Posted tagged ‘Staff’

Recap: Another great ice cream social is in the books!

July 19, 2018

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Employees from all across campus came together yesterday to enjoy each other’s company and of course some delicious ice cream and beautiful weather. Thank you to everyone who joined in!

Ice Cream Socials Today!!

July 18, 2018

Come grab an ice cold treat and mingle with friends at either (or both) of today’s ice cream socials! We will have some of our newest faces on campus helping to serve up the ice cream, so come say hello!

  • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Tassell M-TEC.
  • 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on Main Campus, South Commons.

*Due to construction, an ice cream social will not be held on DeVos campus this year.

Questions or dietary restrictions? Please give Nicole Dekker a ring at x3848. Hope to see you there!

 

Raider Rally: Volunteers Needed

July 16, 2018

The staff at New Student Orientation and Student Life need your assistance at Raider Rally. We are in need of volunteers to help greet new students, staff the registration table, distribute t-shirts, and serve food, among other similar tasks. Raider Rally is scheduled for Saturday, August 25th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., although we many need some volunteers until 2 p.m.

If you would like to join us as a Raider Rally volunteer, please use this form to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/7sjmfQQomx1nTAVS2

We will follow up accordingly with a GroupWise appointment.

This is a wonderful chance to meet new students and help welcome them to campus. We hope you are able to participate!

 

Ice Cream Socials This Week!!

July 16, 2018

Let’s beat the heat together! Come grab an ice cold treat and mingle with friends at either (or both) of our ice cream socials!

  • Wednesday, July 18th, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Tassell M-TEC.
  • Wednesday, July 18th, from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on Main Campus, South Commons.

*Due to construction, an ice cream social will not be held on DeVos campus this year.

Questions or dietary restrictions? Please give Nicole Dekker a ring at x3848. Hope to see you there!

 

GRCC staff travel to the MSU HUB

July 12, 2018

Klaas Kwant and staff inside a 360-degree projection space on the MSU HUB trip.

6 GRCC staff, representing the Learning Environments Team (faculty, I.T. and DL) recently visited the MSU Digital Scholarship Lab, Makerspace & HUB.

Their HUB uses a design-based approach to project management and implementation.  An interdisciplinary team approaches projects for faculty and other campus departments with a lean mindset, allowing failure and rapid adaptation to design – great for fostering innovation.

Dedicated space for faculty and community exists in their Makerspace, which contains many of the items we have in the ATC’s Maker Lab (3D Scanner, 3D Printers, Vinyl Cutters, BR viewing systems.)  Additionally, they house book making systems.  Their space is intentionally in the same building as the library to allow for greatest access, along with multiple staff to assist in the planning and use of tools.

They also have a 360-degree projection space in which 15-20 people can experience a group immersive presentation (six 4K projectors create an image that surrounds the audience.)

More pictures are available at https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPqHThBfNArOtOtWYTNIw19E7I2df-fmvgPdpPf_uaItMTC946KYkuoPX2eFvPtNA?key=UGNTZGlESXdUNERfeWpwVnJLZ2h4RV8xTVYtV2d3

Overall, it was a great demonstration of the value of having dedicated space for collaboration and experimentation.

Beekeeping group in the works at GRCC

June 13, 2018

GRCC staff are starting a Beekeeping group.  The group will meet over lunch and discuss beekeeping and beekeeping practices.  The group also is hoping to bring in some outside speakers to discuss beekeeping.  If you are interested in joining this group, contact Kurt Meinders at kmeinder@grcc.edu.

Policy Update

May 25, 2018

GRCC has two updated policies:

  • 14.6 Hazard Communication
  • 6.2 EO and Non-discrimination

For more information, please visit the policy website:  http://www.grcc.edu/generalcounsel/policies

Professional Development Recap: ‘Food for Life’ class

May 15, 2018

GRCC staff and faculty enjoyed the Food for Life programs nutrition and cooking classes, Foods that Fight Heart Disease and Foods for Healthy Weight this summer.

The Food for Life program is a community based nutrition education program, designed by physicians, nutrition experts, and registered dietitians aimed at preventing disease.

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GRCC Human Resources Professional Development

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Food for Life: The Power of Food for Health

Presented by: Sheri Olekoski

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.

