Ushers needed for Commencement 2019

Photo of four GRCC graduates in caps and gowns smiling for the camera.

Commencement is a special time for our GRCC family! Serving as a volunteer is a great way to show your support for our graduates and to help make their celebration memorable. The greatest need for volunteers are:

  • Ushers/Guest seating
  • Graduate line-up

Please consider volunteering! To see what each volunteer role involves and to sign up to volunteer at Commencement 2019, please check the 2019 Commencement Volunteer Roles.

Mathematics Seminar on April 17

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its last Mathematics Seminar of 2018-2019 on Wednesday, April 17, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in 102 Cook.    

Our speaker, GRCC student Luke Ellison, will be discussing Bayes’ Theorem.

Bayes’ Theorem actually is a theorem –it has a precise mathematical formulation that can be rigorously demonstrated– but its use has been controversial for more than 200 years. Luke’s presentation will emphasize historical background and applications, and thus will be accessible to a general audience. As is the case with all of our seminars, everyone is welcome!

Details:

  • DATE: Wednesday, April 17
  • TIME: 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Refreshments served at 2:14 p.m.)
  • PLACE: 102 Cook
  • SUBJECT: Bayes’ Theorem: Using Probability Theory to Quantify Uncertainty

Bayes’ theorem is a probabilistic equation that allows us to update our prior beliefs in the face of new evidence. This talk will explore the historical development and application of Bayes’ theorem including unique problems that it has helped solve. Specific areas of application include World War 2 codebreaking, authorship of the Federalist papers, and quantifying degrees of certainty in historical claims.

CTE Annual Faculty Showcase and Faculty Appreciation event today in Main

Join us April 9 for the Center for Teaching Excellence’s Annual Faculty Showcase and Faculty Appreciation. This is a “poster/exhibit type” event and is designed as an informal opportunity to see how your peers are using innovative teaching practices in the classroom. There will also be refreshments, free chair massages, and chances to win GRCC swag!

  • LOCATION: Main 308, 310 (SAS Conference Room), 347, and  351
  • DATE: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • TIME: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Please mark your calendars and join us for this awesome event!

A special thank you to all of our presenters…

  • Steven Putt – GRCC Library OneSearch
  • Vicki Meyers – Bringing Live Simulation to the Classroom with Streaming Video
  • Tari Mattox – Fire and Ice: Bringing the Real World into the Classroom
  • Kelly Webber – G Suite Transition information
  • Tracy Payne – Student Records Quick Reference
  • Garry Brand – A New and Improved Techsmith Relay
  • Lora Blumenstein – Mind Mapping-Opening up the Possibilities
  • Dustin Altschul – Virtual Reality in Interior Design Exploration
  • Holly Christopher – Graduate Student…Again. But Online.
  • Melissa Boman – Early Childhood Technology
  • Melanie Schiele Gady – Honors Project – How Exercise Improves Body Function
  • Anna Maria Clark – Retention through Research! A Successful Partnership Between a 4-Year Institution and a Community College that inspired First Generation/Low Income Students to Consider Research a Viable Academic Avenue

Exam Cram at the GRCC Library starts next week Monday

What is Exam Cram? Think extended quiet study hours in the library, smiling tutors and librarians, stress-relieving workshops, along with beverages and snacks to keep study strength up and stress levels down!

When is it? Monday, April 15 – Saturday, April 20

  • The event will be held during normal Library hours during the week and during the Library’s EXTENDED HOURS on Saturday (10 a.m.–10 p.m.)

ALSO! Be sure to take advantage of the fun and relaxing (and free!) workshop that will be held next week:

Embroidery Workshop:

  • Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Feeling stressed about final exams? Relax and treat yourself to a free make & take embroidery workshop with Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, host of the CraftSanity Podcast and GRCC adjunct journalism professor. Embroidery samplers and all supplies will be provided. No experience necessary. See you there!

A digital poster advertising Exam Cram at the GRCC Library.

Reception for Annual Student Art Exhibition tonight in the Collins Art Gallery

GRCC ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION BEGINS TONIGHT!

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  • Location: Paul Collins Gallery
  • Duration: April 8-19, 2019
  • Opening Reception: Monday, April 8, 6-8 p.m. in the Paul Collins Art Gallery

The exhibition displays the best artwork GRCC students have created over the last year. The artworks are from all areas of the visual arts department.  Join us to support the the creativity and imagination of our talented artists at GRCC!

 

Last week to register for the GRCC Golf Scramble and Cookout

Sign for the GRCC golf outing. Image shows a pink golf ball with the dark blue GRCC label in the crook of a tree. The text reads: "GRCC Scramble & Cookout. May 3, 2019. Alpine Golf Course, 6320 Alpine Ave NW, Comstock Park, MI. Come join your coworkers for a fun day of golf and dinner! $55.00 per person for golf and dinner. $20.00 per person for dinner only. 10:00 a.m. Registration. 11:00 a.m. Shotgun Start. 4:00 p.m. Social Hour. 5:00 p.m. Dinner Buffet."

The GRCC Golf Scramble and Cookout returns!

For those of you participated last year, and for those of you who missed out on the fun, mark your calendar for Friday, May 3, 2019.

Don’t miss out on a great time with lots of golf, food, and prizes!

The registration form is available on Google Drive.

REGISTRATION FORM: Payment must accompany your registration. First come, first served basis (25 team limit/limited seating). Registration will be accepted through April 12, 2019, or until team/dinner limit has been reached.

Support GRCC Artists – Annual Student Art Exhibition begins Monday

Digital poster for art gallery show. The text reads: "GRCC Student Art Exhibition. Collins Art Gallery. April 18th-19th 2019."

GRCC ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

  • Location: Paul Collins Gallery
  • Duration: April 8-19, 2019
  • Opening Reception: Monday, April 8, 6-8 p.m. in the Paul Collins Art Gallery

The exhibition displays the best artwork GRCC students have created over the last year. The artworks are from all areas of the visual arts department.  Join us to support the the creativity and imagination of our talented artists at GRCC!

‘Take me out to the ball game!’ today at the Raider Grille

‘Take me out to the ball game!’ at the Raider Grille – TODAY, April 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Celebrate the Detroit Tigers home opener with FREE peanuts and Cracker Jacks, plus $1.50 hot dogs and $2.50 chili cheese dogs.

Also, come see how you can get entered to win one of the following:

  • A 50″ TV
  • 4 tickets to the White Caps, May 9

Photo of three Raiders baseball team members in the dugout watching others practice on the field.