Study Away – Morocco

HU 219 Global Studies through International Travel –  Hillery Haney

As part of the HU 219 Global Studies Through International Travel course, students will be provided an in-depth study of the Moroccan culture, history, and civilization. Students will travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert and to the Gorges. Students in this group can look forward to meeting people in the various villages and cities, visiting the markets and co-operatives, eat in restaurants, bartering to purchase local goods and services, and seeing firsthand how geography impacts values and lifestyles.

Study Away handout-Morocco (pg 1)Study Away handout-Morocco (pg 2)

GRCC In the News, 10-19-17

Grandson of Cesar Chavez shares millennial message in GR

Oct. 18, 2017; WOOD TV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The grandson of labor and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez visited Grand Rapids Wednesday with a message for millennials: In today’s political climate, it’s more important than ever to remember his grandfather’s message of unity, hope and uniting people.

… Andrew Chavez spoke at Grand Rapids Community College as part of an event put on by the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Jayhawks volleyball team beats back Kellogg, clinches second place in conference

Oct. 18, 2017; Local Sports Journal (Muskegon)

The Muskegon Community College volleyball team secured at least a second place finish in their  conference with a tough five-set victory over Kellogg Community College on Tuesday.

… MCC is now 18-14 overall and 12-2 in the Western Conference of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. The Jayhawks trail undefeated Grand Rapids Community College by two games, with only two conference matches remaining.

Culinary students Ally West, Kaylee Mulder to represent U.S. in Nations’ Cup competition

Two Secchia Institute for Culinary Education students will compete against their peers from five other countries when GRCC hosts the Nations’ Cup this week.

The biennial competition, which GRCC has hosted since its inception in 2005, will take place from October 19 to 21 in the kitchens of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Teams of students representing the United States, Barbados, Canada, Italy, Mexico, and Scotland will have a limited amount of time to turn mystery ingredients into five-star gourmet fair. Team Scotland has taken home the cup in 2015 and 2013.

Culinary students Ally West and Kaylee Mulder won positions on Team USA and will be supported by veteran Nations’ Cup coach Sasha Ahmed.

The public may view the competition live online.

The competition schedule:

October 19

  • 8-9:30 a.m. — Appetizer Mystery Box.
  • 10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. — Pasta Mystery Box.
  • 2-3:30 p.m. — Fish/Shellfish Mystery Box.

October 20

  • 8-9:30 a.m. — Game Mystery Box.
  • 10:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. — Poultry Mystery Box
  • 2-3:30 p.m. — Dessert Mystery Box.

October 21

  • 5:30-9 p.m. — National Dish Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

The competition will be judged by an international team of culinary experts: Josef Huber from Austria, executive chef at Amway Hospitality Corp.; Ian MacDonald from Scotland, executive chef for the St Andrews Links; Josue Villalvazo from Mexico, a chef at Instituto Culinario de Mexico in Mexico; and chef Angus Campbell from the United States, a retired GRCC professor.

GRCC In the News, 10-18-17

Morning News

Oct. 18, 2017; WOOD TV

Grand Rapids Community college is inviting the public to attend a lecture tonight from Andres Chavez. He’s the grandson of civil rights and immigration reform activist Cesar Chavez.

Business Journal publishes ’40 Under 40′

Oct. 16, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

The Business Journal’s October 16th issue features a special insert 40 Under 40 which can also be viewed online.

(Among this year’s ’40 Under 40′ are Chris Sain Jr., GRCC’s coordinator of Retention, and alumni Sara Sherry Knoester, Amanda Brand and Terry Rostic.)

Nearly 200 artists featured in juried exhibition

Oct. 16, 2017; The Elkhart Truth (Ind.)

The Midwest Museum of American Art has chosen nearly 200 artists to feature in the 39th Elkhart Juried Regional exhibition. … The judges who selected works for the exhibition were Nick Antonakis, head of the Grand Rapids Community College Art Department, and Bill Hosterman, associate professor, Grand Valley State University Art Department.

More than 35 colleges to take part in Transfer Fair on Oct. 25

More than 35 colleges and universities are participating in this year’s Transfer Fair, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. October 25 in the Student Center’s Student Lounge (room 201).

During the fair, you can

  • Learn about transfer requirements.
  • Pick up catalogs and other information.
  • Meet with representatives from colleges and universities.

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