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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

GRCC Mathematics Seminar TODAY in Cook 213

November 13, 2018

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is hosting its November Mathematics Seminar TODAY, November 13, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in 213 Cook.

This month’s seminar will be lead by former GRCC student Katrina Teunis. Ms. Teunis will discuss her research on mathematical patterns in the folding of RNA.

Recent research in mathematical biology includes areas such as genomics, biochemistry and cell biology, heart physiology, kidney function, and protein folding.  Everyone is welcome!

Refreshments will be served at 2:15 p.m.

 

The Math Behind the Foldability of RNA

“This summer I was given funding to do some undergraduate math research on the mathematical patterns in how RNA folds. RNA, much like DNA, is made up of four building blocks called nucleotides: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, and Uracil. These nucleotides form a string that likes to fold in on itself and bond together – Adenine with Uracil and Guanine with Cytosine. So, the order and number of nucleotides present will determine how many ways the string of RNA can fold. By assigning these properties to letters, we can study this in a general context. Doing this I was able to find several new ways of determining how many times a string will fold as well as how to build a string with a specific number of foldings. I was also able to find or strengthen connections between RNA and other areas of mathematics. In this talk, I will walk through how RNA folds, what I found in my research, and how RNA connects to other areas of mathematics. This research was funded by the Modified Student Summer Scholars Program from the Office of Undergraduate Research at Grand Valley State University.”

GRCC Mathematics Seminar tomorrow in Cook 213

November 12, 2018

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is hosting its November Mathematics Seminar TOMORROW, November 13, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in 213 Cook.

Our speaker, former GRCC student Katrina Teunis, will discuss her research on mathematical patterns in the folding of RNA.

Recent research in mathematical biology includes areas such as genomics, biochemistry and cell biology, heart physiology, kidney function, and protein folding.  Everyone is welcome!

Refreshments will be served at 2:15 p.m.

 

The Math Behind the Foldability of RNA

“This summer I was given funding to do some undergraduate math research on the mathematical patterns in how RNA folds. RNA, much like DNA, is made up of four building blocks called nucleotides: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, and Uracil. These nucleotides form a string that likes to fold in on itself and bond together – Adenine with Uracil and Guanine with Cytosine. So, the order and number of nucleotides present will determine how many ways the string of RNA can fold. By assigning these properties to letters, we can study this in a general context. Doing this I was able to find several new ways of determining how many times a string will fold as well as how to build a string with a specific number of foldings. I was also able to find or strengthen connections between RNA and other areas of mathematics. In this talk, I will walk through how RNA folds, what I found in my research, and how RNA connects to other areas of mathematics. This research was funded by the Modified Student Summer Scholars Program from the Office of Undergraduate Research at Grand Valley State University.”

GRCC hosts National Survivors of Suicide conference on Nov. 17

November 7, 2018

The National Survivors of Suicide Conference will be held at GRCC’s Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 17, 2018.

Grand Rapids Community College’s Nursing Department has teamed up with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and West Michigan Survivors of Suicide on the National Survivors of Suicide Conference.

This free conference will feature activities and discussions to support those who have lost a loved one to suicide, foster discussion among survivors, and explore ways to prevent suicide. Students in GRCC’s Nursing program and members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society will assist with the activities.

A lunch is provided, and parking is free. To register in advance, contact David McDonald at dmcd42@aol.com or (616) 949-3402. You can also register from 8:30-9 a.m. on the day of the conference.

Voting today? Show your sticker at campus dining!

November 6, 2018

Poster for Campus Dining. The text reads: "GRCC Campus Dining. Show your "I Voted" sticker at The Raider Grille, The Quiet Cafe, and The Sneden Cafe to receive $1.00 off your purchase!"

GRCC’s November Mathematics Seminar next Tuesday in Cook 213

November 6, 2018

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Tuesday, November 13, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in 213 Cook.

November’s seminar will be lead by former GRCC student Katrina Teunis. Ms. Teunis will discuss her research on mathematical patterns in the folding of RNA.

Recent research in mathematical biology includes areas such as genomics, biochemistry and cell biology, heart physiology, kidney function, and protein folding.  Everyone is welcome!

Refreshments will be served at 2:15 p.m.

 

The Math Behind the Foldability of RNA

“This summer I was given funding to do some undergraduate math research on the mathematical patterns in how RNA folds. RNA, much like DNA, is made up of four building blocks called nucleotides: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, and Uracil. These nucleotides form a string that likes to fold in on itself and bond together – Adenine with Uracil and Guanine with Cytosine. So, the order and number of nucleotides present will determine how many ways the string of RNA can fold. By assigning these properties to letters, we can study this in a general context. Doing this I was able to find several new ways of determining how many times a string will fold as well as how to build a string with a specific number of foldings. I was also able to find or strengthen connections between RNA and other areas of mathematics. In this talk, I will walk through how RNA folds, what I found in my research, and how RNA connects to other areas of mathematics. This research was funded by the Modified Student Summer Scholars Program from the Office of Undergraduate Research at Grand Valley State University.”

