GRCC In The News, 02-06-19

The 30 Best Culinary Schools
Plenty of us enjoy cooking, but few take it to the professional level. For those who choose to go pro, the culinary industry presents a large job market with lots different options for employment and specialization, as well as mobility. However, while getting into the industry might not be difficult (there is always a need for dish washers and table bussers), working your way up to head chef or restaurant owner isn’t such a clear path.
… 18. Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College

Morning Drive
2/6/19 Golf Channel
It’s “First Tee Wednesday.” We’re highlighting the First Tee of Western Michigan, which is helping participants stay engaged during the winter months while much of the country is buried under snow. They’ve developed Homework and Hitting. After school, participants can visit the chapter and after completing 20 minutes of homework, they can work on their chipping, putting or swing indoors. … Seventeen-year-old high school senior Dominic Luciani started through the Homework and Hitting program back in 2014, and since joining the First Tee five years ago, he’s progressed to the eighth level and is now a junior coach, volunteering his time, including at Homework and Hitting. … He will be the first participant from the chapter to go on to play college golf and recently signed with Grand Rapids Community College.

‘Who Cares? Why Bother?’ writing workshop today and tomorrow in the ATC

A graphic for a writing workshop. The text reads: "2019. Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People. Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 7. What your teacher told you is true: writing is a part of every job."

Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People

  • Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 7
  • Sponsored by the English Department, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Provost

Speaker Schedule:

Wednesday, February 6 –

  • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: Katy Leady, Corporate Writer for Gordon Food Service; ATC 120
  • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: Dale Johnson, Williams Group; ATC Auditorium
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Ann Alexander, Business; ATC 120
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Devon Swanigan, GRCC Labor Relations; ATC Auditorium
  • 12:30-1:15 p.m.: Kimberly DeVries, GRCC Director of Equal Opportunity Compliance; ATC 120
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Klaas Kwant and Noah De Smit, GRCC Media Department; ATC Auditorium
  • 3:30-4:15 p.m.: Rebecca Whitman, GRCC Chief of Police; ATC 120

Thursday, February 7 –

  • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: David Cope, Former Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids and GRCC Professor; ATC Auditorium
  • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: Caitlin Horrocks, GVSU Writing Professor; ATC 122-124
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Penni Weninger, Former GRCC employee and Business Communication specialist; ATC 122-124
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Paul Krieger, Biology; ATC Auditorium
  • 12:30-1:15 p.m.: Sean Mackey, English; ATC Auditorium
  • 12:30-1:15 p.m.: Laura Caulk and Danielle Flaumenhaft, GRCC Human Resources; ATC 122-124
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Patrick Prominski and GRCC Student Panel; ATC Auditorium
  • 2-2:45 p.m.: Maryann Lesert, English; ATC 122-124
  • 3:30-4:15 p.m.: Student Writing Success Stories; ATC Auditorium


For full presentation details and descriptions, visit GRCC’s Who Cares page.

G Suite Tip: Did you know you can transfer your Groupwise contacts to Google contacts?

If you have personal contact groups in GroupWise that you’d like to transfer to Gmail, you can do so by exporting as a vCard and then import to Google Contacts.

Google Contacts is currently available in the live environment, so If you’d like to import your contacts ahead of the go-live date, feel free to do so at your convenience.

You can find the instructions to do so by viewing our Knowledge Base article or by following the steps below.

  1. Login in to Groupwise.
  2. Navigate to your address book.
    1. On the desktop client, you will click the Address Book button.
  3. Right-click the name of the book you would like to export and click Export Book.
    1. Note: Groups within Groups do not export well, so if necessary, export each sub-group individually
  4. Navigate and select the destination that you would like this file to be saved.
  5. Name the file accordingly and select VCard (*.vcf) file type from the Save as type: drop-down menu.

Importing the vCard to Google Contacts

  1. Log into Google Contacts
    1. Username is your current GroupWise email address (E.g.
    2. Password is your current Campus Network Password
  2. Click More in the left menu in a menu does not prompt you immediately to import contacts.
  3. Click Import.
  4. Click Select File.
  5. Locate the save VCard file in the previous section and click Open.
  6. Click Import.

Keep in mind

Google will display the group you imported, with an option to find and merge any duplicates. It is recommended to do so. You may need to manually clean up your group from this point, as it typically will import a blank contact with the groups name, which can be deleted.

You will also want to rename the label (Google uses Labels as opposed to folders) by clicking the Edit icon next to the new label, typically titled “Imported on [Date]”

For additional assistance reach out to our Google Guides or email