Category Archives: Learning Opportunity

Happy Belated HVAC Day!

HVAC – Heating, Ventilation, and, Air Conditioning – you may not think about it until you don’t have it!  Maybe that’s why I’m a day late in highlighting the HVAC industry?  The Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified  HVAC to have a 14% industry growth in employment rates of technicians is expected by 2024, so you will want to consider GRCC’s certificate and degree programs as being a great career option. See what HVAC professionals do by viewing Residential Energy Efficiency Projects  from Films on Demand.  Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number.

GRCC boiler plant

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Craft ideas, anyone?

Hobbies & Crafts Database logoHobbies & Crafts Reference CenterYou and your family members probably have time on your hands and want to fill it. If you’re crafty, get some new ideas from the Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center Database. (GRCC users will be prompted for last name and 7-digit Raider number). Find links to instructive articles on: arts & crafts; collecting; home & garden; indoor recreation; kids’ crafts; model building; needlecraft and textiles; outdoor recreation; performing arts; science & technology; and, scrapbooking & paper crafts.  This database comes to GRCC through the MeL Michigan eLibrary system.  Just in time, right?

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Be Well – Exercise is Medicine

When Winter dreariness sets in, it’s hard to keep up with all the demands of college work. Don’t forget to nourish your physical and mental self. Here are a few campus wellness opportunities that will help keep you fit!  Take a look at the Exercise is Medicine Subject Guide for more ideas (and some books!) on staying well.

Exercise is Medicine logo


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Learning Center Open House – Your Invitation

The Learning Center Open House  is next week Tuesday, November 19 – from 11:30 – 1:30.  Visit each Learning Center (LRC) Learning Center Open House 2019 posterbuilding partner and find out what services we offer while enjoying a moveable feast / aka FREE lunch!

  • Library & Learning Commons
  • Academic Support & Tutoring Services
  • Media Technologies
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Word on the street is that we’ll have traditional and vegetarian chili, meatballs, vegetable trays with dips and hummus, fruit, sweet treats, popcorn  – and beverages at each location. Get your passport stamped at all locations to be eligible for prizes!

We are so pleased that the GRCC Guitar Ensemble will be playing for us again this year; they’re great! We hope to see you Tuesday the 19th!

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Faculty Blackboard Day & Library Drop-in for New Books

Blackboard Day posterGRCC faculty are invited to join Distance Learning & Instructional Technologies and two Blackboard Representatives in the Learning Resource Center (Library – LRC 123)  on Tuesday, October 15 to learn about the latest tools available in our learning management system.  There is no registration or fee for this event. Just stop on by.  The tentative schedule is as follows:
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am: Blackboard Ultra Demo
  • 12:00 – 1:15 pm: 10 Things You May Not Know About Blackboard Learn
  • 1:30 – 2:25 pm: Blackboard Ally
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm: Q & A Session with Blackboard

While you’re in the building, please drop into Coffee cup graphicthe Library to see what New Books have been added to the Library’s collections. Grab a coffee cup from the Circulation Desk and spend a few minutes in the New Books Nook!

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