Students in the news
Nana Owusu-Achau is mid-way through a historic first semester as student body president, having first heard about Calvin while working as a college counselor at the American Embassy in his hometown of Accra, Ghana.
Students are helping with homework and hanging out with kids at Cook Library Center.
This summer nearly 90 science students researched everything from the human eye to herring gulls. And a senior accounting major held a summer internship at a company that aims to put private citizens in space.
History professor Daniel Bays has written the first comprehensive history of Christianity in China since the most authoritative book on the subject was authored in 1929. Christianity made it to China a lot earlier than people once believed, said Bays.
Classics professor Umit Singh Dhuga adapted the classic Greek play Antigone and Michael Page, theater professor, is directing it.
Recent sports headlines:
- Retiring Calvin/Hope presidents featured in NCAA magazine
- 2011-12 women’s basketball preview
- 2011-12 men’s basketball preview
- Men’s cross country captures 25th straight MIAA title/women’s places 2nd
- Women’s soccer defeats Hope 3-2, remains alive for MIAA tournament
- Men’s soccer clipped by Olivet 1-0
- Volleyball completes perfect MIAA season, hosts Trine in tournament
- Volleyball earns MIAA title, top seed for MIAA Tournament with win at Hope
- Men’s swimming & diving competes against Grand Valley State
- Women’s swimming & diving competes against Grand Valley State
Are you familiar with the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship (CICW)? Here is a trio of new resources from the CICW that might be of interest.
The Festival of Faith and Writing (FFW), April 19-21, 2012, is a celebration of religious writing and Calvin brings together the different constituencies of this writing—authors, publishers, readers, and academics—for conversation. Past presenters at FFW have included John Updike, Katherine Paterson, Elie Wiesel, Maya Angelou, Frederick Buechner, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Yancey, Salman Rushdie, Annie Dillard, and many others. Online registration is now open for $175 if you sign up before February 15, 2012.
Click for more information about scholarships (for recent alumni and students) and group discounts. Tell your friends and see you in April!
Alumni and friends notes
The Center Art Gallery is hosting a juried painting exhibition for alumni artists. Submissions are due December 1.
Have you heard about the Beat Hope Challenge yet?
Photos from Homecoming/Family Weekend are available in the Roving WebCam gallery (from student photographers) and the Alumni gallery (with class reunion photos).
Here are several alumni and friends events coming up. All are invited--encouraged---to join us!
- Photography event/social with Professor Steensma Hoag: November 4 & 5, 2011
- Alumni Law Professionals: November 10, 2011
- River City Improv in Southwest Michigan: November 12, 2011
- Alumni Choir in Fremont, Michigan: November 13, 2011
As always, there are many fascinating stories and links found on News & Stories. Thank you for reading Calvin-Wire.