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Mechanical and Architectural Department collaborate using the Maker Lab

April 19, 2017

With the implementation of the new Maker Lab, the Mechanical/Architectural Design department collaborated on some projects across the college this semester.  Using the technology in the lab, we were able to have some conversations with other departments on how we could join together, centered around student learning.  Three projects that came out of this were working with Scott Garrard from the Visual Arts Department, Chef Gilles Renusson from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education and John Dersch from the Math Department.

Working with Scott, the students were able to cut their chairs on the laser out of cardboard to make a prototype of their idea.  Chef Gilles brought in both chocolate and sugar to be etched for their state competition coming up at the state capital this month.  John brought their calculus equations to us and we brought them into our 3D CAD software and then were able to 3D print them.

Overall, it has been a great year and we look forward to more amazing ways to use the lab.

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SiTE:LAB to feature GRCC students’ artwork on April 8

April 7, 2017

April 8 12-11 p.m. Saturday Site:Lab Rumsey St. Project. Art Downtown. CCS, GRCC, GVSU, KCAD, Hope.Professor Filippo Tagliati of the Visual Arts Department has organized a student art exhibition for Art Downtown 2017. The exhibition will be displayed from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday at SiTE:LAB, 333 Rumsey St. SW.

The event features student work from:

  • GRCC.
  • Grand Valley State University.
  • College for Creative Studies.
  • Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.
  • Hope College.

GRCC In the News, 11-10-16

November 10, 2016

Bye-bye boys’ club: Tackling inclusive growth in Grand Rapids’ improv comedy scene is no joke

Nov. 10, 2016; rapidgrowthmedia.com

A performer, producer, director, teacher, and all-around leader in the Grand Rapids improv comedy scene, Eirann Betka has watched the handful of improv comedy troupes grow to dozens in the past few years.

… The 23-year-old (Maleny) Crespo moved from Holland to Grand Rapids about six months ago to attend Grand Rapids Community College, where she also works as the director of external affairs for the college’s student governance, GRCC Student Alliance.

Aberson Exhibits to Host Solo Art Exhibition Invocationns by award-winning Rick Stevens

Nov. 9, 2016; KMOV

Leading Tulsa-based art gallery Exhibit by Aberson is pleased to announce a solo art exhibition by artist Rick Stevens. Intriguingly entitled Invocations, the exhibition is scheduled from November 10 to December 3 at 3524B S Peoria Avenue Tulsa, OK.

… Son of a talented landscape painter, Rick grew up in Sparta, Michigan. Inspired by his dad’s evocative landscapes which echoed the wonder of rivers, wildlife and woods like magic, he went on to study fine arts at Grand Rapids Community College and the Kendall School of Design and Aquinas College. However, the most important lessons came from the woods themselves when, after graduation, he decided to spend his days meditating & absorbing life forces of the forest, in an isolated cabin. Further he met an Indian spiritual teacher who influenced his cultivation of yoga and meditation- and together with his study of transcendentalism; he found a way to connect to spiritual facets of nature.

 

GRCC In the News, 10-21-16

October 21, 2016

Candidate forum planned for 5 vying to serve on GRCC’s Board of Trustees

Oct. 20, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The community is invited to attend a forum for the five candidates running for three, six-year seats on the Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

MCC’s MAP+ apprenticeship program wins Automation Alley award

Oct. 20, 2016; Macomb Daily

Macomb Community College’s Michigan Apprenticeship Program Plus (MAP+) was presented with Automation Alley’s 2016 Outstanding Educational Initiative Award at the organization’s Annual Awards Gala Oct. 14.

… MAP+ is a partnership between MCC and Grand Rapids Community College to develop and expand apprenticeship career pathways. The program spans from building awareness, including working with high schools and other organizations to link individuals to opportunities, providing pre-apprentice and apprenticeship training, matching employers and students, leveraging associate degree attainment and creating options for bachelor-degree completion. The program offers industry-driven, structured training that allows employers to develop current employees, as well as to interview and hire students.

