand Valley State University to pursue a nursing degree.
Thu (Kate) Minh Ngo
Plans after graduation: Plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College and transfer to Ferris State University for the pharmacy program.

Libertas Christian High School announces top scholars
6/10/18 MLive
Libertas Christian High School announces the following top graduates for 2018:
Madeline Sikkema
Plans after graduation: Bilingual Bible program in Argentina with Spanish immersion; pursuing a degree in dental hygiene at Ferris State University or at Grand Rapids Community College.

Kelloggsville High School announces top scholars
6/10/18 MLive
Kelloggsville High School announces the following top graduates for 2018:
Grady Sakshaug
Plans after graduation: Grand Rapids Community College, then Grand Valley State University to study engineering.
Hanan Desta
Plans after graduation: Grand Rapids Community College, then Michigan State University to pursue a career in physical therapy

Lee High School top scholars
6/10/18 MLive
Lee High School announces the following top graduates for 2018:
Maira Hurtado
Plans after graduation: Maira plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College where she will study nursing, and wants to specialize in pediatrics.
Monica Paniague-Ramos
Plans after graduation: Monica plans to specialize in radiology at Grand Rapids Community College.
Maura Mendoza-Matias
Plans after graduation: Maura plans on attending Grand Rapids Community College and entering the nursing program.

Northview High School top grads
6/10/18 MLive
Northview High School announces the following top graduates for 2018:
Elizabeth Haveman
Plans after graduation: Elizabeth will first attend Grand Rapids Community College for one year and then transfer to Montana State University to study natural resources and rangeland sciences.
Chloe Warmuskerken
Plans after graduation: Chloe will attend Grand Rapids Community College before transferring to the University of Michigan to study nursing.

NorthPointe Christian High School top grads
6/10/18 MLive
NorthPointe Christian High School announces their top graduates for 2018:
Payton Rumsey
Plans after graduation: Payton plans to pursue an associate’s degree in business from Grand Rapids Community College and then pursue a bachelor’s degree in business from Ferris State University or Grand Valley State University.

Forest Hills Central High School top grads
6/10/18 MLive
Jason Ross
Activities and awards: National Merit finalist, National AP Scholar with distinction, NHS, Odyssey of the Mind, GRCC Outstanding Mathematics Student Award, Eagle Scout, wrestling, Venture Scouting, MMPC Top 200 and Mackinac Island Honor Guard.

Briggs follows brother on juco route; Speedy Central infielder commits to Grand Rapids CC
6/8/18 Traverse City Record-Eagle
TRAVERSE CITY — You may have seen this before.
… The TC Central all-conference second baseman (Sam Briggs) aims to follow in his brother’s footsteps and take a similar route to bigger things, committing to play at Grand Rapids Community College.

City approves free Medical Mile bus route
6/8/18 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A three-way pact providing fare-free public transit along Medical Mile now has city approval.
… The route includes stops near Spectrum Health, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and the Bridge Street Market urban grocery store and café being built by Meijer and Rockford Construction on the West Side.

Grand Rapids Police Seek to Improve Trust With Community
6/10/18 U.S. News & World Report
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Grand Rapids Police Department hopes to improve communication and problem solving with residents of the western Michigan city.
Community members are invited to two trust-building sessions scheduled June 27 at Grand Rapids Community College.

(This article appeared in 40 other media outlets.)

Jewish Theatre GR presents: “Olive and the Bitter Herbs”
6/9/18 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – It’s never too late to change your life. That is the moral of the story of a play being presented by the Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids presents this month.
… It’s being performed at Spectrum Theater at 160 Fountain St. NE, on the GRCC campus in downtown Grand Rapids. Performances will be on Thursday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m.

LAST CALL! – Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Whitecaps Baseball, June 15th!

Posted June 11, 2018 by grcctoday
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Dr. Pink will be throwing out the first pitch around 6:40pm at the Whitecaps game on Friday, June 15th! We’d like to invite our GRCC family and friends to cheer him on and enjoy some great West Michigan baseball. It is fun for all ages, and everyone is welcome!

