History professor chairs MASAL panel
Calvin history professor Eric Washington was recently named the 2013–14 chair of the History Panel of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters (MASAL). The MASAL, founded in 1894, is a collection of professors, teaching scholars, graduate and undergraduate students from within and outside of Michigan. In his new role with the academy, Washington will help to plan the organization's annual conference, and he encourages undergrads interested in history to apply to attend. "My doors are open to anyone who needs sponsorship," he said. Washington is also a member of the Association of American Historians and the The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora.Posted: April 25, 2013
Professor featured in city anthology
All are welcome at an upcoming book launch for Song of the Owashtanong: Grand Rapids Poetry in the 21st Century. The book features 16 poets, including English professor Lew Klatt.
The book launch will be held on Friday, April 5, 7-9 p.m., at the Ryerson Auditorium, Grand Rapids Public Library. There will be readings and a lecture by ML Liebler, the publisher of the anthology, as well as book sales and a signing.Posted: April 02, 2013
Philosophy is now three majors
Spurred by the success of the new three-track English major, the Calvin philosophy department has created its own triple track. Beginning in the fall of 2013, students can major in logic, ethics and culinary arts. “The third track is something the college really wanted to do,” said philosophy professor Matt Halteman, “but it’s really turned out to be the icing on the cake.”
Note: April Fools.Posted: April 01, 2013