Reactivating a 2,000-year-old water system in Jordan
This June, Calvin College engineering student Sarah Cok joined the Clean Water Institute of Calvin College, the Umm el-Jimal Project, and Jordanian experts to restore an ancient water system in a Jordanian village.
August 15, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Exploring the unseen impacts of inaction on shalom
Business professor Tim Bergsma and graduate student Nathaniel Finneran are seeking to account for the effects of fraud in the context of sin theology.
August 08, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Calvin College among Princeton Review's Best 384 Colleges
The Princeton Review features Calvin in its annual college guide. Calvin students touted the institution's lab and recreation facilities, internship possibilities, and the vibrant city of Grand Rapids.
August 07, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Strengthening worship through scholarship
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship launches the Teacher-Scholar program, a second stream of grants in its successful Vital Worship Grants Program.
August 07, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin Observatory magnifies Mars
On Friday, July 27, the general public has the opportunity to see Mars under high magnification using the Calvin College Observatory. Professor Jason Smolinski describes what viewers can expect to see.
July 26, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin prof serves as executive director for international business ethics organization
Business professor Jason Stansbury, having been the executive director of the Society for Business Ethics for a year, reflects on his role, the value of business ethics, and his place at Calvin.
July 20, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Calvin launches Kuyper Institute for Global Faculty Development
Named in honor of 19th-century Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper, the institute will enable Christian leaders and faculty to deepen their understanding of the Reformed tradition broadly, and Kuyperian thinking particularly.
July 19, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin prof using AI to hear whisper in Twitter's whirlwind
Calvin prof Keith Vander Linden and senior Roy Adams are using artificial intelligence to analyze public opinion on Twitter.
July 16, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Hymn database captures attention of millenials
Celebrating its tenth birthday July 19th, Hymnary.org has evolved and expanded since its 2008 release to serve the needs of an ever-increasing user base.
July 13, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Creating community for refugees
Ahee Kim and Kate McLain, 2018 Calvin grads, are interning in the German Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr for 2018-2019 supporting recent refugees to Berlin.
July 12, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Fiske Guide highlights Calvin business and engineering programs
The Fiske Guide to Colleges touts Calvin College as one the country’s best and most interesting colleges in its 2019 guidebook, and highlights its business and engineering programs as particularly strong.
July 11, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
John Calvin’s birthday commemorated with cake, speech, bagpipes?
On July 10th, the H. Henry Meeter Center hosted a lively celebration of John Calvin's 509th birthday on the Chapel patio.
July 11, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Entrada 2018 welcomes students as scholars and servants
On July 6, Entrada 2018 will welcome a diverse group of gifted students to experience scholarship, service, and community while exploring college life.
July 05, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Measuring Plaster Creek's progress in microbes
As 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.
July 02, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Grant program dedicated to revitalizing worship across borders
On June 20th, a poster session for the Vital Worship Grants Program displayed a wide variety of both grant recipients and bold visions for the revitalization of worship.
June 29, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Calvin collaborating to promote diversity in health care professions
Calvin College is collaborating with the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute and six area higher ed institutions to create “Pathways to Careers in Healthcare” for area students of color.
June 28, 2018 | News & Stories Staff
Conducting a chemical orchestra
This summer, a Calvin College professor and a pair of student researchers are building a chemometrics website on the institution's new supercomputer.
June 20, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Calvin and Peet’s Coffee partnering for library coffee shop
Driven by the need to improve coffee on campus and to renovate Hekman Library, work will begin on the new library coffee shop interim of 2019 and will be finished in the spring.
June 19, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Finding answers and building network for rare disease community
Calvin 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.
June 13, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Calvin remembers Don Oppewal
Calvin remembers the long life and legacy of Calvin education professor Donald Oppewal.
June 13, 2018 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin pre-med students excel on MCAT
Four Calvin pre-med students link their high scores on the MCAT to the strength of Calvin's academics and undergraduate research program.
June 11, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Calvin College hosts CRC and RCA synods
On Thursday, June 7, 2018, delegates to the Christian Reformed Church's synod and to the Reformed Church in America’s general synod kicked off their annual business meetings together on Calvin’s campus.
June 07, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Radical hope at Handlon
The inaugural class of Calvin College students at Handlon Correctional Facility now have associate's degrees. And with it, hope.
May 23, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Phil Lucasse
Calvin reflects on the longtime career of education professor Phil Lucasse.
May 22, 2018 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin making history at Handlon
On Monday, May 21, 15 inmates from Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan will receive associate’s degrees from Calvin College.
May 21, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College graduates the Class of 2018
On Saturday, May 19, 2018, nearly 900 students will participate in Calvin College’s 98th Commencement ceremony, held at 2 p.m. in the Van Noord arena.
