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Exam Cram is coming!

This semester’s Exam Cram event at the GRCC Library will be here before we know it!   Here’s what you need to know:

WHO: YOU!  All students are encouraged to attend.

WHAT: Expanded tutoring services during extended hours on Saturday & Sunday, free snacks & refreshments, quiet & group study spaces, extended hours, stress relief coloring stations 

WHEN: December 5th – 11th: Monday thru Friday, during normal library hours; Saturday & Sunday, open 10am until 10pm


HOW: No registration needed, just show up during the event hours & take advantage of the free snacks and services!

We hope to see you here!


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The Hunting Ground

What:  Screening of The Hunting Ground, a documentary on college campus sexual assault, followed by a panel discussion

When:  Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 6:30-8:30 PM

Where:  Grand Rapids Celebration Cinema North

Cost:  FREE

Sponsored by GRCC and the Kent County Young Leaders Against Violence.

Find more information, including the film’s trailer, here.

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Attention GRCC Faculty & Staff: Have new issues of magazines & journals routed directly to you!

Did you know that the GRCC Library offers routing of new magazines and journal issues, of currently subscribed to titles, as a FREE service to Faculty and Staff members?

Whether you are interested in periodical titles our library retains in print or online, this library service is on which you can take advantage of!  We can provide you with instructions for setting up email alerts, to notify you when new issues of our online titles become available for you to access, or fill you in on the process of routing print issues right to your mailbox.

For more information and/or a comprehensive list of print titles available contact Marcia Lee via email mlee@grcc.edu, or phone (616) 234-3879.  You can also check to see if we retain print issues of or have online access to your favorite periodicals by checking out our library catalog: http://grcc.edu/librarylearningcommons.

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TONIGHT: An Evening with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

By Marcia Lee, Serials Specialist

“We can choose to alleviate suffering. We can choose to work together for peace. We can make these changes — and we must.”

Jimmy Carter, Nobel Lecture

For the first event of GRCC’s Diversity Lecture Series for the 2014-2015 school year, this evening in the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse, located on the downtown campus, the school will host former president, Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn.  The book signing will begin at 3:45 pm in Calkins Science Center on campus, followed by the lecture in the Fieldhouse at 5 pm – both are sold out.  Below are a handful of quick facts about Jimmy and Rosalynn’s lives, personal and professional.

 Personal Life:

  • James Earl Carter Jr. born on October 1st, 1924
  • Parents were James Sr. and Lillian Gordy Carter
  • Married Rosalynn Smith in 1946
  • Has 4 children with Rosalynn
    • John William (Jack) born in 1947
    • James Earl (Chip) born in 1950
    • Donnell Jeffrey (Jeff) born in 1952
    • Amy Lynn born in 1967

 Highlights of Professional Accomplishments:

  • Graduated in 1946 with a bachelor’s degree from the US Naval Academy
  • Georgia State Senator (2 consecutive terms)
  • Georgia Governor
  • 39th President (1977-81)
  • Nobel Prize of Peace (2002)

Jimmy and Rosalynn founded the Carter Center with the mission to, “wage peace, fight disease, build hope”, in 1982.  For more information about current projects, previous accomplishments and future plans for the Carter Center click here to be taken to the organization’s website.

For more information about this and any of the other upcoming events for the Diversity Lecture Series, click HERE.

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Donate to a Good Cause!

Not enough space on the bookshelf?  The GRCC Library is partnering with the Criminal Justice Department to collect paperback books for the inmates at the Kent County Jail.  Bring us your donations today!  You can find our drop-box on the 1st Floor of the Learning Resource Center, located at 140 Ransom Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.

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