Table of Contents

Spring 2012


All That Jazz
An ambassador for jazz and a famous uncle bring faith and music together

Beyond Brushstrokes
Calvin's painting program imbues a rich palette of skills against backdrop of faith

Chem History
Larry Louters—biochem professor and occasional rock star— earns Calvin’s top teaching honor

Immersion into India
Students learn how business can be a ministry in India. Watch exclusive video!

Director's Desk

A surprising president-elect
Michael K. Le Roy to become 10th president of Calvin College

On the Knoll

Board appoints Michael Le Roy president
Synod approval necessary

Go-Gurt generation challenged by local food questions
Interim class studies lifestyle choices

January Series presents timely, topical ideas
Talks include psychology of technology, local food systems, urban school reform

Men’s soccer makes late-season run
Knights claim national runner-up title

From the Bookshelf

Alumni Profiles

Being the who at the heart of transformation
Ted Christians '96

Building her dream
Sharon Vredeveld Newton '81

Denied class leads to fulfilling career
Vern Wedeven '64

Finding children a permanent home
Ma Shonn Sullivan '94

One great leap
Dane Vanden Berg ’00

Still teaching at 99
Bern Koops '34

Teaching the takeaways from "Moneyball"
Jim Terborg '70

Calvin Network

Alumni Choir celebrates 35 years of choral excellence
From a small beginning, large musical results