Calvin professor of psychology emeritus Martin Bolt, winner of the 1997 Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching, passed away on December 25, 2009, as a result of cancer. We extend our sympathy and prayers to Martin's family and extended family, including his brother, Robert, professor of history emeritus, his son, Michael, a professor of mathematics, his niece, Lynn Rosendale, a member of communications and marketing, and his nephew, Tim, of physical plant.
For more on Professor Bolt, see the News & Stories information and article or see the Grand Rapids Press obituary, including an online guest book.
We wish you God's peace and presence this holiday season. Calvin will be closed December 25 through January 3, but you are still able to view holiday greetings from Calvin, set to the "Hallelujah Chorus," on the News & Stories Web site.
And any time, day or night, you can view campus activity online by checking the various WebCams which show the Commons lawn, the climbing wall or tennis center, and Fine Arts Center construction.
Johannah Jelks, a Calvin senior studying business communications, will spend the next 10 months acquiring the skills to hold public office thanks to a fellowship from the Michigan Political Leadership Program. This public policy and leadership program is for citizens interested in public office, and will help scholars like Johanna serve their communities in public office at the city, county and state levels.
Other Calvin students will be spending the next month in various Interim 2010 classes which begin January 6.
From "Amazing Grace" to "In Christ Alone," the new worship volume Hymns for Worship contains hymns both old and new.
Also, Hymmary.org is an online hymn and worship music database for Worship leaders, hymnologists, and amateur hymn lovers alike looking for hymns and worship music. It's a collaboration between the Christian Classics Ethereal Library and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. At the Hymnary you can search or browse hymns by title, tune, meter, key, scripture reference, and more.
Calvin will host Hope at home on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. The Van Andel Arena will be hosting classic rivalry action with the JV team game starting at 5 p.m. and varsity at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this game are available online or at the box office (at the temporary location in the Spoelhof College Center). The Calvin/Hope rivalry is in its ninth decade of play, with Hope leading the series 88-85.
The storied Calvin-Hope men's basketball rivalry has been featured twice by ESPN in the last few years. Read more about the news and history of the rivalry.
The 23rd annual January Series also begins on January 6 and will move its lectures to the Chapel for this year.
One more thing...
It's never too late to make a donation to Calvin. Consider the Every Student Challenge any time of the year.