Princeton Review highlights Calvin University’s Health Services
Calvin University is one of just 19 institutions nationwide to appear on The Princeton Review's "Great Health Services" list.
September 01, 2021 | Matt Kucinski
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
Calvin University selects Noah Toly as provost
Noah Toly will begin his tenure as provost of Calvin University on July 1, 2021. Toly currently serves as executive director of the Center for Urban Engagement and chair of urban studies at Wheaton College.
April 19, 2021 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin professor receives high honor from France
Calvin University French professor Jolene Vos-Camy was recently awarded the rank of chevalier, one of the oldest and most prestigious honors given by the French Republic, first created by Napoleon in 1808.
April 13, 2021 | Shelly DeJong
Calvin remembers Wally Bratt
Wally Bratt was a master teacher of German and receiving Calvin's top teaching award served as proof. But it is the investment he made in people that is counted as his greatest legacy. Just ask his former students and colleagues.
April 09, 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
Breaking ground, sharing vision for School of Business
On Tuesday, March 2, administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and city commissioners, joined together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Calvin University School of Business building.
March 05, 2021 | Matt Kucinski
Psychology professor pioneers study to help adoptees improve social skills
Emily Helder, professor of psychology at Calvin University, is working with a team of staff and students to help adolescents who are experiencing peer social difficulties. This study represents the first application of UCLA's PEERS intervention on adopted individuals.
December 07, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
New business school expands opportunities for students
In a Q&A, faculty from Calvin's business department talk about why adding a business school matters for Calvin students and how this expansion will further set them apart when they graduate.
December 02, 2020 | Staff
Calvin professor partners on $1 million grant project to help churches be anti-racist
Calvin professor Mark Mulder is part of a trio of researchers helping the Alliance of Baptists denomination understand what it means to be anti-racist, and how to move their congregations toward that desired future state.
November 06, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin University has record-setting fundraising year
More than 18,800 alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students financially contributed to the work of Calvin University throughout the 2020 fiscal year. Combined, their generosity resulted in a record-breaking $64.3 million in gifts and new pledges to Calvin.
August 24, 2020 | News & Stories staff
Calvin receives $11 million gift for faculty development
Calvin University is receiving an $11 million gift that will deepen the institution's commitment to teach from a Reformed Christian perspective and expand its ability to shape Reformed Christian thought leadership around the world.
June 29, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers John Beebe
John Beebe is remembered for his passion for plants and people. Beebe served on the biology faculty of Calvin College for 37 years.
October 29, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
CCCS supports faculty research and writing
The Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship offers grants to encourage faculty in the initiation, continuation and completion of scholarly projects related to center's mission.
June 13, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Childhood Lure Leads to Compelling Historical Work
After years of intensive research, Douglas Howard has published an intriguing and unique history of the Ottoman Empire.
June 12, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Dedicated to every student's success
Calvin College religion professor Matthew Lundberg is the 2017 winner of Calvin's Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching, the college's highest faculty honor.
May 09, 2017 | Phil de Haan
Calvin College professor receives Fulbright to study history of global hockey
Bruce Berglund will do research on three continents as he pursues a deeper understanding of hockey's emergence as a global sport.
April 04, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Nursing professor receives YWCA Tribute Award
Adejoke Ayoola, an associate professor of nursing at Calvin College, is the recipient of the 2016 YWCA Tribute Award in the Sports, Fitness and Wellness category.
November 15, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Clifton Orlebeke
Philosophy professor emeritus Clifton Orlebeke spent 35 years teaching at Calvin College.
October 18, 2016 | Lynn Rosendale
CALL program empowers seniors to continue their education
Throughout its two decades, the Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning has created a meaningful way for retirees to continue their education.
November 16, 2015 | Rachel Watson
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
New series offers music over lunch
"Notes at Noon" features musical samplings from Calvin faculty and professional musicians from Grand Rapids.
November 04, 2014 | Katie Salyer
Calvin hosts Symposium on Common Grace in Business
Theologians, scholars and business people convened at Calvin College for conversations about the application of Abraham Kuyper’s theological work on common grace to the business world.
November 01, 2014 | Grace Ruiter
Art exhibition traces Native American history
Exhibition brings together Native American historical artifacts and the work of an early 20th century photographer.
October 31, 2014 | Grace Ruiter
Calvin participates in worldwide MegaMenger Build
Calvin’s math department will use 160 pounds of business cards to construct a cubic representation of a fractal.
October 09, 2014 | Katie Salyer
Chemistry prof named Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
Doug Vander Griend is one of seven faculty members in the U.S. to be awarded an unrestricted research grant of $60,000.
August 12, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Engineering prof's paper gets national recognition
Gayle Ermer’s paper received top recognition at the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) annual conference in Indianapolis.
June 20, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Student uses linguistics to compare Turkish and American music
Maria Cupery compared the top ten song charts in Turkey and the United States for her research project. She presented her findings at a national conference this spring.
