Art and Bevs Weekly Specials – 9/12/11


  • Soups: French Onion or Pilgrim Corn Chowder
  • Vegan tomato Sandwich $3.50
  • Roasted Turkey Club $5.00


  • Soups: Broccoli Cheese and Beef Barley
  • Chipotle Cowboy Burger $3.50
  • Slice of Margherita Pizza $2.00


  • Soups: Chicken Noodle or Cream of Mushroom
  • Pasta Bar Returns w/fresh Charlie bread $7.00


  • White Chicken Chili or Fire Roasted Vegetable
  • Cincinnati Chili $3.50
  • Chicago Style Hot Dog $2.50

We are pleased to serve you, and we thank you for choosing Art & Bev’s where your patronage helps in our learning. Art & Bev’s CA224 is an SICE Student Run Enterprise.

Happy Birthday to Ann Sandberg

Ann Sandberg Birthday

For many years the birthday bouquet has circulated from office to office all over campus – stopping on the desk of someone celebrating their 30,40,50 or 60th birthday.

Once a person has received the bouquet – they must add an item to the vase and keep on their desk until they find the next employee celebrating 30, 40, 50 or 60th birthday.

Today Ann Sandberg arrived to the office to be greeted by the birthday bouquet!

Adjunct Faculty Learning Day 9/17/11

Just a reminder that the Center for Teaching Excellence is offering our first Adjunct Faculty Learning Day of the academic year this Saturday.


Saturday, September 17, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Downtown Campus, Applied Technology Center – Meet in room 124


8:30 – 9:00 Registration, networking, continental breakfast, ATC 124

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome by Dr. Ric Underhile, Associate Dean of Instructional Support and Interdisciplinary Studies

9:30 – 12:00 Breakout sessions

· Blackboard Bootcamp ATC 220 Luann Keizer and Meeghan Lillis

· Advanced Blackboard ATC 219 Tim Koets and Ann Alexander

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch (provided) ATC 124

12:30 – 2:30 Back to sessions

Register online at

Sign up for one five-hour session – either Blackboard Bootcamp or Blackboard Advanced. Note that the curriculum for these sessions is the same as that offered during the Summer Technology Institutes Day 1 (Blackboard Bootcamp) and Day 2 (Blackboard Advanced).

Blackboard Bootcamp

Upon completion of Blackboard Boot Camp, the adjunct faculty member will be able to:

· Identify features of Blackboard 9.
· Manage the course menu.
· Create Announcements.
· Create basic content (items, folders, course and external links)
· Create basic assessments and gradebook entries.
· Identify Blackboard support resources.

Blackboard Advanced

Upon completion of Blackboard Advanced, the adjunct faculty member will be able to:

· Manage the Grade Center.
· Create advanced content types.
· Facilitate online discussions.
· Create advanced assessments.
· Reduce plagiarism using the Safe Assignment Tool
· Add interactive tools.
· Use advanced features of Course Tools and Control Panel

For more information about this and other faculty professional development opportunities, visit the Center for Teaching Excellence home page at You can also call the Center at (616) 234-2278 or e-mail

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Harassment Policy Updated

GRCC’s Office of General Counsel has an updated Harassment Policy employees should be aware of:

Harassment Policy (revised)

Original Policy adopted October, 2010.

Revision effective September 13, 2011

· This revision incorporates language defining bullying as actionable harassment and provides examples of bullying behavior.

· “Cyber bullying” through the use of technology is specifically prohibited.

· “Bullying” is defined as:

… systematic intentional behavior that may take many forms, including but not limited to, repeated unwanted physical, verbal, or written acts which are hostile or offensive, targeted at an individual or group and creates an intimidating and/or threatening environment which produces a risk of psychological and/or physical harm. Bullying may manifest as cyber stalking or cyber bullying as well as excluding behaviors such as ignoring or dismissing individuals or groups.

GRCC in the News – 9/14/11

Oakridge legend Jack Schugars finds new role with Grand Rapids Community College football team
Mike Mattson | The Muskegon Chronicle, September 13, 2011 11 p.m.

Jack Schugars is staying quite busy in retirement. The area’s winningest high school football coach retired from Oakridge, but now spends four days a week serving as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes chaplain for the Grand Rapids Community College football team. The Raiders are coached by former Muskegon coach Tony Annese.  (More)

SURVEY: Muskegon Community College doing good job meeting community needs, should do better meeting needs of business
Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 1:50 PM | By Brian McVicar | The Muskegon Chronicle

MUSKEGON – Muskegon Community College is seen as the leading two-year college in the area and is doing a good job meeting community needs, but isn’t responsive to the needs of business and industry. […] The survey also found that MCC was the first college that came to the public’s mind that offers associate degrees and certificates. Thirty-three percent of the general public chose MCC. Others picked Montcalm Community College and Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Help Kids Food Basket by Decorating Bags Today 9/14/11

Kids' Food BasketGRCC’s ESPs (Educational Support Professionals) are great supporters of Kids Food Basket, a local organization that Kids’ Food Basket will be delivering more than 4,800 Sack Suppers each week day this fall. Every Sack Supper comes in a brown paper bag. One of the students we serve saves every decorated bag he’s ever received and hangs them on the wall of his bedroom. He lives in extreme poverty in the Grand Rapids inner-city and has very little to call his own. But these decorated bags are his, and they are special.

“The first things the kids look for is if their bag is decorated! These simple drawings and words of encouragement mean so much.” commented a teacher. Help us decorate 20,000 bags, the number of meals Kids’ Food Basket distributes each week. will have a table on the first floor of the Student Center on Wednesday, September 14 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM where you can come and decorate one, two or ten bags that will help feed and inspire a kid.