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Calvin Wire - July 8, 2008 -- Volume 8, No. 12

The Calvin Wire newsletter is a bulletin of the Calvin Alumni Association sent to alumni and friends of Calvin College to inform them of the latest news from campus.

In This Issue:

 

Henderson looking outsideStaff Profile: Jeanette Henderson, Ecosystem Preserve Manager

Even in a mere six months on the job, Ecosystem Preserve manager Jeanette Henderson has learned that it can involve anything from scheduling repairs to teaching a group of seventh-graders to skim a pond for Damselfly larvae. Read more about her and her job as a part of our featured Faculty and Staff Stories.
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 Phil McMillan playing violin

Recent Graduate, Phillip McMillan, Plays with Heart and Soul

Phil McMillan has been playing the violin since he was 6 years old, after he attended a Pittsburgh Symphony concert and asked for a violin for Christmas.  His love for music and for playing the violin has only been enhanced by the liberal arts education he received at Calvin--and the opportunity to use a prized instrument donated to the college.
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National Press Club photo with Henry Study professorsReligious Voters Surveyed

Important changes are happening in the way in which religion relates to American politics according to results from a recent survey commissioned by the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics at Calvin College.
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Close-up photo of Sarah Wittengen 

Wittingen Receives MIAA's Sheila Wallace Kovalchik Award

Sarah Wittingen has been presented the Sheila Wallace Kovalchik Scholar-Athlete Award. She is the fourth athlete from Calvin to win the award.  She has also been named a First Team Academic All-American.
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Alvin Plantinga in front of                                  blackboard

 

A Conversation with Alvin Plantinga '54

There was a time when world-famous philosopher of religion Alvin Plantinga accepted conventional wisdom about the role of rational arguments in grounding religious belief. Questioning this assumption, he charted new territory in contemporary debates about the rationality of the Christian faith.  Plantinga returned to campus last week and we caught up with him to talk about everything from the history of Calvin's philosophy department to arguments for the existence of God.
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The Calvin Wire newsletter is a bulletin of the Calvin Alumni Association sent to alumni and friends of Calvin College to inform them of the latest news from campus.