Mark your calendars for February writing workshop at GRCC

A graphic for a writing workshop. The text reads: "2019. Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People. Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 7. What your teacher told you is true: writing is a part of every job."

Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People

  • Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 7
  • Sponsored by the English Department, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Provost

Speaker Schedule:

Wednesday, February 6 –

  • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: Katy Leady, Corporate Writer for Gordon Food Service; ATC 120
  • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: Dale Johnson, Williams Group; ATC Auditorium
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Ann Alexander, Business; ATC 120
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Devon Swanigan, GRCC Labor Relations; ATC Auditorium
  • 12:30-1:15 p.m.: Kimberly DeVries, GRCC Director of Equal Opportunity Compliance; ATC 120
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Klaas Kwant and Noah De Smit, GRCC Media Department; ATC Auditorium
  • 3:30-4:15 p.m.: Rebecca Whitman, GRCC Chief of Police; ATC 120

Thursday, February 7 –

  • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: David Cope, Former Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids and GRCC Professor; ATC Auditorium
  • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: Caitlin Horrocks, GVSU Writing Professor; ATC 122-124
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Penni Weninger, Former GRCC employee and Business Communication specialist; ATC 122-124
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Paul Krieger, Biology; ATC Auditorium
  • 12:30-1:15 p.m.: Sean Mackey, English; ATC Auditorium
  • 12:30-1:15 p.m.: Laura Caulk and Danielle Flaumenhaft, GRCC Human Resources; ATC 122-124
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Patrick Prominski and GRCC Student Panel; ATC Auditorium
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Maryann Lesert, English; ATC 122-124
  • 3:30-4:15 p.m.: Student Writing Success Stories; ATC Auditorium

 

Emeritus Faculty Award nominations due Feb. 16

You are invited to nominate a GRCC retired faculty or administrator for the Emeritus Faculty Award. This award was established in 1985 to honor those instructors/ administrators whose dedication and creativity have left an indelible mark on the lives of students and colleagues at GRCC. During their tenure at GRCC and since their retirement, they have continued to promote GRCC’s “Commitment to Excellence” as illustrated by the GRCC values described in the narrative forms.

The nomination form can be found online.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, February 16, 2018.

Do your students know that writing is part of every job?

Encourage your students to attend the “Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People” 2016 conference, held Oct. 5 and 6 in the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center.

Click here for presentation details.

Sponsored by the English Department, School of Arts and Sciences, and the Provost.

Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People

 

GRCC In the News, 4-20-16

GRPS ‘Bring Our Kids Home’ campaign announced during State of our Schools

April 19, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal said choosing your neighborhood school is investing in your community, remarks that came Tuesday as she announced the launch of the district’s “Bring Back Our Kids” campaign during her State of our Schools address.

… The district will launch a new Middle College program in 2017 in partnership with Grand Rapids Community College. The program, which will target students in the Ottawa Hills High School and its feeder schools, allows students to earn both a diploma and an associate’s degree by attending a fifth year of high school.

Morning News

April 19, 2016; WZZM

Grand Rapids Community College leaders are working with McDonald’s on an “earn and learn” partnership.

Who’s your imam? 10 things to know about leader of Islamic mosque

April 19, 2016; MLive

KENTWOOD, MI — Seated upon the ornate carpet of the Masjid At-Tawheed, a class of Grand Rapids seventh-graders was hearing about the Quran and the pillars of the Islamic religion when a big, bearded man wearing a white cap on his head and a black coat over a white robe came flowing into the room.

… When (Morsey) Salem came here from Egypt in 2006, he didn’t know any English. After five years of English as a Second Language training at Grand Rapids Community College, Salem still prepares his sermons in Arabic and apologizes constantly for his English.

Helping teen parents ‘go as far as they want to go’

April 19, 2016; schoolnewsnetwork.org

Cedar Springs Public Schools, MI — It had been a week since Robert Brant met with Shelley Bauer, a teen parent educator, and he had big news. He could now begin visiting his nearly 2-year-old son by an estranged former girlfriend.

… The good news didn’t stop there. Robert had also received approval for $5,500 in financial aid at Grand Rapids Community College, just as he was about to graduate from New Beginnings. And he was getting more hours at his job, helping him to pay child support and save for a car.

LHS grad Snyder is disc golf All-American

April 19, 2016; Battle Creek Enquirer

… KCC BASEBALL FALLS OUT OF 1ST IN STANDINGS

The Kellogg Community College baseball team now sits 1 1/2 games behind Jackson Community College in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association West Division standings after the Bruins lost a doubleheader to the Jets on April 16.

GRCC In the News, 4-19-16

GRCC, McDonald’s partner to put employees on path to degrees

April 18, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College and McDonald’s have entered into a partnership that provides restaurant employees in various managerial roles the opportunity to earn college credit toward an associate degree.

Grand Rapids Community College students can earn credits with McDonald’s

April 18, 2016; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Grand Rapids Community College is working with McDonald’s on an “earn and learn” partnership.

Excellence in Education–A Time to Nominate

The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee for his or her contributions to the College, higher education and the community. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

The nomination deadline is Friday, March 25.

Nomination information can be found at:

Faculty http://www.grcc.edu/provost/excellenceineducationawards/fulltimefacultyawardnominationprocess

Adjunct —http://www.grcc.edu/provost/excellenceineducationawards/adjunctfacultyawardnominationprocess

Staff —http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/recognition/staffexcellenceineducationaward

Questions:

Faculty & Adjunct — Deb DeWent, ext. 3921 or ddwent@grcc.edu

Staff — Julie Otte, ext. 3490 or jotte@grcc.edu

Excellence in Education–A Time to Nominate

The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee for his or her contributions to the College, higher education and the community. In 2000, the award was expanded to provide recognition in the form of a staff award, and a separate full-time faculty award. In 2010, an additional award was added for an exemplary adjunct faculty member.

The nomination deadline is Friday, March 25.

Nomination information can be found at:

Faculty http://www.grcc.edu/provost/excellenceineducationawards/fulltimefacultyawardnominationprocess

Adjunct — http://www.grcc.edu/provost/excellenceineducationawards/adjunctfacultyawardnominationprocess

Staff — http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/recognition/staffexcellenceineducationaward

Questions:

Faculty & Adjunct — Deb DeWent, ext. 3921 or ddwent@grcc.edu

Staff — Julie Otte, ext. 3490 or jotte@grcc.edu

Nominations sought for Emeritus Faculty Award

You are invited to nominate a GRCC retired faculty or administrator for the Emeritus Faculty Award. This award was established in 1985 to honor those instructors/administrators whose dedication and creativity have left an indelible mark on the lives of students and colleagues at GRCC. During their tenure at GRCC and since their retirement, they have continued to promote GRCC’s “Commitment to Excellence.”

Nominations need to be submitted to the Provost Office by noon on Friday, February 19, 2016. For more information — and to submit a nomination — you may visit the website at:http://www.grcc.edu/provost/2014grccemeritusaward

Nominations for Emeritus Faculty Award due February 19

You are invited to nominate a GRCC Retired Faculty or Administrator for the Emeritus Faculty Award. This award was established in 1985 to honor those instructors/administrators whose dedication and creativity have left an indelible mark on the lives of students and colleagues at GRCC. During their tenure at GRCC and since their retirement, they have continued to promote GRCC’s “Commitment to Excellence” as illustrated by the GRCC values described in the narrative forms.

Nominations need to be submitted to the Provost Office by noon on Friday, February 19, 2016. For more information — and to submit a nomination — you may visit the website at: http://www.grcc.edu/provost/2014grccemeritusaward