Archive for August 3, 2017

GRCC In the News, 8-3-17

August 3, 2017

Housing advocates get $500K grants for neighborhood projects

Aug. 2, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — LINC Up and Habitat for Humanity of Kent County are getting $500,000 each for affordable housing projects in the city’s southeast and southwest neighborhoods from NeighborWorks America’s Project Reinvest: Neighborhoods.

LINC Up will use the funding to build five affordable homes in the Madison Square Neighborhood in partnership with Grand Rapids Community College’s MTEC construction program, according to an Aug. 2 announcement of the awards.

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Aug. 2, 2017; Community College Daily

DeVos visits Grand Rapids Community College to promote training

Detroit Free Press

From sampling the slow-cooked brisket at the Peter Secchia Institute for Culinary Education to talking with grade school kids participating in a summer camp that teaches construction skills, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos returned to Michigan this week to continue her promotion of education that goes beyond traditional public schools and universities.

Not your average student: Colleges and nonprofits prep workers for construction trades

RapidGrowthmedia.com

It’s almost impossible to pick what your average student looks like, says Scott Mattson, job training manager at Grand Rapids Community College (Michigan).

What’s In a Name?

Aug. 2, 2017; Women’s Lifestyle magazine

For Abigail Yoo, names have the power to boldly define who we are.

… Yoo left home after high school and began working full time to support herself. A few years down the road, she enrolled at GRCC. Having started a retail business with her husband, she took a number of business classes. Her passion for art eventually motivated her to take courses in art history and technique.

Brewery Vivant Escoffier Farmhouse Wild Ale to be re-released on August 6

Aug. 2, 2017; beerpulse.com

(Grand Rapids, MI) — Brewery Vivant set to re-release the beloved Escoffier beer on Sunday August 6, in conjunction with Restaurant Week Grand Rapids and the official announcement of new Executive Chef, Chris Vander Meer. Escoffier is a mixed culture farmhouse wild ale and the next in the Plein de Vie (full of life) series of wood and wild beers. First brewed in 2012 as a collaboration between Brewery Vivant and New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO) as a straight brettanomyces fermentation, Escoffier was later proclaimed one of the Best Beers in the World by Draft Magazine. This years re-release was cellared for over a year to let the flavors properly develop and presents with a deep orange-red hue, brett fruity-funkiness on the nose and a slightly spicy fruity character on the sip. It clocks in at 11.2% ABV.

… Chef (Chris) Vander Meer has been cooking with Brewery Vivant since 2011 and progressing into the role of Sous Chef and most recently Chef de Cuisine. After earning a degree in culinary arts from Grand Rapids Community College, Vander Meer traveled and gained experience along the Maine coastline. He returned to Grand Rapids honing his craft in kitchens around the city. He brings a wealth of experience, attention to detail, and passion for excellence with him into his new role at the brewery. “We’re happy to have Vander’s leadership in the back of the house.” Says Jason Spaulding, President and Owner of Brewery Vivant, “He understands how to take locally-sourced, quality ingredients and turn them into wonderful dishes.”

What Kitchen 67 is serving up for Restaurant Week GR

Aug. 2, 2017; FOX 17

Restaurant Week GR is approaching quickly, getting ready to show off the best dishes from 70 restaurants in the Grand Rapids area.

… For every meal sold, each restaurant will donate $1 to the Secchia Institute of Culinary Education Student Scholarship Fund at Grand Rapids Community College.

 

 

An Evening with Rick Bayless: Building Community Through Food

August 3, 2017

Join the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education as author and award-winning chef Rick Bayless engages in a conversation focused on the importance of food in building community. The evening, a collaboration with Beacon Hill at Eastgate, will feature the cuisine of several locally renowned chefs.

Held Thursday, August 31, 2017, in The Heritage Restaurant and GRCC Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center.

VIP Ticket: $250 (includes private meet and greet reception with Rick Bayless that includes a photo opportunity, as well as, a seat for the dinner and conversation)

Dinner Only Ticket: $150 (features dinner and conversation with Rick Bayless)

To register, complete your RSVP and payment online.

Proceeds benefit GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education student scholarships.

Building Community through Food. An Evening with Rick Bayless. Join us as author and award-winning chef Rick Bayless engages in a conversation focused on the importance of food in building community. The evening, a collaboration with Beacon hill at Eastgate, will feature the cuisine of several locally renowned chefs. Thursday, August 31, 2017. The Heritage Restaurant, GRCC Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center, 151 Fountain St. NE. 5-6 p.m. Private Reception (entrance only with VIP Ticket) 6 p.m. Dinner. 7:15 p.m. Conversation with Rick Bayless. Tickets. VIP Ticket: $250. Admission to a private meet and greet reception with Rick Bayless that includes a photo opportunity as well as a seat for the dinner and conversation. Dinner Only Ticket (featuring a conversation wit6h Rick Bayless): $150. To register, complete your RSVP and payment online at: grcc.edu/rickbayless or contact Mary Reed at mreed@grcc.edu or (616) 234-3930. Proceeds benefit GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education student scholarships.

Register your department or group for Involvement Day

August 3, 2017

The Campus Activities Board has opened registration for Involvement Day, formerly known as “Club Day.”

Involvement Day is a traditional event that the Campus Activities Board sponsors during Welcome Week. We ask student organizations and departments to set up a table along the Juan Olivarez Plaza to promote their organization and department. This allows for new and returning students to engage with student leaders and departments, which, in turn, creates connections that last for a lifetime.

If you are interested in registering your department or organization, please fill out the registration form; this is different from selecting RSVP. The deadline to register is Sept. 1st.
 

Student Life organizing leadership conference

August 3, 2017

The office of Student Life and Conduct will be hosting a Student Leadership Institute for all GRCC students.

This conference-style institute — from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 15 in the Student Center — is open to all GRCC students who want to gain more experience in leadership and what to learn more about how to start and manage a student organization. It’s free to all students, and lunch is provided.

The theme of this Student Leadership Institute is Back to Basics. Conference-style sessions will consist of:

  • Communication within Student Organizations.
  • Using and Managing OrgSync.
  • Managing Student Organization Funds.
  • Conflict Management.
  • Programming and Advertising … and more!

The Student Leadership Institute is funded by the Campus Activities Fee and supported by the Student Life and Conduct office.

We encourage all departments to encourage their student staff members to participate. Staff and faculty are also welcomed to submit proposals to present at the conference.

For more questions, staff and faculty may contact Thalia at thaliaguerraflores@grcc.edu.

Student Leadership Institute. Free and open to all GRCC students, and lunch is provided! Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. GRCC Main Campus, Student Center. Attend sessions on the basics of student leadership: Starting and managing a student organization. Communications within student organizations. Using and managing OrgSync. Managing student organization funds. Conflict management. Programming and advertising. OrgSync. Learn more and register online at https://goo.gl/Hv3UHu. The Student Leadership Institute is funded by the Campus Activities Fee and supported by the Student Life and Conduct office.