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  • Calvin University
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  • Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402
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  • Telephone: (616) 526-8500
  • Email: spark@calvin.edu

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Calvin Spark is the triannual magazine of the Calvin Alumni Association 500 Internal Server Error

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First published in the spring of 1954, Spark continues the legacy of alumni communication begun with the initiation of the “Alumni Letter” in 1925. It is published three times a year: Spring, Fall, and Winter.

All alumni can write to the magazine to send news updates, feedback or make content suggestions to spark@calvin.edu.


  • Encourage engagement of alumni and friends with Calvin University, building in each an identity as full members of the Calvin community
  • Communicate Calvin news and initiatives
  • Facilitate communication between alumni and the university and between alums themselves
  • Encourage action (support and service) on behalf of Calvin
  • Encourage participation in local and national alumni events, as well as other forms of interaction
  • Address the full spectrum of alumni interests (generations, culture, geography, etc.)
  • Be a continuing education source to readers, reflecting a distinctive Reformed perspective
  • Draw an increasingly wider national audience to Calvin as a center of Christian thought
  • Indicate Calvin’s faithfulness to its mission and purpose
  • Present messages effectively through thought-provoking content and attractive design


  • Lynn Rosendale
  • Rick Treur
  • Matt Kucinski
  • Amanda Impens