Family Weekend (Oct. 22-24, 2009) is only days away! The Calvin community is excited to welcome hundreds of parents and families for an enjoyable weekend on campus. Tickets are still available for many events, including both performances of the 64th annual Fall Music Festival (Friday and Saturday evenings), which highlights Calvin’s vocal and instrumental ensembles and selected student soloists. There are also tickets still available for the Family Weekend Banquet, but today (Tuesday, October 20), is the last day to order those. Please note that the Family Weekend site is the most current source of information about schedule additions, changes or updates.
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:
There is a special chapel service at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning which has been planned especially with parents and families in mind. Please join us in praise, petition and thanksgiving to God for our students and the successes and challenges of the school year so far. Other Saturday activities include a pancake breakfast, athletic events, tours, family activities, trolley tours, and more.
A new annual giving campaign challenges all—alumni, staff, faculty and friends of the college—to support Calvin students. The Every Student Challenge was designed to put a face, or, more accurately, faces, on the Calvin Annual Fund.
On Wednesday, October 21, the college will be sponsoring its third annual Seminary Fair. Representatives from 30 seminaries and divinity schools, from a wide variety of denominations and traditions, will be on campus to talk with interested students about their schools, degree programs and the path to professional ministry. These representatives are eager to talk with any students who are considering (even if tentatively) a seminary education after college. If your student has indicated an interest in seminary or a possible call to ministry, please encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity. Sponsored by the Pre-Ministry Program. Contact Matt Lundberg in the congregational and ministry studies department (616-526-7804) with any questions.
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.
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 23 & 24: Family Weekend and Reunions on campus
October 24: Prof. Janel Curry will speak in Whitinsville (Mass.) about caring for creation
October 27: Zeeland (Mich.) Winter Sports Luncheon
November 1: Grand Rapids (Mich.) Alumni Choir service
November 15: Kalamazoo (Mich.) Alumni Choir service
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 first-hand account of H1N1 from the director of health services and the Calvin's preparedness plan. Also, a new student organization at Calvin is partnering with a community in Panama to develop sustainable local businesses.
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