Video: Diversity Lecture/Conversation With Stephen Prothero

GRCC’s Media Technologies department just published these two videos (one of Stephen Prothero’s lecture, and one of a conversation between Prothero and Rev. Doug VanDoren):

Stephen Prothero: “Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know — And Doesn’t”

Diversity Conversation With Stephen Prothero and Rev. Doug VanDoren

GRCC in the News: 11/12/10

Restaurant Week Review: Heritage Restaurant at GRCC
Published: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 12:15 PM | The Grand Rapids Press | By Rose Zainea-Wieten of Grand Rapids

Our names are Chuck Wieten and Rose Zainea-Wieten. Being lifelong residents of Grand Rapids, we were thrilled to participate in Restaurant Week 2010 as guest writers for The Grand Rapids Press. Eating and buying locally is a top priority to us. We enjoy most any cuisine although we do not enjoy restaurants that are stuffy or ostentatious!  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College plans renewable-energy certificate
Published: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 11:05 AM | Olivia Pulsinelli | Business Review West Michigan

Grand Rapids Community College continues to build on its sustainability efforts with new programs that may eventually lead to a renewable energy certificate and degree. Earlier this year, the school launched two new programs — one in wind energy and one in green building — and it plans to add more this winter. GRCC eventually hopes to create a renewable energy certificate and associate degree program.  (More)

Glen Oaks Board greets new trustee
Posted in November 11th, 2010 | River County Journal

CENTREVILLE – The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees greeted Three Rivers businesswoman Diana DeGraaf on Wednesday (November 10th) as the newest member of the organization. […] Greeted Jennifer Buikema as the new Director of Student Support Services, a TriO grant program at Glen Oaks Community College. Buikema comes from Grand Rapids Community College where she served as Academic Counselor to the Upward Bound Program.  (More)

Raider Salute to Adjunct Recruitment Event Staffers

This Raider Salute came from Steve Abid, Paula Sullivan and Cathy Wilson:

Thank you to the following individuals for making the Adjunct Applicant Recruitment Event a successful event! Alejandro Saldivar, Aleta Anderson, Christine Davis, Eric Kunnen, Faye Davis, Gilda Gely, Glenn Gelderloos, Heather Forrest, Jan Benham, Janice Balyeat, Jennifer Batten, Jessica Berens, Jim Fox, John Cowles, Kathy Kolehouse, Keith St. Clair, Laura Smoes, Laurie Chesley, Liz McCormick, Matheta Righa, Mike Light, Patti Trepkowski, Rachel Paulucci, Vikki Cooper, Patricia Buckley, Lisa Donaldson, Lisa Snider, Bryan Wible and Steve Ender. (hopefully we didn’t miss anyone here!)

A total of 160 applicants attended the event and many provided positive feedback about the value and organization of this event! One applicant stated “The event was so well organized. It was informative and worth our time – even if no job comes of it. The information regarding GRCC and how it is growing is very exciting. As a member of this great community, I was energized by the interactions of the event.”

We couldn’t have done this without all of your support! THANKS!