GRCC In the News, 10-24-13

Journalist to speak about bullying for GRCC’s Diversity Lecture Series

Oct. 22, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Emily Bazelon, a senior editor at Slate Magazine, will speak Wednesday at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE, about bullying and its impact on children.

Bazelon, appearing as part of GRCC’s Diversity Lecture Series, will begin her lecture at 7 p.m. Her discussion is titled after her latest book, “Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy.

Restaurant Week 2013: More than 17,000 meals raise $17,000 for culinary scholarship fund

Oct. 23, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The numbers are in: 17,135 meals were consumed during Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2013.

That means a $17,135 check was presented to the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education for its Scholarship Fund as each of the restaurants donated $1 from each meal sold during the promotion.

Smashburger founder Tom Ryan to be honored by Grand Rapids high school alma mater

Oct. 23, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — In high school, Smashburger founder Tom Ryan discovered what clicked for him: chemistry. Since then, the Grand Rapids native has taken his food chemistry passion worldwide, creating some of today’s most popular foods eaten at restaurant chains.

… (Joe) Hesse, who taught at West Catholic for 15 years before taking a job teaching physical science for teachers at Grand Rapids Community College 30 years ago, has fond memories of his former student.

KVCC volleyball team heads to state finals

Oct. 23, 2013; MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI — The Kalamazoo Valley Community College volleyball team will compete in the MCCAA State Finals this weekend in Jackson.

… A recent notable victory was when the Cougars beat the Grand Rapids Community College team on their own home court, something that hadn’t happened in three years.


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