GRCC In the News, 3-1-13

New gun laws in Kentucky surprise just about everyone

February 28, 2013; MSNBC

Months before the murders of 20 first graders and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the National Rifle Association successfully lobbied the Kentucky legislature to pass one of the most liberal gun laws in the nation. Only 10 lawmakers in both houses voted against the bill last summer and it quietly took effect at the beginning of this year. In fact, the law took effect so quietly it took transportation officials, security guards and firefighters by surprise.

(Photo with story is of a GRCC student.)

Youth to sing in Mennonite Festival

February 28, 2013; Goshen News

GOSHEN — More than 30 children and teens from the Goshen area join with more than 125 other youth to sing in a festival concert at the Goshen College Music Center in Goshen Sunday at 2 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

… Just two days long and in its 22nd year, the festival consists of a Saturday practice and a Sunday afternoon concert under the baton of a distinguished guest conductor the first weekend in March. The 2013 guest conductor is Dr. Stephen Barton, director of choral activities and chair of the voice department, Grand Rapids Community College, Mich.

34th Annual Home & Garden Show Begins

February 28, 2013; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — There are still a few more weeks before spring officially arrives, but the annual West Michigan Home and Garden Show kicks off Thursday to get people in the mood early.

… Standard Kitchens Cooking Stage – GREAT GRAINS! – Our popular chef Angus Campbell, from GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, is presenting delicious foods made with high-fiber and nutritionally-rich grains. Whole grains are loaded with vitamins and minerals and may help fight heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and more. Plus, they taste delicious! This year’s menu includes Toasted Barley Pilaf, Beluga Lentil Salad, Wild Mushroom and Quinoa Salad, and Millet Crunch.


Hungry? …

… Truth is many of our students are as well.

Good morning friends and colleagues,

The GRCC Food Pantry continues to help our students who are in high need of food. We are currently assisting fifty students. These students may have upwards of five dependents at home that the Food Pantry also serves.

Please consider grabbing any of the items on the list below during your grocery shopping adventures over the weekend. We also accept Meijer gift cards! Donations can be dropped off at the Office of Student Life and Conduct.

GRCC Student Food Pantry Top 10 Items of Need:

  1. Canned Soups and Stews – preferably chicken and beef varieties (please no tomato soup – we have plenty)
  2. Canned Chicken and Tuna
  3. Spaghetti Sauce (we are currently set on pasta)
  4. Peanut Butter & Jelly
  5. Crackers
  6. Canned Fruits & Apple Sauce
  7. Boxes/Bags of Breakfast Cereals
  8. Boxed Dinners – Tuna Helper, Hamburger Helper, etc. (we are all set on macaroni and cheese)
  9. Condiments – Mustard, Ketchup, Mayo, Pickles, and Salad Dressings
  10. Toiletries – Toilet Paper, Shampoo & Conditioner, Toothpaste, Laundry Detergent, and Dish Soap

Please note: When purchasing items, please remember that students are only allowed to take items that can fit in their tote bags – so individual sized items, when possible, are greatly appreciated instead of bulk-sized items.

Thanks for your consideration and continued support of this important program.

Diversity Lecture Series features Susan Cain

Susan Cain

Susan Cain

Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Susan Cain is a former corporate lawyer and negotiations consultant—and a self-described introvert. Her book has sparked a genuine national conversation about introverts. Although our culture undervalues them dramatically, introverts have made some of the great contributions to society—from Chopin’s nocturnes to the invention of the personal computer to Gandhi’s transformative leadership. Based on intensive research in psychology and neurobiology, Cain argues that we design our schools, workplaces, and religious institutions for extroverts, and that this bias creates a waste of talent, energy, and happiness.

  • For more information, please call (616) 234-3390.
  • The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. March 13 at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
  • Free and open to all.
  • On-campus parking $3.00 (with discount pass).
  • ASL Interpreted.
  • Book signing follows authors’ lectures