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Spring 2011


'Impractical' Study Becomes 30-year Career
Larry Herzberg-founder of Calvin's Chinese, Japanese language studies- earns Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching

God's Inclusionists
Enthusiasm, vision propelled special education program into essential department element

No Regrets
Calvin volleyball team wins national crown for the first time in school history

Director's Desk

Rhymes and reasons

On the Knoll

Calvin, Young Life form partnership
Leadership project begins this summer

Genevan scholar donates volumes to library
Gift enhanced John Calvin collection

January Series invites audience to listen, learn, discern
Presenters offer eclectic mix of ideas

Students pitch entrepreneurial ideas- in 90 seconds
Contest bolsters business curriculum

The Wednesday Wars comes to life
Alum returns to direct play based on professor’s book

From the Bookshelf

Alumni Profiles

Banking their Calvin education
Michelle Van Valkenburg Van Dyke ’85 and Mary Tuuk ’86

Crafting a partnership
Ruth Ver Meer Stravers ex’50 and Joy Stravers Tigchelaar ’80

Garbage power
Joel Zylstra ’87

Just 2,000 languages to go
Don Hekman ’68

Learning to be a social entrepreneur
Derrell Jackson ’01

Marathon man encourages healing
Glenn Geelhoed ’64

Psych doc, embedded
Mark Staal ’91

Sailing's in her blood
Amanda Leese '10

Calvin Network

A simple conversation changes a life
Calvin grad’s recommendation brings student to campus

Capella alumni make a joyful sound
Largest affinity reunion ever at Calvin