Posted tagged ‘Facilities’

Condolences to Tommy Brown

September 29, 2017

We extend our condolences to Tommy Brown, in Facilities, upon the death of his daughter. Funeral arrangements are pending.

GRCC In the News, 9-8-17

September 8, 2017

Morton up to task of directing Jets’ young, new-look offense

Sept. 7, 2017; The Telegraph (Macon, Ga.)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — John Morton spent the entire spring and summer shouting.

… Morton was a wide receiver in college, first at Grand Rapids Community College before going to Western Michigan. He spent some time playing in the CFL and was on a few NFL teams’ practice squads before turning to coaching.

(This article appeared in many other newspapers.)

Baseball Announces Eight Additional Signees for 2018

Sept. 8, 2017; emueagles.com (Eastern Michigan University athletic website)

YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — Eastern Michigan University baseball Head Coach Mark Van Ameyde and his staff announced the signing of eight additional players to the 2018 recruiting class Thursday, Sept. 7. The eight will join the nine players EMU signed last November.

The eight players joining the Green and White are Cameron Cruz (Chandler, Ariz.-Hamilton (Bentley U-Mesa C.C.)), Scott Granzotto (Northville, Mich.-Gabriel Richard), Thomas House (Okeana, Ohio-Ross), Nick Porretto (Geneva, Ill.-Geneva (UW-Oshkosh-McHenry C.C.)), Jackson Shaver (Grand Rapids, Mich.-Forest Hills Northern (Grand Rapids C.C.)), Mitchell Sparks (Carmel, Ind.-Carmel (Iowa Lakes C.C.)), Brett Stenger (Kingsville, Ontario-Kingsville District (Indian Hills C.C.)), and Zach Wallace (Alamo, Calif.-De La Salle (UC San Diego-Palomar College)).

Jayhawks fall in an early-season volleyball showdown with Grand Rapids CC

Sept. 8, 2017; Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)

The Muskegon Community College volleyball team lost an early-season conference showdown with rival Grand Rapids CC on Thursday, 3-0.

City to consider beekeeping ordinance

Sept. 7, 2017; The Cedar Springs Post

The City of Cedar Springs may soon join the ranks of other progressive cities that are helping to support the environment by allowing residents to keep bees. The City Council will consider the first reading of the ordinance at their monthly meeting this Thursday, September 7.

City resident Joe Frank asked the city to consider allowing beekeeping in the city after finding out there was not a specific ordinance to address the issue. He has kept honeybees as a hobby for several years. He had several hives on property he owned in Hesperia, and when he decided to sell the property, he re-homed all of the hives, except one, with other beekeepers. He had previously asked a city official if he could keep a hive on his property here, and was told he could. He moved the hive to his property, but was later told that he couldn’t have it under the current ordinances, and so asked the city earlier this summer to consider it.

(Joel Frank is a technical operations technician in the ATC.)

Raider Salute to Facilities staff

September 6, 2017

A Raider Salute from Erin Busscher, of the Counseling and Career Center:

I would like to send a Raider Salute to all of the outstanding Facilities staff for setting up and tearing down the Transfer and Advising Day event in the Juan Olivarez Plaza. They did an excellent job and I was impressed by their teamwork and efficiency.

GRCC building addresses

August 25, 2017

Hosting a meeting?  Ordering food delivery?

With the widespread use of Google Maps and GPS location services, Facilities has posted the actual building addresses for all campus buildings on their webpage.

If you’re hosting a meeting for external guests, trying to give directions to applicants or students, or expecting delivery for lunch, you may want to share the real address for your building so people can plug that into their GPS!

 

Energy savings across campus

August 23, 2017

Grand Rapids Community College has saved more than $8 million through its energy conservation efforts over the last nine years. GRCC launched its energy program in May of 2008. Since then, energy consumption has been reduced by 386,296 MMBTUs. That reduction translates into the equivalent of 40,459 tons of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere, or 8,429 passenger cars removed from the road, or 1,037,421 trees planted.

The college has reduced energy consumption by 21.2% which translates to $8,060,496 dollars in savings.

Godfrey Avenue to close August 18 for repairs

August 17, 2017

If you’re planning to travel near Tassell M-TEC on August 18, be aware that Godfrey Avenue SW will be closed from Hall to Martha streets for water basin repairs. The suggested northbound detour is from Hall to Grandville to Rumsey streets; the suggested southbound route is Rumsey to Grandville to Hall.

GRCC In the News, 8-7-17

August 7, 2017

Change Ups: Updates planned for GRCC technology center

Aug. 4, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Grand Rapids Community College’s Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center will be updated and expanded, thanks in part to $6,367,250 in state funding that will cover half the cost of the $12,734,500 project. The development will focus on computer and manufacturing programs. Students completing these programs are in high demand, and so it’s important for GRCC to keep its classrooms current with the latest equipment and tools used in these industries, according to Amy Koning, dean of the School of Workforce Development.

Cascade Engineering embraces innovation

Aug. 4, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Sustainability drives innovation at Cascade Engineering, and the plastic injection molding company is constantly driven toward innovation to better serve a wide variety of industries.

… Cascade’s center for innovation is staffed with undergraduates from Grand Rapids Community College and Ferris State University in Big Rapids. There also are Ph.D.-level scientists on staff who head the formulation and understanding of the properties of plastics used.

The Public Schools Near Betsy DeVos’ Hometown Are Doing Great

Aug. 7, 2017; NPR

Betsy DeVos was back in western Michigan last week. It was her first public visit to the area where she grew up since being named education secretary. She visited a science-focused summer learning program and Grand Rapids Community College, and met privately with superintendents from across the state.