FREE Blackboard Users Conference May 18th

May 7, 2018

GRCC Faculty and Staff – You are invited to attend the FREE Michigan Blackboard Users Group (miBUG) Spring Conference on Friday, May 18th.

Registration for the MiBUG Spring Conference closes Friday, May 11th, so register today!  There are currently over 85 people registered, including staff from GRCC.

Why should you register for the MiBUG Spring Conference? 

  • It’s a FREE opportunity for you to network with and learn from other Blackboard users from across the state.
  • You’ll have the opportunity check out all of the cool products and services that our sponsors have to offer (Sharp, Cengage, Kaltura, Qwickly, Respondus)
  • We have an awesome keynote presentation, as well as ten breakout sessions being offered.  See the full session descriptions on their website (link below).
  • Have your questions answered by a panel of Blackboard representatives, including Chad Kainz, Principal Strategist; Tim Atkin, Chief Client Officer; Emmah Schramke, Customer Programs Manager; and Mark Burris, Customer Success Advocate.
  • See the first annual MiBUG Distinguished Member Award presentation.
  •     and still be home early on a Friday!

Register today: https://community.blackboard.com/events/1629-mibug-spring-conference-2018

Nominations due May 15th for Excellence in Education Awards

May 4, 2018

Do you know of a faculty or staff member at GRCC who has gone above and beyond their role at the College, in the Community, or in higher education? If so, consider nominating them for the Excellence in Education Award! The Excellence in Education Award was established in 1989 to honor an individual Grand Rapids Community College employee. 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.

There is a cash award of $1,000 for full-time faculty who have taught at GRCC for at least 5 years, and for adjunct faculty who have taught at least 2 years, with a $750 cash award. Staff members also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Anyone can nominate! Deadline for nominations is May 15, 2018:

Note: The criteria and form for full-time faculty and adjuncts have changed a bit in the past few years, so please be sure to read the guidelines carefully.

Questions?

Faculty & Adjunct: Call the Provost Office (234-3920) or Karen Walker (234-4236)

Staff: Call Nicole Dekker (234-3848).

GRCC Homecoming 2017 is THIS WEEK!

October 18, 2017

Homecoming 2017 is taking place RIGHT NOW! There are activities that you can take part in throughout the week. On Thursday, October 19th, faculty, staff, students, and alumni are all invited to a Raider Tailgate. The tailgate will take place in the Raider Grille from 5-6:30 p.m. Food will be provided, and there will be family-friendly activities. Then head on over to the Fold Fieldhouse to cheer on our GRCC Volleyball team as they take on the Lake Michigan Red Hawks.

For more information about all of the Homecoming activities, please visit grcc.edu/homecoming.

GRCC Homecoming 2017 flier

GRCC Homecoming 2017

October 12, 2017

“GRCC has not had a homecoming in a long time. That changes now!”

Homecoming 2017 will take place the week of October 16th. There are activities that you can take part in throughout the week. On Thursday, October 19th, faculty, staff, students, and alumni are all invited to a Raider Tailgate. The tailgate will take place in the Raider Grille from 5-6:30 p.m. Food will be provided, and there will be family-friendly activities. Then head on over to the Fold Fieldhouse to cheer on our GRCC Volleyball team as they take on the Lake Michigan Red Hawks.

For more information about all of the Homecoming activities, please visit grcc.edu/homecoming.

GRCC Homecoming 2017 flier

Additional Windows 10 workshops added to Fall Staff Development

October 11, 2017

Additional Windows 10 workshops have been added to Staff Development’s fall schedule of offerings:

  • November 29, (2:00 – 3:30 p.m.)
  • December 7, (10:00-11:30 a.m.)

Course Description:

Windows 10 has arrived at GRCC! This new operating system has replaced Windows 7, and there are some changes we would like to share with you. Come and join us for this basic introduction to Windows 10, and learn how to navigate the changes.

Register at: http://www.grcc.edu/humanresources/staffdevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

 

Butts & Guts is now 45 Minutes!

October 10, 2017
You’ve asked, we’ve listened! Butts and Guts has been extended to 45 minutes, so enjoy an extra 15 minutes of strengthening your lower body and core with Beth Damon on Tuesdays at 5:30pm in 140 CSC!
And don’t forget to check out all of the other great wellness offerings!