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Homecoming activities kick off Oct. 16

October 3, 2017

GRCC is hosting a week of activities for Homecoming:

GRCC Homecoming Week 2017 Our Raiders, Our Rapids Monday- Thursday Department Decorating Contest Monday Oct. 16th A MAIZE'n breakfast Science Building 8:30-10:30 a.m. Breakfast for the first 150 students w/ RAIDER CARD (Donuts, cider, and coffee) Judging for department occurs throughout the day Tuesday Oct. 17th Raiders w/ a Heart of Gold 4th floor Main 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch for the first 250 students w/ RAIDER CARD Collaboration with the Children's Food Basket. Decorating baskets with Volleyball team. Serving soups and sandwiches to students who come and decorate a bag we will also take donations (food or monetary) Wednesday Oct. 18th Raider Fun Run 5k  Ford Fieldhouse 6:00 p.m.   5-5:45 p.m. Registration/Packet Pick-up at Ford Fieldhouse. This is a free race open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members.  First 100 runners/walkers registered will receive a racers bib, water bottle, and long sleeve shirt. This will be a campus run connecting Main Campus to DeVos Campus. The map outline is 1.5, to complete 5K, the route has to be completed twice. 5k Fun Run/Walk Route can be found on grcc.edu/homecoming Sign up can be found on the website along with Volunteer Registration if you want to assist and not run/walk. Interested in helping out?  Volunteer sign up can be found here! Thursday Oct. 19th Shiver-me-Timbers, its a Tailgate! Raider Grille Patio, SCC 5-6:30 p.m. Activities for students and alumni will be held in the Raider Grille with, yard games, photo background for pictures, and a Raider Pride station. The Raider Pride station will have poster making, face painting, GR tattoos, and noise maker crafts. First 25 people get a free Homecoming Shirt. "The Cavalry" t-shirts will be on sale. 6:15 p.m. Ribbon cutting of "The Cavalry" student section, Ford Fieldhouse 6:30 p.m. Women's Volleyball Game Raiders vs Red Hawks, Ford Fieldhouse

 

Student Life to mark Constitution Day on September 20

September 15, 2017

Student Life will commemorate Constitution Day from 8:30-11:15 a.m. September 20. Stop by the group’s table on the first floor of the Student Center and pick up a free pocket-size copy of the Constitution!

Leadership conference has some openings left

September 11, 2017

The Office of Student Life and Conduct still has some spaces open for the Student Leadership Conference Registration this Friday, Sept. 15, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Student employees are also recommended to come to receive some extra professional development.

This conference-style institute is open to all GRCC students who want to gain more experience in leadership and want to learn more about how to start and manage a student organization. The Student Leadership Institute will take place on GRCC’s Main Campus in the Student Center. All students are invited and there is NO registration fee. Lunch and parking validation will be provided.

Advisors of student organizations are also invited to attend an advisor training session from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please send an email to thaliaguerraflors@grcc.edu.

Student Leadership Institute. Free and open to all GRCC students, and lunch is provided! Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. GRCC Main Campus, Student Center. Attend sessions on the basics of student leadership: Starting and managing a student organization. Communications within student organizations. Using and managing OrgSync. Managing student organization funds. Conflict management. Programming and advertising. OrgSync. Learn more and register online at https://goo.gl/Hv3UHu. The Student Leadership Institute is funded by the Campus Activities Fee and supported by the Student Life and Conduct office.

 

Mentoring group to be part of Involvement Day

September 6, 2017

Welcome Week continues from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today with Involvement Day (formerly known as Club Day).

Affinity Mentoring, a nonprofit organization that works to improve students’ academic achievement, self-esteem and social skills by pairing them with caring adult mentors, will have a table near the Department of Experiential Learning on the Student Plaza. the group will also be part of a presentation in SCC 336.

 

Transfer and Advising Day photos

September 6, 2017

Welcome Week kicked off Tuesday with Transfer and Advising Day.

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Registration for Involvement Day still open

August 30, 2017

Involvement Day is a traditional event that the Campus Activities Board sponsors during Welcome Week. This year, the event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. We ask student organizations and departments to set up a table along the Juan Olivarez Student Plaza to promote their organization and department. This allows new and returning students to engage with student leaders and departments, which, in turn, creates connections that last for a lifetime.

If you are interested in registering your department or organization, please RSVP via OrgSync. Deadline to register is Sept. 1. Faculty and ataff can access OrgSync with their GRCC user name and password.

Register your department or group for Involvement Day

August 3, 2017

The Campus Activities Board has opened registration for Involvement Day, formerly known as “Club Day.”

Involvement Day is a traditional event that the Campus Activities Board sponsors during Welcome Week. We ask student organizations and departments to set up a table along the Juan Olivarez Plaza to promote their organization and department. This allows for new and returning students to engage with student leaders and departments, which, in turn, creates connections that last for a lifetime.

