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November 2016 Market Report

November 2016 Market Report

CAD/Drafting Contest Winners Announced

 The 30th Annual Muskegon Community College CAD/Drafting Contest attracted 70 students from six schools to the Muskegon Community College campus on Friday, Dec. 2.

 

The event, coordinated by MCC Instructor Kathleen Liefer, is sponsored by American Foundry Society and many local business and educational institutions. Prizes were awarded to the top finishers in four divisions. This year’s winners are:

 

Division 1:  Beginning Sketching

For this division, the students were given a part that was printed on our 3D printer.  They had to measure the part and then create a pencil sketch of that part.

  • 1st Place – Becca VanderSloot, Hudsonville Unity Christian High School
  • 2nd Place – Keaton Rhoades, Fruitport High School
  • 3rd Place – Zackary VanDyke, Hudsonville Unity Christian High School
  • Honorable Mention – Ben Mulder, Holland Christian High School
  • Honorable Mention – Trevor Evenhouse, Holland Christian High School
  • Plaque – Mr. Dave Vruwink, Hudsonville Unity Christian High School

Division 2:  Beginning 2D AutoCAD 2017

This division is very similar to Division 1 in terms of the drawing complexity, except in Division 2 the students had to create their drawings using AutoCAD (2D).

  • 1st Place – Noah Palmer, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
  • 2nd Place – Jordan Gilbert, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
  • 3rd Place – Dan Pavlich, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
  • Honorable Mention – Simon Johnson, Fruitport High School
  • Honorable Mention – Anthony Lock, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
  • Plaque – Mr. Troy Foster, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center

Division 3:  3D Solid Modeling

For this division, the students were given a very complex drawing problem.  They had to create a solid model of the part using AutoCAD 2017 3D (Solid Modeler), Inventor 2017 or SolidWorks 2016.

  • 1st Place – Eddie Leonard, Fruitport High School
  • 2nd Place – Chase Vollmer, Fruitport High School
  • 3rd Place – Bodi Pratt, Newaygo Tech Center
  • Honorable Mention – Adam Brunsting, Hudsonville Unity Christian High School
  • Honorable Mention – Gretchen Spruit, Holland Christian High School
  • Plaque – Ms. Kathy Steudle-Schwander, Fruitport High School

Division 4:  3D Solid Modeling/Assembly/Drawing

In Division 4, students were asked to complete a project.  They had to model several parts, assemble those parts and create an assembly drawing with multiple views, balloons and a complete bill of material using AutoCAD 2017 3D (Solid Modeler), Inventor 2017 or SolidWorks 2016.

  • 1st Place – Andrew Harloff, Fruitport High School
  • 2nd Place – Kaylee Meyer, Fruitport High School
  • 3rd Place – Jacob Feenstra, Hudsonville Unity Christian High School
  • Honorable Mention – Alex Smith, Fruitport High School
  • Honorable Mention – Collin Nielsen, Newaygo Tech Center
  • Plaque – Ms. Kathy Steudle-Schwander, Fruitport High School

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!

Small town vinyl record store opens, boasts collection of 100K albums

MONTAGUE, MI — Thousands of vintage records can be found at a new shop downtown Montague, including unique and expensive vinyl priced up to $500.

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