History professor receives Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching
Professor Kate van Liere is the 2022 winner of the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching, the highest teaching honor bestowed by Calvin University.
May 19, 2022 | Phil de Haan
Dedicated to every student's success
Calvin College religion professor Matthew Lundberg is the 2017 winner of Calvin's Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching, the college's highest faculty honor.
May 09, 2017 | Phil de Haan
Calvin Remembers Peter De Boer
Calvin College remembers the life of longtime education professor Peter De Boer.
January 11, 2017 | Phil de Haan
Calvin remembers Leonard Sweetman
Leonard Sweetman spent a quarter century as a professor of religion at his alma mater, working out of a deep conviction that his church and his college should mirror the justice and peace of the Lord they existed to serve.
August 03, 2016 | Phil de Haan
A teacher's teacher
Chemistry professor Crystal Bruxvoort is the recipient of the 2016 Calvin College Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching.
May 17, 2016 | Phil de Haan
Calvin remembers Jack Kuipers
Jack Kuipers taught mathematics at Calvin for 20 years and is recognized by many as the father of virtual reality.
April 29, 2016 | Phil de Haan
The Prophets' Chamber welcomes theologians from around the world
A new program by Calvin's Nagel Institute of World Christianity provides hospitable space for visiting theology scholars.
September 16, 2015 | Gina de Haan
Engineers tackle global issue with innovative design
Senior engineers design a water disinfection system for a rural village in Nicaragua.
July 13, 2015 | Gina de Haan
Open studio nights bring together creatives
Once a week the (106) Gallery and Studio opens its doors to the public for free, collaborative art-making.
July 13, 2015 | Gina de Haan
Calvin recognizes quartet of staff members
In 2015, the president's cabinet handed out awards to four staff members who exemplify the qualities the college is looking for in its 450 full and part time staff members.
June 16, 2015 | Phil de Haan
Traveling a sustainable path
At the fifth biennial Sustainability Summit, faculty, staff and students examined ongoing and potential programs with environmental benefits for Calvin.
June 09, 2015 | Gina de Haan
Nurturer of Sacred Space
With a devoted commitment to her classroom and her students, Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk earns Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching.
May 11, 2015 | Phil de Haan
At the helm of an international journal
A new journal whose focus is the relationship between Christianity and educational theory and practice will be housed at Calvin College.
May 01, 2015 | Phil de Haan
Calvin College honored for anti-racism efforts
The Partners for a Racism Free Community have designated Calvin College as a Level II Partner for proving its college-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion.
March 20, 2015 | Phil de Haan
Symposium underscores the ripple effect of worship on culture
From Jan. 29-31, some 1,300 people from around the globe will gather at Calvin College for the 2015 Symposium on Worship.
January 23, 2015 | Phil de Haan
Philosophy prof wins Christianity Today's Book of the Year Award
James K.A. Smith's book on philosopher Charles Taylor receives top honors in CT Magazine's Christianity and Culture category.
January 14, 2015 | Phil de Haan
Calvin College now an option for Kalamazoo Promise students
Calvin is one of 14 private colleges and universities in Michigan to be accepted into the Promise family.
June 12, 2014 | Phil de Haan
Mastering the art of practice
Calvin College kinesiology professor Julie Walton is the recipient of the 2014 Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching.
May 09, 2014 | Phil de Haan
Worship Symposium puts focus on Exodus
The 27th-annual Calvin Symposium on Worship features such notable speakers as Alison Adam, Jeremy Begbie, Andre' Thomas and Anne Zaki.
January 21, 2014 | Phil de Haan
Worship Symposium in Hong Kong
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is sponsoring its second-annual Symposium on Worship in Hong Kong.
April 25, 2013 | Phil de Haan
New Henry Chair takes a global focus
Kevin den Dulk says students must focus on Asia and the global south.
January 02, 2013 | Phil de Haan
Professor teaches the mechanics and miracle of hearing
Calvin's new audiologist, Brian Kreisman,will serve the community through a new audiology lab.
October 05, 2012 | Phil de Haan
Checking in on Jubilee
Fourteen Calvin students are testing their calls to ministry at sites all around the U.S. and Canada.
July 17, 2012 | Phil de Haan
Bykers share Spoelhof Award
Gaylen and Susan Byker were named the 2012 winners of the Spoelhof Lifetime Achievement Award.
June 01, 2012 | Phil de Haan
Integrating faith, learning and Westerns
Professor Carl Plantinga explores films such as True Grit from a philosophical perspective.
May 23, 2012 | Phil de Haan
Raising awareness of North Korea's refugees
Students from the organization Liberty in North Korea plan a multi-part event to spotlight the situation in North Korea.
