Homecoming & Family Weekend - join us!
Calvin's Homecoming & Family Weekend is now in the fall: October 22 & 23, 2010. With many events going on all weekend, you will easily find a reason to come back to Calvin while colors change on campus. See the complete schedule of activities that links to ticketing and reservations, if required, for everything.
Be a part of your class reunion celebration if you are a member of the 10-year, 25-year, 40-year and 45-year reunion classes. The Ecosystem Preserve will be celebrating their 25th anniversary, and did you realize it's been 40 years since The Bananer, arguably the greatest spoof issue in Calvin history? Consider attending "Peeling The Bananer: The Story Behind the Lampoon," with co-editors Steve Sieberson '70 and Luke Reinsma '70.
There are also events happening earlier in the week (Disco Bingo during dinner, anyone?); the full schedule, which includes the Covenant Fine Arts dedication on Wednesday (see below), is found here. If you have questions, please call (616) 526-6142 or e-mail email@example.com.
Alumni profile: Joel Holtrop '74
One of the special events taking place during Homecoming 2010 is a special lecture on Friday, October 22, at 8 p.m.: "Life with the National Forests: Work Worth Doing." Joel Holtrop '74, Deputy Chief for the United States Forest Service, and Jessica Holtrop '07, a former wildland fire fighter in Montana and California, will share reflections on their Forest Service experience as father and daughter, and as individuals committed to land stewardship.
Covenant Fine Arts Center dedication
Did you know that on October 20, 1966, the Fine Arts Center was dedicated on Calvin College's campus, which had only recently moved to the current Knollcrest location. This premier performance venue has been undergoing extensive renovations so that Calvin may continue to serve those who love and support the arts from both the college and the greater community. Exactly forty-four years later, with gratitude to God, we will celebrate the newly renovated and reopened Covenant Fine Arts Center (CFAC) on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.
Please join us as we celebrate this major event, which leads up to Homecoming & Family Weekend. Events that will be taking place in the CFAC are featured on the dedication event page and include participation by the English and art departments, both of which will enjoy space in the new facility. Please send event-related inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until then, you will be able to watch video tours and see live webcams from the Covenant Fine Arts Center renovation and can read more about the closing days of the former Fine Arts Center. But we hope to see you next week!
- Volleyball Falls to Hope In Three Sets at DeVos Fieldhouse
- Women’s Soccer Comes From Behind To Top Trine 3-1
- Men’s Soccer Ties Trine 1-1 - Falls Out of First Place in MIAA Standings
- Justin Ahearne Named MIAA Men’s Soccer Player of the Week
- Carly Prins Named MIAA Women’s Soccer Player of the Week
- Women’s Golf Sixth at MIAA Tournament - Doezema Sets Calvin Single-Season Scoring Record
Calvin in 24 recap
Two students, at right, re-created a masterpiece on the climbing wall for one of the 3,000-plus entries in Calvin in 24, a photographic day in the life of the college, October 6, 2010. See the gallery of images from the event, and visit the multiple Picasa galleries. Many students, faculty and staff participated, and the proof is in the thousands of photographs that seemingly captured every inch of campus and the world. You will see professors teaching, staffers staffing, students serenading, dancing, eating--plus, there are squirrels!
Anytime you want to see photos from campus, visit the Roving WebCam (RWC) photo gallery. This gallery includes photos from student photographers that wander about Calvin's campus capturing images of people, places and events that help "tell the story" of the everyday Calvin experience. (Recent galleries include one that tells the story of a Calvin in 24 day, and another captures the Cardboard Canoe Contest.) A quick link to the RWC is to click on the photo next to the daily news message on Calvin's home page and you'll arrive at the photo galleries page. There you'll find the following photo galleries, updated often: Roving WebCam, Campus Life, Sports and Alumni.
And read more on News & Stories about:
- A pair of Calvin students are charging $2 for a pair of shoes with proceeds to benefit a fund that helps students in financial crisis.
- Business communications major Sarah Orndorff learned all about "fan avidity" as a summer intern for the Cleveland Browns.
- Thanks to a 1 million NSF grant, professors from biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics and computer science are moving to the basement.