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Learning Center Food Pantry Items Needed!

Photo courtesy of Steven dePaolo

The Learning Center’s Food Pantry needs groceries and sundries.  Help GRCC students with your donations.  Here’s a list of what students are asking for:

  • Individual serving size boxes of cereal
  • Granola/fruit bars
  • Fruit or pudding cups
  • Microwaveable mac-n-cheese cups
  • Microwaveable soup cups
  • Microwaveable ravioli
  • Snack bags of chips, cookies, pretzels, crackers, etc.
  • Individual, ready to assemble chicken/tuna salad cups
  • Feminine hygiene products (to be placed in the Learning Center bathrooms)
  • Soaps, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, etc.
  • Plastic spoons and forks

We can only accept non-perishable food items.

Donate on Tuesday, December 5th during the Learning Center Open House (from 11:30-1:30) and earn a prize entry.  But, please don’t wait to donate since food items, especially, are needed as soon as possible!


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Donate to a good cause!

Done with your summer reads?  Bring them to the GRCC Library!  As a community service initiative, we are accepting donations of new and used paperback books for the men and women at the Kent County Jail.  The donation box is located on the 1st floor of the Library and Learning Commons.

Thanks for your support!Book Donations Image

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RaiderLoan Planned Maintenance This Weekend

RaiderLoan Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Service will be down for planned maintenance this weekend – Saturday Nov. 18 & Sunday Nov. 19.  If you need to place a RaiderLoan Request, please plan accordingly (aka – send in your requests today!)  Also, note that most libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday, so requests will be arriving more slowly next week.

For questions, see the RaiderLoan Subject Guide, or,  call Kathy Schoen at 616-234-3749.

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Amnesty Week at the Library!

Have library fines?  Fear not!  During the week of Exam Cram (December 4th – 10th), the GRCC Library will waive your fines upon request.  Just come to the Circulation desk sometime during the week, ask to have your fines forgiven, and voila–they’ll be gone!  *Please note that this courtesy only applies to fines for overdue items that have been returned.

Don’t forget–FREE refreshments will be provided all week long, as well as expanded tutoring services and extended hours on the weekend prior to exams.

See you soon!

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GRCC seismometer records earthquakes in Iraq, Costa Rica

Earthquakes are devastating.  The College is lucky to have technological tools for students to learn about these recent quakes. If you’re as interested in earthquakes as we are, take a look at these books in the LLC Library.

GRCC Today

More than 300 people have died and thousands were injured in a magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck along the border of Iraq and Iran Sunday night. The location of this earthquake is along a fault where two tectonic plates meet (the Arabian and Eurasian plates). Historically this region has sustained multiple large earthquakes, including a magnitude 7.4 in 1990 that caused over 40,000 fatalities and left more than 600,000 homeless. The GRCC seismometer recorded the Iraq-Iran earthquake as well as a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Costa Rica. For more information about this and other earthquakes, go to the United States Geological Survey’s comprehensive website.

A reading from a seismometer shows an Iraq earthquake registering at magnitude 7.3 and a Costa Rica earthquake at magnitude 6.5.


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