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Donuts and cider at Annual Employee Benefits Fair and Flu Shot Clinic Tomorrow

October 23, 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: TOMORROW, 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!

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.

Fall Fest at the Raider Grille and Quiet Café this Tuesday-Thursday

October 22, 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 this week 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

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.

Gerontology Panel November 1 at DeVos Campus

October 15, 2018

Gerontology Panel poster. Poster features three images of older adults. An older woman listens to headphones with a younger woman; an older woman and man ride bikes; and an older man teaches four younger students in an academic setting. The text on the poster reads: "Gerontology Panel. Thursday, November 1, 2018. 4:30-6 p.m. GRCC's DeVos Campus, Sneden Hall, Room 108."

Information about this panel discussion:

  • What: Gerontology Panel
  • When: Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Where: GRCC’s DeVos Campus, Sneden Hall, Room 108
  • Who: A panel of community experts will answer questions about issues in Gerontology and share volunteer opportunities for working with older adults.
  • Why: Learn more about GRCC’s Gerontology Certificate program.

The Gerontology Panel is free and open to any students, faculty, staff, and community members who would like to attend.

Contact Kate Byerwalter, Ph.D. at kbyerwal@grcc.edu or (616) 234-4405 for more information.

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.

Mental Health and Wellness Fair today in the Raider Grille

October 9, 2018

Feeling the stress of the semester as we get closer to midterms? Come explore the Mental Health and Wellness Fair!

The Mental Health and Wellness Fair is a one-stop shop for a wide range of resources available at GRCC and in Grand Rapids as a whole. The event is today, October 9, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille (2nd Floor, Student Center).

We will have representation from community organizations that assist with mental health, substance abuse, food and housing insecurity, sexual/domestic violence, and many more! We will also be visited by the West Michigan Therapy Dogs, a henna artist, and have a number of giveaways including stress balls and more!

This event is open to all—come and get more information for yourself, others, or as a “just in case” for the future! See the event on Raider Connect for more details.

Mental Health and Wellness Fair next Tuesday in the Raider Grille

October 4, 2018

Are your students starting to feel the stress of the semester as we get closer to midterms? Please consider encouraging the Mental Health and Wellness Fair next week!

The Mental Health and Wellness Fair is a one-stop shop for a wide range of resources available at GRCC and in Grand Rapids as a whole. The event is Tuesday, October 9, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille (2nd Floor, Student Center).

We will have representation from community organizations that assist with mental health, substance abuse, food and housing insecurity, sexual/domestic violence, and many more! We will also be visited by the West Michigan Therapy Dogs, a henna artist, and have a number of giveaways including stress balls and more!

This event is open to all—come and get more information for yourself, others, or as a “just in case” for the future! See the event on Raider Connect for more details.

Gerontology Panel this November at DeVos Campus

October 1, 2018

Gerontology Panel poster. Poster features three images of older adults. An older woman listens to headphones with a younger woman; an older woman and man ride bikes; and an older man teaches four younger students in an academic setting. The text on the poster reads: "Gerontology Panel. Thursday, November 1, 2018. 4:30-6 p.m. GRCC's DeVos Campus, Sneden Hall, Room 108."

Information about this panel discussion:

  • What: Gerontology Panel
  • When: Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Where: GRCC’s DeVos Campus, Sneden Hall, Room 108
  • Who: A panel of community experts will answer questions about issues in Gerontology and share volunteer opportunities for working with older adults.
  • Why: Learn more about GRCC’s Gerontology Certificate program.

The Gerontology Panel is free and open to any students, faculty, staff, and community members who would like to attend.

Contact Kate Byerwalter, Ph.D. at kbyerwal@grcc.edu or (616) 234-4405 for more information.

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.

International Day of Peace celebration today in the Raider Grille

September 20, 2018

Today’s International Peace Day celebration will be held in its rain location: the Raider Grille, located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center above the GRCC Bookstore.

An image of the International Peace Day poster, in shades of blue. The text reads: "International Pace Day. GRCC. Save the Date. GRCC World Peace Day Celebration. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. 11:40 a.m.- 4 p.m. Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza. Rain location: Raider Grille. Spend time with your campus community. Make new friends. Chalk the plaza. Cookies by our culinary students. Take selfies in front of the GRCC World Peace Day backdrop. Dance while listening to the DJ rock the plaza. Pick up a Peace Day bracelet and even make one with African beads. Relax while taking in GRCC choirs with conductor Steve Barton. Listen to poetry, and more! This event is for you GRCC. See you there!"

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.