Open leadership positions for students in CAB

Student Life and Conduct is looking for student leaders to apply for Campus Activities Board! Please pass on the message to students that would be great at it! This is a paid position and students get great “real-world” experience! CAB plans Homecoming, Finals Relaxers, the Leadership Banquet, and Welcome Weeks. We have 4 spots open: CAB President and 3 VP positions.

Interested students need to submit a one-page letter of intent as to “why you are interested in becoming a CAB E-board team member and for what role you’re interested in applying.” All letters should be sent to Thalia Guerra-Flores at thaliaguerraflores@grcc.edu by Tuesday, April 15.

Elections will take place April 19 from 1:15-2:15 p.m. If students are interested but unable to attend on the 19th, they should email Thalia Guerra-Flores (thaliaguerraflores@grcc.edu) to reschedule.

 

Reminder: Healing through Advocacy event today in the Library

Digital poster for the Healing through Advocacy event at GRCC. The text reads: "Healing through Advocacy. Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A Discussion of the Process of Healing and Growth through Education and Activism. April 2. 1-2:30 p.m. Learning Resource Center Library, Room 2 West Side."

Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

Begin April on a mindful note with the Healing through Advocacy event at the Library.

  • WHEN: Today, April 2, from 1-2:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Learning Resource Center Library, Room 2, West Side

Panelists at the event include:

  • Kimberly DeVries, GRCC Title IX Coordinator
  • Patti Haist, YWCA West Central Michigan Director of Clinical Services
  • Stacey Heisler, LPC, NCC, Counseling and Career Development, Counselor/Interim Program Director
  • Morgan McCaul, Victim Rights Activist and Survivor

Morgan McCaul is a survivor involved in the MSU Nassar case, and has been committed to advocating for sexual assault survivors and promoting legislative activism, especially among college students.

Ms. McCaul will also be the keynote speaker for the event.

A Q&A session will follow the panel. Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by GRCC’s Library and Learning Commons and GRCC’s Office of Student Life and Conduct.

Blood drive today in the Student Center

GRCC’s Honors Program and the Office of Student Life are hosting Michigan Blood for a blood drive TODAY from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (SCC 234) of the Student Center.

Digital poster for blood drive at GRCC. The poster is red with white and yellow text and a white graphic of a heart with droplets raining onto it and a pulse line crossing through it. The text reads: "Blood Drive: Give the Gift of Life. April 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Student Center, Room 234. Register to become a donor with Be The Match! Your donation today can save three lives tomorrow."

Walk-ins are accepted, and you may also make an appointment online.

Donors can receive a free pizza voucher for Hungry Howie’s. Direct any questions to Joe Courtade at josephcourtade@grcc.edu.

Logo for Michigan Blood. Logo is bright blue and red, with a stylized drop of blood on the top of the logo. The text reads: "Michigan Blood. MI blood saves lives."

Begin Sexual Assault Awareness Month with ‘Healing through Advocacy’ next week

Digital poster for the Healing through Advocacy event at GRCC. The text reads: "Healing through Advocacy. Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A Discussion of the Process of Healing and Growth through Education and Activism. April 2. 1-2:30 p.m. Learning Resource Center Library, Room 2 West Side."

Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

Begin April on a mindful note with the Healing through Advocacy event at the Library.

  • WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, from 1-2:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Learning Resource Center Library, Room 2, West Side

Panelists at the event include:

  • Kimberly DeVries, GRCC Title IX Coordinator
  • Patti Haist, YWCA West Central Michigan Director of Clinical Services
  • Stacey Heisler, LPC, NCC, Counseling and Career Development, Counselor/Interim Program Director
  • Morgan McCaul, Victim Rights Activist and Survivor

Morgan McCaul is a survivor involved in the MSU Nassar case, and has been committed to advocating for sexual assault survivors and promoting legislative activism, especially among college students.

Ms. McCaul will also be the keynote speaker for the event.

A Q&A session will follow the panel. Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by GRCC’s Library and Learning Commons and GRCC’s Office of Student Life and Conduct.

GRCC hosts blood drive with Michigan Blood next Monday

Digital poster for blood drive at GRCC. The poster is red with white and yellow text and a white graphic of a heart with droplets raining onto it and a pulse line crossing through it. The text reads: "Blood Drive: Give the Gift of Life. April 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Student Center, Room 234. Register to become a donor with Be The Match! Your donation today can save three lives tomorrow."

GRCC’s Honors Program and the Office of Student Life are hosting Michigan Blood for a blood drive next Monday, April 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (SCC 234) of the Student Center.

Walk-ins are accepted, and you may also make an appointment online.

Donors can receive a free pizza voucher for Hungry Howie’s. Direct any questions to Joe Courtade at josephcourtade@grcc.edu.

Logo for Michigan Blood. Logo is bright blue and red, with a stylized drop of blood on the top of the logo. The text reads: "Michigan Blood. MI blood saves lives."

Begin Sexual Assault Awareness Month with ‘Healing through Advocacy’ at the Library

Digital poster for the Healing through Advocacy event at GRCC. The text reads: "Healing through Advocacy. Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A Discussion of the Process of Healing and Growth through Education and Activism. April 2. 1-2:30 p.m. Learning Resource Center Library, Room 2 West Side."

Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month?

Begin April on a mindful note with the Healing through Advocacy event at the Library.

