Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day (6/21/10)

Get your motor running, and head out on the highway Monday, June 21 for “Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day” which will be held here on campus. Employees and students welcome.

  • 10:30-11:30 Rally with booths, food and refreshments
  • 11:30 Press Conference | (Speakers will include Terri Lynn Land – State of Michigan and GRCC’s Dr. Steven Ender)

Anyone who plans to attend should enter the Bostwick Parking Ramp from Ransom St (the event will be on the roof).

Given the nature of the event, it is likely there may be some noise disruption as a result of the motorcycles on the roof of the parking ramp; employees may want to make preparations in the event they require quiet during the event.

If you plan to ride, please call Communications at 4206, so the college can get an idea of crowd size.

GRCC in the News: 6/9/10

Oakland University volleyball adds middle hitter Katie Horling of Zeeland
By ALAN BABBITT | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Jun 07, 2010 @ 05:00 AM

Zeeland, MI –  Katie Horling feared for her volleyball future after she tore her anterior cruciate ligament and missed her junior season at Zeeland East.  It usually is a time college coaches recruit players the most intensely. […] Horling used a successful two-year stint at Grand Rapids Community College as a springboard to Oakland.  (More)

Actors’ Theatre founder responds to GRCC trustee’s ‘evil’ criticism: College should present public provocative plays
Published: Wednesday, June 09, 2010, 12:00 AM     Updated: Wednesday, June 09, 2010, 9:11 AM

GRAND RAPIDS — Without support from Grand Rapids Community College, theatre groups would not be able to offer audiences provocative works — which should be part of the school’s mission, says the Actors’ Theatre founder.  But a college trustee is arguing GRCC shouldn’t spend tuition and tax dollars on productions that might be deemed offensive while it is under a financial strain and cutting back on staff and equipment.  (More)

Trustee Opposes Funds for Theater over Gay Jesus Portrayal
Posted: 4:46 AM Jun 8, 2010

A Michigan community college trustee says he opposes funding “evil things,” citing school support for a theater group that once performed play depicting Jesus and his apostles as gay Texans.  Grand Rapids Community College is working to close a $3.5 million budget deficit.  (More)

New book on Facebook references Rob Bliss event
By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk | The GR Press | June 08, 2010, 8:41PM

GRAND RAPIDS — Facebook, Internet security and Grand Rapids all were linked together today in the New York Times in published excerpts from a new book by David Kirkpatrick.  Excerpts from “The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World,” were published today in The Times.  Kirkpatrick’s book, published by Simon and Schuster, arrives in bookstores in the wake of the recent uproar over Facebook’s changes in its privacy policy.  (More)