“U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles Jr.”
GRCC’s Race, Ethnicity and Identity Conference is scheduled for March 25 to 28, 2013.
Here are some highlights:
Identity, Tourism, and Racialization in New Orlean’s Jackson Square
Rebecca Sheehan, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University (GTU Visiting Speaker)
Patriotism and its Effects on Public Opinion on Foreign Policy: Comparing the Cases of the
USA and Ireland
Karen Devine, Ph.D., Dublin City University (Visiting Fullbright Scholar Speaker – Columbia University)
The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America
Keynote: Edward Blum, Ph.D., San Diego State University
For more information, click here.
March 13, 2013; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Patrick Miles, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, will host a discussion tonight at Grand Rapids Community College about transitioning from college to a career.
March 13, 2013; MLive
ROCKFORD, MI — Three Kent County environmental groups are sponsoring a community forum on Monday, March 25, to discuss hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, of oil and gas wells.
Sponsored by the Citizens for Responsible Resource Management (CRRM), Kent County Water Conservation (KCWC), and Mutual Aid of Grand Rapids (MAGR), the forum will feature a presentation by Maryann Lesert, an associate professor of environmental studies at Grand Rapids Community College and a leader in the anti-fracking movement in Michigan.
March 14, 2013; rapidgrowthmedia.com
“Funny thing happened on the way to retirement…,” Daryl Weaver begins, but then he gets distracted.
… KC Weaver takes over. That’s KC, his first name, he explains, which stands for nothing but KC. “When I sign up for online sites like Facebook or LinkedIn, they tell me that’s not a real name,” he chuckles. KC is Daryl’s eldest son, part time at Tontin Lumber, part time at Grand Rapids Community College where he teaches American history. When he sits down at his desk, made of Tontin lumber, he is living history.
CWIS (PeopleSoft Student) including the Online Center will be down for scheduled maintenance today, March 15th, from 7:00 PM until midnight.
The next session of GRCC’s NATE Tower Climber Fall Protection Training Standard class is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25 through 27, 2013.
Using state of the art equipment and techniques, students are instructed in the skills necessary to work on and around towers. They will receive instruction in the operation of several forms of rescue devices, fall arrest systems and rescue procedures. Most of the training is performed in an indoor training facility at Tassell M-TEC that offers a controlled environment to focus on skills, build confidence and strengthen abilities.
The course includes classroom instruction and intensive, hands-on instruction. To register, click here.
If you (or someone you know) is low-income and in need of health coverage, then please read this important message:
The state recently announced it will have open enrollment from April 1 through 30 for the Adult Benefits Waiver program (also known as Plan A). This free program provides out-patient medical coverage for low-income adults ages 19 to 64 who are without insurance and not eligible for Medicaid, MI Child, or Healthy Kids. No premiums or deductibles, $3 co-pay for doctor and urgent care visits, $1 co-pay for prescriptions. Applications will only be accepted in April.
For more information, go to: http://www.kenthealthplan.org/plan_a.aspx”
The RJG Master Molder Certification Series is designed for the process technician, engineer or manager who needs to understand and demonstrate injection-molding skills at the machine. Anyone responsible for implementing a processing strategy in a plant or anyone held accountable for quality-control issues is a prime candidate for this training.
GRCC RJG Master Molder I class starts April 3, 2013, and costs $3,195. For more information, call (616) 234-3400 or click here.