The Rapidian

Calvin College

The Michigan Truth Tour stops at Calvin College

by (msk23)

Submitted 04-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

What do you believe Michigan needs to do to improve personal prosperity, for all its residents? On Tuesday, April 17, the West Michigan community will have an opportunity to weigh in on this very question. The Michigan Truth Tour is stopping at...

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Calvin College named Tree Campus USA

by (msk23)

Submitted 03-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Calvin College is honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Calvin is one of four institutions in the state of Michigan to receive...

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Creating a community for those affected by rare disease

by (msk23)

Submitted 02-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

One in ten people is affected by a rare disease in some way, explained Rachael Baker, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Calvin College. “Because there are 7,000 different rare diseases, everyone is probably going to know someone, a...

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Catalyst Radio: Interviewing World Affairs Council of Western Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Cindy Kamp speaks with Erica Kubik from the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan's Great Decisions 2018 discussion series at Aquinas College and Calvin College.

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Local painter to host art sale in support of hunger relief

by (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)

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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Love's Labour's Lost

by (emilywetzel)

Submitted 04-19-2016 under

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Plaster Creek becomes classroom for urban, rural middle schoolers

by (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 (msk23)

Submitted 05-11-2015 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...)

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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