Major Watershed Restoration Grant Awarded to Plaster Creek StewardsCalvin University's Plaster Creek Stewards has been awarded a major two-year grant from the State of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. The grant has a total value of over $1 million.
News & Stories – June 21, 2022
The next launch: The School of HealthLearn how the anonymous donation will fund opportunities for students and faculty.
Spark – December 1, 2021
Rare FormAs a collaborative team, Baker (left) and Wilstermann (right) use their individual areas of expertise to address complex problems from different angles.
Spark – October 1, 2021
Our God is in the detailsHarlan Kredit has been teaching his whole life--at Yellowstone in the summers and in the classroom.
Spark – October 1, 2021
Rare Falcons Showcase Wilderness Research Opportunities on Urban CampusA pair of rare merlin falcons and their three now fledged babies have taken residence on Calvin’s campus, and they are captivating both community birders and researchers alike.
News & Stories – July 21, 2021
John Wertz awarded Professor of the YearThe professor of the year recognition is awarded annually by a vote of Calvin’s senior class. Biology professor, John Wertz, is the 2021 recipient.
News & Stories – June 2, 2021
On the edge of what we don’t knowThe alumna studied the bacteria in the guys of bacteria while she was a student at Calvin.
Spark – April 1, 2021
A Common and Rare PurposeCalvin University recently partnered with Spectrum Health and MSU College of Human Medicine to create the Rare Disease Network. Calvin senior Elle Hazlett was instrumental in launching this community of rare disease researchers, doctors, patients and their families.
News & Stories – February 20, 2021
Stewarding the wildAs the veterinarian at the John Ball Zoo, Ryan Colburn has a unique role in stewarding God’s creation. He’s using his talents and training to care for the zoo’s animals and inspire visitors to protect the planet.
Spark – December 1, 2020
When beautiful words blossom into beautiful landscapesWhen faculty and staff at Calvin University realized they lived, worked, and worshipped in one of the most contaminated watersheds in the state, they started working to restore it. Now 12 years in, the momentum is shifting.
News & Stories – October 9, 2020
Connecting science with faithAlumna Cheri Ackerman has been researching a new technology. It could lead to a diagnostic platform, which could test a person for every single virus, including the coronavirus, every time they got sick and could eventually be used for broad public-health efforts.
Spark – September 1, 2020
Calvin alum responds to the pandemic with innovative diagnosticsWhat 2011 grad Cheri Ackerman is doing in the lab as a postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard is about as relevant as it gets in the current environment.
News & Stories – May 18, 2020
When research on the water turns to goldLaura Dykstra started research at Calvin University right away. Now, three years in, her research has been published, her passion for research deepened, and she recently earned what's widely considered as the top undergraduate research award in her field.
News & Stories – April 6, 2020
Repairing, restoring, reconcilingTim Van Deelen has spent the last 16 years as a research scientist interested in the conservation of wildlife populations, including black bears, wolves, and deer. Helping to educate students and others in the repair and restoration of, and reconciliation with, the non-human parts of creation is central to his work.
Spark – April 1, 2020
Show your stripes at Calvin University's Rare Disease SymposiumCalvin University Rare Disease Research & Support will host a Rare Disease Symposium on Rare Disease Day, February 29th, 2020 at the Prince Conference Center.
News & Stories – February 25, 2020
Calvin remembers Olivia HaverkampOlivia Haverkamp died on Sunday, January 26, following a three-year battle with a rare childhood cancer. Her disease didn't define her, rather it was her trust in the Lord and her love for others that are remembered by the Calvin community.
News & Stories – January 30, 2020
Calvin remembers Al BrattFor nearly four decades, Al Bratt helped students at Calvin fall in love with the natural world. Bratt, 86, died on December 11, 2019.
News & Stories – December 20, 2019
Calvin CollectionsFive of Calvin's unique collections are highlighted, including the newest: the Bult Children's Book Collection, which includes more than 5,500 volumes
Spark – December 1, 2019
Beyond StewardshipCalvin professors David Warners and Matthew Heun are co-editors of Beyond Stewardship: New Approaches to Creation Care.
Spark – September 1, 2019
Plaster Creek Stewards receive national awardPlaster Creek Stewards, an initiative of Calvin University, received national recognition for their work returning health and beauty to one of the most contaminated urban waterways in West Michigan.
News & Stories – August 5, 2019
Beckman Scholars Award advances undergraduate research at CalvinThe 2019 Beckman Scholars Award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation both honors Calvin's current commitment to undergraduate research and funds new research in chemistry and the life sciences.
News & Stories – February 25, 2019
Calvin remembers John BeebeJohn Beebe is remembered for his passion for plants and people. Beebe served on the biology faculty of Calvin College for 37 years.
News & Stories – October 29, 2018
Investigating humanity's ecological impact at Flat Iron LakeStudent researchers and biology professors spent their summer at Flat Iron Lake Nature Preserve studying how noise pollution affects bluebirds and how climate change affects native prairie plant species.
News & Stories – August 24, 2018
Measuring Plaster Creek's progress in microbesAs part of the Plaster Creek Stewards, Prof. Kelly DuBois and three student researchers are assessing how Kreiser pond is affecting the microbial contamination of the Plaster Creek watershed.
News & Stories – July 2, 2018
Finding answers and building network for rare disease communityCalvin profs Rachael Baker and Amy Wilstermann are working with a team of student researchers examining the function of a protein involved in several rare diseases and building a web platform for the rare disease community.
News & Stories – June 13, 2018
Calvin remembers Gordon Van HarnGordon Van Harn served his alma mater faithfully for nearly 40 years. He's remembered as someone who was committed to the integration of faith and learning and to the development of his colleagues and students.
News & Stories – April 5, 2018
Creation Care: Rooted in Who We Are, What We DoDave Warners '85 demonstrates how creation care is a vital part of Reformed theology and discusses the Calvin initiatives that have emerged from this conviction.
Spark – December 1, 2017
Calvin students present research at Midwest Enzyme ConferenceIn fall 2017, five Calvin students presented their research at the Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference at Loyola University Chicago.
News & Stories – November 3, 2017
Ecosystem Preserve expands, adds a new avenue for adventureCalvin added four more acres to the public portion of its Ecosystem Preserve. The added land includes interesting ecological features and a new trail which will be open to visitors in fall 2017.
News & Stories – October 23, 2017
Alum's Fulbright focuses on conservation in NicaraguaAlumni will use passion for biology and missions to aid locals in hurricane-ravaged rainforest.
Spark – September 1, 2017
Exploring new ground through summer researchThis summer, 85 students participated in Calvin College’s summer research. The program spans 10 weeks and allows students to explore one of 56 projects in eight different STEM fields.
News & Stories – August 4, 2017
Making Cancer RealCalvin College interim class discusses what excellent cancer care looks like and how professionals working together can best provide that quality care.
Spark – March 1, 2017
Grants to advance Plaster Creek effortThe Plaster Creek Stewards (PCS) is a collaboration of Calvin faculty, staff and students in addition to churches, schools and community partners working to restore the health and beauty of the Plaster Creek Watershed in west Michigan.
Spark – September 15, 2016
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