GRCC In the News, 10-1-13

ArtPrize 2013 Day 8

Sept. 30, 2013; MLive

(Photo is of GRCC student Danielle Merritt.)

Muskegon Community College sports recap: Volleyball takes 3 of 4 in weekend tourney

Sept. 30, 2013; MLive

MUSKEGON, MI — The Muskegon Community College women’s volleyball team proved it could bounce back over the weekend in the Raider Classic in Grand Rapids.

… GOLF: The Jayhawks placed second Sunday in the Ancilla Fall Invitational at Swan Lake Resort. MCC shot a 313 and was led by sophomore Marcus Fry, who shot 75. Others counting for MCC were Joel Maire with a 78 and Tyler Covell and Nick Vanbiesbrouck with 80s. Vanbiesbrouck is the son of first-year Muskegon Lumberjacks general manager John Vanbiesbrouck. Grand Rapids won the team title with a 301 and Ancillas Spencer Mortola was medalist with a 73.

Local athletes find success at collegiate level

Oct. 1, 2013;

Eric Davis shot a 6-over par 78 and Ancilla College’s men’s golf team finished third in the Muskegon Golf Invitational on Sept. 20 at Lincoln Golf Club in Muskegon, Michigan.

… Grand Rapids Community College won the tournament with 300. Jackson College was second at 306.

Skippers push national champs

Oct. 1, 2013;

The defending Division II volleyball national champions knew they were in battle Sunday afternoon during the final match of their own tournament.
The St. Clair County Community College squad (21-5) gave host Grand Rapids CC all they wanted before falling short 22-25, 21-25, 24-26. The Skippers went 3-1 in the two-day event.

ImageNow Regional User Group on October 6th.

For current or prospective ImageNow users, GRCC will be hosting the ImageNow Michigan Regional User Group Meeting this Friday in ATC 168. There will be ImageNow users from across Michigan and even a couple from out of state, attending this meeting. This is a great chance to network with other regional ImageNow users and/or learn a couple new tips and tricks. We have a great lineup of speakers, presentations, and break out sessions. Whether you are new to ImageNow or have been using it for awhile, there is always something to take away from these meetings. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no cost for this event, so if you are able to attend, we would love to see you there! The event registration links are listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Nathan Hamilton.

Experiential Learning blog highlights Schools of Hope, CTE Power Point presentations

GRCC Faculty and Staff-

Check out the new postings in the Experiential Learning Newsletter/Blog. We are excited to share with you great things that are happening at GRCC.


  • Michigan Campus Compact Award: Faculty and Staff please nominate a colleague for an award. Nominations can go directly to Michael Schavey. Check out the Blog for a list of the awards. We have a bunch of deserving Instructors and staff. Please nominate them for their awesome work.
  • Schools of Hope Training for GRCC Faculty and Staff was on September 20. 11 GRCC Faculty and Staff went through the training and are ready to serve a child who needs help with their reading and comprehension at area Elementary Schools. Thank you to Melanie Schiele Gady (Experiential Learning Team and Wellness Professor) and Misti Stanton (United Way: Schools of Hope Coordinator) for leading this opportunity. For information on this training/future trainings at GRCC contact Melanie Schiele Gady at
  • Check out what GRCC classes are doing for Academic Service Learning: BA 270 and PE 184.
  • Service Learning Task Team has a new Mission statement. Read through our mission statement on the Blog!
  • CTE Academic Service Learning Power Point Presentations are now posted on the Blog. Check it out for a refresher on how to bring Academic Service Learning into your GRCC class. Thank you to Dillon Carr, Leigh Kleinert, and Melanie Schiele Gady for facilitating these professional development sessions.
  • Sherry Knoppers is an awesome advocate for Service Learning. Check out the Faculty Interview with Sherry and how she incorporates Service Learning into her classes and why Service Learning is so important.
  • Michael Schavey sent out a personal welcome letter to GRCC students who were taking a class with Academic Service Learning. Thank you Mike and of course check out the Blog.

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!!!

October is Disability Awareness Month

In recognition of Disability Awareness Month, Disability Support Services invites you to the following events.

Disability Awareness Fair

October 2

10 am to 2 pm

Raider Grill

Room 203, Student Center

Disable the Label: A Campus Forum on Accessibility at GRCC

October 2

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Raider Grill

Room 203, Student Center

Mental Health Screenings

October 10

10 am to 2 pm

3rd Floor Student Center

“Strength lies in differences…..” — Dr. Stephen R. Covey

All participants are welcome. Those in need of special accommodations please contact DSS at 616-234-4140.