A teacher to teachers, known for scholarship and service
Education professor Robert Keeley is the recipient of the 2020 Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching, Calvin's highest teaching honor.
June 12, 2020 | Staff
Calvin deepens and strengthens faith expectations
In keeping with Calvin University’s vision to embody a Reformed Christian witness, the board of trustees and faculty senate has unanimously affirmed new expectations for faculty, senior administrators, and board members.
May 08, 2020 | News & Stories Staff
Plaster Creek Stewards receive national award
Plaster Creek Stewards, an initiative of Calvin University, received national recognition for their work returning health and beauty to one of the most contaminated urban waterways in West Michigan.
August 05, 2019 | Staff
Calvin remembers Daniel Bays
Calvin professor emeritus of history Daniel Bays is remembered by his colleagues as a voracious learner, dedicated scholar, and as a key partner in growing the Asian Studies Program at Calvin.
May 17, 2019 | Staff
Ecosystem Preserve adds Venema Plaza and Gardens
Calvin introduces the Venema Plaza and Gardens, West Michigan’s largest public native gardens.
May 08, 2019 | Staff
Prized teacher, renowned researcher, devoted guide
Geography professor Deanna van Dijk is the recipient of the 2019 Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching Award, Calvin's highest teaching honor.
May 03, 2019 | Staff
Washington Monthly gives Calvin high marks
The Washington Monthly ranks Calvin College 13th on its Top 150 Baccalaureate Colleges list.
August 27, 2018 | News & Stories Staff
Calvin collaborating to promote diversity in health care professions
Calvin College is collaborating with the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute and six area higher ed institutions to create “Pathways to Careers in Healthcare” for area students of color.
June 28, 2018 | News & Stories Staff
Calvin College to become Calvin University by 2020
Calvin College's move to Calvin University will happen by 2020, the 100th-anniversary year of Calvin becoming a four-year college.
May 08, 2018 | News & Stories Staff
Calvin College among Christian higher education institutions collectively making $60 billion economic impact
A new study commissioned by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, finds that its member institutions are responsible for more than $60 billion in economic impact annually.
March 26, 2018 | News & Stories Staff , CCCU staff
Calvin earns Tree Campus USA distinction
For the sixth consecutive year, Calvin College is honored with Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
March 05, 2018 | News & Stories Staff
Calvin College students turn their class into a performance
From February 1-3, the Calvin Theatre Company (CTC) presents “The Amish Project,” a play that explores the true story of the community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania.
January 31, 2018 | News & Stories Staff
Beverly Daniel Tatum's lecture highlights MLK Day Events
Calvin College is commemorating MLK Day with a chapel service, silent march, research/training and a lecture from a leading expert on race in education.
January 11, 2018 | News & Stories Staff
Calvin College included in Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges"
Calvin College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review.
August 01, 2017 | News & Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Virginia Davidson
Virginia Davidson ’17’s Calvin experience—from John’s Hopkins to the Emergency Department at Spectrum—prepared her for a career of love and service as a nurse.
July 25, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Ana Barahona Reyes
She pushed herself outside her comfort zone, and now Ana Barahona Reyes ’17 has a degree in public accounting.
July 20, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Reitsma Mpindi
“If nothing else,” says Reitsma Mpindi ’17, “learn to love and trust the process.”
July 18, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Sarah Witt
Through engaging classes, dedicated professors, an off-campus interim and the liberal arts, Calvin prepared Sarah Witt ’17 to study veterinary medicine on the other side of the world.
July 11, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Calvin College Joins NAC&U Consortium
Calvin College recently joined The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a consortium of institutions that values liberal arts education, professional studies and civic engagement.
July 10, 2017 | News & Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Nolan Coallier
Because of a mission trip to Honduras, Nolan Coallier ’17 knew he wanted to pursue medical missions. Calvin, and a full-tuition scholarship to the Medical College of Wisconsin, are helping him achieve that goal.
July 06, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Megan Pluymert
Calvin taught Megan Pluymert ’17 to view the world holistically, with a mind toward renewal. She’s now using her environmental studies major to study urban and regional planning.
July 04, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Brooke Bonnema
Through a semester program in Honduras, Brooke Bonnema '17 discovered her passion for immigration law. Every step of her Calvin journey brought her closer to that pursuit.
July 03, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Jonathan Engle
Through off-campus study, internship experience and research, Jonathan Engle ’17 graduated Calvin prepared for a career as an engineer.
June 29, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Jeremiah Croft
“Keep an open mind,” says Jeremiah Croft ’17. Through close professors, time with God and self-discovery, his open-mindedness lead him to Princeton Theological Seminary.
June 27, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Beka Agava
Beka Agava ’17 learned from amazing professors, engaged the mission of Calvin and re-evaluated her decisions—and now she’s a software engineering analyst.
