Refrigeration Students Accept the “Deep Freeze” Challenge

As part of their curriculum, students in GRCC professor Don Steeby’s ER-111 class are required to fabricate a complete refrigeration system. One of the annual events that several groups take part in is to see who can build a freezer unit that will deliver the lowest temperature.

The following students pictured below worked with any and every piece of equipment that was available to them to complete this task. Although all of their freezer units reached well below zero degrees F, they didn’t quite beat the record of -51degrees F that was set two years ago.  Refrigeration Applications (ER-111) is part of the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology program taught at the Applied Technology Center.

Personal Chef Speaks to GRCC Culinary Students

Personal Chef Speaks to GRCC Culinary Students

Candy Wallace, founder and Executive Director of the American Personal and Private Chef Association, spoke to SICE students Monday about becoming a personal and/or private chef. GRCC will offer a class based on Chef Wallace’s practices and teachings to guide students toward a rapidly expanding, business-owning career. It will be offered in the winter semester of 2010 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 pm and will be taught by former personal and private chef and SICE Associate Professor Audrey Heckwolf. More information:

The Honors Program Lecture Series

The Honors Program is sponsoring a lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 11th in the ATC Auditorium from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

The event is titled “Pathways out of Poverty through Green Collar Jobs: The Role of Scholarship in Improving Quality of Life for Urban Residents,”  and is a videotaped presentation is by Dr. Raquel Pinderhughes, Professor of Urban Studies at San Francisco State University. She explores how affluence has affected the environment, and she outlines her ideas for educating urban residents about sustainability, and preparing those residents for jobs in that area.

Frank Conner, Ph.D., will facilitate an audience reflection following the video. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Raider Salute to Paula Sullivan

Tiffany Ewigleben, Student and CSWS Student for the ASLC has this Raider Salute for Paula Sullivan:

“I would like to send a Raider Salute to Paula Sullivan of Workforce Development for the support she has shown to the literacy program component I established at Family Promise (a nonprofit in Grand Rapids- ) after becoming involved in Academic Service Learning. She very generously volunteered her time and support for the program. She not only helps to make a difference in the lives of students on campus, she is helping future students of GRCC! I just want to thank her for her kind spirit, generosity, and giving heart. Thank you Paula!