GRCC International Guitar Series Presents The California Guitar Trio – 3/29/12

The California Guitar Trio

The Grand Rapids Community College International Guitar Series Proudly Presents The California Guitar Trio 7:30 PM Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Room 200 of the GRCC Music Center at the corner of Ransom and Lyon.

Advance tickets are available in GRCC Music Department office. Call (616) 234-3940 for further information.

With a whirlwind of instrumental styles fusing classical, rock, blues, jazz, world music, progressive, as wellas the quintessential California musical genre surf music, the California Guitar Trio’s stunning virtuosity and sly sense of humor have earned them an enthusiastic following and wide notoriety, with significant cross over in the progressive, acoustic and classical music scenes. Notably, CGT music was featured on the television coverage of the 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004 Olympics , and also on CBS, NBC, CNN, and ESPN TV programs.

The CGT performed on the 2003 Grammy Awards nominated track Apollo on Tony Levin’s CD Pieces of the Sun; and CGT music was sent into outer space as wake up music for the crew aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavor . Over the past 14 years of nearly incessant touring, the California Guitar Trio has shared the stage with superb musicians and performers such as: King Crimson, Jon Anderson, John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Tito Puente, Taj Mahal , Peter Rowan and Tony Rice, Dark Star Orchestra, Leftover Salmon, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Steve Lukather, Simon Phillips, David Sylvian, Adrian Legg, Kaki King and many others.

The concert will be held in Room 200 of the Grand Rapids Community College Music Center at the corner of Ransom and Lyon. Admission is $10 General and $7 for students and seniors. Parking is available in the GRCC student parking ramp with $1.00 guest parking voucher sold at the door. Call 234-3940 for further information or e-mail: | Flyer Available Here (.pdf)

Learning Opportunities from Staff Development 3/15/12-4/23/12

There are plenty of great learning opportunities scheduled.

Rethinking Body Image
Thursday March 15, 2012 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM | 122 LRC (Diversity Learning Center)

Kathleen Owens will facilitate the exploration of the power of “body image” and women, and how ones’ self-concept and self-esteem are affected by today’s media and society’s definition of beauty.

GroupWise 8: Customization that Works for You
Session 1: Wednesday March 28, 2012 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM | 351 Main
Session 2: Monday April 23, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM | 351 Main

MaryBeth Beighley offers innovations that will improve nearly every aspect of the way you organize and communicate. This is a hands-on session where you will learn how to fully customize the Home View to design and lay out the content that matters most to you. You will also learn effective tips on using tasks to keep track of all of your “to-dos” in our ever-growing busy world.

GRCC in the News – 3/7/12

Holland Is Ready selects new board
By Vivian Gomez | Correspondent | Posted Mar 06, 2012 @ 02:43 PM

HOLLAND – Holland Is Ready has selected the members of its new board of directors, which will be charged with advancing the organization’s aim of promoting safety, equality and inclusion for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents. […] Donald Martin, 33, teaches English at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Diversity Lecture Series Presents Naomi Wolf – 3/14/12

GRCC Diversity Lecture Series Presents Naomi WolfNaomi Wolf – March 14, 2012 | Author, Social Critic, Political Activist

Beyond Victimization: The Beauty Myth Revisited

Author of seven books, including the New York Times best-seller The Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf focuses on gender equality, pervasive inequities in society and politics, the defense of liberty in America and internationally, and body image. She is the cofounder of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, which teaches ethics and empowerment to young women leaders.

In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, Wolf argues that breathtaking changes take place when ordinary citizens engage in the democratic system the way the founders intended, through civic engagement.

  • Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Free and open to all
  • On-campus parking $3.00 (with discount pass)
  • ASL Interpreted

More: | Twitter: @NaomiRWolf