Office Depot Holiday Delivery Schedule

Below is the Office Depot Holiday Schedule. Please note the following dates, as deliveries will not be made on the dates we are closed. PLEASE ALSO NOTE: If an order is placed on a date that our delivery centers are closed, they will not deliver the next open business day. It will be PICKED on the next open business day and delivered on your next scheduled delivery date. It’s never too soon to inform your end-users and have them mark their calendars!! 🙂 Have a great holiday season!!


All Delivery Centers work on 12/23 for 12/24 delivery.

All DC’s are closed on 12/24 and 12/25.

Orders placed on 12/24 and 12/25 will be picked on 12/26

and delivered on 12/27.

New Year’s:

All Delivery Centers work Tuesday 12/31 for Thursday 1/2 Delivery

GRCC In the News, 12-17-13

Community college degrees in demand

Dec. 16, 2013; Bridge magazine

To see the difference between yesterday’s skilled-trade career and today’s, Michael Hansen offers what’s happening at BOSS Products, a snowplow manufacturer in Iron Mountain.

… “What (students are) asking for is in three or four current areas: Business, nursing, culinary and computer information systems. Those four have great interest,” said Fiona Hert, dean of the School of Workforce Development at Grand Rapids Community College. But there’s also a series of skills employers want — punctuality, a team player, critical thinking, flexibility. And these, she and others added, are the ones that will take students furthest in their careers.

Jared Rodriguez speaks to literacy advocacy

Dec. 16, 2013;

Jared Rodriguez, new Advisory Council co-chairperson to the Community Literacy Initiative (CLI), has a rich background of advocacy work in Grand Rapids and in the state of Michigan. Most recently, he founded and served as President of the West Michigan Policy Forum before launching the Calder Group earlier this year.

… Our greatest strength is the sincere interest in impacting positive change for all citizens. I’m a firm believer that our greatest natural resource is our people and building coalitions through collaborative thinking/doing is a major part of our community culture. Our short-term need is to develop a comprehensive community asset inventory and engage community, business and education-focused organizations (including CLI, the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Community Schools, Talent2025, First Steps, Aquinas College, GRCC, etc.), touching literacy in a non-duplicative effort.

Local athletes compete at collegiate level

Dec. 17, 2013; Cadillac News

… Delta College sophomore forward Austin Marine (Pine River H.S.) scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in the Pioneers’ 78-63 men’s basketball loss to Grand Rapids Community College on Wednesday.


Tassell M-TEC hosts holiday breakfast for companies

This morning, bright and early, the faculty and staff of the Tassell M-TEC welcomed more than 50 companies to an appreciation breakfast. Many of the attendees represent employers who hire our Job Training Students and serve on various Advisory Committees. Many tours were given and breakfast was enjoyed. Thanks to everyone at the Tassell M-TEC for helping make this event such a huge success!

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Tickets available for ‘Venus in Fur’

Three more chances to see the Actors’ production of VENUS IN FUR by David Ives. December 19 – 21 at 8pm. Call 234-3946 or visit for tickets.

Here’s what retiree Kathleen Owens said about the play:

I saw Venus in Fur last night at Actors’ Theatre. It was phenomenal and if you get a chance to see it you won’t regret it! Yes, it is an adult story, but full of humor and wonderful actors and direction. As Shelly Urbane says in her director’s notes, “we are also giving weight…to the wonderful power struggles that make us human, that make us dynamic.”


Important change to GroupWise

Beginning Thursday, January 2nd 2014, the GRCC staff and faculty email (GroupWise) will use the same user-name and password used to login to campus computers and Blackboard.

What this means to you:

Passwords for the following will be the same on Jan 2, 2014:

  • Blackboard
  • Network login ( the way you login to campus computers)
  • GroupWise email
  • Wireless
  • iMageNow
  • Mobile devices

What you need to be aware of:

  • GroupWise Client (the one installed on your office computers) and Web ( will use the same user-name and password
  • If you already setup your GroupWise password as your network login password, nothing will change. They will be the same.
  • Password for GroupWise, Blackboard, and Network will expire after 120 Days
  • Password can be reset off campus by going to OR on a campus computer by using the following: Username — lookup, Password —  lookup

One less password to worry about in the New Year. If you have any questions regarding this, please call the IT Customer Support Help Desk at 234-HELP (4357).

Thank you for your understanding.