Join President Byker and other Calvin guests for a special Commencement weekend event, the Breakfast for Parents of Graduates, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., on Commencement morning in the Prince Conference Center. The keynote speaker is professor of communication arts and sciences Judith Vander Woude, recipient of the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teacher in 2008.
Be sure to visit the recently redesigned Faith site to see how faith animates our scholarship, our worship, our athletics, our music and our lives at Calvin. We invite you to join us in exploring this passion through worship, discipleship, prayer, learning, service and the mutual caring that is part of this community. On that site you can read more about "What We Believe, or watch daily chapels or the LOFT service, both of which are streamed live. Also, you can read current prayer requests or link to sermon archives on prayer from Chaplain Mary Hulst.
Senior Design Projects Night is the perfect time for friends, family, and the public to come together to see what Calvin's engineering students have been working on all year! The 26th Annual Senior Design Banquet and Projects Night will be Saturday, May 8, 2010.
For the first time since 1982, the Calvin women’s tennis team has captured an MIAA championship. The Knights clinched the outright league crown with a 9-0 win at Alma Monday afternoon. The Knights finish the MIAA regular season 8-0, marking just the second time in school history that the Knights swept through the league dual match schedule unbeaten. You can read more about NCAA III qualifying performances for track and field athletes from this past weekend.
To make your Commencement celebration as simple and enjoyable as possible, the Campus Store and a number of partnering businesses offer special memorabilia and gifts (photos, flowers, Prism yearbooks, rings, nursing pins...) for Calvin graduates and their parents. Visit the Commencement gifts page for more information about all that is offered.
Help your hard-working student jump-start spring exams with confidence. The Spring Exam Treat ($20) features a reusable tote box filled with study snacks and treats (popcorn, candy, granola bars, etc.). The order deadline for this treat is Tuesday, May 4; the treat will be delivered to students on Monday, May 10. Remember that you can also surprise your student with the popular "Pizza and a Movie" treat, which can be ordered anytime and often! This treat features a certificate for a large two-topping pizza, a bag of popcorn, and a Blockbuster® gift card.
Each spring, returning students are asked to submit information about their current health insurance coverage through an online waiver system available through their KnightVision account. This information must be received by April 15, 2010. Please check with your student to make sure he or she has submitted their health insurance information if they do not wish to be enrolled in the KnightCare student health insurance plan for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Insurance information can be obtained one of three ways:
1. Your student can log-in at http://knightvision.calvin.edu/go/knightcare and complete an enrollment or waiver form online.
2. 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.
3. A photocopy of the front and back of a current health insurance card can be e-mailed (firstname.lastname@example.org) or faxed (616-526-6548) to health services.
Students who enroll in the student health insurance 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.
For additional information about student health insurance, students and parents can visit the health services Web site at http://www.calvin.edu/admin/health
For questions or concerns, please contact:
Kelly Moore or Jamie Klop
The Hope College men's tennis coach has initiated a t-shirt fundraiser to help offset the cost of therapy for Matthew De Vlieger. The shirts are royal blue and will be worn by all seven teams in the MIAA conference the opening day of the tennis tournament on Friday. Calvin, Hope, Kalamazoo, Albion, Adrian, Trine, and Alma will be wearing these shirts instead of the team jerseys that are normally worn. This will serve as a tremendous motivation to Matt as he continues his therapy in Miami.
Bookmark the Parent Calendar page to keep track of important dates throughout the year, including:Apr. 20: Tuition, room & board payment due
Apr. 21: Honors Convocation 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 27-28: Academic Advising (no classes scheduled)
Apr. 29: Registration for Fall 2010 begins
Apr. 30: Last day to drop second-half semester courses; last day to change second-half semester courses from credit to audit
In Other News
News & Stories from campus
Check out a wealth of great stories on the News & Stories site, including a story about a fast-growing sport on campus, lacrosse. Also, professor Henk Aay has earned a Fulbright to study documentaries about the Netherlands in the Netherlands.
College Events: You Are Invited!
Apr. 30 - May 8: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition in the Center Art Gallery (Reception April 30, 6 - 8 p.m.)
May 1: River City Improv performing at Ladies Literary Club in Grand Rapids, Mich.
May 2: Calvin Alumni Choir at Basilica of St. Adalbert in Grand Rapids, Mich.
May 7 & 8: Capella with Grand Rapids Symphony and Symphony Chorus in Grand Rapids, Mich.
May 8: Engineering Senior Design Projects and Banquet
May 8: Calvin Orchestra concert
May 13-22: Bachelor of Arts Exhibition in the Center Art Gallery (Reception May 21, 6 - 8 p.m.)
May 20: Commencement
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