Calvin Remembers Elsa Cortina
Calvin remembers beloved Spanish professor Elsa Cortina. Cortina was the first director of a study abroad program at the university, initiating the Semester in Spain in 1983.
May 27, 2020 | Lynn Bolt Rosendale
Calvin remembers Robert Bolt
For three decades Robert Bolt brought American history to life for his students at Calvin. After he retired from teaching, he spent another two decades helping in Heritage Hall, collecting and preserving records for the Christian Reformed Church. Bolt, 89, died on March 23.
March 27, 2020 | Lynn Rosendale
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
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
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 remembers John Primus
Longtime Calvin religion professor John Primus remembered for his steadiness and commitment to Jesus Christ.
November 08, 2018 | Lynn Rosendale
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
Calvin remembers Don Oppewal
Calvin remembers the long life and legacy of Calvin education professor Donald Oppewal.
June 13, 2018 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin remembers Phil Lucasse
Calvin reflects on the longtime career of education professor Phil Lucasse.
May 22, 2018 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin Remembers Sanford Leestma
Longtime Calvin computer science professor is remembered for his encouraging attitude and willing spirit.
November 30, 2017 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin Remembers Vernon Ehlers
Former U.S. Congressman and Calvin College professor Vernon Ehlers is remembered as a gifted scientist and visionary leader.
August 17, 2017 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin Remembers Ed Ericson
Longtime Calvin English professor Ed Ericson is remembered for his excellent teaching and scholarly pursuits.
May 02, 2017 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin remembers Jack Wiersma
Longtime Calvin education professor Jack Wiersma is remembered for his visionary leadership in special education.
April 11, 2017 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin remembers Samuel Greydanus
Samuel Greydanus spent 21 years in the Calvin history department, helping to expand the college's offerings in the discipline to include courses on various cultural and ethnic groups.
February 21, 2017 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin Remembers Don Wilson
Long-time sociology professor Don Wilson spent his career changing the lives of all of those around him.
February 14, 2017 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin Remembers Beverly Klooster
Professor emerita Beverly Klooster spent nearly four decades teaching biology and supporting Calvin athletics.
October 21, 2016 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin remembers Clifton Orlebeke
Philosophy professor emeritus Clifton Orlebeke spent 35 years teaching at Calvin College.
October 18, 2016 | Lynn Rosendale
Anti-bullying play provides hope to students
Calvin professor produces play to educate youngsters on the devastating effects of bullying.
August 12, 2016 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin remembers George "Tom" Harper
George Harper taught English at Calvin for 37 years. He is remembered for his humor, love of books and general knowledge of all things.
May 12, 2016 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin remembers Carl Sinke
From railroads to singing to politics to statistics, interests were plentiful for Calvin mathematics professor emeritus Carl Sinke, who died on Jan. 20, 2016.
January 22, 2016 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin Remembers June DeBoer
June DeBoer served as a passionate advocate for students at Calvin for 14 years.
November 24, 2015 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin remembers Al Gebben
A woodsman at heart, a botanist by profession, Alan Gebben spent 38 years teaching biology at Calvin. He died on Oct. 17.
October 23, 2015 | Lynn Rosendale
U.S. News recognizes Calvin's global focus
Calvin again ranks among the top colleges and universities in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges Guidebook.
September 16, 2015 | Lynn Rosendale
Convocation kicks off academic year
On Tuesday, Sept. 8., Calvin College welcomed its incoming first-year class and other new students at Convocation, the traditional start of the academic year.
September 09, 2015 | Lynn Rosendale
CERF celebrates milestones
Since its establishment in 2009, the Calvin Energy Recovery Fund has saved one million kilowatt-hours of electricity, 1.5 million gallons of water and $100,000, with more projects on the way.
May 06, 2015 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin remembers Henry Ippel
History professor emeritus Henry Ippel is remembered for his generous smile, gentle manner and sense of humor.
May 01, 2015 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin profs at forefront of national conversation on defining economic success
In their new book, two Calvin professors are urging scientists and policymakers to look Beyond GDP in defining economic success in an age of resource depletion.
February 13, 2015 | Lynn Rosendale , Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Robert Otten
Calvin Classics professor emeritus Robert Otten is remembered for his ability to challenge and attract students to the Classics field of study.