May 21, 2014 | Connor Sterchi
English profs dig deeper into the classics
Two English profs are hoping a fresh perspective on the classics will translate into a deeper understanding of the texts for both them and their students.
May 14, 2014 | Grace Ruiter
Mastering the art of practice
Calvin College kinesiology professor Julie Walton is the recipient of the 2014 Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching.
May 09, 2014 | Phil de Haan
Calvin prof awarded Fulbright to teach in Nepal
Beginning in January 2015, Calvin College chemistry professor Herb Fynewever will spend seven months teaching and researching at Kathmandu University.
May 05, 2014 | Connor Sterchi
Calvin’s provost receives Fulbright Award
Claudia Beversluis, previous provost of Calvin College, received a Fulbright award. During the March 2014, she will travelled with a small team of American University administrators to several cities in India, visiting major universities to discuss issues in higher education.
February 13, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Accounting program Q&A with Julie Voskuil
Professor Julie Voskuil discusses new developments in Calvin's accounting major as well as the values that continue to characterize the program.
December 18, 2013 | Amanda Greenhoe
Faculty Profile: Won Lee
Calvin religion professor Won Lee considers teaching his ministry.
July 19, 2013 | Grace Ruiter
Faculty Profile: Maria Rodriguez
Calvin Spanish professor Maria Rodriguez trusted in God's plan even when the odds were stacked against her.
July 16, 2013 | Grace Ruiter
Faculty Profile: David Wunder
Calvin engineering professor David Wunder thought he was going to be an architect until he took a few courses in water treatment.
July 11, 2013 | Grace Ruiter
Calvin remembers Bill Vande Kopple
On Wednesday, July 3, longtime English professor Bill Vande Kopple died unexpectedly. He's remembered as a great teacher and an encouraging mentor who cared deeply about students.
July 10, 2013 | Matt Kucinski
Faculty Profile: Elisha Marr
Calvin sociology professor Elisha Marr is raising awareness about stereotypes in the media one class at a time.
June 25, 2013 | Grace Ruiter
Faculty Profile: Joel Westra
Joel Westra’s path to becoming a political science professor began from a childhood fascination with maps and militaries.
June 21, 2013 | Grace Ruiter
Faculty Profile: Anding Shen
Biology professor Anding Shen is a prominent player in HIV research.
June 13, 2013 | Grace Ruiter
A $25,000 grant helps stroke survivors reclaim their voice in the church
Peggy Goetz is studying how people with communications disorders re-integrate into their churches.
May 06, 2013 | Myrna Anderson
History professor chairs MASAL panel
Calvin history professor Eric Washington was recently named the 2013–14 chair of the History Panel of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters (MASAL).
April 25, 2013 | Myrna Anderson
Two $200,000 grants for improving teacher quality
Calvin faculty are working with teachers from area schools to improve their teaching of writing, math.
April 11, 2013 | Myrna Anderson
Bringing the station wagon back to life
A new Calvin faculty member's documentary about the station wagon is up for an Emmy.
April 11, 2013 | Lynn Rosendale
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
Archaeology and local culture at Umm el-Jimal
Bert de Vries involves the people of Umm el-Jimal in his efforts to preserve their antiquities.
March 07, 2013 | Myrna Anderson
Students of the sky
"After an introduction to variable stars and the modeling that is being done to understand their behavior, students were put in groups with Calvin students and allowed to examine the data with sophisticated software in order to look for trace patterns."
February 18, 2013 | Matt Kucinski
Bratt earns exemplary teaching award
History professor James Bratt has earned the highest honor that Calvin bestows on a faculty member.
February 14, 2013 | Myrna Anderson
Calvin orchestra gets new conductor
Conductor, performer and teacher John Varineau will conduct Calvin's orchestras.
January 29, 2013 | Myrna Anderson
Interim: The language of the African-American church
Students are learning about preaching, praising, praying and testifying within the black oral tradition.
January 18, 2013 | Myrna Anderson
Interim: Exploring the mythological roots of Hollywood film
This January, students are studying classical myths and the contemporary films that spring from them.
January 14, 2013 | Myrna Anderson
New Henry Chair takes a global focus
Kevin den Dulk says students must focus on Asia and the global south.
January 02, 2013 | Phil de Haan
Lighting the FYRES of research
First-year students are learning how to research in the Michigan dunes.
December 13, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Plantinga wins prestigious Rescher Prize
Alvin Plantinga was named a 2012 winner of a prize that honors the systematic study of philosophy.
December 06, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Anthropology professor wins leadership award
Mwenda Ntarangwi was honored with the Distinguished Leadership and Scholarship Award from the Association for Africanist Anthropology.
December 03, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
A math professor works in digital forensics
Mathematics professor Earl Fife uses digital tools to bust criminals for the Kent County Sheriff's Department.
