GRCC In the News, 12-7-17

Showtime: Wednesday, December 6

Dec. 6, 2017; WOOD Radio

Your daily compendium of live entertainment and music performances in West Michigan for Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

… Grand Rapids Community College Players present “Detroit ’67” in Spectrum Theater. Open dress rehearsal tonight, performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday, curtain at 8 p.m.

#OscarsSoWhite creator speaking at MLK Day event in Grand Rapids

Dec. 6, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — In a time of hashtags and tweets, a handful of characters can launch a social movement.

… The Grand Rapids Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is presented by Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, Davenport University and Opera Grand Rapids.

Mott dominates in OT to win 7th straight game

Dec. 6, 2017; NBC 25

#24 Mott Community College defeated Grand Rapids Community College 109-99 in overtime at home Wednesday night to win their 7th straight game.

Theater group puts 1940s spin on “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Dec. 6, 2017; Grand Rapids Magazine

Heritage Theatre Group is staging the popular holiday film as a radio broadcast, “It’s A Wonderful Life Radio Play,” by Joe Landry.

… Heritage Theatre Group was founded in 1990 to bring classic theatre to Grand Rapids. It performs its main stage season in the summer at the Spectrum Theatre at Grand Rapids Community College with additional productions throughout the year staged in a variety of nontraditional spaces.


Tassell M-TEC staff and faculty serve breakfast to students

It was a wonderful morning for a big breakfast! Faculty and staff at the Tassell, prepped and served students this morning. It’s a special time for us to really connect with students. Thanks to all of you who helped out and to those of you who enjoyed it. Everyone’s tummy is full today!

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Interested in Weight Watchers at work?

GRCC would like to bring Weight Watchers to you! If you’re holding it for the holidays, but really want to make a change in 2018, now is the time to sign up! We are looking for 20 or more employees to join in order to bring the program to campus, beginning in January.

Thank you to those who completed the Wellness Survey earlier this fall. There were several of you who indicated an interest in Weight Watchers, and so we’d like to offer the program this Winter semester. The program will consist of access to online e-tools, as well as weekly, on-campus meetings over the lunch hour that will cover topics ranging from nutrition, activity, strategy and tips for weight loss and let’s not forget the best part, celebrations of member successes! For a flat rate of $186, members will receive support and encouragement for a full 20 weeks. Already a member? Great! You can still participate in Weight Watchers at work.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Nicole Dekker (x3848, no later than Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

Dental Assisting Club holds sale

The Dental Assisting Club is having its annual toothbrush sale!

  • Oral B brushes — available in Children’s Stage 3 (for ages 4-7), Children’s Stage 4 (ages 8 and older), and Adult Deep Clean Manual Toothbrush — are $10 a dozen or $5 for a half-dozen.
  • Oral B Genius 8000 Power Brush (Bluetooth) — which is sold retail for $175 — is $80.
  • Crest Professional Strength Whitestrips (four times stronger than available retail) — are $30.

These will be delivered before the holidays, for your gift giving!

Email your orders to Julie Bera at

GRCC Players meet author of ‘Detroit ’67’

On Monday, members of the GRCC Players, along with director Sammy A. Publes, shared a video call in Google Hangouts with Dominique Morisseau, author of “Detroit ’67.” She advised them to “check in with yourself often and ask yourself: ‘What are you led by?'” She ended the call with: “Now go rock that show out!”

Performances of “Detroit ’67” start at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 through 9 at Spectrum Theater. Tickets cost $5 for GRCC students, $8 for other area students and GRCC faculty and staff, and $12 for the public. Call (616) 234-3946 for tickets and more information.

Panel discussions, with coffee, will follow the Dec. 7 and 8 performances.

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Campus Dining hours for Exam Week

Exam Week December 11th – December 15th

  • Raider Grille closed all week.
  • Monday 11th — Quiet Café and Sneden Cafe normal hours with breakfast in Quiet Café 7am-10am.
  • Tuesday 12th — Quiet Café 7am-4pm with breakfast 7am-10am; Sneden Café normal hours.
  • Wednesday 13th — Quiet Café 7am-1pm (limited menu option); Sneden Café closed.
  • Thursday 14th and Friday 15th — All retail operations closed.
  • Re-opening on January 8th, 2018.