GRCC Chef Gilles Renusson’s Dessert Featured at Duncan Hines Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball

Chef Professor Gilles Renusson of GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education recently received two enthusiastic write-ups about the dessert he crafted for the Duncan Hines 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball.  Not only that, but his recipe is featured on Duncan Hines website.  From the picture, it’s not surprising – they look fantastic:


Sweet treats for the 2011 Emmy® Awards: Duncan Hines cake pops
Erika Kerekes, LA Cooking Examiner | September 17, 2011

Duncan Hines, the official dessert sponsor of the 63rd Primetime Emmy® Awards Governors Ball, has dreamed up some fabulous desserts for the stars and their entourages. Duncan Hines cake mixes and prepared frostings serve as the base for some amazing and inspired cakes thanks to Team U.S.A.’s World Cup Pastry Team captain Chef Gilles Renusson. (More)

Pop It: Raspberry Red Velvet Truffle Pops Recipe
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 | | This is a guest post from CakeSpy

So, you guys. In case you missed the big news, I was invited to attend the Emmy Awards Red Carpet viewing party with Duncan Hines this past weekend. And it ruled. Of course, it was very exciting to see famous people in pretty dresses and very nice suits. But–here’s the big thing–there was also plenty of cake.  A slew of cake pop recipes were created by Team U.S.A.’s World Cup Pastry Team’s captain, Chef Gilles Renusson, and Duncan Hines was the official dessert sponsor of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Governor’s Ball; this one in particular impressed this sweet sleuth, with raspberry preserves adding a certain something to Red Velvet cake filling–a certain something that made me wonder how many I could fit in my mouth at once. (More)

GRCC Professors Share Latest Devices, Apps and Uses for Twitter

On Friday, Szymon Machejewski (Computer Apps) and Gary Ebels (Criminal Justice) will provide an overview of top accessories and gadgets for your iPod, iPad, Droid or other device followed by demonstrations of applications perfect for education as well as personal productivity. They will also discuss using Twitter to engage students and increase time on task and show how tweeting can support student learning outcomes by seeding a Personal Learning Network.

More information is available here.

Staff Conversation and Popcorn Opportunities

Ever wish you had some place to share your thoughts “or your thoughts in progress” related to cultural or diversity interests? The Woodrick Diversity Center will host a monthly opportunity for the college community to listen or share with each other through an unstructured drop-in open chat.  Come to share. Come to discover. Come for popcorn. Everyone is welcome.

  • October 13, 2011
  • November 10, 2011
  • December 8, 2011
  • January 12, 2012
  • February 9, 2012
  • March 15, 2012
  • April 12, 2012

All events take place at 12:00 p.m. in the Diversity Learning Center Learning Resource Center Room 119.

Get Your Blood Pressure Checked by GRCC Nursing Students 10/13/11

GRCC’s nursing students will be conducting free blood pressure screening at these locations for staff, faculty and students. Please take the opportunity to help students gain practical experience and get your blood pressure checked.

Thursday, Oct 13th 3:30 – 4:30

  • 4th floor Main – near the elevators
  • SCC 2nd floor outside Raider Grille
  • Science – 1st floor corridor
  • Sneeden Welcome Center DeVos campus

GRCC in the News – 10/12/11

Politics, Faculty Pay and Community College Taxes
Inside Higher Ed | October 11, 2011

With many parts of the country experiencing a wave of anti-tax politics, many community colleges are being especially careful about proposals that would raise local taxes. The Grand Rapids Press reported that Grand Rapids Community College is studying the possibility of going for a tax increase by promising that none of the new revenue would support faculty salaries or pay.  (More)

Teaching Online? How is that going for you?

Gary Ebels (Criminal Justice) is a veteran online teacher. He will be presenting this Friday at the Educational Technology of Michigan conference (GRCC, DeVos Campus). During his session, participants will “look and share many of the old and new techniques and technologies to deliver a effective course online. Come to see and share some best practices and innovations that can be implemented to keep students excited about learning online.”

Gary Ebels Teaching Online

The registration fee will be covered for GRCC faculty who attend. For instructions, go here.