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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

Mark your calendars for GRCC’s October Mathematics Seminar on Islamic design

October 19, 2018

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Tuesday, October 30, 3-4 p.m. in 102 Cook.

Our speaker is Rebin Muhammad from Ohio University, presenting on the mathematical symmetries in traditional Islamic designs. The variety of symmetries found in Islamic geometric patterns contributes to beautiful works of art and a wealth of opportunities for interesting mathematical explorations.  Join us for a presentation that will appeal to a general audience – all are welcome!

Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m.

 

Symmetries in the Alhambra

An Islamic geometric pattern is a two-dimensional wallpaper that is created by only using a compass and ruler. The history of Islamic geometric patterns dates back to the 8th century and can been seen in most Islamic countries, where it is used in decorating the walls of buildings and mosques. We will explore some of these patterns that are located in Alhambra (and other places) and see why they are mathematically interesting.

Reminder: Fall Fest at the Raider Grille and Quiet Café Next Week

October 19, 2018

 

Flier for Fall Fest event. There is a border of red, orange, and yellow leaves and a pumpkin. The text reads: “Fall Fest. Tuesday, October 23 - Thursday, October 25. 11:00 am- 1:00pm. Join us in the Raider Grille for free food and a chance to win free parking passes by filling out our survey. Free games! Selfie-Station! Pumpkin Ring Toss! Raider Dollar Giveaways. Tuesday Oct. 23 - Caramel apple nacho bar with assorted toppings. Wednesday Oct. 24 - Apple Cider and Donut holes. Thursday Oct. 25 - Gourmet Trailmix bar. Tuesday October 23 is the 5th annual Michigan Apple Crunch day! To help promote Michigan agriculture and our state’s signature apples, there will be free apples located in the Raider Grille and the Quiet Café. Fall food and drink specials in the Raider Grille and The Quiet Café. #Michiganapplecrunch #cultivateMichigan #creativedining”

Come enjoy Fall Fest next week Tuesday-Thursday at the Raider Grille and Quiet Café.

Free food, games, giveaways, and drink specials.

Attendees can also take a survey to receive a coupon and enter to win a prize.

SPECIAL TREATS:

  • Tuesday’s treat: caramel apple nacho bar with assorted toppings
  • Wednesday’s treat: apple cider and donut holes
  • Thursday’s treat: a gourmet trail mix bar

Annual Employee Benefits Fair and Flu Shot Clinic Next Wednesday

October 17, 2018

Flyer for the Annual Benefits Fair. Text reads: "Annual Benefits Fair & Flu Shot Clinic. Employees and Family members are welcomed! Join us for some Cider & Donuts! When:Wednesday, October 24th, 2018. Where: ATC Banquet Rooms (118-124). Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm. Benefit Fair Scavenger Hunt. Collect a ticket at the welcome table to be entered into the raffle drawing, Or play our benefit scavenger hunt for a chance to win the grand prize. Items will be placed on the vendors tables. To participate in the grand prize raffle drawing, you will need to visit the vendor tables and locate the items that are on your raffle scavenger hunt card. Once you have identified all the items on the card and collected a sticker from the vendor, give your card to Angie Ramirez at the entrance for a chance to win the grand prize. Good Luck! Employees who are getting a flu shot will automatically be entered into the raffle drawing. Vendors at the Fair: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Pine Rest; Flex Administrators; RX Optical; Lake Michigan Credit Union; Aflac; MEEMIC; GRCC Wellness/Staff Development; VALIC; i-Chiro; Legend Group; and more. Flu Shot Clinic. GRCC employees can get a flu shot at the fair. Be sure to bring your insurance card or pay $20 (cash or check payable to GRCC)."

Come join your colleagues for a fun and informational event at the Annual Employee Benefits Fair & Flu Shot Clinic. Learn more about the benefits offered to you. Employees and their family members are welcome!

  • When: Next Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Where: ATC Banquet Rooms (118-124)
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Speak with GRCC Benefit vendors including:

  • BC/BS
  • Flex Administrators
  • AFLAC
  • Pine Rest
  • Madison National Life
  • Annuity Vendors

Get your Flu Shot – don’t forget to bring your insurance card, or the cost to employees is only $20 if not insured.

There will be cider and donuts in the atrium of ATC from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Get information on your health plan options for Open Enrollment, beginning October 29, 2018. HR staff will be on hand to answer your open enrollment questions.

You may also win fabulous prizes including gift cards and other great gifts donated by our vendors. See you at the Fair!

