October 6, 2015

Meeting today, 10-6-15

GRCC groups that are scheduled to meet today include:

  • Student Gamers — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in room 125-127 of the Calkins Science Center.
  • Scribbles Writing Club — 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in room 326 of the Main Building.
  • GRCC Christian Fellowship — 2:30 p.m. in room 20 of the Student Center.
  • Campus Activities Board — 4:30 p.m. in the Raider Grille.


October 6, 2015

GRCC In the News, 10-6-15

GRCC hopes to produce class of ethical hackers

Oct. 2, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Grand Rapids Community College has become a training ground for digital guardians to keep digital thieves away from your digital treasures.

“ArtPrize: Why These Finalists”

Oct. 5, 2015; WOOD TV

Up next on the 2-dimensional juried shortlist is “Guryong Village in Seoul” by Soohyun Kim showing at the Grand Rapids Community College Collins Gallery.

Framed photos line a wall in a photo shown on a television screen. Underneath it says: 2D Juror Pick "Guryong Village in Seoul" Soahyun Kim. GRCC Collins Gallery.

SIRHA RIO 2015 – Coupe du monde de la pârtisserie

Oct. 5, 2015; Guia do Profissional de Hotelaria & Restaurantes

Durante o Sirha Rio, GL events promoverá a seletiva brasileira da Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie (CMP). O evento é referência na arte da alta pâtisserie no mundo inteiro, revelando novos talentos da área. No Rio, será no dia 14 de outubro, no Centro de Convenções SulAmérica. Quatro candidatos competirão pela chance de ir para a etapa Latino Americana do concurso, no México, em 2016. De lá sairá a equipe que vai representar o continente na final mundial em Lyon, em 2017.

… Flavio Federico

Federico começou a fazer suas próprias receitas aos seis anos, incentivado pela família. Mais tarde se formou nos Estados Unidos pela Grand Rapids Community College, fez especialização na École Lenôtre na França, e tem também diploma de padeiro no SENAI. Começou a trabalhar com Laurent Suaudeau como chef de confeitaria e logo se tornou o chef executivo de confeitaria do Hotel Hilton São Paulo Morumbi. Passou também pelo cargo de chef executivo de confeitaria e padaria do grupo Fasano. Foi chef proprietário da Flavio Federico Dolci, empresa que tocou por onze anos. Hoje se dedica ao mercado de consultorias.

(GRCC alumnus Flavio Federico is competing in the Brazilian trials of the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie.)

Ohio State notebook: Urban Meyer laments loss of Corey Smith for season

Oct. 6, 2015; The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)

As Ohio State coach Urban Meyer turned his attention to a game on Saturday against Maryland, he took pause over one occurrence in the victory at Indiana, the loss of senior receiver Corey Smith.

… Smith is lost for the season, which was to have been his last at Ohio State, though Meyer said he might appeal for an injury-hardship sixth year of eligibility. Smith, from Akron, had played at Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College in 2011 and then at East Mississippi CC in Scooba, Miss., in 2012 after the Grand Rapids school closed its football program.

Grand Rapids High School Junior Wins Top Prize in Consumers Energy Sponsored Student Art Competition

Oct. 5, 2015; realestaterama.com (industry newsletter)

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 5, 2015 (RealEstateRama) — A Grand Rapids Public Schools junior’s painting depicting the benefits and beauty of energy efficiency has earned her a $1,000 college scholarship and prominent display of her winning creation in downtown Grand Rapids as ArtPrize heads into its final week.

… The Top 20 were then judged by a panel of experts from Kendall College of Art & Design at Ferris State University, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University. About two weeks ago, Consumers Energy and GRPS hosted the Top 20 students and their teachers at the districts headquarters to announce the Top 10 finalists and to celebrate everyone’s achievements. The remaining top finalists received a variety of prizes; all 20 students received a special T-shirt with all of their names included on the back and a rendering of the Top 10 banner on the front.

Muskegon Community College recap: Volleyball sweeps Ancilla, sets up big week

Oct. 5, 2015; MLive

The Muskegon Community College women’s volleyball team cruised to a 25-11, 25-20, 25-10 win over Ancilla College Tuesday to set up a huge week.

