Timely Notice: Bank Robbery Near GRCC Learning Corner @ Wealthy

On January 10, 2011 the Grand Rapids Police Department responded to a bank robbery at 1158 Wealthy Street SE, Huntington Bank. The suspect gave the teller a note and demanded money. The suspect entered and exited through the front doors of the bank, no weapon was ever seen. This bank is located next to GRCC’s Wealthy Learning Corner.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 50-55 years old, 5’10”, wearing a blue stocking cap with a white stripe. He was also wearing silver, wire rimmed prescription style glasses.

If anyone was in the area of 1158 Wealthy Street SE on January 10, 2011 from 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm, and has any information about this incident please contact Campus Police at 234-4010, the Grand Rapids Police Department at 456-3604, or Silent Observer at 774-2345.

GRCC in the News: 1/11/11

Montague quarterback Cody Kater to play next fall at Grand Rapids Community College
Published: Monday, January 03, 2011, 11:22 PM | Tom Kendra | The Muskegon Chronicle

Montague’s Cody Kater wants to get back to playing football and get back to the Division I level. With those two goals in mind, the star quarterback who led Montague to back-to-back state championships in 2008 and 2009 will play next fall at Grand Rapids Community College, one of the top junior college football programs in the country.  (More)

Rosa Parks Circle becomes giant ice chess set Tuesday
Jessica Puchala | Updated:1/11/2011 8:44:31 AM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- Rosa Parks Circle will turn into an icy battleground Tuesday. The Grand Rapids Art Museum and the Downtown Alliance are sponsoring the creation of a giant ice chess set. The creators are Randy Finch and Derek Maxfield who have competed in ArtPrize during the past two years. They will spend the day putting the set together and then at noon they will play a game of chess on the ice.  (More)

Student Life Partners With Kids’ Food Basket for MLK Day

On Monday, January 17, 2011 GRCC will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace March & Celebration at noon in the Ford Fieldhouse.  The college invites all GRCC students and employees to join us for a silent march throughout downtown Grand Rapids, followed by a presentation of song and inspiration celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King.

This year we are pleased to announce a new partnership with Kids’ Food Basket. This community organization is a shining example of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work to erase lines of segregation and reach out to those most in need. Kids’ Food Basket’s mission is to eradicate childhood hunger within our communities and empower young people to be leaders through community service.

Student Life extends a challenge to your office to make a donation and join us for this important community celebration. We will be collecting items needed by Kids’ Food Basket for their sack dinner program (they serve over 3,300 young people each day!). These needed items include 100% juice boxes, granola bars, cracker packs, or vitamin C fruit snacks. These items will be collected at the event between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Fieldhouse.

Please contact Eric Mullen if you have any questions or need more details, emullen@grcc.edu or ext. 4164

Calendar of Events Honoring of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Judy RichardsonJudy Richardson, filmmaker and social justice advocate, is the keynote for the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Monday, January 17, 2011, 6:30 p.m., Ford Fieldhouse, Looking Back to Look Forward. Veteran of the original Civil Rights Movement and founding member of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Richardson began her film work as co-producer of the Academy Award-nominated, PBS series, Eyes on the Prize.

Her most recent film is Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968.  Everyone remembers the four white students slain at Kent State University in 1970, but most have never heard of the three black students killed in Orangeburg, South Carolina two years earlier.  This stirring investigative documentary restores that bloody tragedy to the history of the Civil Rights Movement after years of official denial.  The massacre occurred on the campus of South Carolina State College and involved more than 500 law enforcement officers and is one of the many overlooked corners of the Civil Rights Movement.

The film Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968 will be presented twice through the Woodrick Diversity Center (Both showings will be in the Center’s conference room LRC room 122):

  • Thursday, January 13, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 14, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

In addition to the film viewing the following events are also taking place:

  • Sunday, January 16, 2011 | MLK Celebration Service | 6:00 PM
    Messiah Missionary Baptist Church | 513 Henry Ave SE | Grand Rapids 49503
  • Monday, January 17, 2011 | Community Peace March | 12:00 PM
    GRCC, assembles at the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse
  • Monday, January 17, 2011 | Community Peace Program | 12:30 – 1:30 PM
    Featuring performances by GRCC & KISD students
  • Monday, January 17, 2011 | 25th Annual Commemoration Program | 6:30 -8:30 PM
    GRCC, Ford Fieldhouse

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