When research on the water turns to gold
Laura Dykstra started research at Calvin University right away. Now, three years in, her research has been published, her passion for research deepened, and she recently earned what's widely considered as the top undergraduate research award in her field.
April 06, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Turning over the keys
For the past five years, Calvin faculty and staff have been building a bachelor's degree program inside prison walls. What the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed, is they've actually been building leaders.
April 01, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
When meetings become risky business
A data expert at Calvin University's Center for Social Research has created a COVID-19 visual meeting risk calculator that projects how risky one’s social behavior can be based on the estimated infection rate of the region one lives and works in.
March 23, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Bob DeKraker
Bob DeKraker, 65, died of cancer on Wednesday, February 19. His colleagues remember the many ways he worked behind the scenes to cheerfully support faculty and students during his 31-year career at Calvin.
February 21, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers June Hamersma
When people think about January at Calvin, they often think about June. June Hamersma, 90, the founder of Calvin University’s award-winning January Series, died on Sunday, February 16, 2020.
February 20, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
David Brooks to receive Kuyper Prize at Kuyper Centennial Congress
David Brooks, a longtime New York Times op-ed columnist who writes about politics, culture, and the social sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life.
February 18, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin receives national recognition for community engagement
Calvin University is one of 359 campuses across the country to receive the Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement in 2020.
February 11, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin creates associate provost position
In January, Kevin den Dulk became Calvin's first associate provost, a position that focuses on extending Calvin's mission to reach new populations.
February 11, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Olivia Haverkamp
Olivia Haverkamp died on Sunday, January 26, following a three-year battle with a rare childhood cancer. Her disease didn't define her, rather it was her trust in the Lord and her love for others that are remembered by the Calvin community.
January 30, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Andrew Prezioso
Andrew Prezioso is remembered for his beautiful singing voice and contagious laugh. While his voice stood out in a crowd, he elevated and valued everyone else's.
January 22, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Ruth Rus
Ruth Rus taught piano at Calvin for three decades. Her colleagues say she cared deeply for her students and colleagues, and she was a gifted musician who loved and understood every note she played.
January 15, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin names new vice president for finance
Calvin University president Michael Le Roy has appointed Jim English as the institution’s next vice president for finance.
January 14, 2020 | Matt Kucinski
Saving the Michigan Tuition Grant
In October 2019, a line-item veto by Governor Gretchen Whitmer included cutting the $2,400 per year Michigan Tuition Grant (MTG). The response of the Calvin community? Take action.
December 20, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Al Bratt
For nearly four decades, Al Bratt helped students at Calvin fall in love with the natural world. Bratt, 86, died on December 11, 2019.
December 20, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Engaging popular culture, drawing near to God
While Christians and the church sometimes shy away from engaging with popular culture, leaders in Calvin University's student activities office stress their approach to engaging popular culture is deeply rooted in drawing students toward, rather than away from God.
December 13, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Four teams pursuing national championships
The Calvin University women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country teams continue their pursuit of Calvin’s 12th national title.
November 21, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
Collecting acorns, preserving roots
On Friday, July 19, the oldest known tree on Calvin's 400-acre campus came crashing down. But a simple act taken more than a decade prior helped preserve the tree's legacy.
November 20, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
NCAA Tournament runs start on campus
The Calvin University men's soccer, women's volleyball, and men's and women's cross country teams all begin their postseason action in their own backyard.
November 14, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
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 Max Renauldo
Max Renauldo is remembered for his devotion to God, his family and friends, and his country.
August 27, 2019 | Matt Kucinski
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
Eric Washington awarded Professor of the Year
Professor of history Eric Washington is Calvin College's 2018 Professor of the Year, an award given annually by the senior class.
May 14, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Animating words, shaping students
On Friday, May 4, 2018, English professor Lew Klatt received Calvin College's highest faculty honor, the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching.
May 07, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin engineers take second place at Disaster Shelter Design Competition
A team of Calvin College students placed second at the 7th Annual Disaster Shelter Design Competition, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse International.
May 03, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Daniel Bourdanné awarded 2018 Kuyper Prize
The general secretary of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students will receive the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life at the Kuyper Conference hosted by Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.
April 27, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
The Michigan Truth Tour stops at Calvin College
On Tuesday, April 17, Calvin College hosts a guided town hall meeting as part of The Michigan Truth Tour.
April 10, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
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
Festival of Faith & Writing creates new conversations
Calvin College's 2018 Festival lineup includes a Peabody Award-winning producer, Pulitzer prize-winning poet, and a New York Times best-selling young adult writer, to name just a few.
March 15, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Steve Van Der Weele
The Calvin community remembers Steve Van Der Weele for his ability to bring literature to life and as someone who was passionately dedicated to Christian scholarship.
February 22, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin classroom pilots cutting-edge Google technology
In collaboration with Google, the Michigan Colleges Alliance is piloting the Google Course Share Collaboration, a new approach that aims to expand course options at smaller private colleges.
February 08, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College announces Fall 2017 Dean's List
Forty-two percent of Calvin College students earned a spot on the Dean's List in fall 2017.