October 23-25: Fall Fest at the Raider Grille

October 17, 2018

 

Flier for Fall Fest event. There is a border of red, orange, and yellow leaves and a pumpkin. The text reads: “Fall Fest. Tuesday, October 23 - Thursday, October 25. 11:00 am- 1:00pm. Join us in the Raider Grille for free food and a chance to win free parking passes by filling out our survey. Free games! Selfie-Station! Pumpkin Ring Toss! Raider Dollar Giveaways. Tuesday Oct. 23 - Caramel apple nacho bar with assorted toppings. Wednesday Oct. 24 - Apple Cider and Donut holes. Thursday Oct. 25 - Gourmet Trailmix bar. Tuesday October 23 is the 5th annual Michigan Apple Crunch day! To help promote Michigan agriculture and our state’s signature apples, there will be free apples located in the Raider Grille and the Quiet Café. Fall food and drink specials in the Raider Grille and The Quiet Café. #Michiganapplecrunch #cultivateMichigan #creativedining”

Fall Fest at the Raider Grille is happening October 23-25!

Free Food, giveaways, and a Drink Special in the Quiet Café.

Attendees can also take a survey to receive a coupon and enter to win a prize.

Two Students Awarded with the GRCC Faculty and Staff Centennial Scholarship

October 16, 2018

The GRCC Faculty and Staff Centennial Scholarship was created by the employees of the college in honor of GRCC’s 100th year celebration. Currently, two awards are given each year: one to an incoming student and the other to a returning student that has earned at least 12 credits at GRCC. These scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement as well as extracurricular involvement and community service. Applicants are also asked to submit a short essay explaining why they feel they deserve the scholarship. The recipients are then selected by a cross-college committee made up of representatives from each of the various employee groups (Faculty, Meet & Confer, CEBA, APSS, and Campus Police).

We are pleased to announce and congratulate the 2018-19 scholarship recipients for the GRCC Faculty and Staff Centennial Scholarship: Carley Hume and Rodney Van Lagen. Both have been awarded $1,000! Rodney is studying to become a secondary school teacher with a major in mathematics and a minor in English. Carley is currently enrolled in the Dental Assisting program at GRCC and plans on starting the Dental Hygiene program next fall.

We are very grateful to all the faculty and staff who have helped make these scholarships possible for Carley and Rodney. We wish these students all the best in their academic endeavors.

CAB to host GRCC Trunk-O-Treat on October 20

October 9, 2018

The GRCC Campus Activities Board is hosting a Trunk-O-Treat on Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the top level of the Bostwick Parking Ramp! Bring your kids/siblings for candy, face painting, and to meet some special friends! Face painting is FREE to GRCC Students and $3 to Faculty and Staff.

CAB is also accepting volunteers/departments who would like to bring a car and decorate their trunk. CAB will supply the candy for those who provide a trunk.

FREE donuts for all contest participants.

Please sign up using this form.

For questions, please contact Kaitlynn Karl at kaitlynnkarl@email.grcc.edu.

GRCC Employees on the Move through October 4, 2018

October 8, 2018

Please congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC

Debra Davis

Support Professional, Human Resources Benefits

Effective 9/24/2018

 

Sonja Hernandez

Program Coordinator, Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion

Effective: 9/24/2018

 

Danielle Flaumenhaft

Human Resources Generalist

Effective: 10/15/18

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Lisa Dopke

Transfer from: Associate Director of Grants and Resource Development

Transfer to: Director of Grant Development, Grants and Resources Development Department

Effective: 9/10/2018

 

Lakisha Beck

Transfer from: Support Professional, Records Office

Transfer to: Systems Functional Analyst

Effective: 9/17/18

 

Angela Salinas

Transfer from: Coordinator of Adult Enrollment & Outreach

Transfer to: Employee Events, Engagement, and Onboarding Coordinator

Effective: 10/29/18

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Retirement:

Brenda Cary

Support Professional, Records Office

Effective: 1/1/2019

October Mind-Body Wellness Events from Counseling & Career Development

September 27, 2018

Counseling & Career Development’s Mind-Body Wellness Series continues this October with several more free events. All GRCC students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Staff can receive professional development credit for their participation. Questions? Email enisley@grcc.edu

October Classes:

Mindfulness Meditation

  • Mondays in October, 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.

Tai Chi & Tea

  • Tuesdays in October, 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.

How to Feel Happier

  • Wednesday, October 10, 1:30-2 p.m., Calkins Science Center, Room 201
  • Thursday, October 25, 2-2:30 p.m., Cook Hall, Room 511

Some may think that happiness depends on life circumstances or on being born with a cheerful disposition, but decades of scientific research has shown that we can boost our own happiness. Using simple practices, we can increase our positive experiences and emotions, and even “rewire” our brains for greater happiness. In this 30-minute workshop, we’ll identify several of these happiness habits and share tips for practice. Light refreshments will be served.

