GRCC’s Wellness Team is Looking for Runners

GRCC’s Wellness Team is looking for individuals who have accomplished exercise goals like completing races or improving times so that they can be recognized for their efforts.  They’re asking all interested GRCC employees who are athletes to send in a list of the events, times and photos (if available) of the events they participated in during 2009.

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More Video of Investiture Week Events

With so much going on as part of the week of learning that is accompanying the presidential investiture, it’s difficult to attend everything.  Fortunately GRCC’s Media Technologies department is able to bring the college streaming video of the excellent presentations taking place.  The latest batch is available below:

Dr. Steven Ender facilitates a panel discussion on transformative learning with Dr. Bernard Taylor, Birgit Klohs, Eli Lumpkins, Dr. Scott Palczewski, Bill Strickland and Greg Northrup.

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Three Days Until the Twin Bowl: Tailgater Planned

The Personal Enrichment Team and Twin Bowl Planning Team are excited to announce the Ender Bowl Raffle. Present your RaiderCard at the Raffle Table during the Pre-game Tailgate event (11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) and you will be entered into a drawing for a variety of items including; a $250 gift certificate to the GRCC Bookstore, movie passes, and gift cards.  (Must be present to win – drawing will take place during halftime).

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The tailgate starts at 11:00 a.m. and features a free lunch and lots of games for kids. Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by Student Life to pick up your Family Pass to get your family in for free to the game. Visit for more details.  In addition, the first 500 to the tailgate event will receive a free Twin Bowl T-shirt.

A Thank You From Ed Sosa

This message of thanks came from Ed Sosa in the College Advancement Office:

My Dear GRCC Family,

Parents are very special people because they are the ones who give us our start in life. On behalf of my entire family, I would like to thank all of you for your telephone calls, email, cards, hugs and words of condolences in regards to the passing of my father. GRCC Faculty and Staff never cease to amaze me.

GRCC in the News: 10/21/09

Cooking with the pros: GRCC’s Institute for Culinary Enthusiasts classes are open to everyone
By Kathy Carrier | The Grand Rapids Press | October 21, 2009, 5:42AM

For more than a decade, the Institute for Culinary Enthusiasts has catered its classes to the community — giving home cooks the chance to work with some of the area’s top chefs and food professionals. Taking one of the classes is a great way to learn professional culinary techniques and explore ethnic cuisines, says Randy Sahajdack, program director at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College, which oversees the program.  (More)

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Internal Colloquium Continues This Afternoon

No registration is necessary, and employees and students are invited to attend the Internal Colloquium Panel  to discuss with President Steven C. Ender Transformations Through Learning . 

Panelists include;

-Chief Judge Sara J. Smolenski, Kent County 63rd District Court, Alumni

-John Selmon, Executive Dean Student Services, Lake Michigan College,  Alumni

-John C. Heredia, Professor of Communications, GRCC

-Sara Wiltenberg, Former GRCC Student Congress President, Alumni

-Facilitator Amy Koning, Assistant Professor of Business, GRCC

First, second, and third place – including audience favorites – from the $1,500 Challenge will be awarded and projects displayed.  Followed by a coffee, cider and desert bar.  For more information visit