Greenfield Community College

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Events at GCC

  • African Dance & Drum Workshop with Tara Murphy

    Monday March 25 1:00pm-2:15pm

    East Building Dance Studio

    Tara Murphy, originally from Washington, D.C., began exploring her heritage through African studies at Yale University. She was awarded a Yale fellowship to study traditional dance and drumming at the University of Legon in Ghana, West Africa. Since returning to the U.S., for the past 20 years, she has studied closely with many African and Afro-Caribbean artists in Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston. Tara recognizes the practice of African dance and drumming as a tremendous force for healing, empowerment and community. It is her greatest honor to share the inspiration of these ancient traditions. Free and open to the public!

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    Artist's Reception: Mary Ellen Kelly

    Monday March 25 3:00pm-5:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Meet photographer and former GCC professor Mary Ellen Kelly whose exhibit ‘The Women’s March: Three Years, Three Cities” is on display in C208 March 4-31.

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    In Our Own Voices: Veterans

    Tuesday March 26 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    In Our Own Voices is a regular panel series that provides an opportunity to hear from individuals in our community about their journeys to and at GCC. This month, hear from GCC students, faculty and staff who are veterans or allies. Space for questions and dialogue, and refreshments provided.

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    Salsa Dancing with McCoy Jamison

    Tuesday March 26 12:00pm-12:50pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Salsa dancing with McCoy Jamison! Plus free lava bracelets by GCC student Brandt Miller, bone marrow donor drive, and free food!

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    What Does the Internet Know About Me? Understanding and Combating Digital Surveillance

    Wednesday March 27 6:00pm-7:30pm

    C301 Library Computer Lab

    Free, interactive public workshop which will equip participants with knowledge and tools to take charge of their digital lives. Reflect on the concepts of privacy and security as they relate to your own life; recognize privacy and security vulnerabilities in common app and software features; and learn strategies for protecting your own digital security. Presented in conjunction with the pop-up project The Glass Room Experience, on exhibit in the Nahman-Watson Library March 25-29.

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    What Does the Internet Know About Me? Understanding and Combating Digital Surveillance

    Thursday March 28 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C301 Library Computer Lab

    Free, interactive public workshop which will equip participants with knowledge and tools to take charge of their digital lives. Reflect on the concepts of privacy and security as they relate to your own life; recognize privacy and security vulnerabilities in common app and software features; and learn strategies for protecting your own digital security. Presented in conjunction with the pop-up project The Glass Room Experience, on exhibit in the Nahman-Watson Library March 25-29.

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    Friday Film Series: It's Criminal

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

    C208 Community Room

    Join us to watch the documentary It’s Criminal, created by incarcerated women and Dartmouth College students who worked together to write and perform an original play that explores the often painful and troubled paths that landed the women behind bars.

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    Panel Discussion: It's Criminal

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

    C208 Community Room

    Participants in the documentary It’s Criminal—created by incarcerated women and Dartmouth College students who worked together to write and perform an original play that explores the often painful and troubled paths that landed the women behind bars—discuss their experiences in life and in the film.

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    Pizza with the Prez

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

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    What’s on your mind? Stop by for a free lunch and conversation with GCC President Yves Salomon-Fernandez.

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    Manufacturing Information & Application Session

    Monday April 1 3:00pm-4:30pm

    MassHire Franklin/Hampshire Career Center

    Are you looking for a career path in manufacturing? Training to be a machinist? Want upskilling courses in engineering technology? Attend an information session for students interested in exploring the world of manufacturing and learning the fundamentals that will prepare them for an entry level position in manufacturing, or as a precursor to the CNC Operator program. Veterans, women, unemployed, underemployed and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Learn about career opportunities, pathways and programs offered. 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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    STEMinar Series

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

    Location TBA

    More info to come. Learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at GCC.

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    Shake Up Storytime with Megan Dowd Lambert

    Saturday April 6 9:30am-12:30pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Elms at GCC’s B.A. in Education program celebrates the Week of the Young Child with Simmons University and Elms College professor Megan Dowd Lambert’s workshop “How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking About What They See!” Megan will provide attendees with tips and tools to create dynamic, engaging shared reading experiences that put children and their responses to art, text and design at the heart of storytime. In addition, she will address how the Whole Book Approach can support kids’ critical engagement with picture book representations of race, class, gender and other aspects of identity. Certificates of attendance provided to attendees. Free and open to the public, with refreshments provided.