Dia de los Muertos celebration TODAY in Student Center

November 1, 2018

Poster for the 2018 Dia De Los Muertos celebration at GRCC. The text reads: “Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. November 1, 2018. 9 a.m-11 am and 2 pm-4 pm. Student Life Office. 1st Floor, Student Center building. Community Altar. Refreshments. Altar will be on display Oct. 29- Nov. 1. Open to the Public. Presented by GRCC ALAS. Assisting Latinos to Achieve and Succeed. Asistiendo a Latinos a Alcanzar y Sobresalir. For more information: Sonya Hernandez, 616-234-2561, sonyahernandez@grcc.edu.”

Please join us in Student Life as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos today!

EVENTS:

  • 9-11 a.m. – Coffee and Mexican sweetbread
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – the Hispanic Student Organization will be playing the movie Coco in the Raider Grille
  • 2-4 p.m. – Tamales, available in the student life office

We hope you are able to stop in and see us. If you do, please make sure you find our sign-in sheet and let us know you were there!

TRIO Power of Education fundraiser selling donuts and apples through Friday

October 31, 2018

Poster for Donut and apple sale. Poster text reads: “Power pf Education Foundation Fundraiser. Donuts and Apples Sale. 10/29/2018-11/2/2018. Locations from: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. October 29th: Main Building, Winchester Alley; Main Building, 4th Floor; Student Community Building, 1st Floor. October 30th: Main Building, 4th Floor; Student Community Building, 1st Floor; Science Building, 1st Floor. October 31st: Main Building, 4th Floor; Student Community Building, 1st Floor; Science Building, 1st Floor. November 1st: Main Building, Winchester Alley; Main Building, 4th Floor; Student Community Building, 1st Floor. November 2nd: Science Building, 1st Floor (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.). Help us reach our $600 goal. Help GRCC Trio students sponsor another year of tuition for a student through the Power of Education Foundation school in Fontamara, Haiti. 100% of proceeds will be used directly for sponsorship. Education: workbooks, textbooks, a uniform and other necessary supplies will be included. Meals: Nutritious daily meals while will be provided while at school. Future: It will create opportunities beyond the classroom by helping a child in need.”

TRIO SSS is picking up 30 dozen fresh donuts today, October 31, for our annual Power of Education Fundraiser.

Please help GRCC/TRIO students reach their goal of $600 for tuition to sponsor Samuel Duroseau, 6 years old, through the Power of Education Foundation school in Fontamara, Haiti.  100 % of Proceeds will be used directly for sponsorship.

We are accepting Pre-Orders for Wednesday, 10/31, for deliveries for an order of 1 dozen or more donuts or apples.  Call (616) 234-4150 to place your order.  Make sure you provide the contact name of the person who is making the purchase and the location of delivery.  Cash or check made out to the “Power of Education.”  You may also send your order via email to TRIOSSS@grcc.edu.

Dia de Los Muertos celebration Nov. 1 in the Student Center

October 31, 2018

Poster for the 2018 Dia De Los Muertos celebration at GRCC. The text reads: “Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. November 1, 2018. 9 a.m-11 am and 2 pm-4 pm. Student Life Office. 1st Floor, Student Center building. Community Altar. Refreshments. Altar will be on display Oct. 29- Nov. 1. Open to the Public. Presented by GRCC ALAS. Assisting Latinos to Achieve and Succeed. Asistiendo a Latinos a Alcanzar y Sobresalir. For more information: Sonya Hernandez, 616-234-2561, sonyahernandez@grcc.edu.”

Please join us in Student Life as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos tomorrow, November 1. We will have coffee and Mexican sweetbread available from 9-11a.m. From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., our Hispanic Student Organization will be hosting an event in Raider Grille and showing the movie “CoCo.” From 2-4 p.m., we will have tamales available in the student life office.

We hope you are able to stop in and see us. If you do, please make sure you find our sign-in sheet and let us know you were there!

TODAY: Mathematics Seminar on Islamic design in Cook 102

October 30, 2018

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar TODAY, 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.

GRCC Mathematics Seminar tomorrow in Cook 102

October 29, 2018

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar tomorrow, 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.

Final Day of Fall Fest at the Raider Grille

October 25, 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”

Today is the final day of Fall Fest 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.

Today’s treat: a gourmet trail mix bar.

Alumni Relations hosts Breakfast with Santa on December 1

October 24, 2018

Poster for GRCC's Breakfast with Santa event. Poster reads: “Breakfast with Santa. Saturday, December 1, 2018. 8:30-10 a.m. Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center banquet rooms. 151 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. $5 per person, children 2 and under free. Enjoy breakfast and festive activities. Meet and take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Park under the ATC on in the Bostwick Parking Ramp, which are located off Ransom Ave. Space is limited, so click here and register today! grcc.edu/grccfoundation/alumnirelations/alumnievents. GRCC Alumni Relations.”

This event is open to all GRCC students, employees, alumni, and their families.

GRCC’s October Mathematics Seminar next Tuesday in Cook 102

October 23, 2018

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar next week 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.

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.