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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: April 15, 2014

Since the good news of Easter can hardly be contained in a single day’s celebration, Easter is the first of fifty days of Eastertide, the “Great Fifty Days” that lead to Pentecost. This season is designed for extended celebration, for exploring the ramifications of Easter for the redemption of all creation, and for joyful Christian living. Read more from the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship.

There are no classes on Good Friday (April 18) or Easter Monday (April 21). Campus is closed on Good Friday but will be open on Easter Monday. We wish you a blessed Easter!

Events for all

We hope to see you at an event soon! Parents and families are always invited to alumni and friends events around the country all year long. Now's the time to sign up for the Calvin 5k Spring Classic---to run, walk or volunteer---on April 26. Join a social hour in D.C. on April 30, Alumni Choir concerts on May 9 & 10, and baseball events around the country this summer, too!

Treats available anytime

Does your student need a little love from home? Maybe your son or daughter is not able to come home for Easter? Let them know you are thinking of them by sending them one of our "anytime treats" from the Student Treats options, such as a Study Break, Pizza Treat or Hugs From Home. All our treats have the option to include a personalized note from you! Please note that campus is closed Friday, April 18 (Good Friday), and open again on April 21 (Easter Monday).

Order online anytime. You may also call Jen at (616) 526-6142, email or fax (616) 526-7069. Thank you for your support of the student treat program!

Student events

Music recitals and ensemble events happen all year long (see all music events), but there are many more as we near the end of the school year. Here are the final ensemble concerts for this school year (with more information here):

April 25: Campus Choir
April 27: Oratorio - Lessons & Music at Easter
May 3: Calvin Orchestra
May 3: Women's Chorale
May 4: Capella
May 7: Symphonic Band
May 9: Wind Ensemble
May 10: Alumni Choir
May 11: Gospel Choir

Also, the Calvin Theatre Company spring production, A Midsummer Night's Dream, has a few more performances this month. It's 1968...and all you need is love!

Honors Convocation next week; Commencement

As we look ahead to Commencement...

Honors Convocation is April 23 at 7:30 p.m. You will be able to watch that ceremony on Calvin's Livestream feed. Many campus events are found there:

Parents of graduates are invited to a breakfast on Commencement morning, Saturday, May 24. And not just for parents, this breakfast might be of interest to grandparents and features guest speaker Michelle Lloyd-Paige, parent, professor and pastor. Find out more and get tickets ($15) today.

Awards Knight

The Calvin C Club welcomes student-athletes, coaches and fans of the Knights to celebration of Calvin athletics on Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m. There will be desserts and refreshments, trophy displays, a "Year in Review" video and the presentation of 13 student awards, culminating in the Tiemersma and Beré Awards for female and male athlete of the year. And, this year, C Club will be giving the inaugural Knight of Distinction Award to an alumni athlete. Don't miss this!

Registration for current Calvin student-athletes is available through their coaches, and registration for all others is available online now! Cost is just $10 ($5 for current students and C Club members; FREE for ages 17 & under). Find out more »

Career help

Graduation is a major accomplishment for your student, but it’s also a major life change. The career development office is here to help with the transition!  Career counselors are available to guide your son or daughter through the job search process, assist with resumes and cover letters, refine interview skills, and more.  Students can contact (or stop by) the career development office (372 Hekman Library) to set up an appointment. Follow the career development office on Facebook. | (616) 526-6485

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