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Mark your calendars for GRCC’s October Mathematics Seminar on Islamic design

October 19, 2018

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Tuesday, October 30, 3-4 p.m. in 102 Cook.

Our speaker is Rebin Muhammad from Ohio University, presenting on the mathematical symmetries in traditional Islamic designs. The variety of symmetries found in Islamic geometric patterns contributes to beautiful works of art and a wealth of opportunities for interesting mathematical explorations.  Join us for a presentation that will appeal to a general audience – all are welcome!

Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m.

 

Symmetries in the Alhambra

An Islamic geometric pattern is a two-dimensional wallpaper that is created by only using a compass and ruler. The history of Islamic geometric patterns dates back to the 8th century and can been seen in most Islamic countries, where it is used in decorating the walls of buildings and mosques. We will explore some of these patterns that are located in Alhambra (and other places) and see why they are mathematically interesting.

Reminder: Fall Fest at the Raider Grille and Quiet Café Next Week

October 19, 2018

 

Flier for Fall Fest event. There is a border of red, orange, and yellow leaves and a pumpkin. The text reads: “Fall Fest. Tuesday, October 23 - Thursday, October 25. 11:00 am- 1:00pm. Join us in the Raider Grille for free food and a chance to win free parking passes by filling out our survey. Free games! Selfie-Station! Pumpkin Ring Toss! Raider Dollar Giveaways. Tuesday Oct. 23 - Caramel apple nacho bar with assorted toppings. Wednesday Oct. 24 - Apple Cider and Donut holes. Thursday Oct. 25 - Gourmet Trailmix bar. Tuesday October 23 is the 5th annual Michigan Apple Crunch day! To help promote Michigan agriculture and our state’s signature apples, there will be free apples located in the Raider Grille and the Quiet Café. Fall food and drink specials in the Raider Grille and The Quiet Café. #Michiganapplecrunch #cultivateMichigan #creativedining”

Come enjoy Fall Fest next week Tuesday-Thursday at the Raider Grille and Quiet Café.

Free food, games, giveaways, and drink specials.

Attendees can also take a survey to receive a coupon and enter to win a prize.

SPECIAL TREATS:

  • Tuesday’s treat: caramel apple nacho bar with assorted toppings
  • Wednesday’s treat: apple cider and donut holes
  • Thursday’s treat: a gourmet trail mix bar

October 23-25: Fall Fest at the Raider Grille

October 17, 2018

 

Flier for Fall Fest event. There is a border of red, orange, and yellow leaves and a pumpkin. The text reads: “Fall Fest. Tuesday, October 23 - Thursday, October 25. 11:00 am- 1:00pm. Join us in the Raider Grille for free food and a chance to win free parking passes by filling out our survey. Free games! Selfie-Station! Pumpkin Ring Toss! Raider Dollar Giveaways. Tuesday Oct. 23 - Caramel apple nacho bar with assorted toppings. Wednesday Oct. 24 - Apple Cider and Donut holes. Thursday Oct. 25 - Gourmet Trailmix bar. Tuesday October 23 is the 5th annual Michigan Apple Crunch day! To help promote Michigan agriculture and our state’s signature apples, there will be free apples located in the Raider Grille and the Quiet Café. Fall food and drink specials in the Raider Grille and The Quiet Café. #Michiganapplecrunch #cultivateMichigan #creativedining”

Fall Fest at the Raider Grille is happening October 23-25!

Free Food, giveaways, and a Drink Special in the Quiet Café.

Attendees can also take a survey to receive a coupon and enter to win a prize.

GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation next Wednesday in the Raider Grille

October 17, 2018

GRCC students who participated in the Summer 2018 MICUP Program at Michigan Technological University, UROP at the University of Michigan, and Study Abroad in Salamanca (Spain) will be exhibiting their research posters on Wednesday, October 24, in the Raider Grill!

Support their hard work and learn more about the amazing opportunities that the MICUP, UROP, and Study Abroad have to offer!

Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Raider Grille, 2nd Floor Student Center, Rooms 205/207

Snacks will be provided.

