GRCC In the News, 9-26-13

Mott Foundation hires two associate program officers

Sept. 26, 2013; East Village Magazine

Kari Marie Pardoe and Christopher Jay Stallworth have joined the staff of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The new associate program officers will work for the Pathways Out of Poverty and Flint Area grantmaking teams.

… Originally trained as a CNC (computer numerical control) machinist, Stallworth worked for the Robert Bosch Corporation in Kentwood, Mich. Taking advantage of worker retraining benefits, he earned an associate degree in English language and literature from Grand Rapids Community College.

Pre-snap penalties haunting Govs

Sept. 25, 2013;

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — After their best offensive game of the season Saturday at Ohio, the Govs are focused on eliminating the mental mistakes that could have made it even better.

… Athletic director Derek van der Merwe said he couldn’t provide full comment on the situation regarding the junior (Malcolm Goines), who transferred in from Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan prior to last season after signing in February 2012. Austin Peay’s compliance department found an error of certification during a routine review of eligibility before the game at Chattanooga on Sept. 14 and the university immediately self-reported the violation to the NCAA.


The Woodrick Diversity Learning Center is presenting the Institute for Healing Racism on Thur. Oct 3rd and Fri. Oct 4th. They have recently received several last minute cancellations and are hoping to be able to refill those seats. If this session would work with your schedule, please consider attending. The workshop is much more successful when there is sufficient participant interaction.

You may register at or call Staff Development at ext. 4285.

Microsoft Office available to staff, faculty

Microsoft Office 2013 is now available to all staff and faculty with a Windows operating system. Staff members may install Microsoft Office 2013 directly from the Zenworks application explorer.

*During the installation progress, Office 2013 will be installed and Office 2010 will be uninstalled.

IMPORTANT: Users of nVision will need to contact the GRCC IT Helpdesk prior to installing Microsoft Office 2013.

To learn more about Microsoft Office 2013 click HERE or call the IT Helpdesk at (616) 234-4357.

To install Office 2013 on your machine, please follow the steps listed below.

1) Close all open Office products. (This includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, Access, Publisher, etc.) All Office products will need to remain closed through the duration of the installation, approximately 20 – 30 minutes.

2) Open the ZENworks application explorer. The application explorer can be found on the desktop or via Start > All Programs > Novell ZENworks > ZENworks Application Window.

3) Launch the installation bundle titled Office 2013 (x86) or Office 2013 (x64). Most users will use the (x86) bundle. If you are unsure which installer you need, please contact the IT Helpdesk at (616) 234-4357.

4) To view the installation progess:

a. Right-click on the ZENworks system icon located in the lower right hand corner near the clock. Click “Show Progress”

Apply Now for the Leadership Institute!

The Grand Rapids Community College Leadership Institute is a 12-month leadership program committed to strengthening new or emerging leaders from across campus. This program is geared to foster a broader understanding of the campus community, accelerate talent development, and hone individual and team leadership skills. The Leadership Institute is designed for individual employees who have the capacity and desire to make a positive influence on our campus. Leadership Institute includes content pertinent to talent identification, leadership development, and addressing issues relevant to the college community. Application information is available at

Topics added to Teacher Education Seminar schedule

Mark your calendars! Here are the dates for the 2013-2014 Teacher Education Seminar Schedule:

  • Thursday, Oct. 10, 2-3:30 p.m. in 122-124 ATC — Transfer Fair
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2-3:30 p.m. in 120 ATC — Getting Involved in Classrooms Now
  • Thursday, Nov. 14, 3:30-5 p.m. in 108 Sneden — Getting that First Job: What Principals Want
  • Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2-3:30 p.m. in 120 ATC
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3:30-5 p.m. in 168 ATC
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2-3:30 p.m. in 120 ATC
  • Thursday, April 10, 3:30-5 p.m. in 233-234 SCC

Popular GRCC online classes include Spanish, Microsoft Excel

GRCC provides instructor-facilitated, online learning for adults through ed2go.

Check out GRCC’s most popular offerings:

  • Project Management Fundamentals.
  • Speed Spanish.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007.
  • A to Z Grant Writing.
  • Accounting Fundamentals.
  • Creating Web Pages.
  • Project Management Applications.
  • Beginning Writer’s Workshop.
  • Introduction to SQL.
  • Mac, iPhone, and iPad Programming.
  • Secrets of Better Photography

For more information, or to register, click here.

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.

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!!!

Campus Dining offers new items

Campus Dining chefs are now transitioning all retail locations and catering services to 100% homemade gourmet soup selections. A large percentage of all selections will be made using Michigan produced products as we strive to promote local sourcing. The new soups will provide additional offerings to our customers with specific allergen requests.

The Quiet Cafe is now serving made to order doughnuts. Stop by for a hot and fresh doughnut with your coffee or take a dozen with you for the office.