April 10, 2012 | Phil de Haan
A major role
A Calvin senior will take on the role of Rodolpho in the Opera Grand Rapids performance of La Boheme.
March 06, 2012 | Phil de Haan
Interim: Food as fuel and more
Students in a Calvin kinesiology class are learning not only about how food operates as fuel, but also how it can function in deeper, spiritual ways.
January 18, 2012 | Phil de Haan
25 years: Symposium on Worship
Calvin's marquee worship event has grown from a tiny gathering to a multinational, multi-generational, three-day celebration.
January 11, 2012 | Phil de Haan
International home for the holidays
International students who can't go home for the holidays find a Christmas atmosphere at Knollcrest East.
December 14, 2011 | Phil de Haan
Reclaiming Dutch films
Calvin GEO professor Henk Aay spent his sabbatical studying and restoring promotional films about the Netherlands.
October 27, 2011 | Phil de Haan
Q&A with Amy Patterson: researching in Africa
Amy Patterson talks about researching HIV support groups in Zambia as a Fulbright Scholar.
September 08, 2011 | Phil de Haan
Researching how berberine works on diabetes
Larry Louters and four student researchers are studying how berberine works on diabetes.
June 30, 2011 | Phil de Haan
From HPERDS to kinesiology
The HPERDS department is changing its name to reflect its direction.
May 16, 2011 | Phil de Haan
Festival of Faith and Music
The Festival of Faith and Music continues its musical/intellectual tradition.
April 01, 2011 | Phil de Haan
Q&A: African Americans in the Reformed tradition
Eric Washington has made a specialty of studying African-American thought within the Reformed tradition of Christianity.
February 11, 2011 | Phil de Haan
Interim: Sight, Sound and Smell
Students are chopping cabbage, sniffing beakers and missing the gorilla in an interim titled "Sight, Sound and Smell."
January 14, 2011 | Phil de Haan
Symposium embraces many forms of worship
The annual Symposium on Worship has a global audience and a broad view of worship.
December 16, 2010 | Phil de Haan
Poetic Justice: an honor's thesis
For her senior honors thesis, one student has fused slam poetry and social justice.
November 17, 2010 | Phil de Haan
Letters to a Young Calvinist
Philosopher James K.A. Smith has written a "less grumpy," more "winsome" portrait of Calvinism.
November 09, 2010 | Phil de Haan
Researching the Hunger Winter
A Calvin College psychology professor’s professional participation in an international study on the Dutch hunger winter—known in the Netherlands as the Hongerwinter—was motivated by her mother's experience.
October 20, 2010 | Phil de Haan
The department of campus ministries will be sponsoring a campus-wide Philippians Bible study all over.
September 10, 2010 | Phil de Haan
Interning at Airbus
Traveling abroad was never something Steven Brink found particularly appealing.
August 09, 2010 | Phil de Haan
When students return to Calvin's campus this fall they may notice a change in the way computers in the college labs behave.
May 28, 2010 | Phil de Haan
Professor Katerberg shares his thought on extremism in America.
April 30, 2010 | Phil de Haan
Calvin students create national atlases
Students in a Calvin geography class have created online national atlases for Eritrea, Thailand and Nepal with more on the way.
March 26, 2010 | Phil de Haan
Calvin names asteroid for Benjamin Banneker
Calvin names asteroid for Benjamin Banneker.
February 19, 2010 | Phil de Haan
Responding to Haiti
Economics professor Roland Hoksbergen, veteran of earthquake reconstruction in Guatemala in 1976, speaks about the challenges ahead for Haiti.
January 21, 2010 | Phil de Haan
ROTC students gain in number at Calvin
Pursifull is one of 15 Calvin students this year who are enrolled in the college’s ROTC program. He and his fellow cadets are well aware that with the U.S. engaged in wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, active duty likely is in their future.
December 04, 2009 | Phil de Haan
Elections and the God gap
Corwin Smidt, professor of political science and director of Calvin's Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics, has a new book coming out in January 2010 titled “The Disappearing God Gap? Religion in the 2008 Presidential Election.”
October 02, 2009 | Phil de Haan
A gathering of firsts
It was a year of firsts for Convocation 2009 at Calvin College
September 11, 2009 | Phil de Haan
Campaign for Calvin exceeds $150 million goal
Calvin College concluded the second major fundraising campaign in its 133-year history on June 30, 2009, raising $155 million. The total bested the original $150 million goal announced in September 2007.
