GRCC In the News, 11-20-13

Muslim American science fiction-fantasy author to speak at GRCC

Nov. 19, 2013; News International

Nov. 19, 2013 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community Colleges library will host an evening with Saladin Ahmed, an award-winning science fiction-fantasy author.

Fall Jazz Night concert will benefit scholarship

Nov. 19, 2013; News International

Nov. 19, 2013 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College musicians will explore the world of jazz in concert Nov. 19 during Fall Jazz Night, proceeds of which will benefit the Duane Shields Davis Vocal Jazz Scholarship.

Beer Loft and a ‘Bachelor’: What’s new at 2013 Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival

Nov. 20, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The sixth annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival celebrates the growth of Michigan’s craft beer and cider industries and welcomes a TV “Bachelor” to promote his vineyard.

… The event also includes champagne and sparkling wine flights, a cordial and dessert area and the Riverfront Marketplace, where patrons can shop specialty items and accessories. Culinary and hospitality students from Ferris State University, the Culinary Institute of Michigan at Baker College in Muskegon, the Secchia Institute of Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University will work alongside industry leaders for a premier educational experience.

Woman, 60, recalls past as a prostitute and finding recovery in Grand Rapids

Nov. 19, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Lucretia Harvey’s first forays into prostitution started as an attempt to win back a boyfriend’s attention.

… In that time she formed healthy relationships and made the dean’s list at Grand Rapids Community College. Harvey for six years helped other women overcome their addiction as a supervisor at Degage Ministries Open Door Women’s Center.

Area pipeline good for Cobras

Nov. 19, 2013; The News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.)

Area pipeline good for Cobras

… Nine of the 16 teams that have qualified for the Division II nationals, which start Thursday at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio, are ones that Parkland College has played during the season. The Cobras’ only losses in a 49-2 season were to top-seeded Cowley (on Sept. 7) and 10th-seeded Grand Rapids (on Aug. 31). Parkland has a 36-match winning streak, which includes 30 three-set sweeps. The team has beaten No. 3 Johnson County, No. 5 Illinois Central, No. 8 Monroe, No. 11 Des Moines Area Community College, No. 12 Southwestern, No. 13 South Suburban and No. 16 East Central. The Cobras could meet Grand Rapids in the quarterfinals.

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