Calvin University Chimes

Josh Parks
Josh Parks is the Editor-in-Chief of Chimes this year after rising through the ranks as a copy editor, religion editor and then print editor. He’s a junior from Holland, MI, studying violin performance and English literature, and he splits his time approximately equally between the Commons Annex basement and the CFAC practice room hallway. He also takes credit for the ancient Roman climate joke in Maddie’s bio two spots over. Josh eagerly awaits every chance to throw a Tolkien reference, Disney song or Princess Bride quote into a conversation (or maybe even an article). While his fascination with things like faculty senate and administrative committees may seem rather unusual, he’s excited to keep students informed about the goings-on at Calvin for another year.

Josh Parks, Editor-in-Chief

May 04, 2018
Editorial: The imperfect can be good (Story)
May 03, 2018
Q&A: Jonathan Merritt talks religion journalism (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
Editorial: Why men should take gender studies classes (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
Revised vision statement reflects community feedback (Story)
Mar 01, 2018
Students approve of draft vision statement (Story)
Feb 15, 2018
Draft statement envisions Calvin as university (Story)
Feb 02, 2018
Editorial: Changes at Chimes (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
Editorial: Living in the grand pause (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
Calvin in 2029: College or university? (Story)
Nov 10, 2017
Panel discussion opens visioning process to public (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
Editorial: remembering why (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
CCCU commends new birth control exemption (Story)
Sep 29, 2017
Editorial: cynicism and hope (Story)
Sep 29, 2017
Higher retention balances smaller incoming class (Story)
Sep 15, 2017
Editorial: new website (Story)
Jun 03, 2017
Calvin ends school year with staff cuts (Story)
May 05, 2017
Calvin’s use of adjuncts increasing, still below average (Story)
May 05, 2017
Alvin Plantinga Q&A (Story)
May 05, 2017
Editorial: many thank-yous (Story)
Apr 28, 2017
B.S./B.S.C. core exemption proposal fails (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
Editorial: Grasp your God-given necessities (Story)
Mar 10, 2017
History department expands core offerings (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
Editorial: Give student senate things to say (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
New program pays students to prepare for careers (Story)
Feb 24, 2017
Declining enrollment prompts retirement incentive (Story)
Feb 03, 2017
Broene expands offerings in response to high demand (Story)
Jan 29, 2017
Calvin community members react to alumni letter, support DeVos (Story)
Jan 23, 2017
Calvin alumni oppose DeVos by the hundreds (Story)
Jan 20, 2017
January Series (1/19): Taylor Davis (Story)
Jan 13, 2017
Editorial: Hope in the dead of winter (Story)
Jan 13, 2017
Committees identify next steps for art at Calvin (Story)
Jan 11, 2017
January Series (1/11): Gary Haugen (Story)
Dec 08, 2016
CRC leaders wrestle with same-sex marriage: a look at Synod 2016 (Story)
Dec 02, 2016
Calvin professor appears on conservative watchlist (Story)
Nov 18, 2016
Worship leader brings new psalms to congregations (Story)
Nov 10, 2016
Editorial: Give space to lament (Story)
Nov 08, 2016
Trump and Clinton make final fight for West Michigan (Story)
Oct 22, 2016
Feelings on Trump mixed among Calvin Republicans, choose not to endorse (Story)
Oct 15, 2016
Lowest enrollment in decades (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
Notes at Noon showcases musical collaboration (Story)
Oct 02, 2016
Editorial: The power of religious difference (Story)
Sep 30, 2016
Calvin alumna donates life-saving kidney (Story)
Sep 16, 2016
Administration racing to re-invigorate the arts (Story)
Sep 09, 2016
Editorial: On Convocation and the arts (Story)
May 07, 2016
Faculty Assembly fails to pass core model by four votes (Story)
Apr 29, 2016
Faculty senate approves new core curriculum proposal (Story)
Apr 24, 2016
NY Phil choral conductor in residence at Calvin (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
Festival speakers warn of the dangers of certainty (Story)
Apr 03, 2016
Calvin creates Center for Faith and Writing after generous donation (Story)
Mar 03, 2016
Student senate votes to operate outside constitution (Story)
Feb 26, 2016
Calvin censors Islam-themed piece at classical concert (Story)
Feb 14, 2016
Sanders clear candidate for Calvin students (Story)
Feb 13, 2016
On cynicism and magic (Story)
Dec 13, 2015
Don’t collapse the arts (Story)
Dec 03, 2015
Calvin implements college-wide effort to increase student retention (Story)
Oct 25, 2015
Grand Rapids Symphony searches for conductor (Story)
Sep 30, 2015
Enrollment steady, admissions begins new initiatives (Story)
Sep 26, 2015
How to respond in an active shooter situation (Story)
Sep 14, 2015
Art, music, history faculty take voluntary buyouts (Story)
May 14, 2015
Q&A with Nate Bradford, co-associate chaplain for residence life (Story)
May 14, 2015
Cuban communist leader thanks pope for his role in Cuba-US negotiations (Story)
May 07, 2015
Opinion: Faculty buyouts could threaten Calvin’s liberal arts focus (Story)
May 07, 2015
Synod 2015 to include overture against East Grand Rapids churches (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Q&A: Music professor and conductor John Varineau (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
Sociology professor to study science/religion divide at Oxford (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
Prayer labyrinth provides space for meditation, prayer during Holy Week (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
Tales and legends of St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Taize chapels offer rest and reflection (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
What is Coptic Christianity? (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
CRC opposes Canadian Supreme Court ‘right to die’ decision (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Ash Wednesday chapel a reminder of Lent’s purpose (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Chaplain reflects on interim trip to Kenya and Uganda (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Salaam conference seeks understanding of Islam for Christians (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Six-week campus Bible study focuses on “Sabbath” (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Applications for next year’s Worship Apprentice team open now (Story)
Jan 22, 2015
Tradition of Developing a Christian Mind continues (Story)
Jan 15, 2015
Chapel series seeks faith-filled ways to approach big issues (Story)