Photos – Service Learning Earth Day Clean-up Event


GRCC’s Academic Service Learning Center (ASLC) celebrated Earth Day  last week Friday with a community clean up in downtown Grand Rapids. Students (including local high school students), faculty, staff, community members, and guests will meet to learn a little more about sustainability and how our clean-up will affect our planet for future generations.  Afterward, the whole group met in the Ford Fieldhouse to reflect on what they had learned from the act of service.

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First Year Experience (FYE) Training offered May 13

Full- and Part-time Faculty interested in teaching GRCC’s First-Year Experience course, CLS 100, are invited to an overview to the course on Friday, May 13, 2011 to explore the course. Topics will include: Introduction to FYE, GRCC’s First-Year Students, resources available to CLS 100 students and faculty, overview to text and electronic resources, and retention statistics for CLS 100 students. You will also hear from a panel of past CLS 100 faculty on what worked and what did not work.

Date: Friday, May 13, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM Lunch is provided
Location: 234 Student Center Multipurpose Room, Downtown Campus

Please register by May 6, 2011 at

This opportunity is open to any GRCC faculty member.  For content questions, please contact John Cowles, Associate Dean for Counseling, Advising and Retention Services, 234-4138 or For registration questions, please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence, 234-2278 or

Art and Bevs Specials Week of 4/19/11

Art & Bev’s Weekly Specials Week of 4/19/11; the last day of operation for Art & Bev’s is 4/20:


Steak tacos w/tortilla chips, salsa $3.50
Soups: Veggie veggie/Chicken Noodle $2.00


Chicken Marquita $4.00
Soups: Egg Drop/Bacon Potato Chowder $2.00


Closed- Cleaning it up


Slated to be GOOD…..Art & Bev’s will re-open Tuesday the 10th of May.

Art & Bev’s is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

GRCC in the News – 4/19/11

Editorial: Endorsements for Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees
Published: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 7:00 AM | The Grand Rapids Press Editorial Board

Few institutions are as critical to the success of the state as community colleges. The cost of four-year universities is rising at rates many families can’t afford, especially in Michigan’s prolonged economic crisis. That crisis has created hundreds of thousands of people who need to be retrained for new jobs, an important task for community colleges.  (More)

GRCC faculty union endorses Bert Bleke and Fred Sebulske for board election
Published: Monday, April 18, 2011, 12:04 PM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – The Grand Rapids Community College faculty union has endorsed Bert Bleke and Fred Sebulske for the two open seats on the college’s board of trustees.  (More)

Grand Rapids school board candidate says lack of public forums does a ‘disservice’ to community and candidates
Published: Monday, April 18, 2011, 12:17 PM | Monica Scott The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — One of the eight candidates running for the Grand Rapids school board is asking local organizations that have demonstrated a concern about public eduction to host public forums before the May 3 election. […] “This one limited opportunity to assess and compare qualifications of the candidates really does a disservice to those running and especially to the citizens who want to make an informed decision,” said candidate Raynard Ross, director of Grand Rapids Community College’s Upward Bound program, a pre-college program for low-income and potential first generation students.  (More)

Raider Salute to Mike Campo

This salute comes from Paula Sullivan:

“Many, many thanks to Mike Campo for his selfless efforts to make “NERB” days last week less stressful for GRCC’s dental hygiene students! Dental hygiene students must pass NERB exams in order to qualify for licensure and students must demonstrate competency on live patients! And Mike coordinates it all, from making sure the examiners are well situated to taking care of all the students needs during the exam. He helps to make the dental hygiene program distinctive! Thank you for all you for our students, the dental hygiene program and for GRCC. You make us all look good!”