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Congratulations to Arthur Johnson, recipient of the 2011 Interior Design Studio Excellence Award at Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University. This award recognizes superior achievement and extraordinary quality of work. Excellence Awards are the highest awards bestowed upon one graduate in each major each year by the faculty. In honor of this award, Arthur has been invited to exhibit his work in the Gallery for the Annual Student Exhibition and Graduation Celebration at Kendall.

Arthur is the ESP for the Associate Dean, Counseling, Advising, and Retention Services here at GRCC. He has been employed at GRCC since 2001. He will graduate from Kendall College of Art & Design in May.

Food choices for meetings, seminars and catered events

The Wellness & Enrichment Team is encouraging employees who make arrangements for meetings or other events in which food is being offered, to follow these healthy eating guidelines:

1.  Offer a variety of grains — especially whole-grain foods — and fruits & vegetables.  Examples include fresh fruit and salads; fresh and cooked vegetables; whole-grain breads, pastas, and cereals; and muffins or fruit breads (no butter), or granola bars.

2.  Provide fat-free, low-fat, or low-calorie foods and beverages.  Ideas include fat-free or low-fat dressings or toppings such as salsa, low-fat yogurt dressing, sweet mustard; low-fat or calorie desserts such as angel food cake (w/fruit toppings); low-fat or skim milk, low-fat yogurt or cheeses; and lean meats, poultry or fish, cooked and dried beans, peas and lentils.

3.  Offer foods and beverages low in added sugars.  You could serve unsweetened cereals, fruit spreads, cereal bars, water, 100% fruit juices, and regular and decaffeinated coffee or tea.

4.  Serve foods that are low in salt and sodium, such as unsalted pretzels, popcorn, or baked chips; grilled or roasted entrees; and entrees cooked with spices and herbs instead of salt.

5.  Include smaller portions such as mini-muffins or mini-bagels and 1-inch low fat cheese squares.

6.  Consider offering only beverages at mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.

Additional information can be found at

Small changes like these can have a huge impact on the health and well-being of GRCC employees.  We hope you will use these guidelines when planning your next meeting or event.

SICE students and Chef Garlough featured at last weekend’s Lansing Home and Garden Show

“Chef Robert Garlough and students from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education spent the weekend in East Lansing presenting cooking demonstrations during the Lansing Home and Garden Show, housed in MSU’s Pavillion. Over the course of four days, they provided a dozen seminars focused on the preparation and service of miniature desserts, while providing samples to hundreds of seminar attendees. On Saturday, the Show featured many Family Day events, and the Secchia Institute co-sponsored a “brownie sand-art” activity where children created sand-art in mason jars using the dry ingredients to make brownies at home.”

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Classical guitarist Adam Holzman to play here Thursday

The GRCC International Guitar Series is featuring one of the finest classical guitarist in the United States this Thursday, March 24. The following lines are reviews from around the country and beyond.

“…polished and quite dazzling.”
– New York Times

“…he [Holzman] displayed a command of his instrument that can only be described as masterful! …Everything he touched came across with his bright vivid tone, controlled warmth, and easy grace in performance…” – The Toronto Star

“Brilliant! …undoubtedly an artist without airs.”
– De Gelderlander (Holland)

“His playing is just perfect. When in the Netherlands last year he was billed as the best American guitarist, a claim for which Adam himself is much too modest.”
– Classical Guitar Magazine (England )

“Holzman is no longer “just” a talented young American guitarist; in the last few years he has emerged as a world class artist: his technique is virtuosic but always at the service of the music, his interpretations intelligent and tasteful, his performances characterized by meticulous preparation and intense emotional commitment to the music.” – Soundboard Magazine

The concert will be held in Room 200 of the Music Center

Admission for the concert is $10 General and $7 for students and seniors.

Parking is available in the GRCC student parking ramp with a $1.00 guest parking voucher sold at the door.

Call 3940 for further information or e-mail:

A First: Tickets Required for Our Commencement Ceremony April 29

Changes in the fieldhouse layout, not to mention our climbing enrollment, dictate that we provide tickets to each graduating student who will be “walking” this year. The exact number of tickets has not been decided, but it will likely be 5 or 6. On top of that, graduates will receive a quantity of tickets for our overflow seating at Fountain Street Church where a live video feed will be seen. Tickets will be distributed along with caps and gowns at Grad Fest April 19– also a first this year – where students can get all their graduation materials and instructions in one spot on April 19.

IIPD Grant Applications Due March 25, 2011

The deadline for submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) program is 4:30 p.m., March 25, 2011. Please note that the IIPD Guidelines and all application forms have been revised . The revised application packet and Guidelines are available in the IIPD and SSPD Grants section of the Grants Office website at Applications should be delivered to the GRCC Foundation Office, 1st floor, College Park Plaza. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen, Director of Grants and Resource Development at 234-3910 or at