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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: May 8, 2012

Scott Stehouwer, a 34-year veteran of the psychology department, is the students' choice for Professor of the Year.

Senior engineering students showcased their final projects last week for the 28th-annual Senior Design Banquet and Projects Night, held Saturday, May 5, 2012. Read more and watch videos here.

Larry and Qin Herzberg's new book contains the proverbs of Chinese sages and everyday folk—and a few of spurious origin.

Spring Exam Treats delivered

Yesterday, over 360 Spring Exam Treats were prepared and delivered to students with personalized messages from home. Students receiving these treats will get an e-mail notifying them of a postcard in their dorm mailbox. This postcard can be redeemed with the deskie for their drawstring sport pack filled with delicious goodies. Off-campus students have been be notified via e-mail of a central location on campus where they can pick up their treat. These treats are perishable; if you are able, please encourage your student(s) to pick up them up in a timely manner.

Thanks for your support of the Student Treat program!

Commencement reminders

Go to the Commencement site for all the up-to-date information and complete weekend schedule.

See this site for more about ordering flowers for your graduate. Bouquets can be ordered online in advance via Crescent Floral and can be picked up at the flower station near the main (south) entrance to the Van Noord Arena on Commencement Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30.

Only a few slots left for the Breakfast for Parents of Graduates on Commencement Weekend, Saturday, May 19, at 9 a.m. Order tickets online have to eat anyway! See you there.

Careers, photos

Check out the latest newsletter from the career development office for information about spring semester internships events, the post-graduate plans of a few graduating seniors, and other career-related news.

You can also follow career development's suggestions, advice and links to job search help on Facebook where you can see a photo album of Spring 2012 Interns. At any time, you may contact the career development office by e-mailing or calling (616) 526-6485.

Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning

The Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) is a Learning in Retirement Institute for retired and semi-retired persons (minimum age of 50) who live within commuting distance of Calvin. Each semester the CALL board plans courses for men and women who wish to learn from each other and from experts about subjects of intellectual and practical interests. Find out more about CALL. The academy also sponsors the CALL Summer Program which is open to non-members and are often free of charge.

Museum discount

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is pleased to offer a special $5 admission and 10% discount in the Museum Store for graduating Calvin students and their families from May 11th-25th, 2012. Please present your Calvin student ID to Guest Services or the Museum Store to receive the discount. (Discount is good for $5 admission for each person in your family/group at time of visit). Enjoy!

Housing notes

As the school year draws to a close, read important moving out information, including dates, times, procedures and more. Here is the letter for checking out of dorms (.pdf) that was sent to students. It includes information about Clean and Pack day, transitional housing and a master checklist.

Calvin Annual Fund

The Calvin Annual Fund exists to bridge a gap—the gap between students’ financial capabilities and the value of a Calvin education. In short, the Calvin Annual Fund exists to support every student every day. Need a reason to participate? We'll give you 4,000. That's how many Calvin students benefit when you support the Calvin Annual Fund. It's not about giving your share. It's about sharing your gifts.

"Like" the Calvin Annual Fund on Facebook to see photos from campus events, interesting links and profiles of alumni serving around the corner and across the globe.

Parent Calendar

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

May 9: Last day of spring semester; classes end 10 p.m.
May 10: Reading Recess (no classes)
May 11: Exams begin, 9 a.m.
May 16: Exams end, 10 p.m.
May 17: Residence halls close, 10 a.m.
May 17: Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 8 p.m. Go here [] to purchase a nursing pin for your son, daughter or grandchild.
May 17: Social Work Commissioning Ceremony, 8 p.m.
May 18:
Teacher Commissioning Ceremony, 7 p.m.
May 18-19:Commencement weekend

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