Current Issue: June 15, 2009 -- Vol. 9, No. 12
Fine Arts Center face-lift
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) is ready to get its first major face-lift since its construction in 1966. For students, it’s the place to attend concerts, plays and lectures. For many in the broader community, the events held at the Fine Arts Center — the January Series, the Artist Series and the Festival of Faith & Writing — are their primary engagement with Calvin College. The FAC will be remodeled to create additional practice, rehearsal, teaching and performance space and will receive upgrades to seating, lighting and acoustics as well as new wall and floor finishes. With these improvements, the Covenant Fine Arts Center will continue to welcome Calvin and the broader community for years to come.
Summer surveys in the Ecosystem Preserve
Follow two students as they trek through Calvin's Ecosystem Preserve, clearing trails, measuring trees and looking for the beautiful indigo bunting. Jodi Unema and Josh Garone are the summer's preserve stewards conducting an annual breeding bird survey and identifying and measuring the trees of the central five acres of the preserve woodlot.
William Spoelhof Lifetime Achievement Award
On Wednesday, June 10, director of foundation relations Lois Konyndyk became the eighth staff member in Calvin College history to be honored with the William Spoelhof Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award, named for former Calvin College president Dr. William Spoelhof, annually recognizes one staff member who best exemplifies the qualities of dedication, service and performance that marked Dr. Spoelhof’s lifelong affiliation with Calvin.
Calvin Knights Shootout
Calvin will play host to a boys high school basketball team camp, the Calvin Knights Schootout, later this month. The three-day team camp, which will include a team tournament, will take place June 25 through 27 and will involve 12 high school varsity boys basketball teams, seven from the state of Michigan and five from outside the state. The public is invited to attend; complete camp and tournament schedule can be found here.
(106) South Division Gallery
From June 26 - July 24, the Calvin College Department of Art and Art History presents "Interfluent," an exhibition by Taylor Greenfield at the (106) South Division Gallery.
John Calvin's 500th birthday celebration
2009 is the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birthday. Celebrations of the event will take place around campus and around the world all year long. You might want to mark your calendar for John Calvin's birthday party on July 10 when the Calvin community will join for the annual campus event marking John Calvin's birth.
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