If you are interested in registering your department or organization, please fill out the registration form; this is different from selecting RSVP. The deadline to register is Sept. 1st.
 

Student Life organizing leadership conference

August 3, 2017

The office of Student Life and Conduct will be hosting a Student Leadership Institute for all GRCC students.

This conference-style institute — from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 15 in the Student Center — is open to all GRCC students who want to gain more experience in leadership and what to learn more about how to start and manage a student organization. It’s free to all students, and lunch is provided.

The theme of this Student Leadership Institute is Back to Basics. Conference-style sessions will consist of:

  • Communication within Student Organizations.
  • Using and Managing OrgSync.
  • Managing Student Organization Funds.
  • Conflict Management.
  • Programming and Advertising … and more!

The Student Leadership Institute is funded by the Campus Activities Fee and supported by the Student Life and Conduct office.

We encourage all departments to encourage their student staff members to participate. Staff and faculty are also welcomed to submit proposals to present at the conference.

For more questions, staff and faculty may contact Thalia at thaliaguerraflores@grcc.edu.

Student Leadership Institute. Free and open to all GRCC students, and lunch is provided! Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. GRCC Main Campus, Student Center. Attend sessions on the basics of student leadership: Starting and managing a student organization. Communications within student organizations. Using and managing OrgSync. Managing student organization funds. Conflict management. Programming and advertising. OrgSync. Learn more and register online at https://goo.gl/Hv3UHu. The Student Leadership Institute is funded by the Campus Activities Fee and supported by the Student Life and Conduct office.

Volunteers needed for Raider Rally

August 1, 2017

The staff at New Student Orientation needs 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 tasks. Raider Rally is scheduled for Saturday, August 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you would like to join us that day, please use this form to sign up. We will follow up accordingly with a Groupwise appointment.

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

Congratulations to Chris and Lindsey Remley

May 10, 2017

Congratulations to Chris Remley, from Student Life, and Lindsey Remley on the birth of their son, Bronson Thomas Remley on May 8. Bronson weighs 7 pounds and is 20 inches long. Everyone’s happy and healthy. Chris says Bronson is sleeping a lot and crying very little.

Chris Remley holds his infant son, Bronson Thomas Remley.

Volunteers needed for Finals Relaxer

April 14, 2017

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is seeking your participation in this year’s Finals Relaxer happening next Thursday, April 20, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. outside on the Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza. CAB needs volunteers to staff the registration tables, manage the rock wall and air jumpers, elephant ears, Double Gyro-sphere and help with setup and tear down. If you would like to participate, please add your name to the volunteer form. This event will not be possible without your help!

If you have any questions, please contact Jon Blackwell, Campus Activities Board co-advisor, by phone at 616-234-4039 or by email at jonathanblackwell@grcc.edu

Volunteers needed for Finals Relaxer

April 4, 2017

The Campus Activities Board is seeking your participation in this year’s Finals Relaxer, happening on April 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. outside on the plaza. CAB needs volunteers to staff the registration table, manage the food line and help monitor and coordinate the different games and activities. If you would like to participate, please click here to your name to the volunteer form. If your schedule allows, feel free to sign up for more than one shift! Without your help, we could not pull off these events for our students!

If you have any questions, please contact Kaylee Wolff, Campus Activities Board advisor, by phone at 616-234-2477 or by email at KayleeWolff@grcc.edu .

Movie Night. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Friday, April 14, 8:30-11 p.m., Dr. Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza. Free ice cream and popcorn. Family and guests are welcome. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair of blanket! GRCC Campus Activities Board.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 3, 2017

Activities marking Sexual Assault Awareness Month begin next week:

Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Panel discussion on “Communication in Relationships, Red Flags and What to Do” April 11 from 4-5 p.m. GRCC Applied Technology Center, Auditorium, Room 168: Learn how to improve your communication in order to build healthy relationships, watch out for red flags and understand what to do in difficult situations. Come get your questions answered by our panelist or just listen in. “Audrie & Daisy” April 13 from 6-8 p.m. Wealthy Theater, 1130 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids: The Young Leaders Against Violence will screen the powerful documentary “Audrie & Daisy” to shed light on the topic of teen sexual assault, with specific attention paid to the stories of two young girls. Attendance is free, but limited. Check out Student Life’s Facebook or Orgsync pages for more information. “The Hunting Ground” April 17 from 4-6 p.m. GRCC Applied Technology Center, Auditorium, Room 168: GRCC will screen “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary on the incidence of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States and the failure of college administrators to deal with it adequately. This documentary focuses on the experiences of two former students and their journey for justice at the University of North Carolina. This event is free and guests are permitted. “Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery” April 20 at 6 p.m. GRCC Sneden Hall, Room 108: Human trafficking affects millions globally and thousands locally. Carmen Kucinich, FBI victim specialist, will provide a valuable look into the dynamics of human trafficking, including the risk factors and methods used by traffickers to enslave their victims. GRCC. All participants are welcome. Those in need of accommodations please contact the Student Life at (616) 234-4160.