The Omelette Shoppe serving more than breakfast for Restaurant Week GR

Aug. 4, 2017; FOX 17

Restaurant Week GR is less than a week away, and for the first time a majority of the 70 restaurants participating will be serving a lunch option.

… For every meal sold, each restaurant will donate $1 to the Secchia Institute of Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College.

Nick Truesdell On His Crazy Road To Vikings Training Camp

Aug. 6, 2017; CBS Minnesota

MANKATO, Minn. (WCCO) — There are great stories every year in training camp, as football players give it their best to try to earn one of the 53 spots on the roster.

… In 2011 he (Nick Truesdell) enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College, and promptly tore his ACL in the very first game, of what turned out to be Grand Rapids’ final season — they cancelled the football program at the end of the year.

 

Construction work scheduled for Fountain Street

August 7, 2017

Work to resurface Fountain Street, from Prospect to College avenues, begins August 8 and is scheduled to run through August 26. The entrance to Sneden off Fountain will be closed, starting Tuesday morning, with both gates at Prospect and Fulton open.

GRCC In the News, 7-26-17

July 26, 2017

GR race initiative’s goals: Education, jobs

July 24, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Several months after the July 1967 race riot devastated parts of Grand Rapids, a report listed a dozen challenges the city’s blacks faced.

… Fifty years later, Grand Rapids Community College President Bill Pink is struck by how much of that list still applies.

Curious Kids’ living roof to get its own sign

July 25, 2017; The Herald-Palladium (St. Joseph)

ST. JOSEPH — When you have an attraction as unique as the living green roof at the Curious Kids Discovery Zone, a lot of questions are bound to crop up.

… “We are in very select company to have a green roof on a commercial building,” said Lori Marciniak, executive director of Curious Kids Museum. It is one of only five in Michigan, with other locations including a Ford truck assembly plant in Dearborn, Grand Rapids Community College and businesses in Traverse City and Holland, she said.

 

GRCC In the News, 7-19-17

July 19, 2017

GRCC gets state support for $12.7M building renovation, expansion

July 18, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is getting help from the state to expand and renovate a building to provide the capacity to meet the demands of the growing information technology and manufacturing sectors.

Prosecutor asks jury to find Marcus Bivins guilty of first-degree murder

July 19, 2017; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Opening statements got underway this morning in the trial of Marcus Bivins.

He’s charged with killing a homeless woman outside Grand Rapids Community College more than a year ago.

Grand Rapids 1967 riot: When anger, oppression erupted into ‘chaos’

July 18, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – When the 1967 riot broke, Nathaniel Moody, just 12, saw the grocery store and pharmacy where his mother shopped burn down on South Division Avenue.

…  Ellen James, a former Grand Rapids Community College trustee, said many whites did not appreciate the challenges facing the black community.

 

GRCC In the News, 7-17-17

July 17, 2017

GVSU, GRCC announce campus expansions in Grand Rapids

July 14, 2017; mibiz.com

GRAND RAPIDS — Two higher educational institutions plan to spend more than $82 million combined to expand their downtown campuses.

The state’s 2018 fiscal year budget, signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder, includes allocations for expansions at both Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College.

Change Ups: Blandford Nature Center founder receives inaugural award

July 14, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… GRANTS

Grand Rapids Community College received a $50,000 grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to create more health care career opportunities for minorities. The grant will fund a 10-day Health Care Scrubs Camp for Grand Rapids Public Schools students. High school juniors and seniors will learn in GRCC simulation labs, work in a decontamination unit at St. Mary’s Hospital, participate in a culinary medicine workshop at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, and take part in a disaster drill.

Chef Clark introduces new take on Italian cuisine

July 11, 2017; Grand Rapids Magazine

Chef Clark Frain is excited to bring contemporary Italian cuisine, including crudo offerings, which means raw in Italian, to downtown Grand Rapids.

… After a stint at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College he landed at Gibsons. “I had a great experience there,” he said. “I started refining my technique and learning about high quality ingredients.”

Inside Track: Building a brotherhood

July 14, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Andre Fields knows firsthand the painful combination of poverty, fatherlessness and systemic racism that haunts many of his black male students.

… Fields, an associate professor and counselor at Grand Rapids Community College, started a leadership development fraternity for black male students at GRCC called Alpha Beta Omega (ABO) in 2012.

 

 

G1 Cook parking to close for two weeks

July 14, 2017

The crew that is cleaning and sealing the exterior of Cook Hall will be moving onto the south side of the building on Monday, July 17.  Parking in G1 Cook will be closed for approximately two weeks. G2 parking will reopen on Monday. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Preliminary work on fieldhouse roof starts this weekend

July 14, 2017

The Ford Fieldhouse is getting a new roof, with the project beginning on Monday, July 17.  There will be a truck vacuuming the ballast rocks off the roof on Saturday and Sunday.

Don’t forget: The skywalk from the fieldhouse to the Lyon parking ramp and the Calkins Science Center will be closed beginning Monday through the end of the summer term.

Portion of GRCC skywalk closed beginning July 17

July 12, 2017

The re-roofing project at the Ford Fieldhouse is scheduled to begin on Monday.  As a result, the sky walk from the Ford Field House to the Lyon parking ramp and the Calkins Science Center will be closed beginning Monday, July 17.  The closure will be in effect through the end of the summer term.

Skywalk between fieldhouse, Student Center closed through July 10

July 6, 2017

The skywalk bridge between Ford Fieldhouse and the Student Center will be closed today through July 10. The bridge will be receiving new caulking and traffic coating. Access to the buildings will be at sidewalk levels.