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Each year, six to eight students are chosen as worship apprentices (WA's), and step into this important role of campus-wide leadership.
- These students help plan chapel and LOFT services, infusing drama, visual arts, and eclectic music genres to appeal to a wide range of worship styles. - “Being a WA has been a challenge because people look to you for answers that you don't necessarily have because you're a student too. I have no more experience than anyone else in most cases. But being a part of the program has been enlightening -- it's helping me learn more about myself and my faith, about leading, and about worship. " -Emily Myers
"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.
For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. " - 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 🕊 Each year, UnLearn 365 Week encourages Calvin students to learn about the expansive diversity within the body of Christ. It is a time to re-evaluate our attitudes and actions toward others, and increase our knowledge about different cultures, races, and walks of life. This year's UnLearn 365 Week has come and gone, but we are grateful for all the growth. Comment on something you learned last week below ⬇️
Who said college took place inside a classroom?
At Calvin, students travel across the globe and learn from a variety of other cultures. - Haley Parks is a sophomore currently studying in Budapest. Reflecting on her experience, she writes, "walking down the street and looking up at all the old beautiful buildings, you realize just how much they have to say, too. As we learn more and more about the rich history of where Budapest has been, I can only grow in appreciation for all that this beautiful city has to offer.
For Dr. Adejoke Ayoola, a professor of nursing at Calvin, her research is inextricably linked to her students and their careers.
- “I see my research [in women's reproductive health] as an opportunity to give voice to some of these women in the community. I’ve seen that that has really helped a lot of my students. They’ve related one on one with the women; they’ve seen part of their struggles. We find that some of the students come back with a totally different worldview.” - At Calvin, professors like Dr. Adejoke Ayoola are constantly stretching and growing their students to new levels of understanding. Schedule a visit to meet Dr. Ayoola and other
Leading a Dance Guild group is no easy task.
It requires a deep understanding of dance techniques, communication skills, and time. And yet, each semester, committed Calvin students step up to the plate to lead acts, driven by passion for movement and a love of dance. - “I’ve done Dance Guild every semester and have seen how it brings people together and puts a smile on everyone’s face. This semester, I wanted to be in a leading position because I want to express my creativity through dance and see how an idea in my head comes to life on stage. " -Carly Brooks, co-leader for guild-level Hip-hop
To celebrate National #STEMDay, here are 5 fun facts about Calvin's STEM program!
1️⃣ Calvin has over 25+ STEM-related majors. 2️⃣ Calvin's Biology department offers a special research program to first year students, working with Phage research. 3️⃣Opportunities like FYRES research takes students to Lake Michigan to study the Lake Michigan dunes. 4️⃣Engineering students can complete a Sustainability designation which certifies them for sustainable design. 5️⃣All STEM courses are taught through a Christian lens, preparing students with ways to integrate faith and science into their career. Happy National #STEMDay, Calvin Knights🔬
It's time for another Calvin competition 🎉
- Every summer, Calvin Admissions spends countless hours hand pairing roommates together based on interests, sleep schedules, cleanliness preferences, and more. These hours pay off and oftentimes result in lifelong friendships and lasting roommate pairs. - We want to hear from YOU! Either tag or message us a photo with your roommate along with a quote for the chance to win a $20 Amazon card and get featured on Calvin's Instagram. The deadline to enter is November 15th. - Tag a roommate pair who should enter in the comments below 👇
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