December 12, 2014 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin Remembers Jim Lamse
Calvin German professor emeritus Jim Lamse is remembered for his selflessness, his wit and his impeccable German.
November 07, 2014 | Lynn Rosendale
Three alums crack top 20 in ArtPrize competition
Carol Roeda, Nicholas Kroeze and Ryan Spencer Reed's works of art have got the public's attention.
October 07, 2014 | Lynn Rosendale
Bringing war to life
Calvin alum's ArtPrize exhibition educates viewers on the real cost of war.
October 02, 2014 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin biology professor receives grant to study ants’ guts
John Wertz has spent his career studying “good” bacteria and was recently awarded $479,000 from the National Science Foundation to continue his research.
August 26, 2014 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin remembers Paul Zwier
Professor of mathematics emeritus Paul Zwier is remembered for his contagious enthusiasm.
August 22, 2014 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin remembers Dale Topp
Professor of music emeritus Dale Topp is remembered as someone who believed that everyone could benefit from music.
July 25, 2014 | Lynn Rosendale
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
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
Prof researches urban cycling in Denmark, Netherlands
Calvin philosophy professor Lee Hardy hopes that his research on urban cycling in Copenhagen and Amsterdam leads to practical solutions to transportation infrastructure in Grand Rapids.
August 24, 2012 | Lynn Rosendale
A new museum; a world-class mineral collection
A 1948 alum is building a home for his rare mineral collection at Calvin.
June 22, 2012 | Lynn Rosendale
Happiness Day: backed by research
A Calvin recreation science class hosted a day of blowing bubbles, slip-sliding, yoga and other fun activities.
May 07, 2012 | Lynn Rosendale
In praise of Dutch women
The Dutch women who emigrated to the U.S. built strong families and communities.
February 27, 2012 | Lynn Rosendale
Interim: Learning about local foods
An interim class learns about eating healthier, more sustainably and more homemade.
January 06, 2012 | Lynn Rosendale
Poetry into film
A Calvin professor's poem about Andrew Wyeth has been re-interpreted as a film.
November 21, 2011 | Lynn Rosendale
A stunning voice from Madagascar.
November 20, 2011 | Lynn Rosendale
Mapping Calvin's trees
Calvin biology and GIS classes have inventoried every tree on campus. One student made an online map.
September 21, 2011 | Lynn Rosendale
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
Safekeeping for Our Rare, Valued Books
Records, rarities to get renovated space
June 01, 2011 | Lynn Rosendale
CIT launches e-mail initiative
Calvin’s information technology department has developed a new software program that effectively turns nasty e-mails into pleasant and polite e-mails thus eliminating the need for retraction from a recipient’s mailbox and sender’s remorse.
April 01, 2011 | Lynn Rosendale
Enthusiasm and vision propelled special education at Calvin into an essential program.
March 14, 2011 | Lynn Bolt Rosendale '85
First woman coach: Kay Tiemersma
Kay (Hager) Tiemersma was a pioneer of women's athletics at Calvin.
March 10, 2011 | Lynn Rosendale
First-year diver makes big splash
Freshman diver Andy Krafft is already breaking records. Watch him dive.
February 17, 2011 | Lynn Rosendale
Students learn skills, tricks and shortcuts for streamlining every area of their lives.
January 21, 2011 | Lynn Rosendale
Little acorn to great oak
Speech pathology and audiology program to offer master's degree.
January 17, 2011 | Lynn Bolt Rosendale '85
Always a phenomenon: a new book on "Messiah"
A new book from a Calvin music professor emeritus traces the history and impact of Handel's masterpiece.
December 09, 2010 | Lynn Bolt Rosendale
The Wednesday Wars comes to life
A 1995 Calvin alum is adapting English professor Gary Schmidt's Newbery Honor-winning book as a play.
November 11, 2010 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin hockey gets a home
Standing in paint-splattered shorts in the middle of the new Calvin College locker room at the Eagles Ice Center--the old Jolly Roger Ice Club--, Calvin hockey coach Mike Petrusma was at a loss for words.
October 01, 2010 | Lynn Rosendale
A professor's vision comes full circle
September 10, 2010 | Lynn Bolt Rosendale
Interning at Berlin Raceway
When Brent Schuster was a little kid, he dreamed of playing for the Denver Nuggets; he still dreams of being on the professional basketball team’s payroll—but in a slightly different capacity.
