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Remembering Johan Westra
On Sunday, November 7, 2010, Johan Westra, age 88, passed away peacefully at his home. Westra ’52 taught at Calvin College for 27 years. He was the college's first full-time political science professor.
November 12, 2010 | Matt Kucinski
Happy Mother's Day
Students share some thoughts about their moms.
May 09, 2010 | Matt Kucinski
Chemistry prof named Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
Doug Vander Griend is one of seven faculty members in the U.S. to be awarded an unrestricted research grant of $60,000.
August 12, 2014 | 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
A thousand mile walk
Calvin alumna Loreen Niewenhuis '85 will spend the next seven months walking around Lake Michigan.
April 10, 2009 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin remembers Willis DeBoer
Calvin religion professor emeritus Willis DeBoer is remembered as a man who was utterly steady.
November 14, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
"Finishing second is a great accomplishment but finishing first feels a whole lot better."
November 24, 2010 | Matt Kucinski
Seniors' parting shots
The class of 2010 graduates on Saturday, May 22, 2010. Before they head out into the real world, we asked about a dozen seniors to reflect on their time at Calvin. Hear what they had to say in this short four-minute video.
May 26, 2010 | Matt Kucinski
Calvin College Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving
On a sunny day this October, hundreds of students grabbed a marker and scribed the many blessings they've had at Calvin on a 24-foot-wide by 4-foot-tall board.
November 26, 2013 | Matt Kucinski , Steven Niedzielski , Reid Petro
Finishing near the top
Calvin junior accounting major Jake Mantel took fourth place at the 2012 Regional Idea Pitch competition held on Wednesday, November 7, at Aquinas College's Wege Ballroom.
November 08, 2012 | Matt Kucinski
History of the King James Bible
"King James was very interested in theological disputes ..." English professor Susan Felch, in an interview with WGVU radio, puts the King James Bible within the context of the events happening in the early 1600's when it was written.
March 31, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
A team of six Calvin business, engineering and computer science majors took first place in the 2010 “Innovation Encounter”—an inventive problem solving competition hosted by Lawrence Tech University. Calvin competed with five other colleges and universities in developing a new idea for a smart phone application to interface with vehicle systems.
November 05, 2010 | Matt
Profs named APS Fellows
Calvin physics professors Stan Haan and David Van Baak were recently named Fellows of the American Physical Society. Previous professors Vernon Ehlers and John Van Zytveld have also received this honor.
February 23, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
The Center for Social Research at Calvin College recently published a full report resulting from the Christian Reformed Church of North America's Sustaining Pastoral Excellence project. The 78-page report breaks down the findings from three waves of surveys, which were given to pastors in 2005, 2007 and 2009.
December 23, 2010 | Matt Kucinski
Seventeen guidance counselors from 10 U.S. states cycled through campus on Monday, July 2 commencing the 2012 ‘Tour d’Admission,” a nearly annual trip that began in 2002 with Taylor Smith, then a counselor at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Fla., combining his love for cycling with his day job of visiting colleges during the summer.
July 05, 2012 | Matt Kucinski
Statement regarding Michael Peroutka's visit to Calvin College
The purpose of this statement is to correct some misinformation that’s been floating around in regards to a speaker that talked to a small group of students at Calvin College in late April.
May 14, 2014 | Matt Kucinski
Interning at Meijer Gardens
Heather Sanderson, a senior elementary education major, is an intern at Meijer Gardens this summer. One of her responsibilities involves helping to run the Kids' Tram. Ride along on one of Sanderson's recent tours.
July 20, 2010 | Matt Kucinski
Engineering majors design motorized stroller
"It was really nice for us to have a real customer. There was a lot of motivation for the whole team to make a 100 percent working product."
June 10, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
Video: The first week
Watch incoming students move in, get acquainted, serve in the community and bat a few beach balls around.
September 08, 2011 | Matt Kucinski
The play "Incognito" is one of the events the Office for Multicultural Affairs is including as part of Unlearn Week—a series of programs that challenges the generalizations, stereotypes and assumptions underlying racism. Unlearn Week runs through Friday, Oct. 11.
October 10, 2013 | Matt Kucinski