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    GCC Chorus Concert: Baroque and Classical Choral Music

    Saturday April 6 7:30pm-8:30pm

    St. James Church

    GCC Chorus presents “Baroque and Classical Choral Music.” Featuring sacred and secular music in several languages by Henry Purcell, Antonio Vivaldi, J. S. Bach, Christoph W. Gluck, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Franz P. Schubert, and Christian Latrobe. Led by Margery Heins, Conductor, and accompanied by Henry Gaida, Pianist. Soloists from the chorus will also perform.

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    OLP Free Climb

    Tuesday April 9 10:00am-4:00pm

    N103 Climbing Wall

    GCC’s Outdoor Leadership Program invites you to climb to new heights! Get a whole new perspective on things and join OLP for a day of Nearly Spring Wall Climbing!

    Did you know that there is a climbing gym at GCC? You’re invited to tie in and climb with us! Open to all GCC students, faculty, and staff—come by any time or a few minutes or a few hours. No experience necessary, just bring yourself and we’ll fit you with a climbing harness, tie all of your knots, belay you as you ascend and coach you to climbing success. No skirts or dresses. You must wear shoes so be sure to bring a pair of shoes you can climb in!

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    Open House

    Wednesday April 10 10:00am-1:00pm

    Get to know GCC at one of three sessions this spring! Wednesday, April 10, 10am-1pm; Thursday, April 18, 4-8pm; or Saturday, May 4, 10am-3pm.

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    There's an App for That!

    Wednesday April 10 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Your mobile device isn’t only for procrastinating on Instagram! Come to this workshop and find out how to transform the technology in your pocket into a powerful tool for academic success. We’ll cover a couple of apps in each of three categories: time management, note-taking/organization, and study tools. We’ll also review syncing your school email account to your device and make sure you know where to go to follow up on this workshop with some one-on-one attention. You don’t need to be an expert–whether your phone is an extension of your body or you really don’t use it much at all, this workshop will have something for you! Bring your phone or tablet (we’ll talk about both Apple and Android). Free lunch for attendees!

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    Outdoor Leadership Program Info Session

    Wednesday April 10 4:30pm-6:00pm

    N102

    Join us for this free and fun 90 minute informational presentation about our unique Outdoor Leadership Program. OLP has been training students to become working outdoor professionals since 1980. Our graduates are highly sought after throughout the outdoor recreation and adventure education fields in Massachusetts, New England, and across the United States. Our graduates can be found working in such dynamic outdoor industries and careers as:

    • Climbing Gyms
    • Wilderness Guides
    • Outdoor Equipment Retail
    • Camps
    • Ski Areas
    • Rafting Companies
    • Challenge Courses
    • Outing Clubs
    • State and National Parks
    • Colleges & Universities
    • Wilderness Therapy
    • Cycle Touring
    • Kayak Guides
    • Tour Guides

    … and much more!

    Meet Outdoor Leadership Program Coordinator, Bob Tremblay. Visit the OLP classroom and the indoor climbing wall. Ask questions and get answers! Learn how to tie the safest knot in all of rock climbing!

    • 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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    Film Screening: No Small Matter

    Wednesday April 10 5:00pm-8:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    No Small Matter is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Through poignant stories and surprising humor, the film lays out the overwhelming evidence for the importance of the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country. Join the GCC Education Department for a film screening, post-film discussion and exhibit of work by local educators and children. RSVP online.

    5pm – Reception and exhibit “Making Us Visible”
    5:30pm – Film screening
    7pm – Post-film discussion

    Sponsored by Greenfield Community College; Office of the President, Yves Salomon-Fernández; GCC Education Department and Education Leadership Council; The Center School; Community Action; Head Start; Amherst Montessori School; Hampshire College; & Massachusetts Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators.

