Interim 2010 is shaping up to be an exciting month for Calvin students as they break from the rigors of the regular semester and study a variety of topics. Check out a growing collection of coverage on Calvin's 2010 interim, including interim classes, the January Series, student blogs and more. One account to note is On the Ground: thoughts from Cambodia, a blog from Calvin's senior writer, Myrna Anderson. She writes, "It would be a pretty weird thing if people made a point of rolling down the road where I live every day, snapping pictures of my home. That’s what we did yesterday. We climbed aboard a wooden boat with open sides and chugged through a Floating Village, a long neighborhood of shacks on stilts lining the waterway leading to Tonle Sap lake." Read more.
The Calvin/Hope rivalry is in its ninth decade of play, with Hope leading the series 88-86. This year's date for the immensely popular satellite game---the men's game when fans gather at a satellite viewing location in their city, will be January 30, 2010. There are 70 sites---one near you! Read more about the news and history of the rivalry. The most recent match-up between these two teams had fans leaving Calvin’s Van Noord Arena happy after a victory over their rivals.
In other basketball news, the women's team currently shares first place in the MIAA standings with Hope College. John Mantel, a senior on the men's team, was named the MIAA Player of the Week.
Another item currently featured on the News & Stories page, in addition to Interim 2010 coverage, is a video that shows three Calvin students as they discover the paths God has planned for them while peering through a a telescope, strumming a guitar and climbing a cliff.
You can view many more Calvin videos found on Vimeo. The various "channels" featured there include News & Stories, Academic Services, Faculty and Student Profiles, Inner Compass and more.
For over twenty years The January Series has been the leading lecture/cultural arts series in the country. The diversity of presenters and topics has changed as the world of ideas has changed. No issue of importance to a great Christian liberal arts college founded on Reformed, biblical principles has been too controversial or too hot to handle. Why? Because at Calvin we have been taught to think with discernment and thoughtful skepticism. We know this is God's creation and each of us is created in His image so it follows we need to engage that world, learn about it, from it and in some cases confront it.
- Presentations begin 12:30 p.m. EST daily, from January 6 through 26, 2010, in the Chapel (note change of location).
- See the list of presenters for 2010.
- The January Series hits the road with remote webcast locations in Michigan and across North America!
- Listen online with RealAudio (click the link on the right side).
- Read the Grand Rapids Press article featuring the 2010 Series.
- Read along with the January Series---the campus store features 20% off all featured titles.
Have you had a chance to read the most recent issue of Spark---the magazine for alumni and friends of the college? Did you know it is available online, with extra links supplementing the stories and news you'll find in the magazine? In the Winter 2009 issue you'll read more about the rise in popularity of the Broene Counseling Center on campus; you'll find out what Ryan Bierma '03 is learning about the Earth's innermost layers; and you can read essays on academic freedom at Calvin written by Anthony Diekema '56, George Marsden and Nicholas Wolterstorff '56. And don't forget to check the class notes section for pictures and stories from your classmates.
The Center Art Gallery at Calvin College is seeking submissions for the Alumni Ceramics Competition. Responses to this call for entries will be juried by Calvin professor of art Anna Greidanus. The accepted artwork will form an exhibition that will open during uKnight week 2010, February 8-13, 2010.
Held biennially, alumni exhibitions celebrate the work our alumni are creating and serve as a showcase for a particular medium that is taught in the art and art history department. This year the exhibition focuses on ceramics.
The multicultural student development office at Calvin College has a host of events planned for Monday, January 18, 2010, to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.