The Collegiate accepting applications for editors, business manager

The Collegiate, GRCC’s award-winning student newspaper and web publication, is looking for a new team of student editors for the 2013-14 school year. Students with excellent writing and editing skills are encouraged to apply for the editor positions listed below. These are paid positions that involve a serious time commitment in exchange for rewarding on-the-job experience for to careers in journalism, public relations, writing, editing, sports information, broadcasting, photography, magazine publishing and business.

The editor-in-chief application can be found here. The application for the other editor positions can be found here.

Ideal candidates have already completed JR 251 and JR 252, but students who have successfully completed advanced English courses are welcome to apply now and take JR 251 and JR 252 during their editing tenure. Students are encouraged to apply for all the positions they are interested in to ensure that they will be considered for more than one if applicable. Questions about these editing jobs can be directed to adviser Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood at

The Collegiate is also looking for a business manager to handle ad sales for both the print and online publications. This student will earn a commission from the ad sales. Interested students can contact The Collegiate adviser directly.

The application deadline is July 22.

GRCC In the News, 7-12-13

Students take part in summer IChallengeU career development program to enhance business skills

July 11, 2013; The Holland Sentinel

Holland — Katy Cumberland never really knew what it would be like to meet a business executive. She had her ideas from movies and TV shows like “Celebrity Apprentice,” but those depictions, she said, always seemed a little far-fetched.

… The idea of the two-week program, West Ottawa High School teacher Bre Bartels said, is to create an intensive learning experience in which students solve real-world issues and gain experience working in a team environment. The students also acquire four credits from Grand Rapids Community College in the business innovations course.

GRCC In the News, 7-11-13

WCCC president Daniel Obara to retire after 4 years

July 11, 2013; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Westmoreland County Community College board will soon begin a nationwide search to replace its president, Daniel Obara, 70, who will step down next June.

… Mr. Obara joined the college in 1996 as vice president for academic affairs and became president four years ago after Steven Ender left the position.

A-Rod struck out twice by Grand Rapids-area pitcher in minor league game

July 10, 2013; MLive

Former Grand Rapids Community College and Central Michigan standout Jesse Hernandez has racked up 64 strikeouts this season for the High-A Dunedin Blue Jays.

Alive and kicking Allen continues to work on his dream

7/10/13 Tri-County Times (Fenton, Mich.)

Nothing has come easy for Jimmy Allen.

… Allen flourished with the Fenton High School football program, and had desires to play collegiate football at a D1 school. However, he started his career at Grand Rapids Community College as a strong punter for the squad. He left Grand Rapids JC looking for a DI position, but ended up going to Rochester Community and Technical College to play his sophomore season. Instead, he was unable to play because of a transcript dispute with some of his classes he took at Mott Community College.

Learn a language online this summer

Learn a language online, on your own time, with your own instructor!

Whether you need help with English as a second language, or need to learn a language for business travel or travel for fun, GRCC’s partnership with Ed2Go can get you talking! Classes begin every month and are completely online! Each class is only $109!

We offer special courses for specific occupations like, Spanish for Law Enforcement, or Spanish for Medical Professionals. And just for teachers: Spanish in the Classroom, An Introduction to Teaching ESL/EFL, Enhancing Language Development in Childhood, Practical Ideas for the Adult ESL/EFL Classroom, Teaching ESL/EFL Grammar, Teaching ESL/EFL Reading, and Teaching ESL/EFL Vocabulary.

Other course titles include:

  • Beginning Conversational French.
  • Conversational Japanese.
  • Easy English 1, 2, 3.
  • Grammar for ESL.
  • Instant Italian.
  • Speed Spanish 1, 2, 3.
  • Writing for ESL.

To register, click here.