GRCC In the News, 8-22-13

New Lock and Key speakeasy features absinthe drinks and 6 Kuhnhenn taps

Aug. 22, 2013; The Detroit Free Press

Lock and Key — a prohibition-style speakeasy with classic cocktails, five absinthe drinks and six Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. beers on tap — has opened at the rear of the Oxford Inn at 1214 S. Main in Royal Oak.

… Grand Rapids Restaurant Week continues through Saturday with more than 70 participating venues. Restaurants will donate $1 of every restaurant-week meal sold during the event to student culinary scholarships at Grand Rapids Community College.

Opportunity to be a Buckeye completes turnaround for Smith

Aug. 21, 2013;

Sometimes the path that leads you furthest away is the one that brings you closest to home.

… A senior academically, but ineligible to play football, Smith dropped out of high school, earned his GED, and enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan, where he planned to play for two years before moving on to Tennessee.

Cowley volleyball ranked No.1

Aug. 20, 2013; (Arkansas)

The Cowley College volleyball team — winner of 76 of its past 79 matches and a participant in each of the last two National junior College Athletic Association Division II national title games — is ranked No. 1 in the 2013 national preseason poll.

… After capturing the program’s first-ever national championship during the 2011 season, Cowley ran its winning streak to 60 straight matches before losing its only match of the 2012 season against Grand Rapids Community College in the national title game.

KCC volleyball looking for a resurgence

Aug. 21, 2013; Battle Creek Enquirer

The Kellogg Community College volleyball program has a rich history, having produced 18 conference titles and three national championships.

… The conference is the eight-team Michigan Community College Athletic Association West Division, which includes defending NJCAA Division II national champion Grand Rapids CC (the Raiders will open the season as the No. 2 team in the nation).

Kater to Start at Quarterback in CMU Season Opener

Aug. 21, 2013;

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos announced on Wednesday that junior Cody Kater will start at quarterback when the Chippewas open the 2013 season versus No. 17 Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Aug. 31.

… Kater transferred to CMU from Grand Rapids Community College, where he guided the Raiders to a perfect 11-0 record in 2011, directing an offense that averaged 50 points and 509 yards per game.

Stars on deck in Canadian title bid

Aug. 21, 2013; The Windsor Star

When Windsor Stars outfielder Thomas Grubb steps up to the plate tonight against Alberta 2 at the Canadian Senior Baseball Championships at Mic Mac Park, he said he has one goal.

… Grubb, one of the Stars veteran players, played two years for the Central Michigan Chippewas, as well on the Grand Rapids Community Colleges Raiders baseball team.


To better inform the campus, Wellness Department faculty member Melanie Schiele-Gady in collaboration with the Department of Experiential Learning is now hosting a blog to increase awareness of the great work being done by faculty and students, as well as announcing future events, examples of student success and faculty professional development offerings. You can access the blog by visiting

Should you have news to share please email Leah Kicinski, Experiential Learning Coordinator, at

Department of Experiential Learning Contacts:

Faculty Scholars – Service Learning


Faculty Scholars – Study Away


Faculty Scholars – Honors Program


Schedule set for tutorial/computer labs

The only Tutorial/Computer lab that is open this week is the ATC Tutorial & Open Computer Lab. On Monday, August 26th, all labs will be open for when classes begin.

Policy highlights

Purchasing Policy (revised)

  • Reorganized sections for ease of accessing information.
  • Added provision prohibiting use of college resources  for charitable donations or sponsorships unless approved in advance by the President or designee.
  • Added requirement that all products and services must be universally accessible
  • Updated link to  City of Grand Rapids – Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Revised language for  Personal Gifts (section L).
  • Revised language for Purchase of Gifts (section O)
  • Revised language and order for Procurement/Travel Cards (section M)
  • Revised language in Section VI Who should read this policy to include All GRCC staff that influence, authorize and/or execute purchases.
  • Included section addressing Accessible Electronic Information Technology
  • Added Purchasing Policy Attachment B – MLBE Guidelines

Hazard Communication (revised)

  • Revised the policy statement for clarification regarding the expectation that employees are to be aware of the hazardous chemicals they may encounter in the normal course of their employment and procedures established for appropriate response to these hazards.
  • Simplified references to the GRCC Right to Know Program Document