Family Nursing Course seeks pregnant volunteers for simulated prenatal visit

ARE YOU PREGNANT?

The faculty of the Grand Rapids Community College Family Nursing Course are looking for pregnant volunteers for a simulated prenatal visit.  This is not to replace a regular visit with your provider but an opportunity for our LPN students to simulate an office visit with willing participants.

We will hold our simulations on January 14 and January 16 between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.

If you are interested and available, please contact Dawn Zuidgeest-Craft, NNP, PNP, MSN, by email and let know which date works best for you: dzuidgee@grcc.edu.

Directions and more detail to follow after sign-up.

Photo of prenatal doctor visit. A doctor is shown taking the blood pressure of a pregnant patient.

Winter 2019 semester GRCC Employee Fitness Class schedule begins Monday!

Start the New Year off right doing something that makes your body smile on the outside AND inside!

The complete Winter 2019 schedule is available on the Group Exercise page of the GRCC website. All classes will meet in the newly renovated Ford Fieldhouse – come enjoy the upgraded workout space!

Schedule commences this Monday, January 7, 2019, and ends Friday, April 19, 2019. Classes will meet during spring break week, as well. We have a class for everyone, from beginners to advanced. Relax and unwind or sweat it out and tone up with the variety of classes available!

As always, there’s no need to sign up in advance – just show up and see what the fun is all about. You are welcome to bring your spouse, child over 18, or friend(s) to these classes. Non-GRCC participants are asked to pay a small $20 fee per semester. All are welcome!

Contact Angela Salinas (angelasalinas@grcc.edu or ext. 2567) with any questions.

Open house TODAY for new Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director

The image is a flyer for the welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham. It features their picture in the center. The text reads: “You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. 4-6 p.m. Heritage Restaurant. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.” At the bottom of the flyer is the logo for GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

TODAY, Dec. 13, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the Heritage Restaurant.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.

 

Welcome party tomorrow for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham

The image is a flyer for the welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham. It features their picture in the center. The text reads: “You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. 4-6 p.m. Heritage Restaurant. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.” At the bottom of the flyer is the logo for GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Tomorrow, Dec. 13, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the Heritage Restaurant.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.

 

Meet the new Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director this Thursday

The image is a flyer for the welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham. It features their picture in the center. The text reads: “You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. 4-6 p.m. Heritage Restaurant. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.” At the bottom of the flyer is the logo for GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the Heritage Restaurant.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.

 

Welcome party next Thursday for new Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director

The image is a flyer for the welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham. It features their picture in the center. The text reads: “You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. 4-6 p.m. Heritage Restaurant. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.” At the bottom of the flyer is the logo for GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the Heritage Restaurant.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.

 

Open house welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham next week

The image is a flyer for the welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham. It features their picture in the center. The text reads: “You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. 4-6 p.m. Heritage Restaurant. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.” At the bottom of the flyer is the logo for GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the Heritage Restaurant.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or jesmith@grcc.edu.

 

Santa is coming to GRCC’s DeVos Campus!

Digital poster for Santa event. The design has pale grey stripes with a cartoon Santa face in the middle of the image. The text reads: "Santa is coming to GRCC! Monday Dec. 17. 5:30-7:30 pm. White Hall. GRCC DeVos Campus. GRCC employees are invited to bring their families and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. Questions? Contact Angela at angelasalinas@grcc.edu."

Santa is returning to GRCC to visit with employees and their families on Monday, December 17, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in White Hall.

Hot cocoa and cookies will be served!

Employees may contact Angela Salinas (angelasalinas@grcc.edu, x2567) with questions or for additional information.

Don’t forget to bring a camera for photos of your little ones with Santa!

Social Sciences lecture this Thursday with GRCC alumna Dr. Cadey Korson

The Social Sciences Department is hosting a guest lecturer, Dr. Cadey Korson, on Thursday, December 6, starting at 6 p.m. in 108 Sneden Hall.

Dr. Korson is a Rockford native and alumna of GRCC, and she will speaking on separatist movements with special reference to the French dependency of New Caledonia in the South Pacific. The lecture is a collaborative effort between the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan and the GRCC Social Sciences Department. World Michigan provides some information concerning Dr. Korson’s talk.

Exam Cram begins today at the GRCC Library

Blue banner with yellow and white text. Text reads: "Exam Cram at the GRCC Library"

What is it?

Think extended quiet study hours in the library, smiling tutors and librarians, stress-relieving workshops, along with beverages and snacks to keep study strength up and stress levels down!

When is it?

  • This week, Monday, December 3 – Sunday, December 9
  • EXTENDED WEEKEND hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on both Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, December 9

ALSO! Be sure to take advantage of the fun and relaxing (and free!) workshops that will be held during the week:

Meditation Sessions:

Monday (12/3) 12–12:30 p.m.

  • Weekly Mindfulness Meditation: This week’s practice will be a loving-kindness meditation, which cultivates feelings of kindness and compassion for ourselves and others. Regular practice is known to increase experiences of positive emotions such as joy, gratitude, hope, and love.

Wednesday (12/5) 10–10:30 a.m.

  • The Mountain Meditation: This guided visualization promotes feelings of calm grounding, inner strength, and stability in the midst of challenging circumstances and stress.

Thursday (12/6) 10:30–11 a.m.

  • Body Scan Meditation: In this guided meditation, we bring our awareness to each part of the body, sequentially and then as a whole, non – judgmentally, with opportunities to soften any tension found along the way. Many people find this produces deep physical relaxation and a sense of mental calm.

Weaving Workshop:

Wednesday (12/5) 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Feeling stressed about final exams? Treat yourself to a free make & take weaving workshop with Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, host of the CraftSanity Podcast and GRCC adjunct journalism professor. Bring an open mind and good vibes. No experience necessary. Looms and yarn will be provided.

More information is available on the GRCC Library and Learning Commons Exam Cram page.