“Frozen in Motion” Artprize Entry Unveiled by Derek Maxfield (GRCC Alum) and Randy Finch

Yesterday, ice sculpting artisans Derek Maxfield (an alumn of GRCC’s culinary education program) and Randy Finch unveiled their Artprize Entry “Frozen in Motion” – an elaborate fantasy scene rich with details and incorporating ice from last year’s entry “Surf and Turf.”  For a full gallery of photos, click here.

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Video: World Record Sugar Pull Attempt

Last Friday, Chef Gilles Renusson and students from GRCC’s Baking and Pastry Arts classes worked with dozens of volunteers in an attempt to break the world’s record for pulling sugar.  The purple sugar ribbon (intended to remind people of the Van Andel Institute’s “Community for a Cure” effort) stretched an impressive 260 feet, but fell short of the record.  Preparations are already being made to attempt the record again next year.

Coffee & Conversation With Dr. Ender Schedule


The schedule of upcoming “Coffee and Conversation” events with Dr. Ender (informal opportunities to hear about the state of the college and ask questions of college leadership) is now available.  Take note – the first event is tomorrow:

  • Wednesday, September 15, 2010 9 AM 2nd Floor Multi Purpose Room (Student Center)
  • Wednesday, November 17 2010 9 AM 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Room (Student Center)
  • Friday, January 14, 2010 – 9 AM – 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Room  (Student Center)
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2010 2 PM -2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Room (Student Center)

Friday is the Last day to Submit your SSPD Grant Application

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) program is 4:30 p.m., September 17, 2010. The SSPD application packet and SSPD Guidelines are available in the GRCC Internal Grants area of the Grants Office website at www.grcc.edu/grants. Please note that applications must include a Supervisor’s Approval form, a budget form and budget documentation. If you have any questions about SSPD grants, please contact Lisa Dopke, Grants Coordinator at 234-3340 or ldopke@grcc.edu.  Good luck!

Art & Bev’s Specials: 9/14/10-9/17/10

Art & Bev’s Weekly Specials – Week of September 14 – 17


  • California Panini – Slicked turkey, provolone cheese, avocado, tomato, and onion slices all on a toasted sourdough Panini $5.00
  • Double Chili Dog W/ Fries $5.00
  • Soups: Broccoli Cheese, French Onion


  • ¼ LB Bleu Cheese Burger W/ Bacon and Fries $4.50
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu w/ Starch and Veggie $5.00
  • Soups: Tomato Herb, Wild Rice Chicken


  • Pasta Bar $5.00
  • Soups: Chicken Noodle, Clam Chowder


  • Pancake Breakfast- All You Can Eat $4.00

We are pleased to serve you, and we thank you for choosing Art & Bev’s where your patronage helps in our learning. Art & Bev’s is a Student Run Enterprise.

GRCC in the News: 9/14/10

Dallas Walker finally a fit with Broncos at tight end
Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 6:00 AM | Graham Couch | Kalamazoo Gazette

KALAMAZOO — Dallas Walker is finally starting to feel comfortable — a country boy at home with his choice of college football program, its offense and a position that no longer feels so foreign. […] There, however, he was still a quarterback and wide receiver (passing for 1,115 yards and 17 TDs — including a 57-yarder to WMU teammate Chleb Ravenell in the 2008 opener at Grand Rapids Community College).  (More)

Ice Guru melts old ArtPrize entry, unveils new one
Published: Monday, September 13, 2010, 9:59 PM  | The Grand Rapids Press staff

A piece of “Surf and Turf,” the Ice Guru’s 2009 ArtPrize entry, melted Monday.  According to Ice Guru Randy Finch, the crew decided it was time to melt the sculpture after keeping it in their freezer for almost a year.  (More)

ArtPrize entry Frozen in Motion revealed
Jessica Puchala | Updated:9/13/2010 6:25:44 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)- An ArtPrize entry sure to have people talking is the work by Ice Sculptures Limited. They held an open house Monday in their Grand Rapids warehouse to show off “Frozen in Motion.” It is a woodsy-themed exhibit that features a fairy, an intricate tree and enough small details to make you feel like a part of the display.   (More)