Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Events at GCC

  • Collective Artmaking for Social Change

    Wednesday March 29 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Terry Jenoure—musician, writer, visual artist and educator—hosts a collaborative artmaking event. Ensembles and collectives are important formats through which artists create collaborations that advocate for social change. These trans-disciplinary artworks are developed through focused workshops, conversations, improvisations, and experimentation in an environment where new aesthetic territory may be discovered. From music, to visual art, to theater performance
    and writing, Terry hopes her own experience with making art and her desire to experiment will inspire audience members to collaborate and create art.

    Ms. Jenoure was born and raised in New York City into a Puerto Rican and Jamaican family. A violinist, vocalist and composer, she was a protégé of the Black Arts Movement’s free jazz pioneers. Her book Navigators: African American Musicians, Dancers, and Visual Artists in Academe is published by SUNY Press, and she completed her first novel in 2016. A self-taught visual artist, she currently sells her textile sculptures through the Smithsonian Museum Store (National Museum of African American History and Culture).

    She holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Education and a B.A. in Philosophy. She has been the Director of Augusta Savage Gallery at UMASS for the last 25 years.

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    Demystifying the Registration PIN: How to Self-Register for Classes

    Wednesday March 29 12:00pm-1:00pm

    N214

    Have you ever registered for classes to then find that your work schedule changes to conflict with a class or classes? Or decide during summer break that you want to add a class, but getting to campus is a challenge? Want to know how to make those changes to your schedule on your own? The key is your registration PIN. The time spent with your advisor figuring out which courses to take evolves into a conversation about you, how to move ahead towards your career goals, and how to make an academic plan that gets you to graduation. Presented by Patricia Wachter, Academic Counselor. (Since this workshop takes place in a computer lab, refreshments will not be provided.)

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    Admissions Spotlight: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    Wednesday March 29 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Core Lobby

    The best way to learn about a GCC program is to experience it in person! Our spotlight events are a great place to start. Hear alumni and faculty talk about our programs and find one that’s right for you! Choose one or attend them all:

    • March 29 – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
    • April 5 – Business, Social Sciences, Education & Criminal Justice
    • April 13 – Visual & Performing Arts, Humanities

    RSVP: Spring 2017 Spotlight Events

    • Optional. Helps us locate a student record for you if you've ever taken a class or attended an info session at GCC.

    More information & contact

    Clothesline Project

    Thursday March 30 10:00am-2:00pm

    Main Building Lawn

    GCC’s Clothesline Project, recognizing violence against women, is on display. (Display moves to the Dining Commons in case of rain.) Co-sponsored by the GCC Associate Degree Nursing program.

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    Into the Beautiful North Reading Group

    Thursday March 30 12:30pm-1:30pm

    C307 Macleish Room

    Join our book group! GCC is participating in The Big Read, a national project that develops community-wide programs to encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. This year we have been reading Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North. Come to one of our reading groups for an opportunity to discuss this epic story of a group of people seeking a way to save their community from the ravages of migration and exploitation.

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    10th Annual NELCWIT Power of Women Celebration

    Thursday March 30 5:00pm-7:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    10th annual fundraiser to honor the contributions of women and raise awareness about violence and sexual assault on campuses and in our community. Presented by the Friends of NELCWIT, featuring live jazz music, silent auction, cash bar, buffet dinner and featured speaker Bertha D. Josephson, a recently retired Massachusetts Superior Court judge.  All guests will be asked for a meaningful donation to support NELCWIT’s programs. More information and RSVP online at http://10thpowerofwomen.splashthat.com.

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    Budgeting 101

    Monday April 3 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    It’s time to think about the “B” word a bit differently. Ultimately, a budget is a strategy for how to spend your money. This lesson will help you create a spending plan that lets you not only get the things you want and need today, but also plan for the things you’ll want and need in the future. In this workshop you’ll learn about:

    • The three main components of a spending plan.
    • How income and savings can dictate expenses.
    • How to define and design your spending plan.
    • Ways to set goals, evaluate, and modify your spending plan.

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    Movie Night: Zootopia

    Tuesday April 4 6:00pm-7:30pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Free screening of Disney’s Zootopia with snacks and popcorn!

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    Finding and Applying for Scholarships

    Wednesday April 5 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    Do you know how to start your scholarship search? Come learn about what scholarships are out there, including GCC Foundation Scholarships! Learn internet search tips for finding scholarships and how to apply to help fund your educational goals.

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    World Music Series: Avery Sharpe

    Wednesday April 5 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Location TBA

    The GCC World Music Series presents a performance by legendary jazz bassist and composer Avery Sharpe.

