Calvin alum goes to great lengths to support cause
Calvin University alum Marian Cardwell attempted a record-breaking feat in the open water for a cause near and dear to her heart.
August 06, 2021 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Darlene Meyering
Darlene Meyering served at Calvin for more than 30 years. Her colleagues say that her love for God led to an overflowing joy that touched everything she did and everyone she met.
March 28, 2021 | Matt Kucinski
Student research leads to Toyota patent
Calvin University students and professors worked together over the past several years on a project for Toyota. Their research discoveries have now yielded a patent.
March 08, 2021 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Conrad Bult
While he had an unmatched knowledge of every square inch of Calvin's collections in Hekman Library, it was how Conrad Bult used that knowledge that shaped the Calvin community. His insatiable curiosity and commitment to excellence made one's trip to the library an exciting adventure.
December 09, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Covering the Calvin community
The Calvin community was issued a challenge: create 500 cloth face coverings to ensure that every student still living on campus and every essential staff member regularly coming to campus had access to at least one. Four days later, the community was covered!
April 14, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Homecoming Weekend features several new events in 2018
In celebrating Homecoming Weekend 2018, Calvin's campus is open to the community for four days of exciting, free or low-cost festivities.
September 24, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Walking Boldly: Virginia Davidson
Virginia Davidson ’17’s Calvin experience—from John’s Hopkins to the Emergency Department at Spectrum—prepared her for a career of love and service as a nurse.
July 25, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Ana Barahona Reyes
She pushed herself outside her comfort zone, and now Ana Barahona Reyes ’17 has a degree in public accounting.
July 20, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Reitsma Mpindi
“If nothing else,” says Reitsma Mpindi ’17, “learn to love and trust the process.”
July 18, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Sarah Witt
Through engaging classes, dedicated professors, an off-campus interim and the liberal arts, Calvin prepared Sarah Witt ’17 to study veterinary medicine on the other side of the world.
July 11, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Nolan Coallier
Because of a mission trip to Honduras, Nolan Coallier ’17 knew he wanted to pursue medical missions. Calvin, and a full-tuition scholarship to the Medical College of Wisconsin, are helping him achieve that goal.
July 06, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Megan Pluymert
Calvin taught Megan Pluymert ’17 to view the world holistically, with a mind toward renewal. She’s now using her environmental studies major to study urban and regional planning.
July 04, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Brooke Bonnema
Through a semester program in Honduras, Brooke Bonnema '17 discovered her passion for immigration law. Every step of her Calvin journey brought her closer to that pursuit.
July 03, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Jonathan Engle
Through off-campus study, internship experience and research, Jonathan Engle ’17 graduated Calvin prepared for a career as an engineer.
June 29, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Jeremiah Croft
“Keep an open mind,” says Jeremiah Croft ’17. Through close professors, time with God and self-discovery, his open-mindedness lead him to Princeton Theological Seminary.
June 27, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Staff members honored for embodying the mission
At the annual Staff Appreciation Event held in early June, the President's Cabinet highlighted the collective work of the college's faculty and staff and recognized individuals for their service.
June 26, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Walking Boldly: Beka Agava
Beka Agava ’17 learned from amazing professors, engaged the mission of Calvin and re-evaluated her decisions—and now she’s a software engineering analyst.
June 20, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Simon Boenaidi
Now working with a church planting network in Oregon, Simon Boenaidi ’17 says Calvin shaped his understanding of his own faith, the place of God in the world and his role in God’s redemptive plan.
June 15, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Home court at Handlon
In late April, Calvin College students and alumni played basketball against inmates at Handlon Correctional Facility. And students in the Calvin Prison Initiative cheered on their fellow Knights.
May 02, 2017 | Jacquelyn Hubbard
Guatemalan artists are focus of alum's research
In March 2017, Peter Cahill '16 presented his ceramics research at the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts conference in Portland, Oregon.
April 13, 2017 | Jacquelyn Hubbard
Students at the epicenter of American politics
From meeting with think tanks to members of Congress to attending the presidential inauguration, Calvin College students are gaining a new perspective on American politics this January.
January 20, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Walking Boldly: Lauren Manck
Now conducting research at sea, Lauren Manck '12 says her love for chemistry and research, her decision to pursue graduate studies and her goals for her future career had their genesis in a first-year class at Calvin.
July 08, 2016 | News and Stories Staff
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 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
Three alums crack top 20 in ArtPrize competition
Carol Roeda, Nicholas Kroeze and Ryan Spencer Reed's works of art have got the public's attention.
October 07, 2014 | Lynn Rosendale
Bringing war to life
Calvin alum's ArtPrize exhibition educates viewers on the real cost of war.
October 02, 2014 | Lynn Rosendale
Service-Learning Center celebrates 50 years
The students who planted roots of service-learning at Calvin back in the 1960's, joined with a half-century worth of volunteers to celebrate the milestone anniversary.
June 18, 2014 | Grace Ruiter
Student runs to combat human trafficking
On Saturday, April 26, freshman Laurel Youngquist will be running for a cause in Calvin's 5K Spring Classic.
April 17, 2014 | Jonathan Chong
Calvin alum talks ArtPrize
Kevin Buist is the exhibitions director for ArtPrize. The 2006 Calvin alum shares his thoughts on the events' social and economic impacts.
