Posted tagged ‘Information Technology’

October is National Security Awareness month

October 4, 2018

Every month the Information Security Team releases a newsletter containing information for GRCC students, staff, and faculty regarding Information Security Awareness. This month’s issue includes topics such as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, mobile phone security, and more.

This is the 15th year since National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) began. Each week there is a new topic to learn about and newsletter to read via links on GRCC’s Security Awareness webpage.

GRCC Tech Day TODAY in the Student Center

September 18, 2018

Tech Day poster. The text reads: "TECH day. Tuesday, September 18, 2018. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Center, Room 203, Raider Grille. Bring your electronic devices for FREE technical assistance!"

What: GRCC Tech Day

When: TODAY, September 18, 2018, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Student Center, Room 203, Raider Grille

Bring your electronic devices for FREE technical assistance!

Technicians will be on hand to assist with:

  • Free computer diagnostics.
  • Free and discounted software recommendations (Microsoft Office 365, Avast AVG, Malwarebytes, etc.).
  • Hardware recommendations (RAM, SSD, etc.).
  • Browser recommendations (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.).
  • Assist with virus, Malware, adware, and spyware scans.
  • New laptop recommendations.
  • Software training.

Assistance will also be offered for Blackboard, campus login, campus wifi, Online Student Center, and student email.

Free popcorn while it lasts!

GRCC Tech Day tomorrow in the Student Center

September 17, 2018

Tech Day poster. The text reads: "TECH day. Tuesday, September 18, 2018. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Center, Room 203, Raider Grille. Bring your electronic devices for FREE technical assistance!"

What: GRCC Tech Day

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Student Center, Room 203, Raider Grille

Bring your electronic devices for FREE technical assistance!

Technicians will be on hand to assist with:

  • Free computer diagnostics.
  • Free and discounted software recommendations (Microsoft Office 365, Avast AVG, Malwarebytes, etc.).
  • Hardware recommendations (RAM, SSD, etc.).
  • Browser recommendations (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.).
  • Assist with virus, Malware, adware, and spyware scans.
  • New laptop recommendations.
  • Software training.

Assistance will also be offered for Blackboard, campus login, campus wifi, Online Student Center, and student email.

Free popcorn while it lasts!

Updates to grcc.edu

September 14, 2018

The Communications Department, in partnership with IT, is eager to announce exciting updates to grcc.edu, including:

  • A homepage video that captures the spirit of our campus community, academics and athletics.
  • Less scrolling. Web content that extends the full width of the page when the right-hand sidebar is left unpopulated.
  • Print-friendly webpages. In the past, you may have noticed that printed webpages included the sidebar or other attributes that impeded readability. Now, printed webpages read as easily as documents.

These updates allow us to continue improving the user experience of prospective students, current students, faculty and staff.

If you have any questions, please contact commdept@grcc.edu.

GRCC Tech Day Next Tuesday in the Student Center

September 13, 2018

Tech Day poster. The text reads: "TECH day. Tuesday, September 18, 2018. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Center, Room 203, Raider Grille. Bring your electronic devices for FREE technical assistance!"

What: GRCC Tech Day

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Student Center, Room 203, Raider Grille

Bring your electronic devices for FREE technical assistance!

Technicians will be on hand to assist with:

  • Free computer diagnostics.
  • Free and discounted software recommendations (Microsoft Office 365, Avast AVG, Malwarebytes, etc.).
  • Hardware recommendations (RAM, SSD, etc.).
  • Browser recommendations (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.).
  • Assist with virus, Malware, adware, and spyware scans.
  • New laptop recommendations.
  • Software training.
  • Assistance will also be offered for Blackboard, campus login, campus wifi, Online Student Center, and student email.

Free popcorn while it lasts!

GRCC Security Awareness Newsletter

September 6, 2018

The Information Security Team will be releasing a monthly newsletter containing information for GRCC students, staff, and faculty regarding Information Security Awareness. This month’s issue includes topics such as smishing, FERPA, and more.

The September 2018 Security Awareness newsletter is now available.

Security Awareness Newsletter

August 8, 2018

Every month the Information Security Team will be releasing a newsletter containing information for GRCC students, staff, and faculty regarding Information Security Awareness. Content may include: updates in data security on campus, best practices for keeping information secure, and other important topics on information security.

