Feature Stories - Winter 2004

A Grand Find
The year was 1913. About 3,000 pianos were handcrafted by Steinway and Sons. And one of them recently ended up at Calvin.

Steinway piano
On the Cover

Spark cover

Online Extras:

Petra Exhibit

"Minds in the Making" e-Collection

Shirley Hoogstra

Calvin's Future: Part III
VP Shirley Hoogstra discusses faith development, student programming, responsible freedom...and answers the question, "Do Calvin students have fun?"

Service as a Journey
Carol Vriend Petter '76 speaks to first-year students about "Celebrating Neighborhoods" in a Streetfest chapel service.

Streetfest photo

More Stories
The Best Seat in the House
Endowed chairs allow professors to pursue scholarly interests for department enhancement

Athletes' Leadership Summit
Team leaders focus on gifts, challenges

Summer Missions Grants
Calvin students receive funding to serve

Photo Galleries

Dr. William Spoelhof Birthday Celebration
Calvin celebrates Dr. Spoelhof's 95th birthday

Meijer Heart Center
Calvin alums take an inside look at GR's newest building

Student doing laundry Roving WebCam
Calvin student Abby Leja '05 travels campus each week to take photos of every-day campus life

Class Notes
For privacy reasons, all Class Notes are now posted in KnightVision.

Alumni Profiles
· Judy Karsten Buttery '77
Dennis '58 and Jeni Plooy '57 Hoekstra
· George Lanning '04
· Terri Harris Reed '89
· Heather Saxton ex'94
· Maryanne Vandervelde '60
· Brian Van Drie '99 & Brent Vredevoogd '99

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1,000 Words
Chris Van Allsburg

Ask Anonymous
Musings from Anonymous Bosch

The Catch by William Vande Kopple

Director's Desk
Choosing a College

The 'Almost' Fieldhouse

Letters to the Editor
Readers' thoughts and insights