GRCC Women’s Volleyball Team Ranked 9th in Country

Mark your calendars for next Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 6:30 p.m., to join Dean of Student Affairs Tina Hoxie in supporting GRCC’s Women’s Volleyball Team. The team is currently 7-1 in league play under the direction of Coach Chip Will, and are ranked 9th in the country at 20-2. They will be taking on Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

Invite your co-workers, family, friends, neighbors, potential GRCC students and even your in-laws! Let’s spread the word and fill the Fieldhouse Tuesday night and show our support. Admission is free!  Look forward to seeing you at the match!

Last Call for Chili Makers

The WE Team is sponsoring a Chili Cook off on Tuesday, October 19 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. to see who makes the best chili at GRCC. The deadline for registration is Noon October 12.  The Chili Categories are:

  • No legged
  • Two legged
  • 4 legged

If you think you make the best GRCC Chili and want to prove it, send the following information to Employee Professional Development & Enrichment at : Name, Department, & Category of Chili.

Extra Performance Added for “Lines: The Lived Experience of Race” (GRCC Employee Discount)

Lines: the Lived Experience of RaceAfter an incredible turnout and outstanding reviews from the world premiere of Lines, Actors’ Theatre has added an additional performance of Lines: The Lived Experience of Race! An additional matinee performance is scheduled for 2PM on Saturday, October 9th to ensure that everyone can see this powerful, poignant, and engaging original work. Actors’ is now offering a special discount to GRCC Faculty on seats for this performance: GRCC Faculty and Staff can receive two tickets for the price of one for Saturday’s matinee performance – buy one ticket, get the second ticket free! A limit of 4 tickets per order applies.

Simply use coupon code “GRCC2PM” (no quotes) when you order online or call the Box Office, starting at 1PM today, and tell them you would like to take advantage of this offer.

Don’t miss your opportunity to experience this must-see theatrical event of the season, based on over 150 interviews of people from your community! Here’s what others are saying about the production:

A fresh, intensely disarming discussion of racial problems in Grand Rapids, with comments from names you’ll recognize, maps of places you know and pictures of sites you’ve been. It’s guaranteed to spark conversation…
– Grand Rapids Press

Lines reminds us that racial division didn’t die with the Civil Rights Movement of 1964; it didn’t die with the inauguration of our first biracial president…
– REVUE Magazine

The performance is more than just numbers, it’s passion…
– The Rapidian

Click here to purchase your tickets online or call the Box Office at (616) 234-3946.

GRCC Football Fever

Saturday, October 16, 2010 – Last Home Football Game

  • Events start at noon – Kickoff @ 1:00pm
  • Houseman Field
  • FREE entry to GRCC students and employees with your RaiderCard ($5 for non-GRCC students/employees)
  • Half-Time T-Shirt Toss
  • Half Time Meijer Gift Card Giveaways up to $200.00!
  • Surprise Guests
  • Spirit Face Painting & Temoporary Tattoos
  • Half-Time Contest with GREAT Prizes!

IT Now Keeping Emails Longer

Thanks to the work of the IT department, GRCC has changed its email retention policy from 31 days to 132 days.   This will enable Staff and Faculty to have current correspondence throughout an entire semester in their “live” mailbox. People that have auto-archive setup should modify their schedule to reflect these changes. Deleted message will still be emptied from trash on a floating 7 day window.

GRCC in the News: 10/7/10

Video: Prospective transfers have often wrong perceptions about U-M. Listen to GRCC transfer student Afsheen Motalleb
Afsheen Motalleb, U-M Senior | transfertomichigan | October 06, 2010

Afsheen Motalleb, University of Michigan Senior, Program in the Enviroment, Transfer Student from Grand Rapids Community College talks about CC students perceptions about transfering to a four year institution.

Grand Rapids Community College receives partnership award
By Staff reports | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Oct 06, 2010 @ 12:09 PM

Grand Rapids, MI — On Oct. 2 Grand Rapids Community College was honored with the Community Partner of the Year Award from the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding in Rockford, an organization that provides therapy to the disabled through horseback riding.  (More)

Employee Learning Opportunities: 10/11/10 – 10/22/10

Employee Professional Development & Enrichment is offering the following learning opportunities:

Monday, October 11 | Effective Decision Making 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 12

  • Basics for Supervisors (of Student Employees) 10-11:30 a.m.
  • GroupWise 7 & 8 — The Difference 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 13

  • Basics for Supervisors (of Student Employees) 9:30-11 a.m.
  • *One Book One College: Choosing Civility (discussion of Rules 13-25) 1:30-3:30 p.m. 118/120 ATC

Thursday, October 14

  • *One Book One College: Choosing Civility (discussion of Rules 13-25) 10 am-Noon 122/124 ATC
  • Team Dimensions: Discovering your Role 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Friday, October 15 | Personal Listening Profile 10:30 a.m.-Noon

Monday, October 18 | Food Choices, Exercise & Weight Loss 3:30-5 p.m.

Tuesday, October 19

Searching for Opportunities (an Innovation workshop) 9-11 a.m.
DiSC Classic 1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, October 20 | Best Practices in Taking Notes & Minutes 3-4 p.m.

Thursday, October 21 | Emotional Intelligence 9-11 a.m.

Friday, October 22 | Adapting to Change 9-10:30 a.m.

For descriptions or to register, go to

*no pre-registration needed

Also, a reminder the WE Team is sponsoring a GRCC Chili Cook off on Tuesday, October 19. All you GRCC Chili Makers who want to show us that you make the best darn chili in the world, should contact Liz Timmer ( for details.