Table of Contents

Spring 2014


Modern Mapmaker
Geography professor trains his expert eye, and GIS mastery, toward solving ‘real-world problems’

Staying in the Moment
Path to national women’s volleyball title paved with comebacks

The Nagel Institute: Promoting, Partnering, Provoking
The Nagel Institute works to link Christian scholars worldwide

Director's Desk

A new Calvin legacy
Increased scholarships encourage prospective students

On the Knoll

Board approves college’s five-year strategic plan
Document aims to strengthen mission, improve finances

Exchanging diverse ideas
January Series once again encourages, challenges, inspires

Young alums share post-grad experiences via blog
‘The post Calvin’ provides venue for writers to practice their craft

From the Bookshelf

Alumni Profiles

Cultural entrepreneur follows her calling
Kristin Paxton Ekkens ’02

Keeping hospitals healthy
Ebbing Lautenbach ’89

No fear of flying
Bill Katt ’76

Reflection turns to action
Deborah Walker ’05

Singing an inclusive song
Herb Start ’55

The doctor’s doctor
Henry Tazelaar ’78

Calvin Network

Calvin-Hope game brings alumni together
Early-year matchup featured in 77 locations worldwide

Chicago continues to draw Calvin grads
Second annual career fair demonstrates connection

Dialogue on Christian education brings Calvin to Hong Kong
Vice presidents talk with educators, advocates