May 18, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin students earn Goldwater honors
Over the past decade, Calvin has been a national leader in producing Goldwater scholars and those recognized as honorable mentions; this year was no exception, with four students recognized as honorable mentions.
May 17, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Eric Washington awarded Professor of the Year
Professor of history Eric Washington is Calvin College's 2018 Professor of the Year, an award given annually by the senior class.
May 14, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
CPI students partner with local nonprofit; support victims of domestic violence
With the revenue brought in by their community garden, CPI students have been able to partner with and support Safe Haven Ministries, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting domestic violence victims.
May 09, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin College to become Calvin University by 2020
Calvin College's move to Calvin University will happen by 2020, the 100th-anniversary year of Calvin becoming a four-year college.
May 08, 2018 | News & Stories Staff
Animating words, shaping students
On Friday, May 4, 2018, English professor Lew Klatt received Calvin College's highest faculty honor, the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching.
May 07, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin engineers take second place at Disaster Shelter Design Competition
A team of Calvin College students placed second at the 7th Annual Disaster Shelter Design Competition, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse International.
May 03, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Daniel Bourdanné awarded 2018 Kuyper Prize
The general secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students will receive the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life at the Kuyper Conference hosted by Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.
April 27, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Off-campus programs celebrates 50 years of cross-cultural living and learning
On April 9, 2018, Calvin College celebrated 50 years of off-campus programs, which included an expo where students were invited to explore more than 30 off-campus opportunities for the 2019 school year.
April 27, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
The Michigan Truth Tour stops at Calvin College
On Tuesday, April 17, Calvin College hosts a guided town hall meeting as part of The Michigan Truth Tour.
April 10, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Gordon Van Harn
Gordon 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.
April 05, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College among Christian higher education institutions collectively making $60 billion economic impact
A new study commissioned by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, finds that its member institutions are responsible for more than $60 billion in economic impact annually.
March 26, 2018 | News & Stories Staff , CCCU staff
Festival of Faith & Writing creates new conversations
Calvin College's 2018 Festival lineup includes a Peabody Award-winning producer, Pulitzer prize-winning poet, and a New York Times best-selling young adult writer, to name just a few.
March 15, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin students compete in FIRST Robotics competition
This interim, Tubergen invited students from Grand Rapids South Christian High School to join his Mechatronics class in which students were provided a task for a robot to perform, and then had three weeks to design and build a robot that could accomplish the task.
March 15, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
New software enhances the study of animal ecology
Recognizing a need for freely available, easy-to-use tools for bio-logging, Calvin professor Stacy DeRuiter led a collaborative project to develop new software to enhance the study of animal ecology.
March 06, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin earns Tree Campus USA distinction
For the sixth consecutive year, Calvin College is honored with Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
March 05, 2018 | News & Stories Staff
Global Religion Research Initiative Grant spurs intercontinental collaboration
Notre Dame's Global Religion Research Initiative awarded international development studies professor Tracy Kuperus, in collaboration with faculty from five other institutions, a grant to study youth, faith, and politics in Africa.
February 28, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin alumnus Paul Schrader returns to Grand Rapids to screen First Reformed
In February, Calvin College alumnus Paul Schrader presented a pre-release screening of his film First Reformed, and participated in a panel discussion at his alma mater.
February 28, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin remembers Steve Van Der Weele
The Calvin community remembers Steve Van Der Weele for his ability to bring literature to life and as someone who was passionately dedicated to Christian scholarship.
February 22, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Student photography guides senior citizens in their living space
Calvin students create artwork for the walls of Samaritas' memory-care unit in an effort to help residents in varying stages of dementia better navigate their living space.
February 22, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Symposium creates community for those affected by rare disease
On March 3, 2018, Calvin College will host the first Rare Disease Symposium, providing an opportunity to learn about current research efforts in rare diseases that affect members of the local community and to hear from local patients and their families about living with rare diseases.
February 13, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin classroom pilots cutting-edge Google technology
In collaboration with Google, the Michigan Colleges Alliance is piloting the Google Course Share Collaboration, a new approach that aims to expand course options at smaller private colleges.
February 08, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Student-led conference explores the many complexities of home
From February 8-10, 2018, Calvin College hosts the 13th-annual Faith and International Development Conference. Student directors talk about the exciting things attendees can expect at the conference.
February 05, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin College students turn their class into a performance
From February 1-3, the Calvin Theatre Company (CTC) presents “The Amish Project,” a play that explores the true story of the community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania.
January 31, 2018 | News & Stories Staff
Calvin College announces Fall 2017 Dean's List
Forty-two percent of Calvin College students earned a spot on the Dean's List in fall 2017.
