Dear Calvin Community,
Calvin will host Hope at home on tomorrow, January 6, 2010. The Van Andel Arena will be hosting classic rivalry action with the JV team game starting at 5 p.m. and varsity at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this game are still available online or at the box office (remember the temporary location in the Spoelhof College Center). This game will be shown on WGVU-TV with live audio and video available on "The Rivalry" Web site.
Interim 2010 will officially begin tomorrow, and while the majority of students are taking a class that keeps them on campus or in the area, many students have already left, or soon will depart, for their Interim experience off-campus. If you have a son and/or daughter studying abroad for January, you can bookmark the off-campus programs site and there read about all the off- campus offerings for this Interim term. You can start reading one of the Interim blogs, this one from Calvin's senior writer Myrna Anderson. She is traveling to Cambodia with one of two groups that will be studying there.
"Pizza and a Movie" is one of the more popular student treats and this year was included in the Year of Treats package. Did you know that "Pizza and a Movie" is also an "anytime" treat and can be ordered for delivery to your Calvin student . . . anytime! This treat would make a fun surprise for your student during Interim or might be ideal for those snowy, cold days. "Pizza and a Movie" ($25) features a coupon for a large, two-item pizza which can be redeemed at your student's convenience for free delivery, pick-up or dine-in. The treat also includes a Blockbuster gift card and a bag of microwavable popcorn. Find out more about the Student Treats program.
The Calvin Symposium on Worship will be held January 28 - 30, 2010, and is an annual worship conference on the campus of Calvin College & Calvin Theological Seminary. At this event, worshipers and worship leaders from around the world gather for a time of fellowship, worship, and learning together. Morning and evening worship services are held in Calvin's Van Noord Arena (PLEASE NOTE CORRECTION) and are free and open to the public (no registration needed). There are also ten in-depth seminars on Thursday and over 70 workshops each day on Friday and Saturday, offered by more than 80 presenters. You can find out more and register on the Symposium Web site.
The Summer Academy is a taste of real life at Calvin for 9th through 12th graders. This program is ideal for students looking for an early or pre-college experience that will test and improve their academic readiness for post-high school studies. Students receive college credit and experience campus life while enjoying Calvin's distinctively Christian learning and living environment. Check out The Summer Academy Web site.
The city of Grand Rapids has a long-standing ordinance on its books which prohibits more than four unrelated people from living in one house. This past fall, often times as a result of complaints from neighborhood associations, some Calvin students who had more than four living in a house found themselves on the receiving end of eviction notices. There have been several forums on campus this fall to discuss this issue, and recently student life sent a letter to all students reminding them of their responsibilities if they choose to live off campus.
Commencement will be celebrated on May 22, 2010, and that weekend will be filled with a variety of activities for graduates and their families. For a basic outline of the weekend's activities, information about Commencement tickets, and a pre-graduation checklist for seniors, see the Commencement Web site.
For over twenty years The January Series has been the leading lecture/cultural arts series in the country. The diversity of presenters and topics has changed as the world of ideas has changed. No issue of importance to a great Christian liberal arts college founded on Reformed, biblical principles has been too controversial or too hot to handle. Why? Because at Calvin we have been taught to think with discernment and thoughtful skepticism. We know this is God's creation and each of us is created in His image so it follows we need to engage that world, learn about it, from it and in some cases confront it.
Bookmark the alumni events calendar to keep track of important dates throughout the year, to which you are warmly invited, as a parent, alumni and/or friend of the college. More information is found there for each of the following events:
Parent Calendar page to keep track of important dates throughout the year, including:
Jan. 5: Tuition, room and board payment due; on-campus housing opens 10 a.m.
Jan. 6: Interim term begins 8 a.m.
Jan. 18: Last day to drop interim courses; last day to change interim courses from credit to audit
Jan 26: Interim ends 5 p.m. (Travel Advice)
Campus Events: You Are Invited!
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