Campus Dining Specials : 10/11/10 – 10/15/10


  • Raider Grille –
    Breakfast: Michigan Blueberry Griddle Cakes
    Lunch Grille: Quesadilla Burger
  • Hot Express: Ball Park Bar
    Quiet Café & Sneden Café – Lunch Special: Chicken Pesto Pizza


  • Raider Grille –
    Breakfast: Southwestern Scramble
    Lunch Grille: BBQ Chicken Hot Wrap
  • Hot Express: Nacho Siesta
  • Quiet Café & Sneden Café –Lunch Special: Pulled Pork BBQ


  • Raider Grille –
    Breakfast: Blueberry Stuffed French Toast
    Lunch Grille: Deluxe Grilled Cheese
  • Hot Express: Pasta Station
  • Quiet Café & Sneden Café – Lunch Special: Roast Beef & Cheddar Grill


  • Raider Grille –
    Breakfast: Roasted Vegetable Omelet
    Lunch Grille: Meatball Sub
  • Hot Express: Top Your Own Spud!
    Quiet Café & Sneden Café – Lunch Special: Turkey Club Panini


  • Raider Grille –
    Breakfast: Make Your Own Belgian Waffle Bar!
    Lunch Grille: Chef’s Choice
  • Hot Express: Belgian Waffle Bar
  • Quiet Café & Sneden Café – CLOSED

GRCC in the News: 10/9/10-10/11/10

Surprise Democratic winner challenges new Republican: McDonald looks to unseat Godfrey in Van Buren County Board’s District 3
Published: Monday, October 11, 2010, 8:00 AM | Rod Smith | Special to the Kalamazoo Gazette

PAW PAW — A Democrat who was a surprise winner in the August primary is hoping to knock off a recently appointed Republican on the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners. Denise McDonald, of Gobles, had competed against Al Hughes, of Paw Paw, for the Democratic nomination in District 3, but withdrew after the deadline for having her name taken off the ballot. She won anyway and decided she would accept the nomination to take on Commissioner Richard Godfrey in the Nov. 2 election. […] Godfrey is a retired statistics professor from Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Aronde Stanton’s two interceptions for TDs spark GRCC football team’s rout of Joilet
Published: Saturday, October 09, 2010, 8:55 PM | Dean Holzwarth | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College defensive end Aronde Stanton is not regarded as one of the team’s offensive weapons. But the sophomore from Martin Luther King High School was a playmaker Saturday afternoon in a 65-9 romp against Joliet Junior College.  (More)

Ex-East Kentwood football standout John Higgs, 28, turns focus to pro boxing
Published: Friday, October 08, 2010, 11:00 AM | Scott Scholten | The Grand Rapids Press

The first time in the boxing ring really will be a second chance for John Higgs. […] But a dislocated kneecap two years in a row, the second one requiring extensive surgery, limited him to a total of five games in his final two seasons of high school. He went to Michigan State for a year as a student not a player, then went to Grand Rapids Community College for one more try at football.  (More)

Staff Conversation and Popcorn (10/14/10)

Ever wish you had some place to share your thoughts “or your thoughts in progress” related to cultural or diversity interests?  The Woodrick Diversity Center will host a monthly opportunity for the college community to listen or share with each other through an unstructured drop-in open chat on October 14, 2010 at Noon in the Diversity Learning Center (LRC 119).

Come to share.  Come to discover.  Come for popcorn.  All employees welcome.

TODAY: Flu Shot Clinic for Employees

Flu injections will be provided to GRCC staff (excluding students) TODAY (10/11/10) between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM in the Bookstore (Student Community Center). The cost to staff will be $17 cash or check payable to GRCC. We have contracted with Spectrum Health Visiting Nurses to provide the flu shots this year. If you have any questions about the clinic, please contact me at 234-3905 or at

The following information clarifies insurance coverage for GRCC employees:

Priority Health Flu Shot Coverage
Priority Health participants will be covered for flu shots administered on-site October 11, 2010. Please have your Priority Health card with you and Spectrum Health will bill on your behalf.

MESSA Flu Shot Coverage
MESSA participants can be reimbursed directly from MESSA for flu shots given on-site October 11, 2010. You will need to submit a copy of your insurance card, and your receipt. You can fax or mail in your reimbursement request to:

(517) 333-6229
Attn: Laurie Merritt
(Personal & Confidential)

Or Mail to:
Attn: Laurie Merritt
(Personal & Confidential)
1475 Kendale Blvd
P.O. Box 2560
East Lansing, MI 48826-2560

West Michigan Health Insurance Pool (BC/BS) Flu Shot Coverage
Flu shots administered on-site October 11, 2010 will not be covered by WMHIP. WMHIP participants must have flu shot administered at a participating provider.

Grand Valley Health Flu Shot Coverage
Grand Valley Health Participants must have flu shots administered at a Grand Valley Health Center. For further information contact your Grand Valley Health Center.

GRCC Public Sale 10/14/10

Grand Rapids Community College is having an online public sale Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at (click here to shop for items that will be available)

Items will available for pick up beginning Friday, October 15, 2010 from 9AM to 4 PM at GRCC, 133 Winchester Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI. After Friday 6/11, pick up by appointment only @ (616) 234-4198. See for pick up details.

This sale will contain limited computers, electronics, technology, books, lost & found, etc.Grand Rapids Community College cannot guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appt). Purchased items not picked up will be returned to stock.

Questions should be directed to, Mansfield Matthewson, Director of Purchasing at (616) 234-3850 or email Grand Rapids Community College has the right to reject any or all bids as deemed necessary in the best interest of the college.

United Way Campaign Kick-off Announcement

United Way is in the business of “advancing the common good” which means creating opportunities for a good life for everyone.  Studies show the three critical building blocks to achieve success in life are: education, income and health. So that’s where United Way focuses its efforts.

  • Education – helping children reach their potential by staying in school
  • Income – promoting financial stability to create independence
  • Health – improving people’s health so they have full and active lives

United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems. The programs funded are getting positive results. To sustain these programs, we need to join together.

United Way is your connection to your community; it unites us all. United Way is in the unique position of being able to connect people through giving, volunteering and advocating to make a difference in our community.and together, we all help a lot of people who need it. That’s why we ask you to “Live United” and:

  • Give – it’s easy to do through your workplace.
  • Advocate – speak out on the issues that move you and encourage others to do the same.
  • Volunteer – there are countless opportunities and the needs are tremendous.

That’s what it takes to Live United. Thank you for anything you can do to help. GRCC’s Annual United Way campaign will run November 1 through 12th.