Art & Bev’s Weekly Specials Week of 3/28/11

Art & Bev’s Weekly Specials Week of 3/28/11:


Chicken and Smoked Gouda wrap $3.50
Broccoli Cheese or Home made Chili $2.00


French Dip $5.00
Soup- Chicken Wild Rice or Fire roasted Vegetable $2.00


Pasta Bar returns for the next four weeks! $5.00
Sloppy Joe with fries $4.00
Soup: French Onion or Chicken Noodle $2.00


Veggie Delight wrap with fries $5.00
Soups: Tomato Herb or Cream of Mushroom $2.00

Art & Bev’s Bistro is Open Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Go4Life: Everyday Exercises

This program is from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institute of Health. We are all aging — some of us have just been at it longer.  Click here for free information & resources on exercise and physical activity. If you don’t want to get this for yourself just yet, get it for your parents or grandparents and sneak a peek when they aren’t looking — after all, wellness should be a family affair.

This information is brought to you by your GRCC WE Team.

“Sweetest Swing” a Home Run With Critics

There’s still time to see the Actors’ Theatre production of “The Sweetest Swing in Baseball” – directed by GRCC’s own Michelle Urbane, running Thurs – Sat at 8 p.m. at the Spectrum Theater (Click Here for Tickets).

The play has pulled in great reviews, like this one from the Grand Rapids Press:

Ensemble cast gives ‘Sweetest Swing in Baseball’ enough energy for extra innings
Published: Friday, March 25, 2011, 7:47 AM  | Sue Merrell | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Sometimes it’s not how you play the game — or even if you enjoy playing — but only whether you’re a winner.  And Thursday night at Actors’ Theatre, “The Sweetest Swing in Baseball” pulled it out in the end to leave the audience of about 175 on its feet and cheering. At first, the script seemed pretty far out in left field, but once it started connecting, it hit one homer after another.  (More)

miBUG Meeting & GVSU Symposium on Teaching & Technology Recap

On Friday, March 18th the following GRCC staff and faculty had the opportunity to attend the Michigan Blackboard Users Group (miBUG) Conference and GVSU Teaching with Technology Symposium:

Anna Clark; Brent Spitler; Eric J. Kunnen; Garret Brand; Grace Schwanda; Kevin O’Halla; Lisa Gloege; Mursalata Muhammad; Szymon Machajewski; and Tony VanderArk

The miBUG event brought over 80 attendees across the state from over 28 institutions. There was an opening session keynote on the new features in Blackboard 9.1 along with 2 sets of breakout sessions.

GRCC Professors Garry Brand and Mursalata Muhammad from GRCC presented on the following topics: “Using Tools that Students Use” and “Partnerships Through the Using Blackboard Technology”

miBUG attendees were also invited to the GVSU Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium. The symposium provided over 27 ePoster sessions on a wide array of topics and a keynote by Dr. Punya Mishra on “Creative Teaching with Technology, what does it take?” Dr. Mishra also referred to the TPACK model which has to do with the intersection between content, pedagogy, and technology. Eric Kunnen blogged about the TPACK model as it relates to Blackboard tools in this post “Applying the Blackboard LMS to TPACK“ here.

Libuse Binder: “Ten Ways to Change the World in Your 20s” (4/4/11-4/5/11)

National sustainability author and speaker, Libuse Binder, will will speak at GRCC on Monday, April 4 from 2-3PM in the Multipurpose Room, and Tuesday, April 5 from 10-11AM in the ATC, room 118/120. In addition, there will also be a keynote presentation on Monday, April 4 from 6-8 at the GVSU Cook DeWitt Center. This event will also feature a panel discussion including GRCC and GVSU students.

More information: | Printable Flyer

GRCC in the News: 3/29/11

’10 Ways to Change the World in Your 20s’ author challenges young adults to do more
Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 6:53 AM | Steve Kaminski | The Grand Rapids Press

Most recent college graduates would be thrilled to land the type of job Libuse Binder had after she finished school. Binder worked in production for big budget movies such as “Vanilla Sky” and “What Lies Beneath,” in Hollywood. […] Binder has spent the past eight years writing “10 Ways to Change the World in Your 20s,” and she will be visiting Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College to share her story April 4-5.

Ferris State University Trustees Approve Renewal of Lease Agreement with GRCC
Inside Ferris State | Friday, March 25, 2011

The Ferris State University Board of Trustees approved the renewal of a lease agreement with Grand Rapids Community College for space at the Applied Technology Center in Grand Rapids for up to four additional five-year terms during its meeting today (March 25).