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GRCC employees: get your Holiday Breakfast on this Friday morning at the Student Center!

December 12, 2018

The 2018 GRCC Holiday Breakfast – Friday, December 14

Reminders:

– Doors open to serve breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the 2nd floor of the Student Center!

Program begins in the Raider Grille at 8:30 a.m.

– Wear your ugly sweater for the 2nd annual competition!

– Bring a donation of either 1. food for the Food or Snack Pantry, or 2. new winter gear for students (hats, scarves, gloves, & mittens).

 

Can’t wait to see you there!

Free parking during new RaiderCard pick up

December 6, 2018

GRCC students can pick up their new RaiderCards on campus beginning Dec. 17.

Digital rendering of new GRCC Raider Card design. Image show the front of the card, with sections of blue, gold, and cream, and the words "GRCC RaiderCard." There is also a sample student photo with the words "GRCC Student Name. Student" underneath.

All students and employees are receiving new RaiderCards as part of an on-going commitment to campus safety and security.

Preprinted RaiderCards for students enrolled in classes on Main Campus or DeVos Campus for Winter 2019 will be available for pick-up at the Raider Grille between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 17 through Dec. 21, 2018, and then Jan. 2 through Jan. 5, 2019.

Additional campus services — such as advising and the bookstore — will also be available during those times.

The new RaiderCards will be used for parking, point-of-sale registers on campus, cash-to-card machines, vending machines, printing and in some cases door access. The new cards will be “contactless” cards, where you will tap instead of swipe the cards at parking gates.

Remaining balances will be transferred to the new cards following the end of the fall semester.

Students who are enrolled in classes only at the Lakeshore Campus for Winter 2019 will be notified when their RaiderCards are available.

The new RaiderCards have larger photos, are easier to read, and longer names can be printed in full. The improved security measures allow the college to electronically control and monitor all exterior doors on campus. As a result, new building access hours will be posted in the online center and additional information will be sent prior to the start of Winter 2019.

Course packs due this Friday

December 4, 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 need 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.

This Friday: Join GRCC WIN student group at Domestic Violence Awareness Night

November 29, 2018

GRCC Women’s Issues Now student group is sponsoring Domestic Violence Awareness Night featuring Author and Poet Della Wilson. Come together as a community to help stop the growing violence in our community and make positive change.

  • TOMORROW, November 30, 2018, 6-9 p.m.
  • Raider Grill, Student Community Center, Main Campus

Agenda:

  • Welcome by Tara Aday of Safe Haven Ministries and Becky Yoder of YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
  • Keynote by Author and Poet Della Wilson

Activities:

  • Open Mic
  • Live music by local musician Alix Walma
  • Refreshments and light snacks
  • Massage Chair by Holistic Body Therapist Jess Smiles- $1 donation
  • $1 raffle tickets

Human service resources for the community will be on hand. All funds raised will go to the children of Tia Randall, who recently passed away leaving their children behind due to a Domestic Violence Tragedy.

Learn more on the GRCC Campus Labs page.

Scholarship opportunity for Police Academy, Criminal Justice, Education, and Healthcare students

November 28, 2018

Please tell your students:

The 2018-2019 Grand Rapids Community College Bragg, Harvard, MuhammadSmith (BHMS) Scholarship Application is open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019. This scholarship awards between one and three scholarships of $1000-$3000.

BHMS scholarships are intended for students who are either:

  1. In the GRCC Police Academy, or
  2. Enrolled in a GRCC degree, pathway, or program and planning to work in a public service career related to criminal justice, education, or healthcare.

Visit the Mursalata website for details and application link.

Honors Program recruitment at GRCC

November 28, 2018

Are you aware of a dynamic student in your class or on campus that’s capable of more? Directing them to the Honors Program can connect them to community of highly motivated students who want more out of their college experience. Success in this program is not only measured by academic performance, degree completion, or transfer, it includes building collaborative relationships with faculty and peers. Students gain a competitive edge through the development of strong leadership, research, and service-learning skills.

Students begin the program every by taking Honors 101, a 1-credit course offered in a 7-week format. The next section starts January 2019!

Program Benefits:

  • Unique opportunities to learn alongside influential college and community leaders.
  • The opportunity to create a collaborative research project.
  • A dedicated advisor to help you develop a clear pathway to degree completion and/or a successful transfer to a four-year institution.
  • A competitive edge for transfer and employment applications upon completion.
  • Scholarship award for program completion (up to $500).

Application Process:

Students can learn more online on the GRCC Honors page.

