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Baker College’s Muskegon campus uses creativity, fun to engage high school students in business, technology competition Dec. 13

WHAT:          The Baker College Business and Technology Challenge event is designed to spark enthusiasm in high school students for skills and knowledge important for career success. The Challenge offers competitions in more than 15 business and technology categories. Top performers earn medals; the top scoring high school will be named overall winner.

 

WHO:            Students from West Michigan high schools and career centers will compete. Registration closes Monday, Dec. 5. Careerline Tech Center is expected to defend its 2015 championship title.

Last year more than 125 students participated, representing Allegan High School, Allegan County Career Center, Careerline Tech Center, Forest Hills Northern High School, Fruitport High School, Kent Career Tech Center, Ludington High School, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, Reeths-Puffer High School and Van Buren Technology Center. These educational centers draw students from more than 40 high schools.

 

WHEN:          The competition is 9:30-11:45 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13.
NOTE: Most competitions are 30 minutes in length; several are 2.25 hours.
The awards ceremony will be 12:45-1:15 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13.

 

WHERE:        Baker College of Muskegon, 1903 Marquette Ave., Muskegon 49442.

 

DETAILS:     There are individual and team events. Competition categories include 3-D modeling, webpage design, accounting, Prezi, Shark Tank business simulation and social media marketing. New this year is the Jeopardy-like contest Kahoot! in which students receive questions and research and provide the answers 100 percent digitally using a smartphone or tablet computer.

Judges are Baker College deans, faculty and instructors, representatives of employers and members of Baker College program advisory boards. Companies and organizations represented include SCORE, Klever Innovations, Grand Rapids Inventors Network and Ravel.

 

The media are invited and may observe any competition.
Most visual are team-interactive events,
such as Shark Tank and social media marketing, and Kahoot!

You are welcome to attend the awards ceremony.

If you plan to attend, contact David Ladd
at 231.578.3623 or
david.ladd@baker.edu.

Extra Innings Hitting Clinics start this week!

Don’t miss out on our excellent hitting clinics starting this week for both baseball and softball!
These 3 session clinics will teach the players the proper hitting mechanics and are the perfect way to properly work on your swing during the off season!

 

The Baseball clinic will be instructed by the Muskegon Clippers and former MCC Hitting Coach, Keith Williams.
Ferris State University Player Sarah Ferenz will be doing the instruction on the softball side!
Baseball – Mondays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 – 6:45-8pm
Softball – Wednesdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 – 6:45-8pm
Cost is just $99 for non members, and $75 for all Members!
Space is limited, and you must pre-register to attend. Head to our website with the link below, or give us a call today to register!
Registration deadline for the Baseball clinic is this Sunday, 12/4 and the deadline for softball is Tuesday 12/6.

 

Click Here for More Information

 

Expressions of Faith: Religious Artwork and Rare Manuscripts at the Muskegon Museum of Art

Muskegon, Mich. – The Muskegon Museum of Art will present Expressions of Faith: Religious Works from the Permanent Collection with Rare Manuscripts from the Van Kampen Collection as its main winter exhibition. Expressions of Faith opens on Thursday, December 8th with a public reception and lecture by Calvin College Professor of Art and Art History Henry Luttikhuizen. The reception will start at 5:30pm and the lecture will start at 7pm. The event is free. The exhibition will run through February 12, 2017.

 

Expressions of Faith combines the written and printed word with the visual arts to examine the impact that religious faith has made on artists who, in turn, helped disseminate and form various belief systems. In giving visual form to religious figures and stories, artists shaped how believers perceived their faith, and in doing so influenced the evolution of the religion itself. Outside of the practice of faith, images of Christ and the Nativity, of Greek gods and goddesses, of Hindu deities such as Kali and Ganesh, and the Jewish Menorah are still immediately recognizable in our shared popular culture.

