Family Weekend will be full of activities for parents to enjoy with or without your student. Consider attending the sectionals, the chaplain commissioning service, or the concert with Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers on Friday. You can also visit classes that are open for visitors on Friday. The schedule of open classes and the entire schedule---with updates and changes---is available on the Family Weekend site. Don't forget about the special chapel service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, planned especially with parents and families in mind.
The Student Treats program sends treats and goodies to students for a birthday, special event or as an "anytime" surprise to remind your student of your love and support. The next deadline is for the Popcorn Treat on October 27. The Popcorn Treat features three bags of deluxe flavored popcorn—caramel, cheese, and butter—delivered in a reusable Calvin shopping bag. Anyone can order individual treats or "A Year of Treats" which saves time and money. Find out more on the Student Treats site.
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.
Between now and June 30, 2010, multiply your gift to Calvin through the Every Student Challenge. In this challenge, every gift—big or small—counts. Together, our gifts throughout this fiscal year can secure an additional $100,000 challenge grant.
What's the catch? The college must receive one new or upgraded gift to the annual fund for each Calvin student enrolled during the 2009-10 school year. So whether you give $10 or $10,000, your gift to Calvin will help us meet our challenge goal—and provide a more affordable education for all Calvin students.
We know that many Calvin parents are in a position to recommend Calvin to a prospective student and/or parent. We value and encourage your efforts to help us identify prospective students who are a good "match" with Calvin College. Use the student referral page to submit that information to us or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (616-526-6142).
Health services meets the unique health-related needs of Calvin students and prepares them for lifelong wellness. There are links on the main health service Web site for parents about the Calvin Knightcare insurance policy, health services, and how Calvin is prepared for the H1N1 virus.
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.
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 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 recap of ArtPrize with professor of art Lisa Van Arragon, and a photo gallery (with video!) from the ArtPrize alumni event with Rick DeVos '04.
Accounting major Megan Odegaard ditched her cubicle and set sail aboard an Alaskan fishing ship for her summer internship. Since there weren't any technological distractions, she said there was“...a lot of getting to know everybody.” She confessed to playing pranks with the other crew members and to sneaking a little exercise when she could on the helicopter pad on board.
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