  • WHEN: April 2, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Learning Resource Center Library, Room 2, West Side

Panelists at the event include:

  • Kimberly DeVries, GRCC Title IX Coordinator
  • Patti Haist, YWCA West Central Michigan Director of Clinical Services
  • Stacey Heisler, LPC, NCC, Counseling and Career Development, Counselor/Interim Program Director
  • Morgan McCaul, Victim Rights Activist and Survivor

Morgan McCaul is a survivor involved in the MSU Nassar case, and has been committed to advocating for sexual assault survivors and promoting legislative activism, especially among college students.

Ms. McCaul will also be the keynote speaker for the event.

A Q&A session will follow the panel. Refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by GRCC’s Library and Learning Commons and GRCC’s Office of Student Life and Conduct.

Help plan Homecoming!

Homecoming – Fall 2019

Save the date and help us plan!

Mark your calendars for GRCC Homecoming — fall edition — which will be celebrated the week of October 21, 2019.  We are looking for faculty, staff and retirees who want to help plan the activities that will take place throughout the week. If you are interested in helping, please contact Erin Van Egmond (erinvanegmond@grcc.edu or x3931) or Lina Blair (carolineblair@grcc.edu or x3924). Go Raiders!

SLT Profile: Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Oversight Team

The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention oversight team monitors, evaluates, and makes recommendations for improvement for the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP).

The DAAPP supports student and employee awareness, education, and coordinated programming for drug and alcohol prevention. This covers training, compliance notification, policy review, and programming based on an established timeline.

Over the last year we have:

  • Completed and presented the DAAPP Biennial Review Report.
  • Conducted the prevention program evaluation, including recommendations for changes.
  • Offered programming at the fall and winter Welcome Week, and during the winter semester.
  • Emailed compliance notification to students, faculty and staff.
  • In the coming year we plan to:
  • Use feedback to improve awareness and training for employees.
  • Improve the notification open rate for students.
  • Explore how to increase the program awareness offerings for students through an online solution.
  • Leverage existing programs.

The team is comprised of Campus Police, I.T., Human Resources, Counseling and Career Development, Financial Aid, CRM Coordinator, IRP, Dean of Student Affairs Office, Student Life and Conduct, Office of General Counsel, and Faculty representatives.

Tonight: talking ‘Mean Girls’ in the ATC Auditorium

Poster for the movie 'Mean Girls.' The poster features Lindsay Lohan on the left side looking over her shoulder at the movie's three titular 'Mean Girls' on the right.

Mean Girls movie night in the ATC Auditorium (ATC 168)

  • Tonight, January 29, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Campus Common Reading team is showing the movie Mean Girls tonight in the ATC Auditorium, followed with a group discussion on the impacts of bullying. The discussion will be facilitated by Lina Blair, Director of Student Life and Conduct.

‘Mean Girls’ movie night comes to the ATC this Tuesday

Poster for the movie 'Mean Girls.' The poster features Lindsay Lohan on the left side looking over her shoulder at the movie's three titular 'Mean Girls' on the right.

Mean Girls movie night in the ATC Auditorium (ATC 168)

  • Tuesday, January 29, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Campus Common Reading team is showing the movie Mean Girls on January 29, followed with a group discussion on the impacts of bullying. The discussion will be facilitated by Lina Blair, Director of Student Life and Conduct.

Homecoming games — special premium court-side seats still available

There are a few seats still available for the men’s and women’s basketball games this Friday, January 18. See below for details on how to enter. Seats will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis.

On Friday, January 18, we will host a tailgate and cheer on our women’s and men’s basketball teams as they play Lake Michigan College.

A family-friendly tailgate begins at 5 p.m. inside the Hunsberger Arena, and will continue throughout both basketball games. There will be free food (while it lasts) and activities for kids and adults. The women’s basketball game begins at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s basketball game begins at 7:30 p.m.

We want to provide a few lucky employees with a chance to have premium court-side seating. For each game, we have designated premium seats for our GRCC employees to sit along the baseline of the court. A total of 12 spots per game are available. Please email Erin Van Egmond (erinvanegmond@grcc.edu) with the game you would like to sit court-side at (women’s or men’s), and how many people are in your party.

We hope to see you all there to cheer on our Raiders and celebrate Homecoming, GRCC style! Don’t forget to show your Raider pride and wear your blue and gold!

Homecoming is planned and sponsored by Campus Activities Board, Alumni Relations, Athletics, Student Life and Conduct, and Human Resources.

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!

Native American Student Organization to present ‘More Than a Word’

GRCC’s Native American Student Organization is hosting a free showing of the documentary “More Than a Word” from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 15 in the ATC auditorium. A panel discussion will follow the film.

“More Than a Word” was directed by Kenneth Little and John Little:

“More Than A Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.”

Recap: German nonprofit Studentenwerk Dresden visits GRCC

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Grand Rapids Community College on Wednesday hosted three guests from Studentenwerk Dresden. Studentenwerk is a German non-profit entity receiving subsidies to provide student support services for several universities in Dresden.

The service includes housing, childcare, counseling, financial aid, and international student services.

The visit is part of an ongoing exchange with Grand Valley State University, which asked GRCC leaders to show the visitors the critical roles a community college plays in its community.

The guests met with Provost Laurie Chesley, Associate Provost Tina Hoxie, Dean Michael Vargo of the School of Arts and Sciences, Dean Amy Mansfield of the School of Workforce Development, and Eric Mullen, associate dean of enrollment management and financial aid.

Stops on their tour included the Secchia Institute for Culinary Arts and the Fountain Hill Brewery, the Laboratory Preschool, the Academic Advising and Transfer Center, Student Life, the Enrollment Center, and the Thompson M-TEC.