GRCC in the News – 1/9/12

New alcohol law won’t allow drinking everywhere on Michigan campuses
Published: Sunday, January 08, 2012 | By Sam Inglot | Capital News Service

LANSING -– Michigan community college and university students can now have alcohol in class. That doesn’t mean students can crack open a beer in the middle of math. […] “It’s necessary for culinary or hospitality students to learn the service of alcohol, the management of alcohol and the huge part that beer and wine pairings have become in the culinary experience,” said Dan Gendler, program director for the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Weekend helps startups establish a ‘biz beachhead’
By Matthew Gryczan | Crain’s Detroit Business | January 08, 2012 3:01 AM

Holding a weekend gathering of entrepreneurs to hatch several businesses in less than three days may sound like a gimmick, but John Rumery says Startup Weekend West Michigan is the real deal. […] This year, Rumery will be mentor and facilitator for Startup Weekend West Michigan, slated to run Friday through Sunday in Grand Rapids. “At the start of the event last year, I knew only one person in the team that we put together,” said Rumery, 51, an adjunct professor in the business department of Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College earns federal grant to offer evening GED classes
Published: Saturday, January 07, 2012, 9:00 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Adults looking to complete their high school education with a GED diploma might be eligible for an evening program through Grand Rapids Community College. GRCC has been awarded a $100,000 federal grant that will allow 100 people age 18 or older to enroll in the classes, if they are able to read at at least an ninth-grade, said Dave Selmon, GRCC’s adult education director.  (More)

Holland ice carving competition provides creative winter fun during mild season (photos)
Published: Saturday, January 07, 2012, 3:22 PM | Grand Rapids Press

HOLLAND — There was no snow on the ground and the temperature was 40 degrees, but Holland’s Eighth Street was frozen Saturday afternoon. […] Her advisor, Luba Petrash, a full-time chef at Grand Rapids Community College’s catering wing, has carved ice for 10 years, and said its practical value comes from the culinary side of things.  (More)

Depleted GRCC women fall to undefeated KVCC
Published: Saturday, January 07, 2012, 12:30 AM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Eric Taylor, coach of the Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team, grimaced while watching his depleted team fall behind by 17 points on its home court just five minutes into the second half Friday night against fourth-ranked Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  (More)

GRCC men’s basketball team hitting rhythm with new coach
Published: Friday, January 06, 2012, 11:33 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – The adjustment period to new Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball coach T.J. Carnegie is complete. Ten games into his debut season on the bench, the Raiders are beginning to come together as the outset of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association gets under way.  (More)

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