GRCC in the News: 2/27/10-3/1/10

Review: ‘Symphony with Soul’ brings crowd to feet with contemporary twist on Handel’s ‘Messiah’
By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk | The GR Press | February 28, 2010, 12:23AM

When George Frideric Handel composed his famous “Hallelujah” Chorus, he claimed afterward that, as he wrote, “I thought I saw the face of God.”  Were he on hand Saturday evening in DeVos Performance Hall, Handel might have added that he heard the voice, too. […] Duane Davis, retired director of vocal music at Grand Rapids Community College, longtime chorus director of Opera Grand Rapids, was on the podium for the evening of swinging, syncopated music.  (More)

Former WOOD-TV meteorologist Ginger Zee to appear on NBC ‘Today’ show
By Colleen Pierson | The Grand Rapids Press | February 26, 2010, 11:38AM

GRAND RAPIDS — When meteorologist Ginger Zee graduated from Rockford High School in 1999, one of her goals was to be on NBC’s “Today” show by age 30.  That dream is about to become a reality for the 29-year-old former WOOD-TV ( Channel 8 ) meteorologist. […] “We can’t wait to have the whole family be around the TV to watch her,” said proud mom Dawn Zuidgeest-Craft, a nurse practitioner at Saint Mary’s Hospital, teacher at Grand Rapids Community College, and mother of four.  (More)

Raider Grille Closed for Spring Break / Quiet Cafe Open

The Raider Grille will be closed Monday, March 1st through Friday, March 5th for the week of Winter Break. Instead, stop by the Quiet Cafe and enjoy Hot Specialty Coffee Drinks, Fresh Soups, Salad Bar, and Grilled Sandwiches. The Quiet Cafe’s hours will be Monday through Friday – 7:00am to 1:00pm.

Soups and Features of the Day will be Posted Daily on Blackboard.

March is National Nutrition Month

The GRCC Be Healthy Be Fit program is offering two nutrition classes for employees.

  • Jim Keating, Adjunct Faculty member in Photography, will facilitate Food Choices, Exercise & Weight Loss on Tuesday, March 16 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Sandy Andrews, Faculty member in Physical Sciences, will facilitate Moderating your Salt, Sugar, Fat, & Cholesterol Intake on Friday, March 19 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Register for these sessions at