Bostwick Ave partially closed today through Wednesday for construction crane

November 19, 2018

Beginning today, November 19, Rockford Construction will be installing a large crane to swing equipment on to the roof top of the Ford Field House.

As a result, Bostwick Avenue, north of Lyon Street, will be closed up to the Lyon student parking entrance.

The pedestrian sidewalk on the east side of the street will also be closed. Pedestrians will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of the street, and then cross back over at the corner of Bostwick and Crescent.

The sky walks from the Lyon ramp and from the Science building will also be closed. Students will need to enter the parking ramp coming from the north, either up Crescent or on Bostwick from Michigan.

The crane will be in place today through Wednesday. Rockford will have additional safety personnel on site and positioned in areas to assist with directing students.

Construction reminder: Bostwick Ave partially closed Monday-Wednesday

November 16, 2018

Beginning Monday, November 19, Rockford Construction will be installing a large crane to swing equipment on to the roof top of the Ford Field House.

As a result, Bostwick Avenue, north of Lyon Street, will be closed up to the Lyon student parking entrance.

The pedestrian sidewalk on the east side of the street will also be closed. Pedestrians will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of the street, and then cross back over at the corner of Bostwick and Crescent.

The sky walks from the Lyon ramp and from the Science building will also be closed. Students will need to enter the parking ramp coming from the north, either up Crescent or on Bostwick from Michigan.

The crane will be in place Monday-Wednesday. Rockford will have additional safety personnel on site and positioned in areas to assist with directing students.

Online Center has new pdf check stubs available

November 16, 2018

The payroll department is happy to announce that a new pdf check stub is available with the latest PeopleSoft upgrade.

The new pay stub will be available for viewing each Thursday before the pay date.

In addition to easier printing, the new functionality will offer the following:

  • Masked direct deposit account numbers
  • Leave bank balances will be viewable on each pay stub with more detail
  • Access to view from cell phone

Important note for non-exempt (hourly) employees: In an effort to improve the compensatory time leave bank view, accrued comp time hours will now be added during payroll processing and available for view on your pay stub under the earn code “CTA.”

More information can be found on the payroll web page.

New pdf check stubs available in PeopleSoft

November 15, 2018

The payroll department is happy to announce that a new pdf check stub is available with the latest PeopleSoft upgrade.

The new pay stub will be available for viewing each Thursday before the pay date.

In addition to easier printing, the new functionality will offer the following:

  • Masked direct deposit account numbers
  • Leave bank balances will be viewable on each pay stub with more detail
  • Access to view from cell phone

Important note for non-exempt (hourly) employees: In an effort to improve the compensatory time leave bank view, accrued comp time hours will now be added during payroll processing and available for view on your pay stub under the earn code “CTA.”

More information can be found on the payroll web page.

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Holiday Breakfast at GRCC!

November 15, 2018

Poster for the GRCC Holiday Breakfast. The text reads: "Come help us make new traditions at the GRCC Holiday Breakfast. Friday, December 14, 7:45-9 a.m. Student Center, 2nd and 3rd floors. 2nd annual ugly sweater contest! Wear your ugliest sweater and bring the good cheer. We appreciate your generous donation of food and snack pantry items, and something different for this year - new winter gear: hats, gloves, scarves, and mittens. We look forward to seeing you there!"

Mark your calendars for the GRCC Holiday Breakfast!

  • Friday, December 14, from 7:45-9 a.m.
  • Student Center, 2nd and 3rd floors

Bostwick Ave partially closed Monday-Wednesday for construction crane

November 14, 2018

Monday, November 19, Rockford Construction will be installing a large crane to swing equipment on to the roof top of the Ford Field House.

As a result, Bostwick Avenue, north of Lyon Street, will be closed up to the Lyon student parking entrance.

The pedestrian sidewalk on the east side of the street will also be closed. Pedestrians will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of the street, and then cross back over at the corner of Bostwick and Crescent.

The sky walks from the Lyon ramp and from the Science building will also be closed. Students will need to enter the parking ramp coming from the north, either up Crescent or on Bostwick from Michigan.

The crane will be in place Monday-Wednesday. Rockford will have additional safety personnel on site and positioned in areas to assist with directing students.

Professional Development Webinar this Wednesday: Google Hangouts

October 23, 2018

Google Hangouts Professional Development Webinar

Wednesday, October 24, 3-4 p.m.

