Grand Rapids set out to earn the designation “Yum City” last night with the kick-off of “Restaurant Week GR,” an event that aims to fill up Grand Rapids’ diverse slate of restaurants with diners by offering reasonably-priced $20.10 three-course meals. Even better, a dollar of every special menu item goes to a scholarship fund to help students attending GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Click here for a full gallery of photos…
Traditionally, GO! New Student Orientation has only been available to students beginning GRCC fall semester. Orientation will now be available year-round for students beginning fall, summer or winter semester. Students who have completed the admissions process are mailed an invitation to attend an on campus orientation. Campus tours, academic advisement, enrolling in classes, learning about support programs and services are vital to new students as they transition into GRCC and begin their first-year college experience.
2011 GO! Winter Orientation begins this week, and will take place every Thursday in November: 4, 11, 18 and December 3 (except Thanksgiving week). If you find any lost students, please direct them to the ATC Auditorium. If you have any questions, contact, Ed Sosa, Associate Director, New Student Orientation & First-Year Experience.
The latest offerings on GRCC’s College Channel are available online now. Included in this round are the Art Prize events/speakers/panels, The Moral Ground Town Meeting, the Diversity Conversation with Barbara Martinez Jitner and much more! These listings and live streaming for the channel can be found at www.grcc.tv. Most programming is available on our Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/grcc.
Students can stop by the Applied Technology Center from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on November 3, 2010 and visit with representatives from several federal agencies to learn more about what opportunities are available. Representatives from various federal agencies will discuss entry-level job opportunities and the benefits of employment with the federal government. Agencies that will be on campus:
– United States Attorney’s Office
– U.S. Probation Office
– U.S. Secret Service
– Federal Public Defender
– Social Security Administration (SSA)
– Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
– U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
– U.S. Customs and Border Protection
– U.S. Department of Transportation
– U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
– U.S. Border Patrol
– U.S.Postal Inspection Service
In addition, there will be a variety of career-related events:
* 2:30-3:00 p.m. Seminar: Learn about the process of applying for federal jobs.
* 3:30-4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
Sponsored by Counseling, Advising and Retention Services, Student Employment and Career Development Services.
All Open Enrollment election forms are due no later than 5:00 P.M., Friday, Nov. 5th. Please send completed forms to the Benefits Office, attention Maria Herrera-Belmares, DeVos Campus, Cook Administration Bdg. Questions, call Maria at extension 4052. Thanks!
Foodies rejoice: Restaurant Week comes to Grand Rapids
The Rapidian | Roberta F. King by on Monday Nov 1st, 2010 in LOCAL LIFE
Winter is just around the corner and people who are concerned about putting on a few extra pounds to survive the long, harsh season need not fret. Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2010 comes to the rescue with 10 days of reasonably priced ($20.10) three-course meals at more than 50 local eateries. The event runs from November 4 to 13. […] Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2010 will help benefit the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College. (More)
Make Grand Rapids a culinary destination
Shore Magazine | By Jane Ammeson | Published Nov 1st, 2010
Serious foodies will want to head north to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for Restaurant Week, a new event that runs from November 4 to 13. More than 50 area restaurants are offering three course (and sometimes more) for $20.10. “It’s a chance for people to try many of the city’s great restaurants,” said Sally Zarafonetis, a media consultant who works with Experience Grand Rapids, one of the major underwriters for the 10-day event. “Grand Rapids is gaining more and more attention as a food destination and Restaurant Week helps chefs show off their great culinary skills.” Giving us one more reason to eat—as if we needed one—one dollar from each meal ordered funds the student scholarship program at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College. (More)
Willison encourages students to look toward future
St. Clair County Community College Student Connection
SC4 Professor Wendy Willison understands that technology and people only will become further mixed in the future. After 28 years of teaching office administration and computer information systems classes at SC4, Willison said her job is to help students look at the big picture of technology and how it relates to them. “I like to allow a person to see a world that doesn’t exist yet and find a place in it,” she said. […] She attended Grand Rapids Community College, where she earned an associate in arts degree. (More)
During his recent visit to GRCC to support the college’s “One Book, One College” campaign to enhance the presence of civility on campus, author P.M. Forni spoke to the community and Media Technologies captured his lecture: