An updated version of the Allowable Mileage from GRCC chart is now available on the Business & Financial Services department website (www.grcc.edu/bfs). The document, current as of 10/22/09, describes the guidelines (including the mileage rate) for employees requesting reimbursement for travel from GRCC. Allowable Mileage from GRCC (.pdf)
Daily Archives: October 26, 2009
GRCC Raiders Go 8-0 and win 1st Annual Twin Bowl
The Harper Hawks were unable to stop the onslaught of GRCC’s Raider football team as they rolled to a 33-9 win at Houseman Field this past Saturday. GRCC President Dr. Steven Ender claimed victory over his twin brother Dr. Kenneth Ender (president of Harper College). In an interesting twist of fate, GRCC will play Harper again next week in competition for the NJCAA Midwestern League championship and national championship.
View more photos or for more information: www.grcc.edu/twinbowl
Team USA Takes the Nations Cup
This past week, six teams (Barbados, Mexico, Canada, Scotland, the USA, and Puerto Rico) from around the world competed in the third biennial Nations Cup International Culinary Student Competition at GRCC put on by the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. After three days of tough competition in a “mystery box” format where the competitors had no advance knowledge of the ingredients they’d be working with, the trophy went to Team USA: Sasha Ahmed and Maggie Cook who were coached by GRCC faculty (and host of the TV show “Cooking with Angus”) Chef Angus Campbell.
For more photos, visit these links, Event 1 – Appetizer, Event 2 – Salad, Event 3 – Fish/Shellfish, Event 4 – Meat/Game, Event 5 – Poultry Entree, National Dinner, Awards Ceremony
Sasha and Maggie previously took top honors at the ScotHot 2009 Scottish Culinary Championships.
Academic Service Learning Featured on Maranda Show
GRCC’s Academic Service Learning department recently participated in a volunteer opportunity at the Equest center this past week, and it was featured on WOOD TV host Maranda’s “Where you Live” program. To view segments from the program, click here.
Kudos to Mary Bayer on Publication
GRCC English Department faculty Mary Bayer’s recent presentation “Down the Rabbit Hole, out of the Wardrobe, and into the Light” at Oxford University will be published by Linton Atlantic Press as a chapter in the textbook titled “Adventures, Fantasies, and Dreams in Children’s Literature.” The book should be available for purchase in March, 2010.
Fulbright Scholar Opportunities
The following are opportunities sponsored by the Midwest Instititue GPA Fulbrights for faculty visits to countries including Ghana, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan & Korea, and The Czech Republic. Only full-time faculty in Arts, Communication-Foreign Languages, Humanities, and Social Sciences are eligible to participate (a standard imposed by the Fulbright GPA program). The objectives of the participation are as follows:
- How will this Fulbright GPA project enhance your international expertise?
- How will your participation strengthen your teaching at your college?
- How will your participation support non-teaching contribution(s) to your college
The application deadline is February 1, 2010 for these summer 2010 programs. For more information contact Aleta Anderson x4879.
The GRCC Faculty & Staff Journal
GRCC now has its own Faculty & Staff Journal; the brainchild of retired professor Keith Longberg, the journal will allow us to share our talents, passions, research, and skills with each other. Ideally, the journal will foster communication within and across disciplines, providing a greater appreciation of the enormous range of interests at Grand Rapids Community College and giving us a better sense of our the college’s best teaching and working practices. For a more complete description, visit www.grcc.edu/facstaffjournal. Continue reading
Flu Info: How to Tell if you Have the flu vs. a Cold
As flu season is upon us, GRCC will be making information available to employees to help guard against the transmission of the H1N1 virus. The chart below describes how one can tell the difference between a regular cold and the H1N1 flu:
Survey About Raider Grille and Quiet Cafe
Creative Dining Services, the company that runs the Raider Grille and Quiet Cafe would like the input of GRCC employees and they ask that you please take a few moments to visit the online survey links below:
GRCC in the News: 10/24/09-10/26/09
Brotherly Competition in College Football’s ‘Twin Bowl’
Inside Higher Ed | October 26, 2009
“It’s been forever since my brother beat me in anything,” Kenneth Ender, president of Illinois’s Harper College said Saturday, as he handed a freshly minted trophy over to his twin brother, Steven, president of Grand Rapids Community College. Grand Rapids had just capped off an undefeated season with a victory in the game dubbed the Twin Bowl, so named because the two community colleges are now led by the brothers. (More)
Profile: Pilot, dancer Patrick Johnson
By Terri Finch Hamilton | The Grand Rapids Press | October 25, 2009, 6:36AM
‘There they go!” Patrick Johnson booms, as the tiny Cessna 172 roars down the runway then soars up into the chilly October sky. “Woo!” The faces of a dozen inner-city kids tilt to the sky. They grin, laugh and put their hands over their mouths. Three of their friends are inside this tiny airplane. Soon, it will be their turn to fly. […] Johnson, now a dance instructor at Grand Rapids Community College, is still everywhere. (More) Continue reading