Coming home to Calvin
Here are just a few highlights for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2011 that's coming up October 21 & 22, 2011. Register and get tickets now »
The 10-Year, 25-Year, 40-Year and 45-Year class reunions will celebrate, along with alumni from business and economics. There is a new Family Weekend Tailgate dinner on Friday night for all, many sporting events to choose from, and you will be able to watch practice for the basketball teams. If you have wanted to try the climbing wall, here's your chance, or take a tour of campus or town.
Also scheduled are improv performances, activities for siblings, the annual Cardboard Canoe Race, the Calvin Music Festival, a pancake breakfast fundraiser for music ensembles, art gallery exhibits and tours, Ecosystem Preserve activities and much more.See all the weekend activity information here.
Excellence in sports
There are a lot of exciting headlines in Calvin sports, with volleyball coach Amber Warners picking up her 300th win. Other highlights include:
Calvin has joined the MIAA in adding men's and women's varsity lacrosse beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year.
Jed Christiansen '10 qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials at the Chicago Marathon.
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News & Stories from campus
Student senate launches semester bike loans with a much larger turnout than expected.
Lecture, art notes
Also please note the call for entries for the Alumni Painting Exhibition deadline is December 1, 2011.
Do Both. Check out a new page that explores both at Calvin...faith and science, career and life, scholars and mentors, Ghana and Grand Rapids, mind and spirit.
Also, please encourage high school students to visit Calvin! Fridays at Calvin, our premiere visit program, gets high marks from hundreds of prospective students and parents each year. Calvin also offers Department Visit Days, International Student Visit Day, bus trips and more. During their visit, students meet Calvin students and faculty, sit in on classes, dig deeper into their major and participate in campus activities. For more visit options and to register, check out www.calvin.edu/visit.
Here are several alumni and friends events coming up.
- Lunch at the (MI) Capitol: October 21, 2011
- Homecoming and Family Weekend (which includes 10-, 25-, 40-, and 45-year class, and Business & Economics reunions): October 21 & 22, 2011
- Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus - Philadelphia Museum of Art: October 23, 2011
- River City Improv in Southeast Michigan: October 29, 2011
- Photography event/social with Professor Steensma Hoag: November 4
- River City Improv in Southwest Michigan: November 12, 2011
- Alumni Painting Exhibition Call for Entries deadline: December 1, 2011.
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