The August 2018 Security Awareness newsletter is now available.

GRCC Staff Beekeeping Group Meeting

June 22, 2018

Groupbees will be meeting July 18th at noon in ATC 217 to learn about bees.  Don lamb of Don Lam Bees is coming in to talk to the group about basic beekeeping and answering questions.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Kurt Meinders at kmeinder@grcc.edu or (616) 234-3856.

 

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GRCC “Staff” Wireless Network

May 15, 2018

Information Technology will be discontinuing the “Staff” wireless network on Wednesday morning, 5/16/18. All college owned devices should automatically switch over to the GRCC Secure wireless network. If you are connected to “Staff” with a personal device, or your GRCC device does not automatically connect to the GRCC Secure wireless network, simply select “GRCC Secure” from the list of available wireless networks. When prompted, sign in using your Campus Network Login credentials (the same username and password you would use to sign in to a campus computer).

If you need assistance with connecting to the GRCC Secure network, please contact IT Customer Support.

GRCC In the News, 4-24-18

April 24, 2018

GRCC Will Be Offering Two Drone Courses

April 21, 2018; Deep Aero Drones

Farmers, construction industry, inspection, survey, search and rescue are some of the areas where drones are majorly being used. Colleges are also showing an interest in the drone technology, and Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) will be offering two drone courses that will increase peoples skill set and offer more economic opportunities.

Grand Rapids Community College offers free laptop vending machine (M Live)

April 23, 2018; avnetwork.com

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) is among higher education institutions providing free laptop vending machines to give students greater access to technology and more flexibility.

Low-income Grand Rapids preschoolers are catching up. Will Lansing notice?

April 24, 2018; Bridge Magazine

GRAND RAPIDS — In some of the poorest neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, in places inured to academic failure, children are grasping at a chance to defy the odds.

… “This makes a tremendous impact,” said Dr. Nkechy Ezeh, founder and CEO of ELNC said of the program. “We know that the brain is ready to learn, really from 0 to 5. We have to strike while the iron is hot.”

(This article doesn’t mention it, but Nkechy Ezeh is a GRCC alumna.)

GRCC In the News, 4-20-18

April 20, 2018

College In MI Offers Free Laptop Vending Machine

April 19, 2018; Vending Market Watch

At Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, MI, students can access laptops out of a vending machine just like they would a granola bar.

Funeral services set for well-know Grand Rapids pastor

April 19, 2018; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Funeral services have been announced for well-known Grand Rapids pastor Clifton Rhodes.

… In 2015, Rhodes was awarded the Grand Rapids Community College’s Giant Among Giants award.

Holland Judge Named to State Corrections Panel

April 19, 2018; WHTC

LANSING, MI (WHTC-AM/FM) — Brad Knoll has a new state responsibility.

The Chief Justice of the Holland District Court was named on Thursday by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Community Corrections Board, filling a vacancy on the 13-member panel through March 31, 2021 created by the resignation of Beth Gibson. Currently in his fourth six-year term on the 58th District Court bench, Knoll is also an adjunct professor of criminology and political science at Grand Rapids Community College and a faculty member of the Michigan Judicial Institute.

GRCC In the News, 4-19-18

April 19, 2018

Not your average vending machine

April 18, 2018; AACC 21st Century Center (American Association of Community Colleges)

In Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College students are preparing for exams with the help of an unusual resource: a laptop vending machine.

Curtis Davison commits to Livingstone College

April 18, 2018; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Curtis Davison has committed to play basketball at Livingstone College next season.

Davison averaged 24.4 points per game at Grand Rapids Community College this winter, which was fourth in NJCAA Division 2.

Funeral services set for celebrated pastor with 55-year career

April 18, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Funeral services are Saturday for a well-known and revered Grand Rapids pastor who had a 55-year career behind the altar.

… (The Rev. Clifton) Rhodes led Messiah Missionary Baptist Church for 45 years and in 2015 was awarded the Grand Rapids Community College’s Giant Among Giants award.