Blackboard IM will be discontinued by the end of this semester. This session will cover how to use our new tool – Google Hangouts. Participants will learn how to sign in, establish a new conversation, and start a video call or conversation (Chat). We’ll wrap it up with some ideas on how to use Hangouts for teaching and learning.

Register for a Google Hangouts Webinar.

 

Future Webinar Topics:

  • 10/31 – Techsmith
  • 11/07 – Respondus Monitor
  • 11/14 – Blackboard Ally
  • 11/15 – Badges and Gamification
  • 12/05 – Accessible Powerpoints
  • 12/12 – 7 Observations Leading to Student Success

DLIT Launches New Webinar Series! First up: Google Hangouts

October 19, 2018

Google Hangouts Professional Development Webinar

Wednesday, October 24, 3-4 p.m.

Blackboard IM will be discontinued by the end of this semester. This session will cover how to use our new tool – Google Hangouts. Participants will learn how to sign in, establish a new conversation, and start a video call or conversation (Chat). We’ll wrap it up with some ideas on how to use Hangouts for teaching and learning.

Register for a Google Hangouts Webinar.

 

Future Webinar Topics:

  • 10/31 – Techsmith
  • 11/07 – Respondus Monitor
  • 11/14 – Blackboard Ally
  • 11/15 – Badges and Gamification
  • 12/05 – Accessible Powerpoints
  • 12/12 – 7 Observations Leading to Student Success

Upcoming Mind-Body Wellness Events from Counseling & Career Development

September 11, 2018

Counseling & Career Development is presenting a series of Mind-Body Wellness events this Fall. These events are intended to promote student wellness, particularly their mental and emotional health and resiliency. We’re trying out some new offerings and formats this semester, including weekly mindfulness meditation and tai chi activities, as well as brief talks with nutritious snacks. These will be held at a variety of locations across campus. The September flyer is below; the events are also listed on the Raider Connect platform, where students can RSVP (not required, but helpful!).

All GRCC students, faculty, & staff are welcome. Questions? Call (616) 234-4130, email enisley@grcc.edu, or check out grcc.edu/counseling. Those in need of accommodations, please contact DSS in advance at (616) 234-4140.

Flier for the Mind-Body Wellness Series. Text reads: "GRCC Counseling & Career Development’s Mind-Body Wellness Series: September 2018 Events. (1.) Mindfulness Meditation: Mondays, starting September 10, 12-12:30 p.m., Meditation and Prayer Room, Main Floor Library and Learning Commons. Did you know that regular practice of mindfulness meditation can reduce stress, improve attention and concentration, increase feelings of connectedness, and may strengthen the immune system and improve stress-related physical and mental health conditions? Want to check it out for yourself? Join us for any of our weekly mindfulness meditation sessions to learn how to meditate or build on any previous meditation experience you may have. GRCC counselor, Emily Nisley, will facilitate sessions using a variety of common mindfulness meditation exercises. Our practice will be secular; no particular religious or spiritual beliefs are required. Chairs and floor seating are available; you’re welcome to bring a mat, cushion, towel, and/or blanket for more comfortable floor seating if desired. (2.) Tai Chi & Tea: Tuesdays, starting September 11, 12-1 p.m., Student Center Room 336. Originally developed in ancient China, tai chi is an exercise with benefits for the mind and body. Regular practice of tai chi’s slow, continuous movements with coordinated breathing and mental focus can decrease feelings of stress, improve mood, and increase strength, flexibility, and balance. The tai chi style we’ll practice was designed to be safe and gentle; it can even be done seated if needed. GRCC counselor Emily Nisley will lead the sessions, with about 45 minutes of tai chi, followed by time to enjoy a cup of tea together if you’d like. No experience necessary. Clothes you can move in and flat-soled shoes are recommended. Those with a health condition should consult their health care provider before beginning tai chi. (3.) Zzz’s Get Degrees!: Thursday, September 20, 1:30-2 p.m., Sneden Hall Room 103; Wednesday, September 26, 11-11:30 a.m., Cook Hall Room 213. Getting enough good-quality sleep lays a foundation for physical and emotional wellness, and is vital for maximizing the power of your attention and memory to achieve academic success. Despite this, there’s practically an epidemic of sleep deprivation amongst college students! Join us to learn how sleep (or lack thereof) impacts academic performance and health. Assess your own sleep quality and leave with 10 strategies for improving your sleep right away! Light refreshments will be served (while they last). All GRCC students, faculty, & staff are welcome. Questions? (616) 234-4130 enisley@grcc.edu grcc.edu/counseling. Those in need of accommodations, please contact DSS in advance at (616) 234-4140."