Governor visits Middleville’s newest manufacturer

Oct. 20, 2016; The Hastings Banner

A major supplier to Bradford White has become an international company with its opening of a new facility in Middleville, and Gov. Rick Snyder welcomed them to West Michigan Friday afternoon.

… Snyder mentioned the access students and possible future Accurate Machine employees have to higher education, including Kellogg Community College and Grand Rapids Community College.

How a CMU professor turned old photographs into an LGBTQ perspective

Oct. 20, 2016; Central Michigan Life (CMU’s student newspaper)

Growing up queer in the ’90s, Kris Sanford didn’t have role models to look up to, or a relationship to mirror her own after so she decided to create one.

… Sanford’s work is currently being displayed in two locations in Michigan. “Open to Interpretation,” which is artist Thomas Allen and Sanford’s artwork, is being displayed at GRCC Collins Art Gallery in Grand Rapids until Dec. 2.  Her work is also being displayed as part of “enLIGHTENED” in the CMU University Art Gallery until Nov. 19.

Visual Arts Department seeks ArtPrize volunteers

September 29, 2016

The Visual Arts Department needs volunteers to help greet our guests for ArtPrize and direct them to the GRCC Collins Art Gallery on the 4th floor of the Main Building.  We need volunteers from Sept 23 – October 9 on Fridays 12-8, Saturdays 12-8, and Sundays 12-6.

Please contact Katie Budden at kbudden@grcc.edu for sign-up information.

Volunteers needed for ArtPrize

September 28, 2016

The Visual Arts Department needs volunteers to help greet our guests for ArtPrize and direct them to the GRCC Collins Art Gallery on the 4th floor of the Main Building.  We need volunteers from Sept 23 – October 9 on Fridays 12-8, Saturdays 12-8, and Sundays 12-6.

Please contact Katie Budden at kbudden@grcc.edu for sign-up information.

Volunteers sought for ArtPrize

September 27, 2016

The Visual Arts Department needs volunteers to help greet our guests for ArtPrize and direct them to the GRCC Collins Art Gallery on the 4th floor of the Main Building.  We need volunteers from Sept 23 – October 9 on Fridays 12-8, Saturdays 12-8, and Sundays 12-6.

Please contact Katie Budden at kbudden@grcc.edu for sign-up information.

GRCC hosts ArtPrize panel discussion

September 26, 2016

GRCC is hosting a panel discussion featuring three ArtPrize artists: Franklin Delgado, Jonathan Lopez and John Leben. A question-and-answer session and reception will follow the discussion, which runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. October 5 in the ATC auditorium.

Volunteers needed for ArtPrize

September 26, 2016

The Visual Arts Department needs volunteers to help greet our guests for ArtPrize and direct them to the GRCC Collins Art Gallery on the 4th floor of the Main Building.  We need volunteers from Sept 23 – October 9 on Fridays 12-8, Saturdays 12-8, and Sundays 12-6.

Please contact Katie Budden at kbudden@grcc.edu for sign-up information.

Volunteers needed for ArtPrize

September 23, 2016

The Visual Arts Department needs volunteers to help greet our guests for ArtPrize and direct them to the GRCC Collins Art Gallery on the 4th floor of the Main Building.  We need volunteers from Sept 23 – October 9 on Fridays 12-8, Saturdays 12-8, and Sundays 12-6.

Please contact Katie Budden at kbudden@grcc.edu for sign-up information.

GRCC In the News, 9-21-16

September 21, 2016

GRBJ: Community college opening brewery in downtown Grand Rapids

Sept. 20, 2016; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – A college downtown is testing the theory that beer does make you smarter.

Grand Rapids Community College said today it will open Fountain Hill Brewery in downtown Grand Rapids located on the first floor of the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center, at 151 Fountain St. NE with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.

Top 10 finalists, Facebook award announced in Consumer’s Energy, ArtPrize student contest

Sept. 20, 2016; MLive

WYOMING, MI – Consumer’s Energy announced the top 10 finalists in its annual SmartArt competition in coordination with ArtPrize, and a new People’s Choice Award on Facebook Tuesday, Sept. 20.

… Judges from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College with judge the competition. However, there could be two winners with the introduction of the Facebook contest.

