Innovating, Serving, and Equipping Students for Success
Professor of Chemistry Kumar Sinniah is the 2021 recipient of the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching, the highest teaching honor at Calvin University.
May 24, 2021 | Amanda Greenhoe
A humanities major at heart finds place in pre-med
As a freshman, Christopher Visser immediately declared a double major in classics and philosophy. Now he is in his 5th year at Calvin majoring in classics and biochemistry and heading to medical school in the fall.
April 21, 2021 | Shelly DeJong
Research experience guides students to Goldwater Scholarships
Two Calvin University students were recently named Goldwater Scholars, widely considered the most prestigious award for undergraduate students in the sciences. They credit their research at Calvin for opening many doors.
April 16, 2021 | Matt Kucinski
A Common and Rare Purpose
Calvin 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.
February 20, 2021 | Matt Kucinski
Show your stripes at Calvin University's Rare Disease Symposium
Calvin University Rare Disease Research & Support will host a Rare Disease Symposium on Rare Disease Day, February 29th, 2020 at the Prince Conference Center.
February 25, 2020 | Rachael Baker
Beckman Scholars Award advances undergraduate research at Calvin
The 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.
February 25, 2019 | Connor Bechler
Calvin receives $1 million NSF grant to increase student retention in STEM
Calvin College faculty are working on finding solutions that will give every student an equal opportunity at success in STEM fields.
November 08, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
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 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
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
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
Calvin graduate continues incredible journey
On May 20, 2017, Garrett Bazany graduated from Calvin College—the latest achievement in an incredible seven-year journey.
May 20, 2017 | Michael Geertsma
Calvin celebrates the Class of 2017
On Saturday, May 20, 2017, more than 900 students participated in the college's 97th annual Commencement ceremony.
May 19, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin's robust research experiences lead to Goldwater success
The Goldwater success continues at Calvin College in 2017, with two more students being honored by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
April 11, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Alumnus Matt Tao goes pro
Matt Tao '07 is a surgeon for the New York Giants and at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
August 23, 2016 | Jacquelyn Hubbard
Charting a new course for Plaster Creek
The Plaster Creek Stewards recently received two grants totaling $800K, allowing the group to expand its educational, research and restoration work in one of the state's most polluted watersheds.
July 29, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remains national leader in Goldwater Scholars
Two more Calvin College students have been named Goldwater Scholars in 2016, considered by most to be the highest national award for undergraduates in the sciences.
May 26, 2016 | Sarah Potter Johnson
NIH grant brings students to the cutting-edge of cancer research
Biochemistry prof Brendan Looyenga recently received a $295,939 grant from the National Cancer Institute to do research with students that could provide useful insights into both neurology and oncology.
February 04, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Novel NIH grant provides synergy in the student-faculty research experience
A trio of profs has teamed up to better understand the regulation of GLUT1.
September 25, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
U.S. News recognizes Calvin College for its undergraduate research
Calvin is on a short list of institutions that U.S. News & World Report highlights as outstanding examples of undergraduate research and creative projects.
September 09, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
We Are Calvin: Lauren Merz
This summer, Lauren Merz worked in a lab at the University of Michigan researching post-exercise fatigue in muscular dystrophy patients.
August 08, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin students showcase their summer research projects
On Wednesday, July 23, student researchers in Calvin's science departments gave the public a glimpse of their work during an inaugural science research open house.
August 06, 2014 | Grace Ruiter
Calvin's national reputation for Goldwater Scholars
Since 2008, Calvin’s had 15 Goldwater Scholars—a number unmatched by any other liberal arts college during that time.
April 01, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Goldwater tradition continues: Students earn top research award
Since 2008, Calvin College has had more Goldwater Scholars than any other liberal arts college in the nation.
April 05, 2013 | Matt Kucinski
2011 grad wins Hertz Fellowship
Cheri Ackerman, a former Goldwater Scholar, seeks a balance as a Christian and a biochemist.
April 27, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Behind the fireworks: Louters is exemplary teacher
He's a teacher, scholar, mentor and biochem pioneer who traffics in flaming soap bubbles.
February 08, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Moving into the ISRx
Student researchers are making themselves at home in the science division's new 4,450 square-foot lab.
May 24, 2011 | Andrew Steiner , Myrna Anderson
One Goldwater, three honorables
Last summer, as Cheri Ackerman was working to isolate a protein, she put in a lot of hours in the “cold room”—one of the walk-in refrigerators in DeVries Hall that are kept at four degrees Celsius (or 39 degrees Fahrenheit).
April 29, 2010 | Myrna Anderson
Beckman Grant funds indepth student research
Calvin College has won a prestigious $77,000 grant from the Beckman Scholars Program to give expanded, intensive research experiences to a handful of Calvin students.
April 14, 2008 | Myrna Anderson