… MCC hosts defending conference champion Grand Rapids Community College Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Kalamazoo Valley on Thursday in a pair of matches with huge title implications.

October 6, 2015

One seat left in industrial sewing course

Only one seat is left in the next session of GRCC’s industrial sewing course!

More than 25 jobs are available in West Michigan for people trained in industrial sewing. GRCC’s certified industrial sewing program gives you a great advantage in obtaining these jobs.

You will learn:

  • Sewing Machines and Overlocks.
  • Introduction of Sewing Process for Production.
  • Safety & Ergonomics for Sewing.
  • Basic Sewing Techniques for Use in Manufacturing.
  • Sewing Math & Measuring.
  • Sewing Equipment & Operation (industry rotations.

Classes meet 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from December 1 to February 5 (no classes on December 21 and January 1) at Steepletown at Blue Marble Threads, 671 Davis NW, No. 4 in Grand Rapids.

More information can be found at this webpage.

Stitch together a new career in the growing field of Industrial Sewing

October 6, 2015

Exercise science department to hold advising sessions on October 7

October 5, 2015

‘Who Cares? Why Bother?’ symposium looks at writing in many professions

GRCC educators will be joined by community professionals and former students in presenting sessions for the “Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People” writing symposium, October 14 and 15 at the ATC. No registration is required.

October 14:

  • “Stop Talking. Start Writing. Get Moving,” with adjunct John Rumery — 9:30-10:45 a.m. in rooms 122-124.
  • “Writing Expectations at Four-Year Institutions,” with GRCC alumni — 11-11:45 a.m. in room 168.
  • “Real Good Friends, Write Real Good Letter for Real Good Jobs,” with Alicia Ellis, of the Grand Rapids school district, and professor Mursalata Muhammad — 12:30-1:15 p.m. in rooms 122-124.
  • “Writing to Advocate for Others Who Cannot Advocate for Themselves,” with Joanne Catania, chief medical examiner investigator with Western Michigan University’s School of Medicine — 2-2:45 p.m. in rooms 122-124.
  • “Writing Dialogue,” with writer-performers Arnold Johnston and Deborah Ann Percy — 2-2:45 in room 168.
  • “The Business of Writing for a Reader: Empathy and Emotion as Currency, and How to Leverage Your Readers’ Deepest Needs and Motivations to Ensure the Success of Your Writing,” with associate professor Moss Ingram — 3:30-4:15 p.m. in rooms 122-124.
  • “Communicating Through the Power of Song,” with musician Max Lockwood — 3:30-4:15 p.m. in room 168.

October 15:

  • “What Editors Need, What Editors Want,” with Caitlin Horrocks, of Grand Valley State University — 9:30-10:45 a.m. in room 168.
  • “Writing in the Physical Sciences,” with assistant professor Daniel Groh — 9:30-10:45 a.m. in room 168.
  • “Online Citizen Journalism: How We Do It, Why it Matters,” with Holly Bechiri, of The Rapidian — 11-11:45 a.m. in room 168.
  • “The Importance of Writing to Gain Employment,” with Christine Coon and Jessica Berens, of human resources — 11-11:45 a.m. in rooms 122-124.
  • “Art and Activism: When Writing Matters,” with associate professor and author Maryann Lesert — 12:30-1:15 p.m. in rooms 122-124.
  • “The Power of the Written Word,” with author Chris Sain, of Student Success and Retention — 12:30-1:15 p.m. in room 168.
  • “Bringing Writing to Life … in Biology!” with professor Laurie Foster — 2-2:45 p.m. in rooms 122-124.
  • “Writing Expectations at Four-Year Institutions,” with GRCC alumni — 2-2:45 a.m. in room 168.
  • “The Art of Giving Feedback,” with tutors James Setchfield, Curtis Neff, Jacob Urlaub and Sam Heidenreich — 3:30-4:15 p.m. in rooms 122-124.
  • “Numbers Don’t Explain Everything,” with assistant professor Jennifer Knauf — 3:30-4:15 p.m. in room 168.

Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People. What your teacher told you is true. Writing is a part of every job.

