Wednesday, February 27, 2013
It's February and it's cold—no better excuse needed to get together for a warm cup of coffee or a drink after work. Join other alumni, friends and Washington D.C. Semester Program students for a time to network and connect. We'll be at Paolo's Ristorante (1303 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington D.C.; map) on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. Come and go as you please; everyone covers his/her own bill.
Also, please consider supporting the DC Alumni Network Scholarship Fund, which helps lower tuition for a student from our area. This current school year, we were able to award money to Marc Poole II (Potomac Senior High School) and Caleb Meindertsma (Trinity Christian School). To give to our scholarship fund, click on the button.
We hope to see you there!
Sarah Berg & Jonathan Hirte, representing the Washington D.C. alumni network
Other area events
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Stephen Monsma '58, research fellow at Calvin's Paul Henry Institute, will be in D.C. on Wednesday, February 20, sitting on a panel with other leading Christian college professors to discuss "Evangelical approaches to domestic policy questions." Sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and Hope College, the panel is part of a full day of programming that highlights recent findings about how values inform evangelical participation in policy debates. Find more information here.
Dr. Randal Jelks, a former Calvin history professor who now teaches at The University of Kansas, will give a presentation at the Busboys and Poets store at 14th and V in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 8 p.m. His talk will be on his new book Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography--a work that chronicles the life of the man Martin Luther King Jr. called his "spiritual and intellectual father." You can get more information on the talk here.
Dr. Jelks has been named the 2013 Faith and Learning Award recipient and will be honored on Calvin's campus at the annual Ambassadors Luncheon on Saturday, February 16, 2013.
April 11, 2012 | Networking event
September 8-10, 2011 | Interfaith Conference
Georgetown University and Calvin, with the support of the John Templeton Foundation, hosted an interfaith conference on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary. Calvin philosophy professor Kelly James Clark and Nagel Institute director Joel Carpenter were involved in the planning. Clark's work and book on the subject of interfaith dialogue has been profiled by Calvin.
- Thursday, September 8: A lecture by Nicholas Wolterstorff '53 on "The Wounds of God"
- Friday, September 9: Three panels, each dedicated to a different tradition's approach to liberty and tolerance-along with two further lectures by Nurit Peled-Elhanan and Hedieh Mirahmadi
- Saturday, September 10: An interfaith dinner and dialogue
August 11, 2011 | Art Gallery Opening and Talk
Art professor Jennifer Steensma Hoag met us at the Corcoran Gallery of Art for the opening of Transient in Gallery 31. (Gallery 31 is the Corcoran’s exhibition space for the Corcoran College of Art + Design.) Professor Hoag has a video art piece, featuring her daughter, in the exhibit. She talked about that piece and about video as an art form.
In this photo (left to right): Sarah Berg '06, Rob
Rooy '70 (Distinguished Alumni), Professor Jennifer Steensma Hoag '86, Pam Johnson '07.
According to Sarah Berg '06, "It was lovely to meet Prof. Steensma Hoag and see her work. What a great way to see the fruits of Calvin's talent and expertise on display! She should be very proud. The reception was very busy...we had a nice time with alumni. Afterward we went to Old Ebbit Grill for some crab cakes!"