January 30, 2018 | Matt Kucinski
An elevator pitch moves Calvin College Rehabilitation Services up a level
Jill Bates went to Blythefield Country Club with the intention of networking. She left with the commitment of 162 women to write $100 checks to Calvin College Rehabilitation Services.
December 21, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
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
Calvin College advances its commitment to environmental sustainability
On Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 4 p.m., Calvin College President Michael Le Roy signed Second Nature’s Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
December 06, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
English prof written into Star Wars world
Calvin College English professor and accomplished author Gary Schmidt has written himself into the Star Wars world.
November 29, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers John VandenBerg
John VandenBerg served at Calvin College for 35 years as an economics professor, dean of faculty and vice president of academic affairs.
November 28, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Four Calvin teams continue title pursuit
Calvin College's women's volleyball, men's soccer and men's and women's cross country teams continue their pursuit of NCAA titles this weekend.
November 14, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Four Calvin teams are NCAA Bound
Calvin College's women's volleyball, men's soccer and men’s and women’s cross country teams are hitting the road for the NCAAs from Nov. 9-11, 2017.
November 08, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin honors the legacy of Helen DeVos
Calvin College alumna Helen DeVos had a love for students and her multiple decades of support opened up opportunities for students to flourish on campus and abroad.
October 21, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Alvin Plantinga receives Templeton Prize at Field Museum
On Sunday, September 24, Alvin Plantinga ’54, the 2017 Templeton Prize laureate was formally honored at a celebration held at the Field Museum in Chicago.
September 28, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Maroon, gold and green
In 2017, Calvin College received national recognition for its sustainability efforts from the Arbor Day Foundation, Princeton Review, Sierra Club and STARS.
September 22, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
January Series showcases Pentatonix artist, Hamilton author
Calvin College's 2018 January Series lineup includes a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author and a former technology adviser to the White House.
September 19, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin welcomes 965 new students for fall 2017
The 2017 incoming cohort of 965 students, combined with a strong retention rate, led to Calvin College exceeding its overall enrollment goal for the 2017-2018 academic year.
September 18, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Business Partners Awards Luncheon focuses on biblical stewardship
On Tuesday, September 19, accomplished entrepreneur and business leader Ron Blue will give the keynote address: “From Main Street to Wall Street: Two Worlds, Two Different Languages.”
September 15, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
U.S. News & World Report ranks Calvin College #1 in the Midwest
U.S. News & World Report ranks Calvin College #1 overall among Midwest regional colleges in its 2018 Best Colleges Guidebook.
September 12, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Donald Pruis
While Donald Pruis accomplished much in his 36 years on the Calvin faculty, his colleagues appreciated his business philosophy most.
September 06, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College included in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018
The Fiske Guide to Colleges has again touted Calvin College as one the country’s best and most interesting colleges in its 2018 guidebook.
July 11, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Staff members honored for embodying the mission
At the annual Staff Appreciation Event held in early June, the President's Cabinet highlighted the collective work of the college's faculty and staff and recognized individuals for their service.
June 26, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin celebrates the Class of 2017
On Saturday, May 20, 2017, more than 900 students participated in the college's 97th annual Commencement ceremony.
May 19, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Partnering to improve mental health in Grand Rapids
In 2011, “Women Supporting Women: Supportive/Educative Groups for Ethnically Diverse, Urban, Impoverished Women Dealing with Depression and Anxiety” was launched in three Grand Rapids neighborhoods.
May 16, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin alum's Fulbright focuses on conservation efforts in Nicaragua
Through a Fulbright scholarship, Joel Betts '14 will be assessing the extent of agricultural and hurricane-induced forest loss in an indigenous territory in Nicaragua.
May 10, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Alvin Plantinga awarded the 2017 Templeton Prize
Longtime Calvin professor and alum Alvin Plantinga is awarded the Templeton Prize, recognizing his revolutionary thinking in Christian philosophy.
April 25, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Fulbright allows student to pursue trio of passions
Micah Warners will be heading to Honduras to teach English to students from economically disadvantaged sectors.
April 22, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Discovering a deeper passion for poetry
Calvin College English professor Lew Klatt reflects on his experience the past three years serving as poet laureate for Grand Rapids.
April 20, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin's robust research experiences lead to Goldwater success
The Goldwater success continues at Calvin College in 2017, with two more students being honored by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
April 11, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
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
Animals and the Kingdom of God Lecture Series celebrates 10th anniversary
On April 4, Calvin College hosts a lecture series that amplifies Christian scholarly voices in a discussion often shaped by secular perspectives.
March 27, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin hosts NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championships
Navigate championship weekend with more information on matchups, game times and tickets.
March 16, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Tara Oskam remembered for her joy-filled life
Tara Oskam is remembered by the Calvin community as someone who loved her savior, Jesus Christ.
March 14, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College observes 500th anniversary of the Reformation
A series of events have been planned to commemorate the milestone year.
March 08, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Stephen Monsma
Stephen Monsma was a man committed to helping Christians think and act more faithfully in their civic and political life.
February 23, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Aero Med expert to talk about practicing medicine “on the fly”
On Thursday, February 16, Calvin College will host a lecture by Dr. Robert “Butch” Hubers, medical director for Contact Center Services and chief of transport medicine for Spectrum Health Medical Group.
February 12, 2017 | Matt Kucinski