Research team's discovery grabs global headlines
A Calvin student's curiosity led to a discovery that is making headlines in major publications all over the world.
January 18, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Astronomy prof, student predict explosion that will change the night sky
A Calvin College professor and former student's bold prediction of a change coming to the night sky has moved significantly closer to reality.
January 06, 2017 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Calvin adds Master of Accounting program
Calvin College is adding a master's of accounting degree to its graduate-level offerings. The new program allows students to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree within five years.
January 06, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Contextualizing the Black experience in America today
Calvin College professor of history Eric Washington is at the helm of a class that is taking many of his students into uncharted waters.
December 12, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Nursing professor receives YWCA Tribute Award
Adejoke Ayoola, an associate professor of nursing at Calvin College, is the recipient of the 2016 YWCA Tribute Award in the Sports, Fitness and Wellness category.
November 15, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
A just response to natural disasters
Using first-hand experience and primary research, Haitian national Daniel Jean-Louis confronts the inadequacies of current foreign aid strategies and offers effective alternatives.
October 27, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College launches Center For Student Success
This fall, Calvin launched the Center for Student Success, which leaders say will provide cross-divisional coordinated care for students.
October 13, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin staff, student receive Heart Saver Hero Award
On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the American Heart Association honors Ron Venneman and Josh Kuperus for their life-saving efforts this past winter.
September 27, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
A safe campus, a safe city
According to the 2016 SafeWise report, Calvin College is located in the third safest college town in the country.
September 22, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Alumni journalists with ABC News, Washington Post return to discuss election
On Friday, Sept. 23, Calvin alums Ryan Struyk and John Muyskens will discuss faithful fact checking.
September 22, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Class of 2020 shows academic strength, international breadth
Calvin welcomes 984 new students for fall 2016.
September 19, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
The January Series celebrates its 30th anniversary
Calvin College's award-winning noontime lecture series provides deeper insight into pivotal issues facing the nation and world today.
September 15, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
U.S. News ranks Calvin College #1 in the Midwest
Calvin College is the only higher ed institution in the state of Michigan to garner a #1 ranking in its category.
September 13, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Discovery doesn't retire
Roger DeKock was selected as one of just five emeritus faculty nationwide to be part of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation’s 2016 Senior Scientist Mentor Program.
August 30, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Clarence Vos
Clarence Vos dedicated his life to serving the church—from the pulpit and the lectern.
August 01, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Charting a new course for Plaster Creek
The Plaster Creek Stewards recently received two grants totaling $800K, allowing the group to expand its educational, research and restoration work in one of the state's most polluted watersheds.
July 29, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Telephone town hall meeting
On Monday, May 23, join Calvin College president Michael K. Le Roy for a telephone town hall meeting.
May 23, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Fulbright student to map geography of refugees
Janaya Crevier will be heading to Austria in September 2016 to explore the journeys of a half dozen refugee families.
May 10, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College alum wins Pulitzer Prize at 23
A year after tossing his cap, John Muyskens, graphics editor at The Washington Post, takes home his field's top prize.
April 26, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin professor helps put students’ poetry in motion
Lew Klatt, poet laureate for Grand Rapids, answers a trio of questions about a project that helps kids express their understanding of local history through haiku.
April 07, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Festival of Faith and Writing celebrates silver anniversary
The Festival of Faith and Writing is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a lineup of speakers that its new director says is perhaps the most celebrated group of writers to assemble at one time at FFW.
March 31, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College Launches Center for Faith and Writing
Bob and Shelley Hudson's generous gift helps establish the Calvin Center for Faith and Writing.
March 23, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
High expectations for Handlon
The recently accredited Calvin Prison Initiative offers a bachelor of arts degree in ministry leadership to 20 inmates each year.
February 17, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
An expert offers insight into preventing long-term knee injuries
On Tuesday, February 16, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine prof Erich Petushek's lectures on "Traumatic Knee Injury: Prevention, Screening and Long-Term Consequences."
