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!

GRCC In the News, 10-17-17

Cesar Chavez gala celebrates college scholarships, community awards

Oct. 16, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The 13th annual Cesar E. Chavez Hispanic Excellence Scholarship and Community Awards Gala is Thursday, Oct. 19, at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhard Center.

… Prior to gala, Andres Chavez is scheduled to give a lecture from 11 a.m. to noon in Room 168 of Grand Rapids Community College’s Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center on “Millennials Putting into Action the Legacy of Cesar E. Chavez.”

Grand Rapids Figure Skating Club sends 10 to regionals

Oct. 17, 2017; Grand Haven Tribune

The Greater Grand Rapids Figure Skating Club will be well represented at this week’s Eastern Great Lakes Regional Championships, as the program qualified 10 of its 30 skaters for the national event.

… Local skaters competing in the event are:

… Emily Scott (age 18) of Hamilton is a freshman at Grand Rapids Community College, Carolyn Tinkham (age 18) of Grand Rapids is a freshman at Grand Rapids Community College, Jennifer Prillwitz (age 16) of Grand Rapids is a junior at Kenowa Hills High School, Lara Seledotis (age 13) is an eighth-grader at Northern Hills Middle School.

Tops of the conference

Oct. 17, 2017; The Philippine Star

Before the start of Game 2 of the PBA Governors Cup Finals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Sunday, the Best Player and Best Import of the third conference were announced with the awardees representing the two teams playing in the best-of-7 title series.

… Then, (Allen) Durham enrolled at Grace Bible College, a small school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He averaged 15.5 points as a freshman in 2006-07 then left the school to attend Grand Rapids Community College because of financial limitations. Durham, however, returned to Grace Bible in 2008-09 and led the varsity to three straight National Christian College Athletic Association Division II championships. In the process, he broke the school’s 44-year-old scoring record by becoming the all-time leader with 2,467 points. He also finished his career as Grace Bible’s all-time leading rebounder with 1,314 boards.

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.

Stephanie Thomas, Chris Santana lead GRCC at Muskegon Invitational

Stephanie Thomas and Chris Santana continue to lead the way for GRCC’s cross country teams as the men finished third of 17 teams and the women 12th of 17 at this weekend’s Muskegon Invitational.

Santana finished the race in 26:23 for 19th place overall, while Thomas’ 19:22 was a women’s school record.

Sam Borisch finished 30th overall at 26:55. Trystan Thayer came in 40th with a 27:18. Bruce Buurstra took 44th with a 27:21. Daniel Santana finished in 27:54 for 73rd. Isaac Arp stayed in the top 100 at 99 with a 28:35. Nate Edwards finished last for the men at 125th at 29:15.

Cierra Ensign and Jessica Sluiter took 80th and 85th, with times of 20:44 and 20:52. Maya McAdory and Anna Abernethy finished in 180th and 182nd, with times of 29:59 and 30:44.

Lansing Community College won the men’s team event, leading second-place Sienna Heights and third-place Grand Rapids. Hope College took the top honors on the women’s side, with Sienna Heights taking second place and Lansing’s Stars taking third.

Esrom Woldemicheal of Sienna Heights was the top college placer on the men’s side, finishing the 8k in 25:25.81. Concordia’s Stephanie Johnston was the collegiate winner in the women’s event, finishing in 18:24.49.

GRCC’s women’s team will make the trek to Oakland Community College on October 21, and the men have the week off to prepare for the NJCAA Regional Championships, which will be held in Lansing on October 28.

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