 

The majority of the artworks in Expressions of Faith are drawn from the permanent collection of the Muskegon Museum of Art. The exhibition includes imagery from Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and African and Japanese spiritual traditions. A loan from the Van Kampen Foundation Scriptorium—a collection of ancient, Medieval and early Renaissance manuscripts and books—is also featured in the exhibition. The Foundation has lent both hand-copied and printed Bibles, including those illustrated by Lucas Cranach the Elder. The exhibition will also include a rare showing of a Torah from the Temple B’nai Israel of Muskegon and additional artworks and Bibles from the Holland Museum, Center Gallery at Calvin College, and other private and institutional lenders.

 

Expressions of Faith has been organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art. Presenting Sponsors are Richard and Cynthia Lindrup and the Van Kampen Boyer Molinari Foundation. Additional support has been provided by PNC Bank, Webb Chemical Service Corporation, Blue Lake Public Radio, Faith Animal Care PLLC, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Related Programs

 

Thursday, December 15th, 6pm
Impressions: Printmakers take on Expressions of Faith
With Lee Ann Frame and Andy Jagniecki
Printmaking can take on many forms, from woodblock cuts to etching; each print is unique in its creation. Join contemporary printmakers, Lee Ann Frame and Andy Jagniecki as they walk through Expressions of Faith and talk about their favorite prints, technique, and overall impression of the prints on display. Q & A time follows the half-hour presentation. A cash bar will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

 

Thursday, February 2nd, 6pm
The Fine Art of Calligraphy
With Jane Ewing
Join master calligrapher and author Jane Ewing for an overview of the history of calligraphy, from early scribes to the contemporary calligraphers who create painterly pieces with gestural lettering. Q & A time follows the half-hour presentation. A cash bar will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

 

Thursdays, December 8th, January 12th & 26th, February 9th & 23rd, 12:15pm
Brown Bag Film Series: The Power of the Myth
The MMA’s Brown Bag Film series will feature The Power of the Myth this winter. Joseph Campbell the scholar and Bill Moyers the journalist explore how myths hold the key to understanding human experience and touch on topics as diverse as world religions, marriage, and pop culture. The six episodes pull in many of the same topics explored in Expressions of Faith. Brown Bag Film admission is free. Paid admission is required for gallery entrance. Auditorium doors open at noon. The Brown Bag series is underwritten by MMA Education Partner, Arconic/Whitehall Operations.

 

December 10th, 10am to 3pm
Alphabet Super Saturday
Celebrate the alphabet and some of the ancient ways letters have been used in everyday objects and art. Activities are suitable for all ages and include the film William Wegman’s Alphabet Soup, guided tours through the Expressions of Faith exhibition, and a make and take workshop. Workshop participants will use letters in their names to create hand-illuminated initials. Super Saturdays admission and activities are free and underwritten by MMA Education Partner, Arconic/Whitehall Operations.

 

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, Michigan. For visitor information, visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org or call 231.720.2570.

HACKLEY COMMUNITY CARE RECEIVES FUNDING FROM DELTA DENTAL FOUNDATION, Oakridge Teen Health Center adds Dental Services

Muskegon, MI – New state-of-the-art dental suites at the Hackley Community Care Oakridge Teen Center have the potential to provide care to nearly 10,000 community members and teens.

 

Hackley Community Care received a $110,993 donation from the Delta Dental Foundation to furnish and equip three dental operatories at the Oakridge Teen Health Center within Oakridge Public Schools.

 

The center currently offers medical and behavioral health services, but was in desperate need of dental care evidenced by the fact that the average commute to a dental facility is an hour round trip and dental pain is one of the top three reasons patients site for visiting Mercy Health System Emergency Room.

 

WHAT A dedication ceremony is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. to reveal the new state-of-the-art dental suites provided by the Delta Dental Foundation.

 

WHEN Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

 

WHY The high need for dental services in the area has been documented through qualitative data including community needs assessment surveys, and school and community health worker referral priorities.

