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Students of the sky
"After an introduction to variable stars and the modeling that is being done to understand their behavior, students were put in groups with Calvin students and allowed to examine the data with sophisticated software in order to look for trace patterns."
February 18, 2013 | Matt Kucinski
Alyssa Penning qualifies on first try
"The goal was to make nationals, but this was unexpected. During the race we had a lot of teammates watching, and the best thing was to see my teammates at every corner cheering me on. And seeing their excitement kept me going."
May 25, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
Remote sites carry the January Series
"Remote sites are not just listening to the speakers, but they are talking about the ideas being presented."
December 12, 2012 | Matt Kucinski
January Series 2009: A new model for African AIDS research
A world authority on the AIDS pandemic visits Calvin College's January Series and speaks about the misconceptions associated with the virus.
January 16, 2009 | Matt Kucinski
Helping middle schoolers see the sky
"It was usable for everybody. That was part of the reason why I created the software. I am really hoping it instills not only an enjoyment in astronomy but in science in general."
January 28, 2013 | Matt Kucinski
The Center for Social Research at Calvin College recently published a full report resulting from the Christian Reformed Church of North America's Sustaining Pastoral Excellence project. The 78-page report breaks down the findings from three waves of surveys, which were given to pastors in 2005, 2007 and 2009.
December 23, 2010 | Matt Kucinski
U.S. News gives Calvin high marks
U.S. News & World Report gives Calvin high marks for its strong commitment to teaching and service-learning and for the quality of its first-year experience.
September 20, 2012 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin’s enrollment up; first-year class shows academic strength
Calvin College is seeing a boost in first-year enrollment, a strong academic profile and an increase in international students in its 2012 incoming class.
September 20, 2012 | Matt Kucinski
Winter ecology at Calvin
Two weeks ago, students from Plymouth Christian School visited the Bunker Interpretive Center to learn about the winter habits of animals, winter weather and how to measure windchill.
February 25, 2009 | Matt Kucinski
A premiere business plan
Kelly LeCoy, a 2011 Calvin grad, has now won three business plan competitions in three months. On Tuesday, May 31, she won the 5X5, an initiative launched by ArtPrize founder Rick DeVos. She was awarded $5,000 to put toward her idea, "Uptown Kitchen."
June 01, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
Prof receives $200K grant
Calvin professor of philosophy Kelly Clark recently received nearly $200,000 to fund a project on religious liberty and tolerance. The project, supported by the John Templeton Foundation, will fund the following: a book on religious liberty and tolerance—including translations of the book into Indonesian, Turkish, Hebrew and Arabic—a conference at Georgetown University during the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and planning for conventions on liberty and tolerance in Indonesia, Turkey and Israel. Clark will work on the project with staff from the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity.
April 07, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
Michigan Author Award
Professor of English Gary Schmidt was recently named the winner of the 2011 Michigan Author Award. The Library of Michigan and the Michigan Library Association sponsors the award, which honors Michigan writers for their contributions to literature based on an outstanding published body of work.
August 26, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin brings international conference to Grand Rapids
Calvin College hopes "Q Commons" inspires community leaders to learn and consider how to advance the common good in Grand Rapids.
October 02, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Book on Chinese grammar
Qin and Larry Herzberg, professors of Asian Studies, recently co-authored "Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar: A Student's Guide to Correct Structures and Common Errors." The book serves as a quick-reference supplement to any course of Mandarin Chinese language study. The text helps learners avoid the most common errors non-native speakers make when translating from English into Chinese. Stone Bridge Press published the book earlier this month.
December 10, 2010 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin community shows heart
Calvin College students led the way in the 2012 Gift of Life Campus Challenge—the largest college-based organ donor drive in the nation. Calvin signed up the most people as a proportion of its student population (5.09%).
March 02, 2012 | Matt Kucinski
Men's basketball coach reflects on son's recovery
“I think he really feels that now more than ever — that God has healed him," said Kevin Vande Streek. "Everything has just happened so fast in his recovery. I feel extremely blessed. I think both of us do.”
June 23, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
Novel NIH grant provides synergy in the student-faculty research experience
A trio of profs has teamed up to better understand the regulation of GLUT1.
September 25, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin enrolls largest class since 2007
Calvin's 2013-2014 incoming class is the college's largest in six years and is record-setting in terms of ethnic diversity.
September 16, 2013 | Matt Kucinski
Fiske Guide highlights Calvin's business, engineering programs
The 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges highlights Calvin's business and engineering programs as some of the best among small colleges and universities.
July 03, 2013 | Matt Kucinski
Young Women's Business Institute
From Wednesday, July 18 through Friday, July 20, Calvin College’s Center for Innovation in Business will host the Calvin Young Women’s Business Institute. The inaugural three-day event is designed specifically for business-minded women who are entering their senior year of high school during the 2012-2013 academic year.
May 30, 2012 | Matt Kucinski