GRCC In the News, 7-15-13

Restaurant Week 2013 reveals specialized menu items for 3-course meals

July 15, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Restaurant Week, Aug. 14-24, will include more than 65 restaurants 16 for the first time. Special menu items from each of the participating restaurants were released this morning. See the complete list at

… A dollar from each Restaurant Week meal sold during the event will be donated by the restaurants to a student scholarship fund at Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Since 2010, Restaurant Week Grand Rapids has donated nearly $60,000 to the scholarships.

Beach Bites offers snacks – and education

July 14, 2013; The Herald-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Mich.)

BENTON HARBOR – Beach goers at Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor can now buy hot dogs, hamburgers and other snacks at Beach Bites, opened July 1 by Kinexus in Benton Harbor.

… He’s (Ontaygo Johnson) already earned his associate’s degree in business administration from Grand Rapids Community College.

District 9 Big League Softball team has longer road to World Series

July 14, 2013; MLive

For the past several years, Michigan District 9 has had an easier road to reach a World Series because Pinery Park played host to the Central Region Big League baseball and softball tournaments.

… In addition to Murphey, the roster consists of Danielle Freeman (Hudsonville), Morgan Groom (Lowell), Autumn Anderson, Sam Merren, Sierra Mutschler and Mallory Teunissen (Wayland), Brittany McClain (Hopkins), Nikoma Holmen and Schyler Selander (Grandville), Jazmine Hamm and Hailey Houck (Byron Center), Teagan Shomin (Northview), Jessi Ramos (Rockford), Megan Lee (Byron Center/GRCC), Chelsea Zylstra (South Christian/GRCC), and Evie Lorimer (Spring Lake/Central Michigan).

Composting at GRCC

July 12, 2013; West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

IT’s Prioritized Project List

The Project Prioritization Team (PPT) prioritized the projects that are submitted to the IT department. The Project Prioritization Team (PPT) met on 7/2 and prioritized the projects for the 2013-2014 budget year. This prioritization process allows IT to budget and use its resources in the most effective way.

The 2013-2014 Prioritized project list has been posed on the Project Management Office’s web-site. Please go to our website: for the up-to-date project list.

The Collegiate accepting applications for editors, business manager

The Collegiate, GRCC’s award-winning student newspaper and web publication, is looking for a new team of student editors for the 2013/14 school year and faculty and staff are encouraged to share this opportunity with their brightest and best student writers, photographers, graphic artists and page designers. Curious students with excellent writing and editing skills, are encouraged to apply for the open editor positions listed below. These are paid positions that involve a serious time commitment in exchange for a rewarding on-the-job learning experience directly applicable to careers in journalism, public relations, writing, editing, sports information, broadcasting, photography, magazine publishing and business.

The Editor-in-chief application can be found here.

And the application for the other editor positions — News Editor, Photo Editor,Web & Design Editor, Sports Editor, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Magazine/Features Editor — can be found here.

Ideal candidates have already completed JR 251 and JR 252, however students who have successfully completed advanced English courses are welcome to apply now and take JR 251 and JR 252 during their editing tenure. Students are encouraged to apply for all the positions they are interested in to ensure that they will be considered for more than one if applicable. Questions about these editing jobs, can be directed to Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, The Collegiate Adviser,

The Collegiate is also looking for a Business Manager to manage ad sales for both the print and online publications. This student will earn a commission from the ad sales. Interested students can contact The Collegiate adviser directly.

The application deadline is July 22.