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Calvin-Parents E-Newsletter: May 21, 2013

"Graduates of 2013, may you go on to do wonderful things in His name."

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Calvin-Parents will now be on a summer schedule, but we are still here to help anytime: | 616-526-6142.


After a successful weekend of competition, these students will go on to compete in the NCAA III Track and Field Championships, May 23-25, at the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse.

Calvin has announced the 2013 recipients of its highest athletic honors: the Beré Memorial Award and the Kay Tiemersma Athletic Award.

News & Stories

The annual Chem Demos have been delighting area middle school-ers for a quarter century. Chemistry professor Larry Louters started the exhibitions 25 years ago after his daughter came home from school and asked, “What’s a molecule?” Read more about Prof. Louters and his teaching excellence.

Find out why three west Michigan women, who organized the first-annual Apraxia Awareness Walk/Bike, are giving the proceeds to Calvin.

Later this month, a series of stories called "We Are Calvin" will begin online, featuring a weekly Q&A with Calvin students explaining what they are doing over the summer around the corner and across the globe. Summer activities will include working at a high ropes course in Romania, doing HIV research on campus, and working at the Field Museum in Chicago! Check the News & Stories pages throughout the summer to read more!


Check out the latest newsletter from the career development office (and the updated website!) for information about internships, upcoming events and other career-related news. You can also follow them and their suggestions, advice and links to job search help on Facebook.  At any time during the year, you may contact the career development office by e-mailing or calling (616) 526-6485.


Parents, grandparents and family members:
You are cordially invited to participate in the 44th annual Calvin Golf Tournament, to be held on Saturday, September 7, at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club in Pierson, Mich. Sponsored by the Calvin Alumni Association, this great event features an award-winning golf course, interaction with Calvin friends, a wonderful post-golf meal (Brann's traditional pig roast) and prizes for which all golfers are eligible. Proceeds for the tournament go toward scholarships for Calvin first-year students. Please join us! The format is two-person men's teams/four-person women's teams. Want us to put you on a team ? Let us know!

See and get in on the "early bird" registration by July 15.

Summer camps

Is your child interested in music, sports, academics or nature? Check out camp opportunities at Calvin!

Student bloggers

Read about the Calvin experience from the experts—students!

There are nine student bloggers featured on the page; they give us a snapshot, with pictures and words, of their Calvin experience. And be sure to check out all the Admissions resources available online.

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