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Calvin-Wire: June 15, 2013

Congratulations, Class of 2013! All Commencement highlights—social, video, links, program, photos—are found on the Commencement site. Speaking of recent graduates, be sure to read the Christianity Today article, "Calvin College's New President Talks Budget Pressures, Diversity, and the Biggest Theological Issue Today" written by Katelyn Beaty '06.

Katelyn is featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Spark magazine which is online and in mailboxes now!

News. Stories.

Two astronomy students have received space grants to continue their research on asteroid collisions and contact binary stars.

We Are Calvin: This summer, Calvin students are keeping us informed on where they are and what they're doing—from working the Google HelpDesk in Seattle to engineering a bridge in Kenya. Read about all these students on the News and Stories page.

The Gospel Choir recently returned from a tour of Guatemala. Check out photos of their trip on Facebook.


Events and activities are scheduled all year long—and throughout the world—for alumni and friends (parents, grandparents and families) to enjoy. Visit the alumni association pages to see the list which is updated regularly.

  • River City Improv in Chicago: June 29
  • Akron Aeros baseball: July 12
  • 44th Annual Golf Tournament (open to all for the first time!): September 7
  • Nursing Reunion: Keynote Speaker Carolyn Wilson '83: October 19

If you are a Calvin alum, don't forget about your reunions for 10-, 25-, 40- and 45-year (at Homecoming and Family Weekend); 50-year (at Commencement); and Heritage (during summer—coming up soon on June 21)!

Athletic excellence

For the 18th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings, finishing 15th in the nation in Division III. Calvin is one of only six schools in the country to finish in the top 25 every year that the competition has been held at the NCAA III level.

And after capturing the national title in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Nicole Michmerhuizen reflects on her running career.

Read all the top headlines from a record-breaking 2012–2013 season!

Did you know?

Every alumni donor to the Calvin Annual Fund is featured on one of our Living Legacies displays around campus. We encourage all annual fund donors to submit their dorms so we can place their names in the correct residence halls. Please e-mail

Want to find out more? Read the story of one mother-daughter duo featured on the Noordewier-VanderWerp display, and give before June 30 to see your name on next year's wall!


VERGE – the edge, rim or margin; the brink. A place where you're finally able to see everything ahead of you.

Have you checked out VERGE?


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