February 15, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Fighting for Flint
A Calvin College student is collecting water bottles and filters, recruiting volunteers to help with the Flint water crisis.
January 22, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Award-winning book influences religious freedom conversation
The editors of Christianity Today magazine have included Free to Serve on their short list of books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought and culture in 2016.
January 06, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Entrada Scholars Program expands thanks to $300,000 gift from Meijer
When Entrada started in 1991 it welcomed about a dozen students. The program’s growth over the years, combined with the increased gift, will allow about 100 students to attend beginning in 2016.
November 20, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College ranked second nationally for students studying abroad
Calvin College is again among the national leaders in terms of the number of students who study abroad and total international student enrollment.
November 17, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College announces 2016 January Series lineup
Pulitzer Prize winning journalists and global health and security experts among impressive 2016 January Series lineup.
November 04, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Walking Boldly: Katerina Parsons
2015 grad Katerina Parsons is a research/communications facilitator for the Association for a More Just Society in Honduras.
October 01, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Calvin, WMU, GVSU create innovative rehab clinic
Clinic brings together speech pathology and audiology, social work, physical therapy and occupational therapy services—all under one roof.
September 23, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin enrollment steady, shows record-setting diversity
Calvin's 2015 incoming cohort of 1,026 students represents academic strength, geographic breadth and record diversity.
September 21, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Business Partners Awards Luncheon focuses on employee engagement
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Calvin College will honor businesses and individuals that have partnered with the college's business program.
September 17, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Michael Thompson remembered for his compassionate heart
Michael Thompson is remembered by the Calvin community as someone who had a very big heart and who put others above himself.
September 01, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Walking Boldly: Brianna Marshall
Following a summer internship at the Smithsonian museums, Brianna Marshall '15 begins as a research specialist at the Center for Social Research.
August 20, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking boldly: James Lamine
James Lamine '15 is a software engineer in Austin, Texas.
August 13, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking boldly: Andrew Jo
Andrew Jo '15 is in the Edison Engineering and Development Program at GE Aviation.
August 11, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Princeton Review gives Calvin high marks
Calvin is included in Princeton Review's "The Best 380 Colleges," and receives accolades from a number of other college rankings guides.
August 05, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Chase Froese remembered for her adventurous spirit
Chase Froese is remembered by the Calvin community as someone who radiated joy and made you feel like you were the only one in the room.
August 04, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Walking Boldly: Paulina Heule
Paulina Heule '15 is a paralegal at a large international law firm.
July 31, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking Boldly: Ranu Sinniah
Ranu Sinniah '15 is doing research at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Md.
July 20, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking Boldly: Monica Limback
Monica Limback '15 is an Active Duty Signal Corps Officer in the U.S. Army.
July 16, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking Boldly: Jenny LaJoye
Jenny LaJoye '15 just released her album "Vapor" and is helping to plant a church in California.
July 02, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking Boldly: Addison Sung
Addison Sung '15 is a human resources specialist at Indian Trails Camp in Grand Rapids, Mich.
June 19, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Calvin remembers Irvin Kroese
Irvin Kroese is remembered by his former colleagues in the English department as a well respected man who didn't waste words.
June 19, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Walking Boldly: Teunis Verwijs
Teunis Verwijs ’15 is currently applying to galleries and museums in Amsterdam.
June 12, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking Boldly: Kathryn Knox
Kathryn Knox '15 is heading to Guatemala for two years to serve in the Peace Corps.
June 08, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Telephone town hall with President Le Roy
Join the Calvin College community on Monday, May 18, from 8-9 p.m. EST for a telephone town hall meeting with Michael Le Roy, president of Calvin College.
May 18, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
On the ground in Nepal
Chemistry professor Herb Fynewever, a Fulbright Scholar in Nepal, talks about what it was like to be in fairly close proximity to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country.
May 05, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Kemp Lyons
Calvin remembers Hessel “Bud” Bouma
Biology professor Hessel “Bud” Bouma III is remembered for his dedication to the college, to his discipline and most importantly to his students.
