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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
students in a bio lab
11/17/2016 - 11:14am - The Aquinas College Biology Department has been selected to join the Small World Initiative (SWI), a Yale-University-based non-profit organization that aims to teach students scientific methods while simultaneously crowdsourcing the discovery of novel antibiotics. This selection will provide...Read more
10/31/2016 - 9:24am - GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Aquinas College is hosting Georgetown University’s Dr. Marcia Chatelain for two anti-racism events on Thursday, November 3. Chatelain has gained national attention for her recent work with Georgetown’s Working Group on Slavery, Memory and Reconciliation and for her project #...Read more
Sister Damien by plants
10/25/2016 - 2:53pm - AQ’s new Dean of Science and Sustainability, Sister Damien Marie Savino, F.S.E., Ph.D., took a break from unpacking boxes to chat with Aquinas Magazine’s Lauren Fay Carlson ‘12 about her passions, her new position and the beauty of the natural world. YOU HAVE QUITE A RESUME IN DIVERSE ACADEMIC...Read more
man sitting in chair
10/21/2016 - 4:12pm - By: Miranda Burel ‘17 Big change happens with big ambition. AQ alumnus, John DeAngelis ‘13, is no stranger to working hard and trying to dramatically change America’s energy landscape. He got one step closer when he recently headed a 12-year power purchase agreement between Steelcase and Apex Clean...Read more
librarian standing in a library by books
10/19/2016 - 4:01pm - By: Miranda Burel, '17 Aquinas has a long history of employing student workers. While in these positions, students gain a plethora of skills for their futures, no matter what their aspirations. Sometimes, though, these on-campus jobs are more than just jobs and instead become the first steps into a...Read more