Winter 2019 professional development opportunities

New Year = more learning!

Dedicate time this year to grow professionally and personally by participating in the several sessions offered for our GRCC family!

Sign up for a Human Resources Professional Development Opportunity. Various topics, days, times and locations are available!

And don’t forget to get “Google ready” at the G Suite training sessions! You can find those dates and times and sign up on the Google for GRCC Professional Development page.

Questions? Contact Angela Salinas at angelasalinas@grcc.edu or ext. 2567.

Hope to see you soon!

Winter 2019 semester GRCC Employee Fitness Class schedule begins Monday!

Start the New Year off right doing something that makes your body smile on the outside AND inside!

The complete Winter 2019 schedule is available on the Group Exercise page of the GRCC website. All classes will meet in the newly renovated Ford Fieldhouse – come enjoy the upgraded workout space!

Schedule commences this Monday, January 7, 2019, and ends Friday, April 19, 2019. Classes will meet during spring break week, as well. We have a class for everyone, from beginners to advanced. Relax and unwind or sweat it out and tone up with the variety of classes available!

As always, there’s no need to sign up in advance – just show up and see what the fun is all about. You are welcome to bring your spouse, child over 18, or friend(s) to these classes. Non-GRCC participants are asked to pay a small $20 fee per semester. All are welcome!

Contact Angela Salinas (angelasalinas@grcc.edu or ext. 2567) with any questions.

Reminder: student pantry drive during tomorrow’s Opening Day event

A message from Misty McClure-Anderson:
Good Morning & Happy New Year!
This is a friendly reminder that we will be collecting diapers, baby wipes, and hygiene items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.) for the Student Pantry tomorrow at Opening Day.
I hope you are rested and ready for the winter semester to begin!”
Items will be collected during tomorrow’s Opening Day event in the newly redesigned Ford Fieldhouse.

Sign up for Information Station staffing next week

Students are officially back for Winter semester next week, January 7-9, and Student Life will once again be welcoming them to the new term at well-stocked Information Stations positioned across campus. Student Life couldn’t pull this off without staff and faculty help, so we’re hoping you will consider volunteering!

The Information Stations will be at Sneden, Main, Student Center, Calkins Science, and the ATC this coming semester at varying times. Sign-ups are available on the Winter 2019 Info Station Sign Up Google Sheet.

Contact Joe Courtade, Coordinator of Student Life and Conduct, with any questions: (616) 234-2543 or josephcourtade@grcc.edu

Raider salute for 488 lbs of Holiday Food Pantry donations!

The Office of Student Life and Conduct would like to sincerely thank all of you for an AMAZING Holiday Food Pantry Drive. In the last week, we received 488 pounds of food, personal hygiene products, and clothing items for our Food and Snack Pantries across campus, as well as a monetary donation from Ferris faculty and staff.

We will be going into the Winter 2019 well-stocked with great food and personal items available for our students, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Special thanks to the Dental Clinic for a sizable donation of dental products, organizers, and donors at the Holiday Breakfast, and our friends over at Ferris that ran a successful donation drive as well.

Again, we appreciate you all immensely, and we hope you all have a fantastic holiday season!

Don’t forget to pick up your new RaiderCard!

Reminder: All students and employees are receiving new RaiderCards as part of an ongoing commitment to campus safety and security.

Preprinted RaiderCards for faculty and staff are available for pick-up at the Raider Grille between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. TODAY through Friday (Dec. 19-21).

RaiderCards will also be available to be picked up Jan. 2 through Jan. 5, 2019.

The new RaiderCards will be used for parking, point-of-sale registers on campus, cash-to-card machines, vending machines, printing and in some cases door access. The new cards will be “contactless” cards, where you will tap instead of swipe the cards at parking gates.

Remaining balances will be transferred to the new cards following the end of the fall semester.

The new RaiderCards have larger photos, are easier to read, and longer names can be printed in full. The improved security measures allow the college to electronically control and monitor all exterior doors on campus. As a result, new building access hours will be posted in the online center and additional information will be sent prior to the start of Winter 2019.

Digital rendering of new GRCC Raider Card design. Image show the front of the card, with sections of blue, gold, and cream, and the words "GRCC RaiderCard." There is also a sample student photo with the words "GRCC Student Name. Student" underneath.

Sign up for Student Life Information Station staffing

Students will be returning for winter classes in just three weeks, January 7-9, and Student Life will once again be welcoming them to the new semester at well-stocked Information Stations positioned across campus. Student Life couldn’t pull this off without staff and faculty help, so we’re hoping you will consider volunteering!

The Information Stations will be at Sneden, Main, Student Center, Calkins Science, and the ATC this coming semester at varying times. Sign-ups are available on the Winter 2019 Info Station Sign Up Google Sheet.

Contact Joe Courtade, Coordinator of Student Life and Conduct, with any questions: (616) 234-2543 or josephcourtade@grcc.edu

GRCC employees: get your Holiday Breakfast on this Friday morning at the Student Center!

The 2018 GRCC Holiday Breakfast – Friday, December 14

Reminders:

– Doors open to serve breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the 2nd floor of the Student Center!

Program begins in the Raider Grille at 8:30 a.m.

– Wear your ugly sweater for the 2nd annual competition!

– Bring a donation of either 1. food for the Food or Snack Pantry, or 2. new winter gear for students (hats, scarves, gloves, & mittens).

 

Can’t wait to see you there!

Recap: GRCC Lakeshore students give back at Midtown Center

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GRCC Lakeshore students donated their time and energy last week at the Midtown Center in Holland. Jason Stevens, Phil Flipse, Esmeralda Hernandez, and La’teju Simmons met on December 4 to help pack hygiene kits for students at Narrow Gate, a residential facility for drug rehabilitation.

The hygiene kits were distributed to Narrow Gate students on December 7 in Marcellus, Michigan.

Kudos to both our students and also event organizer Gwen Rubio, Adult Ed and ESL instructor for the Zeeland/Holland Adult Education Program.

Sign-up sheet available now for Winter semester Information Stations

A message from Joe Courtade, Coordinator of Student Life and Conduct:

“Dear GRCC Family,

I know it’s hard to believe we’re talking about welcoming students back when they haven’t even left yet, but I wanted to get this information out to folks earlier rather than later. January 7-9, we will once again be welcoming students to the new semester at our well-stocked Information Stations across campus. Student Life couldn’t pull this off without your help–we’re hoping you will consider volunteering some of your time again!

The Information Stations will be at Sneden, Main, Student Center, Calkins Science, and the ATC this coming semester at varying times. See our Winter 2019 Info Station Sign Up Google Sheet to sign up for a time.

Let me know if you have any questions, and as always I appreciate your commitment to assisting our students!”

Contact information: (616) 234-2543 or josephcourtade@grcc.edu