A familiar game, a new outcome
Students in the Calvin Prison Initiative program spent a collective 775 hours over 15 months handcrafting a chess set for Calvin University.
October 15, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
It's "Tebow Time" in Grand Rapids
On Thursday, October 24, 2019, Tim Tebow, a professional athlete, ESPN analyst, and author will be speaking at Calvin University.
October 03, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin University announces 2020 January Series lineup
The 2020 edition of the January Series features New York Times best-selling authors, Billboard-topping musicians, and a 41-year veteran of the White House press corps.
September 19, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin University ranks high in leading guidebooks
U.S. News & World Report is the latest ranking guide to give Calvin University high marks in 2019.
September 09, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Chris Overvoorde
Longtime Calvin art professor Chris Overvoorde is remembered for his dedication to his students and the university and his masterful paintings and drawings.
September 05, 2019 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin remembers Max Renauldo
Max Renauldo is remembered for his devotion to God, his family and friends, and his country.
August 27, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Plaster Creek Stewards receive national award
Plaster Creek Stewards, an initiative of Calvin University, received national recognition for their work returning health and beauty to one of the most contaminated urban waterways in West Michigan.
August 05, 2019 | Staff
Peet's Coffee opens first shop in Michigan
In August 2019, Peet's Coffee opens its first shop in Michigan at Calvin University.
July 23, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin University coming July 10
On July 10, 2019, Calvin College officially becomes Calvin University. The Calvin community will commemorate the significant milestone with a series of events, including a panel discussion, dedication service, and celebration cookout.
July 01, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
From Praying to Publishing: Student Authors Three Books
Jackie Amissah-Nunoo, a public health major at Calvin, discovered her lifelong calling in recent years: serving Christ through writing. Her pursuit of that passion has provided her with quite the platform.
June 26, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Tim Tebow coming to Grand Rapids
Tim Tebow, a professional athlete, ESPN analyst, and author, will be a featured speaker at the Second Global Congress on Sport and Christianity in October 2019.
June 12, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Pair of Calvin students strike gold with research award
Two Calvin students have been named Goldwater Scholars for 2019-2020. Widely considered the top research award for undergrads, Calvin is the only private institution in Michigan to have multiple students receive the award.
June 05, 2019
Calvin graduates the Class of 2019
On Saturday, May 18, 2019, nearly 900 students will participate in Calvin College's 99th Commencement ceremony.
May 17, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
From first-year class to Fulbright
When Mimi Sterenberg came to Calvin she hadn't taken a Spanish class in her life. Now, through a Fulbright scholarship, she's headed to Spain to teach English.
May 17, 2019 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin remembers Daniel Bays
Calvin professor emeritus of history Daniel Bays is remembered by his colleagues as a voracious learner, dedicated scholar, and as a key partner in growing the Asian Studies Program at Calvin.
May 17, 2019 | Staff
Joe Kuilema named Professor of the Year
Calvin social work professor Joe Kuilema voted 2019 Professor of the Year by students.
May 14, 2019 | Lynn Rosendale
A classroom for the ages
The grant-funded Intergenerational Connections Project is providing a rich learning environment where traditional college students and adult learners are thriving together.
May 14, 2019 | Hannah Ebeling
Ecosystem Preserve adds Venema Plaza and Gardens
Calvin introduces the Venema Plaza and Gardens, West Michigan’s largest public native gardens.
May 08, 2019 | Staff
Prized teacher, renowned researcher, devoted guide
Geography professor Deanna van Dijk is the recipient of the 2019 Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching Award, Calvin's highest teaching honor.
May 03, 2019 | Staff
Calvin recognized as Tree Campus USA
For the seventh straight year, Calvin earns Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
April 22, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Spurring innovation in 24 hours
At CalvinHacks, Calvin's first marathon software and hardware development competition, Calvin students raced to create a variety of innovative computing projects.
March 27, 2019 | Connor Bechler
Calvin LifeWork unlocks soft skills
Students in the Calvin LifeWork program access an on-campus escape room, designed to assist them in developing their understanding of teamwork and teamwork-related skills.
March 26, 2019 | Connor Bechler
An Artful Life: Remembering Edgar Boevé
Calvin remembers Edgar Boevé, known as the founder of the Calvin art department and a daring thinker in the world of Christianity and the arts.
March 11, 2019 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin names new vice president for enrollment strategy
Calvin College president Michael Le Roy has appointed Lauren Jensen as the institution’s next vice president for enrollment strategy.
