Category Archives: Academics

GRCC student, alumna receive honors for geography research

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 to present summer research on October 25

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 to take part in Transfer Fair on Oct. 25

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.

Get help building resume at Oct. 24 workshop

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!

Students can check out laptops from library, Student Center kiosk

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.