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Finals Relaxer events include movie, cookies, games

Update: The cocoa, coffee and cookies have been moved to the Student Center’s ground floor.

The Campus Activities Board has organized a two-day Finals Relaxer next week!

Activities on Dec. 4:

  • Noon to 3 p.m. — Free showing of “A Christmas Story,” plus cookie decorating, in the Raider Grille.

Activities on Dec. 6:

  • 8:30-10 a.m. — Hot cocoa, coffee and cookies on the Student Center’s ground floor.
  • Noon to 2 p.m. — Free food, games, therapy dogs and massages at the Raider Grille.
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m. — Free Zumba class in the Student Center’s multipurpose room.

On both days, you will have a chance to win free tickets to the Grand Rapids Drive game on Dec. 8.

Congratulations to food drive competition winners Noorthoek Academy, Hispanic Student Organization

Thank you to all the clubs and organizations that participated in the Student and Alumni Philanthropy Club’s food drive competition.

In just 14 days, 285.2 pounds of food was donated to the Student Food Pantry. Because of the great response, the Philanthropy Club decided to throw pizza parties for the top two donating organizations: Noorthoek Academy and the Hispanic Student Organization! Thank you to everyone who participated!

GRCC In the News, 11-28-17

GRCC responding to students with food, housing insecurity

Nov. 28, 2017; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is working to strengthen its systems to support students with food and housing assistance, after a survey found many struggling with food and housing insecurity.

Gift will support health, wellness for local school children

Nov. 27, 2017; Grand Haven Tribune

The Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan recently announce a gift of $25,000 to the Richard G. and Patricia R. Huff Children’s Support Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.

… Patricia Huff is a retired educator whose 45-year career included professorships at Grand Rapids Community College, Baker College and Muskegon Community College.

Native American Student Organization takes part in Ghost Supper

The Native American Student Organization participated in a traditional Ghost Supper last week, partnering with the Nattowaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians and the Anishinabee Circle.

The group learned about the Ghost Supper’s history from Jonathan Rinehart. The Drum Circle of the Nattowaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians played several songs and joined the students and their families for supper.

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Student Alumni Philanthropy Club seeks donations for #GivingTuesday, food pantry

The Student Alumni Philanthropy Club will collect monetary donations for #GivingTuesday and nonperishable items for the Student Food Pantry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28 on the Student Center’s first floor.

Those who donate can enjoy a hot chocolate bar and will be entered to win four tickets to the Grand Rapids Drive basketball game on Dec. 8 — which also happens to be GRCC Night!

The Nov. 28 collection will end the Student Alumni Philanthropy Club’s food drive competition. GRCC clubs and organizations have donated almost 300 pounds of food to the Student Food Pantry since Nov. 6!