July 31, 2009 | Phil de Haan
Fulbright times four for Calvin
Professors Janel Curry and David Hoekema, and a Calvin senior Eric Bratt all have been named 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar selectees.
May 14, 2009 | Phil de Haan
Herbarium celebrates open house
Tucked into a corner of DeVries Hall on Calvin's campus is an oddly shaped room containing a trove of biological treasures.
April 03, 2009 | Phil de Haan
Calvin rugby: scrumming and serving
Calvin rugby team does more than just rugby.
April 03, 2009 | Phil de Haan
From the archives: Heffner wants students to enjoy music
Heffner and his SAO colleagues are currently researching acts for 2009-2010, but students are already excited about the possibilities for next year.
April 01, 2009 | Phil de Haan
FEN Symposium on Race this week
The third annual FEN Symposium on Race will take place at Calvin with two speakers: one, Victor Hinojosa, an expert on Latin America, and the other, Kimberly Huyser, an expert on American Indians.
March 07, 2009 | Phil de Haan
Calvin hockey: taking orders
The Calvin hockey team spends one night a year taking orders and serving food at Russ’ Restaurant on 28th Street to support their program.
February 26, 2009 | Phil de Haan
Interim 2009: Handling disaster
CAS professor Patric Spence teaching the class titled “Handling Disaster.” Topics for the 15 days included everything from crisis management planning to emergency communication.
January 21, 2009 | Phil de Haan
March, chapel, more mark MLK Day
Calvin Chapel honors MLK Day.
January 20, 2009 | Phill de Haan
Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex opens doors
On January 7, 2009, another milestone in Calvin athletics was marked as the men’s and women’s basketball teams returned to campus for their first games in the new Van Noord Arena.
January 13, 2009 | Phil de Haan
Mourning the loss of Ricky Mosher
Calvin mourns the loss of Ricky Mosher.
November 24, 2008 | Phil de Haan
When Adel Abadeer saw an ABC News special on a young boy named Iqbal Masih back in 1994, he couldn't get it out of his head or his heart.
November 21, 2008 | Phil de Haan
Turning tightropes into bridges
Two geology professors collaborate on a book about Christianity and the age of the earth.
October 10, 2008 | Phil de Haan
Christian art beyond the borders
Two Calvin professors joined colleagues from other Christian universities for a two-week trip to Indonesia that both said will impact their teaching and their scholarship for years to come.
July 18, 2008 | Phil de Haan
Calvin named to 2009 Princeton Review guide
Calvin was included in the 2009 edition of The Princeton Review annual college guide Best 368 Colleges.
July 15, 2008 | Phil de Haan
Ron Blankespoor receives Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching
A look back at Professor Ron Blankespoor's 1995-96 Calvin College Presidential Award for Examplary Teaching.
September 28, 2006 | Phil de Haan
Home In A Wilderness Fort: Copper Harbor
Charlotte Otten has penned a variety of books, including everything from traditional children's books to an examination of werewolves!
July 19, 2006 | Phil de Haan
Dean of Chapel writes On unrequited love
Unrequited love is a universal theme says Calvin College professor and dean of the chapel Laura Smit.
January 09, 2006 | Phil de Haan
Calvin Holds Spot in US News College Guide
For the second year in a row Calvin College is ranked number two in its category in the annual U.S. News & World Report college guide.
August 19, 2005 | Phil de Haan
At the core of Calvin's annual multicultural variety show is one of the largest contingents of international students in West Michigan.
February 03, 2004 | Phil de Haan
Calvin Granted $2 Million for Vocation
Through the new Lilly Endowment grant Calvin faculty will be able to do research and scholarship on questions connected to the idea of lifelong service in God's kingdom.
November 21, 2002 | Phil de Haan
A world-class scholar
Calvin College professor of history emeritus Ed VanKley has passed away at the age of 72 from complications related to pneumonia.
October 10, 2002 | Phil de Haan
NSF Grant for New Telescopes
A grant of almost $130,000 to Calvin from the National Science Foundation will help pay for two new 16-inch telescopes for the school's astronomy program.
August 01, 2002 | Phil de Haan
Calvin's Inner Compass
At the beginning of its 10th year on TV, a weekly show produced at Calvin College, has a face-lift, a name-change and a new TV home.
October 10, 2000 | Phil de Haan
The Unknown Flower
Dr. Charsie Sawyer, a professor of music at Calvin College, has a deep personal connection to her new album, “The Unknown Flower.”
December 20, 1999 | Phil de Haan
Dig that Mastodon
A Calvin College professor of geology and a crew of his students are working on "a dream come true" this summer.
June 18, 1999 | Phil de Haan