Research papers by a GRCC student and an alumna took honors at the recent annual conference of the East Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers.
Geography major Kara Jueckstock received first place in the competition for students pursuing a baccalaureate with her paper “Tourism in the Caribbean: Utopian Ideal of Dystopian Disaster?” Jueckstock is scheduled to graduate in December and plans to transfer to Aquinas College.
Alyson Mabie, a 2013 GRCC graduate, received first-place honors in the category of best paper presented by a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree for her paper “Brewing on the Edge: The Economic and Community Impacts of Small Town Breweries on the Outskirts of Beer City, U.S.A.” Mabie, who took first-place undergraduate honors at the 2014 meeting, plans to pursue a Ph.D. after completing her master’s degree at Western Michigan University.
All geography programs at colleges and universities throughout Ohio and Michigan are part of the association’s East Lakes Division. Students at the undergraduate and graduate levels had their independent research critically assessed by a judging panel made up of faculty from some of the region’s leading geography programs. GRCC geography alumni have received awards eight awards over the past eight years for the papers they’ve presented at the annual regional conference.
Students who participated in the summer MICUP program at Michigan Technological University, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at the University of Michigan, and the Study Away trip to Salamanca, Spain, will exhibit their research from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. October 25 in the Raider Grille.
Learn about their work and the amazing opportunities that might be there for you! Everyone is welcome, and snacks will be provided.
More than 35 colleges and universities are participating in this year’s Transfer Fair, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. October 25 in the Student Center’s Student Lounge (room 201).
During the fair, you can
- Learn about transfer requirements.
- Pick up catalogs and other information.
- Meet with representatives from colleges and universities.
The Department of Experiential Learning is hosting a resume design and tips workshop on October 24.
During the session — 12:30-1:30 p.m. in room 236 in the Main Building — you will learn how and why you should integrate service learning, community service and civic engagement into your resume. Bring details of your experience, projects and ideas with you — we will be working on the computers to build rough drafts!
All are invited and snacks will be provided!
Learn about 3+1 and other Grand Rapids-based degree program transfer options at Ferris State University during an open house from 4-7 p.m. October 25 in room 124 of the ATC. FSU financial aid experts will also be on hand, and light refreshments will be available.
If you RSVP by emailing AshleeMishler@ferris.edu , you will receive a gift bag at the open house!
The Education Department held a transfer fair last week for students in the Child Development and Education programs.
Students can check out laptops for free at two campus locations!
All the laptops work anywhere on campus and can be checked out for four-hour periods. You can use them for taking notes in class, working on assignments, or studying in groups. Each laptop comes with a mouse, a power adapter, and a computer bag. Just remember to save your work to your Google drive — the laptop drives will be wiped clean when they’re returned.
The GRCC library’s circulation desk has six laptops that you can check out by showing your RaiderCard. An automated kiosk on the Student Center’s third floor (outside the Counseling and Career Center) has 12 laptops.
A fee will be charged for late returns.