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Do you Love Coasties?

Coast Guard Festival logo

If you grew up in West Michigan, chances are you attended the Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven at least once. The 10-day-long (July 26-Aug. 4)  festival  honors the men and women serving in the US Coast Guard.  There are  loads of events to pique your interest.

While many get their first introduction to the Coast Guard at the Festival, others meet Coasties when they need maritime assistance.  Maybe you should consider  CG service as a career?

For more about the Coast Guard, read Donald Phillips’s Character in Action : The U.S. Coast Guard on Leadership, Naval Institute Press, 2013. Off-campus users should logon with last name and 7-digit Raider number.


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Yoga at Blandford This Summer

Woman practicing yoga

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GRCC students and faculty are always looking for great places to practice Yoga – and what better place this Summer than  Yoga at Blandford?    Blandford Nature Center is a nonprofit “whose job and passion is to invite our community to enjoy, explore, and learn in nature.” Classes are held outdoors and are accessible to all levels of experience. Registration is required – use the link above.

  • Where: Blandford Nature Center (1715 Hillburn Ave NW)
  • Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2019
  • Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
  • Cost: $5/members, $8/non-members

Click  here for library resources on yoga – or – here for campus exercise programs.


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And the Rockets’ Red Glare….

Fireworks in Detroit and WindsorCelebrating Independence Day conjures up singing the national anthem, parades, picnics with friends, trips to the beach, and, usually, fireworks.  West Michigan has lots of fireworks scheduled – not necessarily on the holiday itself.

If you shoot off your own fireworks (you pyros know who you are), be careful!  And, please note the new Michigan laws.

For quality recordings of national anthems – not just ours – check out Naxos. If off-campus, logon using your last name and 7-digit Raider number.


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Road Trip – Next Summer?

Faculty Led Study Away photo

Earning college credits during Summer sessions is a smart thing to do – but earning credits while studying abroad is even smarter.  GRCC offers several faculty-led Study Abroad experiences – and now is the time you should start thinking about how you might take part next Summer.  “Study Away includes a short-term travel experience designed as part of a credit-bearing course. The travel experience is intended to deepen the learning while preparing students to effectively travel. Study Away experiences may be local, regional, national, or international.”

Find out more about Study Abroad experiences see the Department of Experiential Learning website, their Facebook, as well as the Library’s Study Away Subject Guide.

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Womens Suffrage Anniversary Year Starts

In honor of the year-long 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, Librarian Mike Klawitter curated a library display “Illustrated Women in History.”  Come on in to enjoy it up close, and while you’re here, check out a book on the topic.


Illustrated Women in History display

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