Photos: GRCC Ice Carving Team Competes in Holland


Chef Bob Schultz of GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education led a team of GRCC students in the National Association of Ice Carving Collegiate Invitational in Holland, MI over the weekend.  Here are the results from Hollands competition from Saturday (out of 28 competitors representing Columbus State Community College, the Uni­versity of Michigan, the Uni­versity of Akron, Columbus Culinary at the Bradford School and the Art Institute of Detroit):

1st place-Derek Warren
3rd Place-Jeff Marr
4th-Adam Devers
5th-Joe Pearson
1st and 2nd place TEAM OVERALL

Sundays results from Watervliet 19 competitors (this is a NICA sanction event)

1st place-Joe Pearson (won bronze score 79.94)
3rd place-Derek Warren (won bronze score 71.23)
4th place-Jeff Marr (just missing bronze 69.75)
5th place-Adam Devers (just missing bronze 69.72)

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This coming weekend the team will be practicing multi-block pieces then following weekend going up to Bay Harbor.


January 28th-30th is the main event-Collegiant Nationals in Frankenmuth. Only 30 competitors (15 teams) from all over the U.S. qualify.  GRCC is one of two institutions that had two teams qualify. If you have never been, it’s an exiting three-day competition, starting Friday night and ending Sunday.

Photos: All-Tutor Training

All-Tutor Training Winter 2011Winter

On Thursday, January 6, 135 new and returning tutors arrived on campus for Academic Supports Semi-annual All-Tutor Training. New tutors experienced an introduction from the NEW Director of Academic and Developmental Support Services, Yumi Watanabe, a practical Role of the Tutor session, and a campus-wide Scavenger Hunt. All tutors enjoyed a social lunch followed by an informative talk by Sara Dorer on how to deal with incivility.

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GRCC in the News: 1/8/11-1/10/11

Profile: Sled hockey athlete Tyler Anderson, of Jenison
Published: Sunday, January 09, 2011, 6:01 AM | Steve Kaminski | The Grand Rapids Press

Tyler Anderson, of Jenison, was too young to remember when his parents enrolled him in swim lessons. He was only 3 or 4. Born with spina bifida and in a wheelchair, he was scared. […] Anderson, 20, now attends Grand Rapids Community College. He drives to school in his Crown Victoria.  (More)

Ice sculptures on display in Grand Rapids and Holland
Jessica Puchala | Updated:1/7/2011 6:08:07 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)- It is a big weekend for ice sculpting in West Michigan. A group called the Ice Brigade is crafting sculptures that will be on display at the Grand Rapids Bridal Show. Master sculptor Randy Finch has been featured on the History Channel for his work and the Food Network is following him on his visit to West Michigan.  (More)

GR ice sculptors set for Food Network – ‘Ice Brigade’ debuts in March; filming underway
Published : Friday, 07 Jan 2011, 5:28 PM EST | By Steve Kelso

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Movies aren’t the only entertainment venture being produced in West Michigan. A reality show about Grand Rapids ice sculptors will premiere in March on The Food Network. Ice Brigade will feature the art of six people who work at Ice Sculptures Ltd. Production began shortly before Thanksgiving and will continue for a few more weeks.  (More)

Campus Dining Specials: 01/10/10 – 01/14/11

Monday : 01/10/11

Raider Grille-
Breakfast: Trail Mix Cakes
2 Fresh Griddle Cakes laced with Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds, Raisins, and M&Ms
Lunch Grille: Naan Burger
1/3 Lb Burger in Warm Naan Bread with Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, & Tomato
Hot Express: Home Made Haven
Stop in for Self Serve Home Made Dishes!
Wok This Way: Chicken & Broccoli
$5 Grab & Go Combo – Chicken & Broccoli with Jasmine or Brown Rice, ¼ Lb Egg Roll, & 20 oz Fountain Pop
Quiet Café & Sneden Café –
Lunch Special: Ham & Pineapple Pizza
Honey Ham & Sweet Pineapple on Grilled Naan Bread with Home Made Marinara Sauce and Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Continue reading

Notice from Print Solutions on Quick Copy Requests

Print Solutions is working very hard to keep up with the new semester demand for quick copy. We are making every accommodation to get jobs done on a first come first serve basis. Currently we are working on orders that are due for Monday morning that have been submitted to us earlier this week. We are running a second shift as well as working on the weekend and we will try to get the orders completed that were sent in today (Friday the 7th) that are due Monday the 10th however we cannot guarantee completion. These will most likely be completed Tuesday or Wednesday. Thank you very much for your patience during this time of year. In the future, to ensure that you receive your orders when needed, please submit them as early as possible. It would also be helpful to only order items that you need for start up and not the whole semester.