To start off a new semester, the office of Student Life and the Campus Activities Board at Grand Rapids Community College is hosting Welcome Week through Friday.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Club Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille. Various student clubs and organizations as well as academic departments will have booths set up to inform students about who they are and what they do.
To continue MLK celebrations, there will be a showing and panel discussion of “Selma” from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Applied Technology Center auditorium.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Heritage Day, a collaborative event that will feature learning activities and performances, goes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Raider Grille. The Asian Student Union, Black Africana Student Union, Hispanic Student Organization, International Student Organization and Intervarsity are collaborating to provide an informative event. There will also be games and free food.
Diversity Painting Classes will take place in the Multipurpose room, on the second floor of the Student Center. The two classes run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and accommodate 50 people, so pre-registration in the Student Life office is required. Attendees will paint a canvas and learn about artists Romare Bearden, Diego Rivera, Stephen Mopope and Goya.
Enjoy an evening of comedy with stand up comedian Chris James from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the ATC auditorium. James started his comedic career in New York and has since performed in California. Refreshments will be provided. From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., hypnotist David Hall will present “Cards Against Hypnosis,” an interactive show.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Students will have the chance to perform during Open Mic Night, which will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the ATC auditorium. Refreshments provided.
Writer Olivia Gatwood will perform and host a workshop for Poetry Night, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the ATC auditorium. Gatwood is a New York based writer and sex relationships columnist. The show contains mature content and language.