It's been a long winter. Why not send your student a special treat next week?
ReGathering 2010 on February 3 is our chance to meet as a community to begin the second semester. We welcome back students and faculty who have traveled and studied abroad and we ask God's blessing on the academic work of the semester ahead. Our speaker for ReGathering is Mike Mantel, director of Living Water International, Calvin alum and Calvin parent.
Calvin professors just back from interim trips to Cambodia, Belize and Costa Rica will be among the presenters at the "Water: Scarcity or Abundance?" forum on February 3-4 on issues related to water. David Dornbos and Leonard DeRooy, who led an interim to Cambodia, will join colleagues Dave Warners, Ryan Walter Rooks and Glenn Remelts from 9-9:50 a.m. on February 4 for a session on water use around the world, one of 14 events that day with water as the topic. Other sessions will be on water use at Calvin, climate change and water, water and religions and even water, the Great Lakes and Asian carp. The forum kicks off on February 3 with Calvin's annual ReGathering 2010 event to begin second semester. That day also will see the presentation of a film on water called Flow. Presenters at the two-day event will include Calvin professors and students as well as local business owners and elected officials.
The Festival of Faith & Writing (FFW) will take place at Calvin from April 15 to 17, 2010. Presenters will include Eugene Peterson, Mary Karr, Wally Lamb, Kate DiCamillo, Richard Rodriguez, Stephanie Kallos, Parker Palmer, Luci Shaw, and Stephen Carter, among many others. For a complete list of presenter and the schedule of events, visit the FFW site. Online registration is available at http://ffwreg.calvin.edu/. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if we can assist you with your registration in any way. Please note that there are scholarships offered by the Calvin Alumni Associaton for recent alumni.
Are you the parent of a junior or sophomore student? Did you know that many employers expect students to complete at least one internship by the time they graduate? Internships give students the opportunity to explore a specific career field of interest and obtain experience that will enhance a resume and improve skills. If your son or daughter is looking for an internship for the summer or next fall, encourage them to visit the career development office. Staff members are available to assist students in search of an internship, create a resume, and practice interviewing skills. Students can call 616-526-6485 or stop by the career development office (372 Hekman Library) to set up an appointment. More resources are also available on our site: www.calvin.edu/career, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/calvin.career.development.
Mark your calendar for the Siblings Weekend on February 26-28, which provides your Calvin student an opportunity to share the Calvin experience with a younger sibling, cousin, family friend, etc. The cost is $22 per guest, which includes meals in the dining halls and admission to a number of fun activities and events planned for Siblings Weekend. For additional information, visit the Siblings Weekend site which is the only way to register and pay.
The Summer Academy is a real life "Calvin try-on" for ninth through 12th graders looking for an early or pre-college experience that will test and improve their academic readiness for post-high school studies. Real college credit, real campus life---all in Calvin's distinctively Christian learning and living environment. See all the pre-college programs that are offered, such as ACE International, Entrada Scholars Program, and Pathways to Possibilities to name a few.
There's more to Commencement than just a cap and gown. Senior Salute, February 16 & 17, 2010, will have all the necessary information regarding Commencement available at one time and in one place for graduating students.
Parent Calendar page to keep track of important dates throughout the year, including:
Feb. 3: ReGathering: Opening Convocation (9:50-10:50 a.m.)
Feb. 5: Last day to add full and first-half semester courses
Feb. 26-28: Siblings Weekend
Mar. 1: U.S. Financial Aid application due (returning students); Calvin named scholarship applications due, most department scholarships are also due; miscellaneous charges payment due (1st of each month)
Jan. 6 - Feb. 6: Center Art Gallery exhibition: "Sanctuary: Hallowed Space, Holy Place"
Feb. 6: English prof. Gary Schmidt in San Diego
Feb. 6 & 20: River City Improv
Feb. 8-13: uKnight week
Feb. 26 & 27: Alumni Choir in Cincinnati
You may want to 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.
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