GRCC In the News, 8-11-14

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2014: Win dinner packages, overnight stays to Amway Grand Plaza or JW Marriott

Aug. 10, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — I’ll try to make this as simple as possible:

… As part of the event, $1 from each meal sold goes toward student scholarships to Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. In 5 years, the school is expected to bring in more than $100,000.

Catalyst Radio: Maker Faire invites inventors, innovators, tinkerers to show their creations

Aug. 8, 2014;

The first-ever Maker Faire in this part of the state is coming to Grand Rapids Labor Day weekend, and Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting the interactive event geared to bolster the maker movement growing locally.

… In the Catalyst Radio studio from Grand Rapids Public Museum is Kate Moore, vice president of marketing and public relations, to describe the interactive Maker Faire and how the event a partnership with GR Makers, The Geek Group and Grand Rapids Community College focuses on learning, creativity and collaboration.

Ohio State football team mixing youth, experience at skill positions

Aug. 10, 2014; The Lantern (Ohiot State University student-run newspaper)

In the world of college football, returning contributors often find themselves with a leg up on younger players, but that isn’t necessarily the case at Ohio State.

… Yet another player hoping to make his mark on the receiving corps is redshirt-junior Corey Smith, who sat out last season after transferring from Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan. Smith said he wants to have a role, but is willing to do whatever is asked of him.

Active Shooter Response Training set for August 18

Run. Hide. Fight (Active Shooter Response Training)

Mon Aug 18, 2014 from 10:30 AM – 12 PM in Room 351 Main

This training is required for all college staff and faculty. The 90 minute training session will be presented by GRCC Police Chief Rebecca Whitman and Lieutenant Scott Merlo, and will describe what an active shooter is; detail the ‘Run Hide Fight’ response to an active shooter situation; explain ways to recognize and report potential threats to our campus, and answer any questions attendees may have.

If you have not yet attended this training, registration is available online at or by calling Staff Development at ext. 4285.