September 23, 2013 | Matt Kucinski
uKnight: Sem Pond Jump
Can three alums persuade President Le Roy to take the plunge?
February 08, 2013 | Matt Kucinski , Steven Niedzielski , Myrna Anderson
Telephone Town Hall
Your chance to have a conversation with Vice President Shirley Hoogstra
November 29, 2012 | Matt Kucinski , Myrna Anderson
Student collaboration wins Best Student Film
An animated film created by Calvin media production, music and graphic art students was honored at the Chicago Film Festival.
November 09, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Inaugural exhibition: 90 Years of Collecting
The exhibition created for President Le Roy's inauguration tells the history of collecting at Calvin.
October 17, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Calvin's swim coach completes Ironman, longtime dream
Calvin's swim coach Dan Gelderloos realized a longtime dream this summer by completing an Ironman Triathlon.
August 28, 2012 | Jeff Febus
Composer of alma mater dies
Dale Grotenhuis '53 is credited with hundreds of compositions, among them Calvin's school song.
August 17, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
2012 Commencement Week video
Art shows, engineering projects, senior breakfast, nurse pinning, teacher commissioning, the last handshake.
June 12, 2012 | Matt Kucinski
Stehouwer wins Professor of the Year
Scott Stehouwer, a 34-year veteran of the psychology department, is the students' choice.
April 30, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
English grad wins on Jeopardy
Cathy Guiles, formerly of the staff of Chimes, recently competed on three episodes of Jeopardy and won two.
March 23, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
The Beat Hope Challenge
Calvin fans can now defeat Hope fans by giving more, thanks to a new challenge from the Calvin Annual Fund.
February 24, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Quest for the Golden Towel
For some students, jumping in the Sem Pond for four consecutive years is a goal. For three students, it was a mission.
February 14, 2012 | Matt Kucinski , Myrna Anderson
Telling Yemen’s story in the West
James Robin King '04 helps scholars from turbulent countries find refuge.
October 19, 2011 | Gayle Boss
Re-invented lives: play tackles the aftermath of divorce
A new play by a CAS professor explores divorce using humor, music and karaoke.
October 12, 2011 | Andrew Steiner
Video: River City Improv's "Congratulations!"
From beating cancer to getting hitched, dozens of people came to the Blue Bridge Saturday to be celebrated by River City Improv.
September 29, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
For ArtPrize, River City Improv offers “Congratulations!”
River City Improv will be on the Blue Bridge on Saturday, cheering for all comers.
September 21, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
2011 ArtPrize at 106
Nine women artists contributed to “indefinite boundaries,” the ArtPrize exhibition at Calvin's (106) Gallery.
September 21, 2011 | Myrna Anderson , Joel Zwart
Calvin alum "starter" for 5K Spring Classic
"Our life is in God's hands. He takes care of us. (Last year) was a very miraculous event, and it shows that God is with us at all times."
April 29, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
The Wednesday Wars debuts
The interim class taught by Calvin alum Kirsten Kelly has put The Wednesday Wars onstage.
January 27, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
The Wednesday Wars comes to life
A 1995 Calvin alum is adapting English professor Gary Schmidt's Newbery Honor-winning book as a play.
November 11, 2010 | Lynn Rosendale
Pilgrim at Flat Iron Lake
The 'gift of place' informs
September 13, 2010 | Gayle Boss
Their vocal best
The Calvin College Alumni Choir finished third in the community chorus division
July 02, 2010 | Joe Salowitz
Alumna brings high school students to January Series
This year, 25 students from Orion Alternative High School attended a Calvin January Series talk.
January 28, 2010 | Cloud Cray
William Spoelhof in bronze
A bust of William Spoelhof created by 1958 Calvin alumnus Ken Hoving now sits atop a pedestal in the remodeled atrium of the Spoelhof Center.
December 08, 2009 | Myrna Anderson
Calvin uses Facebook and other marketing tools as a way for alumni to reconnect to the college and old friends and classmates.
June 19, 2009 | Myrna Anderson
A thousand mile walk
Calvin alumna Loreen Niewenhuis '85 will spend the next seven months walking around Lake Michigan.
April 10, 2009 | Matt Kucinski
Hundreds turn out for Sem Pond Jump
400-plus people gathered at the Calvin Seminary late Friday afternoon, Feb. 20 for the annual Sem Pond Jump.
February 23, 2009 | Matt Decker
Good Knight! Calvin gets a new mascot
In the fall of 2008 the idea of a new mascot became a serious project for student senate. “Student senate has had a mandate to get a new mascot for about five years,” said student senate president Jared Rispens.
February 10, 2009 | Lynn Rosendale
Cool enough for the New York Times bestseller list
Lisa Gort McMann is a 1990 graduate of Calvin College and author of WAKE, which made The New York Times Bestseller list for young adult literature this spring.
September 05, 2008 | Lynn Rosendale
A serious celebration
This year there would be 499 candles on John Calvin’s birthday cake—too many to dodge the college’s restrictions on open flames. Still, several hundred college employees will gather for a party that, over the past 25 years, has grown into a Calvin tradition.
July 10, 2008 | Allison Graff