 

HOW The Oakridge Teen Health Center officially opened in December of 2015 and currently provides medical and behavioral health services to students age 10 – 21 in the Oakridge Public Schools district. The addition of the dental operatories will allow the center to provide a full range of dental services including cleanings, exams, fillings, X-rays, extractions and sealants.

 

WHERE Oakridge Teen Health Center (located within the Oakridge Middle/High School campus) 251 S. Wolf Lake Road Muskegon, MI 49442

 

WHO Oakridge Teen Health Center staff, students, Delta Dental representatives and public officials

 

INFO www.hackleycommunitycare.org

Expressions of Faith: Religious Artwork and Rare Manuscripts at the Muskegon Museum of Art

Muskegon, Mich—The Muskegon Museum of Art will present Expressions of Faith: Religious Works from the Permanent Collection with Rare Manuscripts from the Van Kampen Collection as its main winter exhibition. Expressions of Faith opens on Thursday, December 8 with a public reception and lecture by Calvin College Professor of Art and Art History Henry Luttikhuizen. The reception will start at 5:30 pm and the lecture will start at 7:00 pm. The event is free. The exhibition will run through February 12, 2017.

 

Expressions of Faith combines the written and printed word with the visual arts to examine the impact that religious faith has made on artists who, in turn, helped disseminate and form various belief systems. In giving visual form to religious figures and stories, artists shaped how believers perceived their faith, and in doing so influenced the evolution of the religion itself. Outside of the practice of faith, images of Christ and the Nativity, of Greek gods and goddesses, of Hindu deities such as Kali and Ganesh, and the Jewish Menorah are still immediately recognizable in our shared popular culture.

 

The majority of the artworks in Expressions of Faith are drawn from the permanent collection of the Muskegon Museum of Art. The exhibition includes imagery from Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and African and Japanese spiritual traditions. A loan from the Van Kampen Foundation Scriptorium—a collection of ancient, Medieval and early Renaissance manuscripts and books—is also featured in the exhibition. The Foundation has lent both hand-copied and printed Bibles, including those illustrated by Lucas Cranach the Elder. The exhibition will also include a rare showing of a Torah from the Temple B’nai Israel of Muskegon and additional artworks and Bibles from the Holland Museum, Center Gallery at Calvin College, and other private and institutional lenders.

 

Expressions of Faith has been organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art. Presenting Sponsors are Richard and Cynthia Lindrup and the Van Kampen Boyer Molinari Foundation. Additional support has been provided by PNC Bank, Webb Chemical Service Corporation, Blue Lake Public Radio, Faith Animal Care PLLC, and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

 

Thursday, December 15, 6:00 pm
Impressions: Printmakers take on Expressions of Faith
With Lee Ann Frame and Andy Jagniecki
Printmaking can take on many forms, from woodblock cuts to etching; each print is unique in its creation. Join contemporary printmakers, Lee Ann Frame and Andy Jagniecki as they walk through Expressions of Faith and talk about their favorite prints, technique, and overall impression of the prints on display. Q & A time follows the half-hour presentation. A cash bar will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

 

Thursday, February 2, 6:00 pm
The Fine Art of Calligraphy
With Jane Ewing
Join master calligrapher and author Jane Ewing for an overview of the history of calligraphy, from early scribes to the contemporary calligraphers who create painterly pieces with gestural lettering. Q & A time follows the half-hour presentation. A cash bar will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

 

Thursdays, December 8, January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23
12:15 pm
Brown Bag Film Series: The Power of the Myth
The MMA’s Brown Bag Film series will feature The Power of the Myth this winter. Joseph Campbell the scholar and Bill Moyers the journalist explore how myths hold the key to understanding human experience and touch on topics as diverse as world religions, marriage, and pop culture. The six episodes pull in many of the same topics explored in Expressions of Faith. Brown Bag Film admission is free. Paid admission is required for gallery entrance. Auditorium doors open at noon. The Brown Bag series is underwritten by MMA Education Partner, Arconic/Whitehall Operations.

