Nourishment 4 the Soul and Spoken Word Poetry – 2/1/12

Nourishment 4 the Soul and Spoken Word Poetry: Want to feed your soul? Come experience the artistic expressions of area poets as well as enjoy the taste of “soul food” classics representative of African American culture – only $7 per plate!

The event happens Feb. 1, 2012 from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the Multipurpose Room, 2nd floor, Student Center.  Food Provided by Sand Manns BBQ.

Sponsored by the Black Student Union

New Online Courses Approved for Development

The Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies Department would like to thank the following faculty and departments for submitting and receiving Deans Council Approval to begin development of the following courses:

Paul Phifer | Counseling Dept./CLS | CLS 101 – Career Decision Making

Aimee Pawlowski | English | EN 249 – Technical Writing

Doug Wiersma | Construction Trades

  • ELEC 010 – Electrical
  • ELEC 020 – Electrical 2
  • ELEC 030 – Electrical 3
  • ELEC 040 – Electrical 4

Colette Smiley | Dental Auxiliary Programs | DAA112 – Science for the Dental Assistant

Ray Hinkle | AR-Mechanical and Architectural Design | AR 108 – Residential Building Codes

Visit for more information on these new online courses.

New Features for the GRCC Mobile App – Student Developers Wanted to Contribute to Future Versions

GRCC has its own mobile app built by Professor Szymon Machajewski in the Computer Applications Department with help from GRCC students.

Check out this video explaining some of the latest improvements.

If you’re a student in Computer Applications or Telecommunications and would be interested in getting some hands-on experience working on the app – contact Professor Machajewski.

Mathematics Seminar – Buddha Loves Geometry 1/25/12

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department will be hosting its next monthly Mathematics Seminar on Wednesday, January 25, 3:00 – 4:00 PM in 111 Cook. Our speaker will be GRCC Adjunct Mathematics Instructor Wayne Hsieh. The title and abstract of Wayne’s talk may be found below.

This talk should accessible to anyone with some knowledge of algebra and geometry. As always, anyone from the greater GRCC community is welcome.

Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 PM.

Buddha loves geometry… at least according to Japanese?

Sangaku (or San Gaku) are Japanese geometric puzzles carved on wood tablets that are used as offerings at Shinto shrines or Buddhist temples. The puzzles consist of circles and triangles utilizing concepts from Euclidean geometry, and they typically ask the solver to find the relationship between the circles and triangles.  In this particular Sangaku, we will be looking at three circles placed inside a particular right triangle, and will investigate the radii and areas of the circles.

26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March and Celebration Program

On January 16, 2012 we invite you to participate in our 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March and Celebration Program. The peace march will begin at the Ford Fieldhouse at 12:00pm and a short program featuring local elementary, middle and high schools, as well as the GRCC Choir and Jazz Orchestra will follow.

This year GRCC is continuing its partnership with the Kids’ Food Basket to help end the fight of childhood hunger in greater Grand Rapids. Kids’ Food Basket will be collecting the following items at the MLK Event: 100% juice boxes, peanut butter, pudding/fruit cups, and cracker packs. If you would like to donate items to the Kids’ Food Basket but are not able to make it to the program, donations can be dropped off in Student Life.

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