Art and Bevs Specials: 11/3/09-11/6/09

Art and Bev’s Specials for November 3- 6.  For more information, visit


  • Spaghetti and Meatballs, garlic bread $5.00
  • Soups: Fire Roasted Vegetable/Chefs Choice


  • Burrito/Taco Bar $5.00
  • Soups: Cream of Mushroom/Chefs Choice


  • New Fresh Pasta Bar-  No cans were harmed in the production of this meal. $5.00
  • Soups: Bisque of Butternut Squash/Chefs Choice


  • Breakfast Buffet $5.00
  • Soups: Pepper Crab/Chefs Choice

IT Update: Internet Service Upgrade

On Monday November 2nd, GRCC will be moving GRCCWireless (the Student Wireless network) to our new Internet Service Provider.  This move will occur prior to 8 a.m. on Monday.  Testing has been done ahead of time and few problems are anticipated.  Once completed, those using GRCCWireless should experience faster and more reliable internet connectivity.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at 616-234-3688.

Learning Academy Offerings: 11/3/09 – 11/12/09

These are the latest offerings from the Learning Academy for Faculty & Staff.  For more information, visit

  • Tuesday, November 3 | DiSC Classic 9-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 4 | Scoring Ideas (Part of Innovation Series)
  • Monday, November 9 | Camtasia Relay 3-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 10 | What’s New in Word 2007? 10-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, November 11 | Prioritizing, Selecting & Shaping Ideas for Innovation 1-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 12 | Learn About Your Payroll & Benefits 2-3 p.m.

GRCC in the News: 10/30/09

Zombies walk on Devil’s Night: 8 p.m. Friday at Calder Plaza
WOOD TV | Friday, 30 Oct 2009, 7:53 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD/AP) – The dead will rise Friday night and Grand Rapids Community College student Rob Bliss is once again behind it all.  Bliss says he wants to make the world’s largest zombie walk official this year.  (More)

Thousands expected at Grand Rapids Zombie Walk
WZZM TV | Updated:10/30/2009 8:04:06 AM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A community event organizer in Grand Rapids is resurrecting his “Zombie Walk” and expects thousands of people to stagger their way through it.  [GRCC student] Rob Bliss says about 6,000 people have confirmed through his events page at that they will dress as brain-eating zombies and gather Friday night in downtown’s Calder Plaza.  (More) Continue reading

Streaming Video of Budget Control Officer Meeting


For those unable to attend, the below videos (in two versions depending on the speed of your Internet connection) are of the first Budget Control Officer Meeting of the fiscal year that gave updates on 2008-09 budget, 2009/10 current budget status, budget planning calendar for the year and future challenges for 2010-11.

GRCC Student Congress Hosting Clothing Drive

Student Congress is hosting a Clothing Drive from now until Nov. 10th. Please look for various drop boxes around campus (listed below) and donate new or gently used clothing – particularly winter clothing. These items will be collected and available for pickup for students in need on Nov. 11-12 in the Multipurpose Room, 2nd floor, Student Center from 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Continue reading

GRCC in the News: 10/29/09

Retrained Grand Rapids mother thanks Govenor Granholm for Michigan’s No Worker Left Behind program
By Aaron Ogg | The Grand Rapids Press | October 28, 2009, 11:08PM

GRAND RAPIDS — Datasha Merritt said a state career training program helped get her back on her feet after she lost a human resources job two years ago.  “It feels good,” the 37-year-old Grand Rapids woman said. “I don’t have the false sense of comfort I had before. I know things could change at any time.” […] Gov. Jennifer Granholm visited Grand Rapids Community College‘s Tassell M-TEC campus, 622 Godfrey Ave. SW, to tout the program’s strides and discuss its future.  (More) Continue reading

Ender Twin Bowl Highlights

For those who couldn’t make it out last Saturday to the Ender Twin Bowl, or anyone interested in a preview of this week’s football game as the Raiders coincidentally play the Hawks again in the regional playoffs – the Media Technologies Department has compiled some of the highlights:

The Grand Rapids Community College Raider Football team took on the Harper College Hawks on October 24, 2009 in the first ever Ender Twin Bowl. This event wrapped up Investiture week for GRCC President Dr. Steven Ender, who competed with his twin brother Dr. Kenneth Ender, new President of Harper Community College.

Raider Salute to Steevigh Cwayna

This raider salute comes from Pat Ingersoll, director of GRCC’s Library and Learning Commons:

“Congratulations to Steevigh Cwayna, Library Acquisitions Specialist, who recently received her Basic Cataloging Certificate from the Michigan Library Consortium. We’re proud of your dedication, Steevigh.”

GRCC Players Present: Mauritius (10/28/09-10/31/09)

GRCC Players present Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck:  “How much would you pay for two pieces of paper … depends on  the two pieces of paper…”  In this gripping tale, a seemingly simple sale becomes dangerously dynamic.

GRCC Players Present Mauritius

Directed by Tom Kaechele, this wonderful cast of GRCC students includes: Danielle Christine Slot (recent Grand Award winner for outstanding lead actress in a college production), Jake Strunk, Steve Monroe, Jonathon L. Lathers and Kenya Foster.

October 29-31 at 8p.m. with a special benefit performance on  Wed, October 28 at 8 p.m. (all proceeds on this evening benefit GRCC’s Irish Studies Program.   Admission is $3 for GRCC Students/Staff and $8 for everyone else.   Call (616) 234-3946 to purchase tickets.

* This show contains graphic language. *

National Mental Health Awareness (10/28/09)

National Mental Health Awareness
Wednesday, October 28th
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
4th Floor Main Building

Counseling, Advising and Retention Services is sponsoring a mental health awareness event in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness. This is a great opportunity to take a free confidential mental health screening, pick up informational brochures and talk with a counselor to learn about common mental health issues. In addition to showcasing the on campus services that are available, area agencies will be on hand to provide information on depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and more.

Confirmed community agency participants:
Network 180

Arbor Circle Corporation

Salvation Army Turning Point

Faculty & Staff Forum: 10/28/09

This month’s topic is “Leadership Development at GRCC – Options for Everyone.”  As GRCC enters a new and transformational era, leadership development is more important than ever. Learn about the array of options that faculty and staff have to develop leadership competencies. The inaugural offerings of the Leadership Coaching Institute and the Leaders Institute will be described, as well as leadership development that occurs through New Employee Orientation. Other learning opportunities focused on leadership will also be highlighted.

For more information about GRCC’s Leadership Institute, including a brochure and program guides, go to

The forum will be held Wednesday, October 28, 2009 in rooms 122/124 ATC beginning at 1:45 with a time for Coffee & Connect. The Forum/Presentation is 2:00 – 3:00.