100 Ways to Give: Heritage lunch item celebrates ’40s


GRCC’s Heritage restaurant is celebrating our centennial birthday and #100waystogive with special lunch dishes celebrating the different decades!

On November 14, Baked Salmon Coulibiac Brown Butter Hollandaise is on the menu to mark the 1940s. Sales of this menu item will benefit Kids’ Food Basket! For reservations, call (616) 234-3700 or click here.

GRCC In the News, 11-12-14

Trees lit, flags displayed to honor veterans at GRCC

Nov. 11, 2014; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — Grand Rapids Community College’s Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday included lighting the Veterans Trees and placing 100 flags honoring American veterans.

Veterans Day in West Michigan

Nov. 11, 2014; WZZM

(This photo gallery includes GRCC’s Veterans Day ceremony.)

Vanessa Williams comes to DeVos Hall for Grand Rapids Symphony’s ‘Symphony with Soul’

Nov. 11, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Vanessa Williams, the Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-nominated singer and actress, is special guest for the Grand Rapids Symphony’s “Symphony with Soul” concert in February.

… The program in DeVos Performance Hall will include Adolphus Hailstork’s “Overture” and the Grand Rapids Community Chorus directed by Duane Shields Davis, retired director of vocal music at Grand Rapids Community College.

Staff development to mark 100 years with exercise

Staff Development would love to invite you to Celebrate 100 years with the Tuesday/Thursday Bootcamp class!

In celebration of 100 years, on December 11 we will be meeting up in the Fieldhouse balcony to do 10 different exercises and 100 reps of each one!

We’d love to have you join us on December 11 and to train for December 11, join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00-12:45 in the Fieldhouse!

See attached for specific details.

Come and join us in sweating to celebrate!

Diversity Lecture Series continues with Elaine Richardson


GRCC’s 2014-2015 Diversity Lecture Series continues November 12 with author, professor and recording artist Elaine Richardson.

“Dr. E” is a professor in Ohio State University’s department of education and human ecology. Her one-woman show, “HD (Po H# on Dope) to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life,” features expressive performance, storytelling and music. She turned away from a life of drug addiction, abusive controlling pimps and short stints in jail by returning to school. Her motto is: “Ignorance, low self-esteem and shame are killers. When you know who you are, nobody can control you.”

Richardson’s free, ASL-interpreted lecture starts at 7 p.m. in Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE. A book signing will follow. Parking costs $5 (with a discount pass). For details, call 234-3390. To see the other speakers in this year’s series, click here.

New Insights Magazine from Pine Rest Employee Assistance Program

Pine Rest is excited to announce a new magazine called Insights. The first issue focuses on anxiety disorders and is entitled, “Anxiety.” The magazine is online as a PDF as well as html pages at: www.pinerest.org/anxiety.

Having an anxiety disorder can make a major impact in the workplace. People may turn down a promotion or other opportunity because it involves travel or public speaking; make excuses to get out of office parties, staff lunches, and other events or meetings with coworkers; or be unable to meet deadlines.

In a national survey on anxiety in the workplace, people with anxiety disorders commonly cited these as difficult situations: dealing with problems; setting and meeting deadlines; maintaining personal relationships; managing staff; participating in meetings, and making presentations.

EAPs are intended to help employees deal with the personal problems that might adversely impact their health, and well-being.

You can access EAP services 24-hours, 7 day-a-week the hotline number is (800) 422-0809 or (616) 455-6210.


Staff Development has added a Screening Committee session to the calendar on Thursday, November 20th from 8:30-10:30 AM in the Diversity Learning Center conference room (Room 122 LRC).

If you have not attended this training and are scheduled to participate on a hiring committee, or would like to be considered in the future, please register online to attend this training: http://grcc.edu/staffdevelopment/currentlearningopportunitiesregistration.

Campus Dining sets holiday schedule

Campus Dining Holiday Break Hours:


Raider Grille – CLOSED all week (11/24-11/28)

Quiet Cafe & Sneden Cafe:

  • Monday 11/24 – Normal Business Hours
  • Tuesday 11/25 – Open until 1pm
  • Wednesday 11/26 – CLOSED


Raider Grille:

  • December 8 & 9 – Open until 1pm
  • December 10 – January 11, 2015 – CLOSED

Quiet Cafe & Sneden Cafe:

  • December 8 – Normal Business Hours
  • December 9 – Open until 4pm
  • December 10 – Open until 1pm
  • December 11 – January 11, 2015 – CLOSED