Category Archives: Learning Opportunity

John Lewis: Good Trouble

John Lewis: Good Trouble.

In honor of Black History Month, we are delighted to provide GRCC students and faculty access to John Lewis: Good Trouble – “an intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism.”

“After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent “the boy from Troy” a round trip bus ticket to meet with him. From that meeting onward, Lewis became one of King’s closest allies. He organized Freedom Rides that left him bloodied or jailed, and stood at the front lines in the historic marches on Washington and Selma. He never lost the spirit of the “boy from Troy” and called on his fellow Americans to get into “good trouble” until his passing on July 17, 2020.”

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Explore the World with the NY Times

How much do you know about Cape Verde, ColombiaBangladesh or Laos?”

Test your geographic knowledge with New York Times Country of the Week quizzes – representing over 100 countries. Travel restrictions aside, you can still learn about those places on those growing travel “bucket lists.”

Check out the Study Away Subject Guide for additional travel-related links.


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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.

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