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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: April 23, 2013

The Parent Council meets on campus twice annually during Family Weekend (October) and Siblings Weekend (February). This group keeps the conversation going between the college and parents, and act as admissions ambassadors. At meetings, they interact with the president/vice-presidents to discuss all manner of details—from academics to administration. Members are asked to serve for two years and provide their own transportation/lodging for meetings.

Interested? E-mail with information about you/your family and why you are interested. Or just e-mail us if you have more questions. We look forward to hearing from you! (Pictured: Ray and Rose Koopman, Parent Council members, with son Ryan, sophomore)

Join us this weekend!

There are events for alumni, friends and families all over the country (see calendars at bottom) to which you are always invited!

But, if you haven't yet signed up to run, walk or volunteer for the Calvin 5k Spring Classic presented by Aspen Investment Management Inc. on April 27, there's still time. Join us this weekend!

Treats: one more week to order!

Does your student need a little love from home? Consider sending them something from the Student Treat program, such as the Study Break, Pizza, Hugs From Home, or Birthday Treat. There's also a Spring Exam Treat that will include a large Calvin laundry bag perfect for transporting belongings home for the summer—or to actually tote laundry!

Order online anytime. You may also call Jen at (616) 526-6142, e-mail or fax (616) 526-7069. The last day for ordering anything this year is next Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Thank you for your support of the student treat program!

Breakfast for Parents of Graduates

Plan on joining fellow Calvin parents and staff/administrators for the Breakfast for Parents of Graduates on Commencement Weekend, Saturday, May 18, at 9 a.m. Education professor Bob Keeley, who studies the spiritual development of young people, will be the featured speaker. He's also a parent of a 2013 graduate! Tickets ($15) are required and must be purchased in advance by May 10, 2013. Purchase tickets online now; they are selling quickly!

Read more about graduation details below.

Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation was held last week. Watch the video from that ceremony now. Congratulations to the students who graduated with honors!

Movin' out

As May approaches, read important moving out information, including dates, times and procedures.

Here is the letter for checking out of dorms (.pdf) that will be sent to students. It includes information about Clean and Pack Day, transitional housing and a master checklist.

Gifts for grads

The Campus Store and many partnering businesses offer special memorabilia for Calvin grads and their parents, including graduation flowers, photos and announcements. See complete information on the Photos and Gifts page of the Commencement site.

C Club Awards Knight

On Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the Van Noord Arena, the Calvin C Club welcomes student-athletes, coaches and fans of the Knights to an evening of celebrating Calvin athletics. There will be desserts and refreshments, trophy displays, a "Year in Review" video and the presentation of 13 awards, culminating in the Tiemersma and Beré Awards for female and male athlete of the year.

Registration for current Calvin student-athletes is available through their coaches, and registration for all others is available online now! Cost is just $10 for guests (reduced to $5 for current students and C Club members). Business attire is desired. Please RSVP by May 1! If you have event-related questions, please e-mail or call (616) 526-6507.

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