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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: May 22, 2012

Calvin's 92nd Commencement was Saturday, May 19, 2012. Events for the weekend included the 50th reunion of the Class of 1962 and presentation of this year's Distinguished Alumni Award to John Booy '74 MAT '81 and Ilga Svechs '58. Soon, videos from Commencement, such as the address to the graduates, "Whatever You Get—Get Wisdom," by Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., and photos from weekend activities will be available. See the Commencement Worship video now.

News and stories from Calvin

Okay for Now, a novel by English professor Gary Schmidt has won a Children's Choice Book Award.

A Calvin recreation science class hosted a day of happiness blowing bubbles, slip-n-sliding, yoga and other fun activities.

Byker farewell

The spring semester of 2012 will mark the completion of Gaylen and Susan Byker's 17 years of service to Calvin. During his tenure, the college has re-envisioned its core curriculum, augmented its academic programs, expanded its campus across the East Beltline, renovated old facilities and constructed new ones, hosted a major art exhibition, welcomed the President of the United States as Commencement speaker, conducted a capital campaign, established six endowed chairs and eight centers and institutes, and greatly enhanced its global presence.

A video of "The Byker Farewell: God's Grace and Gratitude" evening is now available online. On the Bykers' last day on campus, Monday, June 25, all are invited to a farewell reception at 10:00 a.m. on the Commons Lawn. Contact with any questions.

New Calvin videos!

The Calvin Annual Fund is proud to feature some very cute kids in our new video shorts. Watch your choice of the must-see clips below and view Calvin through the eyes of a child!

Support our Someday
Young Knights
Food for Thought
Noam goes to Calvin

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!

Calvin-Parents, schedule

Calvin-Parents will be published less frequently starting in June. Weekly issues of Calvin-Parents will resume again at the end of August. If you have individual questions or concerns during the summer please do not hesitate to contact the parent relations office (616-526-6142;

If your student has graduated and/or you no longer wish to receive Calvin-Parents, we will be happy to unsubscribe you. You may email us at You may also unsubscribe (or re-subscribe) at any time here.

Thank you for participating in this important communication link between the college and Calvin families. Have a blessed summer!