August 30, 2010 | Lynn Rosendale
Post spill: an intern in Florida
Biology grad Amanda Hoffmeyer researches wildlife in Merrit Island Refuge.
July 26, 2010 | Lynn Rosendale
A slammin' start to summer
Of all the camps available to high school basketball players, the Calvin Summer Slam was the one at the top of the Hudsonville (Mich.) Unity Christian boys’ team’s list.
June 04, 2010 | Lynn Rosendale
That was fast: lacrosse
A once-obscure sport is gaining popularity at Calvin.
April 23, 2010 | Lynn Rosendale
Calvin student creates hymn-identifying Web site
Ever walk out of church with a song in your heart, the tune on your lips, but no words forthcoming to match the hymn’s melody? Well, thanks to a new development at Hymnary.org, if you can hum it, you can probably find it.
March 12, 2010 | Lynn Rosendale
High school chapel 101
Calvin education professor Robert Keeley is studying the impact of high school chapel on young people’s faith.
February 05, 2010 | Lynn Rosendale
Tugging on Ben Franklin's vest
Founding Father. Discoverer of electricity. Publisher of Poor Richard’s Almanack. Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Any of these serve as an apt descriptor of Benjamin Franklin.
November 06, 2009 | Lynn Rosendale
What do a cobra head, China hat and shepherd’s crook all have in common?
October 02, 2009 | Lynn Rosendale
From bug hunting to belly flopping, filtering to formatting, kids of all ages are finding plenty to keep them busy this summer at Calvin.
July 24, 2009 | Lynn Rosendale
Faith and adolescence
Calvin psychology professors Laura DeHaan and Julie Yonker research faith-formation in adolescents.
June 19, 2009 | Lynn Rosendale
Quadruple champ in triple jump has single goal for nationals
Calvin's best-ever triple jumper talks about her goals.
May 15, 2009 | Lynn Rosendale
Deur goes out on top
Breaking records has become a habit for Deur, who not only holds Calvin records in both the one- and three-meter events for six and 11 dives, but also holds both MIAA records.
March 23, 2009 | Lynn Rosendale
Tray-less is more
Calvin's dining services is working to become green and has started with “Tray-Choice” Tuesdays, intended to promote savings in food, water, energy consumption and waste.
March 20, 2009 | Lynn Rosendale
Good Knight! Calvin gets a new mascot
In the fall of 2008 the idea of a new mascot became a serious project for student senate. “Student senate has had a mandate to get a new mascot for about five years,” said student senate president Jared Rispens.
February 10, 2009 | Lynn Rosendale
Interim 2009: Representing the devil
“I’m not sure what I believe about the devil,” sophomore Ali Dahmer said, “but I’m hoping this class will make it a little clearer to me.”
January 19, 2009 | Lynn Rosendale
January Series 2009: Lincoln, the standard
Less than a week from the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, one of the country’s premiere scholars on presidential history, Richard Norton Smith, was on Calvin’s campus as part of the 2009 January Series.
January 15, 2009 | Lynn Rosendale
Going wild: mitigation transforms campus
Calvin students Brian Schaap and Linda Van Andel see the benefit of their summer research every time they step foot on campus.
December 12, 2008 | Lynn Rosendale
Hamersma gets toes tapping with first album
“It was after my retirement that I was inspired to attempt this project,” said Hamersma, 79, of his first recording. “Since I now have time to practice regularly, I play better.”
October 24, 2008 | Lynn Rosendale
Cool enough for the New York Times bestseller list
Lisa Gort McMann is a 1990 graduate of Calvin College and author of WAKE, which made The New York Times Bestseller list for young adult literature this spring.
September 05, 2008 | Lynn Rosendale
Living and learning in new van Reken Hall
The newly finished van Reken Hall is dedicated to creating living-learning communities.
August 22, 2008 | Lynn Rosendale
Time capsule unearthed amidst fieldhouse construction
Construction workers at the site of the new Spoelhof Athletic Complex uncovered something other than dirt and old brick this week. As the date stone of 1964—the year the fieldhouse was completed—was carefully removed, a dented metal box was found behind the 44-year-old piece of concrete.
July 24, 2008 | Lynn Rosendale