Photos: Community Breakfast With Dr. Ender at San Chez Bistro

Grand Rapids Community College kicked off the annual series of community breakfasts in downtown Grand Rapids.  The breakfast held at San Chez brought community leaders from the core Grand Rapids city to talk about higher education, GRCC’s goals and future planning. Faculty, Staff and guests enjoyed a energizing dialogue surrounding GRCC and student success.  GRCC’s Board of Trustees also made time in their busy schedules to attend.

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LLC Automates Interlibrary Article Requests

Local implementation of RaiderLoan is complete. The system allows researchers to access and track their interlibrary requests using any web browser. It streamlines article requests as well as book requests sent outside of the Michigan eLibrary (MeL). Library staff distribute borrowing and lending requests, track copyright compliance, deliver requested documents to user’s desktops, track workflow, and quantify lender performance. RaiderLoan requires user registration. If you registered on the system before 4p.m. on September 29th, thank you for helping us test. Please recreate your account now using the “Interlibrary Loan” link on the LLC home page www.grcc.edu/library. If you requested materials during testing, we will still deliver them to you. If you don’t receive them, please contact Kathy Schoen, 616.234.3749 or kschoen@grcc.edu. The next phase of RaiderLoan implementation will be capable of automatically filling out the request form for you if GRCC does not have full text available in any online database.

Photos: GRCC CLS 100 Students Tour Artprize

Students from Dr. Ric Underhile’s CLS 100 class enjoyed a mini-field trip through ArtPrize on Monday, September 27. Prior to the field trip, the Public Museum’s Director of Education, Interpretation, and Research met with the students to share ideas of how to interpret art. Students then met at Rosa Parks Circle at 7:45 AM on Monday and spent their class time looking at, photographing, sketching, and discussing art. Students concluded the trip by meeting at the Public Museum’s lobby and debriefing. Students whose schedules allowed stayed to enjoy the permanent and ArtPrize collections at the Museum. Students submitted their photos and sketches along with a reflection paper.

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GRCC in the News: 10/1/10

Grand Rapids’ Finest Restaurants – The Ultimate Dining Experience
Showspan | October 1, 2010

Grand Rapids’ finest restaurants have been invited to provide “small plate” samples of their prize cuisine. These eight selected restaurants will be located throughout the Festival and designated by a knife and fork insignia. […] Alan Riehl is the Executive Chef of the Monkey Bar. He graduated from Grand Rapids Community College and has worked in many area restaurants and catering companies, including the position of Sous Chef at Blackberry Farm. Alan has a strong passion for local food and scratch cookery. (More)

Grand Valley State golfer Travis Shooks shakes off sophomore jinx to lead Lakers into GLIAC tourney
Published: Friday, October 01, 2010, 9:00 AM | Jeff Chaney | The Grand Rapids Press

ALLENDALE — As a college freshman, golf seemed like such a simple game for former Kenowa Hills High School standout Travis Shooks. He performed so well for Grand Rapids Community College that Grand Valley State offered him a scholarship.  (More)

Hastings’ Seasonal Grille boasts food from scratch at prices competitive with chain restaurants
Published: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 9:15 AM | Elizabeth Clark | The Grand Rapids Press

Hastings’ Seasonal Grille arose from a senior culinary school project come to life. Owner Justin Straube, who previously managed Antonio’s Mexican in Battle Creek and worked as a traveling personal chef, brought to life his senior project from Grand Rapids Community College — where he received a degree in culinary arts and management — with Seasonal Grille.  (More)

Hastings’ Seasonal Grille boasts food from scratch at prices competitive with chain restaurants
Published: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 9:15 AM | Elizabeth Clark | The Grand Rapids Press

Hastings’ Seasonal Grille arose from a senior culinary school project come to life. Owner Justin Straube, who previously managed Antonio’s Mexican in Battle Creek and worked as a traveling personal chef, brought to life his senior project from Grand Rapids Community College — where he received a degree in culinary arts and management — with Seasonal Grille.  (More)

Carvers will show creativity at competition
The Holland Sentinel | Posted Sep 30, 2010 @ 09:05 AM

Holland, MI – The first U.S. Collegiate National Fruit and Vegetable Carving Championship begins Friday at the Holland Farmers Market. More than 30 carvers on nine teams will be coming from schools all over the country will compete to be named the best. Teams of culinary students from Illinois Institute of Art Chicago, Columbus Culinary Institute, University of Akron, Oakland Community College and Grand Rapids Community College will show off their talent and carving skills in four separate events over the two-day competition.  (More)

Controversial comic strip that ran in Delta College student newspaper wins top award
Published: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 10:00 AM | Andrew Dodson | The Bay City Times

FRANKENLUST TWP. – A controversial cartoon penned by a Delta College student for the Delta Collegiate student newspaper won the top award for editorial cartoon by the Michigan Press Association. […] The Collegiate also won the top award for general excellence, beating out the Grand Rapids Community College Collegiate and Lansing Community College’s The Lookout.  (More)

Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril Location Change

The town hall event discussing the book “Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril” by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson, Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. has been moved to GRCC’s Spectrum Theater (161 Fountain St).  The event is taking place courtesy of a collaboration between GRCC, the City of Grand Rapids, and Grand Valley State University.

GRCC Faculty Member Dr. Frank Conner Presents Paper

On Monday, September 27, Dr. Frank Conner presented a paper titled, “The impact of space on educator practice” at the 29th Annual Midwest Research to Practice Conference at Michigan State University. This peer reviewed conference provides a forum for practitioners and researchers to discuss practices, concepts, evaluation, and research studies to improve practice in the education of adults. The basis of this paper was the college’s research on first floor Cook Hall.

One Book One College: Choosing Civility

There will be many events for the One Book One College in October. Please plan to attend the dialogue sessions on the 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct.

Rules 1-12 will be discussed:

  • Monday, October 4 from 2-4 pm in Room 122 ATC
  • Tuesday, October 5 from 9:30-11:30 am in Room 118 ATC

Rules 13-25 will be discussed:

  • Wednesday, October 13 from 1:30-3:30 pm in Room 118 ATC
  • Thursday, October 14 from 10 am – noon in Room 122 ATC

Although you are encouraged to read this fascinating book, you do not have to complete the book to participate in these dialogue sessions.

Academic Service Learning Open House Today

You’re invited to the Academic Service Learning Center’s Annual Open House.  Food and mingling with community partners, students, and faculty will take place at the Applied Technology Center Room 124 from 12:00-1:00 on Friday October 1st.  Come express your passion for service!

Please let us know if you will be attending by e-mailing us at esmith@grcc.edu.

Event: ASLC Open House
Location:  Applied technology Center, Room 124
When: Today, October 1st, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention (10/6/10)

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The workshop “Domestic Violence and Awareness Presentation” will be offered October 6, 2010 in the Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor, Student Center.  The schedule of events is as follows:

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Jen Torenson, Safe Haven Ministries, Speaker
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Al Heysteck, Fountain Hill Center, Counselor Don Hunderman

Sponsored by Student Congress and Women’s Issues NOW (WIN)