January 30, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College gifted complete set of Audubon’s Birds of America
Calvin College was recently gifted Birds of America, a collection of prints by naturalist and painter John James Audubon. It is one of only 120 complete sets known to exist.
January 29, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
New online app empowers returning citizens transitioning out of prison
The Calvin Prison Initiative and the Henry Institute have created the Returning Citizens Resources online application to empower returning citizens in their transition out of prison and into society.
January 26, 2018 | Jacquelyn Hubbard
Calvin College collaborating on innovative fall prevention program
Calvin’s speech pathology department recently received a $433,394 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, allowing Calvin to develop a new model to address fall prevention for seniors.
January 22, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Beverly Daniel Tatum's lecture highlights MLK Day Events
Calvin College is commemorating MLK Day with a chapel service, silent march, research/training and a lecture from a leading expert on race in education.
January 11, 2018 | News & Stories Staff
An elevator pitch moves Calvin College Rehabilitation Services up a level
Jill Bates went to Blythefield Country Club with the intention of networking. She left with the commitment of 162 women to write $100 checks to Calvin College Rehabilitation Services.
December 21, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Supporting the next wave of intellectual discovery at Calvin College
2017 Templeton Prize winner Alvin Plantinga is using nearly half of his winnings to support faculty research, student scholarship at his alma mater.
December 13, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College advances its commitment to environmental sustainability
On Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 4 p.m., Calvin College President Michael Le Roy signed Second Nature’s Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
December 06, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Service auctions provide students with creative way to support community partners
In November and December, all seven residence halls at Calvin College host dorm-wide service auctions.
December 05, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Concerts in context for 25 years
At the end of 2017, Calvin College's Student Activities Office will have hosted 700 headlining artists and more than 600 opening acts.
December 04, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin Remembers Sanford Leestma
Longtime Calvin computer science professor is remembered for his encouraging attitude and willing spirit.
November 30, 2017 | Lynn Rosendale
English prof written into Star Wars world
Calvin College English professor and accomplished author Gary Schmidt has written himself into the Star Wars world.
November 29, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin students debate whether free speech is worth the cost
The debate, “The Constitution and Free Speech: Is It Worth the Cost?,” was the third and final event in the department’s Constitution debate series and grappled with issues of free speech.
November 28, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin remembers John VandenBerg
John VandenBerg served at Calvin College for 35 years as an economics professor, dean of faculty and vice president of academic affairs.
November 28, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Four Calvin teams continue title pursuit
Calvin College's women's volleyball, men's soccer and men's and women's cross country teams continue their pursuit of NCAA titles this weekend.
November 14, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Navy Veterans, Calvin Knights
Husband and wife, Daniel and Darcy Stubbs, both served in the U.S. Navy for over six years prior to coming to Calvin in fall 2017.
November 09, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Four Calvin teams are NCAA Bound
Calvin College's women's volleyball, men's soccer and men’s and women’s cross country teams are hitting the road for the NCAAs from Nov. 9-11, 2017.
November 08, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin students present research at Midwest Enzyme Conference
In fall 2017, five Calvin students presented their research at the Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference at Loyola University Chicago.
November 03, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Children’s book invites anyone to explore the Lord’s supper
En la mesa de Dios-At God's Table is a Spanish-English children's book that explores the richly symbolic practice of the Lord's Supper in Christian worshiping communities.
November 01, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
History students create mental health exhibit for public museum
Three Calvin students' class project has spurred an exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
October 31, 2017 | Jacquelyn Hubbard
Ecosystem Preserve expands, adds a new avenue for adventure
Calvin 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.
October 23, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin honors the legacy of Helen DeVos
Calvin College alumna Helen DeVos had a love for students and her multiple decades of support opened up opportunities for students to flourish on campus and abroad.
October 21, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin student contributes to reforming Oklahoma's death penalty protocol
In Spring 2017, senior Andrew Oppong pursued his passion of criminal justice reform through the college's Semester in D.C. program.
October 19, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Prof assesses hurricane damage, develops design solutions
Calvin College professor Frederick Haan went to the Florida Keys to assess and record the damages of Hurricane Irma and develop solutions for the future.
October 18, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
New White Coat ceremony formalizes transition from student to nurse
The nursing class of 2019 took part in Calvin’s first-annual nursing White Coat Ceremony, a formal event that marks the transition from pre-nursing courses to working with clients in clinicals.
October 17, 2017 | Jacquelyn Hubbard
Q Commons: advancing good in Grand Rapids
On October 26, “Q Commons” returns to the Ladies Literary Club in downtown Grand Rapids. Organizers of the event hope it facilitates Kingdom-building inquiry and action around issues plaguing the world today.
