GRCC In the News, 10-22-14

In 100th anniversary, Board of Trustees, Community, GRCC in the News, Older Learner Center on October 22, 2014 by grcctoday

Caring for the Caregivers

Oct. 21, 2014; WZZM

(Mike Faber, of the Older Learner Center, did a Senior Wellness segment.)

GRCC board candidate draws sharp questions for his 2001 book, ‘Letters from Perverse University’

Oct. 21, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Candidates at Tuesday’s forum for Grand Rapids Community College’s Board of Trustees race answered a lot of questions from why they were running, the challenges surrounding student success, and what role trustees should play at the institution.

G-Sync: Throwback Thursday (100 years ago)

Oct. 16, 2014;

You can often tell how long a person has lived in Grand Rapids when they start to speak. Sometimes it’s when someone says, “I’ve seen ArtPrize’s Time-Based winner DITA perform at Wealthy Street Theatre for years.” (It was officially renamed Wealthy Theatre after the Community Media Center secured Wealthy Street property.) Sometimes it’s when they give directions: “Head north of the old Herp’s building and then turn left at the former Art Museum.” Both references are sure to raise a confused eyebrow to any new transplant to our region.

Another indicator is when someone references attending the Grand Rapids Junior College, which is correct if they went there pre-1991. But after locals voted to expand the boundaries beyond Grand Rapids to include 20 districts within the Kent Intermediate School District, it became the Grand Rapids Community College. It also ushered in, for the first time, a Board of Trustees elected to serve a six-year term.


Golf team takes fifth place in national tournament

In Athletics, Golf on October 22, 2014 by grcctoday

GRCC’s golf team capped off a great fall with a fifth-place finish at the famed Whistling Straits Golf Course in Kohler, Wis., home of the 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup.

GRCC was the only community college in a field of 17 nationally ranked teams and was in third place after the first round, ultimately finishing in fifth. Zach Bialk, a sophomore from Manistee Catholic, led the team, finishing 13th, with Drew Pennington, a sophomore from Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern, finishing 15th.

The team concluded the fall with three wins, one second- and one fifth-place finish. The Raiders’ next tournament will take place in March at the NJCAA Div II National Preview Tourney in Scottsboro, Ala. To see the schedule, click here.


The latest from GRCC TV on YouTube: gala, Math Seminar, Carter Town Hall

In 100th anniversary, Community, Foundation, Mathematics Department, Media Technologies, YouTube on October 22, 2014 by grcctoday


Honors Program to pick apples for Kids’ Food Basket

In Community, Experiential Learning, Honors Program on October 22, 2014 by grcctoday

appleGRCC’s Honors Program is heading to Robinettes on Sunday to pick apples for Kids’ Food Basket.

Students will meet at Robinettes orchard, 3142 Four Mile Road NE, at 12:15 p.m., with the picking concluding about 2 p.m.

If you want to attend, R.S.V.P by 5 p.m. Thursday to Kaelee Macklin at


Photos from Pediatric Cancer Awareness game

In Athletics, Community, Volleyball on October 22, 2014 by grcctoday

GRCC’s volleyball team had a special captain for its Pediatric Cancer Awareness game  Tuesday: Brady Bustrum, a 5-year-old from Rockford who is battling a brain tumor.

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GRCC takes part in Bilingual College Fair

In Community, Enrollment on October 22, 2014 by grcctoday

GRCC participated in the Bilingual College Fair organized by the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan:

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Meeting today, 10-22-14

In English Department, Enrollment, Experiential Learning, Honors Program, Student Life, Student Support Services, Transferring on October 22, 2014 by grcctoday

GRCC groups that are scheduled to meet today include:

  • GRCC Christian Fellowship — 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in room 20 of the Student Center.
  • Student Gamers — noon to 4:30 p.m. in rooms 125-127 of the Calkins Science Center.
  • StandOUT — 1 p.m. in the Student Center’s Farside Room.
  • Asian Student Union — 3-5 p.m. in the Student Center’s Farside Room.
  • Gerontology Club — 7 p.m. in rooms 125-127 of the Calkins Science Center.

Other events:



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