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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!

Next week’s Staff Development workshops

October 10, 2017

Understand and Manage Stress – 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 17

THIS IS A THREE PART COURSE. PARTICIPANTS MUST COMMIT TO ATTENDING ALL THREE PARTS (Part 1- Oct. 17, Part 2 – Oct. 24 and Part 3 – Oct. 31)

Full Title: “Using Awareness and Compassion to Understand and Manage Stress”. We live in a culture where on-going stress is a part of our very existence. While a certain amount of stress is normal (and productive), stress can lead to dissatisfaction, unhappiness, and even health problems. This class is designed to give participants a holistic perspective on the components of stress. An additional component of this program addresses the roles of various social-emotional aspects of stress management. Participants will become familiar with self-compassion, vulnerability, and resilience as methods to help reduce sources of stress in their lives. Participants will learn techniques related to mindfulness to help cope and manage stress.

Strategic Planning at GRCC – 2:00-4:00 pm. Oct. 18

This session will provide a general overview on the process of strategic planning at GRCC and how it connects to other key endeavors such as accreditation, department planning, performance evaluation and budgeting.  GRCC uses a 90-person teamed called the Strategic Leadership Team to develop and implement the strategic plan including 3 ends, 6 strategies, 17 College Action Projects, and 8 indicators of success.  If you have ever been curious about the SLT, why we have a strategic plan, or how you fit into the strategic planning process, this session is for you.

Supporting Those Who Are Grieving – 12:00-1:00 p.m. Oct. 20

Full Title: COMING ALONG SIDE: SUPPORTING THOSE WHO ARE GRIEVING.There are no magic words that immediately take away the pain so we say nothing or we say too much. This presentation discusses how to support those who have lost a loved one.

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

 

Faculty and Staff Centennial Scholarship awarded for 1st time

July 18, 2017

To honor the college’s 100th year celebration, the Faculty Association created the Faculty and Staff Centennial Scholarship.  For the first time since the scholarship’s inception, it was awarded to two deserving GRCC students for the 2017-18 academic year.

Scholarships were awarded based on scholastic achievement to students who have earned at least 12 credits at GRCC.  They were asked to submit a short essay explaining why they feel they deserve the scholarship. A committee made up of representatives from across campus selected the recipients.

We are pleased to announce and congratulate the first 2017-18 scholarship recipients for the Faculty and Staff  Centennial Scholarship: Connor Hartley and Mackenzie Omness.  Both have been awarded $1,000! Connor graduated from Rockford High School in 2016.  He is studying Pre-Med with a long-term career goal of working in the field of orthodontics. Mackenzie graduated from Grandville High School in 2017.  She is studying Occupational Therapy at GRCC.  She will also be playing basketball for GRCC this fall!

We are very grateful to all the faculty and staff who have helped make these scholarships possible for Connor and Mackenzie.  We wish these students all the best in their academic endeavors.

Student food pantry donations accepted at holiday breakfast

December 7, 2016

If you’re able, please bring non-perishable food items to our Holiday Breakfast to donate to our food pantry for students. In the spirit of giving, let us do our part to ensure the shelves of our pantry are well stocked! Here is a list of needed items (* indicates high demand items):

Protein

  • Cans of tuna*
  • Cans of chicken*
  • Canned stew
  • Canned chili
  • Hash
  • Pork and beans
  • Soups
  • Spaghetti sauce*
  • Kidney beans
  • Peanut butter*

Breakfast

  • Boxes of cereal
  • Instant oatmeal (individual packets)*
  • Cereal bars*
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Muffin mix

Canned vegetables

  • Beans
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn*
  • Instant potatoes

On the go/snacks

  • Tortilla chips
  • Salsa
  • Pringles
  • Cookies
  • Granola bars*
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Easy Mac*
  • Microwaveable nonfrozen meals

Fruit

  • Canned fruits
  • Fruit cups
  • Dried fruits
  • Jelly
  • Raisins
  • Juice boxes

Starches

  • Rice*
  • Pasta*
  • Macaroni and cheese*
  • Crackers
  • Boxed meals*
  • Hamburger Helper

Basic necessities

  • Soap*
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo*
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste*
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant*
  • Feminine hygiene
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets

