Microsoft Office Word 2010 – New

Be prepared for Word 2010. Mark Dodd, Instructor in the School of Workforce Development, will facilitate a series of 3 sessions; Word 2010 Basics, Word 2010 Intermediate and Word 2010 Advanced. Each session will address level appropriate techniques:

Word 2010 – Basics (Creating & Formatting Tables, Working with Text and Art)

Thursday October 6, 2011 9 – 11 AM OR
Thursday October 20, 2011 9 – 11 AM

Word 2010 – Intermediate (Create Templates, Text Flow, Breaks, Creating an Index)

Tuesday October 8, 2011 9 – 11 AM OR
Tuesday October 22, 2011 9 – 11 AM

Word 2010 – Advanced (Creating and Using Macros, linking Word/Excel/PowerPoint, mail merge)

Wednesday November 30, 2011 9 – 11 AM OR
Wednesday December 14, 2011 9 – 11 AM

To view the complete description of each session and to register please click on
Questions regarding the sessions may be directed to or

Participants will receive instructions on how to access Word 2010 at the end of the their session(s). Each session is limited to 16 participants so register soon.

Excel and PowerPoint 2010 Beyond the Basics

Take advantage of this new series of Excel and PowerPoint Trainings. Staff Development is pleased to bring you professional trainers from New Horizons Computer Learning Centers. Since 1982, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers has grown to become the largest independent IT training company worldwide.

Excel Sessions include intermediate and advanced techniques to broaden your knowledge as well as skills. These sessions will include: using large workbooks, data analysis with logic, specialized functions, advanced charts, text and information functions, what-if statements, trendlines and much, much more. Participants must have a working knowledge in Excel and understand the function at an intermediate level. These sessions will be taught in Excel 2010.

Excel: Working with Functions and Formulas (Advanced level course)
Wednesday October 12, 2011 1 – 3 PM

Excel: Analysis, Collaboration, and Macros (Intermediate level course)
Wednesday November 2, 2011 2 – 4 PM

Excel: Advanced Excel Techniques (Advanced level course)
Tuesday December 6, 2011 1:30 – 3:30 PM

PowerPoint Sessions include intermediate techniques which will enhance your PowerPoint Presentations. These sessions include grouping objects, inserting tables from Word, inserting charts from Excel, format and arrange objects, custom shows, insert a CD track, use action buttons and much more. Participants must have a prior basic knowledge of PowerPoint.

PowerPoint: Objects, Tables, and Charts
Tuesday October 25, 2011 9 – 11 AM

PowerPoint: Animation, Transitions, and Media
Thursday, November 17, 2011 10 AM – 12 PM

To view the complete description of each session and to register please click on
Questions regarding the sessions may be directed to or

Participants will receive instructions on how to access Excel and PowerPoint 2010 at the end of the their session(s). Each session is limited to 16 participants so register soon.

Diversity Lecture Series Kicks off With Nicholas D Kristof

Kristof, Nicholas color photoNicholas D. Kristof – September 26, 2011
Author, Columnist, Journalist
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women

Nicholas Kristof, is the author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women, which outlines an agenda for the world’s women
and three major abuses: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence including honor killings and mass rape; and maternal mortality, which needlessly claims one woman a minute. Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and columnist for The New York Times since 2001, is widely known for bringing to light human rights abuses in Asia and Africa. Many reviewers suggest that Half the Sky stands to become a classic, igniting a grass-roots revolution.

For Library Resources on Mr. Kristof’s other work, click here.

Celebrate GRCC Style With a Party Honoring Mr. Peter Wege 10/11/11

Peter Wege Event Logo

GRCC will hold a celebration of Mr. Peter Wege on Tuesday October 11, 2011 intended to highlight his passion for the State of Michigan and have fun while doing it.

Enjoy fabulous cuisine and melodies by the faculty and students of our Secchia Institute for Culinary Education and Music Department.  Proceeds to benefit GRCC Scholarships – our greatest unmet need.

Location: GRCC’s Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center
Doors Open: 6:30pm Brief Program: 7:30pm
Tickets: $150 each and sponsorships still available
Business Casual (Choose any color found in nature. Green is a great choice!)

Not sure what to do with some of your old electronics taking up space in drawers or on the basement shelf? Put them in the bag, and on Tuesday, October 11, bring your old goodies and yourself to GRC for the Wege party!  (See contact information to receive your recycle bag).

Invitation (.pdf) | RSVP (.pdf)

Honorary Committee

John & Marie Canepa
Dave & Karen Custer
Doug & Maria DeVos
Steve & Karen Ender
Mike & Beverly Faas
Tom & Mickie Fox
Jeff & Georgia Gietzen
Jim & Kathy Hackett
Ralph Hauenstein
John Hunting
Most Reverend Walter A. Hurley
Win & Kyle Irwin
Mike & Sue Jandernoa
Fred & Linn Keller
John & Nancy Kennedy
Jim & Mary Nelson
Juan & Mary Olivarez
Joan & Chris Panopoulos
Ellen & Gale Satterlee
Dr. Luis Tomatis & Gretchen Minnhaar
David & Carol Van Andel
Mike & Gayle VanGessel
Sister Aquinas Weber, OP
Tom & Joyce Wisner

For more event information please visit

Contact Trish Castiglione at the GRCC Foundation Office 234-3739 or to receive your recycle bag to fill with old electronics and bring to the event on October 11th.

SSPD Grants: Last Call for Applications

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) program is this Friday at 4:30 p.m. (September 23, 2011). The SSPD application packet and SSPD Guidelines are available in the GRCC Internal Grants area of the Grants Office website at Please note that applications must include a Supervisor’s Approval form, a budget form and budget documentation. If you have any questions about SSPD grants, please contact Lisa Dopke, Grants Coordinator at 234-3340 or Good luck!

Your Favorite Banned Books

The American Library Association sponsors a yearly Banned Books Week campaign, an event celebrating the freedom to read and the First Amendment. In conjunction with the national observance, the Library & Learning Commons will house a display beginning Friday. It will showcase books that have been banned or challenged, but are available here.

In addition, we’d like to publish blog posts from staff, faculty, and students next week about their favorite banned book. Please email the title, author, and a paragraph or two about why you love that particular banned book to Lisa Rabey, It is also totally okay to have multiple submissions for the same book since everyone has different perspectives!

The campaign ends on October 1, so please send your comments before then.

Sign up to Promote Your Department Downtown During ArtPrize

GRCC Ice Gurus Rebecca Green Artprize Banner

As you may be aware, GRCC has a presence downtown at the BOB for ArtPrize with the GRCC-themed ice sculpture crafted by the Ice Gurus.  This gives the college an excellent opportunity to connect with the community with the piece.  You can hand out literature, give away SWAG, or have student/faculty demonstrations – whatever suits your fancy.

Use this form to indicate when you are available to spend some time on site talking to the community about the opportunities your department has available.