Westside Learning Corner Pulls Ahead in “Give a Ton” Food Drive

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.

Message From Payroll: Sign up for Direct Deposit by 12/2/09

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.

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Kirtland Community College suffers through rough basketball doubleheader
By Bay City Times staff | November 23, 2009, 8:40AM

The Kirtland Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams both suffered setbacks to Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan Community College Athletic Association action. The Kirtland women’s squad dropped an 84-47 decision, their fourth setback in four games this season. The Firebirds were led by Teri Taylor (Clare) with 13 points and nine rebounds, Aranda Bushre (Coleman) with eight points and Katie Shea (Clare) with seven.  (More)

Can college students learn as much from an online class?
By Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press | November 21, 2009, 10:20AM

Will online classes play a bigger role in colleges of the future? Some higher education leaders I met Friday think so. I’m attending an education writers conference in Chicago this weekend, looking at the future of higher education. […] The private, non-profit college was founded by 19 governors a dozen years ago, and has students from all 50 states. Enrollment grew by 35 percent last year, and now it tops 17,000 students – about the same number that attend Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)