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A Student Senate President must be ready to wear many hats.
She or he must be the face of Calvin, and work diligently to enact change on our campus. - This year, Edgar Aguilar has taken on that responsibility. Aguilar states, "Leadership for me is a component of service. It is a way to connect to my commumity and engage in processes that generate positive results. At Calvin, I have had the opportunity to develop my leadership through opportunities that entail work and coordination with people different than me. " - Where will you lead next, Knights?
"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 ⬇️
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
Every fall, a new group of Calvin students embark on a semester-long adventure to Honduras, where they study the effects of justice and international development on the city of Tegucigalpa.
Lilly Jeltema, a junior, reflects on her profound experience so far, stating, “Each day in Honduras, we are learning outside of the classroom. We have visited indigenous groups and talked with people about ways we can address injustices in their communities.” These Knights are entrenched in Calvin's motto to think deeply, act justly and live wholeheartedly as Christ's agents of renewal. Where will they serve next?
What's so great about Calvin?
- At Calvin, the faculty are there for students every step of the way. Professors get lunch with students. Job counselors help students succeed in career readiness. And chaplains cheer on sports team, blazing the trail with bright maroon and yellow Calvin flags. - There's a reason why our faculty to student ratio is 13:1. We believe in collaboration, innovation, and one-on-one education. - Meet the Calvin College faculty and staff -> www.calvin.edu/visit
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