Return to Calvin homepage

125th Anniversary Year Celebration

Our History: 1901—Women are first admitted to Calvin.
  125th Anniversary Events



As details about anniversary events become available, they will be posted to this site.

Upcoming events:
Thursday-Saturday, September 27-29, 2001
Christian Scholarship . . . for What?
Underwritten by Calvin College and the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship, in cooperation with Books and Culture, Eerdmans Publishing Company and the Overseas Ministries Study Center, this is an international, interdisciplinary conference on Christian scholarship. For more information, see the conference website.

Past events in 2000:
Sept. 5, 2000: Opening Convocation
On Truthfulness, Dean of the Chapel Neal Plantinga

Sept. 28, 2000: Book reception and panel discussion
Academic Freedom and Christian Scholarship
President emeritus Anthony Diekema and faculty panel

Friday, Oct. 20, 2000: Remembering Sietze Buning: Poems and Stories by and about Stanley Wiersma
Henrietta Ten Harmsel, Professor of English emeritus
and other readers and storytellers.

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000
3:30 p.m., Meeter Center Lecture Hall
The Genevan Reformer in Grand Rapids:
John Calvin and Calvinism at the Meeter Center
Karin Maag, Director of the Meeter Center

Past events in 2001:
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001

12:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Auditorium
January Series Lecture
Disciplined Zeal: Being a Christian Student at Calvin College
William Stevenson, Calvin Professor of Political Science

Friday, Feb. 2, 2001
Homecoming Eve
3:30 p.m., Seminary Auditorium
"How Calvin Fathered a Renaissance in Christian Philosophy"
Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001
Homecoming Day
1:15 p.m., Swets Choral Room, Fine Arts Center
A multimedia presentation:
125 Years of Music at Calvin College
Dr. Howard Slenk, Professor of Music emeritus

Friday, Feb. 16, 2001
3:00 p.m. reception; 3:30 p.m. program
Gezon Auditorium, Spoelhof Center

Part of the Story: Ethnic-minority Students at Calvin
Panel of ethnic-minority Calvin alumni

Friday, Feb. 23, 2001
3:30 p.m., Gezon Auditorium, Spoelhof Center
Dr. Willie Jennings, Duke University and Calvin alumnus
The Color of the Mind: Race, Christian Discipleship and the Intellectual Life.
Sponsored by Religion and Theology Department

Sunday, Mar. 4, 2001
Service of Worship and Thanksgiving For 125 Years of Calvin
Photo Gallery & The Sermon
4:00 p.m., Calvin College Fieldhouse, with local churches and choirs invited to participate and Dr. Neal Plantinga, Dean of the Chapel, preaching.

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2001
3:30 p.m., Gezon Auditorium, Spoelhof Center
Communications Technologies and Truth
Dr. Clifford Christians, University of Illinois

Saturday, Mar. 10, 2001
8:00 p.m., Fine Arts Center Auditorium
The Calvin Oratorio Society
Pearl Shangkuan, Conductor
Hayden's Creation
featuring all Calvin faculty soloists:
Mark Moliterno, bass;
Carl Kaiser, tenor; Charsie Randolph Sawyer, soprano;
Lisa Walhout, soprano

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2001
Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary's 125th Birthday Dinner at the Amway Grand Plaza

Thursday, Mar. 15, 2001
Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary's 125th Birthday. Photo gallery from the celebration!

Saturday, Mar. 31, 2001
8:00 p.m., Fine Arts Center
An evening of opera music with internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano (and Calvin alumna) Michelle De Young

Tuesday, April 10, 2001
12:30 p.m., North Hall B-78
Geology at Calvin College
Dr. Clarence Menninga, Professor of Geology emeritus

Thursday, Apr. 19, 2001
4:00 p.m., Commons Lecture Hall
Student Academic Services and the Education Department present:
Does God Dwell in the Details? The Daily Grind of Christian Teaching
Dr. David Smith, Professor of German and co-author (with Dr. Barbara Carvill) of The Gift of the Stranger

Thursday-Friday, June 22-23, 2001
Gezon Auditorium, Spoelhof Center
The 13th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies:
"The Dutch Adapting in North America"
For registration and conference schedule information, contact Archivist Richard Harms, 616-957-6916 or

Tuesday, July 10, 2001
10 a.m, Spoelhof Center Plaza
492nd Birthday Celebration of John Calvin

Calvin home
125th home
About Calvin

Photo Gallery
Pictures from the March 4, 2001 Anniversary Worship Service
Go To
Calvin's homepage
News and Events
Information about
About Calvin College
Contacting Calvin
Search for
People at Calvin
Departments at Calvin
Items on Calvin's website
Contact Alumni Office