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    Admissions Spotlight: Business, Social Sciences, Education & Criminal Justice

    Wednesday April 5 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Core Lobby

    The best way to learn about a GCC program is to experience it in person! Our spotlight events are a great place to start. Hear alumni and faculty talk about our programs and find one that’s right for you! Choose one or attend them all:

    • March 29 – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
    • April 5 – Business, Social Sciences, Education & Criminal Justice
    • April 13 – Visual & Performing Arts, Humanities

    RSVP: Spring 2017 Spotlight Events

    • Optional. Helps us locate a student record for you if you've ever taken a class or attended an info session at GCC.

    More information & contact

    Education "Intent" Information Session

    Thursday April 6 11:30am-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Thinking about teaching? Not sure, but want to know more? Join us for an information session for education “intent” students. Learn about teaching in community programs, public school settings, and opportunities in related fields; explore your degree options at GCC; have your questions answered about certification and licensure; discover transfer options to 4-year colleges in the region; map out a plan to get from here to there! Lunch provided to participants.

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    Friday Film Series: The Times of Harvey Milk

    Friday April 7 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    This 1984 film documents the political career of Harvey Milk, San Francisco’s first openly gay mayor, covering Milk’s rise from a neighborhood activist to a symbol of gay political achievement, through to his assassination in November 1978 and the subsequent criminal trial and aftermath.

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    Baystate Blood Mobile

    Monday April 10 10:00am-3:00pm

    Core Patio

    Donate blood and save a life! Walk-ins welcome, or email mcenteem@gcc.mass.edu or stop by the Office of Student Activities to schedule an appointment. The Baystate Blood Donor Program is proud to be able to say that 100% of all blood and platelet donations made are used locally right here in western Massachusetts.

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    Career & Job Fair

    Monday April 10 11:00am-1:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Greenfield Community College hosts its annual Career and Job Fair! All GCC students and alums are welcome to meet and network with employers from around the region. Local companies from sustainable energy, not for profit, health care and much more will be available in the Dining Commons to talk with attendees about exciting career opportunities—and, at some employer tables, actual job openings!

    Employers can sign up to participate below. We ask that you arrive at the campus by 10:45am on the day of the fair; parking is available in any lot but F and C.

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    Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Information & Application Session

    Monday April 10 3:00pm-5:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    Are you looking for a career path in manufacturing? Training to be a machinist? Want upskilling courses in engineering technology? Whether you are already in the manufacturing field ready to advance, or committed to learning a new trade, Greenfield Community College has FREE programs that you may qualify for. Veterans, women, unemployed, underemployed and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Learn about career opportunities and pathways, FREE programs offered and start the application process! RSVP online.

    RSVP: Manufacturing Training Info Session

    • Optional. Helps us locate a student record for you if you've ever taken a class or attended an info session at GCC.

     

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    Nursing Programs Information Session

    Tuesday April 11 5:00pm-6:00pm

    E123

    A special info session presented by GCC’s Assistant Dean of Nursing. Come learn about our associate degree in nursing and our certificate in practical nursing, as well as opportunities to earn a bachelor’s degree right here on campus.

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    Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Information & Application Session

    Tuesday April 11 5:00pm-6:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    GCC is offering a free 25-hour training session for qualified people interested in becoming Personal Care Attendants (PCAs). Students will learn the basics of being a PCA, get career-readiness coaching and be certified in CPR with AED and first aid. Training dates are May 2, 3, 9, 10 & 11 from 4-9pm. Participants must be legally able to work in the United States and must be able to attend all classes. Come to this free information session to learn more about this great career opportunity! RSVP online.

    RSVP: PCA Info and Application Session

    • Optional. Helps us locate a student record for you if you've ever taken a class or attended an info session at GCC.

    More information & contact

    Admissions Spotlight: Visual & Performing Arts & Humanities

    Thursday April 13 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Core Lobby

    The best way to learn about a GCC program is to experience it in person! Our spotlight events are a great place to start. Hear alumni and faculty talk about our programs and find one that’s right for you! Choose one or attend them all:

    • March 29 – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
    • April 5 – Business, Social Sciences, Education & Criminal Justice
    • April 13 – Visual & Performing Arts, Humanities

    RSVP: Spring 2017 Spotlight Events

    • Optional. Helps us locate a student record for you if you've ever taken a class or attended an info session at GCC.

    More information & contact

    Spinning in the Valley: The Rise and Fall of the Textile Industry in the Pioneer Valley

    Friday April 14 7:00pm-9:00pm

    Stinchfield Lecture Hall

    Learn about the rise of industrial mills along the Connecticut River and its tributaries, the various textiles produced and the status of this industry today.

