GRCC In The News, 12-05-18

Add This To Your Playlist: Week Four- A Walk in the Park
When I was first creating this playlist, I knew that the songs tied together somehow, but I wasn’t quite certain what that aspect was. Upon further reflection, I realized that these are all songs you can easily lose yourself in. Each one has a very distinct feeling and a specific image that I picture while listening to the song. This week, I thought Id do something a little different and take all of you along with me on a journey of visualization.
… Song Five: Lavender Hue by Emma Bieniewicz
… This song easily evokes a sunrise for me because of how incredibly soft and peaceful it is. I think that the word lavender also connotes a sense of relaxation and brings with it a dream-like quality. Emma Bieniewicz studies Violin and Viola Performance at Grand Rapids Community College and grew up in Ada, Michigan.
(Entertainment blog published in student publication at Hofstra University.)

The snowy season doesn’t stop the November project from heading outdoors
12/4/18 Grand Rapids Magazine
Exercising outdoors year-round at 6:01 a.m. through wind, rain and snow might sound like torture to some, but there is a dedicated bunch of people in Grand Rapids that do it every Wednesday morning. They call themselves the November Project.
… Anyone is welcome to join. All you have to do is show up at the corner of Lyon Street and Bostwick Street, near the Grand Rapids Community College Ford Fieldhouse, at 6:01 a.m. on a Wednesday.

Open house welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham next week

The image is a flyer for the welcome party for Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham. It features their picture in the center. The text reads: “You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. 4-6 p.m. Heritage Restaurant. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or” At the bottom of the flyer is the logo for GRCC’s Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

You are cordially invited to an open house to welcome Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Executive Director of the GRCC Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the Heritage Restaurant.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Please RSVP by Dec. 6, 2018, to Jennifer Smith at (616) 234-3390 or


Dental Assisting class holds toothbrush sale

The Dental Assisting Class is doing their annual toothbrush sale fundraiser, and this year they’ve added Crest Whitestrips to the sale!

Toothbrush options include:

  • Oral B – Soft Bristle, compact head – Adult size
  • Oral B – Kids 8 and up – soft bristle
  • Oral B – Kids 5-7 – soft bristle

Toothbrushes cost $10.00 per dozen or $5.00 per 1/2 dozen.

Boxes of Crest Whitestrips are $30.00 each. These are 4 times stronger than anything in retail!

Please email to place your order, we will deliver them next week, in time for the holiday giving time.

Recap: GRCC Cooks features Appetizers

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Participants in the December 3, 2018, GRCC Cooks Appetizers class explored tapas, small plates, canapés, and game day favorites with Josef Huber, Corporate Executive Chef at Amway Hospitality Corp.

Future classes include Seafood, The Perfect Steak, Korean BBQ, and more!

Future class descriptions and registration are available on the GRCC Cooks page.

Last Call for Wellness at Work – Winter Series (formerly Weight Watchers at Work)

**If you are planning to participate in the next series of Weight Watchers, please notify Angela Salinas (x2567, as soon as possible!**

Get a head start on your 2019 wellness goals! Wellness at Work (formerly Weight Watchers) is ready to launch yet another GRCC series to help bring you closer to your personal health goals.

Enjoy a 15% discount if you register at Meeting 1! Cost for the program is $132.60 for 12 weeks of on-campus meetings (on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.) beginning December 13 and online e-tool access. After December 13, the cost for the program will be $156. Bonus: On-campus meetings will not be held December 27 or January 3, but you will still be able to join a community meeting and have continued access to your online e-tools. That’s like getting two weeks free!

If you are interested in participating, please contact Angela Salinas (x2567, and join us at a meeting on Thursday, December 13, at 12:30 p.m. in the Far Side Room (1st Floor Student Center). Please note that should you choose to register for the program, payment is due at this session. Members can pay with cash, check, or a credit or debit card. You can also take advantage of a three-check split payment method.

Did you also know that if you take advantage of the Flex Spending Account, the cost of the program could be covered with a medical necessity doctor’s note? For more information, please contact the Benefits Office.

This weekend: GRCC Players present “Good Kids” by Naomi Iizuka

Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka

December 6-8 at 8 p.m. at Spectrum Theater, GRCC Players

Good Kids synopsis:

Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night. Something she says she can’t remember. Something everybody is talking about. Set at a Midwestern high school, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, smartphones and YouTube, Good Kids explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath. Who’s telling the truth? Whose version of the story do you believe? And what does that say about you?

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Caution/Trigger Warning:

This show may be triggering as it contains graphic content dealing with sexual assault, graphic language, and adult situations. Please know resources will be available in the theater lobby should anyone need to reach out to on-campus services for future discussion.

A note from the director, Carrie McNulty:

“As the director of Good Kids, I am incredibly proud of the students handling this challenging material. We have had to tackle some tough conversations regarding consent, sexual assault, and the very real case this play is based on. The cast has been open, supportive, and mature in bringing this sensitive subject to the stage.
The play is very timely, and our hope is to encourage conversation and a call to action. Because of the nature of this play, we will be encouraging the audience to stay after the Friday (December 7) performance to engage in a conversation with a talk back panel.”

Discussion Panel:

There will be a post-show Discussion Panel on Friday, December 7. Panel members will include:

  • Lina Blair (Director of Student Life and Conduct)
  • Kimberly DeVries (Director of Equal Opportunity Compliance)
  • Officer Robin Kritzman (Campus Police Officer)