GRCC In the News, 11-24-14

MEA, GRCC union file unfair labor practice charge against college

Nov. 21, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A dispute between members of Grand Rapids Community College’s clerical workers union about whether to maintain ties with the Michigan Education Association has resulted in an unfair labor practice charge against the college.

‘Vice,’ Bruce Willis film from Grand Rapids director Brian Miller, to debut in January

Nov. 21, 2014; MLive

“Vice,” the new film from Grand Rapids-born director Brian Miller, has been slotted for an early 2015 release.

… Miller is a 1993 graduate of East Grand Rapids High School, and an alum of GRCC and Grand Valley State University, where he studied film. He shot his first two films, “Caught in the Crossfire” (starring rapper 50 Cent) and “House of the Rising Sun,” in Grand Rapids. He currently lives in Studio City, California.

Learn about The WELL on December 5

Come learn about The WELL, a new student group created to promote excellence in female African-American students at GRCC by empowering them around leadership and learning.  Students are supported through a partnership with GRCC African-American staff and faculty who will provide leadership and guidance.

Join us for lunch and door prizes Dec. 5, 2014, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Sneden Hall Multipurpose Room.

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CIS faculty, staff celebrate Thanksgiving by helping students

The Faculty and Staff in the Computer Information Systems department collected $1080 for CIS students who needed help this Thanksgiving. This money was used to send 36 Meijer gift cards to our students, just in time for them to purchase a hearty Thanksgiving meal. This event was part of our 8th Annual Bits and Bytes Thanksgiving Meal baskets. Over the years, hundreds of students in the CIS department have been helped by the generosity of our faculty. Additionally, students were made aware of other resources on campus such as the student food pantry. Thinking of our students in ways that extend outside of the classroom is such a great tradition to carry on. We are honored to have had such success in our 8th year of the Bits and Bytes Thanksgiving Meal Baskets project.

#100WaysToGiveBack with 100+ mouths fed

SICE students nominated for WAVE awards

Two Secchia students received nominations and awards at the 7th annual WAVE (Way Above Visitor Expectation) awards and industry recognition event last week put on by Experience Grand Rapids, our convention and visitors bureau. Raeanne Lupo, who works at Brewery Vivant, won the Best Nightlife Service Award, and Megan Amante, working at The Mitten Brewery and two-time winner of the Restaurant Week Scholarship, was also nominated. Congratulations!

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Raider Salute for help with bake sale fundraiser

The TRiO Program, Student Support Services and Penni Weninger would like to send a Raider Salute out to Culinary Program Director Dan Gendler, Chef Mike Whitman, Support Professional Marcia Arp and especially our bakery students who provided the delectable goodies for our fundraiser last week. Despite the terrible weather, we were able to raise almost enough to sponsor a year’s tuition at the Power of Education Fund School in Haiti for our sponsored student, Mikerlange Abraham. GRCC WORKS!

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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