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
Students at the epicenter of American politics
From meeting with think tanks to members of Congress to attending the presidential inauguration, Calvin College students are gaining a new perspective on American politics this January.
January 20, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Research team's discovery grabs global headlines
A Calvin student's curiosity led to a discovery that is making headlines in major publications all over the world.
January 18, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Astronomy prof, student predict explosion that will change the night sky
A Calvin College professor and former student's bold prediction of a change coming to the night sky has moved significantly closer to reality.
January 06, 2017 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Calvin adds Master of Accounting program
Calvin College is adding a master's of accounting degree to its graduate-level offerings. The new program allows students to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree within five years.
January 06, 2017 | Matt Kucinski
Contextualizing the Black experience in America today
Calvin College professor of history Eric Washington is at the helm of a class that is taking many of his students into uncharted waters.
December 12, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Nursing professor receives YWCA Tribute Award
Adejoke Ayoola, an associate professor of nursing at Calvin College, is the recipient of the 2016 YWCA Tribute Award in the Sports, Fitness and Wellness category.
November 15, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
A just response to natural disasters
Using first-hand experience and primary research, Haitian national Daniel Jean-Louis confronts the inadequacies of current foreign aid strategies and offers effective alternatives.
October 27, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College launches Center for Student Success
In fall 2016, Calvin launched the Center for Student Success, which leaders say will provide cross-divisional coordinated care for students.
October 13, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin staff, student receive Heart Saver Hero Award
On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the American Heart Association honors Ron Venneman and Josh Kuperus for their life-saving efforts this past winter.
September 27, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
A safe campus, a safe city
According to the 2016 SafeWise report, Calvin College is located in the third safest college town in the country.
September 22, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Alumni journalists with ABC News, Washington Post return to discuss election
On Friday, Sept. 23, Calvin alums Ryan Struyk and John Muyskens will discuss faithful fact checking.
September 22, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Class of 2020 shows academic strength, international breadth
Calvin welcomes 984 new students for fall 2016.
September 19, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
The January Series celebrates its 30th anniversary
Calvin College's award-winning noontime lecture series provides deeper insight into pivotal issues facing the nation and world today.
September 15, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
U.S. News ranks Calvin College #1 in the Midwest
Calvin College is the only higher ed institution in the state of Michigan to garner a #1 ranking in its category.
September 13, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Discovery doesn't retire
Roger DeKock was selected as one of just five emeritus faculty nationwide to be part of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation’s 2016 Senior Scientist Mentor Program.
August 30, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Clarence Vos
Clarence Vos dedicated his life to serving the church—from the pulpit and the lectern.
August 01, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Charting a new course for Plaster Creek
The Plaster Creek Stewards recently received two grants totaling $800K, allowing the group to expand its educational, research and restoration work in one of the state's most polluted watersheds.
July 29, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Telephone town hall meeting
On Monday, May 23, join Calvin College president Michael K. Le Roy for a telephone town hall meeting.
May 23, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Fulbright student to map geography of refugees
Janaya Crevier will be heading to Austria in September 2016 to explore the journeys of a half dozen refugee families.
May 10, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College alum wins Pulitzer Prize at 23
A year after tossing his cap, John Muyskens, graphics editor at The Washington Post, takes home his field's top prize.
April 26, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin professor helps put students’ poetry in motion
Lew Klatt, poet laureate for Grand Rapids, answers a trio of questions about a project that helps kids express their understanding of local history through haiku.
April 07, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Festival of Faith and Writing celebrates silver anniversary
The Festival of Faith and Writing is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a lineup of speakers that its new director says is perhaps the most celebrated group of writers to assemble at one time at FFW.
March 31, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College Launches Center for Faith and Writing
Bob and Shelley Hudson's generous gift helps establish the Calvin Center for Faith and Writing.
March 23, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
High expectations for Handlon
The recently accredited Calvin Prison Initiative offers a bachelor of arts degree in ministry leadership to 20 inmates each year.
February 17, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
An expert offers insight into preventing long-term knee injuries
On Tuesday, February 16, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine prof Erich Petushek's lectures on "Traumatic Knee Injury: Prevention, Screening and Long-Term Consequences."
February 15, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Fighting for Flint
A Calvin College student is collecting water bottles and filters, recruiting volunteers to help with the Flint water crisis.
January 22, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Award-winning book influences religious freedom conversation
The editors of Christianity Today magazine have included Free to Serve on their short list of books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought and culture in 2016.