    Register online

    More information & contact

  • Collective Artmaking for Social Change

    Wednesday March 29 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Terry Jenoure—musician, writer, visual artist and educator—hosts a collaborative artmaking event. Ensembles and collectives are important formats through which artists create collaborations that advocate for social change. These trans-disciplinary artworks are developed through focused workshops, conversations, improvisations, and experimentation in an environment where new aesthetic territory may be discovered. From music, to visual art, to theater performance
    and writing, Terry hopes her own experience with making art and her desire to experiment will inspire audience members to collaborate and create art.

    Ms. Jenoure was born and raised in New York City into a Puerto Rican and Jamaican family. A violinist, vocalist and composer, she was a protégé of the Black Arts Movement’s free jazz pioneers. Her book Navigators: African American Musicians, Dancers, and Visual Artists in Academe is published by SUNY Press, and she completed her first novel in 2016. A self-taught visual artist, she currently sells her textile sculptures through the Smithsonian Museum Store (National Museum of African American History and Culture).

    She holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Education and a B.A. in Philosophy. She has been the Director of Augusta Savage Gallery at UMASS for the last 25 years.

    Demystifying the Registration PIN: How to Self-Register for Classes

    Wednesday March 29 12:00pm-1:00pm

    N214

    Have you ever registered for classes to then find that your work schedule changes to conflict with a class or classes? Or decide during summer break that you want to add a class, but getting to campus is a challenge? Want to know how to make those changes to your schedule on your own? The key is your registration PIN. The time spent with your advisor figuring out which courses to take evolves into a conversation about you, how to move ahead towards your career goals, and how to make an academic plan that gets you to graduation. Presented by Patricia Wachter, Academic Counselor. (Since this workshop takes place in a computer lab, refreshments will not be provided.)

    The Negro Baseball League and its Female Jackie Robinson

    Wednesday March 29 2:00pm-4:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    Toni Stone was the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro League. She replaced Hank Aaron on the Indianapolis Clowns and later signed with the legendary Kansas City Monarchs. Playing alongside Willie Mays, Buck O’Neil, Ernie Banks and Satchel Page, Toni let her talent speak for itself. Her story chronicles a remarkable career facing down not only fastballs—but jeers, sabotage, and Jim Crow America itself.

    Martha Ackmann is a journalist and author who writes about women who have changed America. Her columns have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Salon.com, and she has been featured on NPR, CNN and the BBC. Ackmann’s books include The Mercury 13, about women pilots who secretly tested to be astronauts in the early days of the space program, and Curveball, the story of Toni Stone. She is currently working on a book about Emily Dickinson. Ackmann received her Ph.D from UMass Amherst and teaches at Mount Holyoke College.

    Admissions Spotlight: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    Wednesday March 29 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Core Lobby

    The best way to learn about a GCC program is to experience it in person! Our spotlight events are a great place to start. Hear alumni and faculty talk about our programs and find one that’s right for you! Choose one or attend them all:

    • March 29 – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
    • April 5 – Business, Social Sciences, Education & Criminal Justice
    • April 13 – Visual & Performing Arts, Humanities

    RSVP: Spring 2017 Spotlight Events

    • Optional. Helps us locate a student record for you if you've ever taken a class or attended an info session at GCC.

    • Wednesday March 29Early Progress Reports due by 2pm
    • Thursday April 6Advising Day – no day classes or evening classes

      Advising Day is an opportunity for current GCC students to plan their next semester and register early! No day classes are scheduled so students can meet with their advisors for academic planning. (Registration for new students begins two weeks later.) For more information, or to find your advisor, contact the Advising Center.

    • Thursday April 6Priority registration for current students begins

      Course schedule available online two weeks prior.

    • Wednesday April 12Last day to drop/withdraw with a grade of “W”
    • Monday April 17Patriots’ Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Tuesday April 18Registration for new students begins
    • Thursday May 11Last day of evening classes
    • Monday May 15Final exams for evening classes
    • Monday May 15Last day of day classes
    • Tuesday May 16Final exams for day classes
    • Tuesday May 16Final exams for evening classes
    • Wednesday May 17Final exams for day classes
    • Wednesday May 17Final exams for evening classes
    • Thursday May 18Final exams for day classes
    • Thursday May 18Final exams for evening classes
    • Friday May 19Final exams for day classes
    • Monday May 22Classes begin – Summer Session 1
    • Tuesday May 23Last day to add classes

      Last day to add classes for Summer Session I

    • Wednesday May 24Final grades due by 10am
    • Thursday May 25Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 100% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
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