The Calvin men's soccer team is headed to the Final Four this weekend (December 4 & 5) for the first time in school history. The Knights (17-4-3) will face Dominican University of Illinois (19-1-3) in Friday’s second semifinal game at 8:30 p.m. (EST). Defending national champion Messiah (22-1-0) will face Williams (16-2-3) in Friday’s first semifinal at 6:00 p.m. (EST). Friday’s winners will play in the national championship final on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. (EST). All of the action will take place at Blossom Soccer Stadium. You can watch the game via live video broadcast. See the sports Web site for complete details and a link to an interview with men's soccer coach Chris Hughes.
We plan to hold a flu clinic on Thursday, December 3, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Lobby. We hope to have both seasonal influenza vaccine and H1N1 influenza vaccine. The cost for the seasonal flu vaccine is $20. The H1N1 vaccine is free.
The end of the semester is just over a month away, and the next student treat offered will help your student get through exams. The Winter Exam Treat features a reusable storage box filled with tasty goodies and supplies. The order deadline is Wednesday, December 2; the treat will be delivered to on-campus students on Tuesday, December 8. (This treat is included in the "Year of Treats" packages. Parents, please remember that these treats are delivered to the residence hall reception desk and not to the dorm room. Students need to retrieve the treat card from their dorm mailbox and pick up their treat from their dorm reception desk).
The Prince Conference Center (PCC) at Calvin, with 69 guests rooms and suites, features deluxe hotel accommodations for Calvin parents and guests, including a free continental breakfast. The PCC also provides facilities and service for conferences, meetings, wedding receptions, and other special events. Calvin parents receive a special rate on guest rooms; be sure to identify yourself as a Calvin parent when making a room reservation and checking in. Also during the holiday season the PCC is providing a special holiday rate from now until January 15, 2010. A king suite is $80 plus tax; a double queen/single king room is $70 plus tax. Be sure to mention the holiday rate when making a reservation (866-526-7200).
Come to Christmas at the Campus Store, the annual sale organized by the Grand Rapids Chapter of the Calvin Alumni Association. Proceeds from each purchase fund scholarships for local Calvin-bound high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding Christian character and service. Since 1991, the chapter has funded over 150 scholarships with nearly $250,000 from local alumni. Highlights
• Complimentary gift bagging
• Festive refreshments
• 15% off all books (except textbooks)
• 15% off Christmas ornaments
• 15% off sweatshirts, scarves and winter hats
• 25% off stuffed animals
• Specials on Dutch treats from Peters Imports
• Book signings: 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Gary Schmidt - Trouble and Wednesday Wars and Rebecca DeYoung - Glittering Vices
12 p.m.–2 p.m. Caryn Rivadeneira - Mama’s Got a Fake I.D. and William VandeKopple - The Release
The President's Report 2009, "No Greater Task: Hearts and Minds Renewing God's World," is a summary of the past school year on campus and a report on the financial situation of the college. This report, available online, includes a Year in Review that covers events from the discovery of a time capsule found at the site of the new Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex in July 2008, to the speech pathology and audiology program introducing a new master’s degree, only the third in Calvin’s 133-year history, in June 2009.
The Calvin Alumni Association offers eight $1200 Service Scholarships to students who have been active in volunteer work on and off campus where payment for services has been minimal or non-existent and no course credit has been earned. Current sophomores and juniors with minimum 2.5 GPA are encouraged to apply. Applications and references are due on Tuesday, January 12. Complete award description and application form are available. You may also contact the alumni office directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bookmark the 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:
Parent Calendar page to keep track of important dates throughout the year, including:
Dec. 1: Miscellaneous charges payment due (1st of each month)
Dec. 11: Classes end 10 p.m.
Dec. 12: Reading Recess
Dec. 14: Exams begin 9 a.m.
Dec. 18: Exams end & Christmas break begins 10 p.m.
Dec. 19: On-campus housing closes at 10 a.m.
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