GRCC In the News, 12-3-19

New Presidents or Provosts: Castleton U, Grand Rapids CC, Ivy Tech CC-South Bend, MacMurray College, Nash CC, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Rush U, Tyler Junior College, U of Akron, U of Leicester, West Virginia Northern CC

Dec. 3, 2019; Inside Higher Ed

… Brian Knetl, interim provost at Harper College, in Illinois, has been named provost and executive vice president for academic and student affairs at Grand Rapids Community College, in Michigan.

The Grand Rapids Ballet Welcomes Audiences to the Magic of The Nutcracker

Dec. 2, 2019; Women’s Lifestyle

From the ethereal notes of the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” to the symphonic rush of the “March of the Toy Soldiers,” the music of The Nutcracker is synonymous with a season that arguably holds more magic than any other. For more than 50 years, American ballet audiences have been captivated by this story of a little girl who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve to battle an evil mouse king.

This year, the Grand Rapids Ballet returns to DeVos Performance Hall on Dec. 12-15 and Dec. 20-22 to treat audiences to a resplendent rendition of this adored tale with production design by beloved children’s book author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg in collaboration with Tony-award winning set designer Eugene Lee, choreography by internationally sought-after choreographer Val Caniparoli and music performed by the Grand Rapid Symphony. Attendees are drawn into the story’s magical world before they even take their seats: The lobby of DeVos Hall will be transformed into a Land of Sweets by Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, featuring dancers in stained-glass sugar, bells made from blown sugar and more.

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