Learn to ‘Be Red Cross Ready,’ today in the GRCC Library

A graphic for the Be Red Cross Ready course. There are three illustrations, one of an emergency kit showing batteries, an aluminum can, first aid supplies, and water water; a floorplan with a path leading through it; and a screen, radio, and Red Cross pamphlet. The text reads: "Be Red Cross Ready. Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed. 1 Get a Kit. 2 Make a Plan. 3 Be Informed."

“Be Red Cross Ready” is a presentation designed by the American Red Cross to ensure that our communities are as resilient and prepared as possible in the face of natural disasters. The training covers building an emergency preparedness kit, making individual and group plans for varying disaster scenarios, how to remain informed on the risks in your area, and what your place in a possible community response would be.

  • WHEN: Today, March 21, from 12-1:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Second floor of the Library & Learning Commons

*Refreshments will be provided*
Sponsored by the Library and Learning Commons and the Campus Common Reading Committee

Upcoming professional development opportunities

There’s a seat with your name on it in any of these upcoming staff development sessions:

  • Friday, March 22 – Label Reading, noon-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 26 – StrengthsFinder, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Friday, March 29 – Fitness can be N.E.A.T., noon-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10 – Coaching Skills for Managers, 1-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17 – GRCC Purchasing Policy, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19 – Game Play: Active as a Family, noon-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 15 – Non-Verbal Communication, 1- p.m.
  • Friday, May 17 – Living a Healthy Lifestyle, noon-1 p.m.

Also – Learn how to update a webpage with Drupal Training! Available:

  • Thursday, March 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

More Information about these interesting sessions can be found on the Professional Development page.

And there is LOTS of Google going on – get ready! The Gmail/Google Calendar transition is only six weeks away!

Visit Google for GRCC to sign up for upcoming GMail/Google Calendar training.

Questions? Contact Angela (angelasalinas@grcc.edu).

GRCC Science Talks continue Monday 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.

Mathematics seminar on March 27

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Wednesday, March 27, 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: next Wednesday, 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.

 

 

Social Sciences Department Lecture Series tonight in Sneden

Image advertising a lecture series. There is a photo of feminist political geographer Lindsay Naylor standing in front of a map of the Americas. The text reads: "GRCC Social Sciences Department Lecture Series on Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity. Fair Rebels? Fair Trade in Movement and the Possibilities of Being in Common. Tuesday, March 19, 2019. 6:30-7:30 p.m. DeVos Campus, Sneden Hall, Room 108. Free and open to the public."

Fair Rebels? Fair Trade in Movement and the Possibilities of Being in Common

  • WHEN: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: DeVos Campus, Sneden Hall, Room 108
  • WHO: Dr. Lindsay Naylor, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Delaware

A feminist political geographer, Lindsay Naylor is an assistant professor in the University of Delaware’s Department of Geography. She also holds a joint appointment with the Department of Women and Gender Studies and serves as an affiliate faculty member in Latin American and Iberian Studies.

Using food and agricultural production as a lens to explore human-environment interactions and geopolitical spaces, Dr. Naylor has examined a number of issues, such as GMOs in food sovereignty, alternative food networks, consumer motivations for purchasing fair trade coffee, urban agriculture, and indigenous rights in southern Mexico. Her extensive fieldwork in Chiapas has provided a foundation for her book, Fair Trade Rebels: Coffee Production and Struggles for Autonomy in Chiapas, which will be published by the University of Minnesota Press later this year. Dr. Naylor is one of 45 distinguished geographers listed as part of the Visiting Geographical Scientist program funded by the International Geographical Honor Society and administered by the American Association of Geographers.

For more information, please call (616) 234-4283.

This event is free and open to the public.

Head to the Ford Fieldhouse this Friday for March Madness fun

NCAA March Madness logo

Between 12-2 p.m. our Fieldhouse friends are offering a tasty deal for you:

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

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 new Ford Fieldhouse.

 

Learn to ‘Be Red Cross Ready’ this Thursday at the Library

A graphic for the Be Red Cross Ready course. There are three illustrations, one of an emergency kit showing batteries, an aluminum can, first aid supplies, and water water; a floorplan with a path leading through it; and a screen, radio, and Red Cross pamphlet. The text reads: "Be Red Cross Ready. Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed. 1 Get a Kit. 2 Make a Plan. 3 Be Informed."

“Be Red Cross Ready” is a presentation designed by the American Red Cross to ensure that our communities are as resilient and prepared as possible in the face of natural disasters. The training covers building an emergency preparedness kit, making individual and group plans for varying disaster scenarios, how to remain informed on the risks in your area, and what your place in a possible community response would be.

  • WHEN: This Thursday, March 21, from 12-1:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Second floor of the Library & Learning Commons

*Refreshments will be provided*
Sponsored by the Library and Learning Commons and the Campus Common Reading Committee

Begin Sexual Assault Awareness Month with ‘Healing through Advocacy’ at 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: April 2, 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.

Social Sciences Department Lecture Series next week

Image advertising a lecture series. There is a photo of feminist political geographer Lindsay Naylor standing in front of a map of the Americas. The text reads: "GRCC Social Sciences Department Lecture Series on Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity. Fair Rebels? Fair Trade in Movement and the Possibilities of Being in Common. Tuesday, March 19, 2019. 6:30-7:30 p.m. DeVos Campus, Sneden Hall, Room 108. Free and open to the public."

Fair Rebels? Fair Trade in Movement and the Possibilities of Being in Common

  • WHEN: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: DeVos Campus, Sneden Hall, Room 108
  • WHO: Dr. Lindsay Naylor, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Delaware

A feminist political geographer, Lindsay Naylor is an assistant professor in the University of Delaware’s Department of Geography. She also holds a joint appointment with the Department of Women and Gender Studies and serves as an affiliate faculty member in Latin American and Iberian Studies.

Using food and agricultural production as a lens to explore human-environment interactions and geopolitical spaces, Dr. Naylor has examined a number of issues, such as GMOs in food sovereignty, alternative food networks, consumer motivations for purchasing fair trade coffee, urban agriculture, and indigenous rights in southern Mexico. Her extensive fieldwork in Chiapas has provided a foundation for her book, Fair Trade Rebels: Coffee Production and Struggles for Autonomy in Chiapas, which will be published by the University of Minnesota Press later this year. Dr. Naylor is one of 45 distinguished geographers listed as part of the Visiting Geographical Scientist program funded by the International Geographical Honor Society and administered by the American Association of Geographers.

For more information, please call (616) 234-4283.

This event is free and open to the public.

Campus Intruder Safety Training next Monday

The Library and the Campus Common Read Committee are presenting a special session on campus safety next week.

Presented by GRCC Lieutenant Robert Decker and Lina Blair, Director of Student Life and Conduct, the 90-minute training will cover how to recognize/report potential threats and how to respond. This training will cover difficult content such as active shooter scenarios and is a valuable tool in protecting yourself in an emergency. Students and staff are encouraged to attend.

  • WHEN: Monday, March 18, from 12-1:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Student Center Multipurpose room

Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to antoinetteharrington@grcc.edu.