Exam Cram at the GRCC Library starts next week Monday

What is Exam Cram? Think extended quiet study hours in the library, smiling tutors and librarians, stress-relieving workshops, along with beverages and snacks to keep study strength up and stress levels down!

When is it? Monday, April 15 – Saturday, April 20

  • The event will be held during normal Library hours during the week and during the Library’s EXTENDED HOURS on Saturday (10 a.m.–10 p.m.)

ALSO! Be sure to take advantage of the fun and relaxing (and free!) workshop that will be held next week:

Embroidery Workshop:

  • Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Feeling stressed about final exams? Relax and treat yourself to a free make & take embroidery workshop with Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, host of the CraftSanity Podcast and GRCC adjunct journalism professor. Embroidery samplers and all supplies will be provided. No experience necessary. See you there!

A digital poster advertising Exam Cram at the GRCC Library.

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.

 

Math Awareness Month contest open to all at GRCC

April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month and that means it is time for the Math Awareness Month Contest. You may pick up an entry form from the Math Tutoring Lab on 1st Floor of Cook or download the form online.

The contest is open to any GRCC student or staff member. Of all the correct entries, three students and three staff members will be randomly drawn to receive a prize.

Entry forms must be returned to the Math Tutoring Lab or to Nancy Forrest in the Math Department by Monday, April 15.

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Physical Sciences Students of the Year

The Physical Sciences Department is proud to present our department’s student award winners for 2018-2019. The winners were presented their award at the GRCC Student Leadership Banquet on March 28. From left to right- Madison Jones for Excellence in Geology, Andrew Hulsman for Excellence in Chemistry, and Janine Sweetman for Excellence in Physics.

GRCC's 2018-2019 Physical Sciences Students of the Year winners Madison Jones, Andrew Hulsman, and Janine Sweetman posing for a photo while holding their framed certificates.

Madison Jones (Geology) plans to pursue her BS in geology at GVSU. Madison was one of only 7 students selected for a fully-funded geology research program this summer at the University of Texas-El Paso.

Andrew Hulsman is working on completing his BS in Chemistry at GVSU and will be applying to Physician Assistant programs while working full-time as an EMT and going to school full-time.

Janine Sweetman plans to transfer to the University of Michigan to pursue her degree in environmental engineering. Her goals after her degree are to work with corporations to assist them in minimizing their footprints on the environment along with specializing in water quality to prevent threats to the local watersheds like PFAS.

Congratulations to our award winners!

Recap: more than 700 visited GRCC Saturday during Spring Open House

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Thank you to all staff who represented 34 of our academic and service departments this past Saturday at our annual Spring Open House.  We loved seeing the interaction between you and these new and prospective students.  We had over 700 folks on campus Saturday.

Look for an email soon on dates for the Raider Rally and the Fall Open House!  We’d love to have your departments represented at these events.

A special shout out to Bayard Brooks, Becky Yoder, and Luba Petrash for helping us with setup and food!

GRCC Science Talks continue today with ‘Gene Modifications’

A graphic representation of gene modification, featuring colored strands of DNA with a background of gears that vaguely resembles a blueprint.

Gene Modifications: CRISPR

  • Monday, March 25, 2019, at 3:45 p.m.
  • Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348

Have you heard of CRISPR? It stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. Promises of cured disease, designer organisms, and dangerous consequences all surround this fascinating topic. The background and origin of the CRISPR technique will be presented along with a brief description of applications and potential difficulties.

Bill Faber is a GRCC chemistry professor who has researched physical and biochemical applications focused on identifying and characterizing larger bio-molecules using spectroscopy.

Grand Rapids Community College Science Talks are open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Please email timothyperiard@grcc.edu with any questions.

Recap: first Math, Science, & Engineering Academic Pathway Advising Luncheon a success

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The first Math, Science, & Engineering Academic Pathway Advising Luncheon was held on March 19, 2019, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Students were able to sit down and eat lunch with faculty from the Math, Physical Sciences, and Biological Sciences departments, while they discussed their courses, careers, course transfer equivalencies, and even where to find things such as research opportunities and scholarships.

