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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
CPI students partner with local nonprofit; support victims of domestic violence
With the revenue brought in by their community garden, CPI students have been able to partner with and support Safe Haven Ministries, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting domestic violence victims.
May 09, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Off-campus programs celebrates 50 years of cross-cultural living and learning
On April 9, 2018, Calvin College celebrated 50 years of off-campus programs, which included an expo where students were invited to explore more than 30 off-campus opportunities for the 2019 school year.
April 27, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin students compete in FIRST Robotics competition
This interim, Tubergen invited students from Grand Rapids South Christian High School to join his Mechatronics class in which students were provided a task for a robot to perform, and then had three weeks to design and build a robot that could accomplish the task.
March 15, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
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
Global Religion Research Initiative Grant spurs intercontinental collaboration
Notre Dame's Global Religion Research Initiative awarded international development studies professor Tracy Kuperus, in collaboration with faculty from five other institutions, a grant to study youth, faith, and politics in Africa.
February 28, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin alumnus Paul Schrader returns to Grand Rapids to screen First Reformed
In February, Calvin College alumnus Paul Schrader presented a pre-release screening of his film First Reformed, and participated in a panel discussion at his alma mater.
February 28, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Student photography guides senior citizens in their living space
Calvin students create artwork for the walls of Samaritas' memory-care unit in an effort to help residents in varying stages of dementia better navigate their living space.
February 22, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Symposium creates community for those affected by rare disease
On March 3, 2018, Calvin College will host the first Rare Disease Symposium, providing an opportunity to learn about current research efforts in rare diseases that affect members of the local community and to hear from local patients and their families about living with rare diseases.
February 13, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Student-led conference explores the many complexities of home
From February 8-10, 2018, Calvin College hosts the 13th-annual Faith and International Development Conference. Student directors talk about the exciting things attendees can expect at the conference.
February 05, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin College gifted complete set of Audubon’s Birds of America
Calvin College was recently gifted Birds of America, a collection of prints by naturalist and painter John James Audubon. It is one of only 120 complete sets known to exist.
January 29, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin College collaborating on innovative fall prevention program
Calvin’s speech pathology department recently received a $433,394 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, allowing Calvin to develop a new model to address fall prevention for seniors.
January 22, 2018 | Hannah Ebeling
Service auctions provide students with creative way to support community partners
In November and December, all seven residence halls at Calvin College host dorm-wide service auctions.
December 05, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Concerts in context for 25 years
At the end of 2017, Calvin College's Student Activities Office will have hosted 700 headlining artists and more than 600 opening acts.
December 04, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin students debate whether free speech is worth the cost
The debate, “The Constitution and Free Speech: Is It Worth the Cost?,” was the third and final event in the department’s Constitution debate series and grappled with issues of free speech.
November 28, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Navy Veterans, Calvin Knights
Husband and wife, Daniel and Darcy Stubbs, both served in the U.S. Navy for over six years prior to coming to Calvin in fall 2017.
November 09, 2017 | 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
Children’s book invites anyone to explore the Lord’s supper
En la mesa de Dios-At God's Table is a Spanish-English children's book that explores the richly symbolic practice of the Lord's Supper in Christian worshiping communities.
November 01, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Ecosystem Preserve expands, adds a new avenue for adventure
Calvin added four more acres to the public portion of its Ecosystem Preserve. The added land includes interesting ecological features and a new trail which will be open to visitors in fall 2017.
October 23, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin student contributes to reforming Oklahoma's death penalty protocol
In Spring 2017, senior Andrew Oppong pursued his passion of criminal justice reform through the college's Semester in D.C. program.
October 19, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Prof assesses hurricane damage, develops design solutions
Calvin College professor Frederick Haan went to the Florida Keys to assess and record the damages of Hurricane Irma and develop solutions for the future.
October 18, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
A reimagined Hiemenga Hall
A hallway in Hiemenga Hall underwent some significant renovations this summer. The space now features student study areas, beautiful wood detailing and the addition of more natural light.
September 28, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin scores silver rating for sustainability
Calvin College received a silver rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).
September 20, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Art Prize installation challenges the notion of equality
In 2017, Calvin received an Art Prize Venue Grant to support an art installation at the Ladies Literary Club, a historic building in downtown Grand Rapids.
September 19, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Creating an inclusive environment for people with disabilities
Tom Hoeksema, emeritus professor of education at Calvin College, received the Henri Nouwen award from the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
September 13, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
A new model, a new name
Irene Kraegel, director of the J. Broene Center for Counseling and Wellness, talks about the center's name change and why one out of five Calvin students utilizes these services each year.
September 13, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Thinking deeply about the characters of the Old Testament
This fall, campus ministries begins its 10-week, campus-wide bible study. Each week, the study focuses on a significant character of the Old Testament.
September 06, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin College celebrates 25th anniversary of StreetFest
First-year and transfer students served alongside more than 60 community organizations in the city of Grand Rapids during Calvin's 25th annual StreetFest program.
September 06, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Community rallies to support colleague who lost her husband
This past June, Ramiza Fazlic unexpectedly lost her husband. The couple had been married 40 years. In less than three days, members of the Calvin community had donated $10,000 to help with funeral expenses.
August 11, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Exploring new ground through summer research
This summer, 85 students participated in Calvin College’s summer research. The program spans 10 weeks and allows students to explore one of 56 projects in eight different STEM fields.
August 04, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Creating a community of servant leaders
The John M. Perkins Leadership Fellows Program gives first generation students and students passionate about helping their community a place to develop as servant leaders.
August 03, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Gaining a deeper understanding of congregations in greater Grand Rapids
This year, the Center for Social Research launched a major field interviewing project, the "Greater Grand Rapids Survey of Congregations."
July 27, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Exploring the social sciences and humanities through research
The McGregor Fellowship program provides an eight-week mentoring and research opportunity for social science and humanities students considering graduate school.
July 21, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Entrada cultivates the next generation of leaders
Entrada offers racial ethnic minority high school students an opportunity to experience college living and learning. During the month-long program, scholars live in the residence halls while completing a three or four credit course.
July 12, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Young Women's Business Institute helps high schoolers envision a future in business
In June, the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business hosted its Young Women’s Business Institute, a program for students entering their junior or senior year of high school.
June 28, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Taking Your Church to College
Leaders representing churches and Christian institutes from around the country gathered at Calvin College for the “Taking Your Church to College” event.
June 26, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Calvin College's Nagel Institute awarded $2.2 million grant
The Templeton Religion Trust has awarded Joel Carpenter and the Nagel Institute a $2.2 million grant award titled African Theological Advance.
June 22, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
Music's part in life's harmony
The topic of vocation is important to Calvin College professor David Fuentes because part of his job is to help students uncover their personal calling and understand how much of their lives will be directly related to music.
June 16, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling
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
Empowering Communities Through Women’s Health
This summer, Adejoke Ayoola is heading to Nigeria to design women's health programs through the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program.
June 06, 2017 | Hannah Ebeling