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10/24/2018 - 3:08pm - The Grand Awards are given annually to college and community theatre members in the West Michigan area who have demonstrated outstanding skills in the diverse areas of theatre. The 22nd Grand Awards AQ Theatre faculty member, Randy Wyatt, was nominated for Outstanding Direction of a College...Read more
10/01/2018 - 2:53pm - Aquinas College has been ranked among the top 50 Best Colleges in the Midwest , according to the “Best Colleges 2019” rankings released by by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Aquinas College has been ranked #11 Best Value - Regional Universities Midwest . The rating compares colleges...Read more
10/01/2018 - 1:57pm - Aquinas Alumni: ArtPrize Winners and Finalists Chris LaPorte, Grand Prize Winner ArtPrize 2010 Nathan Lareau, Public Vote Final 20, ArtPrize 2014 Chelsea Nix (with Mariano Cortez), Grand Prize Winner ArtPrize 2018 18 (1 of 3).jpg 18 (2 of 3).jpg 18 (3 of 3).jpg >Follow the String Project World...Read more
09/28/2018 - 9:47am - treegroup.jpg Over the course of two years, Aquinas College Geography & Environmental Studies students worked with archived printed tree maps to painstakingly identify as many tree species as possible on the 107-acre wooded campus nestled in Grand Rapids. In all, more than 130 trees were...Read more
09/14/2018 - 1:38pm - The Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College is celebrating its 22nd year by bringing back four prominent, nationally acclaimed writers to campus. The writers, who span multiple genres, will perform live public readings from the Wege Ballroom in addition to working with students to ignite...Read more
09/13/2018 - 2:42pm - Marshall.jpg By Haley Brink '18 Amy (O'Neill) Marshall ‘08 was a first year student when Jeremy Marshall ‘05 was a senior at Aquinas College. They fell in love on campus and were married after Amy graduated. Throughout the last decade, Jeremy and Amy Marshall have built a marriage and family around...Read more
09/13/2018 - 2:31pm - Leadership.jpg By Sandra Mitchell '91 While attending his daughter’s volleyball tournament on campus, Gregory Richardson spotted an advertisement for the College’s Master of Management (MM) program. The program celebrates 40 years in 2018, and it has evolved greatly in that time. Richardson is a...Read more
09/13/2018 - 2:14pm - AQ ATHLETIC BAND DEBUTS THIS FALL The AQ Athletic Band debuts in the fall of 2018 and will be led by Ted Craig, director of athletic bands. Come to campus to see the band perform at various Saints basketball, volleyball, soccer and hockey games, as well as other select athletic and campus events...Read more
09/13/2018 - 2:02pm - Bee.jpg by Sandra Mitchell '91 Paul Bee ‘06 is lit with a competitive spirit. Bee has loved being part of a team since boyhood, playing sports in his hometown of Mattawan in Southwest Michigan. He carried on with athletics in high school and at Aquinas, where he played basketball and ran track...Read more
09/13/2018 - 11:44am - BRIANA ASMUS, PH.D. (Education) presented "How can we strengthen both our voices to speak out against inequity and our vision for what's possible in more just educational spaces?" on a panel of the CEE Social Justice Commission Roundtables at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference...Read more
09/13/2018 - 11:21am - By Kelli Gimore Aquinas professors Jennifer Hess, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and Rob Peters, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, are well aware of the antibiotic crisis happening around the world. Which is why, when Dr. Hess heard about the Small World Initiative (SWI) — an innovate...Read more
09/13/2018 - 10:37am - irishdance_cropped.jpg New Irish Dance Club to Debut this Fall Aquinas College has embraced Irish culture since the early ‘70s. As the only college in Michigan to offer an Irish Studies minor, Aquinas’ interdisciplinary program offers a comprehensive understanding of Irish culture in both...Read more
09/13/2018 - 10:21am - quinn.jpg It is hard to believe that Terry and I have been Saints for a full year. It’s been quite a year, including the opening of Aquinas College's brand new chapel, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, and the start of our ongoing science expansion and renovation project. There is not a day that passes that...Read more
07/02/2018 - 10:53am - The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI) announced a "Pathways to Careers in Health Care" initiative to engage with area colleges and universities through a $400,000 planning grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek. Shannon Wilson, executive director of GRAAHI,...Read more
06/28/2018 - 11:01am - GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – This fall, the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College will celebrate its 22nd year by bringing back four prominent, nationally acclaimed writers to campus. The writers, who span multiple genres, will perform live public readings from the Wege Ballroom in addition to...Read more
06/14/2018 - 10:32am - CAEP-Accredited-Shield-2017-4C[1].png The School of Education at Aquinas College is now 1 of 147 providers in the U.S. meeting new, rigorous CAEP national accreditation standards to better prepare tomorrow’s teachers The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) recently...Read more
06/12/2018 - 4:08pm - 59647_17ea39a03f30ecf.jpg Aquinas College alumnus, associate professor of art and 2010 ArtPrize winner, Chris LaPorte, will lecture and preview ArtPrize: The Michigan Connection exhibit at Midland Center for the Arts on Friday, June 29, 2018, from 7 pm to 9 pm. LaPorte will speak about his art, his...Read more
05/21/2018 - 9:34am - Linda Hagan .jpg Aquinas College is pleased to announce that Dr. Linda Hagan has been named professor and chairperson of the Department of Business and will join the college for the 2018-19 academic year beginning in August. Dr. Hagan is currently a professor in the Department of Marketing at Walsh...Read more
05/11/2018 - 9:44am - Mayerlyn.jpg Mayerlyn Benscome didn’t need another challenge in her life. Life for the working mother of three young children was already an uphill climb, considering the Dominican Republic native does not speak English as her native language and she’s legally blind. So when she was making the...Read more
05/01/2018 - 1:20pm - Results of the 2017 Aquinas College First Destination Survey show that 95 percent of 2016-17 graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. The survey, which follows the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) standards and protocol, was taken by Career...Read more