Art and Bevs Bistro Specials: 2/9/10-2/12/10

Art and Bevs Bistro special menu for February 9-12, 2010:


  • ¼ lb Rodeo Burger served w/Provolone cheese, BBQ, Bacon, topped w/Onion rings. Served w/Fries $5.00
  • Rodeo Burger ½ lb w/Fries $ 6.00
  • Pesto chicken pizza
  • Fire Roasted Vegetable/ Cheeseburger Chowder


  • Panini Bar $5.00
  • Piled high pulled pork sandwich w/ fries $5.00
  • Margarita Pizza w/Tomato & Basil
  • Chicken Tortilla/Cream of Broccoli


  • Pasta Bar $5.00
  • Taste of the Chi Chicago Dog served w/ Fries $3.50
  • Add a dog for $1.00
  • Thai Chicken Pizza
  • Ham &Bean/ Minestrone


  • House made Beef stew served in a Bread bowl $4.00
  • Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza
  • Southwest Chicken Chili/French Onion

Photos: The Heritage Lunch Menu – Winter 2010 Semester

Heritage Restaurant Winter 2010 Menu

GRCC’s student-run Heritage Restaurant is operated as a lab environment for the college’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.  Every semester, the menu changes and offers new and enticing epicurean delights.

Heritage Restaurant Winter 2010 Menu

For a full slideshow, click here.  For more information (including hours, menus, and directions/reservations) visit

GroupWise WebAccess update scheduled for 2/12/10

On Friday, February 12th, the IT Department will be upgrading the WebAccess interface of the GroupWise email system (  A few of the key improvements you will experience include:

  • Scrollable Item Lists: Your message list now contains all items in your Mailbox, rather than displaying only 20 items at a time.
  • Auto Save: GroupWise WebAccess automatically saves a copy of the item you are composing every 10-60 seconds. This is helpful if your Web browser crashes unexpectedly.
  • Spell Check: GroupWise WebAccess uses a new spell checker that highlights all the misspelled words in your subject or message fields. You can choose to automatically check each message you create before you send it.
  • Name Completion: When addressing a new mail message, the system automatically searches for a name when you begin to type. As you type, the remainder of the name fills in for you.
  • Graphical Calendar Interface: Calendars display in a way that allows you to choose a Day, Week, or Year view. You can also quickly add appointments, notes, and tasks in your Calendar and see a summary view of an item by mousing over that item.
  • Multiple Personal Calendars: You can now create one or more personal calendars, in addition to the main GroupWise Calendar.

Additionally, once this is completed, forwarding of email will once again properly include text and attachments.

What do You Believe About Community?

Take a moment to listen to the 2009 winners of the GRCC This I Believe Community essay contest. Taylor Edgcomb, last year’s Division I elementary school winner, and Nancy Court, last year’s Division IV adult winner, can be heard reading their winning essays about their beliefs about community here  GRCC TIB
The 2010 contest deadline is March 26th –  help spread the world and the link for more information: GRCC TIB 2010 Note: GRCC Faculty and individuals related to judges are prohibited from entering the contest.

Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase Call for Presenters

Teaching Learning Technology Showcase

GRCC will hold its 4th Annual Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase again this year Friday, March 12, 2010 – 12:00 to 2:00 in the ATC Atrium.  The event is an  “eposter/exhibit type” event and it is designed as an informal opportunity to provide faculty with the ability to share with each other how they are using technology for teaching and learning.  If you are leveraging technology to enhance student success, please consider presenting  at this years showcase.

More information, and to submit a proposal to present, please visit the Showcase web site at:

College Channel Special Listings: 2/8/10-2/21/10

The latest offerings from GRCC’s cable channel (Channel 28 / HETA) are now available at

Of special interest are programs like World Affairs Council of Western Michigan; “The Global Financial Mess: Crisis or Just a Crunch?” presented by Jim Zarroli, NPR (above),  Cooking With Angus #77: Sicily and #78 Delski’s Part 2, The International Guitar Series with Chris Proctor, “Mini Meals: Let’s Rethink Snacking,” GVSU Hauenstein Center’s Healthcare Summit 2010; “Health Care Reform: Implications for Addressing Health Disparities,” Global Issues Summit on Human Trafficking from Kuyper College, “The Truth Behind Child Slavery.” You can also check out GRCC’s downloadable podcasts at

GRCC in the News: 2/9/10

Career fair Tuesday at DeVos Place 2-6 p.m.
WOOD TV | Tuesday, 09 Feb 2010, 6:57 AM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — More than 150 employers will set up shop during a career fair Tuesday.  Grand Valley State University is sponsoring CareerFest and Health Career Day, which will be held from 2-6 p.m. at DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids.  The event is supported by Aquinas College, Baker College, Calvin College, Grand Rapids Community College, Hope College, Kendall College of Art and Design, Muskegon Community College, Cornerstone University and Davenport University.  (More)

Workers tell stories on how job retraining changed their lives
By Julia Bauer | The Grand Rapids Press | February 08, 2010, 12:32PM
[Features GRCC Student Denny Rider – who has appeared in college promotional videos.]

GRAND RAPIDS — For 27 years, Dennis Rider worked his shift at Steelcase Inc. and spent his free time working on his car.  But the idea of a career as a master mechanic didn’t surface until the Pierson resident found himself out of a job in March 2007. With work shifting from his Kentwood plant to Alabama, and other facets flowing to Mexico suppliers, Rider and many peers found themselves without a paycheck, but faced with a rare opportunity — retooling for new careers.  (More)

Haiku Middle Passage Still Touring

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Haiku Middle Passage, the multi-disciplinary art exhibit, first hosted at GRCC in 2007 is still touring! Marygrove College invites the public to participate in an interactive arts exhibition featuring haiku written about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. People are encouraged to view the exhibit, and then respond to poet Mursalata Muhammad on her blog. Responses can be musical, written, visual, or performing.
The exhibit runs February 21 – March 20, 2010. The opening reception is Sunday, February 21 from 3 – 6pm.

GRCC Public Sale 2/11/10

Grand Rapids Community College is having an online public sale on Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m at  This sale will contain items from Campus Police lost & found,some computers, electronics, technology, etc.Grand Rapids Community College cannot guarantee complete sets.  All items will be sold as is. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appt). Purchased items not picked up will be returned to stock.

To view the items that will be available, click here.

Items available for pick up beginning Friday, February 12, 2010 from 9AM to 4 PM at GRCC, 133 Winchester Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI. After Friday 2/12, pick up by appointment only @ (616) 234-4198. See for pick up details.

Questions should be directed to, Mansfield Matthewson, Director of Purchasing at (616) 234-3850 or email .  Grand Rapids Community College has the right to reject any or all bids as deemed necessary in the best interest of the college.