Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. The early church determined that the Lenten period of fasting and renewal should correspond to Christ’s fasting (Matt. 4:2), and by counting forty days back from Easter (excluding Sundays, which remain “feast” days), arrived at the Wednesday seven weeks before Easter.
After both men's and women's basketball teams lost to Hope over the weekend in MIAA tournament finals competition, the Calvin women’s basketball team has gained an at-large bid to the NCAA III Tournament. The Knights (24-4) will journey to DePere, Wisconsin, to face host St. Norbert (22-3) in a first round game Friday night, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. (CST).
Calvin will be making its 12th trip to the NCAA III Tournament, its fourth under head coach John Ross and its first since the 2006-07 season. DePere, Wisconsin, is just over an hour away from Manitowoc, Wisconsin, hometown of John Ross. Ross is a 1990 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
For the first time in the history of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a freshman has been named the Most Valuable Player in women’s basketball, Calvin forward Carissa Verkaik.
Our senior year is well under way, 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 20, we will be celebrating all of our efforts and our journey toward receiving a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the Pinning Ceremony. The Pinning Ceremony is a longstanding tradition in which all of the graduating nursing students, along with their family and friends, join together to celebrate their success in nursing school. In this ceremony, each student is traditionally and proudly “pinned” with Calvin’s own nursing pin, as a special signature of completing a baccalaureate degree in nursing and being eligible to take the state RN licensure examination.
Here are just a few resources available on Calvin's Web site that help "shape minds for intentional participation in the renewal of all things."
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.
Thank you to all the Siblings Weekend visitors that came to campus over the weekend! We hope that you enjoyed your visit.
Alumni, help us recruit students to the school you love! Talk to high school students, parents, guidance counselors, pastors—even students already admitted to Calvin. Tell your Calvin story, and let us know who you're talking to by April 15 and you have a chance to win gift cards to the campus store.
During the month of March, each student is asked to submit information about their current health insurance coverage. Students will be asked to submit this information through an online waiver system available through their KnightVision account beginning March 1st. Paper versions of the enrollment and waiver forms are available for download at http://www.calvin.edu/admin/health and may be submitted to health services anytime before April 15th.
Students will have the opportunity to enroll in or waive the KnightCare Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2010-2011 academic year. If a student chooses to waive KnightCare, they must be prepared to answer questions about their current health insurance coverage. Occasionally this insurance information is something that a college student will need to obtain from a parent or guardian.
Students who enroll in the plan and students who do not fill out a waiver form by April 15th will have the KnightCare premium posted to their miscellaneous account in June. Plan coverage begins August 15, 2010 and expires on August 15, 2011.
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For those families sending payments to Calvin via wire transfer please take note that Calvin is now banking with Chase Manhattan. Calvin will continue to keep its account open with Huntington through the spring semester but by next fall all payments should be directed to Calvin's account at Chase Manhattan. To get the current information for wiring payments to Calvin please contact the financial aid office at email@example.com or 616-526-6127.
Bookmark the Parent Calendar page to keep track of important dates throughout the year, including:Mar. 3: Last day to drop first-half semester courses; Last day to change first-half semester courses from credit to audit; Last day to request a tutor from SAS
Mar. 10: Last day to obtain refund for full semester course withdrawls/drops
Mar. 16: Tuition, room & board payment due
Mar. 19: Spring break begins 5 p.m.; residence halls close at 10 a.m. on March 20; First half semester courses end
Mar. 29: Spring break ends 8 a.m.; residence halls open at 12 noon on March 28; Second-half semester courses begin
Campus/Alumni Events Happenings
Feb. 12 - Mar. 20: Center Art Gallery exhibition: "Alumni Ceramics Competition"
Mar. 4: Noontime Series: "The State of Grand Rapids: Its Challenges and Its Future" - Mayor George Heartwell
Mar. 6 and Mar. 20: River City Improv
Mar. 11: Dr. Robert Schuller to speak
Mar. 12: Prof. Skillen in Oregon
Mar. 13: The Artist Series - James Buswell Trio
Mar. 20-28: Music Ensemble Tours in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Florida, Georgia and Michigan
Mar. 27: Elmer Yazzie at Tucson Museum of Art
Apr. 15-17: Festival of Faith & Writing
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