Raw Food Detox Class 10/27/11

Are you curious about nutrient rich raw foods that can assist with detoxing and cleansing? These are brief periods of time where we give our body a break and allow toxins and metabolic waste to be eliminated from the body. During these times we also can make connections between what our body needs and wants due to food cravings and addictions. On Thursday October 27 at 10:00-11:30 Jennifer Pohlman discusses these things in a Raw Food Detox class.  Sign up here.

World Affairs Council Fall Lecture Series – The Arab Spring and Prospects for Democracy

World Affairs Council presents its Fall Lecture Series: October and November 2011: “The Arab Spring and Prospects for Democracy”

In this Fall Lecture series we consider the prospects for democracy in the Arab world as well as ask the question, “Have prospects for democracy dimmed?” Beginning in late 2010 and reaching a peak in the spring of 2011 people across the Middle East and North Africa protested against conditions of economic decline and high unemployment, human rights abuses, absolute monarchies, and government corruption. Often these revolutionary demonstrations were led by young people who rapidly and effectively deployed social media as a means of organizing thousands of protestors. Such civil resistance was often met with violent responses from the governments and the pro-government demonstrators. Many risked their lives as well as sacrificed their lives in order to take part in this democratic uprising.

The revolution of the Arab Spring has resulted in the overthrow of heads of state in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya while regional unrest has led to promised change in leadership in many other Arab states. The popular uprisings of the Arab Spring have created new opportunities for U.S. foreign relations as well as created new challenges. Continue reading

GRCC Players Presents Paragon Springs 11/3/11-11/5/11

GRCC Players opens their 2011/2012 season with: PARAGON SPRINGS by Steven Dietz, directed by Tom Kaechele. Assistant director is GRCC Alum Robert Karel.

The cast includes GRCC Students: Carl Bolthouse, Cassandra Fortin, Ben Holton, Kendra Jones, Kilee King, James Krouse, Henry Marcusse, Danny Orris, Aubrey Pierzchala & Kyle VanDyke. Stage manager: Rachel Spring-Frank. Properties design: Dawn Highhouse, Set design: Jacquelyn Soule, Lighting Design: Caitlin Eby.

“It is 1926 in the American heartland, and the famed ‘healing waters’ of Paragon Springs have been mysteriously poisoned. Now, the town’s foremost citizen-crusader, Dr. Thomas Stockman, is determined to know the truth behind this tragedy, no matter the cost. In this vibrant, often funny, and highly theatrical re-imagining of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, Steven Dietz puts the lure of capitalism and the greed of small-town self-interest squarely on trial-laced with Dr. Stockman’s lasting cry that “the majority is always wrong!” This is an entertaining and illuminating drama-set amid the birth of radio and the final roar of the 1920s-about the human cost of our political gamesmanship.” ~Dramatists Play Service

PARAGON SPRINGS runs November 3 – 5, 2011 at 8pm at GRCC’s Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain NE. Ticket cost: General admission tickets cost: $10 – students and staff get discounted tickets with a valid student/staff id. Call 616-234-3946 to purchase tickets or visit www.grcc.edu/theater.

MICUP Poster Presentation – 10/25/11

micuppostersGRCC students who participated in the Summer 2011 MICUP Program at Michigan Technological University will be exhibiting their research posters.  Learn about their work and about an amazing opportunity that might be there for you on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

Stop by anytime between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to the 2nd Floor Student Center – Multi Purpose Room.  Free refreshments will be served.

GRCC in the News – 10/20/11

Endorsements for Ruth Kelly and Elias Lumpkins Jr. for GR City Commission (editorial)
Published: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 7:00 AM | The Grand Rapids Press Editorial Board

Two Grand Rapids City Commissioners face challengers on the Nov. 8 ballot. Both incumbents have earned re-election to four-year terms. We endorse 2nd Ward Commissioner RUTH KELLY and 3rd Ward Commissioner ELIAS LUMPKINS Jr. […] As retired dean of students and alumni services at Grand Rapids Community College Mr. Lumpkins came to the post with a wealth of experience and community connections.  (More)

Wanted: More bars, grocery stores and restaurants for the Michigan Street corridor
Published: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 11:52 PM | Rick Wilson | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — More bars, restaurants and grocery and drug stores topped the list of what Grand Rapids residents said they want to see as the future of Michigan Street NE is mapped out. […] The study area is home to about 20,000 residents, and 50,000 people work or attend school in a 50-acre area that includes the Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital campus, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University, among others.  (More)