May 05, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Pursuing truth at the intersection
The Henry Symposium provides scholars, practitioners and the general public with an opportunity to engage in timely conversations at the crossroads of religion and politics.
April 28, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
A gold standard for STEM research
Sam Auyeung is Calvin’s 16th Goldwater Scholar since 2008—a number unmatched by any other undergraduate institution over that span of time.
April 22, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Prof improving the quality of math teaching in GR
Since 2005, Calvin College mathematics professor Jan Koop has worked with 300 elementary school teachers in 21 schools throughout greater Grand Rapids.
April 09, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College selects next vice president for student life
Sarah Visser ’01 returns to her alma mater with a breadth of experience in Christian higher education.
March 09, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin winter sports teams sweep the league
For the first time in the history of Calvin athletics, all four varsity winter sports teams claimed MIAA titles in the same year.
March 03, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College brings 'Q Commons' back to Grand Rapids
The event, held Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Ladies Literary Club, aims to inspire people to learn and consider how to advance the common good in their city.
February 19, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars
Calvin College is one of just six bachelor's institutions in the nation to have at least two faculty members awarded prestigious Fulbright grants in 2014-15.
February 12, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
NIH grant brings students to the cutting-edge of cancer research
Biochemistry prof Brendan Looyenga recently received a $295,939 grant from the National Cancer Institute to do research with students that could provide useful insights into both neurology and oncology.
February 04, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College, law enforcement respond to threatening letter
On Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, Calvin College officials worked with local and federal authorities to respond to a threatening letter that was received at the Mail & Print Services building.
January 15, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Detroit visionary replaces former Chicago mayor in January Series lineup
Josh Linkner, a driving force in the city of Detroit's comeback, will talk about the importance of reinvention for cities and individuals.
January 12, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Summary of Calvin's response to robbery near campus
Calvin's campus safety department issued a lockdown of campus early Friday, December 12, 2014, as police searched for a suspect in a nearby neighborhood.
December 12, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Herman Broene
Calvin chemistry professor emeritus Herman Broene is remembered as a man who was kind-hearted and student-centered.
November 21, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Willis DeBoer
Calvin religion professor emeritus Willis DeBoer is remembered as a man who was utterly steady.
November 14, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin board appoints chair-elect at October meetings
The Calvin College Board of Trustees had a full schedule during their October meetings, which included the unanimous support of 1978 alumnus Craig Lubben as chair-elect.
October 29, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Two threads emerge from impressive January Series lineup
The power of story and global security are two threads woven throughout an impressive lineup that includes a Holocaust survivor, "America's young Nelson Mandela" and a former NATO Commander.
October 28, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College welcomes four new board members
Pedro Aviles of Berwyn, Ill.; William J. Boer of Grand Rapids, Mich.; David Cok of Rochester, N.Y.; and Ray VanderKooi of Kentwood, Mich. join the 31-member board.
October 21, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Dale Brown
Former Calvin professor Dale Brown is remembered for his love for literature, his care for students and his wicked sense of humor.
October 14, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Plaster Creek Stewards receive $1.1 million grant
A group working to restore Michigan's most contaminated watershed recently received its largest grant to date.
October 09, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Menlo Innovations CEO keynotes Calvin's Business Partners Awards Luncheon
The event honors business and individuals that have partnered with the college's business program to create outstanding learning opportunities for students.
October 07, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
UNLEARN week is underway
Students at Calvin are challenging their peers to think about the stereotypes and assumptions that contribute to racism in today's society.
October 07, 2014 | 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
Summit focuses on empowering through multiple literacies
More than 200 people convened at Calvin College for the third annual Community Literacy Summit.
October 01, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin community well represented in ArtPrize
Works of art by dozens of Calvin alumni are on display around and on the streets of downtown Grand Rapids.
September 26, 2014 | 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
New initiative pairs Calvin with community leaders to make college more accessible
Calvin College is one of seven west Michigan colleges and universities committing to collaborate on Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell's "To College, Through College" initiative.
