Art & Bev’s Specials: 11/16/10-11/19/10

Art & Bev’s Weekly Specials Week of November 16th:


  • Grilled House made Polish Sausage with sauerkraut, Potato chips $3.50
  • Soups: White Chicken Chili/Grandma’s Chicken Noodle


  • Chicken Cordon Blue with mashed spuds, gravy, veggie $4.00
  • Soups: White Chicken Chili/Broccoli Cheddar


  • Home made Beef Stew served in a bread bowl $4.00
  • Soups: White Chicken Chili/Southwestern Corn Chowder


  • Breakfast Bar Build Yer’ Egg Scramble, Pancakes, Bacon, Hash Browns, Something Sweet… $4.00
  • Soups:White Chicken Chili and ….

We are pleased to serve you, and we thank you for choosing Art & Bev’s where your patronage helps in our learning. Art & Bev’s is an SICE Student Run Enterprise.

United Way Annual Food Drive Competition

As part of the United Way Campaign, the Academic Service Learning Center would like to invite GRCC Departments to register for the Annual Food Drive Competition. Food collected will be delivered to two pantries: North Kent Service Center and SECOM (South End Community Outreach Ministries). Prizes such as food vouchers, movie passes, and gift certificates donated by Food Services, Student Life, Celebration Cinemas and local businesses will be awarded to the top three teams with the most food (by pound) donated. The Food Drive officially begins on Monday, 11/15 and ends Friday, 12/10.

You can register your team by e-mailing Kelsey at The campaign encourages donations of the items that one would like to receive oneself. Winners will be determined by the pounds of food per team collected. Large bags of wheat, grain, rice, salt, and sugar will not be counted toward an organization’s total. The first drop day will be this Friday, 11/19. More details will be provided upon registration of team.

Last year’s Food Drive collected over a ton of food to stock the shelves of Grand Rapids pantries. The competition winners were:

1st place: Westside Learning Corner
2nd place: Financial Services
3rd place: Spectrum Theatre

GRCC Occupational Therapy Hosts Student Symposium

This is a photo of GRCC sophomore OAT students who attended the symposium.

The GRCC OAT program hosted a Student Symposium for the Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant students from GVSU, Baker College and the GRCC on November 5, 2010. The symposium provided continuing educational opportunities for the students in areas of Occupational Therapy practice. Occupational Therapy professionals presented on topics such as; treatment of low vision, neonatal care, driver’s rehabilitation and sensory processing for children. This activity also gave the students an opportunity to network with peers from other colleges.

Improve Google Scholar Results

The Library and Learning Commons recently implemented deep linking for Google Scholar. To utilize the new functionality:

  1. Open your browser and navigate to
  2. Click “Scholar Preferences” in the upper right-hand corner
  3. Search for “GRCC Library” in the Library Links section
  4. In the results set, check the box beside GRCC Library & Learning Commons – Find it! @ GRCC
  5. Save your preferences and close them
  6. Enter your search terms
  7. Look for a link to the right of an article that says, “Find it @GRCC”
  8. Use the link to find full text articles in over 14,000 journals for which GRCC has access
  9. You may need to authenticate with your last name and 7-digit ID number from off campus

Academic Advising Course for Faculty

A new professional development opportunity is being offered for faculty. Stacey Heisler, MA, NCC, LPC, GCDF, will facilitate Academic Advising: Strategies and Resources for Classroom Faculty. The course focuses on the MACRAO and how students can benefit from fulfilling General Education requirements prior to transfer to another college or university. It also features an overview of the Transfer Guide and its use in advising transfer students.

This learning session is offered to all full-time faculty. Adjunct faculty are welcome, however there is no requirement for adjunct faculty to advise students. The course is eligible for longevity training credit.

Friday, November 19th
1-2 p.m.
316 Main, Downtown Campus
Register at

For more information, contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at or 234-2278.

GRCC in the News: 11/16/10

GRCC salary comparison study results delayed until January
Published: Monday, November 15, 2010, 1:13 PM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – A study that could lead to some Grand Rapids Community College salaries being frozen is being delayed until January as consultants continue to gather and analyze information from other colleges.  College spokeswoman Lynne Jarman-Johnson said Monday that the Ann Arbor consulting firm needs more time to compare job descriptions to see how GRCC posts match up.   (More)