A capacity crowd filled the Multipurpose Room in the Student Center to hear GRCC President Dr. Steven Ender offer updates on the status of the GRCC Works Capital Campaign, the compensation study, and long-term planning for the college’s future.
GRCC has an unofficial group of crocheters/knitters that gather to make items for those in need. They would like to thank everyone for their donations of yarn over the past year, but now they’re in need of crocheters and knitters. Last year the group donated over 50 scarves, lapghans, and slippers to the Veterans Home of Grand Rapids. Their goal for next year (October 2011) is to do the same only to donate to our students: mittens, scarves, hats.
The group meets on the last Friday of the month at Noon. Please let Tracy Payne (email@example.com) know if you’d like to be a part of this.
GRCC’s annual International Guitar Series kicks off with fingerstyle acoustic guitarist Preston Reed on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the GRCC Recital Hall on 142 Ransom Street (Room 200).
Most great guitarists would be grateful to create a legacy of classic recordings, stand-out performances and blistering technique, but US-born Preston Reed has gone much further by inventing an entirely new way of playing the guitar. His influence is crucial for a new generation of guitarists including Kaki King and Andy McKee, both of whom play in the style developed by Reed back in the mid-1980s.
Reed fuses chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion with his breathtaking two-handed style.
The power and depth of Reed’s original compositions are as unique as his execution, as blues, rock, funk and jazz meet, interlock and attack to create a sonic brew quite unlike anything you’ve heard before.
Each piece is a symphonic tidal wave, yet Reed needs only one guitar and ten fingers to unleash it onto audiences across the planet.
The Admissions Office participated in the Fox-17 WXMI pre-game show at the Holland Christian vs. Unity Christian football game on Friday, September 10, 2010. Jeff Hartman had some extra help recruiting future Raiders from two of his nephews (sons of GRCC’s John VanElst). The Admissions Office will be attending these future pre-game shows:
September 17 – Rockford vs. Grand Haven @ Grand Haven
October 1 – Rockford vs. Muskegon @ 5/3 Ball Park
October 8 – EGR vs. Lowell @ Lowell
If you would like to help the Admissions Office at these upcoming games, please contact Jeff Hartman at 3752 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.