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Yoga at Blandford This Summer

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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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Do you Use Course Reserve?

Course Reserve sampleThis week, classes start for the second 7-week term of the Summer.  It’s good practice to check Course Reserve at the Library to see if there are any additional learning resources available to you.  Faculty place copies of textbooks, videos, and additional course materials that cannot be legally loaded into Blackboard into Course Reserve. A search will tell you what’s available – by either the professor’s name or the course number.

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Road Trip – Next Summer?

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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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Road Trip – Isle Royale

Dueling moose on Isle Royale.Did you know that Michigan has a National Park?  Isle Royale National Park, is a Lake Superior island, and home to nature unlike anything Michiganders see anymore.  Whether it’s watching moose or spotting a wolf, checking out the untouched flora, or scuba diving on Superior shipwrecks, Isle Royale is a sight to behold – and a site for a great Michigan road trip.Island Folk book cover

Read before you go – Peter Oikarinen tells stories of a “working fishing community … and the people who made a life on Isle Royale” in  Island Folk : The People of Isle Royale. It’s an unlimited user eBook – so we can all enjoy it. When off-campus, you will be prompted to logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.Scuba diving wrecks off Isle Royale

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