October 10, 2017 | Jacquelyn Hubbard
West of the Imagination
Thirty oil paintings conveying Professor Franklin Speyers' love of the West will be on display in the college's Center Art Gallery from October 26 to December 30.
October 06, 2017 | Jaquelyn Hubbard
Alvin Plantinga receives Templeton Prize at Field Museum
On Sunday, September 24, Alvin Plantinga ’54, the 2017 Templeton Prize laureate was formally honored at a celebration held at the Field Museum in Chicago.
September 28, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
A reimagined Hiemenga Hall
A hallway in Hiemenga Hall underwent some significant renovations this summer. The space now features student study areas, beautiful wood detailing and the addition of more natural light.
September 28, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Maroon, gold and green
In 2017, Calvin College received national recognition for its sustainability efforts from the Arbor Day Foundation, Princeton Review, Sierra Club and STARS.
September 22, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin scores silver rating for sustainability
Calvin College received a silver rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).
September 20, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Under the lights
A donor-funded lighting project on Calvin's Zuidema Field provides greater accessibility and excitement for players and fans.
September 20, 2017 | Jacquelyn Hubbard , Matt Kucinski
Art Prize installation challenges the notion of equality
In 2017, Calvin received an Art Prize Venue Grant to support an art installation at the Ladies Literary Club, a historic building in downtown Grand Rapids.
September 19, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
January Series showcases Pentatonix artist, Hamilton author
Calvin College's 2018 January Series lineup includes a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author and a former technology adviser to the White House.
September 19, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin welcomes 965 new students for fall 2017
The 2017 incoming cohort of 965 students, combined with a strong retention rate, led to Calvin College exceeding its overall enrollment goal for the 2017-2018 academic year.
September 18, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Business Partners Awards Luncheon focuses on biblical stewardship
On Tuesday, September 19, accomplished entrepreneur and business leader Ron Blue will give the keynote address: “From Main Street to Wall Street: Two Worlds, Two Different Languages.”
September 15, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Creating an inclusive environment for people with disabilities
Tom Hoeksema, emeritus professor of education at Calvin College, received the Henri Nouwen award from the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
September 13, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
A new model, a new name
Irene Kraegel, director of the J. Broene Center for Counseling and Wellness, talks about the center's name change and why one out of five Calvin students utilizes these services each year.
September 13, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
U.S. News & World Report ranks Calvin College #1 in the Midwest
U.S. News & World Report ranks Calvin College #1 overall among Midwest regional colleges in its 2018 Best Colleges Guidebook.
September 12, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Potential Unprecedented Loss of People and Place from Hurricane Irma
Calvin College geography professor Jason VanHorn explains how Florida's geography and dense population make it susceptible to catastrophic results from Hurricane Irma.
September 07, 2017 | Jason VanHorn
Calvin remembers Donald Pruis
While Donald Pruis accomplished much in his 36 years on the Calvin faculty, his colleagues appreciated his business philosophy most.
September 06, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Thinking deeply about the characters of the Old Testament
This fall, campus ministries begins its 10-week, campus-wide bible study. Each week, the study focuses on a significant character of the Old Testament.
September 06, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin College celebrates 25th anniversary of StreetFest
First-year and transfer students served alongside more than 60 community organizations in the city of Grand Rapids during Calvin's 25th annual StreetFest program.
September 06, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Creating an award-winning prison reform conference from behind bars
Calvin Prison Initiative student creates prison reform conference that attracts 300 attendees and garners national recognition.
August 22, 2017 | Jacquelyn Hubbard
Calvin Remembers Vernon Ehlers
Former U.S. Congressman and Calvin College professor Vernon Ehlers is remembered as a gifted scientist and visionary leader.
August 17, 2017 | Lynn Rosendale
Community rallies to support colleague who lost her husband
This past June, Ramiza Fazlic unexpectedly lost her husband. The couple had been married 40 years. In less than three days, members of the Calvin community had donated $10,000 to help with funeral expenses.
August 11, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Exploring new ground through summer research
This 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.
August 04, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Creating a community of servant leaders
The John M. Perkins Leadership Fellows Program gives first generation students and students passionate about helping their community a place to develop as servant leaders.
August 03, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin College included in Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges"
Calvin College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review.
August 01, 2017 | News & Stories Staff
Class of 2021 shows academic strength
Calvin’s class of 2021 brings with them the highest average GPA on record for an incoming class of students at 3.75.
July 31, 2017 | Jacquelyn Hubbard
Gaining a deeper understanding of congregations in greater Grand Rapids
This year, the Center for Social Research launched a major field interviewing project, the "Greater Grand Rapids Survey of Congregations."
July 27, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling