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Calvin College

Local painter to host art sale in support of hunger relief

by Feeding America West Michigan (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Artist Chris Stoffel Overvoorde is hosting a three-day sale of his work to support local hunger relief, March 30-April 1. A third of the sale’s proceeds will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan. This sale, hosted at his home and studio...

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Rain gardens continue to flourish, transform Plaster Creek area

by Calvin College (Calvin College)

Submitted 01-24-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

It is the summer of 2014, and rain has begun to fall on a hot July afternoon in West Michigan. One droplet lands on a rooftop in the Alger Heights neighborhood, running down the sloped roof into the gutter and through the downspout onto the driveway...

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Plaster Creek becomes classroom for urban, rural middle schoolers

by Calvin College (Calvin College)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

What do a bunch of urban teenagers and country kids have in common besides braces, tests and parents telling them to look up from their screens? Well, they also share a common watershed. Over the last two semesters two schools have partnered to...

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Calvin College hosts medical mission symposium

by Calvin College (msk23)

Submitted 05-10-2015 under NONPROFITS

Providing opportunities to combine service and academics is one of Larry Gerbens’ greatest passions as a pre-health adviser at Calvin College and liaison to the health community. This passion has been one of his main motivators in organizing...

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Local landscape painter Overvoorde to host art sale for hunger relief

by Feeding America West Michigan (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

Chris Stoffel Overvoorde spends a lot of time thinking about the elemental things, about the sky, the land and the wind. “To stand or sit in a landscape is an experience we cannot always express in words,” Overvoorde writes in one of his...

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Chris Stoffel Overvoorde Benefit Art Sale

by Feeding America West Michigan (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-10-2015 under

On April 24 and 25, local painter Chris Stoffel Overvoorde will hold an art sale to benefit Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. One third of all sales will be donated to the organization. Overvoorde’s drawings, watercolors, and oil...

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Chris Stoffel Overvoorde Benefit Art Sale

by Feeding America West Michigan (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-10-2015 under

On April 24 and 25, local painter Chris Stoffel Overvoorde will hold an art sale to benefit Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. One third of all sales will be donated to the organization. Overvoorde’s drawings, watercolors, and oil...

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Calvin profs at forefront of national conversation on defining economic success

by Calvin College (msk23)

Submitted 02-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Calvin professors Matt Heun (engineering) and Becky Haney (economics) and Clemson professor Michael Carbajales-Dale (environmental engineering and earth sciences) are at the forefront of a national conversation about how the success of a nation...

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Disability 101 (Part 1): Disability as dialogue

by Chris Smit (DisArt)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by: Christopher R. Smit PhD, Director of DisArt Festival, Director of the Arts & Access Initiative for Kendall College of Art & Design and Associate Professor of Media Studies, Calvin College   Organizing and producing any...

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