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GRCC In the News, 8-16-17

August 16, 2017

Street preacher battles two city ordinances, says they stifle free speech
8/15/17 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – If you’re reciting scripture on a city sidewalk and someone complains, are you breaking the law?
… Nylen is outreach and evangelism chair at New City Fellowship OPC, 700 Burton Street SE, according to his Facebook page. He studied at Grace Bible College and Grand Rapids Community College and attended Ottawa Hills High School.

GRCC In the News, 8-9-17

August 9, 2017

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids begins now!
8/9/17 WZZM13
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – If you’ve ever needed an excuse to try a new restaurant, or an old favorite, Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is it!
…Restaurants donate $1 from each meal sold to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College. Reservations are available for select locations!

Battle looms over Perkins loans
8/8/17 Politico
BATTLE OVER PERKINS LOANS LOOMS AHEAD: Two years after Congress let the federal Perkins loan program expire and then revived it two-and-half-months later lawmakers face another looming deadline over how to deal with the decades-old program. The program, under which more than 315,000 students received low-interest loans based on financial need in the past fiscal year, is slated to expire on Sept. 30 unless Congress acts.
… The new data comes as the Trump administration tries to shift the focus from traditional four-year paths for higher education. “I think we should be emphasizing the multitude of pathways to higher education, recognizing and acknowledging that we have many different kinds of students, many different personalities,” DeVos said last week after touring several programs offered at Grand Rapids Community College, according to the Detroit Free Press. “I’ve heard from many students who have originally pursued a four-year college or university program only to find out that they didn’t like sitting at a desk job. We need to not only support and encourage those opportunities, but to also make sure students know about the multitude of options.”

The Public Schools Near DeVos’ Hometown Are Doing Great
8/8/17 Real Clear Education
Betsy DeVos was back in western Michigan last week. It was her first public visit to the area where she grew up since being named education secretary. She visited a science-focused summer learning program and Grand Rapids Community College, and she met privately with superintendents from across the state.

Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Parent University to host screenings of American Divided
8/8/17 The Rapidian
On Wednesday, June 28, over 600 people gathered at Celebration Cinema South to watch two screenings of America Divided, a film series that explores some of America’s thorniest issuescriminal justice, housing equity, education, immigration, voting rights, labor, Flint’s water crisisby telling the stories of the people who get caught on those thorns.
…Dr. Andre Fields, counselor at Grand Rapids Community College, spoke about shared responsibility for the situation Grand Rapids finds itself in as the second worst city in the nation for African Americans. He said, “White people have downloaded a superiority complex. Until they unlearn that superiority, they’ll have a hard time having racial empathy. On the black side, we have to unlearn that internal sense that I can’t overcome racism and build the life that I want. We have to take responsibility for our homes, our churches, our neighborhoods.”

8/8/17 GR Magazine
Breakout your comfy pants, Restaurant Week kicks off on Wednesday.
…Restaurant Week benefits the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College, with $1 from each meal sold donated to the fund.


GRCC In the News, 10-27-16

October 27, 2016

UIX: To Birgit Klohs and team, West Michigan is the right place for manufacturing
10/27/16 – Rapid Growth
…Working with Grand Rapids Community College and other local universities, The Right Place has been able to share the manufacturers’ definition of a top-notch employee with students starting at the high school level.

Are you a donkey or an elephant?
10/26/16 – Grand Rapids Business Journal
A local college psychology professor will take a look at the differences between Democrats and Republicans in a talk this week.

Applications open for Opera Grand Rapids’ 12th annual vocal competition
10/26/16 – Broadway World
…In its 13th year, the Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Vocal Competition is open to student vocalists being trained full-time at one of Opera Grand Rapids’ seven West Michigan area colleges and universities in the Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Consortium. The consortium includes Aquinas College, Calvin College, Hope College, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University.

GRCC In The News, 5-7-13

May 7, 2013

College experience for special students
5/6/13 WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The Noorthoek Academy is dedicated to a college experience for special needs students who want to pursue their education after high school. Working in a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College, the program is geared towards mentally impaired students and provides academic and social enrichment to those who have traditionally been excluded from a college experience.

State Board of Education: Seeking feedback Thursday at GRCC community forum
5/6/13 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The State Board of Education is holding a community forum Thursday at Grand Rapids Community College and hoping for broad participation from residents, educators and school district stakeholders.

Honey: Spring’s glory reminds us how we all take new forms
5/6/13 MLive
My magnolia has really outdone herself this year. She burst into glory last week with hundreds of white-and-soft-pink flowers. They were so lusciously fragrant that I would go stand under their canopy just so I could get drunk on the sweet smell of heaven.
… So it is with my friend Dick DeVinney, who passed both from and into glory April 20. He was 76, which seems like a good long life. But news of his death took the wind out of me. I couldn’t believe how quickly he had gone.
… Dick was well-known to those who love beautiful music. He was the longtime music minister at First United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids and a music instructor at Grand Rapids Community College. Classical music fans know him as the guy who covered the Grand Rapids Symphony for many years. And art lovers know that he and his wife, Marion, founded First Church’s Celebration of the Arts, a highly regarded, juried exhibition of spiritual and sacred art.

CC-Crystal’s Schmitt to play at MMCC
5/6/13 The Daily News (Greenville)
MIDDLETON — Brann Schmitt is moving on in his basketball career.
The Carson City-Crystal senior signed a letter of intent Friday to play at Mid-Michigan Community College.
… “A couple of them talked to me,” he said. “Kalamazoo (Valley Community) College, GRCC (Grand Rapids Community College). But Mid(-Michigan) just had what I liked.”

Muskegon Community College recap: Regionals up next for Jayhawks
5/6/13 MLive
MUSKEGON, MI — A little momentum is on the side of the Muskegon Community College baseball team going into the regional tournament.
… The Jayhawks open regional tournament action at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday against Grand Rapids Community College at C.O. Brown Stadium in Battle Creek.

Jackson Community College baseball team hopes it can break through at NJCAA regional tournament
5/7/13 MLive
JACKSON — Qualifying for the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII Tournament is nothing new for Jackson Community College’s baseball team.
… JCC has never failed to qualify for the Region XII Tournament, where the winner advances to the NJCAA Division II World Series. The Jets advanced to the semifinals a year ago before falling to Grand Rapids Community College.