 

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

Reminder: Student Organizations Must Re-register for Fall 2018

September 26, 2018

All new and returning student organizations (both Academic Student Organizations and Non-Academic Student Organizations) must be registered or re-registered by this Friday, September 28th, at 5 p.m. If you are unsure if you have re-registered, please visit the Campus Labs website.

Organizations have to be registered on Raider Connect to be considered an ACTIVE student organization. If organizations do not register, they will not be able to receive funding for the fall semester. For more information, contact the Student Life and Conduct Office.

Honors Program still accepting fall students

September 26, 2018

There is still time for students to join the Honors Program this fall! Students begin the program every fall by taking Honors 101, a 1-credit course offered in a 7-week format. The next section starts Wednesday, October 17th.

The Honors Program at Grand Rapids Community College helps students achieve their academic and personal goals. Our honors program is a small 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.

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 each student 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 $750).

Application Process

Interested students must complete and submit the online program application. Upon submission of the application, the student will meet with one of our staff to discuess what it means to be a student in the Honors Program in terms of participation and completion.

Learn More

If this is an experience any students you know are looking for, encourage them to apply today! Students can visit our web page to learn more about the unique courses and experiences offered as part of participating in the Honors Program.

Event today: GRCC Science Talks “Unlocking the Sun”

September 17, 2018

An image of the sun using Spectroscopy. The sun is depicted in shades of green, brown, and blue.

Unlocking the Sun: Spectroscopy in the 1800s

  • TODAY, September 17, 2018, at 3:45 p.m.
  • Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348

Have you ever wondered how we know what the sun is made of, even though it’s too hot to visit?

The story of how we discovered the chemical makeup of our own star combines chemistry, physics, and astronomy in a tale of mystery, far-flung expeditions, and unexpected discoveries. After an overview of spectroscopy, assistant professor Lauren Woolsey will take us through the secrets of the sun from this turning point in science history.

Dr. Woolsey is a Harvard-trained expert in astronomy, solar physics, and exoplanets.

Future GRCC Science Talks will include:

  • 11/05/2018: “Species Conservation: How we got here and what can still be done” – 3:45 p.m., Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348
  • 02/21/2019: “Epigenetics and Colon Cancer: A tale of mice, microbes, and methyl groups” – 4 p.m., Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348
  • 03/25/2019: “Gene Modifications: CRISPR” – 3:45 p.m., Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348

Grand Rapids Community College Science Talks are open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Please email timothyperiard@grcc.edu with any questions.

GRCC Employees on the Move through September 11, 2018

September 14, 2018

Please welcome our new employees and congratulate those who have moved and been promoted.

WELCOME TO GRCC

Katherine Pena

Support Professional, CIS/MANU/Applied/MADD

Effective 5-21-2018

 

Kanyn Doan

College Success Coach, Student Success Center

Effective: 7/2/2018

 

Abbey Atanasoff-Spencer

Support Professional, Child Development & Education

Effective: 7/16/2018

 

Leigh Jajuga

Web Content Manager, Communications

Effective Date: 7/30/2018

 

Nicole Evans

Assistant Professor of Biology

Effective: 8/23/2018

 

Jenifer Bourcier

Assistant Professor of Micro Biology

Effective: 8/23/2018

 

Teddie Buchner

Assistant Professor-Occupational Therapy Assistant Program/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Effective: 8/23/2018

 

Lilian Daisy Henderson

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Effective: 8/23/2018

 

Jessica Davis

Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Effective Date: 8/27/2018

 

Camille Milkie

Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Effective Date: 8/27/2018

 

Jessie Ortiz

Utilities Supervisor-Evenings

Effective Date: 9/4/2018

 

Heather Denhouter

Support Professional, Academic Advising & Transfer Center (AATC) & Counseling & Career Development (CCD)

Effective Date: 9/4/2018

 

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW POSITION

Delicia Wilondja

Transfer from: Support Professional, Human Resources Professional Development

Transfer to: Administrative Assistant, Human Resources

Effective: 5-21-2018

 

Lorena Aguayo-Marquez

Transfer from: Support Professional, Adult Education

Transfer to: Kellogg Community Recruitment Specialist

Effective: 5/22/2018

 

Traci Nichols

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Support Professional, Instructional Support

Effective: 6/2018/2018

 

Grace Blanchard

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Support Professional, Training Solutions

Effective: 6/19/2018

 

Kristen Spoelman

Transfer from: Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Transfer to: Faculty, ECCL Instructor

Effective Date: 6/25/2018

 

Claudia Jones

Transfer from: Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Transfer to: Faculty, ECCL Instructor

Effective Date: 6/25/2018

 

Kathleen White

Transfer from: Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Transfer to: Faculty, ECCL Instructor