West Michigan’s Jubal Brass to appear in concert on April 29

April 18, 2018; MLive

Jubal Brass, an 18-member brass choir, will present an evening of worship through Christian music at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Georgetown Bible Church, 4114 Baldwin St., Hudsonville.

… Jubal Brass has a long history of leaders with notable music credentials. Tuba player Paul Hoelzley, co-founder of Jubal Brass, directed the ensemble for two years until he resigned to teach at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music in Cleveland. The other co-founder, John Scripps, then directed for two years until Charlie Buffham took over the baton. Buffham was a music teacher at Grand Rapids Community College, and served as both conductor and arranger for Jubal Brass. John Varineau then came to Michigan as a music professor at the Grand Rapids Baptist College (now Cornerstone University) and as the assistant conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony. He directed Jubal Brass for 15 years.

GRCC In the News, 4-18-18

April 18, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College offers free laptop vending machine

April 18, 2018; University Business

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) is among higher education institutions providing free laptop vending machines to give students greater access to technology and more flexibility.

Captain promoted to lead Wyoming Department of Public Safety

April 18, 2018; MLive

WYOMING, MI — The Wyoming Department of Public Safety has found its next police and fire chief.

… (Kimberly) Koster graduated from the FBI National Academy. She received her associate’s degree from Grand Rapids Junior College, her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Grand Valley State University, and her master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Ferris State University.

Grand Rapids man gets 48 months, ordered to pay $18,746 on student loan fraud conviction

April 17, 2018; WWMT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney sentenced Brandon Kenon Rogers, 31, of Grand Rapids, to 48 months in prison and ordered him to pay $128,746 in restitution for committing student loan, grant and tax fraud.

… Investigators determined that Rogers enrolled online in local community colleges, including Grand Rapids Community College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College, using those same identities. Rogers used the loans and grant funds for his own purposes without actually attending the classes. Rogers also used the stolen identities to obtain fraudulent income tax refunds.

Wellet Senior Student Athlete Award winner

April 18, 2018; WTVB

COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) – Coldwater High Schools Jamie Wellet has been selected as a 2017-18 Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Outstanding Senior Student Athlete Award winner.

… Wellet, along with her twin sister Jasmine, will be attending Grand Rapids Community College in the fall, where they will both be members of the volleyball program.

GRCC In the News, 4-17-18

April 17, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College offers free laptop vending machine

April 16, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) is among higher education institutions providing free laptop vending machines to give students greater access to technology and more flexibility.

GRCC In the News, 4-16-18

April 16, 2018

Not your average vending machine

April 13, 2018; Community College Daily

In Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College students are preparing for exams with the help of an unusual resource: a laptop vending machine.

Michigan Dairy Plant Plans $21.3 Million Expansion

April 13, 2018; Dairy Herd Management

A dairy plant in Western Michigan is planning an expansion that will add 62 jobs over three years and cost $21.3 million.

… “Agropur’s decision to invest $21.3 million and create more than 60 jobs is a tremendous win for West Michigan and the region’s growing food processing sector,” says Thad Rieder, Senior Business Development Manager, The Right Place. “By partnering with the City of Wyoming, West Michigan Works!, Grand Rapids Community College and MEDC, The Right Place has been able to coordinate talent, training, and financial tools to boost Agropur’s internal return for this important expansion.”

Change Ups: Cooley Law students garner Leadership Achievement Award

April 13, 2018; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… HUMAN SERVICES

… The Pregnancy Resource Center elected its directors: chairman, Adam T. Donovan, Rim Guard; vice chair, Jason Granger, Intellisys Capital; treasurer, Rick Rusthoven, KSS Enterprises; past chair, Peter Baldwin, AMDG Architects; secretary, Lynn Prince, Grand Rapids Community College; and Andrea Reynolds, Kent Career Tech Center.

Grand Rapids Christian announces new boys basketball coach

April 15, 2018; MLive

Grand Rapids Christian’s boys basketball program is losing an experienced, successful coach now that Mark Warners has stepped down.

… Christian athletic director Jason Heerema announced Sunday that Eric Taylor has been hired to coach the Eagles. Taylor has served as an assistant under Warners for the past four seasons, and before that, he was the Grand Rapids Community College women’s coach for three seasons. He was named Western Collegiate Coach of the Year in 2010.