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    Career & Job Fair

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

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Greenfield Community College hosts its annual Career and Job Fair! All GCC students, alums and members of the general public 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 9:45am on the day of the fair; parking is available in any lot but F and C.

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    Allied Health Information Session

    Thursday April 11 1:00pm-3:00pm

    Location TBA

    Join the growing health care industry! Attend an information session to learn more about the allied health care trainings offered at GCC. Partial scholarships available & several companies sponsor students.

    RSVP online if you plan to attend!

    RSVP: Allied Health Information 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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  • College Visit: Westfield State University

    Monday March 25 10:00am-1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Admissions reps share information about transfer to Westfield State University.

    SNAP Counseling

    Monday March 25 11:00am-1:00pm

    E102

    Is your grocery budget tight? You may be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits if you are enrolled in a credit degree or certificate program that increase the chances of your getting a job; enrolled in college through a special employment and training program; or qualify under other rules based on your age or disability. Meet with a SNAP counselor to find out if you qualify and get help with your application!

    Neurodiversity Club

    Monday March 25 12:00pm-12:50pm

    C203

    The club provides support and opportunities for fun and connection for neurodivergent students, and seeks to help educate faculty, staff, and other students about the experiences, needs, and strengths of neurodivergent people.

    Recovery Meeting

    Monday March 25 12:00pm-1:00pm

    E101 Community Support Studio

    Support meeting for individuals in recovery every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday and Wednesday are "All Recovery" meetings, Thursday is Refuge Recovery.

    Social Justice Club

    Monday March 25 12:00pm-12:50pm

    N328 Inclusion & Diversity Center

    The Social Justice Club seeks to build equity and understanding at by working to raise student awareness about relevant cultural issues. The Social Justice Club provides students with a platform for change and action, through justice education, consciousness raising and activism and gives them the tools to make lasting changes in their lives and communities.

    Student Senate Meeting

    Monday March 25 12:00pm-1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    Student Senate allocates the Activity Fee Budget, promotes and supports activities that enhance the life of the college community, and serves as the student voice on campus. This group is comprised of elected members and a member-at-large; it is open to all members of the campus community. See the Student Senate page for more information.

    African Dance & Drum Workshop with Tara Murphy

    Monday March 25 1:00pm-2:15pm

    East Building Dance Studio

    Tara Murphy, originally from Washington, D.C., began exploring her heritage through African studies at Yale University. She was awarded a Yale fellowship to study traditional dance and drumming at the University of Legon in Ghana, West Africa. Since returning to the U.S., for the past 20 years, she has studied closely with many African and Afro-Caribbean artists in Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston. Tara recognizes the practice of African dance and drumming as a tremendous force for healing, empowerment and community. It is her greatest honor to share the inspiration of these ancient traditions. Free and open to the public!

    College Council

    Monday March 25 2:30pm-4:30pm

    Artist's Reception: Mary Ellen Kelly

    Monday March 25 3:00pm-5:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Meet photographer and former GCC professor Mary Ellen Kelly whose exhibit ‘The Women’s March: Three Years, Three Cities” is on display in C208 March 4-31.

    • Thursday April 4Advising 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 4Priority registration for current students begins

      Registration for summer and fall for current students begins. Course schedule available online two weeks prior.

    • Wednesday April 10Last day to drop/withdraw with a grade of “W”
    • Monday April 15Patriots’ Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Tuesday April 16Registration for new students begins
    • Friday April 19Follow Monday’s schedule for day classes
    • Thursday May 9Last day of evening classes
    • Monday May 13Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Monday May 13Last day of day classes
    • Tuesday May 14Final exams for day classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Tuesday May 14Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Wednesday May 15Final exams for day classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Wednesday May 15Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Thursday May 16Final exams for day classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Thursday May 16Final exams for evening classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Friday May 17Final exams for day classes

      Final exam schedule can be found at gcc.mass.edu/student-and-academic-affairs.

    • Wednesday May 22Classes begin – Summer Session I
    • Thursday May 23Last day to add classes

      Last day to add classes for Summer Session I

    • Monday May 27Memorial Day – no day or evening classes
    • Tuesday May 28Last day to drop/withdraw from credit classes – 100% refund (minus $20 reg fee)
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