 

December 10, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Alphabet Super Saturday
Celebrate the alphabet and some of the ancient ways letters have been used in everyday objects and art. Activities are suitable for all ages and include the film William Wegman’s Alphabet Soup, guided tours through the Expressions of Faith exhibition, and a make and take workshop. Workshop participants will use letters in their names to create hand-illuminated initials. Super Saturdays admission and activities are free and underwritten by MMA Education Partner, Arconic/Whitehall Operations.

 

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, Michigan. For visitor information, visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org or call 231.720.2570.

Culinary students pick, prepare, and prove pumpkin is not just for pies

What’s a muffin without blueberries? Or a curry without chicken? Well, when blueberries are swapped for pumpkin, a muffin becomes a moist fall treat and a curry with pumpkin now has a tasty dose of beta carotene. Catering and Culinary Management students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) challenged students at Montague and Whitehall Schools to think differently about pumpkin by offering samples of two new recipes to hungry students. The tastings are part of a unique partnership between Montague and Whitehall District Schools Food Services and the Cultivate Michigan program.

 

Cultivate Michigan supporter, and Food Service Director for Montague Area Public Schools and Whitehall District Schools, Dan Gorman and Farm-to-School representative Lynn DeVlieg have been working with Catering & Culinary Management students to develop new recipes to feature at both districts. Special emphasis is placed on foods grown locally.

 

In September, Catering & Culinary Management students visited Scholl Farms in Montague. There, owner Stu Scholl explained the differences between traditional and organic farming, and how to select a good pumpkin. Following their visit, students began experimenting with a variety of pumpkin dishes before landing on Pumpkin Apple Muffins and Pumpkin Curry.

 

“I really want the recipe for those muffins,” shared an Ealy Elementary student returning for seconds.

 

“I want them all!” exclaimed a Whitehall Middle School boy who had a collection of empty portion cups in front of him.

 

Members of Montague and Whitehall’s National Honor Societies assisted MACTC students with the tasting events. Prior to the tastings, they assisted with food prep and were trained on how to provide tastings and conduct a follow-up survey.

 

Copies of the recipes, printed by Graphic Production Technologies students at the MACTC, were provided for students and staff to take home. Visit the Student Corner at muskegoncareertech.com to download a copy of both recipes.

Muskegon Lumberjacks offering Hockey and Movie special for November 26 game

MUSKEGON, MI- The Muskegon Lumberjacks are offering fans a special promotion for their next home game on November 26th. For just $16, fans get a ticket to the game and a movie ticket redeemable anytime and for any movie at Cinema Carousel.

 

The Jacks take on the Lincoln Stars on that Saturday, with the opening faceoff scheduled for 7:15pm at LC Walker Arena.

 

This special must be redeemed at the Lumberjacks sales office inside LC Walker Arena during regular business hours (9am-6pm).

 

Also on that night, kids tickets are absolutely free with the purchase of an adult ticket as part of Muskegon’s Family Night promotion.

 

The Jacks currently sit in second place in the Eastern Conference, and had two players honored with USHL player of the week honors last week. Andrei Svechnikov, the Jacks’ star rookie, was named forward of the week, while 3-year veteran and Jacks captain Bo Hanson was the defenseman of the week.

 

Call 231-724-5225 today to reserve your seats!

Tom Harryman will bring “A Christmas Carol” to Festival of Trees

November 10, Muskegon Mich – The Muskegon Museum of Art’s annual Festival of Trees will feature two performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Friday, November 18 and Sunday, November 20, 2016.

 

Tickets are $15 per adult, $10 MMA member, $10 per student with college I.D., and $5 for 15 years and under. Ticket prices include Festival admission. Tickets can be purchased in the MMA Gift Store or by phone at (231) 720-2580.

 

Muskegon Community College instructor and professional actor, Tom Harryman will perform this classic holiday story that is filled with humor and pathos, spirits and sinners, Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and more. Adapting the story into a one-man performance, Harryman will bring to life to the wondrous world and the colorful characters created by Dickens.

