Congratulations to Math Awareness Month Contest Winners

The grand prize winners for the Math Awareness Month Contest are:

Fred and Noah van Hartesveldt in the staff division. They won a $25 gift card generously donated by the GRCC Bookstore. They also won a Detroit Tigers baseball cap and Justin Verlander drawstring backpack.

The student grand prize goes to Purusottam Neopaney. He won a GRCC sweatshirt donated by the Bookstore, and a Tigers baseball cap and Verlander drawstring backpack.

RaiderCard System Update 4/15/12

On Sunday, April 15, 2012 from 1PM until 6PM the RaiderCard system will undergo a software upgrade. During the upgrade the following services will be unavailable:

  • Student and Staff printing
  • RaiderCard online deposit
  • Vending and RaiderCard deposit machines

Door access and Staff parking will NOT be affected by the upgrade.

Please contact Paulo Teles ( if you have any questions or concerns about the upgrade.

GRCC Public Sale Today 4/12/12

Grand Rapids Community College is having an online public sale today, Thursday, April 12, 2012 ~ 07:00 AM – 07:00 PM at

Visit the Purchasing Department’s Google+ page to see photo’s of featured items.

Pickup: Items available for pick up beginning the next day (Friday) after the sale from 9AM to 4 PM at GRCC, 133 Winchester Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI. After Friday pick up by appointment only. Email to request an appointment. See for location and pick up details.

This sale will contain limited computers, electronics, technology, books, lost & found, etc. Grand Rapids Community College cannot guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appointment). Purchased items not picked up will be returned to stock.

Questions should be directed to, Mansfield Matthewson, Director of Purchasing at (616) 234-3850 or email

Grand Rapids Community College has the right to reject any or all bids as deemed necessary in the best interest of the college.

Get an Edge in the Job Market With Workforce Training

Workforce TrainingYour college experience doesn’t end with a degree.  If you want to land a great job, you need to distinguish yourself from all the other candidates waiting in the lobby for an interview with advanced credentials and certifications.  Check out GRCC’s Workforce Training department on Facebook and Twitter; they can keep you up to date on the many opportunities they have to add cred to your resume:

Workforce Training on Facebook

Workforce Training on Twitter (@grccwft)

You can also get in touch with them old school:

GRCC Workforce Training
Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC
622 Godfrey SW 
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone:  (616) 234-3400

Mathematics Seminar – Number Theory Potpourri 4/18/12

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department will host its last monthly Mathematics Seminar of the 2011-2012 academic year on Wednesday, April 18, 3:00 – 4:00 PM in 111 Cook. Our speaker will be GRCC Adjunct Mathematics/Physics Instructor Tom Post. The title and abstract for Tom’s talk may be found below.

Number Theory can be tantalizingly simple, maddeningly difficult and, above all, beautiful. The topics to be discussed have the potential to amaze attendees and provoke desire for further study.

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

Number Theory Potpourri

This informal talk will feature a collection of interesting topics from the branch of mathematics called number theory. Topics of discussion will include Collatz’s Sequence, the Golden Ratio, Fibonacci Numbers and Binet’s formula, Pythagorean Triples, Continued Fraction Expansions, and Solutions to Pell’s Diophantine Equation.

Two New Spanish Language Courses at GRCC

Grand Rapids Community College is now offering two new courses in Spanish ~ Spanish for Heritage speakers I (SP215) and Spanish for Heritage Speakers II (SP216). SP215 will be offered in the Fall of 2012 and SP216 will be offered in the Winter of 2013.

The courses are meant for native speakers, quasi-native speakers and bilingual speakers of varying abilities. The classes will emphasize the maturity of communicative ability where students are expected to use language to learn more about their cultural heritage, to develop literacy skills, to strengthen academic language skills in Spanish and to enhance their career opportunities. The classes are designed to address specific language and grammar issues for heritage learners. They will help develop the students’ vocabulary as well as their listening comprehension, oral communication and writing skills.

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