Students from Northview High School that have participated in GRCC’s Woodrick Diversity Learning Center’s “Diversity Youth Program” (DYP) were featured this morning on “Radio in Black and White” hosted by Rick Wilson and Skot Welch.
The program asked these members of Generation Y about what they feel the future of America will look like, particularly in the context of an interracial, globally-interconnected world.
To catch the podcast of the show, click here.
GRCC’s Payroll and Benefits office has a list of several critical things you need to check as the year draws to a close:
- Using your most recent check or payroll advice, please verify the spelling of your first and last name, mailing address and withholding allowances. If any information is incorrect, please immediately contact the Payroll Office at ext. 4038, 4018, 4175, or 4058. The information on your paycheck/advice is what will be printed on your W-2. If your W-2 is different than your social security card, your earnings may not be credited properly into your social security account.
- New W-4’s should be filled out if you’re filing status or exemption allowances have changed. Forms are available on the payroll web site, www.grcc.edu/payroll or stop by the payroll office.
- If you are currently receiving an “Earned Income Credit” on your paycheck (usually students), a new W-5 form must be filled out no later than December 14, 2009 to receive the credit for 2010.
- If you are currently filing “exempt” on your W-4 (State and/or Federal), you are required to complete a new W-4 no later than February 1, 2010.
In the third week of the United Way: Give a Ton Food Drive, the West Side Learning Corner has managed to keep their lead with just over 20 pounds of food donated per person. If your team has not registered yet, the Academic Service Learning Center and United Way team will still accept your registration. To access the file visit www.grcc.edu/servicelearning and click the “Give a Ton” poster in the bottom left corner. We will also accept individual donations if you would like to make a non-group specific donation.
Congratulations to the West Side Learning Corner for raising the bar during week two! Final results will be released next Monday. Prizes will be awarded to the three teams with the highest pounds donated per team member. If you have any questions about the drive, please contact Lizz Kelly in Academic Service Learning at x3459.
Art and Bev’s Specials for the week of December 1-4, 2009:
- Chicken and Cheese Empanadas, Rice and Beans – $5.00
- Soups: Pilgrims Corn Chowder/Chefs Choice
- Fried Chicken, Roasted Redskins, Green Beans $5.00
- Burrito Bar $5.00
- Clam Chowder/Chefs Choice
- Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich, Fries $5.00
- Pasta Bar $5.00
- Bean with Ham/Chefs Choice
- Breakfast Bar $5.0
- Tomato Basil/Chefs Choice
College roundup: Grand Rapids Community College men edge Hope JV in overtime
By The Grand Rapids Press | November 28, 2009, 12:05AM
The Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team needed overtime Friday night to beat Hope College’s JV, 84-75, in the Muskegon CC Pepsi Thanksgiving Classic. (M0re)
Expansion of Hall of Fame Classic would showcase more area small-college basketball
By Howie Beardsley | The Grand Rapids Press | November 27, 2009, 11:30AM
GRAND RAPIDS — West Michigan has shown itself to be among the best in America in small-college basketball. […] How about NCCAA II’s Kuyper College’s infant program to make it seven? Grand Rapids Community College is a possibility as the eighth team, but it also would be unfair to have the two-year school go against four-year colleges. (More)
The Heritage Restaurant shows off expertise of Grand Rapids Community College culinary students
By Kathy Carrier | The Grand Rapids Press | November 26, 2009, 7:19AM
The Heritage Restaurant, located inside Grand Rapids Community College’s Applied Technology Center, not only provides a hands-on learning experience for culinary students attending GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, its hospitality extends to the public — with a diverse menu, great service and exceptional food. (More)
Culinary students at Grand Rapids Community College soon may train to become ‘personal chef’ to families
By The Grand Rapids Press | November 25, 2009, 6:57AM
GRAND RAPIDS — Like many chefs, Candy Wallace worked for years in someone else’s restaurant until she could save enough to open a place of her own — and then grew weary of working nights, weekends and holidays. Wallace says there’s a growing career option — being a personal chef — for people who love to cook but want a better schedule. (More)
The USPS requires processing of all mailing lists by special software to be eligible for discount rates. Our software uses a two-step process to ensure that the mail we send is addressed correctly and to the intended recipient. Please read the following for a more complete description of the process and steps customers may take to realize the benefits, or download it as a pdf: Mailing list Information (.pdf). Continue reading
Currently the Communications Department is processing revisions to the CD Viewbook that is created every year and distributed to prospective students, employees and those interested in more information about the college. To view your department’s listing to ensure that it is accurate and up-to-date, go to: http://web.grcc.edu/viewbook/
Revisions / additions may be submitted using the form at www.grcc.edu/viewbookform . The deadline for revisions is January 25, 2010.
Do you blog, vlog, tweet or publish content on platforms like YouTube or Flickr? Communications is looking for the professional/work-related social media endeavors of GRCC employees to publish on GRCC’s website to help let the community know about all of the great things that we do (it will also hopefully have the added benefit of boosting your PageRank with Google). If you’d like to be listed, take a few minutes to visit this page and fill out the form:
GRCC’s energy manager Dorothy Burns encourages you to remember to do the following before you leave for the Thanksgiving holiday to help conserve energy (and save the college money):
- Remember to shut off all computers and monitors in your classrooms when your classes are done on Tuesday November 24th.
- When you leave for the holiday weekend, please be sure to:
- Turn off your computer, monitor, speakers, and local printers.
- Unplug chargers for cell phone, camera and other electronics.
- If possible, empty and unplug any departmental refrigerators
- Before you close that door for the long weekend, look around; is there anything still powered on that doesn’t need to be?
Help by turning off all unnecessary electrical equipment and be “Raider Green.”
GRCC’s Computer Applications Faculty and Staff collected over $200 to provide Thanksgiving Meal Bags to students as part of the Third Annual “Bits and Bytes” food drive.
The College Channel programming is all new and highlights the latest Diversity Lecture Series installment featuring Prince Cedza Dlamini of South Africa, a brand new Cooking with Angus and much, much more. The listing of programming can be found at www.grcc.edu/channel28
In the second week of the United Way: Give a Ton Food Drive, the West Side Learning Corner has pulled ahead with just over 20 pounds of food donated per person. If your team has not registered yet, the Academic Service Learning Center and United Way team will still accept your registration. To access the file visit www.grcc.edu/servicelearning and click the “Give a Ton” poster in the bottom left corner.
Congratulations to the West Side Learning Corner for raising the bar during week two! Week three’s results will be released next Monday. Prizes will be awarded to the three teams with the highest pounds donated per team member. If you have any questions about the drive, please contact Lizz Kelly in Academic Service Learning at x3459.
On Wednesday, November 25th, at 10:00 a.m., GRCC will be testing the outdoor emergency pedestal public address (PA) system. For a list of locations, visit www.grcc.edu/callboxes
*NOTE: Date Corrected to 11/25/09
Employees must sign up for Direct Deposit now to ensure their December 23rd paychecks are deposited into their bank accounts. Payroll must receive your request no later than December 2, 2009 to be effective on the December 23rd check.
All employees that do not have direct deposit may pick their check up in the payroll office on December 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to close of business. Checks not picked up on the 23rd will be mailed to the home address on file. Please review your address on your November 25th paycheck for accuracy. If your address is incorrect, please contact HR at ext. 3965 or Payroll at ext. 4018.