Donations for student food pantry at Holiday Breakfast

November 29, 2016

If you’re able, please bring non-perishable food items to our Holiday Breakfast to donate to our food pantry for students. In the spirit of giving, let us do our part to ensure the shelves of our pantry are well stocked! Here is a list of needed items (* indicates high demand items):

Protein

  • Cans of tuna*
  • Cans of chicken*
  • Canned stew
  • Canned chili
  • Hash
  • Pork and beans
  • Soups
  • Spaghetti sauce*
  • Kidney beans
  • Peanut butter*

Breakfast

  • Boxes of cereal
  • Instant oatmeal (individual packets)*
  • Cereal bars*
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Muffin mix

Canned vegetables

  • Beans
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn*
  • Instant potatoes

On the go/snacks

  • Tortilla chips
  • Salsa
  • Pringles
  • Cookies
  • Granola bars*
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Easy Mac*
  • Microwaveable nonfrozen meals

Fruit

  • Canned fruits
  • Fruit cups
  • Dried fruits
  • Jelly
  • Raisins
  • Juice boxes

Starches

  • Rice*
  • Pasta*
  • Macaroni and cheese*
  • Crackers
  • Boxed meals*
  • Hamburger Helper

Basic necessities

  • Soap*
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo*
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste*
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant*
  • Feminine hygiene
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets

Opening Day features presentation by Terrell Strayhorn

August 26, 2016

This year’s Opening Day featured a presentation by Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, of Ohio State University’s Center for Higher Education Enterprise.

Congratulations to the 2016 Excellence in Education recipients:

  • Faculty — Mike Klawitter, reference librarian and archivist.
  • Staff — Laura DeVries, from the English department.
  • Adjunct — Yelena Wells, from the music department.

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Team seeks runners for area races

June 1, 2016

The GRCC Running Team is competing in the 2016 Triple Crown Series of races that includes two 5K runs in June.  All GRCC staff members and spouses are welcome to join the team.  If you are interested in participating, sign up via the website links listed below.

Huntington Reeds Lake Run:

Brian Diemer Family of Races:

When you open the link, click on Corporate Team and register under GRCC.

Please contact Jim Fox if you have any questions.

Running Team to tackle 2016 Triple Crown Series

May 31, 2016

The GRCC Running Team is competing in the 2016 Triple Crown Series of races that includes two 5K runs in June.  All GRCC staff members and spouses are welcome to join the team.  If you are interested in participating, sign up via the website links listed below.

Huntington Reeds Lake Run:

Brian Diemer Family of Races:

When you open the link, click on Corporate Team and register under GRCC.

Please contact Jim Fox if you have any questions.

 

 

GRCC hosts two retreats for faculty, staff

March 17, 2016

Formation retreats are a long-standing tradition at GRCC and this year, we are once again pleased to offer this opportunity to faculty and staff. Based on the work of Dr. Parker Palmer, formation is a three-day, two-night professional development opportunity in which participants reflect on what they believe about their work, reconnect to the passion that brought them to the work, and renew themselves as practitioners. Two retreats will be held this year, both at the picturesque Gilchrist Retreat Center near Three Rivers, Michigan. The Introduction to Formation Retreat will run from May 11 – 13, and the Continuing Formation Retreat for prior participants will be held May 8 – 10. The retreats are offered at no cost to GRCC employees, but enrollment in each retreat is limited to 10 participants, so register early.

If you would like more information, visit the GRCC Formation Retreat web page at www.grcc.edu/formation . To register, visit http://cms.grcc.edu/humanresources/staffdevelopment/learningopportunitiesregistration

Again, enrollment is limited, so register today!

Faculty, staff invited to prayer session

March 16, 2016

GRCC Christian Fellowship would like to invite faculty and staff to a time of prayer on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, from noon-1pm in Room 20 on the first floor of Student Center inside the Student Life Office.

Faculty, staff cap and gown orders due February 26

February 22, 2016

The GRCC Bookstore is taking orders for caps and gowns for staff and faculty through February 26th. If you are in need of any commencement regalia please stop in the bookstore and fill out the form to order yours today! Due to turnaround time and production needs, all orders and prepayments must be in by February 26, 2016 to be ready in time for the April GRCC Commencement ceremony.