Greenfield Community College

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Events at GCC

  • Pride Alliance Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating

    Thursday February 11 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Free cookie decorating for Valentine’s Day, courtesy of GCC’s Pride Alliance.

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    Learn About the Opioid Task Force

    Tuesday February 16 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    C208 Community Room

    Meet Marrissa Hebble, co-coordinator of the Opioid Task Force, and learn about what is being done to combat this issue in our region and how you can get involved. Learn more about the task force at http://opioidtaskforce.org/.

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    Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Information & Application Session

    Tuesday February 16 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 »

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    State Street Employment Information Session

    Wednesday February 17 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Informational meeting for students interested in opportunities as an Operations Process Analyst with State Street’s Hadley, Massachusetts office. Students from all majors welcome! Application materials and company representatives will be available.

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    Black Lives Matter: Colber Prosper

    Wednesday February 17 12:00pm - 12:50pm

    C208 Community Room

    The Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist movement was birthed from the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, a social media response sparked by the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of the unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin. It has grown into an international movement that champions against violence toward black people. Speaker Colber Prosper talks with the GCC community about the movement.

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    Paramedic Program Information Session

    Thursday February 18 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    E167

    Open meeting with GCC's Paramedic Certificate Program Director. This is an opportunity to learn more about our program as well as:

    • Turn in your experience verification form 
    • Submit copies of your EMT/CPR cards 
    • Submit your Paramedic Admission Requirements Form (if placement testing has been completed) 
    Bring with you:
    • Your current state or national EMT card 
    • Your current CPR card 
    • Your signed experience verification form 
    • Your Paramedic Admission Requirements form

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    Black History Month Trivia

    Friday February 19 12:00pm - 12:50pm

    C208 Community Room

    Trivia contest in honor of Black History Month. Put together a team of three people and test your knowledge for prizes!

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    What Do I Have to Say? Writing for the Less Than Confident

    Monday February 22 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    You’ve thought about trying your hand at writing for a long time. But then another thought tiptoes in: “What do I have to say?” Well, maybe it’s time to find out. Join author and writing coach Jane Roy Brown for some gentle (and fun) exercises to get you started—and some tips about how to silence those nay-saying voices in your head!

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    Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Information & Application Session

    Tuesday February 23 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Orange Innovation Center

    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 »

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    Pizza with the Prez

    Wednesday February 24 12:00pm - 12:50pm

    C208 Community Room

    What’s on your mind? Stop by for a free lunch and conversation with GCC President Bob Pura.

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    Certified Personal Trainer Info Session

    Wednesday February 24 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    East Building

    Join us for a FREE orientation and introduction to our Workforce Development class W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about this in-demand career and sign up for the 9-week class that starts soon! RSVP online.

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    The Evolution of the Turners Falls Power Canal

    Friday February 26 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sloan Theater

    Lecture presented by Ed Gregory. The Turners Falls Power Canal can be considered the physical engine that drove the early development of Turners Falls. Its construction and implementation provided water to power the mills of this burgeoning industrial city.

    $5 in advance, pre-register online.

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    Sharif Rosen on Islam

    Monday February 29 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Library Solarium

    “Beyond the Headlines: A Glimpse into Islam and Muslim Life” is a lecture by Sharif Rosen, Muslim Chaplain at Williams College providing a concise, accessible introduction to the history and practice of Islam and a window into contemporary Muslim American communities.

    In addition to being Muslim Chaplain, Sharif Rose is the Assistant Director for Community Engagement at Williams College’s Center for Learning in Action. Previously, he worked as the Multi-Faith Advisor at Dartmouth College and administered international education programming at the Qasid Institute in Amman, Jordan. He also has experience coordinating community relations for the UMMA Clinic, an Islamic charitable organization offering free and low-cost healthcare to underserved populations of all faiths throughout South Los Angeles. He is currently a graduate student at Hartford Seminary.

    Free and open to the public.

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    In Our Own Voices: Physical Disabilities

    Thursday March 3 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Location TBA

    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 GCC students, faculty and staff share stories about living with physical disabilities. Space for questions and dialogue, and refreshments provided.

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    Public Higher Education Advocacy Day

    Monday March 7 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Massachusetts State House Great Hall

    Join your fellow GCC students in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House for a day of action as we advocate for better funded, more affordable and accessible, quality public higher education in Massachusetts! Transportation to and from Boston provided; email mcenteem@gcc.mass.edu to sign up.

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    Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Information & Application Session

    Monday March 14 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Franklin/Hampshire Career Center

    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 »

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    Paramedic Program Information Session

    Wednesday March 23 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    E167

    Open meeting with GCC's Paramedic Certificate Program Director. This is an opportunity to learn more about our program as well as:

    • Turn in your experience verification form 
    • Submit copies of your EMT/CPR cards 
    • Submit your Paramedic Admission Requirements Form (if placement testing has been completed) 
    Bring with you:
    • Your current state or national EMT card 
    • Your current CPR card 
    • Your signed experience verification form 
    • Your Paramedic Admission Requirements form

    More information & contact

    Therapy Dog Etiquette

    Tuesday March 29 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    C208 Community Room

    Join us for a presentation about therapy and service dogs! You will learn all about proper interactions with service dogs and the laws regarding public access. We hope to help aid in educating the public on service dog basics, both on our campus and off.

