Mark your calendars for the GRCC Holiday Breakfast!

- Friday, December 14, from 7:45-9 a.m.
- Student Center, 2nd and 3rd floors

The daily employee newsletter of Grand Rapids Community College

Mark your calendars for the GRCC Holiday Breakfast!

- Friday, December 14, from 7:45-9 a.m.
- Student Center, 2nd and 3rd floors

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.”

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.”

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.

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.”

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 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__.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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**.

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

**Symmetries in the Alhambra**