Tickets are $11 per person and must be purchased in advance by end of business on Monday, June 11th. Cash appreciated. Official game tickets must be picked up by Wednesday, June 13th.

Please see Nicole Dekker or Amy Bennett on the 2nd Floor of the Administration Building, DeVos Campus, for ticketing.

**Please note we must have at least 20 attendees for group ticket pricing. Also, parking is $7.00 per vehicle.

Questions? Please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848, nicoledekker2@grcc.edu).

 

College Channel programming through June 15

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The latest schedule, through June 15, includes the June GRCC Board of Trustees meeting.

GRCC In the News, 6-08-18

Posted June 8, 2018 by grcctoday
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e-Headlines
6/6/18 Community College Daily
Grand Rapids Community College growing middle college partnerships
A two-year-old program between the Michigan college and a local high school requires students to take a fifth year of high school to earn both an associate of arts degree and a diploma.

Grand Rapids police to host community trust-building sessions
6/7/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids police are inviting members of the community to partake in a one-on-one trust-building initiative later this month.
Participants are invited to take part in a four-hour “Policing at the Speed of Trust” session on Wednesday, June 27, at Grand Rapids Community College.

Human Resources professional development opportunities

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https://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/professionaldevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

UPCOMING CLASSES:

Google Docs & Google Drive

Thursday, June 14, 2018 (1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Learn how to access Google Drive for staff. Google Drive is a cloud-based service that offers file storage, document creation, and more. Real-time collaboration with multiple users is possible. The class will provide an overview of how to access your GRCC account, the basics of Google Drive for file management, and an overview of Google online collaboration using various Google Apps.

 

Summer Canning Fun! with The Canning Diva-Diane Devereaux

Friday, June 15, 2018 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Gardens are starting to take shape and grow delicious seasonal vegetables. What better time than now to learn how to successfully preserve their bounty. The Canning Diva® will facilitate a two-hour workshop teaching the basics of home canning, dehydrating, and proper long-term storage methods. Additionally, the workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn the art and craft of home canning. This is an instructional and participative class where you can help prep foods we are canning. Each participant will take home a jar of their culinary creation.

Local companies help build preschool playground

Posted June 8, 2018 by grcctoday
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A big thank you to volunteers from Elevator Service Inc. and Rockford Construction who helped GRCC staff in building the Fratzke Early Childhood Learning Laboratory’s Outdoor Learning Environment on Thursday. Elevator Service President Nate McFadden said Grand Rapids has been wonderful to him and his company, and looks for ways to give back. GRCC Senior Project manager Scott Martin said other companies contributing to the project in recent months include Nugent Builders, Circuit Electric, and JBK Construction. The center on June 15 will celebrate the careers of three retiring lab instructors and add finishing touches to the learning environment’s Michigan map by allowing guests to bring a favorite stone and place it in the map’s slow-curing concrete.

GRCC In the News, 6-07-18

Posted June 7, 2018 by grcctoday
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Grand Rapids Community College growing middle college partnerships
6/6/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Two years ago, Han Le graduated from Wyoming High School’s early/middle college program with a diploma and an associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).
(This article also appeared in Noticias do Brasil.)

Grand Rapids Community College budget includes positions, pay raises
6/6/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College’s 2018-19 budget includes a new Director of High School Partnerships to support growth in its early/middle college, dual and concurrent enrollment programs.

Reasons to watch 2018 Muskegon Clippers baseball: Who, what, when, why
6/6/18 MLive
MUSKEGON, MI — The Muskegon Clippers summer collegiate baseball team is gearing for its fifth season.
… MEET THE 2018 CLIPPERS
… 14. Jacob Wosinski, P, Grand Rapids Community College, Lowell, Mich.

Construction Update: Ransom Street

Posted June 7, 2018 by grcctoday
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The emergency repair on Ransom Street is scheduled to begin today.  The north end of Ransom Street will be closed.   Employees and students will need to access the ramp entrance from Fountain Street to Ransom.