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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: July 6, 2010 - Volume 7: No. 23

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Summer on campus, parent resources

It's a busy summer on campus with many conferences going on and groups visiting.  Student orientation, PASSPORT, is also going on throughout the summer, with the next session on July 15 and 16.  If you are attending PASSPORT this summer, be sure to bookmark the PASSPORT pages in case you have any questions.  If you have already attended a PASSPORT session and have general questions, contact parents@calvin.edu or call Sue in the parent relations office at 616-526-6802.

If you are already planning for your trip to campus this fall to bring your student, here is a list of residence hall amenities and other services available, along with a list of what to bring, what not to bring, safety information, storage options, etc.  And if you are wondering about computing on campus, there are links to all the information from Calvin Information Technology (CIT) on the Parents and Family resource pages.

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News from campus

A Calvin junior, Ryan Van Baren (pictured at left), is spending his summer working at the world's biggest options exchange in Chicago.

She designed Calvin's Human Performance Lab, she eats meals with her students, and she has fond memories of an oak tree named Clive.  Read more about Professor Julie Walton.

Come fall, students—some of them non-traditional—will be learning their Latin vocab via the internet.

The Calvin College Alumni Choir finished third in the community chorus division of the American Prize in Choral Performance competition—a non-profit national competition that recognizes the best choral ensembles in the U.S. 

Read more News Briefs, faculty and staff profiles, student stories and information on campus happenings on the News & Stories website.

Check the Parent Calendar for important dates

Bookmark the Parent Calendar page to keep track of important dates throughout the year, including:

September 1: Tuition, room and board payment due; residence halls open 9 a.m., QUEST (fall orientation for new students) begins
September 7: Fall semester classes begin at 8:00 a.m.; Opening Convocation 9:50-10:50 a.m.