The Parent Council is a representative group of Calvin parents who meet on campus twice annually, foster constructive dialogue between the college and parents, serve as ambassadors for the college, and faithfully support Calvin's mission. Parent Council meetings are held on campus in conjunction with two parent/family events: Family Weekend (October) and Siblings Weekend, which is this weekend, February 27-March 1. If you are interested to be a part of this group, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following a weekend when the Board of Trustees met on campus to decide on the budget for next year, please read an open letter from President Byker to the Calvin community with an update on the financial situation for Calvin College.
Please join us for our next Calvin Around Town at the Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts in Downtown Muskegon on Thursday, March 5, 2009. The evening's highlights include a hors d'oeuvre reception, tours of the historic theater, and admission to the Calvin College Orchestra’s annual Concerto Concert under the baton of conductor Robert Nordling. You can register for the event ($10) on the Calvin Around Town secure registration site.
Is your senior student graduating in May? Encourage your graduate to visit the career development office for help in planning an intentional, focused job search. To help prepare students for their search, or for use in your own, check out Aunt Bonnie's Career Catapult for practical advice to help with job search momentum. You are also able to explore career profiles of real people in real careers. You and your student can also check out the Career Links site which features a variety of sites with hiring and job information.
Our senior year is well underway, and as many of you may have heard, we are keeping very busy! While we still have much work ahead of us, it is exciting to think that come May 21, we will be celebrating all of our efforts and our journey toward receiving a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the Pinning Ceremony. This ceremony is a long-standing tradition in which all of the graduating nursing students, along with their family and friends, join to celebrate their success in nursing school. In this ceremony, each student is traditionally and proudly “pinned” with Calvin’s nursing pin, as a special signature of completing a baccalaureate degree in nursing and being eligible to take the state RN licensure examination.
Thinking ahead to graduation, perhaps you would like to consider purchasing a nursing pin for your son, daughter or grandchild. Information about cost and ordering this pin can be found at www.terryberry.net (use "security id: 36095" and "password: Nurse"). While your child/grandchild would not receive the pin until the Pinning Ceremony, this could be a special gift and keepsake for them, as many nurses continue to wear this pin throughout their career. You can find out additional information about the Pinning Ceremony on the nursing department site.
The Pinning Ceremony is a special and proud moment for each nursing student. Although your presence and support is the most important, please consider sharing in this special day with the gift of a Calvin nursing pin. We are looking forward to seeing you and celebrating with you in May!
Sincerely, the Nursing Pinning Committee, Nursing Class of 2009.
For only $10 you can purchase the 2008-2009 edition of the PRISM, Calvin's yearbook! This full-color book has over 180 pages filled with photographs and articles about students' lives and experiences at Calvin throughout this school year. PRISM will feature sports, student organizations, service-learning, faith, residence halls, and student life-- this is a fantastic way to get a peek into your student's life at college! Read more about the history of the Prism from a recent story in the alumni magazine, Spark.
Inner Compass is a television interview show that explores how people make their decisions about ethical, religious, and social justice issues. Guests include authors, activists, religious leaders, and engaging thinkers from around the world. Inner Compass broadcasts on 53 stations around the United States, including WGVU in West Michigan. Viewers and programmers around the country can see the national selection of episodes here.
Calvin provides a variety of summer youth camps and educational programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Included among these programs are: athletic, chemistry and foreign language camps, Knollcrest Music Camp, a Wetlands & Woodlands Camp (as seen at left), A.C.E. camps (Academic Camps of Excellence), and other youth programs including the popular S.T.E.P. (Striving Toward Educational Possibilities) program. Visit Summer Programs for program and registration information.
If you are confused about your financial aid applications, deadlines and requirements, visit the scholarship and financial aid site where you can get forms, read answers to frequently asked questions and find contact information. If you need to contact that office now, email email@example.com or call 800-688-0122 (616-526-6134 for local or international calls).
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:
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|Be sure to bookmark the Parent Calendar page (which also links to other campus calendars for sporting events, music department concerts and student activities office concerts) to keep track of important dates throughout the year, including:
News & Stories from campus
Check out a wealth of great stories on the News & Stories site, including the story about a documentary made by a professor and his students in Ecuador which was recently broadcast on public television and videos from the recent Dorm Knight held for students in conjunction with Homecoming.
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For information about athletic events visit the redesigned Sports Information Web site. Need Calvin sports results fast? Call the Calvin sports hotline at 616-526-6522 for current sports updates. You can also sign up for the Calvin Sports-Report, a free e-mail bulletin notifying Calvin sports fans of current sports news.
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