GRCC in the News: 10/12/10

President Daniel Phelan, other Jackson Community College administrators get 2.6 percent pay increases
Published: Monday, October 11, 2010, 8:17 PM | Bob Wheaton | Jackson Citizen Patriot

President Daniel Phelan and other Jackson Community College administrators will get 2.6 percent raises as a result of separate votes by the Board of Trustees on Monday. […] Phelan received no raise during the 2009-10 academic year after trustees raised his annual compensation by $70,000 in January 2009 to convince him to drop out of the running for the presidency at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Asking Grand Rapids the Moral Ground question
by Maryann Lesert (mlesert) on Monday Oct 11th, 2010 | The Rapid

Do we have a moral or ethical responsibility to preserve the planet for the future? This question is at the heart of a new book, “Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril,” and a series of town hall meetings taking place across the nation this fall. […] Maryann Lesert, a Volunteer Rapidian Editor, is participating as an organizer of the Moral Ground Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by Grand Rapids Community College…  (More)

GRCC Chili Cook off is Happening 10/19/10

The WE Team & College Advancement are glad to announce that 12 Chili Makers will be making 15 different chilies for the GRCC Chili Cook Off on Tuesday, October 19 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. in the ATC Banquet Rooms. Tickets are available from the following folks for $4:

  • Tracy Payne — 4th floor College Park Plaza
  • Nanci Guigue — Dean’s Office — ATC
  • Janis Qualls — Science Building
  • Debbie DeWent — Provost’s Office
  • Stacey Herrick — 418 Cook Hall
  • Tammy Mosley — Tassell MTEC
  • Employee Professional Development & Enrichment — Room 100 – Admin Bldg – DeVos Campus

Make lunch plans to try out these chilies and see if you agree with the judges. Winners will be announced about 1:15 p.m.

SafeZone Learning Opportunity for Employees

The SafeZone program is a diversity education program that includes all individuals in a personal journey toward greater understanding and inclusion (regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, weight, height, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, and disability, as a reflection of the GRCC EEOC statement).

The program philosophy provides not only a safe space for all people, but also increases communication and understanding among people. One of the goals of SafeZone is to emphasize that all individuals will be treated and respected as human beings. Further, the program emphasizes that ignorance, bigotry, and harassment will not be tolerated in an environment of learning. The next session will be held on: Friday, November 5, 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. (breakfast & lunch provided) register at

Art & Bev’s Bistro Specials: 10/12/10-10/14/10

[Corrected] Art & Bev’s Weekly Specials for the week of October 12th- October14th


  • Arroz Con Pollo ala Nando $3.50
  • Grilled Club Sandwich w/Fried Pickle Spear $5.00
  • Soups: Chicken Noodle/Split Pea


  • Southern Fried Chicken (Drums/Thighs)Corn, Biscuit $4.00
  • Chicken Diablo Calzone $4.00
  • Soups: Clam Chowder/Fire Roasted Veggie


  • Pasta Bar $5.00
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken
  • Soups: Butternut Squash/Spicy Chicken Noodle


  • Closed

Art & Bev’s Bistro will re-open Tuesday October 26th with a new group of Secchia Institute for Culinary Education students to serve you!  Art & Bev’s is pleased to serve you, and thanks you for choosing Art & Bev’s where your patronage helps in the learning of our students. Art & Bev’s is a Student Run Enterprise.

Student Groups Seeking Advisors

Two student groups are seeking advisors; StandOut! (our Gay/Straight Alliance) and the Running Club. You must be a full time GRCC employee to be eligible for these positions. These are great volunteer roles that contribute greatly to the social, interpersonal, and leadership development of our students. If you are interested in either of these roles or would like more details please contact Eric Mullen at or extension 4164.

Ender Twin Bowl Bus (10/23/10)

Come out and support the GRCC Raiders as they take on the Hawks of Harper College in Palentine, IL on Saturday, October 23, 2010!
GRCC Employees,  Students and Guests are welcome. Sign up in Student Life and drop off your $12.50 to save your seat on the bus.
  • Load bus- GRCC Ford Fieldhouse @7:30am
  • Kickoff is @ 2:00pm (EST)
  • Arrive back @ 11:00pm (approx.)
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner INCLUDED!