June 20, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Simon Boenaidi
Now working with a church planting network in Oregon, Simon Boenaidi ’17 says Calvin shaped his understanding of his own faith, the place of God in the world and his role in God’s redemptive plan.
June 15, 2017 | News and Stories Staff
Calvin College student named Lilly Graduate Fellow
Aaron Abma, a philosophy and physics double major, is one of ten students selected in 2017 as a Lilly Graduate Fellow.
May 24, 2017 | News & Stories Staff
Calvin College alumna Betsy DeVos named U.S. Secretary of Education
DeVos is the first graduate in Calvin College's 141-year history to become a member of the Cabinet of the President of the United States.
February 07, 2017 | News & Stories Staff
Calvin grad selected as Secretary of Education
Betsy DeVos, a 1979 graduate of Calvin College, is the first Calvin College graduate chosen to serve in the Cabinet of the President of the United States.
November 23, 2016 | News & Stories Staff
Veterans Day: Honoring those who serve
On November 11, Calvin College observes Veterans Day, honoring the courage and sacrifice of military service.
November 10, 2016 | News & Stories Staff
Calvin Center for Faith & Writing hosts fall writers series on race in America
The Calvin Center for Faith and Writing has partnered with departments and institutes at Calvin to launch the center's first public event: the Fall Writers Series.
November 08, 2016 | News & Stories staff
Kevin Timpe begins as Jellema Chair
Kevin Timpe is the first full-time holder of The William Harry Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy, which honors Calvin's first philosophy professor W.H. Jellema.
November 08, 2016 | News & Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Nathan Maring
Nathan Maring '16 feels called to be a police officer as he pursues his passion of helping people and seeking justice and solutions for problems plaguing communities.
August 05, 2016 | News & Stories staff
Walking Boldly: Silas Kukaewkasem
One year into his Calvin experience, Silas Kukaewkasem returned to Thailand with a fresh perspective and understanding on a place he thought he knew so well.
July 19, 2016 | News & Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Lauren Manck
Now conducting research at sea, Lauren Manck '12 says her love for chemistry and research, her decision to pursue graduate studies and her goals for her future career had their genesis in a first-year class at Calvin.
July 08, 2016 | News and Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Tyler Dougherty
2016 grad Tyler Dougherty is using his computer science degree out west as a software developer for Amazon.com.
June 28, 2016 | News & Stories Staff
Walking Boldly: Benedicta Arthur
2016 grad Benedicta Arthur re-discovered her life's passion at Calvin College and now she's seeking out where her passion intersects with a need in the world.
June 13, 2016 | News & Stories staff
Department writing prizes announced for 2016
Calvin congratulates the winners of departmental writing prizes.
May 23, 2016 | News & Stories Staff
The faith of Hillary Clinton
Calvin College history professor Kristin Kobes Du Mez is writing a book on the faith of Hillary Clinton. She answers a few questions about Clinton's religious background and if she can win over evangelical voters in a general election campaign versus Donald Trump.
March 23, 2016 | News & Stories Staff
An expert explores the Zika virus' threat to public health
Arlene Hoogewerf, chair of the biology department, examines the Zika virus and its threat to public health both globally and in the U.S.
February 23, 2016 | News and Stories staff
Expert analyzes GOP nominee scenarios
With the Iowa Caucus about a week away, political science professor Doug Koopman analyzes GOP nominee scenarios.
January 21, 2016 | News & Stories Staff
An expert's take on the role of sports in the Christian life
Professor of kinesiology and men's golf coach Brian Bolt examines the role sports should play in the Christian life.
December 11, 2015 | News & Stories staff
An expert's take on Black Friday sales trends
Calvin business professor Tom Betts answers a few questions related to Black Friday sales trends and considers the reasoning for and impact of stores opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day.
November 24, 2015 | News & Stories staff
An expert's take on the Syrian refugee crisis
Social work professor Joe Kuilema answers a trio of questions about the impact the Syrian refugee crisis has on the refugees and the countries which host them.
October 08, 2015 | News & Stories staff
How (Not) to Change the World
Student Senate president Jona Eigege offers his remarks to the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 23, 2015.
June 16, 2015 | News & Stories staff
An expert's take on the state of the Republican party
Political science prof Kurt Pyle answers a trio of questions about the identity of the Republican party as they make a run at the White House in 2016.
April 22, 2015 | News & Stories staff
An expert's take on lifting sanctions on Iran
Economics prof Adel Abadeer is keeping an eye on the developments in Iran. Here, he tackles a trio of questions about what the economic implications would be if and when sanctions are lifted.
April 09, 2015 | News & Stories staff
Streetfest photo album
Incoming students stock shelves, spread mulch and paint a playground during Streetfest.
September 06, 2011 | Calvin Staff