January 06, 2016 | Matt Kucinski
Entrada Scholars Program expands thanks to $300,000 gift from Meijer
When Entrada started in 1991 it welcomed about a dozen students. The program’s growth over the years, combined with the increased gift, will allow about 100 students to attend beginning in 2016.
November 20, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College ranked second nationally for students studying abroad
Calvin College is again among the national leaders in terms of the number of students who study abroad and total international student enrollment.
November 17, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College announces 2016 January Series lineup
Pulitzer Prize winning journalists and global health and security experts among impressive 2016 January Series lineup.
November 04, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Walking Boldly: Katerina Parsons
2015 grad Katerina Parsons is a research/communications facilitator for the Association for a More Just Society in Honduras.
October 01, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Calvin, WMU, GVSU create innovative rehab clinic
Clinic brings together speech pathology and audiology, social work, physical therapy and occupational therapy services—all under one roof.
September 23, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin enrollment steady, shows record-setting diversity
Calvin's 2015 incoming cohort of 1,026 students represents academic strength, geographic breadth and record diversity.
September 21, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Business Partners Awards Luncheon focuses on employee engagement
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Calvin College will honor businesses and individuals that have partnered with the college's business program.
September 17, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Michael Thompson remembered for his compassionate heart
Michael Thompson is remembered by the Calvin community as someone who had a very big heart and who put others above himself.
September 01, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Walking Boldly: Brianna Marshall
Following a summer internship at the Smithsonian museums, Brianna Marshall '15 begins as a research specialist at the Center for Social Research.
August 20, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking boldly: James Lamine
James Lamine '15 is a software engineer in Austin, Texas.
August 13, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking boldly: Andrew Jo
Andrew Jo '15 is in the Edison Engineering and Development Program at GE Aviation.
August 11, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Princeton Review gives Calvin high marks
Calvin is included in Princeton Review's "The Best 380 Colleges," and receives accolades from a number of other college rankings guides.
August 05, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Chase Froese remembered for her adventurous spirit
Chase Froese is remembered by the Calvin community as someone who radiated joy and made you feel like you were the only one in the room.
August 04, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Walking Boldly: Paulina Heule
Paulina Heule '15 is a paralegal at a large international law firm.
July 31, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking Boldly: Ranu Sinniah
Ranu Sinniah '15 is doing research at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick, Md.
July 20, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking Boldly: Monica Limback
Monica Limback '15 is an Active Duty Signal Corps Officer in the U.S. Army.
July 16, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking Boldly: Jenny LaJoye
Jenny LaJoye '15 just released her album "Vapor" and is helping to plant a church in California.
July 02, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking Boldly: Addison Sung
Addison Sung '15 is a human resources specialist at Indian Trails Camp in Grand Rapids, Mich.
June 19, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Calvin remembers Irvin Kroese
Irvin Kroese is remembered by his former colleagues in the English department as a well respected man who didn't waste words.
June 19, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Walking Boldly: Teunis Verwijs
Teunis Verwijs ’15 is currently applying to galleries and museums in Amsterdam.
June 12, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Walking Boldly: Kathryn Knox
Kathryn Knox '15 is heading to Guatemala for two years to serve in the Peace Corps.
June 08, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Lynn Rosendale
Telephone town hall with President Le Roy
Join the Calvin College community on Monday, May 18, from 8-9 p.m. EST for a telephone town hall meeting with Michael Le Roy, president of Calvin College.
May 18, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
On the ground in Nepal
Chemistry professor Herb Fynewever, a Fulbright Scholar in Nepal, talks about what it was like to be in fairly close proximity to the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country.
May 05, 2015 | Matt Kucinski , Kemp Lyons
Calvin remembers Hessel “Bud” Bouma
Biology professor Hessel “Bud” Bouma III is remembered for his dedication to the college, to his discipline and most importantly to his students.
May 05, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Pursuing truth at the intersection
The Henry Symposium provides scholars, practitioners and the general public with an opportunity to engage in timely conversations at the crossroads of religion and politics.
April 28, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
A gold standard for STEM research
Sam Auyeung is Calvin’s 16th Goldwater Scholar since 2008—a number unmatched by any other undergraduate institution over that span of time.
April 22, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Prof improving the quality of math teaching in GR
Since 2005, Calvin College mathematics professor Jan Koop has worked with 300 elementary school teachers in 21 schools throughout greater Grand Rapids.
April 09, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College selects next vice president for student life
Sarah Visser ’01 returns to her alma mater with a breadth of experience in Christian higher education.
March 09, 2015 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin winter sports teams sweep the league
For the first time in the history of Calvin athletics, all four varsity winter sports teams claimed MIAA titles in the same year.
March 03, 2015 | Matt Kucinski