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Calvin-Wire: May 15, 2013

Calvin celebrates Commencement this Saturday, May 18. Some highlights for the weekend: The first class of masters students from the Speech Pathology program will graduate (and read more about the program's clinic below); Members of the 50-year class reunion for 1963 will be present; Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented to Dr. James VanderKam '68 BD'71, Ms. Kathy Bosscher '68, and Rev. Mike '76 MDiv'84 and Mrs. Ardy Engbers '76 Meekhof.

News

The annual Chem Demos have been delighting area middle school-ers for a quarter century. Chenistry professor Larry Louters started the exhibitions 25 years ago after his daughter came home from school and asked, “What’s a molecule?” Read more about Prof. Louters and his teaching excellence.

Andrew Vanden Heuvel ’04 is the first non-Google employee to get his hands on the company’s new prototype for a wearable computer, Google Glass.

2013 Media Showcase: The roster is long and the subjects—a local dairy, a bike accident, the Galapagos—are varied at the bi-annual media production event.

Peggy Goetz is studying how people with communications disorders re-integrate into their churches.

Watch for...

Later this month, a series of stories called "We Are Calvin" will begin online, featuring a weekly Q&A with Calvin students explaining what they are doing over the summer around the corner and across the globe. Summer activities will include working at a high ropes course in Romania, doing HIV research on campus, and working at the Field Museum in Chicago! Check the News & Stories pages throughout the summer to read more!

Sports records

Calvin set an MIAA record by capturing its 12th league championship during the 2012-13 academic year, and won the MIAA Commissioner's Cup by 2 points over Hope College.

The first C Club Awards Knight recently recognized student athletes for their outstanding efforts. For biographical sketches of all recipients, see the C Club Awards Nominees & Bios (.pdf). For a photo gallery of the evening, see the Calvin Game Day Photo Gallery on Facebook.

Many year-end awards are coming in for spring athletes. Get caught up on all sports headlines now.

More news

Find out why three west Michigan women, who organized the first-annual Apraxia Awareness Walk/Bike, are giving the proceeds to Calvin.

Psychology professor Julie Yonker is the senior class' pick for Professor of the Year. Read more about why students love her

Students recently enjoyed a sold-out Dance Guild show. Read the Chimes story and see Dance Guild 2013 pictures.

Four Calvin engineering students recently won a disaster shelter competition. These student also presented their project at the annual Senior Projects Night Open House. See the projects and photo gallery on Facebook.

This Square Inch

Another edition of This Square Inch, a newsletter from Calvin President Michael K. Le Roy, is available now. If you'd like to be subscribed to this newsletter, which will come out 10 times per year, go to this subscription page. Be sure to "Like" him on the President Michael Le Roy Facebook fan page to see what else he's up to or follow him on Twitter (click on the photo).

What is CALL?

Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) was established in 1996 as a partnership between Calvin and local seniors. Our program continues to grow, increasing from its original 230 participants to over 1,600 members today. CALL serves people who are 50 years of age and older, and offers a diverse program of classes, lectures and concerts, and day and overnight trips and activities to enrich its members on their lifelong spiritual, intellectual, cultural and social journeys.

Find out more about CALL. The academy also sponsors the CALL summer program which is open to non-members and are often free of charge.

Calvin Energy Recover Fund

Are you interested in saving Calvin money and energy? Then go green with us this spring by joining the efforts of the Calvin Energy Recovery Fund (CERF). CERF is a revolving fund used to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions on campus. The energy savings from CERF projects are routed back into the fund for five years after project payoff—thereby growing the fund to support future projects. Learn more about CERF, propose a project or make a gift today at www.calvin.edu/go/cerf.

Student bloggers

Read about the Calvin experience from the experts—students!

There are nine student bloggers featured on the calvinblogs.com page; they give us a snapshot, with pictures and words, of their Calvin experience. And be sure to check out all the Admissions resources available online.

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