GRCC In the News, 10-4-17

Why Spectrum Health is teaching doctors about nutrition, cooking

Oct. 3, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – In the bustling kitchen at the Downtown Market, Jenna Slaughter placed broccoli florets dipped in eggs and dusted in panko breadcrumbs on a sheet pan to bake Tuesday, Oct 3.

… Spectrum teamed up with Grand Rapids Community College to offer the new initiative that includes lectures and hands-on cooking classes. (Dr. Kristi) Artz teaches the class with Werner Absenger, chef and program director of GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Medicine and Krista Gast, a registered dietician.

‘End of Watch’ GRCC recruit class honors fallen trooper with shadowbox

Oct. 3, 2017; The Rockford Squire

The American flag that was presented to the family of Trooper Timothy O’Neill at his funeral was displayed in a beautiful, handcrafted shadowbox displaying his name, title and the date of his death.

… The brief but heartbreaking engraving and the creation of the shadowbox was done by members of the Grand Rapids Community College’s current recruit class and presented at the Rockford State Police Post Monday, September 25. That day was the visitation for the trooper who died the previous Wednesday after a motorcycle crash while on duty.

OJT Spotlight: Jamie Wellet

Oct. 3, 2017; The Daily Reporter (Coldwater)

Jamie Wellet is a senior at Coldwater High School and enrolled in Business, Management & Marketing Technologies Program. Her OJT placement is the Images, Etc. Manager at the Branch Area Careers Center under the supervision of Miranda Townsend. As Manager, Jamie is responsible for screen printing, using sublimation, and embroidering apparel.

… Jamie’s plans to play volleyball at Grand Rapids Community College while she studies business and math after high school graduation. She is undecided about her future career. Jamie enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies, and playing volleyball in her spare time.

Stantec Architecture earns two Celebration of Architecture awards from AIA Detroit

Oct. 3, 2017;

Stantec Architecture received two Celebration of Architecture awards from the American Institute of Architects Detroit (AIA Detroit.) The Genesee Career Institute in Flint, Michigan, and the Early Childhood Learning Laboratory in Grand Rapids, Michigan, earned two of the four awards in the New Building category.

Participate in YWCA Words of Encouragement

Many have experienced domestic violence in their life. This October, reach out to survivors by writing a word of encouragement on a notecard and returning it to a box in the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. These cards will be distributed to survivors seeking services from the YWCA West Central Michigan.

To impact the greatest number of survivors, please feel free to include illustrations or notes written in any language.

Let’s work together to show domestic violence survivors that they are believed and supported by their community.

A collection box and pamphlets sit on a table in the Woodrick Center for the Words of Encouragement project.

TRIOpalooza set for October 9

TRIO Student Support Services will be hosting their TRIOpalooza Winter registration event on Monday, October 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose room in the Student Community Center.  If you have students who are interested in learning more about TRIO and the services we provide – encourage them to stop by!

Winter orientation begins October 10 in new location

Winter orientations begin Tuesday, October 10. All winter start orientations will be held in the Applied Technology Center. If you encounter a lost student who is here for new student orientation, please direct them to room 168 ATC. We will be in 168 for the first 45 minutes of every orientation — from there, we will visit the computer labs in ATC.

If you have encountered lost students in the past, and it would be helpful to have a cell phone contact, please reach out to Evan Macklin for his cell phone number.

Thank you!

World Peace Day Recap

Our GRCC campus community celebrated World Peace Day BIG TIME on September 21st on the Juan Olivarez Plaza! The students had a total blast on this hot and sunny day! Dancer and English Professor Christina McElwee performed tap and Melody Szatkowski danced to a musical theme, and then Zumba Instructor Annie Vandenberg lead students in Zumba and line dancing; Katie Budden’s art students as well as general students chalked a good portion of the cement; Gilles Renusson’s culinary art students baked hundreds of cookies for the event – eight unique, beautiful, and supremely delicious kinds – using grains from different parts of the world; the DJ played the hottest tracks between poetry readings by students and the English Department own Katie Kalisz; English Professor Sean Mackey spoke several times – reminding students of the theme of this year’s celebration as designated by the United Nations: unity, oneness, and support of the world’s refugees. Many thanks to Laura Devries, English Department Student Worker Rhiannon, English Professors Brandy Springstubbe and Colleen Becker, Facilities, English Department Head Susan Mowers, Misty McClure-Anderson, Provost Laurie Chesley, and all of the student attendees for your participation! We are already looking forward to celebrating this incredibly important day again next year as inspiration to make EVERY DAY a peaceful celebration!

Yours Truly, Shavval Fleming – Professor of English

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Jordan Dodson first performer in 2017-18 International Guitar Series

GRCC will kick off its 2017-18 International Guitar Series with a performance by classical guitarist Jordan Dodson at 7:30 p.m. October 12 in the Music Center’s Recital Hall. Tickets, which cost $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, can be purchased online or at the door.

The GRCC International Guitar Series presents classical guitarist Jordan Dodson. Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m. GRCC Albert P. Smith Music Center Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall.