GRCC In The News 10-24-12

$18,000 raised during Restaurant Week Grand Rapids
WZZM13 Oct 23, 2012
GRAND RAPIDS  — Despite a change in date, Restaurant Week Grand Rapids raised more than $18,000. At a Restaurant Week Appreciation Gala on Tuesday night, Doug Small, Experience Grand Rapids President, announced 18,014 dinners were sold for a total of $18,014.
Each of the 61 participating restaurants donated $1 from each restaurant week meal served August 15th – 25th. The money was presented to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College.

Restaurant Week organizers donate $18,000 to GRCC culinary scholarship fund
Mlive October 23, 2012
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Restaurant Week Grand Rapids on Tuesday, Oct. 23 donated $18,000 to a culinary scholarship fund at Grand Rapids Community College.
The announcement was made by Experience Grand Rapids President Doug Small at the Restaurant Week appreciation gala at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at GRCC.

College Action Project Updates from October 19, 2012 Meeting

The following College Action Projects from the GRCC Strategic Plan were reviewed at the October 19 meeting of the Strategic Leadership Team:

1.1.1 Implement strategies to increase the number of students who graduate
1.1.2 Promote faculty leadership in academic advising
1.1.3 Create and revise agreements between GRCC and 4-year colleges/universities for students seeking to transfer

Rad Tech Fundraiser

The Rad Tech Students are holding a fundraiser at El Barrio’s Mexican Grill today, October 24, 2012,  from 5 -9 p.m. at El Barrio’s Mexican Grill (545 Michigan ST NE).  Fifteen percent of your total bill goes toward the Rad Tech fundraiser.  Students are earning their way to the RSNA Conference in Chicago. See you there!

Psychology Speaker Series Begins Thursday

The Grand Rapids Community College Psychology Department kicks off its Psychology Speaker Series with the opening session, “Can Political Psychology Help Us Know What We’re Getting When We Vote?,” on Thursday, October 25, 2012.

Dr. David Winter, Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, will be presenting at this first installment of the series, scheduled from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. in room 168 of the ATC.

Tim Skubick Town Hall Thursday

Tim Skubick, anchor and producer of the weekly public television series “Off the Record,” brings a town hall meeting to GRCC’s Senden Hall on Thursday, October 25. Through his entertaining style and interaction with the audience, Skubick offers insights about candidates and helps participants understand a variety of election issues. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in room 108 of Sneden Hall. Admission is free.

Senator Levin To Speak At GRCC Thursday

Please join the Social Science Department this Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 12:30-2 p.m. when we host Senator Carl Levin in room 108 of Sneden Hall. Senator Levin will be speaking to GRCC students about the current state of American National Security and international foreign policy issues. This is a perfect follow up the last of the Presidential Debates.  Classes are welcome! For more information, please contact the Social Science Department.

Fitness Fridays With Area Kindergarten Classes

Wellness Instructors Jodi Gee and Melanie Schiele-Gady have been volunteering with Byron Center Public Schools in the Kindergarten classrooms on Friday afternoons.  Jodi teaches at Marshall Elementary and Melanie teaches at Countryside Elementary.  Both instill the importance of healthy eating and exercise to the youngsters.  “It’s important to reach out to the elementary schools, and get children moving at a young age,” commented Jodi.  Last Friday Jodi taught Kickboxing to Mrs. Smith’s class at Marshall Elementary and talked about the importance of Fruits and Vegetables.

On Friday October 5th,  Melanie and Mrs. Montgomery’s Kindergarten class did 30 minutes of yoga and then talked about Nutrition and what were “thumbs up” choices regarding food and exercise.  The kindergarten students then listened to a presentation on “what your plate should look like” and also the types of foods we should be eating.  The students then colored their “plate” and “my pyramid” work sheets to take home and share with their family. Check out choosemy for more information on how you should eat and also the new “Let’s Move” action plan!