Reception for Annual Student Art Exhibition tonight in the Collins Art Gallery

GRCC ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION BEGINS TONIGHT!

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  • Location: Paul Collins Gallery
  • Duration: April 8-19, 2019
  • Opening Reception: Monday, April 8, 6-8 p.m. in the Paul Collins Art Gallery

The exhibition displays the best artwork GRCC students have created over the last year. The artworks are from all areas of the visual arts department.  Join us to support the the creativity and imagination of our talented artists at GRCC!

 

Support GRCC Artists – Annual Student Art Exhibition begins Monday

Digital poster for art gallery show. The text reads: "GRCC Student Art Exhibition. Collins Art Gallery. April 18th-19th 2019."

GRCC ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

  • Location: Paul Collins Gallery
  • Duration: April 8-19, 2019
  • Opening Reception: Monday, April 8, 6-8 p.m. in the Paul Collins Art Gallery

The exhibition displays the best artwork GRCC students have created over the last year. The artworks are from all areas of the visual arts department.  Join us to support the the creativity and imagination of our talented artists at GRCC!

‘Take me out to the ball game!’ today at the Raider Grille

‘Take me out to the ball game!’ at the Raider Grille – TODAY, April 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Celebrate the Detroit Tigers home opener with FREE peanuts and Cracker Jacks, plus $1.50 hot dogs and $2.50 chili cheese dogs.

Also, come see how you can get entered to win one of the following:

  • A 50″ TV
  • 4 tickets to the White Caps, May 9

Photo of three Raiders baseball team members in the dugout watching others practice on the field.

Peanuts and Cracker Jacks (plus hotdogs and prizes) at Raider Grille baseball event

Photo of the Raiders baseball team at practice in the outfield.

‘Take me out to the ball game!’ at the Raider Grille – tomorrow, April 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Celebrate the Detroit Tigers home opener with free peanuts and Cracker Jacks, plus $1.50 hot dogs and $2.50 chili cheese dogs.

Also, come see how you can get entered to win one of the following:

  • A 50″ TV
  • 4 tickets to the White Caps, May 9

CTE Annual Faculty Showcase and Faculty Appreciation event one week from today

Join us April 9 for the Center for Teaching Excellence’s Annual Faculty Showcase and Faculty Appreciation. This is a “poster/exhibit type” event and is designed as an informal opportunity to see how your peers are using innovative teaching practices in the classroom. There will also be refreshments, free chair massages, and chances to win GRCC swag!

  • LOCATION: Main 308, 310 (SAS Conference Room), 347, and  351
  • DATE: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • TIME: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Please mark your calendars and join us for this awesome event!

A special thank you to all of our presenters…

  • Steven Putt – GRCC Library OneSearch
  • Vicki Meyers – Bringing Live Simulation to the Classroom with Streaming Video
  • Tari Mattox – Fire and Ice: Bringing the Real World into the Classroom
  • Kelly Webber – G Suite Transition information
  • Tracy Payne – Student Records Quick Reference
  • Garry Brand – A New and Improved Techsmith Relay
  • Lora Blumenstein – Mind Mapping-Opening up the Possibilities
  • Dustin Altschul – Virtual Reality in Interior Design Exploration
  • Holly Christopher – Graduate Student…Again. But Online.
  • Melissa Boman – Early Childhood Technology
  • Melanie Schiele Gady – Honors Project – How Exercise Improves Body Function
  • Anna Maria Clark – Retention through Research! A Successful Partnership Between a 4-Year Institution and a Community College that inspired First Generation/Low Income Students to Consider Research a Viable Academic Avenue

Reminder: Healing through Advocacy event today in the Library

Digital poster for the Healing through Advocacy event at GRCC. The text reads: "Healing through Advocacy. Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A Discussion of the Process of Healing and Growth through Education and Activism. April 2. 1-2:30 p.m. Learning Resource Center Library, Room 2 West Side."

Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

Begin April on a mindful note with the Healing through Advocacy event at the Library.