September 18, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
U.S. News recognizes Calvin College for its undergraduate research
Calvin is on a short list of institutions that U.S. News & World Report highlights as outstanding examples of undergraduate research and creative projects.
September 09, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Students sent into the city on first full day at Calvin
On Thursday, August 28, all first-year and transfer students head off campus for StreetFest—a one-day service-learning opportunity.
August 28, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Semester in Ghana given the green light
After a one-week delay students from Calvin College are on their way to Ghana for the fall semester abroad program.
August 19, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Chemistry prof named Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
Doug Vander Griend is one of seven faculty members in the U.S. to be awarded an unrestricted research grant of $60,000.
August 12, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
We Are Calvin: Lauren Merz
This summer, Lauren Merz worked in a lab at the University of Michigan researching post-exercise fatigue in muscular dystrophy patients.
August 08, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
We Are Calvin: Thuy-Nhi Nguyen
Thuy-Nhi Nguyen is spending this summer studying songbirds at the Au Sable Institute in northern Michigan.
August 07, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Princeton Review names Calvin College among best colleges
Students who were surveyed say that Calvin professors are "very intelligent and well respected, but also very down-to earth."
August 05, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College administrator tapped for national role
The Council of Christian Colleges and Universities has named Shirley Hoogstra as the organization's next president.
July 30, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Charles Young
Professor of art history emeritus Charles Young is remembered by the Calvin community as someone who cared deeply for students.
July 22, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
We Are Calvin: Linnea Venhousen
Linnea Venhousen is spending this summer in Thailand with "Adventures in Missions" helping prostitutes to see the freedom that Christ offers.
July 16, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
We Are Calvin: Kyle Luck
Kyle Luck is volunteering at St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Winnipeg this summer through the Jubilee Fellows program.
July 03, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
We Are Calvin: Kelly Doles
Junior Kelly Doles is interning this summer at WOODTV, working behind the scenes for eightWest and Maranda's Where You Live.
June 26, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Engineering prof's paper gets national recognition
Gayle Ermer’s paper received top recognition at the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) annual conference in Indianapolis.
June 20, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin announces spring 2014 Dean's List
Thirty-eight percent of the student body achieved Dean's List status during the spring semester, maintaining a 3.5 GPA for the semester and at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA.
May 27, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Christian radio station honors Calvin staff member
Geoff Van Berkel, the supervisor of landscape operations at Calvin College is honored as WCSG's Hometown Hero.
May 27, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Class of 2014 lands jobs around the corner, across the globe
The 2014 graduating class represents 60 majors within the arts and humanities, social and natural sciences and professional programs.
May 22, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Four Japanese majors accepted into JET Programme
Four Japanese language majors have been accepted into the highly competitive Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme.
May 22, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
We Are Calvin: Corrin Timmer
Senior Corrin Timmer spent this spring on Calvin's Washington D.C. semester as an events intern for United Nations Relief Works Agency USA.
May 19, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Statement regarding Michael Peroutka's visit to Calvin College
The purpose of this statement is to correct some misinformation that’s been floating around in regards to a speaker that talked to a small group of students at Calvin College in late April.
May 14, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin raises $25 million for debt relief
In just eight months, the college has reached its goal of raising $25 million to pre-pay principal on its long-term debt.
May 09, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin welcomes nationally-acclaimed eco chef
On Thursday, April 24, Bryant Terry will share thoughts and recipes from his newly released book "Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed."
April 22, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin earns Tree Campus USA designation
For the second year in a row, Calvin College was named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
April 21, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin, Spectrum Health, MSU present "Keeping children healthy"
Calvin College hosted a lecture titled "Keeping children healthy" as part of the Your Health Lecture Series.
April 11, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin contemporizes Shakespeare for the stage
Beginning April 10, the Calvin Theatre Company will perform Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
April 07, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
We Are Calvin: Eric Seo
Sophomore Eric Seo is spending this Spring in the semester abroad program in York, England.
April 03, 2014 | Matt Kucinski