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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: March 12, 2013

For the seventh time in school history, the Calvin men’s basketball team is headed to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA III Tournament with a 67-58 victory over Wisconsin-Stevens Point this weekend. Calvin (26-3) will travel to top-ranked St. Thomas (28-1) next Saturday. Check the sports pages for more information about this victory, and full details about that game in Minnesota. Please cheer on the Knights if you can!

Calvin junior Nicole Michmerhuizen ran the race of her life Saturday afternoon, earning a national runner-up finish in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships, finishing .09 seconds behind the winner! Read on...

Spring break

Spring break begins on March 15 at 5 p.m. Classes resume on March 25 at 8 a.m. Here are some of the travels planned for students:

Friday, March 29 is Good Friday and no classes are scheduled that day.

Treats available anytime

Study Break Treat

Does your student need a little love from home? Consider sending them something from the Student Treat program, such as one of our "anytime treats" (Study Break, Pizza Treat, Hugs From Home). There's also a Spring Exam Treat available.

Order online anytime. You may also call Jen at (616) 526-6142, e-mail or fax (616) 526-7069. Thank you for your support of the student treat program!

Lent resources

During Lent, the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship offers a wide range of resources (devotions and meditations for the season) in preparation for Easter. All year the institute has resources to guide thoughtful worship. Also read (former college chaplain) Coop's Column: "Unswervingly Resolute."

Spring events

Calvin 5k Spring Classic and Fun Run presented by Aspen  Investment Inc.

All alumni and friends (and families, etc.) are invited to events held around the country that are planned by regional alumni networks. To see all the events, check the alumni association page.

One big event coming up on campus is the 5k Run and Walk presented by Aspen Investment Management Inc. on Saturday, April 27.  There's something for everyone on race day. Along with the 5k run/walk, there's the D&W School Challenge, Karen Muyskens Family Fun Run and the Striders Corporate Challenge, plus the need for many volunteers. Click on the link to see how you might get involved!

Chick-fil-A Leadercast

Chick-fil-A    LeaderCast

Chick-fil-A Leadercast returns to Calvin on May 10, 2013, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Simply Lead: Strengthen your leadership by simplifying your life. Mark your calendar for an energizing and educational one-day leadership event featuring world-renowned speakers including Condeleezza Rice, Mike Krzyzewski, Jack Welch, and Sanya Richards-Ross, addressing issues that most affect leaders today.

Conference fees of $95 include lunch, refreshments and conference materials. Group rates and discounts for non-profits are available. Take advantage of the early bird special and register by April 1 to receive $5 off per ticket. For more information, contact Lori Feenstra (616-526-8425). This event is sponsored by the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business.


Calvin extends its commitment to faith and learning during the summer months by offering a variety of camps for children ages four to 18! Visit the camps site to explore dozens of options for your camper. Other summer opportunities include the Entrada Scholars Program, an academic achievement program for 11th and 12th grade North American minority students; and Summer Academy, an academic immersion program for U.S. and international 10th–12th graders.

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