The holder of the longest winning streak on Jeopardy! (and current co-host), Ken Jennings, is coming to Grand Rapids' Calvin University this winter.

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Calvin University January Series 2023

Calvin University has announced the 2023 January Series lineup.

It's the 36th year for Calvin's free lecture series, which runs for 15 straight weekdays, January 9 through 27, 2023.

Guests are invited to attend in person at the Covenant Fine Arts Center on Calvin's Campus, watch from a remote location, or watch the presentation on demand online.

Calvin University says of the January Series,

The series aims to cultivate deep thought and conversations about important issues of the day, to inspire cultural renewal and make us better global citizens in God's world. We are thankful to share this special gift with our local, regional, and global community, thanks to our underwriters.

Who is Speaking at Calvin University's January Series 2023?

The January Series 2023 lineup includes:

Ken Jennings 

Ken Jennings - Photo courtesy Calvin University
Ken Jennings - Photo courtesy Calvin University
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  • The winningest Jeopardy! contestant in history and current co-host, Ken Jennings, will be speaking at Calvin University Monday, January 12, starting at 12:30p.m.

Dr. Moogega Cooper 

Dr. Moogega Cooper - Photo courtesy Calvin University
Dr. Moogega Cooper - Photo courtesy Calvin University
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  • NASA Scientist, planetary protection lead of the famed NASA 2020 Mars mission, Dr. Moogega Cooper will be speaking at Calvin University Friday, January 20th, starting at 12:30p.m.

Dr. Kate Bowler

Dr. Kate Bowler - Photo courtesy Calvin University
Dr. Kate Bowler - Photo courtesy Calvin University
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  • A New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and a professor at Duke University, Kate Bowler will be speaking at Calvin University Friday, January 27, starting at 12:30p.m.

You can check out the full lineup here.

Calvin University estimates that between in-person, remote, and on-demand virtual viewing, the January Series reached a record 100,000-plus viewers in 50 states and 52 countries spanning six continents in 2022.

You can watch past January Series presentations here and learn more about how to stream the upcoming 2023 series.

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