Effective Date: 6/25/2018

 

David Houseman

Transfer from: IT Customer Support Tech

Transfer to: Application Packager, IT

Effective Date: 7/16/2018

 

Leann Garrison

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Support Professional, Language & Thought and Visual Arts

Effective date: 7/30/2018

 

Elino Cortes Figuereo

Transfer from: Support Professional, Enrollment Center

Transfer to: Support Professional, Adult Education

Effective date: 7/30/2018

 

Jermaine Reese

Transfer from: Faculty

Transfer to: Police & Corrections Academy Director, Criminal Justice

Effective: 7/2/2018

 

Laura Kennett

Transfer from: Faculty

Transfer to: Interim Associate Dean of Operations, School of Arts & Sciences

Effective: 7/2/2018

 

Lydia Cruz

Transfer from: FMLA Coordinator & Adjunct Faculty

Transfer to: Human Resources Recruiter

Effective: 7/16/2018

 

Jennifer Kelly

Transfer from: Payroll Specialist

Transfer to: Payroll & FMLA Coordinator

Effective: 7/16/2018

 

Angie Ramirez

Transfer from: Coordinator of Contingency Employment & Healthcare Reform

Transfer to: Coordinator of Adjunct Faculty & Contingency Employment

Effective: 7/16/2018

 

Jonathan Wheeler

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Support Professional, College Success Center

Effective date: 7/30/2018

 

James Setchfield

Transfer from: Student Success Coach

Transfer to: Program Support Coordinator, College Success Center

Effective Date: 7/30/2018

 

Nicole Dekker

Transfer from: Employee Events, Engagement and On-Boarding Coordinator

Transfer to: HRIS Specialist, Human Resources

Effective: 8/6/2018

 

Jennifer Batten

Transfer from: Interim Associate Dean of Operations, SAS

Transfer to: Faculty, Physical Sciences

Effective Date: 8/13/2018

 

Mandy Tomlinson

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: IT Customer Support Tech I

Effective Date: 8/13/2018

 

Kailee Whitcomb

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Effective Date: 8/20/2018

 

Sydney Goebel

Transfer from: Contingency

Transfer to: Assistant to the Preschool Instructor

Effective Date: 8/20/2018

 

Daniel Estes

Transfer from: Adjunct

Transfer to: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Design

Effective: 8/23/2018

 

Arthur Ward

Transfer from: Adjunct

Transfer to: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Design

Effective: 8/23/2018

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Domingo Hernandez-Gomez

Director, Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion

Effective Date: 6/30/2018

 

Tamber Bustance

Diversity Development Manager, Woodrick Center for Equity & Inclusion

Effective Date: 7/6/2018

 

Christine Coon

Human Resources Generalist

Effective Date: 7/6/2018

 

Derek Brunn

Support Professional, Ford Fieldhouse

Effective Date: 8/11/2018

 

John Cowles

Dean, Student Success & Retention

Effective: 9/8/2018

 

Matthew Coullard

Coordinator of Graphic Services, Communications

Effective: 9/8/2018

 

Retirement:

Sara Yob

Professor, Training Solutions

Effective: 8/22/2018

 

Mary Lou Kersjes

Support Professional, Information Technology

Effective Date: 9/29/2018

 

Judith Larsen

Director, Grants and Resource Development

Effective Date: 10/13/2018

 

Ronald Graves

Support Professional, Financial Services

Effective: 1/1/19

GRCC Science Talks Begin this Monday with “Unlocking the Sun”

September 13, 2018

An image of the sun using Spectroscopy. The sun is depicted in shades of green, brown, and blue.

Unlocking the Sun: Spectroscopy in the 1800s

  • Monday, September 17, 2018, at 3:45 p.m.
  • Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348

Have you ever wondered how we know what the sun is made of, even though it’s too hot to visit?

The story of how we discovered the chemical makeup of our own star combines chemistry, physics, and astronomy in a tale of mystery, far-flung expeditions, and unexpected discoveries. After an overview of spectroscopy, assistant professor Lauren Woolsey will take us through the secrets of the sun from this turning point in science history.

Dr. Woolsey is a Harvard-trained expert in astronomy, solar physics, and exoplanets.

Future GRCC Science Talks will include:

  • 11/05/2018: “Species Conservation: How we got here and what can still be done” – 3:45 p.m., Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348
  • 02/21/2019: “Epigenetics and Colon Cancer: A tale of mice, microbes, and methyl groups” – 4 p.m., Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348
  • 03/25/2019: “Gene Modifications: CRISPR” – 3:45 p.m., Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348

Grand Rapids Community College Science Talks are open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Please email timothyperiard@grcc.edu with any questions.

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."