GRCC in the News: 11/15/10

See how young artist finds creativity in the discard pile
Published: Sunday, November 14, 2010, 7:08 AM | Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood | The Grand Rapids Press

Ryan Wyrick is a thrifty dude with a commitment to crafting green. “Pretty much everything I make incorporates something either recycled or repurposed,” he explained. “When I get a new object, I think, ‘Hmmm … what can I do with this?’” […] His commute to Grand Rapids Community College takes roughly 40 minutes on two wheels and serves as great exercise.  (More)

GRCC awaits state money to update nursing health programs
Published: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 1:46 AM | Kym Reinstadler | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College’s five-year push to consolidate and update nursing and allied health science programs could begin to move forward if the Michigan House approves a capital outlay bill that includes $5 million designated for the project.  (More)

Back to Business
By Ed Yevelev | Daily Cal Staff Writer | Saturday, November 13, 2010

Jeff Genyk was a businessman out of college. A quarterback and punter at Bowling Green State, he went on to a career in materials management and international purchasing for the automotive and oil industries. 10 years later, Genyk was at the bottom rung of college football. On the staff at Michigan’s Grand Rapids Community College, he worked with signal callers and tight ends.  (More)

Cheer on GRCC Students at Idea Pitch Competition 11/18/10

GRCC will host the Regional Pitch Idea on Thursday, November 18 at 6:00 in the Calkins Science Auditorium. This event will feature the top two finalists from GVSU, Calvin, Hope, Cornerstone, Aquinas,Davenport, and GRCC. Prize money will be awarded not to mention bragging rights. Please join us as we celebrate the innovative ideas and professionalism of these students.

Vending Machine Inventory Reduced for Holiday Season

Beginning the week of November 22, 2010, GRCC will begin to draw down inventory in many of the campus vending machines, in advance of the approaching Thanksgiving holiday. There may will be some machines that will go empty on some products. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our suppliers will have everything back up and fully stocked early Monday, November 29, 2010.

College Channel Special Programming: 11/15/10-11/28/10

The new line-up on GRCC’s College Channel includes Dr. P.M. Fornis’ presentations, the Lawrence Tech/GRCC Partnership presentation, presentations from the Michigan Conference of Political Scientists and much, much more. Most programs are available on our Youtube channel at and all programming can be seen, streamed live, at

Employee Learning Opportunities: 11/15/10-12/3/10

Learning Opportunities from Employee Professional Development & Enrichment

  • Monday, November 15
    PowerPoint – Creating a Basic Presentation 3-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 16
    Getting Information from the Internet 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Friday, November 19
    Improving your Nutritional Status 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 30
    Budget 101 — Money In, Money Out 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 1
    Best Practices for Email 1-2 p.m.
    Sexual Harassment Awareness Training for Student Employees 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 2
    Defusing Rude Behavior 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, December 3
    GroupWise 7 & 8 — The Difference 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

To register or for a description of the course, go to

Raider Salute to Kelly Armbruster

The Academic Service Learning Center Team sent in this Raider Salute:

The Academic Service Learning Center would like to send a Raider Salute to Kelly Armbruster -the GVSU Intern in Media Technologies, for all her hard work creating a video for our past service learning event at Equest Center For Therapeutic Riding. Kelly is amazing! She is professional, friendly, and wonderful to work with. In fact, she was so inspired by what Equest Center does; she has become an Equest volunteer! Kelly will use her own time to help Equest create a video for their non profit work. Thank you Kelly, for your dedication to the service learning center and recognizing our mission to serve the community as well as the students! Keep up the good work!

GRCC Employee Cookbooks Available

Copies of the cookbook put together for last years GRCC United Way Campaign are available again this year. This cookbook has approximately 150 recipes contributed by GRCC employees. Each cookbook is $10 and make great holiday gifts.

Contact Liz Timmer if you would like to purchase a copy. All proceeds from the sale of the cookbooks goes to The Heart of West Michigan United Way.