December 03, 2012 | Lynn Rosendale
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
U.S. News gives Calvin high marks
U.S. News & World Report gives Calvin high marks for its strong commitment to teaching and service-learning and for the quality of its first-year experience.
September 20, 2012 | Matt Kucinski
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
A $350,000 grant to promote pregnancy planning
Nursing professor Joke Ayoola will work in three Calvin partner neighborhoods, increasing women's knowledge and self-efficacy about reproductive health.
August 10, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
A Q&A on randomness and God's providence
A $1.7 million grant from the Templeton foundation will allow Jim Bradley to study how "God can have it both ways."
July 20, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Repeat performers: Some faculty make Entrada a habit
Three Calvin professors talk about why they sign up to teach Entrada year after year.
July 12, 2012 | David Urban
Remembering the War of 1812
The War of 1812 is better recalled by Canadians than by Americans, says Calvin professor of history Will Katerberg.
July 05, 2012 | Jeff Febus
Q&A: A Christian approach to teaching languages
Calvin professors of German, French and Chinese discuss how foreign language pedagogy has changed and how to teach a language Christian-ly.
June 14, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Schmidt is children's choice
Okay for Now, a novel by English professor Gary Schmidt has won a Children's Choice Book Award.
May 17, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
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
Four out of 300
Four Calvin professors from four different disciplines were numbered among "The 300 Best Professors" from the Princeton Review.
April 05, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
How We Learn kicks off
The Teaching and Learning Network is launching How We Learn, a year-long series on improving the classroom experience.
March 29, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
An NSF grant for better biology teaching
A $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow faculty to build more research into the biology classroom.
March 06, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Young Kim wins Fulbright to study an expert in heresies
Epiphanius wrote a book exposing 80 heresies of his time. History professor Young Kim is writing about him.
February 24, 2012 | Myrna Anderson
Van Liere lands prestigious fellowship
To understand the medieval Christian fascination with the Hebrew Bible, Frans van Liere will study where Einstein studied.
February 24, 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
January Series: 25 years fresh
As Calvin's annual lecture series hits a quarter-century, it welcomes David Gergen, Sherry Turkle, N.T. Wright and Deborah Lew.
December 14, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Calvin faculty and staff share traditions, disasters and recipes for turkey day.
November 21, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Poetry into film
A Calvin professor's poem about Andrew Wyeth has been re-interpreted as a film.
November 21, 2011 | Lynn Rosendale
How do Calvin faculty and staff produce a traditional feast when they travel outside the country?
November 18, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
This doesn't taste quite right. Where's that smoke coming from? Read about Thanksgiving disasters from Calvin faculty and staff.
November 18, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Schmidt a finalist for National Book Award
Okay for Now, the latest young adult novel by Gary Schmidt, could win top honors from the National Book Association.
November 03, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
A homegrown Antigone
A Calvin classics professor adapted the classic Greek play Antigone. A Calvin theater professor is directing it.
October 19, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Calvin history professor writes landmark text on Christianity in China
Daniel Bays has written the first comprehensive history of Christianity in China since 1929.
October 19, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
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
Pioneering social work in Liberia
For five years Calvin faculty have been pioneering the first bachelor of social work program in Liberia.
September 26, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Michigan Author Award
Professor of English Gary Schmidt was recently named the winner of the 2011 Michigan Author Award. The Library of Michigan and the Michigan Library Association sponsors the award, which honors Michigan writers for their contributions to literature based on an outstanding published body of work.
August 26, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
Studying latent HIV through an NIH grant
Biology professor Anding Shen is researching the latent reservoir, funded by $300,000 from the National Institutes of Health.
August 25, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
John Calvin at 502
Read English professor James Vanden Bosch's speech—and a short Vanden Bosch Q&A—for John Calvin's 502nd birthday.
July 11, 2011 | Myrna Anderson , Andrew Steiner
The economic impact of year-round schooling
A professor-student duo researches the economics of studying all the year 'round.
June 24, 2011 | Lynn Rosendale
Adams named ACM senior member
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) recently named Calvin professor of computer science Joel Adams as a senior member. Adams was one of 61 recipients of the international award.
June 14, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
Researching the mighty phage
Summer research projects pair two students with two professors in the study of bacteriophages.
June 10, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Templeton grant for religious tolerance
A $189,000 grant from the Templeton foundation is funding an ambitious project on religious tolerance.
April 20, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Senior wins regional BizPlan
Calvin senior business major Kelly LeCoy bested the field at the 2011 Regional BizPlan.
April 13, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Q&A: Japanese tsunami
Calvin professors talk about earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear power, radiation and the resiliency of the Japanese people.
March 15, 2011 | Myrna Anderson
Savory Stories: Books in the Baking
Edible books are on the menu in April at Calvin.
March 14, 2011 | Theo Voss