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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: March 20, 2012

This week, Calvin students are serving and learning on their break. Sports teams are traveling and competing. Follow the Orchestra to Florida on Facebook.

Residence halls reopen at noon on Sunday, March 25; students may contact their resident director for special circumstances. Classes resume at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 26.

Carissa Verkaik goes up for a point

News and Stories

Junior Carissa Verkaik has been named a DIII All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and has been named one of two finalists for the WBCA Division III Player of the Year Award.

Senior T.J. Fenske wrote about his hometown of Dexter, Mich., which has since been hit by a tornado, obliterating many of the landmarks he described in his journalism essay.

Emeritus English professor Henrietta Ten Harmsel died on Friday, March 16, at 90 years of age. She taught English at Calvin for 27 years and was the first woman to serve as that department's chair.

Psychology professor Blake Riek studies the motivators behind asking for forgiveness. And environmental studies professor James Skillen is no stranger to syrup.

Calvin students led the way in the 2012 Gift of Life Campus Challenge—the largest college-based organ donor drive in the nation. Calvin signed up the most people as a proportion of its student population (5.09%). Calvin’s nursing students spearheaded this year’s campaign, bringing Calvin’s eight-year total to 1,084 donor registrations.

Check the Parent Calendar for important dates

Here are the next dates coming up from the Parent Calendar:

Mar. 25: Residence halls re-open, noon
Mar. 26: Classes resume, 8 a.m.
Apr. 1: Miscellaneous charges payment due (1st of each month)
Apr. 6: Good Friday; no classes
Apr. 18:
Honors Convocation
Apr. 20: Tuition, room and board payment due
Apr. 24: Registration for fall 2012 semester begins
Apr. 24 & 25: Academic Advising; no classes
Save the date for the 28th Annual Senior Design Banquet and Projects Night on 
May 5 (more details coming soon).

If you ever have any questions, contact (616-526-6142). Thank you for reading Calvin-Parents!