Two Students Awarded with the GRCC Faculty and Staff Centennial Scholarship

October 16, 2018

The GRCC Faculty and Staff Centennial Scholarship was created by the employees of the college in honor of GRCC’s 100th year celebration. Currently, two awards are given each year: one to an incoming student and the other to a returning student that has earned at least 12 credits at GRCC. These scholarships are awarded based on scholastic achievement as well as extracurricular involvement and community service. Applicants are also asked to submit a short essay explaining why they feel they deserve the scholarship. The recipients are then selected by a cross-college committee made up of representatives from each of the various employee groups (Faculty, Meet & Confer, CEBA, APSS, and Campus Police).

We are pleased to announce and congratulate the 2018-19 scholarship recipients for the GRCC Faculty and Staff Centennial Scholarship: Carley Hume and Rodney Van Lagen. Both have been awarded $1,000! Rodney is studying to become a secondary school teacher with a major in mathematics and a minor in English. Carley is currently enrolled in the Dental Assisting program at GRCC and plans on starting the Dental Hygiene program next fall.

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

Mental Health and Wellness Fair a Success—Thank You!

October 15, 2018

The Mental Health and Wellness Fair last Tuesday, October 9, was a success! We had an estimated 150-200 students in and out of the Raider Grille, served by 20+ community partners from a variety of wellness fields relating to mental health and holistic wellness. Thank you to the faculty and staff that stopped by and encouraged students to attend!

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GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation October 24 in the Raider Grille

October 12, 2018

GRCC students who participated in the Summer 2018 MICUP Program at Michigan Technological University, UROP at the University of Michigan, and Study Abroad in Salamanca (Spain) will be exhibiting their research posters on Wednesday, October 24, in the Raider Grill!

Support their hard work and learn more about the amazing opportunities that the MICUP, UROP, and Study Abroad have to offer!

Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Raider Grille, 2nd Floor Student Center, Rooms 205/207

Snacks will be provided.

CAB to host GRCC Trunk-O-Treat on October 20

October 9, 2018

The GRCC Campus Activities Board is hosting a Trunk-O-Treat on Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the top level of the Bostwick Parking Ramp! Bring your kids/siblings for candy, face painting, and to meet some special friends! Face painting is FREE to GRCC Students and $3 to Faculty and Staff.

CAB is also accepting volunteers/departments who would like to bring a car and decorate their trunk. CAB will supply the candy for those who provide a trunk.

FREE donuts for all contest participants.

Please sign up using this form.

For questions, please contact Kaitlynn Karl at kaitlynnkarl@email.grcc.edu.

GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation October 24 in the Raider Grille

October 9, 2018

GRCC students who participated in the Summer 2018 MICUP Program at Michigan Technological University, UROP at the University of Michigan, and Study Abroad in Salamanca (Spain) will be exhibiting their research posters on Wednesday, October 24, in the Raider Grill!

Support their hard work and learn more about the amazing opportunities that the MICUP, UROP, and Study Abroad have to offer!

Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Raider Grille, 2nd Floor Student Center, Rooms 205/207

Snacks will be provided.

GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation October 24 in the Raider Grille

October 4, 2018

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GRCC students who participated in the Summer 2018 MICUP Program at Michigan Technological University, UROP at the University of Michigan, and Study Abroad in Salamanca (Spain) will be exhibiting their research posters on Wednesday, October 24, in the Raider Grill!

Support their hard work and learn more about the amazing opportunities that the MICUP, UROP, and Study Abroad have to offer!

Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Raider Grille, 2nd Floor Student Center, Rooms 205/207

Snacks will be provided.

GRCC Scholars Poster Presentation October 24 in the Raider Grille

October 2, 2018

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GRCC students who participated in the Summer 2018 MICUP Program at Michigan Technological University, UROP at the University of Michigan, and Study Abroad in Salamanca (Spain) will be exhibiting their research posters on Wednesday, October 24, in the Raider Grill!

Support their hard work and learn more about the amazing opportunities that the MICUP, UROP, and Study Abroad have to offer!

Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Raider Grille, 2nd Floor Student Center, Rooms 205/207

Snacks will be provided.

Recap: GRCC World Peace Day Rocked the Raider Grille Last Week

September 28, 2018

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The GRCC World Peace Day Celebration rocked! Many thanks to President Pink, Provost Chesley, and Department Head Susan Davis for the funding to make it all happen! Also, a huge thank you to all of the participants and volunteers for making our GRCC WPD event the best to date! We are already looking forward to next year’s celebration and extend an invitation to our campus community to join us in planning GRCC WPD 2019! Contact the English Department for more details!

October Mind-Body Wellness Events from Counseling & Career Development

September 27, 2018

Counseling & Career Development’s Mind-Body Wellness Series continues this October with several more free events. All GRCC students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Staff can receive professional development credit for their participation. Questions? Email enisley@grcc.edu

October Classes:

Mindfulness Meditation

  • Mondays in October, 12-12:30 p.m., Meditation and Prayer Room, Main Floor Library and Learning Commons

Did you know that regular practice of mindfulness meditation can reduce stress, improve attention and concentration, increase feelings of connectedness, and may strengthen the immune system and improve stress-related physical and mental health conditions? Want to check it out for yourself? Join us for any of our weekly mindfulness meditation sessions to learn how to meditate or build on any previous meditation experience you may have. GRCC counselor, Emily Nisley, will facilitate sessions using a variety of common mindfulness meditation exercises. Our practice will be secular; no particular religious or spiritual beliefs are required. Chairs and floor seating are available; you’re welcome to bring a mat, cushion, towel, and/or blanket for more comfortable floor seating if desired.

Tai Chi & Tea

  • Tuesdays in October, 12-1 p.m., Student Center, Room 336

Originally developed in ancient China, tai chi is an exercise with benefits for the mind and body. Regular practice of tai chi’s slow, continuous movements with coordinated breathing and mental focus can decrease feelings of stress, improve mood, and increase strength, flexibility, and balance. The tai chi style we’ll practice was designed to be safe and gentle; it can even be done seated if needed. GRCC counselor, Emily Nisley, will lead the sessions, with about 45 minutes of tai chi, followed by time to enjoy a cup of tea together if you’d like. No experience necessary. Clothes you can move in and flat-soled shoes are recommended. Those with a health condition should consult their health care provider before beginning tai chi.

How to Feel Happier

  • Wednesday, October 10, 1:30-2 p.m., Calkins Science Center, Room 201
  • Thursday, October 25, 2-2:30 p.m., Cook Hall, Room 511

Some may think that happiness depends on life circumstances or on being born with a cheerful disposition, but decades of scientific research has shown that we can boost our own happiness. Using simple practices, we can increase our positive experiences and emotions, and even “rewire” our brains for greater happiness. In this 30-minute workshop, we’ll identify several of these happiness habits and share tips for practice. Light refreshments will be served.

 

All GRCC students, faculty, & staff are welcome at these FREE events. Questions? (616) 234-4130 enisley@grcc.edu grcc.edu/counseling. Those in need of accommodations, please contact DSS in advance at (616) 234-4140.

GRCC Student has Top 10 Venue in ArtPrize 10

September 26, 2018

GRCC student Alan Compo has made it into the top 10 in ArtPrize for outstanding venue with a 2-D mural painting in the Pearl Street bridge tunnel next to the Grand River.

The venue is called “UICA Outside – Westside.”

The full article about the juror’s shortlist is available here.

You can also view Alan’s work on the ArtPrize website.

Reminder: Student Organizations Must Re-register for Fall 2018

September 26, 2018

All new and returning student organizations (both Academic Student Organizations and Non-Academic Student Organizations) must be registered or re-registered by this Friday, September 28th, at 5 p.m. If you are unsure if you have re-registered, please visit the Campus Labs website.

Organizations have to be registered on Raider Connect to be considered an ACTIVE student organization. If organizations do not register, they will not be able to receive funding for the fall semester. For more information, contact the Student Life and Conduct Office.