Sneden Cafe increases Hot Food offerings

Stop by the Sneden Cafe and get all of your favorite pizzas and sandwiches cooked in our brand new XPress oven. Have your pizza cooked to perfection on our new pizza stone, or try your sandwich toasted to perfection in 30 seconds. The Sneden Cafe is continually working to bring you great hot food options. Items coming soon include: Homemade Calzones, Chicken Wings, Chicken Tenders, etc.

GRCC In the News, 9-23-13

Major league trio helps Cornerstone University dedicate new baseball facility

Sept. 21, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS — Aaron Taylor stepped into the batting cage Saturday ready to take a few swings.

… Saturday’s festivities opened with Cornerstone University’s varsity softball team taking on Grand Rapids Community College in an exhibition. After that, the Golden Eagles’ men’s soccer team took on Concordia.

GRCC Students Help Pack 110,000 Meals

Fourteen GRCC students and Adjunct Instructor Rana Woodhull participated in a Feed My Starving Children Mobil Manna Pack event at Bella Vista Church in Rockford on Saturday, September 14 where they helped to pack 110,000 meals for orphanages and children in countries like Haiti and Uganda:

I had been contemplating a way to integrate a hands-on approach to teach “Marketing a Non-profit Organization”, when I discovered an opportunity to experience a non-profit with my students. Students were able to participate in Feed My Starving Children, after which we are doing reflection activities about the importance of marketing for an organization and how that organization impacts ourselves, our communities, and our world.

Students participated in this event throughout the day on Saturday. The students worked in teams packing the meals and in warehousing the packed meals. The students worked together with students from Cornerstone University, members of Bella Vista Church, and many other visitors to the pack site. The students were made aware of the fact that their two hour contribution made such a huge impact on the number of children who would live to see another day and the number of children that would receive one meal a day for the next year. In all, our students helped to pack enough meals to feed 302 children one meal a day for one year. 302 children who would have the opportunity to grow up and make a difference in their own culture. Our students were able to view a video and several photos of the children that are being helped. We were horrified by the condition of the children before receiving the meals we packed and amazed at the condition of the children after receiving the meals for several weeks and months.

Feed My Starving Children is an organization that provides healthy nutrition to impoverished children around the world. FMSC produces a Manna Pack which contains six servings of the vitamins, veggies, soy and rice (It looks somewhat like the contents of packages of Lipton Sides). Each package is hand packed by volunteers at several permanent pack sites as well as at mobile pack sites. Each Manna Pack box contains 36 packages which is 216 meals. We packed 509 boxes on Saturday!

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the “Feed My Starving Children” volunteer opportunity at your church. I enjoyed being part of such a great group and inspiring event. It’s funny how doing something for others helps us as individuals. ~ Brad Boland, BA 270 GRCC Student

To find out more about Feed My Starving Children or to get involved go to:  To find out where this food goes go to:

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Golf team wins Muskegon invitational

Congratulations to the GRCC Raider Golf Team as they won the Muskegon Community Invite by six strokes with a score of 300. Leading the way for the Raiders was Jared Multer, a sophomore, from Battle Creek Lakeview, who was medalist with an even par 72. Jared won the tournament with a birdie on the first playoff hole. The team continues their fall season with a tournament at the Ancilla Invite, Sunday, Sept. 29th.

GRCC library marks Banned Books Week

From librarian Lisa Rabey: It’s the beginning of Banned Books Week! One of my favorite holidays for it celebrates the freedom to read and draws attention to the increasing problem of censorship. To participate in Banned Books Week,  the library will have guest posts from staff and students celebrating their love of reading by nominating their favorite banned book through the week and also through the month of October. In addition, we’ll be curating boards on Pinterest and photosets on Tumblr.

If you are a student or staff at Grand Rapids Community College, you can participate by emailing Lisa Rabey ( your favorite title, author, and a paragraph or two of why this is your favorite banned book.

Curious about what books have been challenged?  Check out the lists below of ALA’s Banned and Challenged Books as well as the challenged classics for inspiration. You can also peruse through our posts from previous years (  to see what others are saying and writing about banned and challenged books.

— Banned Books Week 2013
— Banned Books Week on Pinerest
— Banned Books Week
— ALA’s Banned and Challenged Books
— ALA’s Challenged Classics

Campus Dining Embraces Art Prize 2013

Campus Dining Services is having a recipe contest to celebrate Art Prize 2013. This contest is open to all staff, faculty and students. Stop by the Campus Dining banner outside of the Raider Grille for contest rules. Top prize includes a $50 Visa Gift Card and a featured spot at The Raider Grille as our weekly special the following week.

Art Prize Recipe Contest Rules.
1. Open to Student, Staff, or Faculty
2. Select any Art Prize entry
3. Create a custom recipe influenced by the art or artist
4. Give a written explanation as to why your food represents the art or artist
5. Submit a picture of the art with your recipe
6. Entries must be received by Oct. 4th at the Raider Grille, Quiet Cafe, or Sneden Cafe

The winner will be announced on Oct. 7th.

Good Luck!!!