 

The original production of Harryman’s adaptation was directed by the MCC Center for Theater Director, Sheila Kulp Wahamaki with original designs by Richard Oman, Jeanette Wahr, Brian Goodman, and Harryman.

 

This dramatic story-theatre style production will be presented in the Museum’s intimate auditorium as a complement to the Festival of Trees and the start of the holiday season.

“Harryman breathes life into the story by weaving classic characters in and out of his narration. His ability to create many characters with body and voice is astounding.”Kim Harsch, The Muskegon Chronicle, 12/2/06.

 

A special cocktail hour in the Festival galleries, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., will precede the Friday night performance.

 

The Find more information at www.muskegonartmuseum.org/event/a-christmas-carol.

 

The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster Avenue in downtown Muskegon.

 

Rotaract clubs from Baker College, Muskegon Community College compete to leave no leaf behind, public invited to help

MUSKEGON, Mich. – The Rotaract clubs representing Baker College’s Muskegon campus and Muskegon Community College will come together for a friendly competition that leaves no leaf behind, 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, and the public can help.

 

The clubs are coordinating a leaf-raking competition that will benefit the neighborhoods surrounding the colleges. Both teams will be considered winners by participating in this relationship-building opportunity, but the team that collects the most bags of leaves will be the official winner.

 

The public is invited to join the fun. Interested individuals should bring their rakes and leaf bags, and meet at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Muskegon Community College. Raking will begin on Marquette Avenue, west of Harvey Street.

 

“Members of both clubs wanted to tackle a joint community service project to help create stronger bonds,” said Linda Meyers, faculty advisor for Baker College of Muskegon Rotaract Club. “This is a great opportunity for students to give back to their community and to build lasting friendships.”

 

Rotaract clubs are service organizations, sponsored by local Rotary clubs, for young adults 18 to 30 years old. There are more than 8,000 Rotaract clubs worldwide with membership of more than 184,000.

 

For more information about the leaf-raking community project, contact Kaytie Ely, Rotaract of Baker College of Muskegon at 231.720.9168 or kaytieely@aol.com.

 

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1911, Baker College grants doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificates in diverse academic fields including business, health sciences, engineering, information technology, education and human services. Baker College has on-ground campuses in Michigan and Pennsylvania, and offers online programs that can be completed 100 percent online without ever visiting a campus. In 2016, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Baker College Online with the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement, the highest ranking for online higher education programs. For information, visit www.baker.edu or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bakercollege.

Teen depicts violence with shattered mirror; wins prize for painting

MUSKEGON: Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) student Gabrielle Hepler won a $25 gift card to Cinema Carousel for her submission to the Domestic Violence Awareness Poster Contest hosted by Every Woman’s Place in Muskegon. Gabrielle, a student at Whitehall High School, and several of her classmates participated in the contest.

 

Students were asked to illustrate their interpretation of domestic or dating violence. All posters were to be in color, include a message about stopping domestic violence, and fit an 8.5 by 11-inch format.

 

“After we were given the project guidelines, I went home and brainstormed a bunch of ideas,” said Gabrielle. Her final choice was “Break the Silence,” with a shattered mirror effect created entirely by hand using acrylic paint and torn paper.

 

Every Woman’s Place provides emergency shelter for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. All services are free of charge to survivors and their children. For more information visit www.everywomansplace.org.

 

Other ways to get involved

Volunteer for the Lakeshore Art Festival

A unique blend of arts, crafts, music, food and fun along the shoreline in historic Downtown Muskegon. More than 300 artists and crafters will be showcased with fine art in the park, crafts, children’s activities and Michigan food market – all wrapped up in a huge downtown street party atmosphere!   Come out and join us on July 6th,  and July 7th, 2018.

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Join Watch Muskegon

Muskegon has more to offer than ever before. Join the conversation, movement and Watch Us Go!

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