Phi Theta Kappa holds induction ceremony

March 31, 2017

The Phi Theta Kappa chapter at GRCC, Alpha Upsilon Kappa, held its Induction Ceremony on March 28th, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., where 21 new members were inducted in person. This year along, 96 students joined PTK, and the chapter has reached five star status again. Dr. Ender was the keynote speaker and was inducted as an honorary member of our chapter. The executive board and advisors will attend the national convention, Catalyst, next week where Dr. Ender will be awarded the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement award. PTK is currently seeking applications for open executive board positions. Interested students should be directed to contact Erin Busscher at ebusscher@grcc.edu.

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GRCC In the News, 3-23-17

March 23, 2017

Tuition-free early college program to build talent pipeline for in-demand jobs

March 22, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – As manufacturers gather in Detroit today for a summit on advancing the industry’s future, local companies are working with Kent ISD and Grand Rapids Community College to create a new pipeline of workers to meet labor demands.

GRCC welcomes its first African-American president

March 22, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Community College’s first African-American president says he’s humbled to fill the role.

Is the craft beer market in Grand Rapids saturated?

March 22, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Pour a cold one and consider: the number of craft breweries in Grand Rapids has tripled since 2011, the year before beer lovers voted it “Beer City, USA.”

… Professionalizing the industry is the goal of a new Grand Rapids Community College certificate program, which has 30 people enrolled in its first year of offering coursework and hands-on training at its own Fountain Hill Brewery.

Making transferring easy

March 22, 2017; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

Grand Valley State University has been chosen as a member of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the university’s support of community college transfers.

… “We have an advisor at Grand Rapids Community College, which is really our main feeder school for community colleges,” (Bonnie) Ulmer-DeGraves said. “We have someone there from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday to meet with potential students and make sure they’re on the right path for transferring into Grand Valley.”

Monica’s Gourmet Cookies to debut on QVC

March 22, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A favorite Grand Rapids cookie brand will get the QVC spotlight next week.

… The former caterer (Monica Mitidieri) is a graduate of Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute of Culinary Education.

Words of encouragement

March 22, 2017; Commercial-News (Danville, Ill.)

DANVILLE — Zachary Pangborn has attempted nearly 300 shots this season.

On Wednesday afternoon in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament at the Mary Miller Gymnasium, the Grand Rapids Community College freshman missed six of his first seven field goal attempts and he was just 1-of-5 at the free-throw line.

Sí, se puede! Standing up for immigrants & farm workers in Grand Rapids

March 23, 2017; rapidgrowthmedia.com

Lupe Ramos-Montigny remembers three summers of her childhood, seasons now decades ago, like they were yesterday: the months when she would travel with her parents, Ysidro and Maria, and seven of her nine siblings from her hometown of Weslaco, Texas north to Michigan. There, Ramos-Montigny, now a Grand Rapidian who serves on the State Board of Education, would spend the 10th, 11th and 12th summers of her life harvesting beets in a town at the tip of the Mitten State’s thumb, Caseville, and picking cherries in Old Mission Peninsula, a region just north of Traverse City.

… Since then, the march has gone on to draw hundreds of people each year, with such officials as Olivarez, the Aquinas College president; Grand Rapids Community College President Steven Ender; Grand Valley State University Vice President Jesse Bernal; Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall-Neal; Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky, and various elected officials attending the event last week.

Experimenting with healthier ingredients at home

March 22, 2017; WZZM

Liz Weber is a Registered Dietitian at Mercy Health Saint Marys.

… Seek out local cooking classes. Downtown Market, Grand Rapids Community College, Sur La Table, The Local Epicurean, and Williams-Sonoma are all great resources available in the Grand Rapids area that provide cooking classes.

LSU to host ‘Feria de las Flores’ to welcome in the spring

March 22, 2017; The Lanthorn (GVSU student newspaper)

For almost sixty years, the Feria de las Flores event in Medellin, Colombia, has been one of Latin America’s most vibrant events. Grand Valley State University’s Latino Student Union (LSU) will bring some of the events famous flair to one of its bi-annual dinner-dances taking place Friday, March 24.

… In addition, two singers will perform songs in Spanish, followed by a semi-formal dinner and then traditional Mexican and Colombian dancing. Students from the Grand Rapids Community College’s Hispanic Student Organization will also participate.