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Recap: Learning Center Open House a Success

November 14, 2018

The Learning Center’s Third Annual Open House was a tremendous success on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. During the event, students, faculty, and staff visited the various departments in the building and enjoyed food, treats, and refreshments. Stations were provided in the Library & Learning Commons, Academic Support & Tutoring Services, Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, and Media Technologies. Special thanks go to Brian Morris and the GRCC Guitar Ensemble for providing a music concert during the event. Thanks also go out to all of the staff who made this wonderful event possible.

Our gracious sponsors donated many prizes for the event. Our sponsors included: GRCC Bookstore, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Art & Bevs (Culinary Arts Program), Raider Grill & Quiet Cafe, Subway, & Patatas. Our prize winners may pick up their prizes from the Library Circulation Desk:

  • Katherine Cussimanio
  • Yaylin Lopez
  • Olivia Kunnen
  • Elizabeth Hamilton
  • Ray Nielson
  • Yahntea Weaver
  • Sylvia Parham
  • Maria Hurtado
  • Olive Uwahoro
  • Jonah Craker
  • Chandler Michalsky
  • Ben Ferrell
  • Asadullah Ali

Library and Learning Commons upcoming adjusted hours

November 13, 2018

Here are the Upcoming Adjusted Library Hours:

  • November 19 7:30 a.m. -9:45 p.m.
  • November 20 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Closed Wednesday, November 21, through Sunday, November 25

Beginning Monday, November 26, thru Friday, December 7, 2018:

  • Monday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Exam Cram December 8 and December 9, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. both days

December 10 to 14 Regular Hours

December 17 to 21 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Closed December 22, 2018, through January 1, 2019

January 2 to 4 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

No Saturday hours December 15 through January 5–begin again January 12

Winter Semester Hours beginning Monday January 7th:

  • Monday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
  • Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Copyright assistance from your liaison librarian

November 12, 2018

With a looming Course Pack deadline, faculty may have copyright questions. There are legal ways to avoid having to create expensive-for students-to-print course packs. Contact your assigned library liaison for assistance with questions about using copyrighted materials in Blackboard, class handouts, or in course packs.

Librarians can help you use RightFind Academic Copyright Clearance Center‘s annual academic license.  CCC updated their system considerably this summer, and now requires a logon if you intend to use this from off-campus.  Librarians can help: verify citations; determine a copyright owner; set up a Course Reserve;  or permalink licensed library resources into Blackboard. Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.

3rd Annual Learning Center Open House

November 9, 2018

All students, faculty & staff are invited to the 3rd Annual Learning Center Open House on Tuesday, November 13, from 11:30 – 1:30. Come and eat a mobile lunch with us as you visit each department in the building!

Third Annual Learning Center Open House. Tuesday, Nov. 13 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Learning Center. All-campus event! Students, faculty, and staff welcome. Visit Media Technologies, Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, Academic Support and Tutoring Services, and the Library and Learning Commons. Free food • Live music • Prize giveaways

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.

Library and Learning Commons Upcoming Adjusted Library Hours

August 15, 2018

Upcoming Adjusted Library Hours

  • Thursday, August 16: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, August 17: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • August 20-24: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Regular Hours*

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. -5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.**

*Beginning Monday, August 27, through Friday, December 14, 2018.

**Saturday hours begin September 8.

Holiday Hours

  • Monday, September 2: CLOSED (Labor Day)
  • November 21-25: CLOSED (Thanksgiving break)

December Exam Cram Hours

  • Saturday, December 8: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 9: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Spring Break Hours

  • Saturday, March 2: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 3: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday-Friday, March 4-8: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9: CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 10: CLOSED

The library will reopen on Monday, March 11, will its regular school hours.

April Exam Cram Hours

  • Saturday, April 20: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 21: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Reminder: GRCC Library Liaisons are here to help faculty with copyright

August 9, 2018

Faculty: contact your assigned library liaison for assistance with questions about using copyrighted materials in Blackboard, class handouts, or in course packs. There are legal ways to avoid having to create expensive-to-print course packs.

Acquaint yourself with the newest version of our Copyright Clearance Center‘s annual academic license – rebranded as RightFind! Connect on-campus via your IP-connected computer; off-campus users can create a login with your GRCC email address and any password you will remember. It’s now easier than ever to print out the CCC compliance information for your Blackboard Permissions folder or for GRCC ePrint use.

Librarians are happy to help: verify citations; determine a copyright owner; set up a Course Reserve; and permalink licensed library resources into Blackboard. Please take a look at the Copyright Subject Guide.

Library hosts Exam Cram

April 16, 2018

Monday, April 16th – Sunday, April 22nd

FREE snacks & beverages everyday

Quiet Study

Group work spaces

 

NEW!  Printmaking sessions with Craftsanity’s Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood

Monday, April 16th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, April 18th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

PLUS on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd

Extended hours from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (both days)

Tutors available in select subjects

 

No registration required.

Library hosts Exam Cram

April 12, 2018

Monday, April 16th – Sunday, April 22nd

FREE snacks & beverages everyday

Quiet Study

Group work spaces

 

NEW!  Printmaking sessions with Craftsanity’s Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood

Monday, April 16th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, April 18th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

PLUS on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd

Extended hours from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (both days)

Tutors available in select subjects

 

No registration required.