Students should look forward to the Pathway Advising Luncheon each year and keep an eye out for advertisements in the future.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success!

GRCC Science Talks continue Monday with “Gene Modifications”

A graphic representation of gene modification, featuring colored strands of DNA with a background of gears that vaguely resembles a blueprint.

Gene Modifications: CRISPR

  • Monday, March 25, 2019, at 3:45 p.m.
  • Calkins Science Center auditorium, Room 348

Have you heard of CRISPR? It stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. Promises of cured disease, designer organisms, and dangerous consequences all surround this fascinating topic. The background and origin of the CRISPR technique will be presented along with a brief description of applications and potential difficulties.

Bill Faber is a GRCC chemistry professor who has researched physical and biochemical applications focused on identifying and characterizing larger bio-molecules using spectroscopy.

Grand Rapids Community College Science Talks are open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Please email timothyperiard@grcc.edu with any questions.

Remind students to ‘Rock the Interview’ tomorrow in the Raider Grille

Please remind students to attend Rock the Interview tomorrow from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille!

There will be several ‘stations’ students can visit to prepare for their next job search including mini mock interviews, resume basics, refreshing existing resumes, signing up for Handshake, and an opportunity to begin a job search and practice their handshake with President Pink and other GRCC Officials. Students can participate in as many activities as they wish. There will be light refreshments and free gifts while they last.

Presented by the Occupational Support Services Program.

Poster for the Rock the Interview event at GRCC. Poster text reads: "Grand Rapids Community College. Get ready to Rock the Interview! Practice your handshake with President Pink 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, College Officials 11:30AM - 1:30PM. Resume Basics. Mock Interviews. Develop a professional resume and prepare for your next interview! Activities include: mini mock interviews; resume basics & support refreshing existing resumes; set-up Handshake & job search accounts; FREE portfolio for the first 30 students to complete a mock interview; learn about the Occupational Support Program; refreshments, light snacks. March 19 11 am – 2 pm. Raider Grille. For more information, contact the Occupational Support Program at (616) 234-4155."

Occupational Support holds ‘Rock the Interview’ event next week in the Raider Grille

Please tell students about how they can learn to Rock the Interview – this Tuesday, March 19, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille!

There will be several ‘stations’ students can visit to prepare for their next job search including mini mock interviews, resume basics, refreshing existing resumes, signing up for Handshake, and an opportunity to begin a job search and practice their handshake with President Pink and other GRCC Officials. Students can participate in as many activities as they wish. There will be light refreshments and free gifts while they last.

Presented by the Occupational Support Services Program.

Poster for the Rock the Interview event at GRCC. Poster text reads: "Grand Rapids Community College. Get ready to Rock the Interview! Practice your handshake with President Pink 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM, College Officials 11:30AM - 1:30PM. Resume Basics. Mock Interviews. Develop a professional resume and prepare for your next interview! Activities include: mini mock interviews; resume basics & support refreshing existing resumes; set-up Handshake & job search accounts; FREE portfolio for the first 30 students to complete a mock interview; learn about the Occupational Support Program; refreshments, light snacks. March 19 11 am – 2 pm. Raider Grille. For more information, contact the Occupational Support Program at (616) 234-4155."

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Student Leadership Banquet

  • Theme: “Grow Where You Are Planted”
  • Event Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
  • Location: Goei Center (818 Butterworth St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504)
  • Doors Open: 5:00 p.m.
  • Caterers: San Chez
  • Evening Activities: Photo Booth and DJ following the awards ceremony
  • Deadline to RSVP: Thursday, March 14, 5 p.m.

The Student Leadership Banquet is an annual event where students are recognized for their contributions as a student leader at GRCC. The event is planned by Student Alliance and Campus Activities Board and is funded by the Campus Activities Fee. All student organizations, advisors, faculty, staff, and award nominees are encouraged to attend. Registration is now open through the 14th, and people can RSVP online.