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Olivia singing while looking at a music folder
03/09/2017 - 4:53pm - “Qui bene cantat bis orat” - St. Augustine By: Lauren Fay Carlson '12 "I'm in almost every choir," said Olivia Vargas '18. A third-year student and liturgical music major, Vargas is the only student in the program who utilizes her voice as her primary instrument. Passionate about exploring her...Read more
woman in hockey uniform sitting on ice by an easel
03/09/2017 - 4:50pm - By: Doug Seites '10 Athletics and the arts are worlds that don’t often collide in college. Or at least, that is a common belief. But this isn’t the case at Aquinas College, where many student-athletes work hard to find the time to balance time on the field or court with time in the studio or...Read more
woman sitting inside of a shop by window looking out onto street
03/09/2017 - 4:46pm - By: Dan Truel '09 Callie Cherry ‘16 understands why the starving artist stereotype persists. That doesn’t mean she accepts it. “I was working as the assistant curator for ArtPrize at Cathedral Square and I was seeing adult artists struggling. I was seeing the [art] students I was in contact with...Read more
woman talking to students
03/09/2017 - 4:42pm - By: Patricia Schlutt '16 Anne-Marie Oomen is a poet, playwright, memoirist and fiction writer, who has published books including “Love, Sex, and 4-H,” “Pulling Down the Barn” and “Uncoded Woman.” A visiting author in the Contemporary Writers Series, Oomen hosted a reading and “craft talk” as part...Read more
03/09/2017 - 4:38pm - By: Patricia Schlutt '16 In spring 2017, the 29th edition of the Sampler will appear on bookshelves, desks in the library, The Moose Cafe’ and tables in the Academic Building. The publication is Aquinas College’s way to celebrate outstanding student art and writing. Lambda Iota Tau, the former...Read more
a sister teaching young children about art
03/09/2017 - 4:33pm - In a classroom where vocabulary words are found on virtually every wall and surface, the words that come to mind when observing Sister Lucia Zapata’s ‘73 art class at St. Anthony Padua Catholic School are: ingenuity, diligence, curiosity and excitement. This Aquinas Saint earned her bachelor of...Read more
Music for the Soul - child holding drumstick
03/09/2017 - 4:30pm - By: Mary Webster '17 On November 12, 2016, the 7th annual Music for the Soul concert was performed by the Aquinas Music Department with help from certified music therapists. The evening's performance was attended by parents of differently-abled children, staff from the Diocese of Grand Rapids and...Read more
Theatre for Social Change
03/09/2017 - 4:24pm - By: Sandra Erskine Mitchell '91 New to Aquinas' Fine Arts Program this spring is a new major, Theatre for Social Change. This makes Aquinas one of only a few colleges in the region to offer this unique major. The Theatre for Social Change curriculum is intended to help graduates discover and bridge...Read more
Taylor Dorceta
02/24/2017 - 9:44am - Grand Rapids, Michigan - February 28, 2017 - The Wege Foundation will host the 21st Wege Speaker Series on Thursday, April 13 at 4pm at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. This year’s speaker is Dorceta E. Taylor, Ph.D., director of diversity, equity & inclusion at the University of...Read more
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom
02/14/2017 - 3:28pm - The Aquinas College Foundation is excited to announce that Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel, scheduled to open in fall 2017, has surpassed its fundraising goal of $4 million. In the College’s 129-year history, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom is the first building to be constructed specifically as a chapel on...Read more
sister talking to people with a microphone
02/02/2017 - 2:19pm - On Sunday, January 29, the Dominican Sisters Grand Rapids hosted more than 20 Aquinas Student Ambassadors for Mass and lunch at the Dominican Center. It’s a way that the students can learn more about the history of their college from the perspective of the women who founded it. The Sisters from the...Read more
professor talking to student
01/20/2017 - 9:49am - Nathan Schall Dual Major: Community Leadership & Geography Internship: Catholic Charities West Michigan "Grand Rapids turned out to be an amazing community," said Nathan Schall '16. A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., Schall was eager to dive into the welcoming community he experienced during his...Read more
two people sitting at a desk
01/20/2017 - 9:34am - Megan Donovan Dual Major: Business Administration and Communication Internship: Mill Steel "It was all brand new," said Megan Donovan, '16, of her internship in the manufacturing environment of Mill Steel, a plant that distributes and processes flat-rolled steel products. This dual major in...Read more
woman in pink blazer
12/22/2016 - 10:38am - Lakeland Health recently named Melinda Gruber, Ph.D., '91, as Vice President of Continued Care Services. Dr. Gruber will oversee operations at Caring Circle as well as Lakeland at Home services. Gruber graduated from Aquinas College with a business administration degree and went on to earn a master...Read more
fisheye picture of a pine tree
12/16/2016 - 2:14pm - Warmest Christmas Greetings, As the snow continues to fall over our beautiful campus we look forward to a break from our normal day to day activities. This presents an opportunity to celebrate, reflect, and look forward to a new year. In our Northern Hemisphere we will experience the shortest,...Read more
"Aquinas College" sign with snow
12/12/2016 - 4:13pm - Starting on January 1, 2017, Aquinas College will be changing its mailing address, which is currently 1607 Robinson Road SE. We will now be directing our visitors to the newly remodeled main entrance of the college on Fulton Street which includes a sculpture of St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron saint...Read more
STudent Athletes
12/12/2016 - 10:44am - By: Mary Webster '17 Student athletes at every institution have a fast-paced, challenging experience, and AQ athletes are no exception. Being involved with the athletic program on a collegiate level can be physically, mentally and emotionally tiring, but balancing it alongside a full-load of...Read more
Mohler-Thompson Scholarship
12/09/2016 - 9:30am - By: Johnathan Sainz '16 This year marks the ten year anniversary of the Mohler-Thompson Summer Research Scholarship, a grant that empowers student-faculty collaborations for undergraduate research over the summer months. In 2007, Aquinas College was endowed with funding for student and faculty...Read more
Dr. Chesley
11/28/2016 - 4:24pm - Dr. Brent Chesley (1956-2016), professor of English at Aquinas College, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 22 as a result of the lymphoma that he had been battling since August. Dr. Chesley joined the faculty of Aquinas College in 1987 and taught 17th- and 18th-Century British Literature,...Read more
Man in lab
11/28/2016 - 11:10am - By: Johnathan Sainz '16 Andrew Demshuk '02 Andrew Demshuk majored in history and chaired the history club during his time at Aquinas. After obtaining his B.A., Demshuk immediately began work on his master's degree at Marquette University, before pursuing his doctoral program at the University of...Read more

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