October 5, 2015

Students spread word about Kids’ Food Basket

Students in Child Development 215 served as ambassadors for Kids’ Food Basket during Oktoberfest West Michigan. They shared information about KFB and encouraged those attending to decorate sack supper bags.

Six women, a toddler and a young boy stand in a tent behind a table with paper sacks, crayons and markers behind it.

October 5, 2015

GRCC In the News, 10-5-15

Change Ups: Hot Rod Harley-Davidson marks anniversary

Oct. 2, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal


… Achieving the Dream named Grand Rapids Community College one of 19 community colleges nationwide to earn Leader College distinction, a designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps.

“My West Michigan”

Oct. 2, 2015; WZZM

Local community colleges say they have steps in place to handle deadly school shootings like the one in Oregon. Police at Grand Rapids Community College say they prepare for active shooting situations. They work with Grand Rapids city police on drills and reviews of their readiness. But they say the best way to prevent an attack is through faculty members working with counselors to spot unusual behavior from students.

A television screen shows students walking past the Campus Police station. Underneath it says: “Top Stories. GRCC taking steps to prevent a massacre.”

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to Midwest Higher Education Compact

Oct. 2, 2015; michigan.gov

LANSING, Mich. — Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Steven Ender, of Grand Rapids, Karen McPhee, of Lowell, and Brian Whiston, of Okemos, to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

… Ender is president of Grand Rapids Community College, a position he has held since 2009. He has experience with Westmoreland County Community College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Ender earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Virginia Commonwealth University and both a master’s in student personnel in higher education and a doctorate of education in counseling and student personnel services from the University of Georgia.

Superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas de Grand Rapids llama a votar por bonos para las escuelas

Oct. 3, 2015; El Vocero

La Superintendente expresó, que esta vez el objetivo de los bonos no solamente será para mejorar las estructuras y los edificios escolares, sino que será parte del Plan de Transformación que lleva a cabo la institución donde se incluyen aspectos relacionados con el aprovechamiento académico de los estudiantes: Nuestros estudiantes merecen lo mejor, tanto en lo que al personal académico se refiere como a los recursos que la tecnología nos ofrece hoy día, dijo la Superintendente.

… La Superintendente por otro lado destacó, que en esta ocasión la campaña en pro de los bonos escolares está respaldada por amplios e importantes sectores de la comunidad. Entre otros citó: El Consejo de Educación del distrito, la Asociación de Maestros, la Asociación de oficiales de la Policía, Miembros de la legislatura estatal, el Procurador del Kent County William Forsyth, Sheriff Lawrence Stelma, el Consejo de las escuelas Cristianas de Grand Rapids, miembros representantes del Consejo de la Ciudad, el ex Alcalde John Logie, comisionados del Condado de Kent, miembros del Consejo del Grand Rapids Community College y otros importantes líderes de la comunidad religiosa y política.

Photo Flash: Michigan Premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids

Oct. 2, 2015; broadwayworld.com

Actors’ Theatre is kicking off its 35th season with the hit musical Heathers the Musical which got its start from the 1988 cult film Heathers starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, and became an Off-Broadway musical sensation in 2014. Check out photos from the show below!

… Performances October 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 at 8pm
Performed at Spectrum Theater – 160 Fountain St. (on GRCC’s campus)
Tickets: Adults – $28, Senior/Student – $22, Student rush – $10
(student rush tickets are available 1 hour prior to each performance)
Tickets can be purchased online at www.atgr.org or by calling the box office at 616.234.3946

October 5, 2015

Photos from Ride for Refuge

This weekend, the exercise science department took part in the Ride for Refuge, a fundraiser for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.

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October 5, 2015

GRCC supports Umpqua Community College

GRCC is thinking of Umpqua Community College as the campus reopens today after last week’s tragedy.

Seven women and three men stand in a group; one of the women holds a sign that says “#IamUCC.

October 5, 2015

Meeting today, 10-5-15

GRCC groups that are scheduled to meet today include:

  • Student Gamers — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in rooms 125-127 of the Calkins Science Center.
  • GRCC Filmmakers — 1-2:45 p.m. in room 123 of the library.
  • Foreign Affairs Club — 3 p.m. in room 203J of White Hall.
  • College Republicans — 5 p.m. in the Raider Grille.

Other events:


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