Chefs Gilles Renusson and Luba Petrash Judge Competition in Moscow

Chefs Renusson and Petrash in Moscow

These photos show GRCC Chef Professor Gilles Renusson and GRCC Banquet Chef and Adjunct Professor Luba Petrash in Moscow, judging a culinary competition and on the stage during the awards ceremony:

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The globe-trotting isn’t done either; one month from now, Chef Renusson will visit the Southern Italian City of Bari to present the International Pastry Judging seminar to the Culinary Competition Committee of the World Association of Chef Societies.

Last chance to enter your innovative idea

There are 2,285 student parking spots on our downtown campus and another 769 for staff. Think what else we could do with all that space! This year’s Innovation Challenge is: How might GRCC reduce the need for and use of on-campus parking by 50% by 2015? GRCC employees and students have until October 15 to enter their ideas for the Armen Awards of $3000, $1500, and $500 for the winners. Think what you could do with all that money!

Fieldhouse Will Close Early Tomorrow – 10/14/11

We wish to inform staff and students who use the Ford Fieldhouse facilities during the evenings that the Ford Fieldhouse will close one hour early this Friday evening, October 14, 2011, which will be at 7;00p.m. This closing is necessary in order to allow our facilities staff to make repairs to the hot water system in the facility. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Staff Popcorn and Conversation Opportunities

Ever wish you had some place to share your thoughts “or your thoughts in progress” related to cultural or diversity interests? The Woodrick Diversity Center will host a monthly opportunity for the college community to listen or share with each other through an unstructured drop-in open chat.  Come to share. Come to discover. Come for popcorn. Everyone is welcome.

  • October 13, 2011
  • November 10, 2011
  • December 8, 2011
  • January 12, 2012
  • February 9, 2012
  • March 15, 2012
  • April 12, 2012

All events take place at 12:00 p.m. in the Diversity Learning Center Learning Resource Center Room 119.

Get Your Blood Pressure Checked by GRCC Nursing Students 10/13/11

GRCC’s nursing students will be conducting free blood pressure screening at these locations for staff, faculty and students. Please take the opportunity to help students gain practical experience and get your blood pressure checked.

Thursday, Oct 13th 3:30 – 4:30

  • 4th floor Main – near the elevators
  • SCC 2nd floor outside Raider Grille
  • Science – 1st floor corridor
  • Sneeden Welcome Center DeVos campus

GRCC in the News 10/13/11

Grand Rapids examines how to drive the next $1 billion in investment on the Medical Mile
Published: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 8:00 AM | Mark Sanchez | Business Review West Michigan

More than a decade and $1 billion after the Medical Mile began rising out of the Michigan Street hill in downtown Grand Rapids, city leaders are looking at how to keep the growth going and how best to accommodate and manage it. […] The Medical Mile consists of six key anchors: Spectrum Health, the Van Andel Institute, Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and Grand Valley State University’s Cook DeVos Center for Health Sciences along Michigan Street, plus Grand Rapids Community College and Saint Mary’s Health Care nearby to the south. (More)

Video: ESPN features former Wyoming Park QB Casey Therriault on E:60
Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 8:15 PM | Josh Slagter | The Grand Rapids Press

On news program E:60 on Tuesday, ESPN aired a feature on Casey Therriault, the former Wyoming Park quarterback who was one of five men implicated in the Jan. 2008 beating death of Jonathon “Jono” Krystiniak. After being convicted of manslaughter and serving six months in jail, Therriault’s second chance began at Grand Rapids Community College. (More)

Cleveland Browns DE Marcus Benard out for season after motorcycle accident; could face NFL discipline
Published: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 5:59 PM | Tony Grossi, The Plain Dealer

BEREA, Ohio — Marcus Benard was just starting his football career at Grand Rapids Community College when Kellen Winslow had his career-altering motorcycle crash in spring of 2005. If he had lived through Winslow’s ordeal, Benard might have thought twice about riding a motorcycle during the season. (More)