College Channel Programming: 11/9/09-11/22/09

GRCC’s College Channel has an updated roster of special programming with new additions including: Aquinas College Contemporary Writer’s Series presents Linda Hogan, Aquinas Lecture Series: John Adams & The American Revolution, presented by Jason Duncan, Aquinas, Aquinas Lecture Series 2009-2010: The Holocaust in Ukraine & the Catholic Church, Investiture Transformation Panel 2, West Michigan Women’s Studies Council presents: “Food Security in Women’s Hands,” presented by Dr. Vandana Shiva, Gender Syposium 2009: “Invisability is an Unnatural Disaster” presented by Dr. Maria Cotera, University of Michigan, and Gender Syposium 2009: “From (Pre)Wall to (Post)Wall: Recovering Queer Traces in Literary History” presented by Nora Neill, GRCC.

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Incentives for United Way Donors

Meeting or exceeding $60,000 in donations is the GRCC’s main goal for the United Way campaign, however the college also wants to increase the total number of givers. And this year the United Way Team has some cool incentives to add a little excitement to the mix. The list includes:

  • $100 gift card to Meijer
  • $100 gift card to Wolverine World Wide
  • A cooler-tote
  • A gift basket
  • Several $25 gift cards
  • A cooler and stadium chair
  • A huge refuse container in a fashionable blue

Remember, United Way wants to be involved in creating lasting change. Early childhood development and literacy are two of United Way’s areas of focus that are near and dear to all of us associated with education.

Taste of GRCC Event Recap

Taste of GRCC Event

Sharon Gates visits the dessert table of the Taste of GRCC event held Tuesday, November 3 as part of this year's United Way Campaign.

The event was held to give employees an opportunity to taste the product of some recipes from the “Serving Our Community” cookbook. Cookbooks are available in the following locations for $10.

  1. Cathy Wilson, Human Resources
  2. Amy Bennett, Computer Apps, Manufacturing, etc., ATC
  3. Cathy Noviskey, Deans’ Office, 4th Floor, Cook Hall
  4. Learning Academy, 310 Main Building
  5. Cheryl Cole, Tassell M-TEC

GRCC Public Sale 11/12/09

Grand Rapids Community College is having an online public sale on November 12, 2009 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  at


Pickup: Items available for pick up beginning Friday, November 13, 2009 from 9AM to 4 PM at GRCC, 133 Winchester Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI. After Friday 11/13, pick up by appointment only @ (616) 234-4198. See for pick up details. Continue reading

GRCC in the News: 11/8/09-11/10/09

Projector technology will bring new depth to production of ‘Rent’ at GVSU
By Sue Merrell | The Grand Rapids Press | November 08, 2009, 5:48AM

ALLENDALE — Nobody’s more surprised by the production of “Rent” opening Friday at Grand Valley State University than its director. “I said I was going to take it back to the original,” said Manley Pope. “But in trying to take it backward, I ended up taking it forward.” […] Mark Jackson, who portrayed Tom Collins in the Broadway production and now teaches music at Grand Rapids Community College, will play Roger.  (More) Continue reading

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