  • WHEN: Today, April 2, from 1-2:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Learning Resource Center Library, Room 2, West Side

Panelists at the event include:

  • Kimberly DeVries, GRCC Title IX Coordinator
  • Patti Haist, YWCA West Central Michigan Director of Clinical Services
  • Stacey Heisler, LPC, NCC, Counseling and Career Development, Counselor/Interim Program Director
  • Morgan McCaul, Victim Rights Activist and Survivor

Morgan McCaul is a survivor involved in the MSU Nassar case, and has been committed to advocating for sexual assault survivors and promoting legislative activism, especially among college students.

Ms. McCaul will also be the keynote speaker for the event.

A Q&A session will follow the panel. Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by GRCC’s Library and Learning Commons and GRCC’s Office of Student Life and Conduct.

Blood drive today in the Student Center

GRCC’s Honors Program and the Office of Student Life are hosting Michigan Blood for a blood drive TODAY from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (SCC 234) of the Student Center.

Digital poster for blood drive at GRCC. The poster is red with white and yellow text and a white graphic of a heart with droplets raining onto it and a pulse line crossing through it. The text reads: "Blood Drive: Give the Gift of Life. April 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Student Center, Room 234. Register to become a donor with Be The Match! Your donation today can save three lives tomorrow."

Walk-ins are accepted, and you may also make an appointment online.

Donors can receive a free pizza voucher for Hungry Howie’s. Direct any questions to Joe Courtade at josephcourtade@grcc.edu.

Logo for Michigan Blood. Logo is bright blue and red, with a stylized drop of blood on the top of the logo. The text reads: "Michigan Blood. MI blood saves lives."

Leadership Institute presents staff/faculty open house at the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC

Graphic for the 2019 Leadership Institute. The text reads: "InteGREAT CC."

You’re Invited to the 2018 Leadership Institute’s next Sharing Event – Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC Open House

  • DATE: Monday, April 22, 2019
  • TIME: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey Ave SW, Grand Rapids

Details: Connect with your GRCC family at the first departmental open house showcasing the Tassell M-TEC! Julie Parks and her team are eager to show off their campus. Some highlights include:

  • Grilling by the M-TEC Staff – FREE Hamburger/Hot Dog Lunch (vegetarian option available)
  • Tours of the M-TEC
  • Virtual Welder Contest (You could win a prize!)
  • Blood Pressure Readings & Health Protective Clothing Contest
  • Lean Training – Drip & Pipe Contest
  • Check out the Manufacturing Trailer and 3-D printer, M-TEC race car, and Jeep
  • Construction Make-and-Take Project

Photo of the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC building.

Whether you’ve never had the opportunity to enjoy the M-TEC campus or it’s been a while since your last visit, this is a perfect time to gain a better understanding of another GRCC campus and learn about the programs and services we provide to our students:

  • Automotive
  • Construction Trades
  • Job Training
  • Welding
  • Workforce Training

FREE lunch and free parking. No RSVP required.

Questions: Please contact InteGReatCC@grcc.edu

GRCC Mathematics seminar this afternoon

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar today from 3-4 p.m. in 102 Cook.

Our speaker, GRCC faculty member Alejandro Saldivar, will be discussing Linear Programming.

Linear Programming, developed in the 1940s to help with the war effort, found many uses in the post-war economy.  With the principle goal of allocating resources in the best possible way, it continues to find important applications in areas as diverse as airline crew scheduling, creation of investment portfolios, and developing communications networks.  It also possesses inherent mathematical beauty, and its fundamental principles are accessible to anyone who can graph lines and find points of intersection.  As is the case with all of our seminars, everyone is welcome!

Details:

  • DATE: TODAY, March 27
  • TIME: 3-4 p.m. (Refreshments served at 2:45 p.m.)
  • PLACE: 102 Cook
  • SUBJECT: Systems of Linear Equations, Linear Programming, and the Simplex Method

The Simplex Method is used to optimize logistic problems such as transportation scheduling.  In this talk, we review some history and insight into the method from geometric and vectorial points of view.

This talk is suitable for anyone with an intermediate algebra background.

Mathematics seminar tomorrow in Cook

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar tomorrow from 3-4 p.m. in 102 Cook.

Our speaker, GRCC faculty member Alejandro Saldivar, will be discussing Linear Programming.

