Blackboard outage resolution

Yesterday morning at 8:42 a.m., the network storage that supports Blackboard data, suffered a failure that caused Blackboard to be unavailable until 5 p.m. GRCC network engineers worked with our storage vendor to restore the system as it was at the time of the outage.

We deeply apologize for causing an interruption in your classes. If you encounter any problem in your courses, please contact IT Customer Support at 234-4357.

TRiO students sponsor doughnut fundraiser

The TRIO/Student Support Services Program is holding a fundraising effort to support a 5th grade student in Haiti. TRIO/SSS has worked for the past couple of years to support The Power of Education Foundation and their mission through the school they run in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. This year we have chosen to sponsor a child and we need your support in making this effort real! Come and buy doughnuts on Tuesday, November 4 from our TRIO/SSS students!


100 Ways to Give: Smoked Duck Cassoulet with Michigan Cherries on Heritage menu today


The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education is serving a #100 Ways to Give project today. The Heritage lunch menu is featuring a special dish, Smoked Duck Cassoulet with Michigan Cherries, celebrating the 1930s.

Chef Campbell’s class in the Heritage will be serving lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. today. For reservations, call (616) 234-3700 or click here. To learn about the other “decade dishes,” click here.

In The News, 10-31-14

Professional offers furnace tips for heating season
10/31/14 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Heating season is upon us and woe be those whose furnace won’t work. To get some answers for furnace questions, we turned to Don Steeby, an associate professor of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning at Grand Rapids Community College.

College notes: Detroit Tigers early exit lets Dan Dickerson watch daughter play volleyball at GVSU
10/30/14 MLive
ALLENDALE, Mich. – Dan Dickerson sat nervously in the wooden bleachers in the Grand Valley State University gym. When his daughter, Rachel, with the No. 13 on her blue jersey, checked into the Lakers volleyball match, he had butterflies.
… Abbie Gortsema, Grand Rapids Community College: The sophomore (East Grand Rapids) had 14 kills in a 3-0 win over Lake Michigan College on Oct. 22 to help the Raiders win their fifth conference championship in the past seven seasons. The Raiders are 23-5 overall and 14-0 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. Gortesma is second on the team with 172 kills.

Grand Rapids team seeks 2nd straight national title in Senior Baseball League tournament
10/30/14 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Although the players from Steelhead Tavern baseball team may not take themselves too serious, especially at home, when they take to the diamond, there is nothing funny about their game.
The 45-over team comprised mostly of players from West Michigan, many of whom were teammates and former players at Grand Rapids Junior College, will be looking to win their third World Series title at the Men’s Senior Baseball League tournament, which will take place November 3-8 in Phoenix.

West Michigan’s superintendent of the year is Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Teresa Weatherall Neal
10/30/14 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) recently announced that Teresa Weatherall Neal, superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools, is the Region 3 Superintendent of the Year.
(Article doesn’t mention it, but Teresa Weatherall Neal is a GRCC alumna.)