|Calvin-Parents - October 6, 2009 Volume 6, Number 32|
|Calvin-Parents is an e-mail newsletter that is published to keep Calvin parents informed of campus news, programs, events and other helpful information.|
|In This Issue:|
Family Weekend will be full of activities for parents to enjoy with or without your student. Consider attending the sectionals offered on Friday, October 23:
You can join the campus in daily worship as chapel is now available live on their Web site every day. The schedule for chapel is also found on that page.
Come home this fall to Calvin for a weekend full of activities, reunions and fellowship---alumni, families and friends, alike. After 57 years, Calvin College has changed its Homecoming tradition, the annual alumni celebration and reunion, from gathering in the chilly month of February to the fall when the campus is at its colorful best. We've moved most class reunions to this weekend; the classes of '00-'09, '99, '94, '89, '79, '74, '69, '64 will have special gatherings on Saturday evening. We've also added special interest reunions and stacked Friday and Saturday with many athletic, music and social events.
Unlearn Week is a week of anti-racism programs designed to challenge the many generalizations, stereotypes and assumptions that maintain racism in our society. Discussion about the Obama administration, the Asian experience and cross-racial adoption are all a part of this year's Unlearn Week. You can read a News & Stories feature about Unlearn Week and visit the Unlearn Week Web site for more information. Unlearn Week is brought to you by the Multicultural Student Development Office (MSDO).
Health services meets the unique health-related needs of Calvin students and prepares them for lifelong wellness. Read their advice and recommended actions related to influenza and vaccines on their newly redesigned Web site.
Calvin College reserves two days each semester for academic advising and the fall dates are October 27 and 28. This is a time when classes are not in session so that faculty can meet with their advisees. Feel free to check out this short video clip on academic advising from a student's perspective: http://www.vimeo.com/6591426. More information about academic advising—tips, resources, videos, and a link to their Facebook page—is found here.
Calvin is proud to offer an outstanding immersion program to US high school students who have completed ninth through 12th grades. This month-long, credited, residential program is coordinated by the office of pre-college programs. For more information go to their Web site: www.calvin.edu/go/summeracademy.
The Broene Counseling Center is again offering a pre-marital workshop to any Calvin student(s) who are planning to get married within a year or so. The workshop consists of two consecutive Saturday mornings, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be led by Randy Wolthuis, Ph.D. The workshop will address such topics as family of origin, nurturing a relationship, communication, money, conflict management, and much more. Couples will also have a chance to take a premarital inventory and, at a later date, meet with a Broene counselor to review the inventory results. This is a great thing! The cost is a mere $35 per couple. To sign up or ask questions, please call us at 616-526-6123.
The Calvin men’s golf team used home course advantage to its advantage, firing a first place and course record score of 294 strokes Monday afternoon.
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:
October 7 - 11: Homecoming 2009 on campus; Reunions
October 15: Calvin Along the Lakeshore: Muskegon (Mich.) Art Museum
October 23 & 24: Family Weekend and Reunions on campus
October 24: Prof. Janel Curry will speak in Whitinsville (Mass.) about caring for creation
October 27: Lakeshore (Mich.) Winter Sports Luncheon
Bookmark the Parent Calendar page 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 a story about how new lights on campus helps the study of astronomy, and more about elections and the God gap.
|Calvin Sports: This week's athletic events|
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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