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Calvin-Wire: October 1, 2011

Mourning Professor DeHeer

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Biology professor David DeHeer passed away Friday, September 16. His colleagues remember him as a leader, mentor and man of science.

According to one colleague, Prof. DeHeer connected with students on a personal level. “David and (wife) Jolene became surrogate parents to a significant number of Calvin students…I think they maybe practiced hospitality in a way most of us couldn’t or wouldn’t. For them, I think it was almost a weekly occurrence.” Read more »

National recognition, Spark

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U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, Forbes and the Fiske Guide to Colleges again rank Calvin College among the best colleges and universities in the nation. Read more »

The latest issue of Spark, the magazine for alumni and friends of Calvin, is online. You can read about summer research, an article about the feasibility of football at Calvin (read on for a chance to be part of the dialogue), alumni profiles and more. Read more »

Mapping the trees of campus, ArtPrize

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Did you know that at 305 in number, Norway Spruce is the most common tree on campus? Calvin biology and geographic information systems classes have inventoried every tree at Calvin and made an online map.

ArtPrize, a "radically open competition", is the big news in town this week (and will be until it concludes on October 9). Nine women artists contributed to indefinite boundaries, the ArtPrize exhibition dealing with place, environment and material at Calvin's (106) Gallery. Many students, faculty, staff and alumni have also entered their artwork into ArtPrize.

Homecoming & Family Weekend, Reunions

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Here are just a few highlights for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2011 that's coming up October 21 & 22, 2011. Register and get tickets now »

The Calvin Music Festival brings together all music ensembles in one concert. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit music scholarships. Before the concert, enjoy solo and small chamber works in the recital hall.

The 10-Year, 25-Year, 40-Year and 45-Year class reunions will celebrate during the weekend. Find out what's planned for each class on the reunion pages. The Business and Economics Reunion is also being held over the weekend with many opportunities for alumni and friends of the program.  

Also join us for the Family Weekend Tailgate; be part of the discussion about football at Calvin with Professor Bolt, chair of the kinesiology department and chair of the Football Feasibility Task Force; attend various sporting events; try the climbing wall; or take a tour of campus or town.See all the weekend activity information here.

Calvin and Africa

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For five years Calvin faculty have been pioneering the first bachelor of social work program in Liberia: the first of its kind in a country ravaged by back-to-back civil wars. Read the full story »

Political science professor Amy Patterson talks about researching HIV support groups in Zambia as a Fulbright Scholar. Read the full story »

Events, news

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Here are several alumni and friends events coming up.

Be sure to check out all the recent news from campus found on News & Stories.


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