Upcoming library hours adjustments

April 11, 2018

Here are the Upcoming Adjusted Library Hour:

  • April 21 10a-10p Exam Cram
  • April 22 10a-10p Exam Cram
  • April 16-20 Regular Hours
  • April 23-27 Regular Hours
  • April 28 and 29 Closed
  • April 30-May 4 8a-5p

Beginning Monday May 7 thru Friday August 17:

  • Monday 7:30a-8p
  • Tuesday 7:30a-8p
  • Wednesday 7:30a-8p
  • Thursday 7:30a-8p
  • Friday 7:30a-5p
  • Closed Monday May 28 Memorial Day
  • Closed Wednesday July 4 Independence Day
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday April 28 through September 2

 

GRCC In the News, 4-10-18

April 10, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College offering two spring drone courses

April 9, 2018; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Realtors, farmers and the construction industry are among dozens of groups with an interest in drones.

Colleges have noted this interest, and Grand Rapids Community College is among a growing number responding to area demands for drone classes.

News 8

April 9, 2018; WOOD TV

Some college students are struggling with basic needs, according to a new study … more than a third of college students are struggling to find food and housing.

We reached out to Grand Rapids Community College this afternoon. They tell us the college operates a food pantry to help students in need. The number of students using that resource has declined in recent years.

College Honors

April 9, 2018; White Lake Beacon

The following local students were among 25 Muskegon Community College students who were inducted into the college’s Beta Xi Xi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society during its 26th ceremony at MCC held March 14 in the Blue and Gold Room on campus.

… Assisting with the 2018 ceremony was Morgan Brown, the PTK Regional President from Grand Rapids Community College.

Grand Rapids poet David Cope releases latest anthology

April 9, 2018; Grand Rapids Magazine

David Cope’s poems are derived from the experiences hes cultivated over the years. They are snippets of inner monologues, conversations and moments in time that capture soulful characters through thoughtfully painted portraits and expressive accounts of real situations.

… Cope will be reading excerpts from “The Invisible Keys: New and Selected Poems” at two local poetry readings this week:

… Thursday, April 12 at the Grand Rapids Community College Library from 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Library hosts panel discussion on fake news

April 9, 2018

GRCC’s yearlong focus on “fake news,” organized by the library, will end with a panel discussion on April 10.

Journalism adjunct and Collegiate adviser Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood will moderate a panel of local media:

  • Catherine Behrendt, of WZZM.
  • Clayton Cummins, GRCC alumnus and WILX anchor.
  • Justin Dawes, GRCC alumnus and Grand Rapids Business Journal reporter.
  • Bart Deiters, of Wood TV.
  • Jim Harger, of MLive.
  • Shelly Irwin, of WGVU.
  • student editors from The Collegiate.

“Fake News from a Journalist’s Perspective” starts at 11:30 a.m. April 10 on the library’s second floor.

Library hosts Exam Cram

April 9, 2018

Monday, April 16th – Sunday, April 22nd

FREE snacks & beverages everyday

Quiet Study

Group work spaces

 

NEW!  Printmaking sessions with Craftsanity’s Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood

Monday, April 16th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, April 18th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

PLUS on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd

Extended hours from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (both days)

Tutors available in select subjects

 

No registration required.

David Cope to read from newest book

April 5, 2018

Grand Rapids Poet Laureate Emeritus David Cope will read from his new book, The Invisible Keys: New and Selected Poems, and from poetry he’s written throughout his career during a special event on April 12.

A long-time GRCC English professor, Cope sparked the poetic imaginations of many of his students. He also served as editor of GRCC’s Display Magazine for many years.

Copies of Cope’s book, published by Ghost Pony Press, will be for sale at $16 during the event, which runs from 7-8:30 p.m. on the GRCC library’s second floor. Refreshments will be served during the reading, which is sponsored by the library and the English Department.

 

“Fake News from a Journalist’s Perspective” next Tuesday (4/10)

April 4, 2018

Don’t miss the upcoming “Fake News from a Journalist’s Perspective” panel discussion!

"Fake News from a Journalist’s Perspective" poster for 4/10/18 event, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m., Library and Learning Commons, 2nd Floor; classes and public are welcome

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
11:30 a.m. Library and Learning Commons 2nd floor

Featuring:
· Catherine Behrendt (WZZM-13)
· Clayton Cummins (GRCC Alumnus & Anchor for WILX News-10)
· Justin Dawes (GRCC Alumnus & Grand Rapids Business Journal)
· Bart Deiters (WOOD TV-8)
· Jim Harger (MLive)
· Shelly Irwin (WGVU)
· Participation of student editors from the GRCC Collegiate.

The discussion will be facilitated by: Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, GRCC adjunct journalism professor, Collegiate Advisor & Former MLive reporter.

Our guest panel will discuss changing media landscape and the effects of fake news on the journalism industry.

Classes and public are welcome!

Sponsored by GRCC Campus Common Reading, the Collegiate Grand Rapids Community College Student Newspaper, Instructional Support, and the Library and Learning Commons.