Aquinas College

  • Justine Kane OP Awarded Tenure at Aquinas College

    Justine Kane OP Awarded Tenure at Aquinas College

    March 31, 2021

    We congratulate Sr. Justine Kane, OP, Ph.D, who was recently awarded tenure by the Board of Trustees at Aquinas College! Tenure is granted by academic institutions only after a candidate demonstrates excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession and the institution. Tenure is a permanent post within the College, and it recognizes the […]

  • Lent Reflection: Hunger, Worry, Salt, and Light

    Lent Reflection: Hunger, Worry, Salt, and Light

    February 26, 2021

    When was the last time you worried about how you were going to get your next meal? I know many of us who have lunch here on a regular basis ask “What are we having for lunch today?” Or, in my family, when we have been on vacation together, as we finish breakfast someone asks, […]

  • Food Pantry Collection for St. Alphonsus and St. Joseph the Worker March 8-12, 2021

    Food Pantry Collection for St. Alphonsus and St. Joseph the Worker March 8-12, 2021

    February 17, 2021

    Focusing on Food Insecurity and Hunger in West Michigan Catholic Sisters Week honors vowed women who care for the sick and in need; who educate and mentor children; who are concerned for the environment and all of creation; who advocate for the most vulnerable and act against injustices; who stand with those affected by poverty, […]

  • “Somewhere in the West” — An Archives Story Map Project

    “Somewhere in the West” — An Archives Story Map Project

    January 29, 2021

    The Archives Department is excited to share our Story Map entitled “Somewhere in the West: The Historical Geography of the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters” focusing on our Michigan pioneer predecessors. Story Maps are produced through an online application that combines text and images, and can include maps and other elements, to tell stories in a […]

  • Aquinas College Establishes Sr. Aquinas Weber Endowment Scholarship

    Aquinas College Establishes Sr. Aquinas Weber Endowment Scholarship

    December 15, 2020

    In December, Aquinas College honored Sr. Aquinas Weber (’58) when it announced an endowment scholarship in her name. The Sr. Aquinas Weber Endowment Scholarship has – so far – raised more than one million dollars from alumni and friends, and is the largest of its kind at Aquinas. College President, Kevin Quinn, and Gina Covert, […]

  • Ardeth Platte, OP, Will Be Remembered as a Prophet of Peace

    Ardeth Platte, OP, Will Be Remembered as a Prophet of Peace

    September 30, 2020

    For Immediate Release GRAND RAPIDS, MI – September 30, 2020 – Ardeth Platte, OP: justice preacher, peace seeker, teacher, compassionate neighbor and friend stood with people on the margins—God’s people—and helped to lift up their cries again and again, each and every day. As the sun rose this morning, we discovered that God called home […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Jean Paul Tilmann, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Jean Paul Tilmann, OP

    October 4, 2019

    The vibrancy of the Eastown Neighborhood today would certainly please this visionary Sister if she were to stroll through the residential areas and along Lake Drive bustling with restaurants, shops, and healthy lifestyle centers. While at Aquinas College, Jean Paul Tilmann, OP, saw an opportunity to improve the lives of the citizens living in proximity […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Ann Mason, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Ann Mason, OP

    August 30, 2019

    Growing up on a farm, Sister Ann Mason learned to love and care for the Earth, especially by reducing and reusing materials. “We didn’t call it recycling; you just reused everything.” It’s no surprise that this consciousness for stewarding Earth’s resources remains engrained in many aspects of Sister Ann’s daily life. She actively cared for […]

  • Aquinas College Project Unite: Love Where You Live

    Aquinas College Project Unite: Love Where You Live

    August 19, 2019

    AQ Project Unite: Love Where You Live Student Leadership & Engagement and Aquinas Campus Ministry present this annual Aquinas College Tradition! Project Unite: Love Where You Live is based on the Dominican pillars of service and community. During Project Unite new students, orientation leaders, faculty and staff provide assistance to various local organizations. Thank you […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Justine Kane, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Justine Kane, OP

    August 16, 2019

    Saints are moving into Aquinas College this weekend! With hearts of hope, the Dominican Sisters welcome each and every new and returning student with our blessings for a fruitful year. Each year, professor Justine Kane, OP looks forward to seeing familiar faces: her colleagues and her students. “I’m inspired by their new and renewed enthusiasm for […]