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    Gender Fluidity

    Wednesday March 30 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    Guest speaker Jake discusses what it has been like for them growing up a gender fluid child. They will touch on school, society and extra curricular activities and acceptance and rejection of who Jake is. Come join us!

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    Lauren Singer: "Trash is for Tossers"

    Wednesday March 30 12:00pm - 12:50pm

    C208 Community Room

    Blogger Lauren Singer shares tips for living an environmentally friendly, zero-waste lifestyle. Learn more at trashisfortossers.com.

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  • Pride Alliance Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating

    Thursday February 11 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Core Lobby

    Free cookie decorating for Valentine’s Day, courtesy of GCC’s Pride Alliance.

    Looking Backward: A History of Immigration and Xenophobia in the United States

    Thursday February 11 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    GCC Downtown

    Part of our Senior Symposia program for people over 50. All workshops are $10. Online registration available!

    This presentation will explore the history of immigration to the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the anti-immigration sentiment that accompanied each wave of immigrants. Jennifer Fronc will examine Irish immigration; the Chinese Exclusion Act; and the history of Ellis Island, focusing on Jewish and Italian immigrants. She will show many photographs by Jacob Riis and Lewis Hine, who sought to improve the often shocking lives of these newcomers. In addition to changes to Federal immigration policy from the 1920s through the 1960s, Fronc will explore the contemporary antiimmigrant movement and the think tanks and lobbying organizations shaping the conversation.

    Jennifer Fronc, Associate Professor of History at UMass Amherst, specializes in urban and immigration history. She is the author of New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era. Her forthcoming book Monitoring the Movies: Film Censorship in Urban America, 1895-1930 examines the national campaign against motion picture censorship. She serves as Consulting Scholar for the Lower East Side Museum in New York City.

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    Spring Theater Auditions: Melancholy Play

    Thursday February 11 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Sloan Theater

    Auditions for GCC’s spring theater production of Sarah Ruhl’s Melancholy Play. No preparation or experience necessary! All ages and character types considered. Sides and copies of the play will be available outside of S326. Come any time between 4pm and 7pm on either night.

    Sarah Ruhl is the 2003 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama

    About the play:

    Tilly’s melancholy is of an exquisite quality. She turns her melancholy into a sexy thing, and every stranger she meets falls in love with her. One day, inexplicably, Tilly becomes happy, and wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours. Frances, Tilly’s hairdresser, becomes so melancholy that she turns into an almond. It is up to Tilly to get her back.

    Reviews of previous productions:

    “A rumination on love in relation to a kind of existential tristesse, a romantic sadness more embraced by Europeans than us think-positive Americans, Melancholy Play bears the markings of a young dramatist, laying the groundwork for themes and effects she will revisit often…as her career continues.” – Seattle Times

    “… a gentle misery-loves-company fable of high wit” – Chicago On the Aisle

    “If you’ve never experienced Sarah Ruhl’s work before (or if you¹ve wondered what all the fuss over the lauded American playwright is about) Melancholy Play is a good place to start. This early work… is whimsical, surrealistic, even absurdist somewhat in the mode of Eugene Ionesco. You worry that bad things happen to good people? Here really strange things happen to all people… Giddy as it is, Melancholy Play actually affords considerable psychological insight.” – Dallas News

    Learn more about theater at GCC »

    • Monday February 15Washington’s Birthday – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Wednesday February 17Follow Monday’s schedule for day classes, follow Wednesday’s schedule for evening classes
    • Thursday February 25Incomplete (“IN”) grades converted to “F”
    • Tuesday March 1Last day to drop/withdraw – No Record
    • Friday March 18Spring Recess – no day or evening classes

      Happy Spring! Greenfield Community College and our administrative offices remain open during Spring Recess.

    • Monday March 21 - Friday March 25Spring Recess – no day or evening classes

      Happy Spring! Greenfield Community College and our administrative offices remain open during Spring Recess.

    • Tuesday March 29Early Progress Reports due by 2pm
    • Thursday April 7Advising Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Thursday April 7Priority registration for current students begins
    • Wednesday April 13Last day to drop/withdraw with a grade of “W”
    • Monday April 18Patriots’ Day – no day classes, evening classes meet as scheduled
    • Tuesday April 19Registration for new students begins
    • Tuesday May 10Last day of evening classes
    • Wednesday May 11Final exams for evening classes
    • Thursday May 12Final exams for evening classes
    • Friday May 13Final exams for evening classes
    • Monday May 16Final exams for evening classes
    • Monday May 16Last day of day classes
    • Tuesday May 17Final exams for day classes
    • Tuesday May 17Final exams for evening classes