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GEO Articles

Below is a listing of Calvin-featured articles that involve the geology, geography, and environmental science department (currently dating back to 2008).


Modern Mapmaker

Geography professor trains his expert eye, and GIS mastery, toward solving 'real-world problems'



Another Fulbright to Work in Ethiopia

Professor Bascom of the Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies department shares his experiences in a place dear to his heart: Ethiopia.



The Scream Wadlopen September 19, 2012

Geography professor Heny Aay takes students in The Netherlands on a unique trip across the Mudden Sea... on foot!


A new museum; a world-class mineral collection June 22, 2012

Calvin alumnus Bruce D. Dice contributes to a new North Hall display a museum full of personal and precious minerals.


Tapping Calvin's maple resources March 9, 2012

Calvin professor James Skillen teams up with the van Reken creation care floor to tap the maple trees on campus.


Senior teaches GIS in Ethiopia March 8, 2012

Emma DeVries taught the country's top geographers how to use geographic information systems software.



Global Hunger and Food Security lecture series November 28, 2011

A year-long lecture series in Calvin's GEO department highlights the importance of preserving farmland and water resources.


Mapping Calvin's trees September 21, 2011

Calvin biology and geography students tackled the task and inventoried every tree on campus. One student made a map online.


Banff Film Festival stops at Calvin March 23, 2011

Mountain-climbers, cave explorers, white-water rafters, and dancing cormorants are coming to Calvin via the Banff World Tour.


Q&A: Japanese tsunami March 15, 2011

Calvin professors discuss the topics of earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear power, radiation, and resiliency of the Japanese people.


Interim: The Geography of Terrorism January 19, 2011

In this geography-based interim course, Calvin College professor Jason VanHorn shows students how to put terrorism on the map.


amazing_raceAmazing Race: Calvin-style January 12, 2011

Re-live Calvin College's Amazing Race interim of 2011 through photos, videos, and commentary.



kellogg_centerGEO duo wins award November 19, 2010

Senior geography majors Seth Kenbeek and Abbie Belford won best student presentation for a regional academic conference of the AAG.


aay_bikingGo Green, Go Dutch, Go BikeSeptember 21, 2010

Calvin professor Henk Aay plans to see the moving elephants and the birds' nests while pedaling.


skillenFaculty profile: James Skillen August 31, 2010

In an ideal world, Calvin environmental studies professor James Skillen says, his job description would be simple: backpacking.


aay_bikingAay lands Fulbright April 26, 2010

Images of the Netherlands - paintings, photographs, and films - have had a significant impact on how Americans viewed the Dutch homeland.


eritrea_atlasCalvin students create national atlases March 26, 2010

Students in a Calvin geography class have created online national atlases for Eritrea, Thailand, and Nepal with more on the way.



dutch_gamePuzzling and Koninginnedag-ing for Dutch Heritage April 3, 2009

For Dutch Heritage Month, many events have taken place from finishing a 9,000 piece puzzle to the celebration of the Koninginnedag, or "queen's day".



serious_stearley Turning tightropes into bridges October 10, 2008

Two geology professors collaborate on a book about Christianity and the age of the earth.