Raider Salute to Ed Walker, Oene Pomper, and Donovan Wallace

This Raider Salute came from GRCC’s Campus Police Department:

On behalf of the Police Department and the crew at the Ford Fieldhouse, I would like to thank Ed Walker, Oene Pomper, and Donovan Wallace for their quick work in getting the campus phones back up and running on Saturday after an electrical problem in the ATC knocked them out. An even greater thank you to Ed’s kids who were only planning on coming to campus for the LaughFest Carnival, but ended up patiently waiting while dad fixed the small crisis. Thank you guys….I’m always amazed at the response from IT and Facilities when there’s a problem!

Get Running Charity Classic – Healthy Living and Heartfelt Giving

The Wellness & Enrichment Team is proud to sponsor the 2nd Get Running Charity Classic on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ford Fieldhouse.  First held in 2008, this event is making a return this year.

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Here’s how it works. Employees form teams that will participate against each other in either a 30-minute fitness walk or a 1-mile relay event. Each team selects a local charity they would like to raise money for by gathering donations in the days and weeks prior to the event.

All teams — walking or running — require 5 members. The winner in the walking category will be determined by the total number of laps walked by the team during the 30 minute fitness walk. In the running category, the team with the fastest time in a 10-lap, 1-mile relay will be the winner.

Trophies will be awarded for:

  • The fastest relay running team
  • The team that walks the most laps during the 30-minute fitness walk
  • The team in each category (walking & running) who raises the most for their charity

Teams Info:

  • Each team must have a captain who will be the main contact for information on the event
  • Each team must have a name
  • Select their team t-shirt color (sorry, no camo this time)

Registration deadline is Monday, April 11.  Register your team by online here.

Questions can be directed to any planning team member: Angela Zainea, Liz Timmer, Ashlee Pipoly, Sandy Gregory, Trish Castiglione

LEAD Latino Education & Advocacy Days Summit 3/28/11

Grand Rapids Community College will host a “Viewing Event” for the 2nd Annual LEAD Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) Summit.

Join us Monday, March 28th, from 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room of Sneden Hall. You may stay for all or part of the event. A light lunch will be served.

Please RSVP to Fátima by March 24th at or 616-234-4151.

See attachment for details. Feel free to distribute this information to other interested parties.

GRCC in the News: 3/12/11-3/14/11

Margaret Cho brings awesomely crude comedy to Grand Rapids for LaughFest
Published: Sunday, March 13, 2011, 12:11 AM | John Serba | The Grand Rapids Press

Extra virgin olive oil. A coffee stirrer. A rough neighborhood. […] What exactly she does with the oil and the stirrer, and precisely what the neighborhood metaphorically represents, will remain unrepeated here, but certainly remembered by the 2,500 people who experienced her stand-up comedy Saturday night at the Grand Rapids Community College Ford Fieldhouse, as part of LaughFest.  (more)

Grand Rapids’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2011: Spirited all around (photos)
Published: Saturday, March 12, 2011, 5:27 PM | The Grand Rapids Press

Despite gray skies and a light drizzle, a few hundred line the route for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Grand Rapids Saturday. […] Many enjoyed entertainment at the Grand Rapids Community College plaza where the parade ended.  (more)

Pet look-alike contest in Grand Rapids
11:02 AM, Mar 12, 2011 | WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-Even the animals are getting in on the inaugural LaughFest in Grand Rapids. The pet look-alike contest begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Rosa Parks Circle. WZZM-13’s Jennifer Pascua will also be on hand for the Super Saturday Kids Time at Grand Rapids Community College’s Ford Fieldhouse. Admission to the themed kids carnival is seven dollars.  (more)

Healthy Options at the Raider Grille

There has been quite a bit of feedback that The Raider Grille offers only greasy fried foods and our guests are looking for something more. Though there are items on the menu that may attribute to that thought, there are plenty of items that can fit into a healthy lifestyle.

Creative Dining Services has taken on the project of getting as much nutritional information to customers as possible. Throughout the next few weeks, please look for updates on Raider Grille menu items and their nutritional information in the cafe, and on their Facebook page – including their Weight Watchers Points and Points Plus values.

Stop in during business hours or visit and ‘LIKE’ the Raider Grille.

March is National Nutrition Month, and they are looking to gather as much information as possible. Stop by our Nutrition Table and have a chat with Chef Nancy Rutledge about nutritious eating. We will be set up in The Raider Grille/The Quiet Cafe corridor every Thursday in March from 11:00am to 1:30pm.

We are constantly looking to meet the needs of all of our guests to the best of our best abilities, so if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact us! We are here for you!

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