Calvin University School of Business Briefing | April 21st

Topic: Finance Programs at Calvin

Calvin has made great strides in expanding opportunities for students interested in the field of finance. In this quick 30-minute online briefing, you’ll hear directly from faculty and students about these programs.

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Calvin University School of Business Briefing | March 24th

Topic: Master of Business Administration Online

Curious about the new online MBA? Watch this video to learn more. Calvin will be accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester starting March 30th. The Calvin University School of Business Briefing is an online event for alumni, partners, or anyone curious about the topic. These regular events will be hosted by a panel of Calvin faculty and students. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of each briefing.

The Future of Sports

Brian Bolt, Calvin University, and Dr. Chad Carlson, Hope College, share the historical roots of sports and how it has evolved over the centuries. They explore the meaning and purpose of sports; the role that faith plays in sports; and where it’s all heading.


The Future of Music

This event featured Mary Tuuk '86. Mary is the President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony, one of America’s leading regional orchestras. Mary studied music and business at Calvin, served as an executive in banking and at Meijer, before connecting her musical passion with her professional pursuits. Mary spoke about The Future of Music as she shared the story of the Grand Rapids Symphony and many of the innovative strategies they’ve employed in becoming and remaining a top orchestra and cultural force in Grand Rapids and around the country.

The Future of Poverty

Michelle VanDyke, CEO of Heart of West Michigan United Way, introduces ALICE, the truths about the working poor families living among us, to the Calvin University Executive Breakfast Series.

Calvin Business Partners Awards Luncheon

The Calvin Business Partners Awards Luncheon honors businesses and individuals that have partnered with the Calvin business program in creating outstanding learning opportunities for our students.

The Future of Water

The Calvin Executive Breakfast Series features timely, topical dialogue around current issues with alumni of Calvin University. Our February event featured Kurt Dykema '88 who is the co-founder and director of technology at Twisthink, the award-winning strategy, design and technology firm based in Holland, MI. Kurt spoke about how The Future of Water has been changed through digital transformation and the I of T (Internet of Things) to provide safe, clean drinking water to people all over the world.

The Future of Driving

The Calvin Executive Breakfast Series features timely, topical dialogue around current issues with alumni of Calvin University. Our November event featured Jeff Stout '92, Executive Director of Research, Technology, and New Mobility at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors and focused on The Future of Driving. Jeff discussed the disruptive innovation that will change daily commutes and lives!

Commercial Entrepreneurship

Panelists included Carol Roeda ’70, Carol Roeda Studios; Kyle Van Strien ’07, Long Road Distillers; and Paul Vander Kuyl ’89, Next Door Photos, three local business owners in a panel discussion moderated by business professor Peter Snyder. You'll have the chance to network with other business people, ask questions, and learn more about how others have found success in their business ventures. Listen to the full audio here >>

Leadercast 2020

Calvin University leaders Dr. Cheryl Brandsen, TaRita Johnson, Ken Erffmeyer and Bill Corner share their positive disruptions:

Calvin University President Michael Le Roy and Pastor Mary Hulst share their positive disruptions.