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Retirement Party for Mike Rydman today in Main

December 13, 2018

After 31 years of teaching, Philosophy Professor Mike Rydman will retire at the end of this semester. Please join the Language and Thought Department for a Retirement Party today, December 13, from 4-6 p.m. in the Art Gallery – 4th floor of the Main Building.

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!

Sign-up sheet available now for Winter semester Information Stations

December 11, 2018

A message from Joe Courtade, Coordinator of Student Life and Conduct:

“Dear GRCC Family,

I know it’s hard to believe we’re talking about welcoming students back when they haven’t even left yet, but I wanted to get this information out to folks earlier rather than later. January 7-9, we will once again be welcoming students to the new semester at our well-stocked Information Stations across campus. Student Life couldn’t pull this off without your help–we’re hoping you will consider volunteering some of your time again!

The Information Stations will be at Sneden, Main, Student Center, Calkins Science, and the ATC this coming semester at varying times. See our Winter 2019 Info Station Sign Up Google Sheet to sign up for a time.

Let me know if you have any questions, and as always I appreciate your commitment to assisting our students!”

Contact information: (616) 234-2543 or josephcourtade@grcc.edu

 

 

Retirement Party for Mike Rydman this Thursday

December 11, 2018

After 31 years of teaching, Philosophy Professor Mike Rydman will retire at the end of this semester. Please join the Language and Thought Department for a Retirement Party this Thursday, December 13, from 4-6 p.m. in the Art Gallery – 4th floor of the Main Building.

Retirement Party for Mike Rydman on December 13

December 6, 2018

After 31 years of teaching, Philosophy Professor Mike Rydman will retire at the end of this semester. Please join the Language and Thought Department for a Retirement Party on Thursday, December 13, from 4-6 p.m. in the Art Gallery – 4th floor of the Main Building.

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