MCC joins manufacturing articulation agreement

Sept. 20, 2016; candgnews.com

LANSING — Representatives from eight state community colleges — including Macomb Community College — met Sept. 8 for a press conference in Lansing to announce details of an articulation agreement.

… The coalition colleges also include Bay College in Escanaba, Grand Rapids Community College, Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Lansing Community College, Mott Community College in Flint, and Schoolcraft College in Livonia.

Women bridge gap in leading Kent, Ottawa county law enforcement

Sept. 19, 2016; WOOD TV

OLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — While there’s nothing unique about women in law enforcement, it is rare to see them in leadership roles.

… Kent County’s Michelle LaJoye-Young and Ottawa County’s Valerie Weiss have nearly 50 years combined experience in law enforcement. The pair is among just three undersheriffs in the state of Michigan.

(This article doesn’t mention it, but both Michelle LaJoye-Young and Valerie Weiss are GRCC alumnae.)

GRCC In the News, 8-11-16

August 11, 2016

GRCC students get educated on beer, brewing for industry jobs

Aug. 10, 2016; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College student Sheldon Korcal says he’s been hooked on craft beer since downing one of Founder’s Brewing Company’s flagship beers – the Dirty Bastard scotch-style ale.

Fundraising campaign underway for man who lost his van/home in a fire

Aug. 10, 2016; Grand Haven Tribune

It’s been an emotional week for a Grand Rapids man whose classic van burned in an unintentional display for hundreds of people at Grand Haven State Park on Aug. 3.

… (Joe) Henderson graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School and has a graphic arts degree from Grand Rapids Community College.

News 8 Daybreak

Aug. 11, 2016; WOOD TV

Today, the Grand Rapids man accused of killing a woman on the Grand Rapids Community College campus earlier this year will be in court, according to court documents.

College names board members

Aug. 10, 2016; Grand Rapids Business Journal

A local college has appointed three new board members.

… (James) Rabaut is a partner at Warner, Norcross & Judd, where hes also chair of the firms real estate services group. He has served as a guest lecturer on business law at Aquinas and is an adjunct professor of real estate law at Grand Rapids Community College. He earned both his bachelor’s degree and J.D. at the University of Michigan.

 

GRCC In the News, 7-8-16

July 8, 2016

‘Black Lives Matter’ March in Holland

July 8, 2016; WTVB AM

HOLLAND (WHTC) — Thursday’s “Black Lives Matter” march in Holland, from Maple Avenue Ministries to the city’s police headquarters on Eighth Street, resulted in more than a show of solidarity against police brutality.

… “If something happens like that in Holland, what would we do? Is there an action plan available? These are things we need to know,” said Theenda “Miss Cookie” Yarbrough, the mother of four and grandmother of one grandson. She’s been active for years in promoting Juneteenth activities and racial reconciliation. Yarbrough also earned an associates degree in criminal justice from Grand Rapids Community College; she said police procedures haven’t been followed in the fatal shootings of unarmed black men.

A big move in preparation for ArtPrize 2016

July 5, 2016; therapidian.org

For SiTE:LAB, a Grand Rapids-based arts non-profit, and Julie Schenkelberg, a Brooklyn- and Grand Rapids-based artist, moving house recently meant raising a house on Franklin Street SW off its foundation, rotating it and moving across the lot it to a new location on Rumsey Street SW in preparation for Schenkelberg’s project at SiTE:LAB for ArtPrize 2016.

… Documenting the house move in photos and video even became a group endeavor with SiTE:LAB, Stephen Mallon, and Sidecar Studios working together to cover all the angles. The GRCC Photography Program provided support and camera equipment for the documentation.

WIN, Art Club sponsor feminist art exhibit

March 21, 2016

The opening reception for this exhibit takes place from 4-7 p.m. today.

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Opening reception for faculty art exhibit is February 29

February 29, 2016

The Visual Arts Department is hosting a reception for the Faculty Exhibition today:

GRCC. Grand Rapids Community College. Faculty Exhibition. Feb. 15-March 18, 2016. Reception: Feb. 29, 4-7 p.m. Paul Collins Art Gallery. Visual Arts Department.