Photos: Behind the Scenes at Ice Sculptures Ltd.

Ice-carving artisans Derek Maxfield (alumni of GRCC’s culinary arts program) and his partner Randy Finch have been busy lately – really busy.  In addition to completing an entire bar/lounge made of ice for a client, they’ve been preparing to compete in Grand Rapids ArtPrize competition AND taping pilot episodes for a show on the Food Network.  They let Derek DeVries of GRCC’s Communications Department behind the scenes during all of the chaos to grab these photos:

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For more photos of the ArtPrize preparations, click here.  For more photos from the Food Network pilot episodes taping, click here.

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GRCC in the News: 9/4/10-9/7/10

GRCC students, staff read ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ for book’s 50th anniversary
Published: Tuesday, September 07, 2010, 8:56 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Ellen Sywerda was flipping through the channels earlier this summer when she caught one of her favorite movies: “To Kill a Mockingbird.”  “I made sure to watch it, and I was moved all over again,” said Sywerda, a Grand Rapids Community College English professor. “And when the announcer said this was the 50th year of the book being published, I wanted to do something.” (More)

Todd Coryell added to Western Illinois Coaching Staff
By Brian Foley |  February 11, 2010

MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois Baseball head coach Mike Villano announced the hiring of Todd Coryell as assistant coach. Coryell will work with the pitching staff and recruiting.  For the past two years Coryell worked as an associate scout with the Cincinnati Reds while also serving as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Grand Rapids Community College. He was on the coaching staff at Kellogg Community College in 2008 when the Bears advanced to the Junior College World Series.  (More)

KVCC begins year with own police department
Published: Sunday, September 05, 2010, 11:15 AM | Paula M. Davis | Kalamazoo Gazette

TEXAS TOWNSHIP – Two full-time and four part-time sworn police officers are on the grounds of Kalamazoo Valley Community College this fall as the college begins its first full academic year with its own police department. […] There are eight two-year educational institutions in Michigan that have a campus-based police force, including KVCC, Grand Rapids Community College and Flint’s Mott Community College.  (More)

GRCC football team improves to 2-0 with comeback win against ASA Institute
Published: Saturday, September 04, 2010, 9:00 PM  | The Grand Rapids Press

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Grand Rapids Community College football team’s offense was kept in check Saturday afternoon.  The final result was the same. The Raiders (2-0) remained unbeaten after rallying for a 21-14 road win against ASA Institute in New York City.  The 21 points came a week after the 10th-ranked Raiders scored 65 in a season-opening win against the College of DuPage.  (More)

Volleyball: Skippers aim to stay on top
By JOSEPH HAYES | Times Herald | September 1, 2010

The St. Clair County Community College women’s volleyball team is in a much different position this year as it prepares to open a new season. […] Like every team, SC4 does have question marks. Kelsey Cox, arguably the top hitter last year, left to play at Grand Rapids Community College.  (More)

Welcome Week Activities: 9/7/10-9/10/10

This year Campus Activities is hosting Welcome Week- Semester Survival September 7-9 out on Bostwick Commons from 11:00am – 3:00pm. Below are a list of activities for the week. Feel free to come out and participate!

  • Tuesday, September 7: Exotic Petting Zoo, Gladiator Joust and Smoothies
  • Wednesday, September 8: Camel Rides, Robo Surf and Elephant Ears
  • Thursday, September 9: Ropes Course, Make-Your-Own Dog Tags and a Luau with Kabobs
  • Friday, September 10:  Night Movie on the Bostwick Commons: On Friday, September 10, bring your friends and family for a free double feature out on Bostwick Commons with free pop and popcorn! This year we will be showing How to Train Your Dragon (PG) and Get Him to the Greek (R). How to Train Your Dragon will begin around 8:30 with Get Him to the Greek beginning after the conclusion of the first movie. Pre-show will include Fire Dancers beginning at 7:30.

College Channel Special Programming: 9/6/10-9/19/10

The special programming listings for GRCC’s College Channel are now available.  Included are a new Cooking with Angus episode, new airtimes for the DeVos Campus Ceremony along with a new installment of the MSUE Lunch and Learn series. The changes to programming will be updated on Monday at and you can find most of the programming on our Youtube channel at