Great(er) Grand Rapids Garbage Tour 2011

In honor of Earth Day, GRCC offers the tour of a lifetime:  the Great(er) Grand Rapids Garbage Tour 2011, Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Find out where your garbage goes! If you are looking for ways to reduce waste for your business or home, this expedition will take you where most are forbidden to go!  The Great(er) Grand Rapids Garbage Tour takes you on a four hour journey through the main facilities in Kent County for dealing with post-consumer waste, i.e. garbage.

Your expedition starts with an up-close and personal tour of the local landfill. Our next stop is the new recycling center, Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Finally, see how the incinerator generates electricity at the Waste-To-Energy (WTE) plant.

The bus tour will start and end at the Tassell M-TEC, with free parking.  Cost: $35, $25 for GRCC students and seating is limited so register now!  More information: | (616) 234-3400

Student Job Fair Today in the ATC (3/16/11)

Give your students a heads-up that today from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Applied Technology Center (ATC), GRCC’s Student Employment Services department is hosting its Spring 2011 Job Fair for students.  Some jobs are paying wages of up to $25 per hour and there are more than 100 positions available.  Some of the employers that will be on campus include:

  • Bata Plastics
  • Brann’s Catering
  • DeWys Manufacturing
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Gentex
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Louis Padnos Iron & Metal Company
  • Saint Mary’s Health Care
  • Camp O’Malley
  • City of Wyoming
  • Cedar Point
  • Transcorr National Logistics
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Indian Trails Camp
  • Camp Tall Turf
  • Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation

More information: | GRCC Student Employment Services | Room 103, Main Building | (616) 234-4170 | |

Classroom Phone Feature Notification

Most of the classroom phones in Cook Academic Hall and the Calkins Science Center were upgraded during Spring Break. While these phones offer several new features, they do not support the “off hook alert” feature. In the event of a classroom emergency, please use the Code 2 button on the phone or call Campus Police directly at 4911.

Diversity Lecture Series Presents Lisa Shannon 3/16/11

Lisa ShannonTonight GRCC’s Woodrick Diversity Learning Center presents the final Diversity Lecture of the 2010-2011 academic year, bringing activist, author and sister Lisa Shannon to campus tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Fountain St. Church

Shannon will present “A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman”  about the atrocities in the Congo, where women are gang-raped and demoralized and decided to become an activist and a sister, leaving behind a successful company, a fiancé and security. She founded Run for Congo Women, a grassroots movement for Congolese women. Shannon chronicled her experiences in A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman.

For more information, please call (616) 234-3390.  The lecture is free and open to the public and on-campus parking $3.00 (with discount pass).

Tobacco Free For Good Class 3/24/11

Tobacco Free For Good is a seven-session group class offered free to the public. There is a session beginning Thursday, March 24 at Saint Mary’s Wege Building at 6 p.m. There are other locations throughout Kent County. The class allows participants to develop their own plan for success.  Topics Covered Include:

  • Overview of tobacco lifestyle
  • Health implication of smoking
  • Nicotine addiction
  • Medications and nicotine replacements
  • Planning for success
  • Stress management
  • Weight Control
  • Setback prevention
  • Fitness & recreation

For more information call 975-0123 or register online.

This information is being brought to you by the GRCC Wellness & Enrichment Team.

GRCC in the News: 3/16/11

Lori Wortz To Chair Michigan Child Abuse And Neglect Prevention Board
GovMonitor | Source: Governor of Michigan Posted on: 16th March 2011

Governor Rick Snyder has announced the appointments of Lori Wortz, John Brown, Shelley Anne Kester, Mark McDaniel and Thomas Zook to the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board. [… John] Brown was a member of the sponsorship committee of the Children’s Trust Fund Signature Auction.  He earned an associate degree from Grand Rapids Community College, a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hope College and a law degree from the University of Michigan.  (More)

The Weekend List: Sugarland, Yes, The Verve Pipe, WO-Stock and, of course, kegs full o’ Celtic music
Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 6:45 AM | John Sinkevics | The Grand Rapids Press

[…] This week, LaughFest’s Super Saturday features platinum-selling West Michigan alt-rockers The Verve Pipe at Grand Rapids Community College’s Ford Fieldhouse downtown off Bostwick Avenue NE, along with tons of family- and kids-themed games. Brian Vander Ark and TVP will play twice – at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $7 ($9.70 with fees through Ticketmaster) and are available online.   (More)