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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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 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
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
Calvin math education class partners with West Elementary
A partnership with West Elementary is helping education students practice what they're learning at Calvin in a real classroom.
May 14, 2014 | Connor Sterchi
Calvin receives Amway One By One grant
Amway's One By One grant is enabling more high school students to participate in Calvin's Excel ACT tutoring program.
May 14, 2014 | Connor Schmidt
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
Henry Lecture to feature Pastor-in-Chief
On April 28, Josh DuBois, a spiritual advisor to President Obama will be speaking at Calvin's 18th annual Paul B. Henry Lecture.
April 22, 2014 | Connor Sterchi
Huizenga Tennis and Track Center becomes more energy efficient
The Calvin Energy Recovery Fund's latest project expects to save the college at least $20,000 a year.
April 17, 2014 | Connor Sterchi
Where sports and history meet
History professor Bruce Berglund's love for sports and history converge in his podcast "New Books in Sports."
April 09, 2014 | Connor Sterchi
Student develops sophisticated astronomy software
During his time at Calvin, senior Dan Van Noord has developed an enhanced and accessible computer program that tracks binary stars.
March 21, 2014 | Connor Sterchi
Spin-a-thon fundraiser to benefit professor with cancer
Two of biology professor Darren Proppe's Calvin colleagues have organized a fundraiser to help him with medical expenses and to support his family.
February 28, 2014 | Connor Sterchi
Sem Pond Jump attracts record number of participants
Not even frigid temperatures could keep hundreds of community members from continuing the annual tradition of jumping into the Sem Pond.
February 17, 2014 | Connor Sterchi
Event honors volleyball national champions
The "Knights to Remember" event on Feb. 8 celebrated the women's volleyball team's NCAA III championship this past November.
February 11, 2014 | Connor Sterchi
Grants fund scholarships for science and computing students
This year, Calvin's science and mathematics departments are allocating two NSF grants—each of which contains over $500,000 worth of scholarships for students.
February 06, 2014 | Connor Sterchi
German prof receives national award for excellence in cultural teaching
Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim recently received the prestigious Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture.
December 17, 2013 | Connor Sterchi
Calvin celebrates international education
For the first time, Calvin participated in International Education Week (IEW), a nationwide celebration that observes the importance of studying abroad.
November 26, 2013 | Connor Sterchi
Calvin remembers Doug Kok
On Monday, Nov. 18, Doug Kok, a longtime employee of Calvin's physical plant died unexpectedly. He's remembered as a helpful man who would make time for everyone.
November 26, 2013 | Connor Sterchi
Art exhibition features student-faculty scholarship, new technology
The newest exhibition in Calvin's Center Art Gallery utilizes both 18th and 21st-century technology.
November 13, 2013 | Connor Sterchi
National Eye Institute grant expands research opportunities for students
A $375K grant provides additional research opportunities for pre-optometry students at Calvin.
November 01, 2013 | Connor Sterchi
NSF grant boosts Calvin's research infrastructure
A $338,000 grant from the National Science Foundation provides more research opportunities for students through access to more state of the art equipment.
October 15, 2013 | Connor Sterchi
New app guides student scavenger hunt for ArtPrize
Calvin's student development office provides a fresh way to experience ArtPrize.
September 24, 2013 | Connor Sterchi
Calvin professor teaches art to children in remote Thailand village
Calvin professor Anna Greidanus recently found her passion for art and teaching intersect with an atypical locale: a remote village in northern Thailand.
September 17, 2013 | Connor Sterchi