GRCC In the News, 1-29-16

Island vibe, via Michigan

Jan. 28, 2016; The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)

The Outer Vibe describes its work as a musical vacation, and hearing the surf-inflected sound on its latest album Full Circle (not to mention the colorful tropical fruit adorning the cover), you’d never guess the band hailed from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The five-piece, which adds Spokane to its travel itinerary on Monday, has devoted itself to transporting its listeners to an island paradise.

… The members all met while attending or teaching at the music school at Grand Rapids Community College, and they’ve performed with various lineups since the early 2000s. The Outer Vibe’s current lineup has been in place for two years now, but several members have come and gone over the years. The band jokingly likens its early days to Spinal Tap’s constantly rotating lineup, though none of their drummers ever spontaneously combusted onstage.

Area high school grads making an impact on college sports scene

Jan. 28, 2016; MLive

… A pair of Grandville grads are contributing for the Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team. Freshman forward Karlee Karpowicz is averaging 4.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Karpowicz is shooting 47% from the floor, and recorded a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds against the Davenport JV team. Sophomore guard Renay Palmer is having a solid all-around season as she is averaging 3.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.

Special Sauce

Jan. 4, 2016; Hour Detroit

Dan DeWall, chef de cuisine at Wright & Co., says he made this pork ragu dish frequently while a student at Secchia Institute for Culinary Education in Grand Rapids. Pork shoulder is inexpensive and delicious, he says. He suggests serving it with pappardelle noodles and plenty of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. More good news: DeWall says this dish can easily be frozen and reheated for later use.

TRiO Upward Bound extends water drive for Flint

GRCC’s TRiO Upward Bound program is extending its bottled water drive for the Flint water crisis. Employees and students can drop off a case of bottled water or a gallon of water to the TRIO Upward Bound Office ,110 Sneden Hall, through February 5. Any departments that need their donations picked up should contact Sheena Weaver at

Delivery times for mail, quick copy

Delivery times may very dependent on staffing and student employee schedules. This information is also posted on the GRCCePRINT website.


First Mail Delivery: 10:00-11:00 a.m.:

  1. Student Center
  2. Calkins Science Center
    3. Ford Fieldhouse
    4. Facilities
    5. Campus Police

Second Mail Delivery: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.:

  1. College Park
    2. Deans Office, Admissions, and ISIS
    3. Financial Aid, Cashiers
    4. Student Employment
    5. 3rd Floor Main (Department Offices)

Third Mail Delivery: 12:00-1:00 p.m.:

  1. Learning Resource Center
    2. Music Bldg
    3. Spectrum Theatre

Fourth Mail Delivery: 2:00-2:30 p.m.:

College Park


First Delivery: 11:00-11:30 a.m.

  1. ATC 1st Floor
    2. ATC 2nd Floor
    3. Cook Admin

Second Delivery: 2:00 -2:30 p.m.

  1. Cook Admin
    2. Mail Room at Sneden Hall

Quick Copy Delivery

Scheduled for delivery mail stops if they fit on the mail cart, otherwise they will be delivered separately at these times:

  1. Student Center & Calkins Science Center 9:30-10:30 am
  2. College Park Plaza First run 10:30-11:30 am  Second run at 3:00 pm only if there are orders due the following morning before 8:00 am
  3. Sneden 2:00 pm
  4. Language & thought 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  5. Ferris, Secchia & Music after 12:00 pm


GRCC hosts ‘Night at the YMCA’

Bring your friends and family to a FREE fun-filled event at the Downtown YMCA on Saturday, January 30th, from 7:30-11pm! This event is made possible by the collaboration between Campus Activities Board at GRCC and GVSU. Students, staff, and faculty must present their RaiderCard or GVSU ID upon entry but may bring as many guests as they want!

Activities include rock-climbing, swimming pool, yoga, basketball & volleyball courts, racquetball courts, and more. Free food and beverages will also be available throughout the night. Please contact Ashleigh Begres ( with questions.

Night at the YMCA. Free fun at the YMCA. Unlimited family and friends are welcome to attend with students, staff and faculty. RaiderCard required upon entry. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. 7:30-11 p.m. YMCA, 475 Lake Michigan Dr. NW. GRCC Campus Activities Board. Grand Valley State University.

Information Technology is pleased to launch – GRCC IT Status!

Available at, you will be able to see the current status of all of our services, and a historical record of any service disruptions or outages. This website is available to both students and staff and is designed to be accessible even in the event of a major network outage.

Do you have students that claim that Blackboard was down and they couldnt get their papers in on time? GRCC IT Status will show you a record of any disruptions or outages and well detail specifically what happened and what was impacted.

Are you trying to run reports from CSProd but everything is moving at a snails pace? Maybe its heavy traffic, or something on your local computer. GRCC IT Status will let you know of any problems were detecting.

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