Linear Programming, developed in the 1940s to help with the war effort, found many uses in the post-war economy.  With the principle goal of allocating resources in the best possible way, it continues to find important applications in areas as diverse as airline crew scheduling, creation of investment portfolios, and developing communications networks.  It also possesses inherent mathematical beauty, and its fundamental principles are accessible to anyone who can graph lines and find points of intersection.  As is the case with all of our seminars, everyone is welcome!

Details:

  • DATE: Tomorrow, March 27
  • TIME: 3-4 p.m. (Refreshments served at 2:45 p.m.)
  • PLACE: 102 Cook
  • SUBJECT: Systems of Linear Equations, Linear Programming, and the Simplex Method

The Simplex Method is used to optimize logistic problems such as transportation scheduling.  In this talk, we review some history and insight into the method from geometric and vectorial points of view.

This talk is suitable for anyone with an intermediate algebra background.

 

 

Begin Sexual Assault Awareness Month with ‘Healing through Advocacy’ next week

Digital poster for the Healing through Advocacy event at GRCC. The text reads: "Healing through Advocacy. Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A Discussion of the Process of Healing and Growth through Education and Activism. April 2. 1-2:30 p.m. Learning Resource Center Library, Room 2 West Side."

Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

Begin April on a mindful note with the Healing through Advocacy event at the Library.

  • WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, from 1-2:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Learning Resource Center Library, Room 2, West Side

Panelists at the event include:

  • Kimberly DeVries, GRCC Title IX Coordinator
  • Patti Haist, YWCA West Central Michigan Director of Clinical Services
  • Stacey Heisler, LPC, NCC, Counseling and Career Development, Counselor/Interim Program Director
  • Morgan McCaul, Victim Rights Activist and Survivor

Morgan McCaul is a survivor involved in the MSU Nassar case, and has been committed to advocating for sexual assault survivors and promoting legislative activism, especially among college students.

Ms. McCaul will also be the keynote speaker for the event.

A Q&A session will follow the panel. Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by GRCC’s Library and Learning Commons and GRCC’s Office of Student Life and Conduct.

GRCC hosts blood drive with Michigan Blood next Monday

Digital poster for blood drive at GRCC. The poster is red with white and yellow text and a white graphic of a heart with droplets raining onto it and a pulse line crossing through it. The text reads: "Blood Drive: Give the Gift of Life. April 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Student Center, Room 234. Register to become a donor with Be The Match! Your donation today can save three lives tomorrow."

GRCC’s Honors Program and the Office of Student Life are hosting Michigan Blood for a blood drive next Monday, April 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (SCC 234) of the Student Center.

Walk-ins are accepted, and you may also make an appointment online.

Donors can receive a free pizza voucher for Hungry Howie’s. Direct any questions to Joe Courtade at josephcourtade@grcc.edu.

Logo for Michigan Blood. Logo is bright blue and red, with a stylized drop of blood on the top of the logo. The text reads: "Michigan Blood. MI blood saves lives."

GRCC Science Talks continue today with ‘Gene Modifications’

A graphic representation of gene modification, featuring colored strands of DNA with a background of gears that vaguely resembles a blueprint.

Gene Modifications: CRISPR

  • Monday, March 25, 2019, at 3:45 p.m.
  • Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348

Have you heard of CRISPR? It stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. Promises of cured disease, designer organisms, and dangerous consequences all surround this fascinating topic. The background and origin of the CRISPR technique will be presented along with a brief description of applications and potential difficulties.

Bill Faber is a GRCC chemistry professor who has researched physical and biochemical applications focused on identifying and characterizing larger bio-molecules using spectroscopy.

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.

Don’t forget: food and fun at the Ford Fieldhouse today during March Madness

NCAA March Madness logo

Between noon-2 p.m. today, March 22, our friends at the Ford Fieldhouse are offering a tasty deal for March Madness:

  • CAMPUS COMBO: hot dog, popcorn, and large pop for only $2.00

Basketball bonus – In Room 212, there will be big screens playing live NCAA basketball games!

Come during your lunch time to enjoy this engagement opportunity for the GRCC family!

Questions? Contact Angela (angelasalinas@grcc.edu) or Sue (sgoeman@grcc.edu)

A photo of the interior mural walls in the new Ford Fieldhouse.