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100 Ways to Give with GRCC

As part of GRCC’s 100 Ways to Give project, the Library & Learning Commons and the Criminal Justice department are teaming together to collect books for Kent County Jail inmates.  Visit the Library anytime between September 1 and October 31 to drop off your books.  We can accept new or used paperbacks – the men and women at the facility are looking forward to new reading material!

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Alpha Beta Omega (ΑBΩ): World Leaders Society

Are you looking to develop leadership skills and change the world? Grand Rapids Community College has a leadership group that may change your life. Alpha Beta Omega is looking for incoming freshman who want to make a difference in society and meet like-minded individuals.  For more information, check out the website to find the contact information.

You will also see links to other services offered by the Counseling and Career Center.  As a student, if you have not talked to a career counselor or looked at the resources available you are missing out on a wealth of information.  Make an appointment with a counselor to make sure you are on the right path towards your dream career.

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Diversity Lecture Series: Jeff Chang

By Marcia Lee
Serials Specialist

WHO: Jeff Chang – Author, Historian, Music Critic

WHEN: October 3, 2012 @ 7pm

WHERE: Fountain Street Church

Below is a bit more information about Jeff, taken from the Woodrick Diversity Learning Center webpage, you can find out more about the other speakers and the lecture series by following the link.

Jeff Chang is a radical historian with both street cred and academic chops, Chang addresses multiculturalism, race relations, student activism, political engagement, the state of the arts, and the politics of abandonment.  His book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation is only ostensibly about hip-hop; it’s really a cultural history. In his follow-up, Who We Be, he traces the rise of multiculturalism—its roots, its triumphs, its commercialization—to tell a new, vibrant, and necessary people’s history. Jeff Chang is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.

Follow the links provided to checkout Chang’s books today from the GRCC Library & click here for more information about Jeff via the library’s Subject Guides!

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