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Faculty Profile: James Skillen
In an ideal world, Calvin professor James Skillen says, his job description would be simple: backpacking. "Unfortunately, though, that’s not how it works," he joked.
August 31, 2010 | Amy Surbatovich
Interning at Berlin Raceway
When Brent Schuster was a little kid, he dreamed of playing for the Denver Nuggets; he still dreams of being on the professional basketball team’s payroll—but in a slightly different capacity.
August 30, 2010 | Lynn Rosendale
The Forgotten Woman's Bible
Around the turn of the century, Katherine Bushnell, an American doctor working as a medical missionary in China, noticed what she thought were mistranslated passages in the Chinese version of the Bible.
August 24, 2010 | Myrna Anderson
Speyers paints fair poster
A painting done by Frank Speyers was chosen as the official poster of a fair.
August 24, 2010 | Joe Salowitz
Atop St. Adalbert's Basilica
On a recent Friday evening, Michael Rodriguez left his keys behind at work. His workplace was locked. It was also 150 feet in the air—at the top of the scaffolding that currently runs alongside the south bell tower of the Basilica of St. Adalbert.
August 16, 2010 | Myrna Anderson
Faculty Profile: Randall Bytwerk
Randall Bytwerk is a professor of communication arts and sciences. He is also the creator and maintainer of the German Propaganda Archive, the number one hit in a Google search for "Nazi propaganda”—a hit that even appears above Wikipedia’s entry on the subject and draws in over a million visitors every year.
August 11, 2010 | Amy Surbatovich
Lew Klatt wins Iowa poetry prize
Lew Klatt thought that completing his latest poetry collection was the start of a long process...
August 09, 2010 | Myrna Anderson
Putting media with ministry
A passion for ministry and for communication have landed soon-to-be Calvin College senior Brian Speelman with summer internships with ReFrame Media—the English-language ministries of the Back to God Hour Ministries International, located in Palos Heights, Illinois.
August 02, 2010 | Jeff Febus
Faculty Profile: Douglas Vander Griend
Calvin inorganic chemistry professor Douglas Vander Griend makes shapes with molecules.
July 26, 2010 | Amy Surbatovich
Post spill: an intern in Florida
Biology grad Amanda Hoffmeyer researches wildlife in Merrit Island Refuge.
July 26, 2010 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin mourns the loss of Jim Penning
“He was a very good political scientist and one of the nicest men I’ve ever met."
July 14, 2010 | Myrna Anderson , Amy Surbatovich
A pair of Lilly Grad Fellows
Calvin alums Hannah Bormann '09 and Robert Zandstra '08 have been selected as Lilly Graduate Fellows for 2010-2013
July 12, 2010 | Joe Salowitz
Managing the mowers
They had 28 applicants, and Paul Campbell and Tyler Smies knew what they were looking for: kids who could make eye contact; kids who could make conversation; kids who could show up on time.
July 09, 2010 | Myrna Anderson
Luke Leisman, a physics and English double major, presented his research on galaxy clusters
July 02, 2010 | Joe Salowitz
Expanding his options
Just a month-and-a-half after taking his final exams, Calvin junior Ryan Van Baren is working in the third-largest city in the U.S. at the largest exchange of listed options in the world.
July 01, 2010 | Myrna Anderson
Kalamazoo River oil spill: Q&A
Gerry Van Kooten, who worked on the recovery of Prince William Sound after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, talked about the difference between ocean and river cleanup, how to get rid of all that oil and about nature's ability to rebound in the current Michigan's Kalamazoo River oil spill.
June 28, 2010 | Myrna Anderson
Researching race in GR
Abby Koning and Professor Stephanie Sandberg create a play about race in Grand Rapids.
June 28, 2010 | Myrna Anderson
Faculty Profile: Julie Walton
Calvin owes the design of its human performance lab to Julie Walton, a Calvin professor of health, physical education, recreation, dance and sport (HPERDS).
June 25, 2010 | Amy Surbatovich
An eye for research
Biology majors Ben Konynenbelt, Susan Bardolph, Dan Mlnarik and Leah Koetje presented their research on the health of the cornea at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).
June 24, 2010 | Author?
Learning Latin online
In the fall 2010 semester, off-campus students will be able to take Calvin Latin classes online in a new program spearheaded by Professor David Noe.
June 19, 2010 | Myrna Anderson