Podcast 12: Less than two weeks left of classes

Podcast 12: Less than two weeks left of classes

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Hello, and welcome to the 12th Collegiate News Podcast. Here’s what’s in the news this week.

Classes are back in session this week at Grand Rapids Community College after a much needed Thanksgiving break. At this point, we’ve got two weeks until final exams and then students will enjoy a holiday break until January 9.

GRCC’s own Bill Pink was selected earlier this month to be the college’s next president. Pink was hired by GRCC last year as dean of workforce development. He will take over presidential responsibilities upon President Steven Ender’s retirement next June.

After receiving the news that he was the chosen candidate, Pink said he was excited for the opportunity. Pink said, (Quote) “I am anxiously looking forward to working with our faculty, staff and students to craft the next chapter of this great institution.” (End Quote.)

The GRCC Music Department Choral Ensembles will present the “Songs for the Holidays” concert this weekend. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Cecilia Music Center Royce Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $3 for students and seniors.

The Instrumental Ensembles will present their winter concert that night at 6 p.m. This concert will feature the sounds of the Orchestra, Guitar Ensembles, Small String Ensembles, Wind Ensemble, and other Small Ensembles


The GRCC Library and Academic Support Services are hosting an Exam Cram, to begin Monday, December 5. The library will have extended hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through December 11. Drop-in tutoring will also be available on December 10 and 11. There will be free snacks provided and no registration needed.

Next week the Student Life Office and Campus Activities Board will offer a variety of activities to close out the school year.

On Wednesday, December 7, CAB will host a Stress Buster event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille. The theme will be “beach day,” and students will be able to make and take home various things, including sand art and salt scrubs. There will be therapy dogs to play with and pet courtesy of West Michigan Therapy Dogs. Participants can also enjoy a fresh fruit bar and boba tea from Cafe Boba.

On Thursday, December 8, CAB will host a Michigan Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Multi-purpose room. That’s on the second floor of the Student Center behind the Quiet Cafe.

You can read full stories of campus news, features and sports coverage 24/7 at thecollegiatelive.com. You can always send us story tips via social media or email us at collegiate@grcc.edu. Students and staff are also welcome to contribute letters to the editor.

Be sure to check us out, and follow us on social media. Stay tuned for next week’s news update.

For The Collegiate at GRCC, I’m Kayla Tucker. Have a good week.

The music in this podcast is titled “energy” by bensound.com

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