February 28, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin student opens classic Christian work to Turkey
Debora Haede, a student at Calvin College, is doing something that's never been done before: translating Dietrich Bonhoeffer's classic works into Turkish.
February 27, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Entrada Scholars Program receives community recognition award
Given by the Baptist Fellowship of Grand Rapids in honor of the legacy of Dr. Clifton Rhodes, Jr., the award recognizes the Entrada Scholars Program's role in increasing minority students' access to higher education.
February 27, 2019 | Connor Bechler
Seeing Detroit differently
Calvin students recently studied the shifts in urban politics toward the latter half of the 20th century, applying literature they were reading to the unfolding story of Detroit.
February 27, 2019 | Hannah Ebeling
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 announces Fall 2018 Dean's List
Nearly 42 percent of the Calvin College student body achieved Dean’s List status during the fall 2018 semester.
February 22, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Expanding opportunities for women in engineering
Fewer than 20 percent of all bachelor's degrees in engineering were awarded to women in the United States in 2015. Calvin College students are taking action to see that statistic change.
February 21, 2019 | Hannah Ebeling
Competing for sustainability at Calvin
Since 2008, students have promoted, led, and participated in Kill-a-watt, a residence hall-wide sustainability competition and education program.
February 20, 2019 | Hannah Ebeling
Interim course examines the world of Jesus and the Early Church
Over Interim, students in Religion W42: The World of Jesus and the First Christians explored the vibrant context of the gospels in class and at the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C.
February 05, 2019 | Connor Bechler
John M. Perkins awarded 2019 Kuyper Prize
Dr. John M. Perkins, one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the Civil Rights Movement, is the recipient of the 2019 Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life.
February 04, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Conference calls students to be servants, not saviors
From February 7-9, the student-led Faith and International Development Conference will offer students, scholars, and international development organizations the opportunity to network and engage with pressing issues in the field.
February 02, 2019 | Connor Bechler
Calvin campus closed through Thursday, January 31
The Calvin College campus will remain closed through Thursday, January 31, 2019, due to the continued winter storm and dangerously cold temperatures.
January 30, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin campus closing early Tuesday, closed Wednesday
The Calvin College campus will close at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, and remain closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, due to inclement weather.
January 29, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College weather safety notification
This is a reminder that Calvin College does not ask its students, faculty, or staff to assume undue risk as they travel to class or work.
January 29, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin campus closed on Monday due to inclement weather
The Calvin College campus is closed on Monday, January 28, 2019.
January 28, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
NSF grant spurs innovation in parallel computing
Calvin College computer science professor Joel Adams is using a nearly $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to collaborate with several other universities in developing new methods of teaching parallel computing.
January 23, 2019 | Connor Bechler
Public Health Initiative deepens community partnerships
Over the past four years, Calvin College's Public Health Initiative has sparked collaboration among various disciplines at Calvin, deepened relationships with community partners, and produced research that's addressing neighborhood needs.
January 02, 2019 | Hannah Ebeling
Student concerts celebrate Calvin's long tradition of music and performance
Sarah Griffioen, a musical performance and computer science double major at Calvin College, spent months practicing on her own as well as under the private instruction of Calvin music professors.
December 18, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Engaging interfaith dialogue at Calvin and Harvard Divinity School
This November, after two years of coordinating interfaith dialogue at Calvin College, senior Manato Jansen continued the conversation at Harvard Divinity school's prestigious Diversity and Explorations program.
December 05, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Exploring the intersection of Faith and Democracy
At Calvin College, experts will dig deeper into the national discussion of the relationship between Christianity and American politics.
December 03, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Calvin University coming in July 2019
Calvin College will become Calvin University on July 10, 2019. The change is part of Vision 2030—a vision which upholds Calvin’s historic Christian mission and builds on its current distinctive strengths.
November 29, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin Prison Initiative students lead restorative justice conference
A population of students in the Calvin Prison Initiative (CPI) program are helping facilitate some important conversations related to restorative justice, hoping to lead change from behind bars.
November 26, 2018 | Jacquelyn Hubbard
Leading Climate Action with The Gospel
Kyle Meyaard-Schaap is the national organizer and spokesperson for the Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, an organization that includes more than 10,000 young people.
November 20, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin students among best in the nation for CPA exam pass rate
In 2017, 75% of Calvin students taking the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam for the first time passed, a rate 25% higher than the national average.
November 16, 2018 | Connor Bechler
French interim celebrates 50 years of language and learning
This year, the Calvin French interim celebrates its 50th anniversary. Professor Art Otten, chair of the French Department in 1968, decided to organize Calvin’s first-ever interim abroad to Paris and Montpellier.
