Calvin-Wire - August 1, 2009 -- Vol. 9, No. 15
Calvin is lauded for its "sweet" off-campus programs and attention given to students by faculty members in this year's The Best 371 Colleges by Princeton Review. Calvin was also named one of the best and most interesting colleges by the Fiske Guide in 2009.
Student researchers hit the streets
Armed with clipboards, cameras, Calvin nametags and GIS-produced maps, six students from Calvin's Center for Social Research are canvassing Kent County to track the 720 congregations in the area. These research assistants are cleaning up and adding to data collected in 2006 and 2007.
New college chaplain ready to begin
Mary Hulst was recently named college chaplain, only the third in Calvin's history, and the first woman to hold the position which she will assume over the summer. While a student at Calvin, she always considered the chaplain's position to be the "best job on campus."
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Calvin College is a leader in Academic All-America awards, the national honor given to student-athletes who excel both in the classroom and in competition. According to the College Sports Information Directors of America, since 2000 Calvin has had 49 Academic All-Americans, eighth-best among all NCAA and NAIA institutions. Calvin is the only Michigan college or university represented in the top 15, which includes such schools as Notre Dame, Penn State and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Events for alumni, friends and familiesBookmark the alumni events calendar to keep track of important dates throughout the year, to which you are warmly invited, as a parent, alumni and/or friend of the college. More information is found there for each of the following events:
August 10: Calvin Athletic Luncheon Series in Zeeland, Michigan
September 12: 40th Annual Calvin Alumni Golf Tournament at Pilgrim's Run
September 29: Calvin Around Town/MBA@Calvin ArtPrize event in Grand Rapids, Michigan
October 9 & 10: Homecoming 2009 on campus
Check out a wealth of great stories on the News & Stories site, including faculty and staff stories and profiles (the current one is on HPERDS professor Youngkhill Lee, pictured at right) and thoughts about the current political situation in Honduras from Kurt Ver Beek, director of Calvin's development semester in Honduras.