GRCC In the News, 9-5-13

Exhibit of military combat boots, decorated by female veterans, on its way to ArtPrize 2013

Sept. 4, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — ArtPrize 2013 opens two weeks from today, and work is beginning to arrive.

An exhibition of military combat boots, decorated by women who are veterans, goes on temporary display Thursday at Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCC Pays Tribute To Female Veterans

Sept. 4,2013; WOOD Radio

Grand Rapids Community College this week will display a collection of combat boots decorated by female veterans.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow explains why federal job training proposal will help GRCC, West Michigan

Sept. 4, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Pumping federal dollars into a community college job training program would give West Michigan’s economy a boost and help fill a skills gap that has left some employers unable to find qualified workers, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow said Wednesday.

Stabenow, speaking at Grand Rapids Community College, said she wants to create a federal program that would double the number of businesses and workers eligible to participate in the Michigan New Jobs Training Program.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow unveils plan to double number of workers in high-skilled job-training programs

Sept. 4, 2013; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM/AP) — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow has unveiled a plan designed to boost states’ high-skilled job-training programs.

… She shared details of the proposal Wednesday at Grand Rapids Community College.

Mary Ellen McNaughton exhibits at DCM

Sept. 2, 2013;

Enjoy seeing a retrospective of artwork by artist Mary Ellen McNaughton. A lifetime of creative expression, this show features lively, colorful and often whimsical drawings, paintings, mosaics and sculptures. Inspired by mythology, nature, folk art, and other artists through time, Mary Ellen lives here in Grand Rapids. When not doing art, she enjoys her organic garden, reading and walking her dog, Lorca. Art, Spirituality and Nature these are her passions. Find them in this exhibit! Most of the 34 works are available for purchase through the Dominican Center front desk.

… She continued to paint, mostly images that pertained to the nebulous, to spiritual visions, only to become the collector of her own works. Diverging from painting, she felt drawn to creating in three dimensions in clay and so signed up for an adult ceramics class. She flourished under the instruction of June Gorman, becoming her assistant to load the kiln. Even though her first work exploded (again!), she eagerly learned from her mistakes and successes. Those first creations found their way to the John Ball Park Art Fair and sold (but not the paintings). Soon she borrowed a glass blower’s kiln and set up a studio in her home. More classes followed, an adult pottery class and one at GRCC, but her true direction was handbuilding: coil, slab and pinchpot!

NDSU’s opponent seeing turnaround start to take shape

Sept. 4, 2013; (N.D.)

FARGO — Ferris State was 1-10 in the first year tight end Jace Heneveld spent on campus, a time when football was nowhere near the popularity of hockey at the school located in Big Rapids, Mich.

… One of the transfers, senior offensive lineman Carlin Landingham, began his career at North Dakota State as part of the 2008 recruiting class. He made the NDSU two-deep chart for the 2009 season opener but later transferred to Grand Rapids Community College (Mich.).

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