November 12, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Air Force Veteran, Calvin Knight
Ryan Heckaman, a Calvin senior and Air Force veteran, shares his experience.
November 11, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
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
Calvin remembers John Primus
Longtime Calvin religion professor John Primus remembered for his steadiness and commitment to Jesus Christ.
November 08, 2018 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin teams compete on campus in NCAA tournament
Four of Calvin's fall varsity teams have qualified for NCAA postseason action, two of those teams begin their quest for a title on Calvin's campus.
November 07, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
First-year students researching Lake Michigan dunes
Now in its seventh year, Calvin's First-Year Research in Earth Science course continues to immerse first-year students in hands-on research along the Lake Michigan coastline.
November 06, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Calvin social work program ranked in top 40 nationwide
Calvin College received recognition for its outstanding social work program, ranked in the top 40 programs nationwide by The Best Schools.
November 06, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
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
Reimagining the Honors program to better serve diversity of scholars
Over the next two years, Calvin's Honors program will be updated and restructured around a two-track model to improve program completion, community, and interdisciplinary learning.
October 24, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Ready For Life offers an inclusive college learning experience
Ready For Life Academy provides an inclusive college experience for adults with intellectual disabilities
October 18, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin among Sierra Magazine's 2018 Coolest Schools
The recognition reflects Calvin's many student organizations, programs, and initiatives which seek to care for creation.
October 01, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Ottawa Hills and Calvin partner in preparing education majors to teach all students
This fall, Calvin secondary education students have the opportunity to learn about content literacy and urban education in Ottawa Hills High School classrooms through Calvin and Ottawa Hills' developing partnership.
September 25, 2018 | Connor Bechler
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
Engineering student selected for German exchange program, interns at BMW
Engineering student Aaron Berry reflects on his experience studying in Germany, interning at BMW, and his future plans.
September 20, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Expert considers Hurricane Florence's impact on infrastructure
With Hurricane Florence fast approaching, professor of engineering Fred Haan lends his wind engineering expertise to predict the effect the storm may have on infrastructure in its path.
September 13, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin announces 2019 January Series lineup
From Wednesday, Jan. 3 through Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2019, Calvin College welcomes to campus a wide range of experts leading some of the nation and world’s most pivotal and timely conversations.
September 12, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Masters of Education program takes step toward Hong Kong
Leaders from Calvin College and Lumina College signed an agreement signaling an important step forward in Lumina College offering Calvin’s Masters of Education program in Hong Kong. The program is pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission in the United States and the Education Bureau in Hong Kong.
September 11, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Marten Vande Guchte
Founder of Calvin's speech pathology and audiology program, Marten Vande Guchte, is remembered for his quiet good sense.
September 10, 2018 | Lynn Rosendale
U.S. News & World Report ranks Calvin #1 in the Midwest
For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks Calvin College #1 overall among Midwest regional colleges.
September 10, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Team of researchers challenge bold astronomical prediction
A paper published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters reevaluates Calvin astronomy professor Larry Molnar's prediction that a binary star in the constellation Cygnus is a strong candidate to merge and explode in the near future.
September 07, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin honors the legacy of Rich DeVos
Calvin College alumnus Rich DeVos lived out his commitment to Christ by contributing to the flourishing of his neighbors in West Michigan, including his alma mater, Calvin College.
September 06, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
New program equips students for leadership in the church
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW) announces the establishment of the Ministry Leadership Cohort—a two-year program available to incoming Calvin College students.
September 05, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Education program again receives national accreditation
Dean of Education James Rooks explains the process behind the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation's recent accreditation of Calvin's education program, the program's third national accreditation in 17 years.
September 04, 2018 | Connor Bechler
StreetFest empowers students to serve city
With the theme "Seek Justice // Listen, Learn, Love," StreetFest 2018 will see all first-year and transfer students take to the streets of Grand Rapids to serve and learn from their community.
August 31, 2018 | Connor Bechler
Washington Monthly gives Calvin high marks
The Washington Monthly ranks Calvin College 13th on its Top 150 Baccalaureate Colleges list.
August 27, 2018 | News & Stories Staff
Investigating humanity's ecological impact at Flat Iron Lake
Student researchers and biology professors spent their summer at Flat Iron Lake Nature Preserve studying how noise pollution affects bluebirds and how climate change affects native prairie plant species.
August 24, 2018 | Connor Bechler
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