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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: March 22, 2011

student service-learners

Spring service

More than 120 Calvin students will be serving in ten different states during spring break (read the full story). Kyle Schaap, Spring Break Student Coordinator, will be writing a blog about these trips after they return.  Look on the Service-Learning page for that next week.

Gospel Choir

Gospel Choir tour

The Gospel Choir is on tour in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Ohio, March 20-27, 2011. Their prayer for the trip: "that we bring glory to God and share His goodness with those we meet along the way.The choir roll call is Psalm 24---each person says their part.

See pictures on the Music Department Facebook page.


Sports trips

See the schedules for the following teams that are traveling south for break:

For all the news, check the sports site for all the latest news from competition.



Coop on the move

Former college chaplain Dale Cooper and his wife Marcia will represent Calvin in Idaho, Montana, Washington and Alberta from March 24 through April 13, 2011. Check the church and community relations site for information and updates about their trip and other links.

Read the most recent column that he writes for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, "He Ascended to Heaven," on the ascension of Christ. 



News & Stories

Celebrating 400th anniversary of the King James Bible

A number of departments and institutes have put together a quartet of events in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible.

Read more news and stories.


5K Spring Classic

Campus race

Register now for the 21st Annual 5k Spring Classic and Karen Muyskens Fun Run.  The race will be held on campus on Saturday, April 30.  The Grand Rapids and Lakeshore chapters of the Calvin Alumni Association host this annual event to help fund scholarships for incoming students.  Register online (with SignMeUp) now!

If you are part of a business, check out our Corporate Challenge!


Check the Parent Calendar for important dates

March 27: Residence halls open at noon
March 28: Classes resume 8 a.m.
April 1: Miscellaneous charges payment due (1st of each month)
April 7-9: Festival of Faith and Music
April 7-9, 14-16: Calvin Theatre Company, "Hamlet"
April 20: Tuition, room & board payment due; Honors Convocation
April 22: Good Friday; no classes
April 26: Registration for Fall 2010 begins
April 26-27: Academic Advising (no classes scheduled)
April 30: Calvin 5k Spring Classic & Karen Muyskens Family Fun Run
April 30: Calvin Oratorio Society, "Gloria in Excelsis Deo"
May 21: Commencement